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by upstart8s
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Goldie the Coupe
Replies: 66
Views: 3379

Goldie the Coupe

I bought a number of larger microfibre cloths from Wilko, and they worked very well on my Mazda, which had a serious leak due to blocked-up drain holes in the cill. The advantage is that you can wring them out and use them again until the problem is resolved.
Stu
by upstart8s
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1442

Heaven and Hell

Thanks Roger, calm and order restored...
Stu
by upstart8s
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1442

Another recent job through the workshop SE6b

Yes, sorry Andy/Phil. My car is a 6a auto with, of course an Essex engine. I am sorry to have hijacked the thread, but my symptoms were identical to those described in this thread. One of my greatest achievements in life has been to bring confusion where none existed before! Roger, If you feel it is...
by upstart8s
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1442

Another recent job through the workshop SE6b

Roger Pennington wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:14 pm
upstart8s wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 pm
the reading on the gauge went rapidly up to 120 and then dropped to a steady 90
just a thought, but have you checked that the gauge actually accurately reflects the engine temp?
Yes, Roger, I bought an infra-red digital gun earlier this year and it seems to confirm temperatures, thanks.

Stu
by upstart8s
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1442

Another recent job through the workshop SE6b

Hi, I have just checked the thermostat and rebuilt things with a new pressure cap. During the drive, the reading on the gauge went rapidly up to 120 and then dropped to a steady 90. I've only done 30 miles in it this morning but things did seem OK. I will prepare for a longer journey later in the we...
by upstart8s
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 1442

Heaven and Hell 2

Andy, That sounds very much like the situation I have with my 6a auto. When I bought the car in July, the Otter switch blew out of the radiator on the drive home (after 90 miles driving). I stripped and rebuilt all the cooling including a ne Otter switch, but it would seem to pressure-up after about...
by upstart8s
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 1523

Beware the car thieves

Hi,
You've now got me that worried that I have just bought a faraday pouch off Ebay for pennies. I don't have a modern car key to worry about but I am concerned about my contactless card!
Stu
by upstart8s
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: The word on the streets of wales
Replies: 33
Views: 1872

The word on the streets of wales

Much of what I hear on the streets of Worksop is Eastern European. My local dialect is either a version of Sheffield or Mansfield, but I have difficulty with that also...
Stu
by upstart8s
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: SE5 OJH96H
Replies: 1
Views: 188

SE5 OJH96H

He seems a decent enough chap.I bought his old heads a couple of weeks ago, nothing much wrong with them. We spoke about the 5, he said he was probably going to sell it.
Stu
by upstart8s
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Seat Diaghragms

Mark, any idea what the current costs would be ? I know it's like asking how long is a piece of string, but with the age and usage of our cars, they are all likely to need them sooner or later. I have not yet checked mine, but I do use a seat cushion anyway. (please don't imagine for one minute that...
by upstart8s
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: The word on the streets of wales
Replies: 33
Views: 1872

The word on the streets of wales

OK I get that one, must be these way-out modern european languages...
Stu
by upstart8s
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wirings
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Wirings

Peter, I should have contacted you beforehand. The print has arrived and (to my eyes) the only problem on the finished print is that the symbols for the horns are a bit crude. My printshop will only take files in PSD (photoshop native) or JPEG and they convert everything else to JPEG anyway. Aren't ...
by upstart8s
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wirings
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Wirings

Peter,
I hope you don't mind, but I have just run your 6a diagram through photoshop to produce a jpeg file and ordered a 30"x20" print to compensate for my failing eyesight.
Thanks once again,
Stu
by upstart8s
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 560
Views: 59346

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

That is of course cylinder 1
Stu
by upstart8s
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 560
Views: 59346

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Does that spare bracket fit on top of of the rocker cover above cylinder 3 to hold the coolant pipe from the heater to thermostat housing? (it does on mine, whether it should or not).
Stu

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