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by Bikergonebald
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Windscreen colour
Replies: 7
Views: 372

GTE Windscreen colour

a heated screen could be useful.
by Bikergonebald
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Windscreen colour
Replies: 7
Views: 372

GTE Windscreen colour

Hi All. I just enquired with Pilkington classic about a new screen for my Se6a. They replied with a price list but asked what colour it was, I assume they mean the glass tint rather than the car and presented me with a list of options and prices. Do the codes mean anything to you guys? Google brough...
by Bikergonebald
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: H3 LED fog light bulbs
Replies: 0
Views: 274

H3 LED fog light bulbs

Hi, Does anyone have experience of H3 LED foglight bulbs? I've bought an NOS set of Raydyot fog / driving lights for my Se6a, they come with black plastic covers with the Raydyot name translucent so that it's illuminated when the lights are and the covers fitted. I'm told the covers can stand the he...
by Bikergonebald
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Steering wheel paint colour
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Steering wheel paint colour

Hi,
My steering wheel had been brush painted black so I’ve stripped it all off. Should it be black or a slightly off black colour?
Gloss?
Satin?
Matt?

Thanks
by Bikergonebald
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Multi switch (Head/dip lights, indicator, horn)
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Multi switch (Head/dip lights, indicator, horn)

Doh! I had already attacked it before you replied and stripped the whole lot, finally determining myself that the end must come off and it did. Looking on the bright side the entire unit has been stripped, contacts cleaned, regressed and the broken steering column clamp repaired. I’ve also started p...
by Bikergonebald
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Multi switch (Head/dip lights, indicator, horn)
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Multi switch (Head/dip lights, indicator, horn)

From taking these apart does anyone know if the horn switch is at the steering column end or in the stalk?

My car has started sounding the horn by itself.
by Bikergonebald
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Binding brakes this time.

I found the problem with the servo not working, when I put the key in that holds the input shaft I'd missed the retaining slot in the shaft so it was in the wrong place and didn't press on the rubber seal. With that corrected the servo is working fine (although I did use a thinner silicone based gre...
by Bikergonebald
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Binding brakes this time.

Hi Steve, Since studying how the servo operates I’ve been thinking that could have been part of the problem. A significant air leak on the input shaft could cause the servo to pull the brakes on but it can’t have been the only problem because the brakes would stay locked on even after the engine was...
by Bikergonebald
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Binding brakes this time.

Well I stripped the servo and after some searching got hold of a rebuild kit. Today I put it back together, quite a simple job and I had all my photos and a servo parts manual diagram. Without instructions to guide me I put a smear of red rubber grease on all of the seals as it went together. While ...
by Bikergonebald
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Binding brakes this time.

I just went for a test drive with a 5mm shim fitted, brakes worked fine and no dragging but the pedal was low. 3mm shim fitted instead and the pedal was near to where it should be and no dragging. However with the radio off I noticed a continuous hissing when I touch the brake and sometimes even aft...
by Bikergonebald
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Binding brakes this time.

I checked things last night but with everything cold and it jacked up with no wheels on. The pushrod coming out of the servo protruded by 24.7mm but the recess to the master cylinder rod was only 21.6 so I thought this could be the problem, I made up a 3mm shim which was as much as I had material fo...
by Bikergonebald
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Binding brakes this time.

Sorry rev-light, I missed your post. I don't think the servo has been changed but the previous owner has replaced the master cylinder, he said something about it being off a "rover" but was bought ready machined to fit. This is what made me look at the clearance between the two previously. If the se...
by Bikergonebald
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Binding brakes this time.

I just found this on the triumph wedge owners site https://www.triumphwedgeowners.org/uploads/3/0/4/2/3042952/s1017_-_bl_dealer_training_-_tr7_-_brakes.pdf Page 11 of 16 it shows how to adjust the push rod between the servo and master cylinder. From what I've read before the servo could be the same ...
by Bikergonebald
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Binding brakes this time.
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Binding brakes this time.

The problem has come back! After fitting the shim the problem had gone away and I was able to enjoy driving the car again but this week on a particularly hot day it came back leaving me stuck at the side of the road with smoking brakes so hot that water boiled off them. Returning after a few hours t...
by Bikergonebald
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering belt specification SE6A
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Power steering belt specification SE6A

Thanks Jim.
I had read that post but it doesn’t cover the Essex engine with a separate power steering and alternator belt. It also speculated that the ps belt would be wider than the alternator which on my car it isn’t.

I haven’t checked whether between the two all variants are covered.

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