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by chrisgallacher
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Straight Six engine mount
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Straight Six engine mount

scimjim wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:11 pm
What is the difference in height? The studs on the TR mount look long enough to add 1/2” plate under?
The mounts sit vertically i.e. in the attitude shown in the photo so it's the vertical offset between the studs and the holes which is important.
by chrisgallacher
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Straight Six rear crank seal
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Straight Six rear crank seal

As it's a two-piece (semi-circular) seal you could do half the job by removing the main bearing cap, replacing that half of the seal into the groove & refitting. But you'll never do the other half which sits in the groove underneath (so on the block side of) the crankshaft without first removing the...
by chrisgallacher
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Straight Six engine mount
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Straight Six engine mount

I need to lift the engine a bit to increase the clearance starter/chassis so getting bespoke brackets would be a good approach. I'll post a message when I get the new bits from Kevin. Philip I've just checked my notes from the time and in fact the TR6 mounts lower the engine by about 10mm compared ...
by chrisgallacher
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Straight Six engine mount
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Straight Six engine mount

It was years ago, but when I tried out remanufactured S6 engine mounts via Adrian Stapely they weren't good quality - they were very soft and pliable and I didn't trust the weight of the S6 on them especially as they rely on shear strength, not compression. I recall they were sourced from Australia....
by chrisgallacher
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Straight 6 coupe for restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Straight 6 coupe for restoration

Even as a restoration job that's a pretty lazy advert
by chrisgallacher
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing Exhaust mainfold - help
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Removing Exhaust mainfold - help

If you're taking the heads off anyway, remove them with manifolds intact and dismantle on the bench where there's plenty of access. Assuming the cast manifolds are fitted... if tubular manifolds are fitted then I don’t think it’s possible? I can on my Coupe with tubular manifolds. Does it depend on...
by chrisgallacher
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing Exhaust mainfold - help
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Removing Exhaust mainfold - help

If you're taking the heads off anyway, remove them with manifolds intact and dismantle on the bench where there's plenty of access.
by chrisgallacher
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabre/Sabra Weekend August 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Sabre/Sabra Weekend August 2018

When I were a lad - I wish..! I'm pretty sure I have a print of that picture in the history file of the car here at home. Thanks for posting, Tony! I have to say that given that was almost 20 years ago the three youngsters in the photo haven't aged that badly :) I think I remember Jacques or Jeff co...
by chrisgallacher
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabre/Sabra Weekend August 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Sabre/Sabra Weekend August 2018

Happy campers: IMGP4397.JPG IMGP4400.JPG Stop-off near Albert on the run back to Dieppe: IMGP4401.JPG Whilst I was at in the queue at Dieppe waiting for the boat to start loading a friendly chap in his mid-30s wandered over and said "Nice car! What is it, a Triumph GT6-based special?" Not a bad gues...
by chrisgallacher
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabre/Sabra Weekend August 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Sabre/Sabra Weekend August 2018

I'll echo John's comments - it was a great weekend, so thank you Jacques and Magda for pulling everything together! Mandatory line-up of cars outside the hotel on the Sat morning: 20180901_082501.jpg 20180901_082541.jpg The (only) two Sabre Six convertibles together: IMGP4359.JPG With Tony R's Sabre...
by chrisgallacher
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyres Pneus Online
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Tyres Pneus Online

To complete the picture: I ordered 4 tyres on the 15th August for delivery to my fitter. Pneus Online despatched them promptly, for some reason as two separate consignments of 2 tyres each. One package arrived a couple of days later, the other was lost by the courier and never arrived. Full tracking...
by chrisgallacher
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabre/Sabra Weekend August 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Sabre/Sabra Weekend August 2018

No-one else has started a thread, so here goes :) Car all prepped and serviced, likewise driver. Ready for an early start tomorrow morning for the short hop to Newhaven and the crossing to Dieppe, followed by a pleasant four-hour, rural, B-road drive through NE France and the WWI battlefields to nea...
by chrisgallacher
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 258
Views: 33059

GavinR's Se5a Project

Thanks for the write-ups, Gavin and Carrie! Great to hear what you've been up to this season :)
by chrisgallacher
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyres Pneus Online
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Tyres Pneus Online

Right now it's little more than a consignment taking longer than it should.

It's just that I don't have a particularly good feeling about it. Could be wrong.
by chrisgallacher
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyres Pneus Online
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Tyres Pneus Online

Has anyone any experience (good or bad) of buying tyres from this outfit? Website

Having a few difficulties at the moment. Online reviews are mixed I see.

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