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by giddo
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex rebuild gasket sealant
Replies: 14
Views: 164

V6 essex rebuild gasket sealant

No Personal knowledge or use myself but readers may find :-
http://hylomar.com/warrick/wp-content/u ... ssue-8.pdf
of interest
by giddo
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Knock from Front Suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Knock from Front Suspension

I have a very similar set of symptoms on the GTC, MoT tester asked to have serious look - could find no issue. Only herd when manoeuvring in car parks, ie lock to lock and a dab of the brakes. I had another car in the past with a fracture in the end turn of a coil spring, invisible until dismantled....
by giddo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wolfrace wheel 'flanges'
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Wolfrace wheel 'flanges'

I thought the spacers / washers / rings were there to stop hard Stainless nuts abrading to soft magnesium / aluminium wheels ?
by giddo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Middlebridge type EFI kit wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Middlebridge type EFI kit wanted

I am collecting the bits to assemble an EFI set up a la Middlebridge. I've got the engine and inlet manifold but need the rest. Got some bits from Ebay but it seems variations of this system were fitted to so many different cars with subtly different details I'm not finding the right stuff. Also can...
by giddo
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 833
Views: 96772

Look what came in the post today

Getting ready for a long hot summer. .. ... ....
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by giddo
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alloy Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Alloy Wheels

Many thanks to all the above responders.
CNHSS1 's one liner above has been implemented, the wheels are now at a metal finishing company for treatment.
I will report back next week.
by giddo
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alloy Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Alloy Wheels

After much prevarication I have finally had the 'Ministry of Defence drab olive green' paint on my car's Wolfraces chemically removed and the metal sandblasted. Elsewhere on here I read a thread describing a procedure of progressively finer wet & dry rubbing to come to a polished finish. Following t...
by giddo
Fri May 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Full 2.8 V6 EFI modification kit
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Full 2.8 V6 EFI modification kit

Hello Geert,
I have just noticed this posting, is the kit still available ? I could be interested, may we converse by PM or E-Mail?
Mike Giddens, RSSOC No 5332, mike@giddmania.org
by giddo
Fri May 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Cologne V6 Rocker Cover Gaskets - Rubber Pic added
Replies: 30
Views: 2083

Cologne V6 Rocker Cover Gaskets - Rubber Pic added

Just noticed this thread, Can I have a set please?
For reference, will they fit both 2.8 and 2.9 engines ?
by giddo
Thu May 21, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge Fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Middlebridge Fuel

Thanks to all the above replyers, Some useful info there for me.
by giddo
Tue May 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC interior lights
Replies: 69
Views: 5020

GTC interior lights

Followers of this thread may be interested to know that AJL have supplied an electronic delay unit to me which is now fitted to my 1984 GTC. The unit works well providing approx 16 seconds of interior light on following door close. Thereafter it fades to off in around 3 seconds. Previous symptoms we...
by giddo
Mon May 11, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge Fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Middlebridge Fuel

I would like to ask the Middlebridge drivers what fuel they use.
Can one use unleaded ?
Do they pink on 95 fuel ?
Does 97 grade give worthwhile or cost effective, inprovement in performance ?
Any other notable points.
by giddo
Thu May 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar mileages before lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Scimitar mileages before lockdown

I'm a relative new boy, had my GTC 2years 8 months and done in all about 12,000 miles just fun motoring. Currently running at about 5,000 a year. Holidays and fun days out. In Lockdown about 300yds a week.
by giddo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: High voltage reading
Replies: 19
Views: 1262

High voltage reading

Just a footnote here if I may, because I expect to be fitting a new alternator to my car soon. What is an A127 ? is it the plug or is it the type No of the alternator ?
by giddo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Middlebridge type Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Middlebridge type Engine

Acquired ! -- Thanks to all who replied. Source of engine and a hint as to the story on the MESS site and in slice290.

Mike

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