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by David Tew
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Will's GTC disasters
Replies: 53
Views: 6116

Will's GTC disasters

For about £20 you can get a set of blind bearing pullers to screw onto the end of a slide hammer.

Invaluable even if you have access to both sides of a bearing as they give a straight pull (and you don't have to raid the bread bin!). :)
by David Tew
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: boot trim clips lost
Replies: 5
Views: 85

boot trim clips lost

philhoward wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:26 pm
Lockuts I think they’re called?
Close Phil, they're lokuts. :wink:

Available everywhere including eBay. If you're desperate you can get them in Halfords .... for a price.
by David Tew
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Jacking points
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Jacking points

Jack it on the main chassis near the suspension mountings as this will be the strongest area.
A hard rubber jack pad helps prevent damage (a hockey puck is a cheap alternative! :wink: )
by David Tew
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 653
Views: 63569

Look what came in the post today

gtcse8 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:02 pm
2m wide and capable of bending 6mm
Impressive Mark! Certainly wins at Top Trumps compared to my big vice, hammer and various expletives! :lol:
by David Tew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Problem with front wheel hub
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Problem with front wheel hub

I get my bearings from a local specialist bearing suppler as I prefer Timkin or SKF to Chinese ones! NTN or NSK are good as well. :wink:

The reference numbers for the older hub bearings are:
Outer - 03062/03162
Inner - 07100S/07210X
by David Tew
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Brake master cylinder SE4 or SE5
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Brake master cylinder SE4 or SE5

Hi Roy,
No doubt you've seen this one. A bit pricey though and it's badged Lucas so it's not period NOS.
Are your cylinders so bad they can't be reconditioned? I've usually managed to recover even apparently scrap cylinders by careful dismantling, cleaning and honing.
by David Tew
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: PFW 337V
Replies: 151
Views: 10001

PFW 337V

Glad you've sorted it. Perhaps there is a bad batch of cam gears as roymck had the same issue. David Tew , Thanks for your offer of the front cover but I will decline it as I think that the one with the fan on has a larger boss than I require. No problem. They're all the same under the skin though, ...
by David Tew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 32
Views: 2870

And so it begins

the tubes which go through the top hat bushes arnt able to swivel because the lip of the top hat bush is crushed against the face of the arm. Having changed a few of these over the years I've found I usually have to skim the lip of the top hat bush slightly to get a snug (but not tight) fit. An aft...
by David Tew
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: starter motor removal
Replies: 7
Views: 258

starter motor removal

Steve's spot on with his advice, as usual. :)
Cast manifolds will make the job a little easier. I made removable panels in the wheelarch to ease access to the side of the engine.
by David Tew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: PFW 337V
Replies: 151
Views: 10001

PFW 337V

Well spotted! That's interesting, I never realised they were different. I have found one of the other versions complete with thermo-coupling and fan. You can have that one complete if you like, same price. :wink:. The casting-rib seems to be in the same position on both though so it's probaby worth ...
by David Tew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5416
Views: 346975

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

In Kingston upon Thames at the weekend. Pure class!
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by David Tew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: PFW 337V
Replies: 151
Views: 10001

PFW 337V

Some pics of the front cover as promised. I haven't cleaned it up so it's as it came off.
The fan boss has no play and spins freely. :)
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by David Tew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: PFW 337V
Replies: 151
Views: 10001

PFW 337V

No problem, I'll get a pic to you tomorrow.
We're in a small village near Cheltenham. If you're happy with the front cover I'll PM our address to you. :D
by David Tew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: PFW 337V
Replies: 151
Views: 10001

PFW 337V

Strange about the cam gear catching. roymck had the same problem.

I have a spare front cover. I'm away at the moment but will dig it out early next week and send a pic. Is £30 + postage OK? :)
by David Tew
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Noise after changing timing wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

Noise after changing timing wheel

That's a strange one, Roy. I looked at a spare (mucky!) later front cover I have and it has exactly the same rib. Oil deflector for the fuel pump orifice, perhaps? If so, if you're not using the mechanical fuel pump I can't see the need for it. 20190326_172550.jpg If the new gear is seated properly ...

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