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by David Tew
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Coupe steering wheel centre
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Coupe steering wheel centre

More rare than hen's teeth but shouldn't be too difficult to replicate, it's just a vinyl-covered metal disk. The Scimitar blade could be cut from brass plate and chromed (I use replica chrome) after you've soldered a small stud to the back. Mine is held on with a Terry clip over the column nut. Chr...
by David Tew
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Ignition coil

Have you checked the primary resistance of the coil? Electronic distributor modules normally require it to be greater than 1.5 ohms yet the Mallory-style coil you have is usually about 0.5 ohm so you could be frying the module. The original Coupe system is non-ballast but it could have been modified...
by David Tew
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: front seat covers
Replies: 9
Views: 143

front seat covers

Looked at them but it looks like they will slide on leather seats and some say they are not suitable to fit the leather seat's. They fit under the original seat covers so definitely won't slide. They'll be fine on leather seats, most modern cars with leather have them as standard. Anyway, let's hop...
by David Tew
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: front seat covers
Replies: 9
Views: 143

front seat covers

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:43 am
thermal undercrackers
Love it! :lol:
by David Tew
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: front seat covers
Replies: 9
Views: 143

front seat covers

How about fitting heated seat pads? They're invisible and very cheap but do need the covers removing to fit, of course.
Something like THIS (not a specific recommendation just the first one I found). :wink:
by David Tew
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Crash pad screen vents
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Crash pad screen vents

peter freeman wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Do they fit over the air outlet - mine is difficult to position in the centre so if they fit properly they will hold the outlet in position
Hi Peter,
Yes, they fit fine with a little adjustment with a Dremel to both the vents and the dash top.
😀
by David Tew
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Crash pad screen vents
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Crash pad screen vents

Yup, SE5. The dash-top is similar but not identical but the vents fit fine with a little bit of work with the Dremel.

The original is probably the worst bit of trimming I have ever seen. I think Reliant used the "near enough, that'll do" ethic there. :lol:
by David Tew
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Crash pad screen vents
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Crash pad screen vents

As Peter says, the original fit is just fold-under and glue. Would the ones from an SE5 fit? I’ll measure up at the weekend if I remember. Yes, they will fit. I've done it to my Coupe and I think it does look much better. A bit of fettling required but not too difficult. :wink: 20191109_112801.jpg
by David Tew
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Valve guide help/advice please.
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Valve guide help/advice please.

Thanks Mark, I'll PM you. :wink:
by David Tew
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Valve guide help/advice please.
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Valve guide help/advice please.

Thanks Mark. I didn't know Vulcan had used the damned things until now. The heads do have the later valve seals on all valves so I appear to have a b****ard mix (which is exactly what I called the heads earlier today!). In your expert opinion do I now take a chance and leave the heads as they are or...
by David Tew
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Valve guide help/advice please.
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Valve guide help/advice please.

Thanks Jim. I was so disillusioned when I saw the LHS head that I haven't checked the other yet but I suspect it'll be the same. A job for the weekend. I used 603 as I couldn't guarantee the surfaces were completely clean. I think the inserts are a designed to be a press-fit so anything is better th...
by David Tew
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Water in side air vents
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Water in side air vents

Jim's suggestion is good. You can see the drain by looking down into the plenum. Is the water definitely coming out of the vents themselves? Water can get into the body void surrounding the corrugated hose feeding the vents and leak into the car through the vent surround (only the centre of the vent...
by David Tew
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Valve guide help/advice please.
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Valve guide help/advice please.

I experienced a bit of a calamity this morning and would appreciate any advice or guidance. Earlier this week I started the engine for the first time in about 24-months. It started easy enough but ran a little roughly, "putt-putting" as if the valve clearances needed adjusting. No problem, I thought...
by David Tew
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Type 5 with a hydraulic concentric clutch cylinder
Replies: 26
Views: 672

Type 5 with a hydraulic concentric clutch cylinder

Ford input shafts are pretty standard at 1" x 23, therefore an alternative to using a concentric release bearing is to use your exisiting Coupe bellhousing and make an adaptor plate to fit the type 5 or type 9. That way you can keep the Coupe pedals and exisiting hydraulic mechanism. You'll need to ...
by David Tew
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 507
Views: 44277

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Slightly pulling left or right I'd suspect "knock-back" of the pads by the discs, because of movement in the stub axles when you trounce round corners. I'm thinking of fitting the spacer system between the wheel bearings to avoid this. On the other hand, might be something completely different? See...

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