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by David Tew
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Quarterlight delete kits?
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Quarterlight delete kits?

Can it be done without dismantling the whole frame ? I don't think you can. You'll need to remove the whole frame, which isn't difficult, and this will make the change easy. It also gives you the opportunity to replace the rubber quarterlight base at the same time. Dismantling the frame is the easi...
by David Tew
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Quarterlight delete kits?
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Quarterlight delete kits?

This is what I have, as I said it was advised as a don pitcher kit. That does look like one of Don's kits. You have 2 u-profile seals which fit according to my diagram below. Once the old quarterlight is removed and the frame dismantled it is clear how it all goes back together. Frame dismantled an...
by David Tew
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Quarterlight delete kits?
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Quarterlight delete kits?

:lol:
by David Tew
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Quarterlight delete kits?
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Quarterlight delete kits?

I have fitted fixed Don's quarter-lights to my Coupe. A fairly easy job and you can benefit from swapping the frames side to side so the best chrome is on show. The worst part is removing the old glass. I can post some photos and details when I get home. They serve no real purpose in the SE4b (other...
by David Tew
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wolfrace ID
Replies: 26
Views: 3104

Wolfrace ID

Belgom Alu is very good as well.

As well as the aforementioned elbow grease and patience, you'll also need some nitrile gloves otherwise your fingers take on a strange grey hue! :D
by David Tew
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: sump v6 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 371

sump v6 engine

you need to remove the front cover and press out the bearing and pulley mounting flange That's what I meant, I just didn't describe it very well. :) which is pointless as the fan belt will catch the casting on the later front cover without a pulley I presumed that on a Coupe without PS you'd be abl...
by David Tew
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: sump v6 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 371

sump v6 engine

I presume the suspension upper crossmember (being further forward than the GTE) will clear the idler pulley of the later engine? I don't think it would but the pulley can be removed. If you use the older front cover there is no idler pulley, of course. I left all the crossmembers in place and conve...
by David Tew
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: sump v6 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 371

sump v6 engine

Not unless you remove the crossmember under the engine.

Alternatively you can convert it to front sump by replacing the front cover, oil pump pickup pipe and sump with those from a front sump engine. You'll also need to block off the dipstick hole in the side of the block.
by David Tew
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Bought myself a toy for the good weather! :-)
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Bought myself a toy for the good weather! :-)

Yup, Lexus SC430. 4.3 V8 and all the toys (and, being a Lexus, they all still work).

The Sabre may be prettier but I couldn't have got a good one for the price I paid for the Lexus :shock: - plus the Lexus has more room inside for ancients such as me. :D
by David Tew
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Bought myself a toy for the good weather! :-)
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Bought myself a toy for the good weather! :-)

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by David Tew
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 1062
Views: 105354

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Here's a curiosity A car unknown since 1980, on the list but no photo, well now we have a piccie ... KVT 717E chassis 0412, belonged in 1980 to M Joseland of Hartlebury, Worcestershire and was in Slice magazine no 34 It is currently on SORN, no MoT details I don't know the current whereabouts or co...
by David Tew
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?
Replies: 37
Views: 3246

How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?

I would check the plugs and leads on that bank first David before pulling the head off I replaced the plugs and leads for brand new when I first noticed it. New cap as well. Still the same. :( You don’t have a small exhaust blow somewhere downstream do you? That's a possibility although I can't hea...
by David Tew
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?
Replies: 37
Views: 3246

How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?

:help: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ......... I have just spent a couple of hours doing the final (I thought!) setup of the engine and new carb. The engine starts, ticks over and revs perfectly. However, I noticed that the right-hand bank randomly chuffs when it's ticki...
by David Tew
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Who fancies a new project?
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Who fancies a new project?

...... and we thought some of our projects were challenging. Advertised on eBay as suitable for restoration! :shock:
Still recorded at DVLA, passed last MOT in 2009. A new chassis and a bit of fibreglassing - job done. :W
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