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by Penfold13
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Engine bay brace- bolt thread size
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Engine bay brace- bolt thread size

Have the holes lined up, you will have to jack the car up in the centre of the LOWER bracing tube to get the top of the Turrets to open out a bit to get the bolts in. Good counsel, not quite as far as that yet so not tried refitting the actual brace. The tightness was when I was putting the fastene...
by Penfold13
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Engine bay brace- bolt thread size
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Engine bay brace- bolt thread size

It’s a tap you need, not a reamer :wink: :oops: In my tired state I’m now mixing up jobs, reamer is for fitting a replacement king pin on another car... You’re quite right Phil, a tap is what I was actually after. Must make sure that I don’t mix the two up when I’m working on the cars! Thanks all, ...
by Penfold13
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Engine bay brace- bolt thread size
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Engine bay brace- bolt thread size

Hi all, Not posted for a while, but keep reading everyone else’s threads. I’ve sorted the alloy timing gear, painted the engine bay and and now reconstructing everything. The bolts I removed from the engine bay brace don’t feel right going back in, does anyone know what their thread size is? I’m goi...
by Penfold13
Wed May 27, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Sluggish overdrive
Replies: 28
Views: 3502

Sluggish overdrive

Sorry, old thread revival just on the basis it matched my search! I’m looking for the right tool to undo the plugs to change the gearbox oil Either 3/8" or 1/2"... 1/2" is too big I tried that.... I managed to get the filler plug out of the gearbox after a few bruised knuckles and attacking my taper...
by Penfold13
Tue May 26, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Radiator options
Replies: 76
Views: 7423

Radiator options

So I failed to look in the obvious place, QRG have alloy rads listed at £246+ p&p, recore is looking at £220 inc p&p. New rad seems like the more sensible option to me. Any differing views? Assume the alloy rad is plug and play as it were, no need for any mods. Other posts seem to suggest all of the...
by Penfold13
Tue May 26, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Radiator options
Replies: 76
Views: 7423

Radiator options

Hello, Sorry, slight detour on the thread... Looking at refurbing my radiator too,not quite as bad as some of the pics above and still holding fluid, but is looking ropey. What’s the cost of a recore at advanced radiators? Do they inspect first to see what needs to be done? Similar question I guess ...
by Penfold13
Wed May 13, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear marks
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Timing gear marks

No, the original was tight and a pain to remove! It’s all sorted now and the gear rotated to confirm no strange noises.

Just working through things slowly to get the engine running.

Thanks all.
by Penfold13
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear marks
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Timing gear marks

The company has kindly offered to swap the gear for one with a tighter tolerance. They did note that they’ve fitted loose fitting gears to other cars without any issues so don’t see the need to switch the gear over.

What’s the consensus?

Cheers
by Penfold13
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear marks
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Timing gear marks

Thanks for the responses all. If it is a set supplied by me and the alloy gear is significantly loose on the cam nose then you are welcome to swap it with me. Sadly not supplied by you, I’ll contact the supplier and see if they’ll exchange, but it’s been the best part of a year since I ordered them ...
by Penfold13
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear marks
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Timing gear marks

Unfortunately/fortunately it’s a replacement gear which came with the big ‘un and only has one timing gear mark.
by Penfold13
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear marks
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Timing gear marks

Hi all, A frustrating PM, took the afternoon off to work on the car (long overdue) and finally fitmy new timing gears. I can’t seem to align them though, any views on these images: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49806102538_c72805f96c_c.jpg First attempt, decided not right. Several attempts lat...
by Penfold13
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Well here goes!
Replies: 124
Views: 20964

Well here goes!

scimjim wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:56 am
Penfold13 wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:16 am
Miles Burnett wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Fitting replacement timing gear armed with Jim's guide close by.........The guide is really good
I might be missing the obvious, but where is the guide by Jim?
not my work but updated by me - it’s here.
Thank you and sorry for the thread hijack!
by Penfold13
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Well here goes!
Replies: 124
Views: 20964

Well here goes!

Miles Burnett wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Fitting replacement timing gear armed with Jim's guide close by.........The guide is really good
I might be missing the obvious, but where is the guide by Jim?
by Penfold13
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 9431

V6 essex timing gear

Meant to post abit on this earlier in the week, the stuff I ordered from Essex Engines was delivered next day and really can’t fault them.
by Penfold13
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Jacking points
Replies: 18
Views: 3220

Jacking points

The cross member of the main chassis is what I’d be inclined to use, but it’s tubular. Is there a risk of crushing it? The box sections are too off centre for me to jack up and put stands under both sides at the same time.

Thanks,
Chris

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