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by Bitterend
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Insanity
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Insanity

Replacement coolant pump for lathe turned up today, so I can start work.
by Bitterend
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Insanity
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Insanity

I have now got round to designing a mounting for the callipers. I did some initial drawings and made a sheet steel template to scribe off some measuremants. I now have a design and some working drawings.The mountings should look like this when they are finished mounting.png This is the outside face ...
by Bitterend
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Ignition problem

Weak spark and an acuspark which I gather from your reply is a complete distributor. I dont think going back to points will Necessarily solve the problem. The unit is clearly working. I had a quick look at their website and it would appear that the points are replaced by a hall sender unit. The pict...
by Bitterend
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Ignition problem

If I may add my 10 peneth. You describe the problem as difficult to start. Is it slow turning over? If it is cranking slowly check the earth terminals on the battery and on to the engine, bad earths are frequently a source of problems, also get a drop check done on the battery. It must be fully char...
by Bitterend
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Insanity
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Insanity

I have read about other conversions done elswhere and also on here. MikeyBikey has also been a great help. He used Rover disks on his conversion and had to get some machining done. It is much easier to avoid some of the pitfalls by taking notice of the problems encountered by others and also their e...
by Bitterend
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Insanity
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Insanity

OK. I am currently in the process of doing a drawing for the caliper mounting. This I have to reverse engineer as I dont have a manufacturers drawing for the calliper. Brembo on the other hand are brilliant with data on the stuff they produce, which is how I managed to find the disks. So far I have ...
by Bitterend
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Insanity
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Insanity

Yipee...! The disks arrived yeterday. perfect fit straight out of the box :D Even the securing screw hole lined up. All I had to do was drill out and tap the existing hole in the hub to take an 8mm countersunk screw and whilst I was at it I drilled another hole on the opposite side to take the secco...
by Bitterend
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: A4LD into SE6b - is it worth doing?
Replies: 25
Views: 4911

A4LD into SE6b - is it worth doing?

Reserect an old thread, I wish I had found this weeks ago.
How far did you get with the microsquirt for controling the A4LDE transmission?
I have one on the back of a BOB and was about to convert it to manual.
by Bitterend
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Massive list of my 6a spares **More items added**
Replies: 38
Views: 2077

Massive list of my 6a spares **More items added**

Hello,
Lot No31. I don'tsupose those nuts and bolts are for the watts linkage by any chance?
5/8 & 11/16 nylock
by Bitterend
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help. Auto se6 Gear Issue
Replies: 54
Views: 3234

Help. Auto se6 Gear Issue

As already mentioned pull the vacuum pipe off the modulator and check for oil. I would put a little hand held vacuum pump on the modulator to check it. If the vacc drops then the modulator is faulty, normaly one would suck some oil out if it is faulty. Check the cable is easy to move, pull both ends...
by Bitterend
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help. Auto se6 Gear Issue
Replies: 54
Views: 3234

Help. Auto se6 Gear Issue

Nope. The C3 was introduced with the late 5a and all 6 series were fitted with a C3. Later ones had the red dipstick version occasionally which were Dexron fluid types. Black are mineral only. OOps! I have a manual on CD which is supposed to be for the SE6 which states that two gearboxes were fitte...
by Bitterend
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help. Auto se6 Gear Issue
Replies: 54
Views: 3234

Help. Auto se6 Gear Issue

O.K. From my time with Ford.... many years ago. The modulators and vacuum hoses were a constant source of problems. The Kickdown cables did have a habit of sticking and a new cable was the only reliable cure. Once those 2 problems have been checked and eliminated then the next port of call was the t...
by Bitterend
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 1055
Views: 106252

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

I had the heater out of mine. I tried to push the heater hoses on from outside and the pipes dissapeared through the bulkhead. When I had got the whole lot dismantled all the foam round the matrix and on the flaps had turned to dust. I gave it all a good clean, a coat of paint,stuck some new foam on...
by Bitterend
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Insanity
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Insanity

Well, No2 wanted some help with his DIY so work on the scim stopped for a couple of days. I got the seat belt load plates made and painted and fitted. 20201008-20201008_143706.jpg Started to clean up the rest of the back end before I put the axle back and one of the bump stops fell off. Tin Worm aga...
by Bitterend
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 1055
Views: 106252

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Tee-Hee-Hee.
I've just done mine. Made up a press tool and went down to my mate's to borrow his press. They were a bit tight coming out!!
Did the watts linkage bushes at the same time. Getting the new polybushes back in is fun. Slippery little blighters

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