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by Oldconn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Used Essex V6 for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Used Essex V6 for sale

Equally good to meet you,Miles, and guess what - I was breathalised later that evening when going to rescue my wife who had stalled the Mini. Happily I had only had the lunchtime beer with you, so no worries on that score, but Plod wanted to know what was under the bonnet, and why was there no date ...
by Oldconn
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Clutch master cylinder

Won't an ordinary flat open spanner do it? It shouldn't be too tight for that unless someone has butchered it.
by Oldconn
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 19
Views: 736

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

I would go for option 3 , and possibly adjust the packing washers to bring the ends of the wishbones level.
by Oldconn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: suspension issues
Replies: 7
Views: 367

suspension issues

Coupe Racing wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:16 pm
350lb at the rear is very stiff no wonder you have problems

Yes, I know, that's how the car came to me. However, with the new shockers set fairly soft it rides better than ever it did before.
by Oldconn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: suspension issues
Replies: 7
Views: 367

suspension issues

I've just put a pair of Spax adjustables on the back of my GTE. I first set them at about halfway, ie: ten clicks up from full soft. The ride was unbearably hard . I took four clicks off and the ride improved a little. Then I took two more clicks off , so then they were only four clicks up from full...
by Oldconn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: PAS tie rod/steering arm removal ?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

PAS tie rod/steering arm removal ?

I will try to find the earlier thread which includes the conversation with Mark - but not tonight, it's past my bedtime! :) This thread perhaps? Yes, that's it. Quite clear when you have the rack in front of you. Another point about heat - there is a risk that you will melt the plastic cup which is...
by Oldconn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: PAS tie rod/steering arm removal ?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

PAS tie rod/steering arm removal ?

A lot depends on how the rack was drilled initially. If you are lucky, the locking pin will be visible with the rack on the car, and may be drilled out in situ. Otherwise, the rack will have to be taken out of the car to be worked on. I will try to find the earlier thread which includes the conversa...
by Oldconn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Used Essex V6 for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Used Essex V6 for sale

And replied.
by Oldconn
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: PAS tie rod/steering arm removal ?
Replies: 17
Views: 568

PAS tie rod/steering arm removal ?

Roger is absolutely right about removing the tie-rod from the inner balljoint. I did it about six months ago, following advice from Mark gtcse8.
by Oldconn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: COC for 1974 GTE in Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 362

COC for 1974 GTE in Spain

Chris Johnson has a lot of experience with COC applications; if he doesn't see this , try him under the name Dark Star.
by Oldconn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive removal
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Overdrive removal

I don't know about a GTC (Cologne engine, distributor at the back), but on a GTE you can disconnect manifolds and radiator pipes , also the heater water pipes, then support the gearbox with a trolley-jack, remove the cross-member, and slowly lower the box, tilting the whole unit until a cylinder-hea...
by Oldconn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 953

Overdrive clutch type

My understanding is that the overdrive has a double cone clutch. One face at a time is engaged, while the other face is free to spin. If either face is worn out, you can experience slip , whether in direct drive or in O/D. Mine is beginning to slip slightly in direct, but not in O/D. So if you lose ...
by Oldconn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Feline GPS?
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Feline GPS?

Charlie simply hates his wife Avril’s cat Tiddles. He decides to get rid of it by driving into the next town and leaving it there. When he gets home, the cat is already back. So next day he drops Tiddles off even further away. The same thing happen. Finally he dumps the cat hundreds of miles away. H...
by Oldconn
Tue May 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 Cooling discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6516

Essex V6 Cooling discussion

Beaten by Rebel Aliance- I was going ton remark there's no need to strip the dashboard, just measure the voltage coming into the coil, both in the "run" position and in the "start" position (on the key). I don't see how the ign key wiring has anything to do with it, just trace the ballast wire (if i...
by Oldconn
Mon May 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Soot
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Soot

I wish my plugs looked as good as those!

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