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by derekoss
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Rear take off heater hose attachment
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Rear take off heater hose attachment

You have to take the plug out to establish the thread. Most likely 1/2" bsp hose tail. Used by lots of engines. Two quid or so from BES in Birmingham. Or fleabay.
Derek
by derekoss
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: fitting flex plate/drive plate and torque converter
Replies: 34
Views: 1079

fitting flex plate/drive plate and torque converter

Hi, if you're taking that bellhousing off another half hour and you'd have the box stripped. Might well be in need of an overhaul anyway. Quite a simple box to do.

Derek
by derekoss
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear wheel locking on braking
Replies: 17
Views: 492

Rear wheel locking on braking

Check internal diameter of each slave cylinder. I've seen them differ albeit not on a Scimitar but anything is possible!!

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electronic ignition query
Replies: 37
Views: 1286

Electronic ignition query

I use the Velleman ignition kit. Easy to build and set up. I have two in an small aluminium box with a switch to change from one to another quickly. Still uses the points but not the condenser. I left it in albeit disconnected. Can test all three systems in about five minutes. The points only switch...
by derekoss
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Mikeys / Greenys / Colin Watson v8 Coupe
Replies: 86
Views: 16133

Mikeys / Greenys / Colin Watson v8 Coupe

I spray or dip the terminal in diluted Waxoyl. Sometimes a small brush for a one off. Solder or crimp.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Poly Bushes
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Poly Bushes

Depends what contains that displacement. Fully enclosed it will have no movement whatsoever. Shore figures are of limited use as a design for compressible rubber has to be different for polyurethane. The hardness of the poly would dictate how far it would deform before hitting the restraint (if ther...
by derekoss
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Poly Bushes
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Poly Bushes

You can't compare. Polyurethane does not compress. Rubber does. Polyurethane displaces. It needs somewhere to displace to.
Can be used but needs a design to suit. In the case of spring bushes probably shaped holes in the bush. Dishing the ends might work. Lots of options !

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No Clutch!
Replies: 44
Views: 2121

No Clutch!

I have in the past used a holesaw and put an access hole in the bellhousing. Used a pneumatic chisel gun with the domed head to rattle the pressure plate with the clutch depressed. Helps if you have a pressure plate to get an idea where to drill. Also done similar to the flywheel after starter remov...
by derekoss
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Fox
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Fox

I have one. The galv chassis needed redone after a bit of welding. The door frames are a problem to source if bad. The front wishbones are another item to check. The 3/8th tie rods need upgrading to 1/2" Ball joints from the Kitten club. The roll bar at the bottom end needs checked. I'm sure there's...
by derekoss
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Middlebridge type EFI kit wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Middlebridge type EFI kit wanted

You can control the lot with a Megasquirt. No need for AFM. Replaced by manifold pressure. Assume you have the throttle bodies and injectors etc.
The benefits being you can buy replacements if ever needed. Also possible to increase the power a bit.

Derek
by derekoss
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: You don't get a receipt from Halfords!
Replies: 21
Views: 1296

You don't get a receipt from Halfords!

Halfords (nor anybody else for that matter) don't need to sell you anything. Nor be forced to do so. If you agree to buy you will be bound by the terms and conditions the seller wishes to impose. Unless a court thinks them unfair. That's usually after the fact. You're only real option is to shop els...
by derekoss
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT and a few more horses
Replies: 151
Views: 27327

Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT and a few more horses

You might want to consider an A4LD box and lock up torque converter before rebuilding a C3.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue May 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Almost ready for paint!
Replies: 26
Views: 7158

Almost ready for paint!

You may not have used carbon/epoxy layups. Would be easily twice as stong as the folded metal. Remember stainless is not as strong as steel. And steel with lots of holes in is pretty worthless ! You'd form several layers as a L shape on the sill and the top surface above it. Two 300gm carbon tapes w...
by derekoss
Tue May 05, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Almost ready for paint!
Replies: 26
Views: 7158

Almost ready for paint!

Hi, I don't replace metal with metal in these locations. Just reinforce with carbon fibre and Wests epoxy.

Cleaning up the original fibreglass first. Epoxy sticks way better than polyester resin.

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (might be fixed?)
Replies: 1885
Views: 140579

Rat Rod (progress)

The plug recess has a taper to it. I found grinding an old truck wheel stud to the size worked but had to use a jack to stop it twisting out !

Derek

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