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by derekoss
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: ATTEMPTED SCAM on my SST TODAY
Replies: 18
Views: 1405

ATTEMPTED SCAM on my SST TODAY

Is there any protection offered by (after agreeing terms) putting it on Ebay as a "buy it now" with the purchaser paying by Paypal ?

Derek
by derekoss
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine - autobox problem
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Engine - autobox problem

Hi, you'd be better to take the seal (and renew it anyway) from the front of the gearbox. Then have a good look with a torch for any damage. Fit the torque convertor without the seal rotating all the time to make sure it goes follow home. i.e. the drive dogs on the torque convertor engage properly. ...
by derekoss
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1136

Front brake operation

The solution to no engine vacuum is, well, a vacuum cleaner. Don't ask how I know !!

Derek
by derekoss
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Re:Greetings!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re:Greetings!!

The four speed box Peter refers to is the A4LD. Used in various forms in the Ford Explorer among others.
Stuff easy to find. Lots of kits on American Ebay. Oregon Transmissions supplied all my stuff including new torque converter. Albeit sent to the hotel I was staying in.

Derek
by derekoss
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gell Coat repairs
Replies: 18
Views: 1155

Gell Coat repairs

I use Wests epoxy with the slow hardner (fast when colder) Plenty of time to spread and flow with no smell.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering hydraulic pipe threads
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Power steering hydraulic pipe threads

Just check but looking at mine the side where the flared connections enter is not machined. Doesn't even look square to the nuts.

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel hose
Replies: 32
Views: 2497

Fuel hose

Fit PTFE and be done with it !

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 34
Views: 2779

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

My understanding from the manual is that the bottom brackets are factory set and not to be disturbed.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 34
Views: 2779

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

I have always assumed the bottom brackets are set parallel to and equidistant from the car centre line.

I placed mine level over a level floor and dropped a line from a bolt placed through the holes. What you use as the centre line of a Reliant is anyone's guess !

Derek
by derekoss
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1707

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

I used a standard industrial lip seal and turned up a spacer to suit the hub. Never had much faith in the standard felt setup.

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1707

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

Dennis you are splitting hairs worrying about a 70lb axial loading (pre or otherwise) on those bearings. That assuming the felt didn't crush over time in any event.
The side load capability on corners will be measured in tons !

Derek
by derekoss
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TRUNION END CAP SOLDERING
Replies: 5
Views: 689

TRUNION END CAP SOLDERING

Difficult to know exact composition but you won't hurt it at soft soldering temperature. It takes a fairly good sized torch to get enough heat in there for a good joint. I knock the cap out and clean and tin the steel first. Then refit and solder. Any suitable Flux will work and wash the residue off...
by derekoss
Tue May 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Power steering rack woes

Gordon's looks pretty well pitted at least above the seal area. If there was a need to maintain size it would be an easy enough matter to grind a few thou off that shaft for an appropriate size sleeve.
I always fit them with Loktite. If you have to take them off then it's a "peel" job anyway.

Derek
by derekoss
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Power steering rack woes

If the rack is in otherwise good nick the a Speedi Sleeve may well work. I even use them on new stuff as they are stainless and solves the corrosion problem. Strictly speaking you don't need to machine the original shaft but smaller diameters sometimes require it.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed May 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Impact Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Impact Driver

I've started grinding the tip of cross headed type screwdrivers so they seat better on the screw. There's no torque on the centre anyway. Dewalt seem particularly bad but none are perfect that I've found. Also make sure you're using Philips or Pozidrive as required. They are different and while norm...

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