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by Nigel Clark
Mon May 25, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using Heavier Oil for the Axle
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Using Heavier Oil for the Axle

Would a tube of 'Transmission Molyslip' help?......I have it in my axle &, although it doesn't do anything for 'backlash,' am sure that it is quieter than it would otherwise be & I feel a sort of reassurance in extra protection in case of loss of oil....I use the GL4 Comma EP80/90w (I think it is.....
by Nigel Clark
Tue May 19, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: exhaust clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 193

exhaust clamps

I'm also a fan of Mikalor. They clamp very effectively without crushing the pipe.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Thu May 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using Heavier Oil for the Axle
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Using Heavier Oil for the Axle

Time for an update... I drained the axle and refilled with EP85W140 a couple of weeks ago but today was the first time I've driven far enough to get it fairly well warmed up. The axle is certainly quieter than it was and doesn't chatter under light loads any more, so the thicker oil is definitely an...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing gear marks
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Timing gear marks

I fitted a single alloy gear on my SE6A a few years ago and the timing mark on the new gear was fine. There are two marks on the crank gear as AJL has said. One is for timing the cam and the other is for the balancer shaft on the Essex V4. Looks like you may have the wrong mark. I would suggest remo...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beige SE6a - suggestions on how to jaz up the look?
Replies: 33
Views: 1522

Beige SE6a - suggestions on how to jaz up the look?

Here's a photo of my SE6A, shortly after it came home from an excellent Dave Speed respray.

The red line is subtle, some may say too subtle!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beige SE6a - suggestions on how to jaz up the look?
Replies: 33
Views: 1522

Beige SE6a - suggestions on how to jaz up the look?

A very simple approach is to add a contrasting thin vinyl coach line just below the line of the upper swage line/door handles on the sides. And polish the alloys.

The broad contrasting strips on the sides shown in the images above are very striking, it just depends how far you want to go.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using Heavier Oil for the Axle
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Using Heavier Oil for the Axle

Thank you gents.

I will try the EP85W140 and report back on how it works in a road car. May be some while before I can drive far enough to get it properly hot though. Going to Sainsburys and back for the weekly shopping won't do it!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using Heavier Oil for the Axle
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Using Heavier Oil for the Axle

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:53 am
I tend to use ep85w140 in the racer and it’s fine. I suppose there is more potential to create oil leaks? It won’t harm the diff.
Thank you. Any particular reason you went for thicker oil in your racer's diff?

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using Heavier Oil for the Axle
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Using Heavier Oil for the Axle

The Salisbury axles fitted to coupés and GTEs are well known for having a fair bit of backlash, and will also tend to click or rattle faintly on very light loads, probably due to end float in the differential's planet gears. I notice this on my SE6A when the oil is really hot after high speed motorw...
by Nigel Clark
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox and diff oil - is EP75w-90 ok ?
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Gearbox and diff oil - is EP75w-90 ok ?

I wouldn't risk moly with any overdrive. That may be over cautious but I wouldn't want to find out the hard way!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Classic & Sports Car Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Classic & Sports Car Review

No such thing as bad publicity! This paragraph is spot on IMHO: 'For today’s buyer, the GTE offers exclusivity, durability, practicality and a great sporting feel. Costly insurance disappeared when classic policies were born. ‘Catching fire’ was always unfair, resulting from a long-cured Ford V6 car...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A rebuild stuck
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

SE6A rebuild stuck

what i do is break it down into small jobs, if you've got an evening to spend on it just plan one job to do and go do that, then plan the next one, next time do that one, and so on - every big job is just a series of small jobs - eventually you get to the point where there are no jobs left to do .....
by Nigel Clark
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 7
Views: 1137

Hello from new member

Welcome..

Dave is a top guy, so I'm sure you have a great car, enjoy!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 639
Views: 126070

Coupe Build From Australia

Hi Victor,

I hope you're still reading the forum. Best wishes for your health, I hope you are soon able to report more progress on your amazing coupé.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Superpro Bush Kit - Review
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Superpro Bush Kit - Review

I fitted Superflex to the front of my SE6A 2-3 years ago and am very pleased. https://www.superflex.co.uk/ The new bushes have sharpened up steering, stopped a few untoward creaks and clonks from the front suspension and there's no sign of harshness. For road use, some 'competition spec' bushes are ...

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