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by Nigel Clark
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Diesel Dick
Replies: 25
Views: 684

Diesel Dick

I'm in the process of getting my latest 5a "Diesel Dick" roadworthy. It has a return pipe for Diesel to the tank which I either need to modify or replace. Does it need to return to tank or can it just tee back into the fuel line in the engine bay before the filter? Thanks. 20200715_104930.jpg Hi Da...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Pair of Dunlop Wheels for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Pair of Dunlop Wheels for Sale

A colleague has a pair of Dunlop 144" 5.5J rims for sale. They are on eBay right now but he is happy to arrange a private sale: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363053891302 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363053891547 The wheels are available for collection near Huntingdon. If anyone here is interested, pleas...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the Reliant brand
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

New to the Reliant brand

Personally I think the three speed is awful but some people like it. Welcome Bob. I agree with Peter about the 3-speed auto. I used to have a BW35 3 speed in a Triumph Stag years ago and hated it. For a Scimitar, the SE5 series cars are sportier and so manual with overdrive is much preferable. The ...
by Nigel Clark
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: You don't get a receipt from Halfords!
Replies: 21
Views: 1063

You don't get a receipt from Halfords!

Halfords have been sending me e-mail receipts for a couple of years. I'm fine with that, and it hasn't resulted in any spam from them.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon May 25, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using Heavier Oil for the Axle
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

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: 360

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: 1046

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: 1510

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: 2547

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: 2547

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: 1046

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: 1046

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: 1046

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: 1082

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: 1649

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...

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