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by Nigel Clark
Tue May 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Niki Lauda
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Niki Lauda

Sad news, and 70 is no great age these days. His comeback from that terrible accident is an inspiration.

RIP.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Fuel tank sender
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Fuel tank sender

I think Nigel at QRG stocks remanufactured replacement fuel senders. I bought one for my SE6A from him a few years ago and it's still working fine.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE6a clearout ... free stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 943

SE6a clearout ... free stuff

Hi,

I would be interested in the good radiator for my SE6A please.

Will send a PM.


Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Power steering pump bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Power steering pump bolts

There are two different sizes of bolt used on the power steering pump mounting. Some are 5/16" unf and the others are 3/8" unf.

Hope this helps,

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 3965

V6 essex timing gear

No, not the Burton steel gear. They also have an alloy version that runs quieter but for some reason it's not easy to find on their website.

Try phoning and asking for their alloy Essex timing gear, it will be quieter than steel and plenty strong enough for road use.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Oil pump

Generally Essex oil pumps last well, as long as the oil and filter have been changed regularly. Related problems that can occur are: 1. Build up of dirt particles in the sump, potentially blocking the oil pump pick-up strainer in the sump. 2. Worn pencil drive shaft, running from distributor drive d...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 3965

V6 essex timing gear

I fitted an alloy camshaft timing gear from Burton on my SE6A nearly 4 years ago. This is just the camshaft gear and runs with the original steel gear on the crank. It was a little noisy at first but quietened down after a few hundred miles. Since then, it's covered almost 15k miles with no problems...
by Nigel Clark
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale V6 Coupe and se5a
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

For Sale V6 Coupe and se5a

And there's another PM coming your way from me.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Potential TR6/SE5A hybrid!
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Potential TR6/SE5A hybrid!

I have a Scimitar and I'm lucky enough to have a TR6 too. After seeing that, I will never let the two of them get close enough to mate.

That's just wrong!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Speedys SSG paint thread
Replies: 675
Views: 63048

Speedys SSG paint thread

Had a quiet day today and weather was good, so I went out and gave the SE6A a wash and polish after winter. It still looks fantastic, nearly 3 years after its Speedy respray.

Thank you Dave, your paintwork stands the test of time. It was a great job when new and its still looking great.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 56
Views: 8113

Heaven and Hell

That sounds better! Hope you can get out and enjoy driving now.

Well done!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 56
Views: 8113

Heaven and Hell

Hi Stu, I feel your frustration. Your best way forward without getting too costly is probably to have new brake pipes made by a garage or motor factor for you to fit. Don't worry if the pipes get mangled during removal, they will still serve as a pattern for making new ones. Just make sure that whoe...
by Nigel Clark
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Diff unit oil seal
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Diff unit oil seal

Once you have the flange removed from the pinion shaft (the advice above about how to do it is spot on) getting the old seal out doesn't needed to be pretty. Prise it out with a large screwdriver or one of those oil seal hooks. Just don't damage the casing where the new seal needs to fit. The old se...
by Nigel Clark
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historical curiosity.............
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Historical curiosity.............

Just spotted this, thank you to Roger for flagging it up.

Personally, I've no knowledge of this car but Theo is a regular technical contributor in Practical Classics. There should be an email address in his Staff Car Saga pages if you wish to contact him for more info.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8029

Engine Rebuild Novice

Breaking in the new cam is always the most critical part of a new engine's first start. Different cam suppliers have different advice about assembly lube. Most say run the engine 20 minutes at 2000rpm as soon as it starts, to break in the new cam and followers. Ask your supplier about lube and start...

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