Search found 972 matches

by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5442
Views: 359167

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Our Local Classic Car Club meeting Saturday, this was parked up - had a nitro bottle in the passenger side.
Shame I didn't see under the bonnet.
Ford.jpg
Ford.jpg (45.33 KiB) Viewed 80 times
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

Well, that shouldn't bend!!
I hope it works OK after all that filing.
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Castrol GTX
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Castrol GTX

I thought SN was low in zinc, and nothing higher (alphabetically) than SL should be used in pre-2000 engines?
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5A Valve to piston clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 169

SE5A Valve to piston clearance

Setting the valve seats deeper into the heads will improve the clearance you are looking for, I hope none of the valve stems ended up bent though.
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 332
Views: 26215

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Shot peening is a process of "firing" hardened pellets at the gears to work-harden the surface. Lowers wear rates by making the surface more brittle whilst maintaining the toughness of the bulk of the metal.
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...
Replies: 19
Views: 206

ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...

Something to do with equal ARB movement up and down when cornering? I think I read it in Puhn's "How to make your car handle", can't be bothered to look it up though.
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...
Replies: 19
Views: 206

ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...

As I understand it (and correct me if I'm wrong), shouldn't the ARB arms sit horizontal when the suspension is in its normal position?
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans
Replies: 190
Views: 17185

The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans

Interesting...
When the fan is unpowered and windmilling (freewheeling) in the airflow, does it generate enough to light a lamp? Does anyone know?
Perhaps Demonbluedays will see unexpected lights before his eyes?
by Old and Slow
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Question...SE5A expansion tank pipe layout
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Question...SE5A expansion tank pipe layout

Questions IMO are never daft, only the answers you sometimes get.... :)
by Old and Slow
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Tape control
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Tape control

If the button never tries to stay when you push it, then as Trevor says, the pawl might have broken off, or if there's a solenoid to hold the button in, it might be a blown transistor. Tried looking at the Dutch link above, but it only shows a small bit of the circuit diagram, so can't diagnose any ...
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 23
Views: 996

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

Yes Dennis, you guessed correctly - I had a pair of Spax springs just waiting to be used. Here's some background - not relevant, but perhaps interesting anyway; I also have AVO springs but these are lighter (275 lbs) and when I suggested using these on the back of the Sabre Six, with its longitudina...
by Old and Slow
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

Hope it works! Sounds to me like to ought to be some kind of "top hat" shaped washer, but the assembly diagram shows a flat washer. I wonder if case-hardening the steel washer would reduce distortion? Also, I'd be interested to learn whether torquing the nut up to the specified figure causes distort...
by Old and Slow
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1340
Views: 129167

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

Made me laugh too!!
by Old and Slow
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans
Replies: 190
Views: 17185

The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans

The Halfords indicator relays are electronic, but still use relay contacts to switch the indicators on and off (at least they were when I pulled one to bits a couple of years ago).

Go to advanced search