Search found 905 matches

by Old and Slow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 61
Views: 3993

Engine Rebuild Novice

Forgot to say,
Don't put too much RTV on the joints - it could squeeze into the engine and end up being circulated with the oil, with potential devastating consequences.
Good luck with the rebuild.
by Old and Slow
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 654
Views: 63633

Look what came in the post today

Here's some rust proofing stuff, which for a fibreglass car is totally redundant.... :?
The battery is for the garage door.
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Good Chassis to be sold
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Good Chassis to be sold

IMO take lots of photos of it in its current condition (after wire brushing) BEFORE you paint it, otherwise it will be assumed to hide lots of tinworm nests.
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Raymond Mays conversion for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Raymond Mays conversion for sale

Pictures haven't appeared.
Does it have dual valve springs fitted?
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 61
Views: 3993

Engine Rebuild Novice

If you wanted to "stick" with the thick gasket, you could coat the sump face with RTV and put the gasket on it until it has set. It should then hold the gasket in place and that way it shouldn't bulge out
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Power-tool Batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Power-tool Batteries

What are the dimensions of each of the cells?
Usually they will be "C" or"D" size.
Based on the info provided I'll check with CPC and RS to see if they stock them.
by Old and Slow
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Jacking points
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Jacking points

I do mine side-to-side with the trolley jack under the main rail, a bit at a time.
I put the axle stands under the rails too, don't like any springing between the body and terra firma.
No need to rush it, better safe than sorry IMO.
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Inner tube for tyre
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Inner tube for tyre

NTDWM but I bought mine from Tyre-Choice, but they are 195/65 - 15. Should have your size, though.
www.tyre-choice.co.uk
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Connecting my tacho
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Connecting my tacho

It seems strange that the tacho was working before, but now only goes a quarter of the way up the scale. This possibly has something to do with the type of electronic ignition you had fitted before; I'm running out of ideas - perhaps someone else on the Forum has a suggestion.
by Old and Slow
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 141
Views: 16191

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Just bought a can of zinc spray paint. I'll see if this is any better (after a couple of years or so before rust appears?).
by Old and Slow
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel pump/ lack of fuel
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Fuel pump/ lack of fuel

Is it possible for a non-return valve in the fuel pump to get stuck in the open position? If so it will negate any pumping action.
by Old and Slow
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 141
Views: 16191

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Thanks for the info.
I've never used red oxide paint, though seen it used many times on industrial plant etc,.
I'm using an old tin of Galvafroid, bit thick to apply, cellulose thinners seems to do the trick.
We'll see how long it lasts.
by Old and Slow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 141
Views: 16191

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Lookin' good.
What layers of paint, rust-proofing etc have you applied?
Whatever I do, it seems to go rusty again easily, so any guidance is appreciated.
by Old and Slow
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Stuck distributor
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Stuck distributor

Before trying the sledgehammer approach, run the engine until it is really hot (as hot as you dare!), and then (having first bought some) using Freezer spray, chill the distributor, at the same time tapping it gently side-to-side. You should be able to buy "Pipe Quick Freeze" in an aerosol - availab...
by Old and Slow
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabres and the MoT
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Sabres and the MoT

Correct me if I'm wrong (many often do!) but I believe one of the few items that was backdated is the presence of windscreen washers (on vehicles with a screen and wipers).

Go to advanced search