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by Old and Slow
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 339
Views: 18944

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

IMHO the air bubbles will compress to the same internal pressure as the oil that is compressing them, so ought not affect the gauge.
I hope I'm wrong, so good luck, get ready to catch lots of oil though!
by Old and Slow
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Remanufactured 2 Rod Gearbox Clutch Boots
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Remanufactured 2 Rod Gearbox Clutch Boots

Josh,
OK, put me down for one, thanks.
Philip
by Old and Slow
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Door Card/trim removal SE5a 1972
Replies: 13
Views: 227

Door Card/trim removal SE5a 1972

For waterproof membranes I used clear plastic table cloth, bought by length from the "Discount" store.
If you want black, then pond liner is good.
by Old and Slow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Spark Plugs What are you guys using in the Essex V6 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Spark Plugs What are you guys using in the Essex V6 ?

Don't forget, the BPR has a resistor in the feed, the BP doesn't; if you have resistive ignition leads then don't use the BPR as you will possibly develop misfiring. The difference between 5 and 6 isn't much - hotter plugs might cause pre-ignition on the track, but unlikely on the road. If you have ...
by Old and Slow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Original 5a wing mirrors
Replies: 39
Views: 849

Original 5a wing mirrors

I think that photo of the British Air Ferries Cargo 'Plane was taken at Blackbushe, but I'm probably wrong.
by Old and Slow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabre Six sidelights
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Sabre Six sidelights

I looked inside mine and the Lucas part no. is L584, (L and R) seems they are currently widely available so I'll postpone buying any at the moment.
Thanks for all the feedback.
by Old and Slow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My midlife GTC
Replies: 66
Views: 13269

My midlife GTC

Looking very clean Guy,
Well done.
by Old and Slow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Intermitent indicators
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Intermitent indicators

rjudcsx wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:35 pm
I feel a lot better for that
If you need that shoulder to cry on..... :?
by Old and Slow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6a alternator/ ignition light
Replies: 11
Views: 333

SE6a alternator/ ignition light

nuclear_jimbo wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:35 pm
reads 13v but my DMM reads 13.8v
I reckon that's not far away from +/- 5%, which isn't bad for an automotive instrument. I don't think the Smiths gauges were specified better than +/- 10%
by Old and Slow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Check your nuts.
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Check your nuts.

Now I can see why my car doesn't have hubcaps...
by Old and Slow
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Bulbs

When you've decided what to fit, NTDWM but Halfords used to sell ruggedised versions; they now sell "longer life" versions which might be the same thing - they had extra supports for the filaments inside the bulbs.
Hope this helps;
P.S. not available from your local garden centre... :)
by Old and Slow
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabre Six sidelights
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Sabre Six sidelights

Excellent responses, thanks.
I thought they looked like Heralds, and being told they are MG Midgets as well probably means there are readily available. I just need to decide whether I think the sources will dry up one day.
by Old and Slow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Sabre Six sidelights
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Sabre Six sidelights

As I'm collecting spare parts (just in case) can anyone tell me what the front sidelights on the Sabre Six came from ?
by Old and Slow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch types GTE
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Clutch types GTE

Looks like that would be a 9" clutch plate - I think the straight six is an 8.5" so won't fit the early cars either.
by Old and Slow
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: indicator earth
Replies: 9
Views: 209

indicator earth

As Adam says, the bi-metallic strip type of flasher can needs sufficient current to flow through it to heat the element and break/make the circuit. If one of the bulbs has blown or one isn't conducting (i.e. bad earth) then the can won't flash. Hope this makes sense, fingers crossed you'll sort it s...

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