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by Old and Slow
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Temp guage just stopped
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Temp guage just stopped

Does the GTC use the Lucas regulator to "stabilise" the voltage to the two gauges? If so, it might be a dodgy connector in there somewhere?
by Old and Slow
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Brooklands Members Classic Car Show & Jumble
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Brooklands Members Classic Car Show & Jumble

Congratulations - every inch a good looker!
by Old and Slow
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Front hub bearings

It made sense to me, so you would be to use non-setting loctite? However, has anyone any experience of using the Revington spacer kit? I believe it uses shims to accurately fill the space between the two bearing inners on the stub axle: Here it is: https://www.revingtontr.com/product/rtr3463k/name/s...
by Old and Slow
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 61
Views: 6019

And so it begins

Steve_S wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:29 am
Petrol melts RTF over time
Didn't know that. thanks for the update, now I need to find fuel-proof sealants!
by Old and Slow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 61
Views: 6019

And so it begins

Neat bracket; I hope the loctite prevents further leaks. Perhaps you could have put a smear of RTF on as well as the loctite to minimise the risk of leaks? Time will tell. Fingers crossed.
by Old and Slow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Clutch master cylinder

I have a collection of split pins donated by an ex-RAE engineer, about a dozen different sizes, so problem sorted. Thanks for the suggestions though. Everything went back together easily, clutch works just as it should, even had time to vacuum the interior ready for Silverstone. I fitted the clutch ...
by Old and Slow
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Clutch master cylinder

Thanks for all the encouragement, greatly appreciated. I disconnected the pipe at the chassis and eventually got the MS and pipe out in one piece - the biggest problem was removing the split pin from the clevis pin at the clutch pedal-cylinder plunger joint - it must have been hammered in. I'll be f...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Clutch master cylinder

Phil,
Thanks for the suggestion to use a crows foot.
The open-ended spanner is already starting to round off the flats, even after soaking with Plus Gas. The problem (I think) is dissimilar metals causing an electrolytic weld.
Must get it sorted before Silverstone!!
by Old and Slow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Clutch master cylinder

From the picture below, I'd say I need to refurbish the master cylinder (already bought the kit, so that's handy).. I need to buy a flare nut spanner to remove the output pipe, does anyone know what size it is? Halfords only supply metric though. Tomorrow I'll see if I can get the master cylinder ou...
by Old and Slow
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 19
Views: 737

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Here's a picture from the Triumph Manual:
Might help?
TR4 Suspension 14.pdf
(142.7 KiB) Downloaded 19 times
by Old and Slow
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Whitstable Classic Motor Show
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Whitstable Classic Motor Show

Taking the portable telly, or using the mobile?
(Cricket, Tennis, F1 etc., etc.)
I hope you have a great day, see you in September.
by Old and Slow
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Need documentation on a SE5
Replies: 20
Views: 842

Need documentation on a SE5

There's an interesting article in this week's Classic Car Weekly, a different problem but it shows that the DVLA are mostly sympathetic. A 1973 Mercedes had a Q plate on it, and after proof of the car's age an age-related L plate was issued. The DVLA only wanted photographic proof of age, no visit w...
by Old and Slow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Need documentation on a SE5
Replies: 20
Views: 842

Need documentation on a SE5

Interesting that the "only" thing missing is the DVLA file on the car, as you already have the original Reg. No. I believe the Club could confirm the chassis number is genuine and what its age is, which I think would go a long way to satisfying the DVLA; definitely worth a try, even if you find they...
by Old and Slow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter solenoid
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Starter solenoid

Of course, this assumes you've put the rest of the circuit in place, i.e. starter motor bolted to the engine and the earth lead connected to the battery.!
by Old and Slow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter solenoid
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Starter solenoid

Should be easy to determine. Before attaching the battery lead to the big stud, use a wire from the battery live (with a line fuse in, if you think you might short something) and connect it to one of the small terminals. If you hear a click, this is the solenoid operating, so this is the feed from t...

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