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by Rev Light
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Overdrive clutch type

I am the eternal optimist. I will be cruising on the lesser roads at lower speeds.

Mark is going to supply me as used overdrive, which will keep thing simple when it is time to change. More ducks to line up.

Steve.
by Rev Light
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Overdrive clutch type

Just to note - I did actually send a picture to the specialist mentioned in a previous post, but have not yet had a response.
by Rev Light
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Overdrive clutch type

Anyway, I drove it work this morning. 36 miles across the downs from Swindon to Bradford On Avon.
by Rev Light
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Overdrive clutch type

Last question, I suppose. ..
Am I at risk of losing drive all together?
I had planned to take it to France at end of next month. I am planning to go to the Somme via L'Havre, avoiding the major routes.
Cheers
by Rev Light
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Bristol Classic Car Show 22/23 June 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Bristol Classic Car Show 22/23 June 2019

Yes there will be one with representatives form the Noggins in the South and South West, Wiltshire, Bristol, etc.
by Rev Light
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overdrive for SE5a 1975
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Overdrive for SE5a 1975

So, after having taken advice that the probability of being able to just pull the overdrive, leaving engine and gearbox in position, being highly unlikely, due to lack of access to the top bolts. I am either looking for 5A gearbox with overdrive or a 6A gearbox with overdrive and a propshaft and pos...
by Rev Light
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overdrive for SE5a 1975
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Overdrive for SE5a 1975

I am still driving the car. However I take your point. There was probably plenty of stuff floating around in the oil by the colour of it. But the lumps were restricted to the overdrive, stuck to the magnet. And it's only the overdrive that has failed. Just not thrilled at the probability of pulling ...
by Rev Light
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overdrive for SE5a 1975
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Overdrive for SE5a 1975

Yes a prop shaft forJim's gearbox would also be an option. I was just assuming that it would be easier to change the overdrive in situ, without pulling the engine and gearbox....
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overdrive for SE5a 1975
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Overdrive for SE5a 1975

Looking for an overdrive for a 5a. I have a 3 rod box and a prop shaft with flange mounts.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Overdrive clutch tyoe

If the chunks of metal that fell out of my overdrive sump are anything to go by, then I thinks it's toast.....

Ho hum....
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Overdrive clutch tyoe

Topped it up yesterday. The oil that overflowed has a definite grey colour to it. It's the only reason I mentioned additive, as I do not remember adding any. I did to my back axle, but for a different reason - not that it did any good. The books categorically says not to add anything to the oil in a...
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 24
Views: 504

Overdrive clutch type

I understand, rightly or wrongly, that when an overdrive is engaged by the solenoid, that it is done via some sort of clutch arrangement. What type of clutch is this? Is it a disc with some sort of friction material, or some sort of centrefugal arrangement? The reason, I ask, is that my overdrive is...
by Rev Light
Thu May 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Flying bonnet
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Flying bonnet

Mine popped open at 60 miles an hour last year. Plenty of damage to the bonnet. Safety catch didn't. The bonnet release had started to bind and had not properly returned. Take it from me, it is something to try and avoid.

Steve
by Rev Light
Thu May 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8477

Engine Rebuild Novice

I recently fitted a set of tubular headers and had to remove the new studs (with brass nuts) and fit bolts and I could not get the headers over the studs in the engine bay. SE5A. I believe they are allen key types.
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Impact Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Impact Driver

I have managed to shift it with a ratchet handle with a much beefier bit. Although I was able to move it a little bit, which has improved the fit. But it isn't perfect. No more adjustment on it though.

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