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by simmit
Mon May 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Plastic tunnel trim (between seats), Se6, 6a, 6b.
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Plastic tunnel trim (between seats), Se6, 6a, 6b.

Anyone throwing one out? Preferably not split.
by simmit
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Good make of clutch for 2.9efi
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Good make of clutch for 2.9efi

So many horror stories about poor quality clutch kits nowadays. I hear only LUK and Valeo spoken of with high regard but both these manufacturers no longer list a clutch kit for 2.9efi.
Suggestions or comments please.
by simmit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 3107

Middlebridge gear lever

Coupe Racing wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:03 pm
I thought stiff gear selection was due to the grade of oil
I suppose stiff shifting or difficulty engaging correct gears can be caused by many things. I can only relate my own experience.
by simmit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 3107

Middlebridge gear lever

but I could see no signs of such modification on the one removed from MB50 This may be a daft question, but what was actually wrong with the original one? Not a daft question at all. I was having difficulty selecting 1st and 2nd gears. I suspected either too much wear at lever fork end or too much ...
by simmit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

Like I said here is no indication of what the rad fan fuse value should be - only the two relays. Thanks Peter. I traced wiring to F17 (cockpit, nearside, front bulkhead) and found 25A fuse, functional but showing signs of distress. Of course, I've no idea if 25A is original spec'n or if someone ov...
by simmit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

Thanks guys. Interesting discussion. Giddo. My cheapo meter gives 0.3 to 0.4 Ohms motor resistance at rest. Phil. It was always the intention to have temperature switch and relay but at the time there was not time to do so. I readily accept, Phil, that a bigger relay is likely to be less stressed th...
by simmit
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

Is your otter switch faulty? You shouldn't need to use a manual switch in the current weather? (of course a relay is always a good idea to protect both) Modified cooling system. No Otter switch. Ally rad with single speed 16" Spal fan pulling about 18A. Intend to fit auto temperature switch but mea...
by simmit
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

philhoward wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Did you use a switch with 25A written on it, or one rated at a genuine 25A DC? 25A is a lot for a switch to cope with - it would have to be very substantial indeed hence why anything over about 10A is generally relayed.
Used switch from Halfords which packaging clearly claimed it was 25A.
by simmit
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

A warning to others who, like me (idiot), take electrical component ratings at face value. I used a 25A rated switch to manually operate rad fan (18A current draw rating) but it didn't last long. Simply it melted the switch plastic body and could easily have resulted in a fire. Nasty! Should have do...
by simmit
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Parking sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Parking sensors

Are the cheap parking sensors advertised on say ebay reliable?
by simmit
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 3107

Middlebridge gear lever

I’m going to guess that they modified a standard one with an angle grinder and a welder, just like Reliant did for the SS1? You may be correct but I could see no signs of such modification on the one removed from MB50. Must say my angle grinder and weld bodge on the replacement seems to be working ...
by simmit
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 3107

Middlebridge gear lever

scimjim wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Just found these in my Dropbox - shows that all Ford applications have the gearstick angled back about 32 degrees (and have 32 degrees between forward/back gears).

So the question remains .................... Where did Middlebridge get their forward facing gearlevers from?
by simmit
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 15" alloy tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 1816

15" alloy tyres

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Roger they are 6" wheels so it looks like 195 65 15 will need to be ordered
6"? Be sure because mostly, 15 Woolfies are 7" (I think) and require 10mm spacers at front (plus a little fettling of top wishbone corners) to give clearance. Just thought I'd mention it.
by simmit
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB odometer accuracy
Replies: 22
Views: 2153

MB odometer accuracy

For what it's worth I run manual 'box (auto. may be different?) on 15x7 Woolfies with 205x65 tyres. Speedo and satnav now both agree.
by simmit
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 3107

Middlebridge gear lever

DARK STAR wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:06 pm

Quick shift is magnificent, very positive and clean, highly recommended.
Can you say which make of quick shift it is (there are several)?

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