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by halfpenny
Sat May 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 4HA diff help please!
Replies: 13
Views: 268

4HA diff help please!

The pinion bearings must be pre-loaded. This used to be done with a solid spacer and shims, but now a crush sleeve is used for speed, and equates a torque to a given pre-load. Either method can be used on any 4HA. The important thing on a used axle is that the bearings remain pre- loaded, hence the ...
by halfpenny
Wed May 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Replacing girling servo with lockheed
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Steve, I see you have silicone hose for the vacuum connection. Are you sure it will not collapse in use? Just a thought - soft hose which will withstand internal pressure may not have much resistance in the other direction.
by halfpenny
Tue May 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: QRG Electric Fuel Pump Kit - Recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

QRG Electric Fuel Pump Kit - Recommendations?

On my 5a, I use an old Pacet interrupter type (like an SU) specifically for filling the float chamber if the car has rested for a few days. Works fine just upstream of the mechanical pump.
by halfpenny
Sun May 24, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Dual circuit brakes
Replies: 58
Views: 1826

Dual circuit brakes

Leave the servo, it will bleed through.
by halfpenny
Sun May 24, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Replacing girling servo with lockheed
Replies: 20
Views: 401

Replacing girling servo with lockheed

Here's one mounted barrel up and air valve down. I had to do it this way, being an ex-Lockheed apprentice
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by halfpenny
Fri May 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Thoughts on getting back in the road
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Thoughts on getting back in the road

Long pedal or soft pedal? You mention new discs, did you check the disc run-out? Is the pedal repeatedly good at rest? Can you pump up a good pedal, and does it hold?
by halfpenny
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Socket and Ratchet Spanner Set
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Socket and Ratchet Spanner Set

I also paid £99, more than 10 years ago IIRC. Comprehensive set and no complaints, but I often still use my old jumble of kit because it's familiar. I guess half the Pro set has never, and will never, be used
by halfpenny
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 1974 5a on Ebay
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

1974 5a on Ebay

Four years ago I bought for £1100 a running mot'd 5a which was very scruffy, but with solid chassis, quiet axle, stainless tank and exhaust. Newish carb, tubular manifolds and new alternator. Frankly, it looked more like a breaker. Never to be a concours candidate, but a daily driver for me. I spent...
by halfpenny
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 597
Views: 81793

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

I have in my 5a, a new 195/70 R14 on an original Dunlop composite - it's tight, but it does fit.
by halfpenny
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 75 Amp alternator
Replies: 14
Views: 572

75 Amp alternator

But if you battery is flat (ish), the alternator will try to charge it asap, which could mean a very high current if only for a short time. You could put a high amp fuse in the connecting wire, which is what I did after replacing fried wires. Not sure if the battery had discharged through the altern...
by halfpenny
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 front seat belt brackets
Replies: 8
Views: 508

SE5 front seat belt brackets

Yes, my early 5a is one in and one out. My mot man was perplexed.
by halfpenny
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Car sos
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Car sos

It's just tv; time jeopardy and all that
by halfpenny
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Diff pinion oil seal
Replies: 46
Views: 4763

Diff pinion oil seal

Correct (on mine). Just done it
by halfpenny
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Diff pinion oil seal
Replies: 46
Views: 4763

Diff pinion oil seal

A bit of info for this thread. Small flange is 1.5 od; large flange, as fitted to my early 5a, is 1.875 od.
by halfpenny
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: painting an engine bay
Replies: 5
Views: 318

painting an engine bay

I did my Se5a with rattle cans three years ago, and it still looks great. The master cylinders and all removeable bits were out, with masking round the fuse box and loom.

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