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by halfpenny
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Understanding my automatic choke
Replies: 28
Views: 638

Understanding my automatic choke

10k revs !!!!
by halfpenny
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Rallying Chat
Topic: Alternative motorsport for the scims ? Navigational rally ?
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Alternative motorsport for the scims ? Navigational rally ?

VSCC Measham? Good fun but requires much stamina and concentration
by halfpenny
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mystery Car 2
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Mystery Car 2

Yep, I think so. Early E series wyvern with the small back window.
by halfpenny
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mystery Car 2
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Mystery Car 2

What about the one in front of the side valve Minor?
by halfpenny
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mystery Car 2
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Mystery Car 2

Fregate, I think. (just to be accurate, not chippy)
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Starter motor removal
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Starter motor removal

I had no trouble feeding the bolt in place, using just the socket and 10" extension; it found its way home.
by halfpenny
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Starter motor removal
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Starter motor removal

I have tubulars on a 5a, and I recall having to remove the oil filter. Other than that it was straightforward with the right socket extension (but I have small hands).
by halfpenny
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Maybe a daft question - split pin removal
Replies: 37
Views: 1166

Maybe a daft question - split pin removal

Is it in a blind hole - if so, use grease and a close fitting punch to push it out
by halfpenny
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: oil pressure figures after scare
Replies: 10
Views: 518

oil pressure figures after scare

My V6 is very tired, but gives 50psi at 50mph, and has done so for the last 10k miles. Hot tickover is less than 20psi. Daily driver cruising at 70mph+ , and doesn't use any oil. These engines will soldier on for ages
by halfpenny
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Recommended Tyres for 4X4
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Recommended Tyres for 4X4

We've had 15 years and 125K out of Goodyear 'Efficient Grip' on madam's Disco. They were fitted from new. Very satisfied. A quiet tyre, they wear dead flat and last for about 30K on the front and 40K on the rear. Off road grip is fine on wet grass.
by halfpenny
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1677

Front brake operation

You did right. It's very unlikely that you would see anything wrong on examination of a new cylinder. Possibly you could have proved the point by blocking the cylinder outlet ports, and then trying to generate pressure in the barrel.
by halfpenny
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1677

Front brake operation

Quite so Roger, and a direct m/cyl servo should be even less trouble to bleed
by halfpenny
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1677

Front brake operation

The system should bleed perfectly well with the servo non-operational, but take care that air is not trapped in the upper end of the servo cylinder. Try bleeding here by slackening the tube nut. I assume the servo is correctly orientated. You may have a very stiff (new?) master cylinder seal which i...
by halfpenny
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Brake Judder
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Brake Judder

Borrow a different set of wheels/tyres - could be a tyre related problem
by halfpenny
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 37
Views: 3340

Broken Boffin

IIRC, the problem of self unscrewing was particularly related to coned nuts, so not much heard of since about 1980. It was a major issue with truck wheels, hence those little yellow pointers.

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