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by halfpenny
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC 404 MOT Emissions
Replies: 3
Views: 121

GTC 404 MOT Emissions

The mot tester was simply giving his reason for determining the engine was hot enough to perform the emissions check- I don't think he was indicating a fault.
by halfpenny
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Jay Leno’s Garage
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Jay Leon's Garage

and on freeview, but not worth watching imho
by halfpenny
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Overdrive clutch type

Give him a call; he's very reasonable, but you will have to contact him
by halfpenny
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Overdrive clutch type

Send the photo to Dave Twigger at Overdrive Services in Rugby. He'll likely identify it for you, and the consequences.
by halfpenny
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Overdrive clutch tyoe

Also pull out the pressure relief valve and clean it up; these can get very mucky and sticky.
by halfpenny
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Overdrive clutch tyoe

Have you checked the gearbox oil level?
by halfpenny
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

My observation was that a smaller 5a stub axle had a vertical link with small diameter felt seal shoulder. The replacement larger stub axle assembly had a larger diameter seal shoulder. Both seemed to be original assemblies. So not all vertical links are equal, at least so far as the diameter of the...
by halfpenny
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

My record shows 5a grease seals have an o/d of 2.1". Small i/d (= vertical link boss o/d) was 1.375 "; large i/d was 1.5". I guess a spacer could be fitted to grow the smaller boss, but mine had a smaller i/d felt seal (ie no spacer), so two sizes were clearly available.
by halfpenny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1169

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

5a small diameter stubs certainly take a smaller felt seal than the larger stubs ( because the vertical links have a different diameter shoulder)
by halfpenny
Wed May 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: near Fort William
Replies: 0
Views: 453

near Fort William

Dark red SE5a, LLY###K. Rear anti-roll bar. I followed today from the road works to the canal. Tracked straight and true, but rear dampers seemed tired, judging by the bouncing. Also a puff of smoke from the nearside exhaust when, I'm guessing, overdrive top was engaged. Much nicer colour than my fi...
by halfpenny
Thu May 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: What kind of washer
Replies: 4
Views: 627

What kind of washer

Might have been a dowty washer
by halfpenny
Wed May 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: failed overdrive
Replies: 10
Views: 882

failed overdrive

Just to close this off, turned out that the outer ring of the one way clutch was spinning in the casing - hence no drive. New oversize ring fitted as part of a full rebuild, so all will now be well.
by halfpenny
Wed May 01, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a overdrive cleaning.
Replies: 9
Views: 638

6a overdrive cleaning.

Dowty washer would be favourite.
by halfpenny
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive Selection advice
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Overdrive Selection advice

I think a neutral throttle change is best practice, and avoids an unecessary torque reversal. Can't see the point of dipping the clutch.
by halfpenny
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 1278

Slimest tyre for a Dunlop Composit?

Bear in mind that an old tyre will generally give heavier steering than an new tyre of the same type, simply because the side walls become soft. Also new tyres of modern construction can give lighter steering, as I found on my fifties classic where new Michelin radials are in fact lighter than the o...

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