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by halfpenny
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Recommended Tyres for 4X4
Replies: 19
Views: 366

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 499

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: 36
Views: 2485

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.
by halfpenny
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 36
Views: 2485

Broken Boffin

Unscrewing of rh threaded nuts on nearside wheels is a well known phenomenon, and the generally accepted explanation is that flexing of the wheel centre causes a differential unscrewing torque to be applied to the nuts, which will unscrew if not tight enough. Once the wheel is loose the unscrewing e...
by halfpenny
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1696
Views: 110441

Rat Rod (progress)

I had the same, and rewired the lot with relays, and no Scotchloks!. My issue, which became apparent when I stripped the old harness, was a completely fried alternator- battery cable. Completely reliable now for three years. As a precaution, I also fitted a fusible link in the alternator feed.
by halfpenny
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC 404 MOT Emissions
Replies: 4
Views: 432

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: 379

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: 1701

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: 1701

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: 1701

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: 1701

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: 1686

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...

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