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by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: C3 dipstick tube
Replies: 6
Views: 189

C3 dipstick tube

Ah.....how did you manage to remove it in the end??

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Shock absorbers
Replies: 39
Views: 3422

Shock absorbers

I once had a very hard ride on a front corner of a GTE which turned out to be due to a slightly bent damper spindle and not helped by the trunnion bushes being a bit corroded and stiff (new ownership and prior to my renewing both and fitting grease nipples). Just a reminder that a lot of spring comp...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: C3 dipstick tube
Replies: 6
Views: 189

C3 dipstick tube

there should be an O ring at the top to seal the dipstick in the tube. At least I have one on mine Ian.....tube not dipstick loose. Ard. When my engine dipstick tube was loose (just a push fit) I tried opening out tube but to no avail as I just could not get dia. just right to be a good push fit. I...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC door tongue
Replies: 4
Views: 207

GTC door tongue

But remember when removing that the plate with captive nuts inside the pillar will fall down inside if you take both screws out. Take one out, twist the catch till you can put screw back into inner plate then remove second screw. A magnet may help to manoeuvre the plate to line up holes when replaci...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Cologne rocker covers
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Cologne rocker covers

I remember the usual recommendation is just a smear of grease both sides. The cork ones will settle over time so need checking and gentle tightening down at times.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Replacement front seats
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Replacement front seats

They are velour beige and tired Both the seat and back are independent covers and are not at all difficult to remove from the frames/foam for renewal/refurbishing. They are held onto the frame by push on clips. The underneath diaphragm that takes your weight is only hooked on to the frame and can b...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Replacement front seats
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Replacement front seats

pmallinson wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:52 pm
I have read that early xjs front seats fit nicely into se6a and gtc's ?
Has anyone done this or indeed fitted other type seats? Can anyone advise if the mount points and distance between seat rails are the same,
Just wonder why you are wanting to change the seats?

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Skimming the inlet manifold.
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Skimming the inlet manifold.

Another thought on head skimming and gaskets. I once had a Bristol with strait 6 engine that blew a head gasket between 2 cylinders. I stupidly drove it home on the remaining 4 cylinders and caused a considerable burn furrow between the 2 cylinders. I phoned Bristol motors at Filton to ask what the ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: suspension issues
Replies: 15
Views: 944

suspension issues

max height[by preloading the springs-winding the seat up] although my car was higher than a friends with the same kit and much lower it was notably firmer[same profile tyres etc] due to mine being wound up to the max settings bilstein recommended... sorry don't understand.....how can it be higher a...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: log in
Replies: 14
Views: 934

log in

I use an Apple MacBook Air with Safari (always updated OS when they update). When I get the website up and am not logged in and click on the top right "Log In" there appears the log in page and over the boxes where you type ID and Passwords there appears another smallish box with a key symbol to lef...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: suspension issues
Replies: 15
Views: 944

suspension issues

the spring will act completely differently when preloaded[more instant resistance] rather than a nice smooth ride NO. The spring is linear...eg say rate is 200 lb inch then it stays 200 lb in when you screw up the seat and the shock absorber is fully open but the spring obviously becomes shorter. S...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: DAMPER POWER/MANUAL STEERING
Replies: 7
Views: 268

DAMPER POWER/MANUAL STEERING

If the chassis is designed to take different trunnions (with the same damper for each), the damper top mount would presumably be aligned with the centre point of the lower two positions - ie giving a maximum of 3/8” misalignment in the static position? As for the misalignment of your damper eyes, t...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: suspension issues
Replies: 15
Views: 944

suspension issues

Spring preload??? A spring is just squashed enough to fit it onto the damper. For fixed seats the damper and spring rate and length are fixed to give the car its correct ride height. For adjustable seats the spring is compressed, if necessary, to fit on the damper then the seat is adjusted to give t...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: shock compatibility se5a/se6 gtc etc
Replies: 3
Views: 229

shock compatibility se5a/se6 gtc etc

No the shock bushes are different widths. but since the GTC are 1 1/8 inch wide and the 5 are 1 1/4 wide a 1/16 inch large outer diameter 1/2 inch inner diameter washer on either side of the bush would be an advantage which would save wear on the brackets inner face and get you to the right width b...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: DAMPER POWER/MANUAL STEERING
Replies: 7
Views: 268

DAMPER POWER/MANUAL STEERING

Ah-Ha....getting the hang of it a bit more......post edited.

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