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by derekoss
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Webasto roof
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

Re: Webasto roof

I have three electric of different configuration (webasto and others) still in the box. All were too small and had the motor at the front rather than the original which had the motor at the back. This eats into the moulding for the sun visors. Can anyone help with an idea of the width of the fabric ...
by derekoss
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Webasto roof
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

Re: Webasto roof

Didn't realise these were available new. Fancy one on my 6b which has a seriously corroded electric thing sealed shut.
What happens to the roll bar ?

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upper fulcrum/chassis thread stripped
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: Upper fulcrum/chassis thread stripped

Nothing wrong with genuine Helicoil. The ones shown on the earlier noted ad are probably Chinese and by default well..... However I would have no issue using them with a good high strength Loctite on the coil and bolt. Let's be honest three bolts would hold that on forever. If you have new fulcrums ...
by derekoss
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Nightmare gearbox project
Replies: 32
Views: 8194

Re: Nightmare gearbox project

Surely more sensible just to have the box completely overhauled by someone that knows what they are doing !
All the bits are available even if you have to get them from the USA.
Pretty simple box and you (should) know what you have then !

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 12v compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 387

12v compressor

Hi, anybody got any leads/advice on a good 12v compressor ?
I use a trailer a lot and like to lower the pressures a bit when empty to save it bouncing all over the road ! Not many places I load it have air.

Thanks, Derek
by derekoss
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Property insurance NOT domestic/commercial
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Property insurance NOT domestic/commercial

Hi, Interestingly I had a similar problem with a road. In Scotland too but don't think that was relevant. Never found anyone that would insure as not attached to anything else I owned. Solution was to have it owned by an offshore limlited company set up for the purpose. At least a degree of protecti...
by derekoss
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.9 engine height in 6A or middlebridge?
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: 2.9 engine height in 6A or middlebridge?

Hi, cant help with the size but as one who has two 2.9 conversions on the go why is your engine lower ?

Derek
by derekoss
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: HEATED WINDSCREENS
Replies: 12
Views: 4966

Re: HEATED WINDSCREENS

I remember getting Mini screens fitted years ago. Similar rubber/glass setup. The screens were fitted dry (new rubber if at all hard) then they ran round with a black sealant through a thin nozzle. Both on glass and body. Looked like Sikaflex stuff. A special tool was used to fit the chrome insert. ...
by derekoss
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC automatic gear failure
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: GTC automatic gear failure

Do you mean "won't change" instead of "can't change" i.e. are you trying to move the gearstick up or down ?
by derekoss
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 639
Views: 128229

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

I too am stunned by the quality and development of this rebuild and love to read about it. I thought I was doing well having an automatic oiling system on my trunnions ! However being on several forums for my various hobbies I find the one thing they all lack is "tonal quality" You can't hear commen...
by derekoss
Thu May 14, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Why a Ford Oil Filter is Best for the Essex
Replies: 53
Views: 9991

Re: Why a Ford Oil Filter is Best for the Essex

It could quite simply be that one filter had a finer filtration media than another giving the restriction. Or larger area of media. Then again the PR valve could be opening at a lower pressure or has a larger area giving by-pass type filtration ! Put an empty filter can on as see what pressure you g...
by derekoss
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1978 SE6a rolling restoration project - now sold :(
Replies: 818
Views: 90786

Re: 1978 SE6a rolling restoration project

Hi, Regarding rear wheel bearing replacement I unbolt the bearing retainer/backplate bolts and pull the complete thing off the axle. Attack the bearing with an angle grinder. In effect grinding off the outer and grinding the inner part thin but without touching the halfshaft !! I The heat generated ...
by derekoss
Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Query on engine conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 8406

Re: Query on engine conversion

My understanding is the 4.0 litre is constrained by all the emmision control stuff.

Certainly a fair bit of stuff available to increase it. I just don't want to tear apart a brand new engine !

Changing diff to LS and ratio as well to use the torque. Just want a big effortless cruiser.

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Query on engine conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 8406

Re: Query on engine conversion

"just trawling the inter web,anyone thought of the Ford Explorer Cologne 4 litre lump?" Doing one at the moment. Using a OHV as I don't want to cut any body which I believe you have to for an OHC. OHV seems to be rare as hen's teeth in the UK. I managed to source a brand new one (surprisingly built ...

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