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by Joe.
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Convert heads to unleaded or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Convert heads to unleaded or not?

My view purely from an engineering perspective has always been that if you don't fit hardened seats, and you don't run additive, and you eventually get valve seat recession whats the worst that will happen? - You'll have to fit new seats. So why go to the effort of fitting those seats before they're...
by Joe.
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 413
Views: 67276

Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?

I've always thought the ball joints were there to help prevent fatigue. Presumably caused by engine vibration? I'm pretty sure both club traders / marque specialists source their tubular manifolds from Double S exhausts. ( Probably combining their orders to secure the best price.) I've never entirel...
by Joe.
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 413
Views: 67276

Joe's 1972 GTE - Radio Silence

Is it not Finished Yet? Yeah I know the car's not finished yet but its getting closer* all the time... (* TRANSLATION: its still miles from being 'finished'!) I Had a brief tangent changing a perfectly servicable set of modern securon seatbelts for a New old stock set of Britax Auto Lok mark 3's. T...
by Joe.
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Taking out the Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Taking out the Engine

Hi, for the essex I ordered:

1.5/8" x 1
2" x 1
1.1/4" x 12 ( think the essex only needs 11 I wanted a spare just in case. )

The whole order was about £35, not sure what the sizes are for the straight 6 off hand so can't help there...
by Joe.
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Taking out the Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Taking out the Engine

https://coreplugs.co.uk/stainless-steel ... less-steel - Just used these guys to get a full set of stainless plugs for the Essex, quite a bit more expensive than mild steel but hopefully worth it in the long run.
All there plugs are made in-house in the UK too.
by Joe.
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 413
Views: 67276

Joe's 1972 GTE - Radio Silence

Radio Silence: Readers of this thread with a good memory may recall that a few posts back I was planning on fitting a period Motorola radio cassette player in order to get a working FM radio. Heres a picture of it: http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/1092.jpg Looks great, right? Havi...
by Joe.
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 413
Views: 67276

Joe's 1972 GTE - Doors Doorframes & Quaterlight seals

DARK STAR wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Agreed, I will follow this one.
How is the Coupé, Joe?
Still with me, limited progress there...
by Joe.
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1968 Se4c Coupe' Rebuild
Replies: 94
Views: 13772

1968 Se4c Coupe' Rebuild

Hi all, sorry about the delay replying. This car is still with me and still unfinished, it got overtaken by the GTE which has dominated my attention since summer 2016! I do try an revisit it occasionally making minor progress. Theres no great mystery with the numberplates, When I first started to sh...
by Joe.
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 527

GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal

I've done it both ways and always found it easier to lift engine and gearbox together, I do have a big engine crane though. On a GTE you'll need the front of the car to be raised a bit to stop the bottom of the gearbox grounding out. If you've only got a small / standard size engine crane you may st...
by Joe.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 413
Views: 67276

Joe's 1972 GTE - Wiring loom Repair

Doors & Doorframe Hardware, - Part 2 Frames completed I was then able to trial fit them on the doors. http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/1072.jpg http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/1073.jpg http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/1074.jpg I'm really please...
by Joe.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 413
Views: 67276

Joe's 1972 GTE - Wiring loom Repair

Doors & Doorframe Hardware, - Part 1 Looking at this photo you could be forgiven for thinking that I'd spent 6 months ignoring the doors..! http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/1045.jpg But in amongst the other work I've been tacking odd jobs relating to the doors / door frames. Strip...
by Joe.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Heater Deflector?
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Heater Deflector?

There are two blow moulded plastic mouldings to duct hot air into the footwell, They arnt really fitted to the heater but insead sit underneath it: You can see them in this picture: http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/786.jpg (sourced from my rebuild thread: http://www.scimitarweb.co....
by Joe.
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 413
Views: 67276

Joe's 1972 GTE - Wiring loom Repair

Exhaust midboxes - Finished Anyone on the RSSOC facebook group will be aware that my progress in this thread isnt entirely up to date... So In the next couple of weeks I'll try and fill in some of the gaps. This post carries on from my last post on exhaust midboxes. Its a bit of a break from the wi...
by Joe.
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 413
Views: 67276

Joe's 1972 GTE - Wiring loom Repair

To operate the new heated screens I have altered the existing heated rear window switch. Instead of a simple rocker that was either on / off the aim was to modify it to a momentary type doing: front /off / rear. This sounds horrifically complicated but is actually a fairly easy job! I started by so...

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