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by GavinR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Petrol tank
Replies: 19
Views: 362

Petrol tank

Off topic, my first van was an 1987 ex Police Sherpa V8 - two rows of seats and the rear kitted out with racks for tyres, spares and tools
Two Stromberg carbs, a manual gearbox and a 120 litre tank - fully loaded it could tow my rally car at whatever speed you wanted to and would do 15mpg :)
by GavinR
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 618

KVL SE5 Project

My next job was to drain the radiator and remove the hoses - even though the expansion tank had some water in it, all the hoses crunched when squeezed :shock: A lot of "water" came out of the system, but it didn't smell like any antifreeze I had come across before, and wasn't blue either Most of the...
by GavinR
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: suspension issues
Replies: 15
Views: 947

suspension issues

The spring may be the same length under full car loading, but raising the spring seat on an adjustable seat damper can result in the spring being preloaded (precompressed) when the wheels are off the ground and the damper is at full extension This increases the ride height as the weight of the car h...
by GavinR
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 494

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

Yes - last year all the Tests were at Thorpe Abbotts, 3 layouts done 3 times and we prefer some variety!
by GavinR
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 494

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

Well done Chris and Brendan, good write up and I'm glad to see the organisers managed to secure some other Test venues for this year's event :)
by GavinR
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 618

KVL SE5 Project

Thanks Jim - I'll make both sides match So after a couple of evenings of hammering in all directions, the slave cylinder came out in various pieces! The sockets and threaded rod were to extract the remains from the bellhousing http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2013/11/201908042147120228520190721_192740...
by GavinR
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 618

KVL SE5 Project

Tonight I got stuck in to a few bits and pieces, some investigation and a few surprises Firstly, the grille in front of the windscreen, covered by an ally plate... http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2013/11/201907190122525970720190718_201455_a.jpg Removed the plate, no grille... that's going to be fun t...
by GavinR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 618

KVL SE5 Project

got a few SE5 bits, having stripped a donor for trim parts etc, to complete my own... obviously i have chosen the best bits, but most are serviceable if you get stuck, message me. Thanks - I'll send you a message over the weekend, there's a few SE5 specific parts I'm missing! Nice :D I have a repai...
by GavinR
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TR6 Steel wheels on a 6a
Replies: 17
Views: 720

TR6 Steel wheels on a 6a

rebel alliance wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:08 am
Not sure about having to enlarge the wheel holes have not tried them on yet...the scimitar steel wheel nuts are too big...its only that i want the twintub wheel centres on otherwise any 1/2 nut would do
They bolted straight onto the 1/2" wheel studs on my SE5a
by GavinR
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 618

KVL SE5 Project

I saw this one come up for sale in May and thought about it for a while, before contacting the owner (Mike) in early July and going to have a look - being only 30 mins from where I live, it seemed a good opportunity It was as described, a SE5 project with a galvanised chassis and a stainless exahust...
by GavinR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se 5A Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Se 5A Exhaust

Hi, one and all, can anyone tell me the inlet and outlet angle of the Rear silencer box assembly. This may be trivial to some, but I need to have the exhaust system made here in Spain, which is cheaper than purchasing and shipping one from the UK. Hi, I made one last year using universal exhaust pa...
by GavinR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE5 - What's it worth?
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

SE5 - What's it worth?

gtcse8 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:03 pm
westofsouth wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:48 am
rear hatch missing.
I have several if the new owner wan`ts one
Thanks for the offer but I've found one closer to home

There'll be a list of other missing items when I've sorted through everything
by GavinR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE5 - What's it worth?
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

SE5 - What's it worth?

Now sold :wink:
by GavinR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Speedometer gearing
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Speedometer gearing

Hi David,

Reading your explanation - yes I had forgotten the rolling radius of the tyre

I agree with your calculations so the 960tpm speedo must be the correct one

Thanks
Gavin
by GavinR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Speedometer gearing
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Speedometer gearing

Hm, the gearbox speedo driven and drive gears are 21 teeth and 7 teeth so nearly the same as the diff (3.583 to 1), sort of equalising each other. I'm going to let you do the maths, not had enough coffee yet!☹️ So the speedo drive ratio is 3.0 and the axle is 3.583 which gives 837tpm (3 / 3.583 * 1...

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