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by ard126k
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: rotanretla
Replies: 0
Views: 24

rotanretla

My alternator (17ACR) seems to have gone into reverse! Ignition light is on until I turn the ignition on then goes off, and when the engine starts the battery voltage goes down by about 1 volt. All suggestions welcome.
Alex.
by ard126k
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Cologne camshaft gear change
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Cologne camshaft gear change

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by ard126k
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: wipers
Replies: 12
Views: 326

wipers

From memory 5/16 AF spanner.
I had a bundle of spare wiring tucked up in the hole which blocked access. Once that was pulled out things were easier. Like you I didn't want to remove the loom.
I took the wheelboxes out for the repaint so it must be possible!
by ard126k
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Manual gearbox and steering rack
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Manual gearbox and steering rack

Only doing 'market research' at the moment. I've a project in mind that will need the existing O/D removed.
Alex.
by ard126k
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Manual gearbox and steering rack
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Manual gearbox and steering rack

Is the gearbox a 4-speed with a rear extension or did it have an overdrive behind it?
Alex.
by ard126k
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Cologne camshaft gear change
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Cologne camshaft gear change

Is there a quick way to see what wheel I've got? Like looking through the fuel pump 'ole on the Essex?
by ard126k
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: wipers
Replies: 12
Views: 326

wipers

Dennis
If you pull all the wiring out of the hole (might need to undo that big P-clip in your photo) you should see the wheelbox. I assume you've already taken the relays off. Another matter getting spanners in there of course!
Good luck
Alex.
by ard126k
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Cologne camshaft gear change
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Cologne camshaft gear change

Oh dear more work!
Does a failed gear do the same catastrophic damage as on the Essex?
by ard126k
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Cologne camshaft gear change
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Cologne camshaft gear change

Thanks Jim
The original looks like a steel/nylon one, am I right?
And - are the Cologne ones as fragile as the Essex, I don't remember so much being written about them over the years?
Alex.
by ard126k
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Quarter Light ring
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Quarter Light ring

Billy Is this any help? The frame's corroded round the catch mount but the ring is complete with slight pitting.
Alex.
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by ard126k
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Recommended Suppliers
Topic: Opie oils
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Opie oils

I'd ordered some GRP materials from Opie and when it didn't arrive I emailed them and they immediately admitted they'd put the order 'on the wrong pallet' (not sure what that means) and offered a resend or refund. Makes a change from the usual must-be-the-couriers routine.

Alex.
by ard126k
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gell Coat repairs
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Gell Coat repairs

It doesn't sound like flowcoat offers any advantage, apart from the speed of application maybe, so I'll just stick with the devil I know.
by ard126k
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gell Coat repairs
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Gell Coat repairs

Will flowcoat go straight on top of the tissue and give a surface ready for primer and paint without sanding? I'm not looking forward to rubbing down a whole roof! Is it brushed on or sprayed?
by ard126k
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Original Lucas panel light switch - V6 Coupe/SE5
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Wanted: Original Lucas panel light switch - V6 Coupe/SE5

I think I'll have something if Jim doesn't
Alex.
by ard126k
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gell Coat repairs
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Gell Coat repairs

Geraint I'm just in the middle of doing exactly the same on the GTC hardtop for exactly the same reason! My plan is to remove the vinyl and glue (all done), repair the grinder marks (done) then reinforce the GRP with tissue (in progress) and resurface with filler paste. If memory serves this was the...

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