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by philhoward
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Can't find the engine number location on my Essex V6.
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Can't find the engine number location on my Essex V6.

Yep - it's at the back of the engine, just behind the inlet manifold, drivers side (assuming RHD)
by philhoward
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: "B" post repair
Replies: 3
Views: 74

"B" post repair

Which model? In short, remove the seatbelt reel, carpet around it, the trim panel that goes up the side (beside the rear seat), and cut out a large piece of fibreglass. Repair, then glass the removed section back in. Better to make one huge cut than a small one and then have to do another to get a b...
by philhoward
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Someone with a Borg Warner 35 gearbox.
Replies: 2
Views: 161

auto speedo drive

Chgperformance - James Holland :D
by philhoward
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Collection Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Collection Sale

Thread locked to avoid repetition - see link by Coupe Racing.
by philhoward
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Original Wheel Size 68 SE5
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Original Wheel Size 68 SE5

You're welcome :D
by philhoward
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Original Wheel Size 68 SE5
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Original Wheel Size 68 SE5

Ah - the overall diameter? It should be in the order of about 650mm/25.5" but it depends a little on the exact tyre manufacturer and model fitted as they are all slightly different. Information taken from an oft used site for tyre and wheel sizing: http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=185&aspe...
by philhoward
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Original Wheel Size 68 SE5
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Original Wheel Size 68 SE5

Welcome, Terry!

Diameter is 14" - or did you mean width (which is 5.5J)?

Those dimensions are where the actual bead of the tyre sits on the rim rather than the absolute dimensions of the rim itself, to avoid any confusion.
by philhoward
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Engine lifting

4 bolts in tension (carb replacement plate) or 4 studs in shear (exhaust)?

I know which I’d choose but it’s your call.
by philhoward
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...
Replies: 959
Views: 64456

"I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...

The 015 battery specified for a Scimitar was also the one specified for the Rover P6 3500 V8 ;)
by philhoward
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Engine lifting

If you don't have access to a crane with a longer reach, then you'll have to go in from the side - downside is as the lift, you have to roll the car backwards as you lift which works fine until the wheel needs to go over the one leg of the crane that was behind the wheel... You could make a "ramp" f...
by philhoward
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Engine lifting

In that case, you need a longer reach crane - that's not a problem with the lifting method.

No picture?
by philhoward
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Engine lifting

If half your manifold bolts are loose and the carb studs are only in by a couple of threads then maybe but it won’t deform the manifold if that was what you were wondering. I’d definitely remove the W plate first as well as he did. As CR says - if your bracket is flat to the manifold face and tight,...
by philhoward
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 29
Views: 670

Engine lifting

Finally found a couple of pictures..on Retro Rides as it happens!
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by philhoward
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Circuit Racing Chat
Topic: Wakey wakey
Replies: 54
Views: 1337

Wakey wakey

Type 5 gearbox probably - available in hydraulic as well as Cable operation (only used in cable operated in a Scim) but you could go with a concentric slave? I think a certain Jim K might have what you need? I have one of each here I couldn't remember who else had a hydraulic one (I knew I'd read i...
by philhoward
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 400
Views: 5529

Quiz time

I knew I’d seen it before and believe there’s a Reliant connection..

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