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by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech
Replies: 5
Views: 278

New shocks and springs recommendation please

I was first person to work with PROTECH to get a set designed for my 6a (Rod Avon of AVO fame was their consultant) They supplied them with bushes fabricated from metalastic (Jaguar) ones which were internally bushed to fit the1/2 inch bolts and more importantly they were the correct 1 1/8 inch widt...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.8 crank
Replies: 11
Views: 527

2.8 crank

Possibly more of a flat ring rather than round 'O' ring...sorry can't remember but believe comes with gasket set?

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.8 crank
Replies: 11
Views: 527

2.8 crank

This should have been with last pictures . You can just see the slightly darker grey square mark to right of rear thermostat housing hose spout that corresponds with the missing slot of the block to timing case plate. The ring shape around the water hole is from the rubber seal. (Water holes had not...
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne 2.8 core plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 635

Cologne 2.8 core plugs

scimjim wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:11 pm
I have a Cologne on an engine stand that I can photograph if you can’t find the answer online.
Jim have you managed to get time to take the photos?
Seems as if 12 plugs; one large and 11 all same size a bit smaller.
Photos will be printed and filed in my workshop manual.
Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaphragms
Replies: 29
Views: 2863

Seat Diaphragms

gtcse8 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Dennis if you have the plywood fitted you do not need webs :roll:
gtcse8 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Dennis if you have the plywood fitted you do not need webs :roll:
See my comment further up........sitting too high and seems much harder.......i.e. no give and nice rounded cushioning to fit my pert little..... :wink:
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaphragms
Replies: 29
Views: 2863

Seat Diaphragms

AJL 1. How are those metal parts fixed to the webbing? 2 .I have (used) the 2 sizes of hooks when fitting the rotten rubber diaphragm. 1 3/8 inch for the 8 parallel to frame hooks....2 front, 2 rear and 4 at sides; and 1 5/8 inch for the two front corner diagonal-to-frame ones. (as per the photo of ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne 2.8 core plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 635

Cologne 2.8 core plugs

Have just put up a couple of photos on an answer to Dave speed in general tech discussion thread "2.8 crank" showing block to timing case water passage. It occurs to me that this could be another source of leak to outside of engine. The plate that fits on the block has a piece out of it completely f...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.8 crank
Replies: 11
Views: 527

2.8 crank

Water in sump could be due to the 2 timing cover guide sleeve and o ring seal not having been renewed or being damaged. This is the point where the water goes from block into front timing case casting to water pump. See the two grotty brown rusty looking holes either side of the cam gear. If I remem...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: GTC Hardtop survey
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

GTC Hardtop survey

Alex..sorry no to parting with hardtop...want to keep it with car in case of future car sale (not envisaged for some time.)
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne 2.8 core plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 635

Cologne 2.8 core plugs

Looks like 12. But mainly need to know location of each one in case I have to check each for leaks......engine still in car.

Jim ... photos with arrowed locations would be good. Good to put in WIKI too.
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne 2.8 core plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 635

Cologne 2.8 core plugs

Is there a list anywhere of the number and location of the core plugs in a Cologne engine? 12 core plugs? Where are they located? Recently realised I was loosing water as expansion tank empty. Went round hose clips and found some joints weeping slightly and needed up to 2 full turns tightening! hope...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering Notchy on LH side
Replies: 23
Views: 993

Steering Notchy on LH side

Can it be presumed that the rack was centralised by inserting a bar into the plug hole provided in the steering box and through into the hole in the rack thus ensuring rack was centralised? Just wondering otherwise how it was known the O/S was ok. If one side of steering is unscrewed too far then bo...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se5a 70max
Replies: 23
Views: 913

Se5a 70max

"new rubber full length fuel line" original was nylon from near rear end chassis to front of chassis just below suspension turrets. Hope correct type of rubber, at least, has been used SAEJ30R9 at least or higher. Have proper fuel line hose clips been used.......worm drive ones like the water hoses ...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: GTC Hardtop survey
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

GTC Hardtop survey

Have you tried www.sealsplusdirect.co.uk ....they are very helpful.....they may already have something. Rarely have my hood up, let alone hard top on.....never used top since bought car in early 2004 ...that was 50,451 miles ago. Wonder if any other vehicle's hard tops use the same section.....would...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering Notchy on LH side
Replies: 23
Views: 993

Steering Notchy on LH side

'steering notchy"
Would be interesting to understand what was meant by that, especially as fault found to be wheel alignment. I interpret as feeling as if alternate stiff and loose like little lumps between teeth of rack?

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