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by Oldconn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Glossary of workshop tools
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Glossary of workshop tools

This is a bit long, but very useful to paste up on the workshop wall: TOOLS EXPLAINED DRILL PRESS : A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project...
by Oldconn
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Alternator recommendation please
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Alternator recommendation please

You could try H.Bowers for any of the above.
by Oldconn
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Understanding my automatic choke
Replies: 40
Views: 1424

Understanding my automatic choke

The description "rotary fuel pump" is nonsense. If you can here it clicking, it's a reciprocating pump, probably a Facet like mine, and if it's the red-top version it will be much too powerfuL; I would go with AJL's advice. EDIT: I hope it ISN'T a rotary pump, they are usually high-pressure pumps fo...
by Oldconn
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 1594

Front hub bearing replacement

Old and Slow wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:33 am
I think I'll put it down to manufacturing tolerances between the hub bearing seats (which could be quite wide, as the tolerances would normally be taken up when adjusting the stub axle nut).
I think you have nailed it there!
by Oldconn
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member / SE5 GTE 1973
Replies: 20
Views: 918

New Member / SE5 GTE 1973

Hello Kevin , welcome to the club.fr! I am about as far East as you can get in France -Haute Saone- so a very long way from you. Maybe we'll meet some day in the mioddle. Bonne Année!
Ian.
by Oldconn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Pair of inner headlights
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Pair of inner headlights

SOLD.
by Oldconn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Pair of inner headlights
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Pair of inner headlights

A pair of H4 dipping headlights for RHD(dip left) with bulbs & sidelight holders. 53/4 inch diameter. Very good condition. No rust, no damage.
£20 the pair, plus €20 (about £16) postage from France. Paypal accepted.
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by Oldconn
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Almost became a doctor...
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Almost became a doctor...

When I was young I decided I wanted to be a doctor, so I took the entrance exam to go to Medical School. One of the questions asked was to rearrange the letters *PNEIS* into the name of an important human body part which is most useful when erect. Those who answered SPINE are doctors today. The rest...
by Oldconn
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Starter motor removal
Replies: 17
Views: 906

Starter motor removal

Much depends on what type of exhaust headers you have. Tubulars can be tricky; but I have always succeeded by first removing the nearside inner panel(assuming you have one). Then with the starter electric cable removed, you should be able to feed a socket on the end of a long extension behind the ma...
by Oldconn
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car related presents
Replies: 15
Views: 847

Car related presents

I really must get some new glasses! I thought you guys had been given waterproof OVEN boots! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Oldconn
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex 3.0 ltr Engine rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 865

Essex 3.0 ltr Engine rebuild

I agree with Jim, having seen a lot of camshafts like that. It's usually because the engine has been stored or left standing for a long time with old oil in it. Old oil is contaminated and the impurities are corrosive.
by Oldconn
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Couple of engine questions....
Replies: 33
Views: 2466

Couple of engine questions....

The one I replaced last year was 1/8 NPT in the block .
by Oldconn
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 24
Views: 1518

Rear hub bearings

Windy1 RSSOC Member Posts: 25 Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:11 am Contact: Contact Windy1 Rear hub bearings Unread post by Windy1 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:39 am People have suggested there is a requirement to butt the ends of the shafts to the diff and set up a clearance at the ends of the shafts. I have...
by Oldconn
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Coil Earth
Replies: 20
Views: 878

Coil Earth

Ditto what Philip just said. I have seen several cases where the points have been wrongly assembled so either no current to the sprung point, or a dead short from the feed wire to the baseplate.
by Oldconn
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear axle hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Rear axle hubs

So it's off? That sounds about normal to me. You will probably find there is an obvious high spot on the taper where the hub had been seized, you can rub that off with a strip of emery cloth;and re-assemble with a smear of copper slip . Some people will advise to re-assemble dry, but I reckon that's...

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