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by Nigel Clark
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Standard tyre sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Standard tyre sizes

Apparently, there are 2 widths available. Early cars used 5.5", later they went to 6". Got this from the Moss catalogue. The earlier 5.5" rims used 165/80 15 tyres, while the 6" rims should have 185/80 15 tyres. 195/65 15 will fit either rim and won't change turns per mile/Speedo reading much. Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: You couldn’t make it up could you
Replies: 13
Views: 297

You couldn’t make it up could you

I wonder long long it will be before its put on a trailer so you can travel and keep your electric car charged at all times A case of technology going full circle perhaps, rather like the diesel-electric railway locomotives of the late Fifties/early Sixties: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ra...
by Nigel Clark
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear axle
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Rear axle

for that price I will take them off my own cars :D different ratio but hey some others https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-Scimitar-1975-P-reg-SE5A-rear-axle-Sailsbury-4HA-Kit-car-Track-day/173972869607?hash=item28819751e7:g:hPMAAOSw8EhdNZp7 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCIMITAR-SALISBURY-7HA-AXLE/133...
by Nigel Clark
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear axle
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Rear axle

Here's an example of Jaguar 4HA axle currently on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-MK2-S ... Sw1IVbtWzo

Seems expensive to me but may give a benchmark.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coolant level
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Coolant level

General rule for filling cooling systems is to jack the front of the car as high as possible before pouring in the coolant. Make sure the heater valve is open too. Nigel at QRG also advises removing the temp sender and filling until coolant comes out. After that, the remaining air (and there will be...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: 38DGAS carb inlet pinning
Replies: 8
Views: 289

38DGAS carb inlet pinning

When I rebuilt the 38DGAS on my SE6A about 3 years ago, the inlet stub wasn't pinned. It pulled out of the carb top fairly easily. I applied Loctite and tapped it back into place. It now seems firmly attached, no sign of it coming adrift since the Loctite. What is the view here? Is Loctite good enou...
by Nigel Clark
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6a rear axle clicking sound; axle float?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

SE6a rear axle clicking sound; axle float?

There should be end float in the rear axle - to have none will cause damage. You need someone who knows about the axle to check it out. I had a MOT man years ago who told me that my bearing needed replacing - he had never heard of end float and knew nothing about older cars. Earlier Aston Martins a...
by Nigel Clark
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SPAX or AVO or Gaz or Protech?
Replies: 14
Views: 577

SPAX or AVO or Gaz or Protech?

Avo's are junk, don't touch them. My used ones failed with fluid leaks so I purchased new ones, then the bushes soon failed on those so I sent them back to have new bushes fitted, to then have one suffer a bad fluid leak due to a seal failure soon after. I removed them and fitted some Gaz units, wh...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SPAX or AVO or Gaz or Protech?
Replies: 14
Views: 577

SPAX or AVO ?

I've had Gaz on my TR6 for about 12 years and on my SE6A for about 3 years. No problems at all and easy to set up.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue May 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Niki Lauda
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Niki Lauda

Sad news, and 70 is no great age these days. His comeback from that terrible accident is an inspiration.

RIP.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Fuel tank sender
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Fuel tank sender

I think Nigel at QRG stocks remanufactured replacement fuel senders. I bought one for my SE6A from him a few years ago and it's still working fine.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE6a clearout ... free stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 1290

SE6a clearout ... free stuff

Hi,

I would be interested in the good radiator for my SE6A please.

Will send a PM.


Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Power steering pump bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Power steering pump bolts

There are two different sizes of bolt used on the power steering pump mounting. Some are 5/16" unf and the others are 3/8" unf.

Hope this helps,

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 4789

V6 essex timing gear

No, not the Burton steel gear. They also have an alloy version that runs quieter but for some reason it's not easy to find on their website.

Try phoning and asking for their alloy Essex timing gear, it will be quieter than steel and plenty strong enough for road use.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Oil pump

Generally Essex oil pumps last well, as long as the oil and filter have been changed regularly. Related problems that can occur are: 1. Build up of dirt particles in the sump, potentially blocking the oil pump pick-up strainer in the sump. 2. Worn pencil drive shaft, running from distributor drive d...

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