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by Old and Slow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 165 x 80 x 15 tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 202

165 x 80 x 15 tyres

the Sabre Six is fitted with 185/65x15 on 5.5J rims, using Vredesteins, which weren't too expensive. and can be used on 5J rims, according to a Goodyear Tyre Data book. If you have 4.5J rims, which are standard for 165's the 185's will be too wide. Hope this helps.
by Old and Slow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 90
Views: 5027

660XYB Engine fix

Feeling happy - started OK, can't see any oil underneath, so I appear to have fixed the original problem. Clutch needed adjustment after the relined plate and flat release bearing, it feels OK, next step - test run to the White Lion on Sunday! Just need to tidy the garage and get the hoist and stand...
by Old and Slow
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 90
Views: 5027

660XYB Engine fix

mn757 wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:44 pm
What size / thread studding did you use to help align gearbox ?
I think it is 5/16 UNC thread in the block, I threw the studs back in the box of bits after I'd finished, they all look alike now!!
Sorry,
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 90
Views: 5027

660XYB Engine fix

Re-build is making good progress this week-end. :) Clutch reconnected; Dynamo & starter re-fitted, radiator and all hoses put back in, exhaust manifold re-connected, triple webers back in place, but not yet fully tightened - a job for tomorrow. Then it needs new fluids, and fingers crossed it won't ...
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Oaksey's Straight Six
Replies: 57
Views: 8002

Oaksey's Straight Six

Cor blimey, that's looking good!!
Your "before" picture looks even better than mine currently. :shock:
Not that I'm jealous or anything.... :mrgreen:
by Old and Slow
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 90
Views: 5027

660XYB Engine fix

Now you ask me!!!! :) Sorry, but having bolted up the bell-housing, re-measuring the thickness of the clutch plate isn't on the current rebuild schedule! It does sound a bit thick (like me?) I might have mis-read the vernier, it often happens! :? I called Iain Daniels to ask about sourcing exhaust g...
by Old and Slow
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: John Haynes
Replies: 4
Views: 208

John Haynes

I see that John Haynes, of Haynes Manual fame died yesterday Monday 11th February 2019) , age 80. I used one for the Mini back in the late '60's and I have a couple for the 911. They never seem to give enough detail though - "Rebuild is the reverse of the above procedure" ! I've never visited the Mu...
by Old and Slow
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 90
Views: 5027

660XYB Engine fix

Back on track this week. I fitted the clutch release beariing from QRG at the week-end. Here it is: New_thrust_bearing.jpg Looks lovely to me!! I re-fitted the engine, not too difficult aligning the gearbox (seemed a bit too easy, in fact!) Thanks again to Chris for the loan of the crane. I screwed ...
by Old and Slow
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: This looks like an SE5 to me.
Replies: 13
Views: 544

This looks like an SE5 to me.

MUB ?? MUR ??
by Old and Slow
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: What oil in SE5a 3 rod gearbox - alternative to SAE80?
Replies: 23
Views: 629

What oil in SE5a 3 rod gearbox - alternative to SAE80?

Sorry to digress in the thread, but...
I understood that RTV forms a better seal and stays "rubbery" making it easier to break the joint next time you dismantle.
I'd appreciate feedback from forum members on this as I want to use RTV next time.
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Greenham Common meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Greenham Common meetings

I've just seen an email from the Jensen Owners Club, who saw on FB that a new monthly meeting has been running for about 4 months: Organiser Dave Richards (classic car owner/journalist) 2nd week-end of the month (Saturdays, I believe); 10.00 to 12.00 but the cafe opens at 09.30 til 4.00 pm Overview ...
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wrapping
Replies: 30
Views: 1133

Wrapping

In the boating industry this has been a problem or years.
This chap seems to explain it all:
https://www.yachtsurvey.com/moreonblisters.html.htm

Looks like anything made from fibreglass in the '70's is bad for blistering. I wonder if '70's Lotus/Jensen etc have the same issues?
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?
Replies: 34
Views: 1482

Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

Surely you could mount it on the dash? My Missus already complains about the temperature in the cabin (too high, that is) so giving her something to read what it actually is, would be a rod for my own back, so to speak. If I had a tidy garage I could mount it on a panel and then explain to myself w...
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wrapping
Replies: 30
Views: 1133

Wrapping

So sad, the body looks great from a distance. Alex - I don't think vinyl breathes at all. Whether it will cause microblisters is another matter, AFAIK there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer as to the cause. If you were to wrap at the end of August last year after 11 weeks of hot dry weather yo...
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-UK
Topic: Falklands Noggin
Replies: 33
Views: 3800

Falklands Noggin

Can anyone enable the image of the penguin to appear on my screen please? Hi upstart8s If you right-click on the image you might find an option to download/save as and it then should appear in your computer's downloads folder. After that, depends on the operating system of your computer how to put ...

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