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by Old and Slow
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1008

Front hub bearing replacement

Edit on the above:
If there's "sloppiness" in the wheel, will I need to add shims, or make the spacer shorter? Not getting me head around this!!!
Help...
by Old and Slow
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1008

Front hub bearing replacement

Firstly,I must apologise to bluewater for taking over his thread. For the record, the axle shafts (spindles etc) are imperial. If it's not one thing it's another... I needed to machine an additional minimum 0.150" off the inside shoulder where the internal diameter of the spacer dropped from 1.000" ...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's 78 GTE
Replies: 193
Views: 29883

Manny's 78 GTE

IIRC Vacuum at idle could add 12 - 15 degrees advance, as there's a fairly high level of vacuum with the throttle closed.
by Old and Slow
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1008

Front hub bearing replacement

Thanks for the feedback - I recall the spindle photos, and on inspection I can see the difference. The spacers have parallel internals with a step down for 5/8" ID outer bearings and so need machining for 3/4" bearings. However, I still have a problem as there's about .005" interference between the ...
by Old and Slow
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: NUmber plate readers
Replies: 9
Views: 369

NUmber plate readers

The automatic barriers in Camberley car park are knee-high, on entry and exit. Not been through in the Sabre Six, though (bonnet mounted white on black sick-on number plate!).
by Old and Slow
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Stainless steel fuel tank
Replies: 30
Views: 1142

Stainless steel fuel tank

Well done, making progress; nice welding job too.
by Old and Slow
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Circuit Racing Chat
Topic: Chassis mods for GTE SE5 in HSCC 70s Roadsports
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Chassis mods for GTE SE5 in HSCC 70s Roadsports

I'm no expert, but I think "adjustable spring platforms" refers to the lower collet on a spring/damper combination, which can be threaded, allowing height adjustment.
by Old and Slow
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1008

Front hub bearing replacement

I tried to fit the spacer tubes pictured above and found the hole at the outer end is too small. It is 0.700" and the shaft is 0.750" Perhaps the TR3 used smaller bearings - does anyone know? I have a scrappy bit of paper that came with the Sabre Six, implying that during the rebuild 30 years ago SE...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil additives
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Oil additives

Halfords Classic Oil is a bit low on zinc content for older engines; I've attached an article I sent in to Slice courtesy of Southern Classic Cars.
IMHO better to use the right oil, as Mark says.
SCS Article (edited).docx
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Hope this helps.
by Old and Slow
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6a cutting out
Replies: 5
Views: 203

6a cutting out

Don't want to pour cold water on your diagnostic skills, but.... 8)
by Old and Slow
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Reports on modern fuels in old cars and symptoms caused
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Reports on modern fuels in old cars and symptoms caused

As the article says, there's much to follow up on, I await further articles with interest. It would be interesting if they extended the tests to include fuel additives to see if they fulfil the promise of stabilising the ethanol content. Even with these problems identified, there's not much hope (IM...
by Old and Slow
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Mystery Car 2
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Mystery Car

Has a look of the early Jensen to me, but then, what do I know... :o
by Old and Slow
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5560
Views: 409770

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Pleasant run to the Half Moon in Windlesham this morning, the Jag is a replica, the AM isn't!
200119_Half_Moon.jpg
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by Old and Slow
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help, scimitar won’t turnover
Replies: 17
Views: 659

Help, scimitar won’t turnover

I wonder - did it start OK on this cold and sunny morning?
by Old and Slow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Reports on modern fuels in old cars and symptoms caused
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Reports on modern fuels in old cars and symptoms caused

My thanks to Manny too, for the link.
Haven't finished reading the article yet (got to go out) but will later. Fascinating, explains a lot to me.

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