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by Old and Slow
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ford Gearbox and Overdrive
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Ford Gearbox and Overdrive

Mine's got a Moss box out of a Mk II Jaguar, and it looks like it just bolted onto the back of the bell housing OK. The splined shaft needs a Jaguar clutch. and a sleeve in the flywheel bearing. And a flat clutch release bearing. Easy really... :shock: (Easy because that's how the car was when I acq...
by Old and Slow
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cooling fan run time
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Cooling fan run time

The early Smiths gauges (bi-metallic strip operation) take at least 30 seconds to respond to changes, so a correctly-operating fan is very unlikely to make the readings on the gauge change.
Hope this helps/reassures.
by Old and Slow
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition coil
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Ignition coil

If you have trouble starting next time, I'd suggest temporarily closing all the plug gaps down to about ten thou and see if it gets any better. I'm thinking you might have a "weak" spark from the coil.
Of course this might not make any difference to starting, in which case...
by Old and Slow
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 15
Views: 285

Propshaft Query

A bit of backlash in the crown wheel/pinion? Jack up one wheel and see if there's a lot of play between the wheel and the prop shaft? Put some STP in the diff and see if the noise lessens? If it isn't very loud then I'd guess it isn't something to worry about, but someone with more experience & know...
by Old and Slow
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Adjusting valve clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Adjusting valve clearance

I woke up in the night dreaming about your pink nail varnish :shock:
I wondered about putting some on the rocker arm too, in case it's the stud unscrewing in the head, and not the nut loose on the stud.
by Old and Slow
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Adjusting valve clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Adjusting valve clearance

Use a drop of your pink nail varnish to mark where the nut is screwed to, and then see if the nut has moved after a few miles? 8)
by Old and Slow
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 410
Views: 33154

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

I see you've got a tribute to "corky" in there!!! :shock:
by Old and Slow
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Too Much Work
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Too Much Work

Or buy a "buzzer" and wire it across the flasher can, so you can hear the indicators working?
by Old and Slow
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 410
Views: 33154

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Perhaps I worry too much!!! :D
by Old and Slow
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 410
Views: 33154

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

I was wondering; do you need to stick a magnet in there (temporarily of course) to pick up the results of grinding, to minimise potential clutch wear?
by Old and Slow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Silverstone Classic 26-28 July 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4963

Silverstone Classic 26-28 July 2019

As ever, a set of excellent photographs.
Thanks Roger.
by Old and Slow
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A new cooling discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2533

A new cooling discussion

I came across this whilst doing a bit of light reading ("Aeronautical Engineering", Odhams Press, date unknown, looks like early '50's) and for 4-stroke petrol engines it states (p 224) that the total energy from the fuel is output as follows: 30% as useful power, cooling system dissipation 30%, ene...
by Old and Slow
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: The brooklands manual method of removing a thrust release bearing
Replies: 5
Views: 203

The brooklands manual method of removing a thrust release bearing

Naw, mine's the flat-faced version 'cos I have curly fingers on the release plate; otherwise..... :lol:
by Old and Slow
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 603
Views: 36624

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Good to hear JUT got you home OK too.
Regards,
Philip N (Blue Sabre Six 660XYB)

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