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by Rev Light
Thu May 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 89
Views: 6479

Engine Rebuild Novice

I recently fitted a set of tubular headers and had to remove the new studs (with brass nuts) and fit bolts and I could not get the headers over the studs in the engine bay. SE5A. I believe they are allen key types.
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Impact Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Impact Driver

I have managed to shift it with a ratchet handle with a much beefier bit. Although I was able to move it a little bit, which has improved the fit. But it isn't perfect. No more adjustment on it though.
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Floor Drain holes
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Floor Drain holes

Fortunately my car no longer leaks....much. I don't have any carpet either - long since rotted away. I wonder if I can make them whistle?
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Floor Drain holes
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Floor Drain holes

I have some holes in the floor of my SE5A. Are there supposes to be some grommets or summat in them??

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Wed May 08, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Impact Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Impact Driver

I was trying to align my doors on the weekend as they have always stood out a bit proud, especially at the trailing edge. This causes noise on the run and people to point out that my doors are not shut properly. I was entirely successful on the driver's side, adjusting the striker plate, so that the...
by Rev Light
Sun May 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

More interestingly, Nankang do a 175/80 r14 H. 1% speedo error. And under £40 a corner ( not fitted). Looking promising.

Cheers
by Rev Light
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

Indeed, I was only talking about what might be theoretically possible. Not about insurance implications, etc. What Reliant recommended 40 plus years ago, is only the start point. Tyres were very different then than what is available now at reasonable cost. What is practically possible is very limite...
by Rev Light
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

Looking at that site above (very useful), basically, I can have less wide tyres in theory, but only if I accept a smaller overall 'wheel size' and thus a lower ride height and an inaccurate speedo. The aspect ratios for a given width, produced by tyre manufacturers are limited, especiallly for the m...
by Rev Light
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

The current tyres on my Wolfies are only T rated i.e. 185/70/R14 T cheapies. Fitted by a previous owner. They have actually not been bad tyres, being black and round, but it would seem that they might make the speedo under read.
by Rev Light
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

Well, the plan is, that when I have worn out the tyres on my Wolfie's, I would change the wheels back to Dunlop, as I prefer the look of them.

I have to bear in mind the cost, so I need a more commonly available size.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive Selection advice
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Overdrive Selection advice

I was watching a video on the 'Tube' whereby a certain Car journo was driving another person's classic car. It was fitted with overdrive and the owner requested that the 'journo' depress the clutch before selecting overdrive.....Never heard of this? What will it achieve? Also, I think even the 'jour...
by Rev Light
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Slimmest tyre for a Dunlop Composite?

As I have an SE5a: 1. I do not have power steering 2. I do not, and am unlikely ever to, take it on the track. 3. My wife has expressed an interest on having a drive.... : ( I am wondering if I can take advantage of the slimmer wheel size on my Dunlop Composites (I am currently running on a set of W...
by Rev Light
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: A warning to use all - especially the youngsters
Replies: 6
Views: 467

A warning to use all - especially the youngsters

Today I was at my mother's, blacking a set of Dunlop composite wheels I have stored there. When I popped out the front to do another chore for the old dear. There was a car parked opposite next door, that I did not recognise and the driver came out to talk to me. He had driven many miles to pick up ...
by Rev Light
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Practical Classics Essex Rebuild.
Replies: 0
Views: 244

Practical Classics Essex Rebuild.

Looking at the May copy.
Article on stripping and rebuilding an Essex.
Strip down this month.
Rebuild to follow.

Timely, as I have a spare in need of a rebuild.
by Rev Light
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fuel line
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Fuel line

Interestingly enough, I had a fuel line failure on my Campervan this weekend. All over the top of a flat four engine. Glad I spotted it before the engine got hot.

Cheers

Steve

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