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by Rev Light
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Exhaust manifold fittings
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Exhaust manifold fittings

I tried to use studs and nuts recently, when I had my engine out if my 5a. I could not get my tubular manifolds onto the engine due to clearance issues. So I went back to bolts to secure the manifolds to the engine.

Steve
by Rev Light
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Collective Head Scratch - Exhaust Wrap ?
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Collective Head Scratch - Exhaust Wrap ?

I put some on my manifolds when the engine was out. My manifolds were already very second hand with a repair where one had been grounded. I did it for purely aesthetic reasons. Having sail that I have no complaints and am in no hurry to remove it.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: B-pillar Back to Black
Replies: 30
Views: 1303

B-pillar Back to Black

Mine had gone all ripply and brittle. So I have pulled them off. Just is out whether I am just going to paint the B post, or cover it with vinyl. Either way, it will be better than what there was before

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Is a 5A improved over a 5 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Is a 5A improved over a 5 ?

I fall into the category of being a 5a owner that really would have preferred a 5 if I could have found one at the time. And like many here have stated, it is the interior that needs the work. It is a long term plan of mine to change my dashboard to make it more 5 like. The underlying structure is a...
by Rev Light
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Plastic fantastics
Replies: 24
Views: 1560

Plastic fantastics

You have to put a lot of fuel through a car to pay for lpg/engine change. Never mind the hassle. What kind of mileage are you thinking of doing? And where are you doing it. I would be more concerned about whether I was going manual or automatic. An MG BGT returns similar mpg to a Scimitar. I.e. high...
by Rev Light
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 3 rod gearbox & overdrive
Replies: 15
Views: 1449

3 rod gearbox & overdrive

I have a spare 3 rod box with overdrive, with similar issues, i.e. jumping out of 2nd and as such, subject for a rebuild. It's in Gloucester. Similar money.

Regards.
by Rev Light
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Hi there

I used to own a Sylva Leader.......25 years ago

Rev Light
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 224
Views: 30509

SE5A Project - Swindon

So back in the real world. The back axle has been pulled apart and new seals to stop it leaking down the outside of the brake back plates and a new pinion seal. And a new clutch slave cylinder....With new helicoils in the gearbox bell housing....After it finally let go and fired it internals across ...
by Rev Light
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tappet adjustment query
Replies: 30
Views: 1774

Tappet adjustment query

I thought you were setting you tappets for engine expansion, i.e. when it gets hot, the metal of all parts expand. And that you set them when the back of the cam face is on the tappet? I.e. This is not the business end? So would not the standard settings be a good place to start. I may be way off ba...
by Rev Light
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 2425

Tidworth Incident.....

Smiler,

I used to work at Boscombe Down myself until 2001. I was there for 5 years at the HSMU (Harrier Software Maintenance Unit).

Me my old boss at Old Sarum, and my old Station Commander.....Both retired, but keeping busy.

Hey ho,

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine oil
Replies: 9
Views: 636

SE6A engine oil

4 to 4.5 litres rings a bell, depending on how much oil you have left in your engine.
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning

Doh! Peter got there first
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning

What is you rev counter doing? If it is dropping to zero intermittently, it points to ignition circuit....all of it

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 3189

Daily Driver

Well done and congrats on your new purchase. I think the rear lights look good - I would be keeping them if they were of good quality.

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 2425

Tidworth Incident.....

Did the repair on the front of the bonnet, which had been there for some time. The Matt black is a temporary finish, applied with a brush, for the short/medium term and looks okay from a distance. But there are compatibility issues with the feathered edges of the underlying paint, so really should h...

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