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by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overdrive for SE5a 1975
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Overdrive for SE5a 1975

Looking for an overdrive for a 5a. I have a 3 rod box and a prop shaft with flange mounts.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Overdrive clutch tyoe

If the chunks of metal that fell out of my overdrive sump are anything to go by, then I thinks it's toast.....

Ho hum....
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Overdrive clutch tyoe

Topped it up yesterday. The oil that overflowed has a definite grey colour to it. It's the only reason I mentioned additive, as I do not remember adding any. I did to my back axle, but for a different reason - not that it did any good. The books categorically says not to add anything to the oil in a...
by Rev Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Overdrive clutch type

I understand, rightly or wrongly, that when an overdrive is engaged by the solenoid, that it is done via some sort of clutch arrangement. What type of clutch is this? Is it a disc with some sort of friction material, or some sort of centrefugal arrangement? The reason, I ask, is that my overdrive is...
by Rev Light
Thu May 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Flying bonnet
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Flying bonnet

Mine popped open at 60 miles an hour last year. Plenty of damage to the bonnet. Safety catch didn't. The bonnet release had started to bind and had not properly returned. Take it from me, it is something to try and avoid.

Steve
by Rev Light
Thu May 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 7887

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: 316

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: 318

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: 318

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: 316

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: 839

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: 839

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: 839

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: 839

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: 839

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

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