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by simmit
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear seat catches
Replies: 18
Views: 826

Rear seat catches

The lever on my offside catch is broken. Can anyone say from which vehicle it was taken? Spares available?
by simmit
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering for SE6
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Power steering for SE6

In event of accident, how would insurance company view any conversion to EPAS?
by simmit
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 20psi coolant pressure?
Replies: 5
Views: 418

20psi coolant pressure?

The first question is - why? I'm playing with radiators/ engine cooling at the moment and simply curious to know if current thinking can be applied to our older cars with good effect. It seems that in localised areas within an engine the coolant temperature can rise well above that indicated by the...
by simmit
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 20psi coolant pressure?
Replies: 5
Views: 418

20psi coolant pressure?

The 2.9efi engine (Middlebridge) has coolant system pressure cap at 14psi. Most modern cars run at about 20psi (advantage being that higher boiling point temperature gives less chance of steam forming in localised hot spots).
Do we think the 2.9efi engine would be OK at 20psi?
by simmit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine, preserving for long term storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Engine, preserving for long term storage?

Recently bought a decent used engine (2.9efi) "just in case" but hoping I'll never need it. What is best way to preserve internals for long term storage in the back of the garage? For example, is it worth filling the block with 100% antifreeze (to hold back waterways corrosion)? After using preservi...
by simmit
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Drawing amendments
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Drawing amendments

Thank you gentlemen for providing location of the drawing.
by simmit
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Drawing amendments
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Drawing ammendments

Peter.
Would much appreciate a link to NE site(?) for access to latest drgs.
by simmit
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Full set of new Spax shock absorbers for sale with discount.
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Full set of new Spax shock absorbers for sale with discount.

Are you sure the shocks are correct for SE6? The photo top bushing looks wrong.
by simmit
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.9efi Clutch change issue
Replies: 1
Views: 142

2.9efi Clutch change issue

OK I've done something wrong. Idiot! Did a clutch change and on starting up after reassembly there is horrendous tinny rattle from clutch housing area. I put fingers on the thin tin plate that goes between engine block and clutch housing (what is proper name for that plate?) and can feel the plate v...
by simmit
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Growly gearbox
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Growly gearbox

"Extra bearing"? I'm curious. Are you saying some Type 9 gearboxes have an additional bearing? If so what does it support and why? Thanks This article should be worth a read :D Excellent article Roger. Though it mentions the 2.8 engine it is silent on the 2.9 so my questions are:- (1) Is the uprate...
by simmit
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Growly gearbox
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Growly gearbox

The only way of telling if it’s the later “uprated” box is to look at the front when it’s removed - the plate with the blue bolts shows it has the extra bearing. "Extra bearing"? I'm curious. Are you saying some Type 9 gearboxes have an additional bearing? If so what does it support and why? Thanks
by simmit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Clutch adjustment

Hi, being a tall sod I like the "bite" near the floor. Set it up so at the travel you like the gears engage freely. Then the floor acts as the "stop" You may, depending on your driving, require a more frequent adjustment. In some cases I've put a stop on the pedal rising to save my knee hitting the...
by simmit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Clutch adjustment

Simply adjust the cable to give 10mm free travel at the pedal; nothing more is needed if the linkage has the correct ratio. As the driven plate wears, the release fingers will approach the release bearing, so it will be necessary to check from time to time that free play remains. Overstroking the c...
by simmit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Clutch adjustment

The Middlebridge clutch pedal has no automatic adjustment or travel limit stop. Simply, clutch adjustment is carried out by adjusting cable tension/length at the clutch lever end. Is it therefore possible that if the clutch pedal is depressed all the way to the bulkhead the clutch pressure plate fin...
by simmit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: 2.9efi clutch change
Replies: 9
Views: 622

2.9efi clutch change

For those who may be interested:- The guy overhauling my gearbox (and putting in 'longer' 1st gear) reckons unlikely to get joy from Ford parts Dept's as most probably our clutch parts are no longer stocked and therefore not in their computer data base. He recommends Valeo clutch kits and suggests t...

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