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by halfpenny
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Brake Judder
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Brake Judder

Borrow a different set of wheels/tyres - could be a tyre related problem
by halfpenny
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Broken Boffin

IIRC, the problem of self unscrewing was particularly related to coned nuts, so not much heard of since about 1980. It was a major issue with truck wheels, hence those little yellow pointers.
by halfpenny
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Broken Boffin

Unscrewing of rh threaded nuts on nearside wheels is a well known phenomenon, and the generally accepted explanation is that flexing of the wheel centre causes a differential unscrewing torque to be applied to the nuts, which will unscrew if not tight enough. Once the wheel is loose the unscrewing e...
by halfpenny
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1696
Views: 108733

Rat Rod (progress)

I had the same, and rewired the lot with relays, and no Scotchloks!. My issue, which became apparent when I stripped the old harness, was a completely fried alternator- battery cable. Completely reliable now for three years. As a precaution, I also fitted a fusible link in the alternator feed.
by halfpenny
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC 404 MOT Emissions
Replies: 4
Views: 341

GTC 404 MOT Emissions

The mot tester was simply giving his reason for determining the engine was hot enough to perform the emissions check- I don't think he was indicating a fault.
by halfpenny
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Jay Leno’s Garage
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Jay Leon's Garage

and on freeview, but not worth watching imho
by halfpenny
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Overdrive clutch type

Give him a call; he's very reasonable, but you will have to contact him
by halfpenny
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Overdrive clutch type

Send the photo to Dave Twigger at Overdrive Services in Rugby. He'll likely identify it for you, and the consequences.
by halfpenny
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Overdrive clutch tyoe

Also pull out the pressure relief valve and clean it up; these can get very mucky and sticky.
by halfpenny
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 26
Views: 1592

Overdrive clutch tyoe

Have you checked the gearbox oil level?
by halfpenny
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1543

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

My observation was that a smaller 5a stub axle had a vertical link with small diameter felt seal shoulder. The replacement larger stub axle assembly had a larger diameter seal shoulder. Both seemed to be original assemblies. So not all vertical links are equal, at least so far as the diameter of the...
by halfpenny
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1543

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

My record shows 5a grease seals have an o/d of 2.1". Small i/d (= vertical link boss o/d) was 1.375 "; large i/d was 1.5". I guess a spacer could be fitted to grow the smaller boss, but mine had a smaller i/d felt seal (ie no spacer), so two sizes were clearly available.
by halfpenny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 22
Views: 1543

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

5a small diameter stubs certainly take a smaller felt seal than the larger stubs ( because the vertical links have a different diameter shoulder)
by halfpenny
Wed May 22, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: near Fort William
Replies: 0
Views: 567

near Fort William

Dark red SE5a, LLY###K. Rear anti-roll bar. I followed today from the road works to the canal. Tracked straight and true, but rear dampers seemed tired, judging by the bouncing. Also a puff of smoke from the nearside exhaust when, I'm guessing, overdrive top was engaged. Much nicer colour than my fi...
by halfpenny
Thu May 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: What kind of washer
Replies: 4
Views: 706

What kind of washer

Might have been a dowty washer

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