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by halfpenny
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 874

Parts for sale

I was apprenticed there. The current brand owners are different businesses, though 'Borg and Beck' are a big motor factor now. No connection with Lockheed aircraft btw. Went past the old main site today; the last original building, where all the clutches were made, is being dismantled.
by halfpenny
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 874

Parts for sale

Lockheed was the brand name for AP brakes. Borg and Beck for AP clutches. However many parts had cross branding in the seventies, when 'AP Lockheed' had a very large motor factors range including water pumps, steering parts, wheel bearings, filters etc - in fact any fast moving consumable.
by halfpenny
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Overdrive
Replies: 2
Views: 156

SE6A Overdrive

Overdrive is a 2 speed epicyclic gear. It cannot slip so the phenomenon you describe is not due to the o/d. There is a clutch to control operation of the second ratio, but if it slips the overdrive will simply stay in the first ratio. Perhaps the rev counter is at fault.
by halfpenny
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car that has not been sorned
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Car that has not been sorned

AFAIK, you need an mot for reg swop even if nominally mot exempt. Proves the car exists.
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car that has not been sorned
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Car that has not been sorned

You will need an mot for a reg swop
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 444
Views: 21892

Quiz time

The second one looks similar at the front to a '54 Simca Aronde, but it's not. Possibly Soviet one-off?
by halfpenny
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: B-pillar Back to Black
Replies: 30
Views: 1043

B-pillar Back to Black

Glued some vinyl upholstery material on mine. Looks fine after 2 years
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 1974 Dealers list
Replies: 39
Views: 1173

1974 Dealers list

Station Garage Taplow, near Maidenhead? I seem to recall them as a Reliant GTE place from my youth, though not 3 wheelers.
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: RAC - Customer loyalty penalty
Replies: 23
Views: 770

RAC - Customer loyalty penalty

My wife has her modern on an RH policy - same benefits as my classic policy, inc breakdown which she has used for a puncture on her Disco. Had my cars with them for years, old and new. RAC have a universally lousy reputation now - both for service and rip-off renewal quotes.
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: RAC - Customer loyalty penalty
Replies: 23
Views: 770

RAC - Customer loyalty penalty

RH cover me in Europe, and four years ago organised pick up my broken classic from NL/DE border within 30 minutes, no questions asked about my diagnosis. Repatriation for self and wife via eurostar, and car followed two weeks later. You only know how good a service is when testing it, and this was f...
by halfpenny
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness

But you have to allow for the rivet head. Even if bonded, they will likely burn if very much thinner.
by halfpenny
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lockheed caliper dismantling
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Lockheed caliper dismantling

You will have a rubber dust seal and a rubber hydraulic seal. The rubber seals will come out with a pointed tool. Many Lockheed calipers also have a metal ring around the dust seal, and if this is seized, you will have to dig it out by any means you can think of. However, a seal kit should have new ...
by halfpenny
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 75
Views: 3464

660XYB Engine fix

Slip a piece of close fitting tubing over the bolt to mimic the plain shank; this way you can tighten the bolt safely.
by halfpenny
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se5a width at the front edge of bumper to.bumper
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Se5a width at the front edge of bumper to.bumper

Not easy to measure, but I get 1600mm. Depends on the bumper mountings to some extent, and mine sit very close to the body
by halfpenny
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: C691GOH
Replies: 3
Views: 192

C691GOH

Just seen this red small sports on a Pretenders music video featuring John Steed - Top of the Pops 2

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