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by halfpenny
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Clutch adjustment

I doubt there is a definitive answer to the Middlebridge question. Bite nearer the floor is fine because the release bearing is further away from the release fingers (or there is slack in the cable), and consequently less/no risk of overstroking. You can play with the amount of free play, so long as...
by halfpenny
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 116

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 cl...
by halfpenny
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Garage exhaust extract hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Garage exhaust extract hoses

Yes, but just enough (2m) to get under the garage door and round the corner. No noticeable effect, but obviously a long length will increase back pressure.
by halfpenny
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Garage exhaust extract hoses
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Garage exhaust extract hoses

Vacuum cleaner hose is cheap and effective
by halfpenny
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Do not skim an aluminium head
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Do not skim an aluminium head

Nonsense, though care is needed. Common practice for Imps, for an ohc example. These days it is possible to grind an aly head rather than skim, though you may have to search out a machine shop with the right expertise
by halfpenny
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: France Air Quality Certificate
Replies: 11
Views: 276

France Air Quality Certificate

As far as I can see it will be LEZs only, four cities at present, but possibly designations that will change from day to day, so it may be awkward to plan even a rural motoring holiday. Les Flics will no doubt have fun with any car not having a sticker, even if the occupants intend to avoid LEZs, so...
by halfpenny
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Se5a Spacers that sit between the lower wishbones and the damper lower mounting bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Se5a Spacers that sit between the lower wishbones and the damper lower mounting bracket

My 5a is in the number range and has them - but then it has had 14+ previous owners. Ride height is about right
by halfpenny
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Motorsport Discussion
Topic: SE5 Front Tow/Recovery Eye Mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 354

SE5 Front Tow/Recovery Eye Mounting

I made one when refurbing my 5a. A fabricated bracket bolts through the undertray next to the ns chassis rail and 1-2 mm behind the anti- roll bar. The bracket is about 35mm L section with bracing across the edges, making a kind of open box. The idea is that any bending forward will be resisted by c...
by halfpenny
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Tail Lights.
Replies: 46
Views: 1702

Tail Lights.

Standard bulbs fit, but the heat output puts a bubble in the lens. The middle two I recall.
by halfpenny
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Claim to fame
Replies: 36
Views: 1820

Claim to fame

I taught musician Howard Jones how to slice bacon when we both worked on Saturdays in Macfisheries, in about 1970
by halfpenny
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Servo/Brakes cr@p!
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Servo/Brakes cr@p!

That test will show if the servo is working, but it may not be the servo that is at fault
by halfpenny
Sat May 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 492
Views: 51128

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Looks right.. I know the shape cunnigly gives just enough room to swing an open ended spanner through 65ish degrees so you can do up the bumper bracket nut, but it's a tight squeeze. Unfortunately I cannot get at my car just now. I don't have the small bits, but they may have been lost.
by halfpenny
Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 492
Views: 51128

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

The bottom ones are like my Lucas aux lamp mountings.
by halfpenny
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing wheel - is this normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

Timing wheel - is this normal

The camshaft will always be slightly recessed in the gear, otherwise the gear will not be tightly clamped against the camshaft shoulder
by halfpenny
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition light came on...
Replies: 13
Views: 1019

Ignition light came on...

I had voltmeter drop to zero last week on my 5a - no other fault. Pulled the dash top out, and fiddled with connections, and now working again. Don't know where the problem was, and couldn't reproduce the fault, but happy now.

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