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by chrisgallacher
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4459

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

51 cars made it to the finish in the end. Not sure how that compares to last year, but I read somewhere that last year's snow and ice meant many sections had to be cut resulting in fewer cars dropping out. This year I think the whole route was driven as planned, in the rain and wind. Those guys in t...
by chrisgallacher
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4459

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

Sheesh... looks like just 45 cars from the 71 that started have made it to the end of Leg 3 last night at Slaley Hall near Hexham. That's not even out of England yet!

Reliability is everything on an endurance event like this in winter :shock:
by chrisgallacher
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4459

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

Like it Mike! Love the Consul Capri - can't recall seeing one of those on a rally before. I agree and used to have an immaculate Consul Classic in the late 80s, to which I fitted a 1500 GT engine. It was a one owner car and had never had the plastic covering taken off the door cards. I remember the...
by chrisgallacher
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4459

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

...and I had a bet you'd be the one posting all the pics Mike :D

Were you marshalling or just spectating?
by chrisgallacher
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 700

660XYB Engine fix

But in any case, you'll have the flywheel off if you're taking the crank out to replace that oil seal?

Anyway, I have all the fixings which came with the stand, plus my own adapter brackets I think - you're welcome to borrow it all.
by chrisgallacher
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 700

660XYB Engine fix

The stand comes with spacer arms, but I didn't use them. I used the bellhousing fixing holes to mount the engine to the stand, but can't really recall why I didn't use the arms - possibly I didn't have long enough UNC bolts to go through them into the block?? They're 20mm square section I think. I u...
by chrisgallacher
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4459

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

Like it Mike!

Love the Consul Capri - can't recall seeing one of those on a rally before.
by chrisgallacher
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 700

660XYB Engine fix

I'm pretty sure I soaked mine when fitted a few years ago - and it's been oil-tight (well, ish :) ) since. Btw do you know what the original colour of the engine block was? I did mine green as I was under the impression that's how they left the factory, but I think now I was wrong and they were in f...
by chrisgallacher
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4459

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

I'm pretty sure there are at Leg updates at the end of each day on the event website Roger.
by chrisgallacher
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4459

I'm in a car park

A reminder that this year's Le Jog starts on Saturday morning at 07.30am from the grounds of the Lands End Hotel, finishing at around 10am on Tuesday 11th at John O'Groats. As far as I know there's no Scimitar interest this year, but it's still a great event - and this year the organisers have publi...
by chrisgallacher
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 700

660XYB Engine fix

Degrease and re-paint the block whilst the engine's out??
by chrisgallacher
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 700

660XYB Engine fix

There aren't that many options for S6 engine spares, so when I rebuilt my engine I bought all the parts from Kev at ZMS. Fair prices and nice guy to deal with. The other Zephyr/Zodiac specialist is Newford Parts Centre at Chorley, but I don't have any direct experience of using them. But they are we...
by chrisgallacher
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Taking out the Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Taking out the Engine

https://coreplugs.co.uk/stainless-steel-plugs/imperial-cup-stainless-steel - Just used these guys to get a full set of stainless plugs for the Essex, quite a bit more expensive than mild steel but hopefully worth it in the long run. All there plugs are made in-house in the UK too. Not come across t...
by chrisgallacher
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 700

660XYB Engine fix

Re the core plugs Philip - I don't recall seeing a set for the S6 engine, but I've collected individual plugs from auto jumbles over the years. I suggest not worrying about measuring yours - just give Kevin Dipchon at Zodiac Motors in Erith a call and he'll pop the correct sizes in the post to you a...
by chrisgallacher
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: The Dowsetts Comet
Replies: 14
Views: 718

The Dowsetts Comet

Reminds me of a TVR Chimaera on steroids. Agree, looks good - not so sure about the rear 3/4 view though

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