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by chrisgallacher
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Straight 6 low oil pressure
Replies: 20
Views: 331

Straight 6 low oil pressure

Blimey, that really makes me feel old Phil - it was over 10 years ago I was posting in that thread :shock:
by chrisgallacher
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Straight 6 low oil pressure
Replies: 20
Views: 331

Straight 6 low oil pressure

I experienced the problem first-hand some years ago with the Flexolite spin-on kit. It works fine, apart from the fact - and admittedly this was the design back when I bought one - that the central threaded boss (the thing with the oil way down the middle) was too long where it screws into the block...
by chrisgallacher
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vintage Voltage on Quest
Replies: 25
Views: 773

Vintage Voltage on Quest

Anyone spot the grey Gordon Keeble in the workshop in the Fiat 500 episode? Surely that's not being converted? I've always loved the GK - this one was KPK269C
by chrisgallacher
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vintage Voltage on Quest
Replies: 25
Views: 773

Vintage Voltage on Quest

Anyone catch the first episode this week? Wondered what the feeling was. I don't know anything about the company Electric Classic Cars, but they seemed to be professional and well set-up, and imho did a pretty good job of converting the Karmann Ghia to electric power. Good luck to them. But at £30k ...
by chrisgallacher
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 16478

Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff

Chris, out of interest, what rpm are you doing at 60 mph with OD engaged? Fairly modest revs Philip - I'd have to check to be sure. I calibrated my rev counter when I swapped from positive to negative earth so I know that's accurate, but the speedo over-reads a bit. I'm currently shod with tall 165...
by chrisgallacher
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 16478

Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff

Chris, out of interest, what rpm are you doing at 60 mph with OD engaged? Fairly modest revs Philip - I'd have to check to be sure. I calibrated my rev counter when I swapped from positive to negative earth so I know that's accurate, but the speedo over-reads a bit. I'm currently shod with tall 165...
by chrisgallacher
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 16478

Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff

Interesting - I have to agree, that's never going to unbolt :shock: Cross-member looks to be located quite a bit further back than mine too, right under the handbrake bracket, to suit the mount on the rear of your overdrive. At the risk of hi-jacking your thread Philip, hopefully this might be helpf...
by chrisgallacher
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 16478

Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff

Philip - this probably won't help you, but my cross member definitely unbolts. I believe all Sabre Sixes with the standard box do? You can see some of it in the pic in the post above, with the rear-facing extension plate for the overdrive mount I added to it when I fitted the SE6a J-type overdrive g...
by chrisgallacher
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 16478

Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff

So the dimensions of your Jag box mean it won't come out through the cabin?

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by chrisgallacher
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff
Replies: 382
Views: 16478

Philip's thread of 660XYB stuff

I started dismantling this morning, removing the prop shaft. One of the needle roller bearings had collapsed/rusted so I'm replacing them and then a test drive to see if this was the problem after all. Two questions: Are the needle roller bearings s a press fit in the yokes or should they slide in ...
by chrisgallacher
Sun May 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: coupe straight six front/rear axle parts
Replies: 22
Views: 974

coupe straight six front/rear axle parts

Buy it quick Philip!

You know you want to :)

PS: this is an interesting thread - maybe a friendly passing mod could save it into the Coupe section once the axle sells?
by chrisgallacher
Sun May 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: coupe straight six front/rear axle parts
Replies: 22
Views: 974

coupe straight six front/rear axle parts

Just measured both my axles - inside backplate to backplate: Old axle: 45 3/4" / 116cm Axle on car: 48"(4ft) / 122cm (most likely a V6 axle) Yep, that pretty much matches what I've just measured. I reckon my spare Sabre Six/early S6 Coupe 7HA axle housing is approx. 1160mm hub flange-outer-edge to ...
by chrisgallacher
Sat May 16, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: coupe straight six front/rear axle parts
Replies: 22
Views: 974

coupe straight six front/rear axle parts

I believe the 7HA axle was carried right through the Coupe run, into the early SE5s before the switch was done to the stronger, heavier 4HA. So if you get an original Coupe axle it should definitely be a 7HA I believe. The only issue is that at some point in the run the width of the 7HA axle was inc...
by chrisgallacher
Sat May 16, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: coupe straight six front/rear axle parts
Replies: 22
Views: 974

coupe straight six front/rear axle parts

Philip, I believe the S6 Coupe axle is the same 7HA as used on the Sabre Six. The V6 Coupe 7HA is slightly wider (about 25mm from memory??) but will still fit the Sabre Six with a bit of fettling to things like handbrake linkage etc. I have a spare one of these and it fits my car OK with no issues o...
by chrisgallacher
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Sir Stirling Moss
Replies: 15
Views: 1105

Sir Stirling Moss

Very sorry to read this. But what a life, lived to the full to the end. RIP Sir Stirling

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