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by Joe.
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91967

Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...

Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced... Part 2 Sorry these updates arn't more exciting, I promise the next post after this one will have some more gearbox excitement, including more machining and the creation of some custom made parts. :) Once the fibreglass had gone off on the cov...
by Joe.
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 662
Views: 72402

Look what came in the post today

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by Joe.
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91967

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

I've been away on holiday so only just really catching up with car stuff today. On the subject of clutches I might try emailing Helix for more info on the pressure plate. Either way I'm likely going to fit it as Its now been balanced and I can't see Burton power offering a return on it. If its a dis...
by Joe.
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91967

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

Every one of my New plates has 6 springs??. :shock: Only thing that made me mention the springs was the one that came out had 4 springs, I guess they must vary by manufacturer and without knowing the force of the springs its actually quite hard to compare them. I would have thought that the cover d...
by Joe.
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91967

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

A Small Update... It's been over a month and progress has been a bit slow and bitty. I'm working quite long hours at the moment and seem to be finding it hard to get into the garage. Back when I stripped the engine down I slightly damaged the camshaft rear bearing (while removing the core plug.) In...
by Joe.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 662
Views: 72402

Look what came in the post today

Also, with the help of joe and QRG I now have a flat-faced clutch release bearing: It almost fits directly; I reckon if I put the carrier in the freezer and the bearing in the oven for half-an-hour it would go on easily; however there's no room for error and it would be impossible to remove, so I'v...
by Joe.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism
Replies: 25
Views: 5288

Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-scimitar-TVR-Gilbern-Invader-Marcos-Gear-Stick-Linkage-Bush-Kit-/222900659511 Top right white bush goes in the bell crank on the top at the front of the box which also operates the inhibitor switch, can be a pain to fit and needs a sort of rolling motion into the h...
by Joe.
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 clutch identification
Replies: 47
Views: 5902

SE5 clutch identification

Hi Joe, The info I had, was that the HD3289 bore was nearer 38 mm and not 41 mm (the current dia. of the carrier) so turning down the carrier would make the wall thickness a bit thin. Your comment implies the bore is 40 mm, which would make machining feasible. As you've already done this I guess it...
by Joe.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 clutch identification
Replies: 47
Views: 5902

SE5 clutch identification

On Joe's coupe (and the 5a) the original bearing carrier takes the early round faced bearing. But both are now fitted with later engines with metric clutches with the curved fingers. It was simply a case of turning the carrier down by about half a mm in order to fit a HD3289. Has been successfully f...
by Joe.
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Sabre? and Coupe horn and indicator switches
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Sabre? and Coupe horn and indicator switches

I'll take them if still available.
can collect at same time as the wheel if thats ok?
Joe
by Joe.
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91967

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

The Cheapest T5 gearbox I could find was in Linclon (which is well known for being really near to costal west sussex.) Still I suppose It could have been further away... 
 Naturally because all my collection plans are generally all quite badly thought out. I elected to drive up and collect it straig...
by Joe.
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: standard brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 902

standard brakes

Just a guess but did he hold it in a 3 jaw clamped around the outside of the bell? if so it probably cracked when he tightened the chuck, I always use internal jaws holding it fro the inside of the hub bore for this reason. Also easier to get it running accurately as its that surface that will be lo...
by Joe.
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91967

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

Yup, I used the standard speedo as the drive runs the same way (clockwise). I did use a non-reversing right-angle drive at the gearbox as, on the Coupe, there is little space between the speedo drive and the chassis and I didn't want to bend the cable too much. Might be better on an SE5a. Cheers, I...
by Joe.
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: A straight 6 Air box / filter question!
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

A straight 6 Air box / filter question!

Cheers Roger,

Helpful to see them, Someones done a very tidy job in that engine bay. Something to aim at...!
by Joe.
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91967

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

Heres' the gearbox I bought, a pallet of mystery! Crikey Joe, perhaps that should be " a pallet of misery ". You'll find the Cosworth T5 a doddle to fit compared to the TVR one. Shorten the propshaft and you're almost there! Best of luck with the update. I will get those pics to you before too long...

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