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by Old and Slow
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Kop Hill Climb 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: Kop Hill Climb 2015

Hi Andy,
I was thinking about Kop Hill rather than the international Sabra/Sabre meeting, and an opportunity to run the hill sounds good; 660XYB was first registered in May 1964 so meets age criteria and it has some interesting competition history to draw the crowds (along yours of course!).
Philip
by Old and Slow
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Kop Hill Climb 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: Kop Hill Climb 2015

Can you keep me informed, I'd like to meet up, and bring 660XYB; is it just the Sunday?
Philip
by Old and Slow
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Scimitar Owners
Replies: 16
Views: 1338

Re: Scimitar Owners

On a slightly different topic, but related to ownership: I've noticed that the membership numbers have declined over the years, so my theory is that existing members keep buying Scims as they come on the market, and this stops the vast majority experiencing the joys of pure motoring. Am I right? Of ...
by Old and Slow
Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: So who uses theirs in the winter?
Replies: 54
Views: 3311

Re: So who uses theirs in the winter?

Its my fist year of ownership. but I took the Sabre Six to the New Years Day meeting at the Phoenix, Hartley Wintney, and I'll probably be there again this year; and I take it out weekly, Sunday mornings, to Reading and back, just to make sure everything still works. Of course, with global warming w...
by Old and Slow
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Diff pinion oil seal
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

The distance between bolt heads is approx 19cm, certainly not as wide as 22cm, so it's safe to say it is a 7HA; I'll follow up with Mark to get a new seal. Thanks everyone for helping.
Philip
by Old and Slow
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Diff pinion oil seal
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Diff pinion oil seal

Thanks for all the feedback: excuse my fat fingers, the "4" on my keyboard is next to the "5" for some reason! Next step - get underneath again, with the tape measure, thanks for the very useful info. Lastly, yes it is a straight six, Mark, but I'll measure the diff first, just to be on the safe sid...
by Old and Slow
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Shock absorbers
Replies: 39
Views: 3564

Re: Shock absorbers

I believe (and please correct me if I err!) that, unlike my Sabre Six, all Scimitars from 1969 on were fitted with a front anti-roll bar. Won't this make the front suspension seem stiff if you only press on one wing, and won't it make the front seem stiffer than the rear? If this is the case, then t...
by Old and Slow
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Diff pinion oil seal
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Diff pinion oil seal

Can anyone recommend a source for the pinion oil seal - I think the Sabre Six is fitted with a 7HA diff (ignoring the axle shaft fixings etc, how can I tell whether the diff is a 7HA and not 5HA?)
Philip
by Old and Slow
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Quaife diff for 4HA
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

Re: Quaife diff for 4HA

I haven't used them but JB Engineering might have what you want, their website mentions a Quaife for the 7HA:
http://www.jb-engineering.co.uk/
Philip
by Old and Slow
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Shock absorbers
Replies: 39
Views: 3564

Re: Shock absorbers

The AVOs I fitted to the Sabre Six last month all had thumb-wheel adjusters, ten clicks from soft to hard. On the softest setting I only get one upward "bounce" after pressing down the front wing. Springs are 180lb/inch, open length (off the car) is 10.5inches, and under load (on the car) is about 7...
by Old and Slow
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Prop Shaft UJs
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Prop Shaft UJs

Hi Philip, As you rightly say, one "L" of a guy! Mine are fairly clean and there are no visible blanking screws, so I think I need to change them to be on the safe side. Le Mans is a bit further than the Silverstone Classic so I'm prepping everything I can think of. I don't suppose you measured the ...
by Old and Slow
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Prop Shaft UJs
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Prop Shaft UJs

Sabre Six 660XYB has the MkII Jaguar (Moss) gearbox and Salisbury 7HA diff, and the prop shaft has UJs' front and rear with a slidey bit in the middle, but the UJs don't have grease nipples. Do you know if these can be replaced with UJs that have drilled oilways and grease nipples fitted? Otherwise ...
by Old and Slow
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Classic Le-Mans 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6026

Re: Classic Le-Mans 2016

We'll be Classic virgins, our first time is 2016 so any suggestions where best to watch, which days are essential etc? All tips gratefully received.
Philip
by Old and Slow
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: heated windscreen fitting
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

Re: heated windscreen fitting

Hi Tony,
Thanks for the rapid response; greatly appreciated.
Regards
Philip
by Old and Slow
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: heated windscreen fitting
Replies: 38
Views: 3529

Re: heated windscreen fitting

Hi Tony & Jackie, Perhaps this bit of the thread ought to be in the Sabre section, but, I've looked at the Baines website as per your advice above, and IRS 0708EP is piping to fit between panels. Please can you check and see what part number I need to look at for front windscreen surrounds, thanks. ...

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