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by Old and Slow
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5a rear axle -investigation and rework
Replies: 45
Views: 6355

Re: SE5a rear axle -investigation and rework

JB Sports Engineering rebuild 7HA diffs, they might carry parts for the 5HA, worth checking.
by Old and Slow
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: windscreen replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 3188

windscreen replacement

Having just cracked the windscreen on the Sabre Six, :oops: and Ricky Evans saying they might be out of stock, this is a cry for help, does anyone have a spare they'd be willing to part with? I believe the Frisky Club might have S/H one as a backstop.
by Old and Slow
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: what have you done to your car today?
Replies: 30
Views: 3111

Re: what have you done to your car today?

I've just cracked the windscreen on 660XYB Sabre Six!! :evil:
And Ricky Evans thinks they might be out of stock!! :cry:
I'm rationalising it by saying it was a bit foggy in the corner so it needed changing.
Perhaps I should put a message on the Early Sabre Forum.
by Old and Slow
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: leaking sump gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: leaking sump gasket

When I broke a ring it took a chunk out of the piston next to the grooves, so I agree with Coupe Racing's suggestion, you need to look inside. However, does your engine have a magnetic oil drain plug? If so, it might have collected some bits of broken ring, and is worth a quick look (it won't pick u...
by Old and Slow
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Pros and cons of fitting LSD to road going 5a overdrive?
Replies: 29
Views: 2825

Re: Pros and cons of fitting LSD to road going 5a overdrive?

FYI the dimensions of the pinion oil seal that I fitted in my 7HA are not the same as in your Table; QRG advise there are (at least) two sizes used; mine is (imperial) is 2"7/8 outer dia. 1"3/8 inner dia. 5/8 thick (metric 73mm x 35mm x 15mm), and I think there is a typo in the Tabl: the 2.2873" sho...
by Old and Slow
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: leaking sump gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 1268

Re: leaking sump gasket

IMO the bubbling from the carb is likely to be a red herring. With the engine stopped one or more of the inlet valves will be open, so crankcase pressure can escape via the rings and out of the inlet manifold. The tests show too much variation across the cylinders, compression plus oil ought to brin...
by Old and Slow
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Tyre scrubbing
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Tyre scrubbing

If it is the front, the Ackermann steering (or TOOT, toe out on turn) is generally only an approximation so is probably OK for small angles but can cause scrubbing at tighter turns.
I guess you need a steering expert to comment on various Scimitar-specific set-ups.
by Old and Slow
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fill up
Replies: 26
Views: 2118

Re: Fill up

It seems another problem with high ethanol content fuel is that it goes "stale" very quickly (some websites quote 4-6 weeks!!). Apparently the ethanol volatiles evaporate more quickly and leave water behind, and the petrol starts to look very yellow, similar to something most of us will have seen be...
by Old and Slow
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fill up
Replies: 26
Views: 2118

Re: Fill up

I miss the bad old days, when you could be sure of tax increases on beer, fags and petrol. :?
Now they "tinker" with schemes and seem to fail to take into account the "law of unintended consequences". :w
by Old and Slow
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ride Height Sabre Six
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Ride Height Sabre Six

By a co-incidence I was measuring 660 XYB ride height under the chassis rails this afternoon, and it is 4 inches at the front and 5 inches at the rear. Does this sound OK? I'm investigating this because the rear end ride is very harsh, so perhaps I need to lower the spring seats to take off some of ...
by Old and Slow
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Leaking Heater
Replies: 32
Views: 3845

Re: Leaking Heater

Well done; that's what I was trying to say! Of course, copying and pasting my original Table in Word had a problem with the "special character", i.e. superscript "o" to represent degrees, the Specific Heat is referenced to 90 deg C and "Freezing Point" is 0 deg C (and not copyright). To answer the q...
by Old and Slow
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Soldering trunnions
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: Soldering trunnions

If you are removing them before soldering then use Bakers Fluid with the trunnions upside-down. It is probably too runny to stay on the joint with the trunnions in-situ. You'll need to wash the metal afterwards, use bicarb of soda as it neutralises the acid. A nice flux paste that will stay in place...
by Old and Slow
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Pros and cons of fitting LSD to road going 5a overdrive?
Replies: 29
Views: 2825

Re: Pros and cons of fitting LSD to road going 5a overdrive?

You might find this link interesting:
http://www.donkennedy.co.uk/Diff/Diff.htm
My 911 ('81 SC 204bhp) is less forgiving in the wet than 660 XYB (7HA LSD, I think it is 170bhp) but I've given up wearing lead boots these days.
Good luck with the rebuild.
by Old and Slow
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: solar panel charger
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: solar panel charger

The car battery acts as a "regulator" as it pulls down the output voltage from 13.5v to whatever the battery voltage is sitting at (i.e. 12v normally, but as high as 13.5v when fully charged), because there is internal resistance in the solar cell. You must ensure you fit it the right way round thou...
by Old and Slow
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Leaking Heater
Replies: 32
Views: 3845

Re: Leaking Heater

Sorry again, the Table didn't align correctly when I copied and pasted it. If you can follow the numbers, they should be in two sets of columns for 25% and 50% mix, one set for each type of chemical, and there are four numbers in each row.
Cheers!

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