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by Old and Slow
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Late 6a carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Late 6a carburettor

One way to re-flatten a carb face flat is to use grinding paste on an old mirror, as the glass is usually flat to begin with. Initial rubbing also shows up the high spots.
Just a suggestion, hope this helps.
by Old and Slow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1338
Views: 128722

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

Get a wheel clamp!
by Old and Slow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

Here's a picture with the nut and washer visible;
TR4A_suspension_3.docx
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Can't see whether the washer is distorted, though!
by Old and Slow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 23
Views: 945

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

Me too - machined the AVO collets down from 2.5" in order to fit the Spax 300 lb springs. Nice and snug now.
by Old and Slow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

Here's a copy of the relevant page, hope it is useful!
TR4A_suspension_2.docx
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55-60 Lbft is the figure, probably the same for all later models using trunnions etc.
by Old and Slow
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

Dennis Nicholas wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:27 pm
Afraid it does not show the washer and nut in question either
Other pictures in the TR4 Manual show the nyloc nut and washer to the rear of the upright, but they appear screwed up tight and don't take us any further.
I'll look to see if a torque setting is quoted.
by Old and Slow
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer
Replies: 19
Views: 592

Vertical link/stub axle nut and washer

Here's a dimensional diagram from the TR4/4A manual.
Not very helpful as it doesn't give the exit hole diameter nor the taper angle.
TR4A_suspension.docx
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by Old and Slow
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TRUNION END CAP SOLDERING
Replies: 5
Views: 279

TRUNION END CAP SOLDERING

The TR4 trunnions have a grease nipple in the cap. So far, the grease gun pressure hasn't blown out the caps, but soldering them in looks like a good idea. Do you fit the grease nipples first, or afterwards, with a risk of swarf getting in?
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Weber 40 DCOE Carb
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Weber 40 DCOE Carb

Has anyone got a 40 DCOE 31 going spare. As used on Lotus Elans etc, twin choke side draft, for my Mays head
I want an old one, not new as it will put the rest of the engine bay to shame.
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 708
Views: 78710

551 A race oddity

BigBobPilot wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:17 pm
easily accessible for the marshals when the car needs towing
That's not going to happen, surely? 8)
by Old and Slow
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5a new member - chassis help wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 2889

SE5a new member - chassis help wanted

That silver looks really attractive.
Good luck with the sale.
by Old and Slow
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Temperature sender thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Temperature sender thread size

In the technical section on the main Forum page there's a "How to Guides/FAQs section, and it is in there somewhere. Don't know if it is "members only" though?
by Old and Slow
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Temperature sender thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Temperature sender thread size

There's a "How To.." Guide somewhere on the Forum that lists various temperature senders, sizes, resistance etc. Might list the one you have?
Hope this helps.
by Old and Slow
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5442
Views: 358682

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Spent this morning at JLR's Mk 2 Jag open day, a convoy of 11 or so came from Switzerland.
You could buy an e Type Evocation for 275000, but I'm not that keen on them. :?
Mk2_Jags.jpg
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by Old and Slow
Thu May 30, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 56
Views: 8075

Heaven and Hell

Farewell, and good luck (from someone in their 72nd year).
Live long and prosper. :pint

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