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by Old and Slow
Fri May 15, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Thoughts on getting back in the road
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Thoughts on getting back in the road

Check the front wheel bearings; you might be getting pad knock-back if they are a bit sloppy - makes the pedal travel get bigger the longer you drive (IMO - others may confirm).
by Old and Slow
Fri May 15, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Window rubber and insert.
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Window rubber and insert.

It looks to me as if it takes the flat strip and not the peardrop-shaped plastic insert.
Others will confirm, I think
by Old and Slow
Fri May 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a valve length wrt mild road cam & unleaded seat inserts
Replies: 8
Views: 281

SE5a valve length wrt mild road cam & unleaded seat inserts

What's the oil pressure look like on tickover?
by Old and Slow
Wed May 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (Broken down)
Replies: 1793
Views: 124291

Rat Rod (running with issues)

Isn't there a fuse and relay in the fan circuit?
by Old and Slow
Fri May 08, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Lock down blues.
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Lock down blues.

Tell me...
Do tall people lie longer in bed?
by Old and Slow
Thu May 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: fitness
Replies: 8
Views: 332

fitness

Up to the start of 2020 I did 10 press-up, sit-ups, stretches plus some Pilates, first thing, even before visiting the bathroom. Must start doing them again. I've not had any guidance (not since the 70's circuit training apart from Tai Chi), so my question is...is there a "best" time of the day to e...
by Old and Slow
Thu May 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Confused clock
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Confused clock

The magnet/coil system is the same principle in all those photo-electric wobbly doll things; there might be a small (spring-loaded, if I remember correctly) tab on the arbor of the armature which makes contact with a stationary power feed to keep things moving. If the contact is poor the clock stops...
by Old and Slow
Thu May 07, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTC bad pinking and knocking
Replies: 28
Views: 1142

GTC bad pinking and knocking

The vacuum advance doesn't normally kick in when running the engine in the garage, as the throttle will be open, so there's very little vacuum created. When you take your foot off the pedal on the road, the throttle closes, you create a lot of vacuum and the ignition will advance 10-15 degrees. This...
by Old and Slow
Tue May 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Door alignment
Replies: 30
Views: 1100

Door alignment

Have you fitted new rubber around the door seal, which might be preventing the door from reaching the second latch position, as noted by Jim above?
by Old and Slow
Mon May 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Resistor identification
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Resistor identification

An 8 watt load should draw 30mA but a fluorescent lamp is a reactive load so I don't know what the current would be. I'd stick a higher wattage 10 ohm resistor in there and see what happens!
Good luck.
by Old and Slow
Mon May 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Resistor identification
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Resistor identification

What does the rest of the team think? If you go for a 10 ohm wire-wound resistor it will be physically bigger but might squeeze in OK. If you go for a higher value metal film (power = voltage squared divided by resistance) then a 15 ohm resistor should run with two-thirds the dissipation so might no...
by Old and Slow
Mon May 04, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Lockdown Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Lockdown Photos

Had to take the Ford out for a 20 mile run yesterday as I got a "Battery Low" warning, because of all the short runs to the shops. Shame the Sabre Six battery is holding up so well...
(Modern alarms etc draining the battery, I suppose).
by Old and Slow
Sun May 03, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: National stay-at-home motor show 3rd May
Replies: 13
Views: 547

National stay-at-home motor show 3rd May

Thought I'd better fall in line with everyone...
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Happy motoring, one day soon.
by Old and Slow
Sun May 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Resistor identification
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Resistor identification

Here's what I've done. Might be worthwhile others commenting as I've assumed under the big red capacitor(s) are 4 diodes in a bridge rectifier configuration, and two electrolytic capacitors C1 and C2 are connected in series to provide a non-polarised capacitor.; Layout.jpg Then the question is (assu...
by Old and Slow
Sat May 02, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: National stay-at-home motor show 3rd May
Replies: 13
Views: 547

National stay-at-home motor show 3rd May

There's a proposal that we all park our classics on the drive tomorrow 3rd May and get people to donate at:
Justgiving.com/classicsforcarers
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I'll put a bucket out and ask for donations !

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