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by Old and Slow
Mon May 27, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TRUNNION WEAR PLAY
Replies: 24
Views: 723

TRUNNION WEAR PLAY

Dennis,
That is very useful info, thanks for posting it.
Perhaps tabulating the data in Word or similar and pasting it like a picture would make it clearer.
by Old and Slow
Sun May 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: WINDY WINDOWS
Replies: 8
Views: 439

WINDY WINDOWS

Don't know if this helps -
How good is the felt window seal? When I replaced a length on the Sabre Six it stopped the window moving as a result of the extra friction.
by Old and Slow
Sat May 18, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: 2.8 cologne carburettors
Replies: 2
Views: 343

2.8 cologne carburettors

I'm no expert on this, but I think, if the timing is not as advanced as it should be you will get coughing, spluttering etc.
Unless of course you've already checked the timing, in which case please ignore everything I said above.
by Old and Slow
Sat May 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Driving test reality check
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Driving test reality check

Good Luck!! Also, buy a copy of the "Police Roadcraft Manual" (available in W.H. Smith I think) , read it a few times and leave it on the back seat of the car when you go for the test (only kidding about the last part) 8) Another useful read is "the Porsche Driving Book" which adds suggestions such ...
by Old and Slow
Fri May 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Sabres at Bledlow
Replies: 11
Views: 3091

Sabres at Bledlow

Hi all, I've suddenly realised Bledlow is on the way to Milton Keynes, which is where our Summer Ball is being held. Provided I can get away by about 4.00pm I think we can make the Village Fete AND go to the Ball! I'll email John to confirm attendance, and perhaps we can recreate last year's turnout...
by Old and Slow
Thu May 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Reddam House (formerly Bearwood College) Classic Car Show
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Reddam House (formerly Bearwood College) Classic Car Show

Hi,
I'm in Bracknell and don't usually make the evening BADCCC meetings, as I need to re-wire the Sabre Six dash before I dare go out in the dark.
You might see 660 XYB at the regular White Lion Sunday morning meetings, (Hartford Bridge) although I've usually left by about 11 am.
See you at Bearwood?
by Old and Slow
Wed May 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I saw a Scimitar and fell in love!
Replies: 14
Views: 555

I saw a Scimitar and fell in love!

Welcome to the Forum, hope you find that "dream" car.
Happy Scimitaring.
by Old and Slow
Wed May 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Reddam House (formerly Bearwood College) Classic Car Show
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Reddam House (formerly Bearwood College) Classic Car Show

As a member of the Barkham & District Club, I plan to attend in the Sabre Six, all things being equal.
I'll take a few snaps to post here afterwards.
by Old and Slow
Mon May 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se6a Rolling Resto.
Replies: 14
Views: 1655

Se6a Rolling Resto.

Congratulations on making good progress.
Hope it continues to run well.
by Old and Slow
Wed May 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8379

Engine Rebuild Novice

Ian,
In spite of my comments above, I've just remembered that the Mays head on the straight six uses allen socket headed bolts! :oops:
I had to get a set of ball-ended allen keys to extract them, and being an alloy head they came out easily,
by Old and Slow
Tue May 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8379

Engine Rebuild Novice

BTW, in my past experience (the olden days) they fitted brass nuts on the exhaust studs; does any manufacturer still do this?
Just wondering, is all.
by Old and Slow
Tue May 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge wheels/Locking Nuts/Centre Caps
Replies: 56
Views: 9868

Middlebridge wheels/Locking Nuts/Centre Caps

Just to reassure you, on the 911 I have alloy wheel nuts, factory standard; apparently they keep the unsprung weight low.
They've never failed me yet (touch wood!) !
by Old and Slow
Tue May 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8379

Engine Rebuild Novice

IMHO if you get a seized bolt it will be a nightmare to remove, whereas a nut on a stud won't be as difficult.
SS bolts are a nice idea, but in my opinion I wouldn't do it.
by Old and Slow
Mon May 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearstick gaiter/boot
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

Gearstick gaiter/boot

Hi Jim, Here's the final arrangement: I cut away the bottom half to shorten the gaiter and reduce the diameter so it would fit nicely under the fixing ring. Gearstick_2.jpg Cosmetically fine by me, some might think a stylish cover is also required. :) This is the "before" shot, didn't help keep the ...
by Old and Slow
Sat May 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: The Works Prototype Scimitar GTC
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

The Works Prototype Scimitar GTC

Nice, very nice.
Wish I had room in the garage alongside the Sabre Six.
Good luck with the sale.

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