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by Old and Slow
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 62
Views: 7199

And so it begins

Neat bracket; I hope the loctite prevents further leaks. Perhaps you could have put a smear of RTF on as well as the loctite to minimise the risk of leaks? Time will tell. Fingers crossed.
by Old and Slow
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Clutch master cylinder

I have a collection of split pins donated by an ex-RAE engineer, about a dozen different sizes, so problem sorted. Thanks for the suggestions though. Everything went back together easily, clutch works just as it should, even had time to vacuum the interior ready for Silverstone. I fitted the clutch ...
by Old and Slow
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Clutch master cylinder

Thanks for all the encouragement, greatly appreciated. I disconnected the pipe at the chassis and eventually got the MS and pipe out in one piece - the biggest problem was removing the split pin from the clevis pin at the clutch pedal-cylinder plunger joint - it must have been hammered in. I'll be f...
by Old and Slow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Clutch master cylinder

Phil,
Thanks for the suggestion to use a crows foot.
The open-ended spanner is already starting to round off the flats, even after soaking with Plus Gas. The problem (I think) is dissimilar metals causing an electrolytic weld.
Must get it sorted before Silverstone!!
by Old and Slow
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Clutch master cylinder

From the picture below, I'd say I need to refurbish the master cylinder (already bought the kit, so that's handy).. I need to buy a flare nut spanner to remove the output pipe, does anyone know what size it is? Halfords only supply metric though. Tomorrow I'll see if I can get the master cylinder ou...
by Old and Slow
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?
Replies: 34
Views: 2096

6a lower wishbones - what have I done wrong!?

Here's a picture from the Triumph Manual:
Might help?
TR4 Suspension 14.pdf
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by Old and Slow
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Whitstable Classic Motor Show
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Whitstable Classic Motor Show

Taking the portable telly, or using the mobile?
(Cricket, Tennis, F1 etc., etc.)
I hope you have a great day, see you in September.
by Old and Slow
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Need documentation on a SE5
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Need documentation on a SE5

There's an interesting article in this week's Classic Car Weekly, a different problem but it shows that the DVLA are mostly sympathetic. A 1973 Mercedes had a Q plate on it, and after proof of the car's age an age-related L plate was issued. The DVLA only wanted photographic proof of age, no visit w...
by Old and Slow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Need documentation on a SE5
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Need documentation on a SE5

Interesting that the "only" thing missing is the DVLA file on the car, as you already have the original Reg. No. I believe the Club could confirm the chassis number is genuine and what its age is, which I think would go a long way to satisfying the DVLA; definitely worth a try, even if you find they...
by Old and Slow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter solenoid
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Starter solenoid

Of course, this assumes you've put the rest of the circuit in place, i.e. starter motor bolted to the engine and the earth lead connected to the battery.!
by Old and Slow
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter solenoid
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Starter solenoid

Should be easy to determine. Before attaching the battery lead to the big stud, use a wire from the battery live (with a line fuse in, if you think you might short something) and connect it to one of the small terminals. If you hear a click, this is the solenoid operating, so this is the feed from t...
by Old and Slow
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1696
Views: 106723

Rat Rod (progress)

Looks like one of them Zummerzet "Infernal corn-bustin' engines" to me! :D
by Old and Slow
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: shock absobers f an r replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

shock absobers f an r replacement

I should have said also - my Sabre Six has the TR4 front wishbone suspension, not flailing arms, so I don't know whether the data above is relevant.
A better expert may be along shortly.
by Old and Slow
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: shock absobers f an r replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

shock absobers f an r replacement

Hi Jacques, The alternative dampers from AVO for the straight 6 coupe (which I used on the Sabre 6) from the 2015 Catalogue are: Front fixed spring-pan: SE360 Rear fixed spring-pan: SE285 I use the ones with adjustable spring pans (PD371 and PD372) These will all have adjusters to set up the rate of...
by Old and Slow
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Triple plate chroming recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Triple plate chroming recommendations

Thanks for the comments R-R.
Next time I meet up with the lads I must have a chat and see if their experience is recent or not.

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