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Latest King Car :)

Post by dj_king » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:28 am

On the 25th of Feb i picked up my new 6A
After a good charge she started up alright
got her up on the ramps in work (thank you taxpayers) and found the exhaust had just come off after the bend in the downpipe so got some exhaust goo and wiggled that back in with a new clamp it sounds fine now need to replace the missing exhaust rubber at the back (it was held on by a bungee cord) and then empty the fuel tank and give it and the lines a good clean out i think throw some redex down the carb and send her in for an MOT see how she does.
As described the paint is a bit rough in places, mainly the lacquer peeling but nothing too horrendous certainly won't stop me driving it :)
The interior is in great condition with an awesome period radio :p
wolfies all round including spare and they all have good tyres on too :)

photos and a couple of videos before exhaust fixing :p are up on photobucket here

http://s440.photobucket.com/albums/qq12 ... /Katrinah/


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Re: Latest King Car :)

Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:32 am

Previously broken: 1400 SS1, 1600 SS1, 2 minis, pug 405 durbo, 1.4 k series sabre, 1970 se5, 1975 reliant kitten
current: dad's GTC :p


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Re: Latest King Car :)

Post by dj_king » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:39 am

ha very funny :p the ss1 was fine when i sold it :/ mini was fine when i sold it :/ pug was a bit worse for wear :) sabre had seen better days, 8ball was fine and the kitten was fine :)


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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:44 am

But they all broke during your tenure, DJ....


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Re: Latest King Car :)

Post by Gemini Bob » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:48 am

Get it painted for him Jim :wink:


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Post by dj_king » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:49 am

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Post by dj_king » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:51 am

philhoward wrote:But they all broke during your tenure, DJ....
8 ball didn't and the mini didn't it had some niggles but didn't break :p the ss1 yeah no comment and the pug wasn't my fault either the suspension just collapsed when i went over a particularly deep drain hole on the road :/


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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:53 am

Ok, most.... :D


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Re: Latest King Car :)

Post by mn757 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:58 am

You might break another if you rev it from cold like that, as per your video! Looks a nice project, good luck!


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Post by scimjim » Thu May 23, 2013 11:05 pm

nothing done on this as DJ is building sandcastles - I had it running and it needs the carb setting up properly but more importantly, it cuts out when you put it in gear. Replacement torque converter received today and at some point I'll see if that improves matters.

Phil did find this though (Classic magazine May 2004):

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Post by dcw7095 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:14 pm

Thought I recognised that number - came across the same magazine a few weeks ago. Hadn't made the connection.


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Post by scimjim » Fri May 24, 2013 10:40 pm

There are 2 or 3 KNH SE6a - I wasn't sure it was the same one and couldn't check on the 'pooter I was on when Phil told me :-)

I must admit, I've never seen the article before - I drove the car at Drayton Manor Park the year Duncan had it resprayed (must have been late 90s?) :-)


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Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:36 pm

I put this in someone elses thread but as the hoses were for Katrina, I thought I'd copy it here too

so the engine side of things has either 16mm ID pipes (let's conveniently ignore the fact that they were 5/8" when new as they're marketed in metric terms now!) - that's the autochoke and the water pump rear inlet, or 13mm pipes - thermostat bypass and heater matrix.

there is a choice here - run 13mm hose and step up where required, or run 16mm hose and step down. I opted for 16mm and wish I'd gone with 13mm as I have a modified system and end up with two pipes by the distributor (as a 5a would), which gets a bit tight.

so (assuming you go with 13mm hose) you need:

1. a 13mm 90 degree bend to come out of the heater (like this)
2. a 13/13 plastic joiner (like this) to connect to
3. about 1m of 13mm pipe (like this) to go under the exhaust manifold to
4. another 13/13 plastic joiner to connect to
5. a 16/13 reducer (like this) to connect to the rear of the water pump.

6. a straight 13mm pipe can come from the other heater matrix connection, along the top of the inlet manifold and with a 90 degree plastic joiner, go round the dizzy to the thermostat bypass connection. If you have an autochoke, you need to step-up both 13mm to 16mm at the carb with 16/13 reducer hoses and 13mm joiners.

this pic isn't much good for reference to the above because I have an autochoke, inlet manifold tapping and top inlet on the water pump. I also went with a 90 degree silicone hose to go round the dizzy.

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the other part of the system is the connections to and from the rad.

the thermostat output is 45mm, so this needs

7. a reducer to get from 45mm to the 38mm of the top pipe (like this)

at the other end of the top pipe you need

8. a 90 degree reducer bend to get from the 38mm down to the rad pipe 35mm (like this)

the bottom pipe is a bit more complicated. First, the water pump outlet and bottom pipe are 38mm but (going from past accounts - I haven't actually fitted this bit yet) you need

9. a 90 degree AND a 45 degree pipe to get the correct angles (looks to me as if they will need quite a bit of trimming)

you can't get plastic joiners this big, so you need

10. a short alloy 38mm joiner like this

11. the bottom pipe to rad is another 90 degree 38/35mm reducer elbow.

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Obviously I have fitted new clips all round - and with the number of joints I think that's about 26!!


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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