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by Old and Slow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 390
Views: 23041

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

When re-fitting the exhaust on the straight six I spoke to Iain Daniels about sourcing gaskets and he said they use hi-temp silicone RTF - which I've done and it seems OK so far (a couple of years) but then I don't get my exhausts glowing cherry red!!
by Old and Slow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Duff Sparkrite Coil
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Duff Sparkrite Coil

3x the resistance...must be the 36v version... :shock:
by Old and Slow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old/new SE 6a/GTC previous member
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Old/new SE 6a/GTC previous member

Welcome to the Reliant fold, or should that be "welcome back".
Hope you enjoy the ride,; keep the faith.
by Old and Slow
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 starter not catching
Replies: 1
Views: 20

SE5 starter not catching

In a pre-engage starter the solenoid pushes the pinion into the starter ring before the internal contacts close and energise the motor.
Of course I could be totally mistaken and that's not what's in your second photo.
by Old and Slow
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: antifreeze
Replies: 24
Views: 2562

antifreeze

Here's the results of a bit of research I did for the Sabre Six, might help with your decision-making, especially if you want to go "green".
ANTIFREEZE.pdf
Antifreeze
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Hope it helps
by Old and Slow
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Wheel Alignment Accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Wheel Alignment Accuracy

You can paint two parallel lines on the garage floor outside the wheels, and provided the car is parked straight, use them to check the alignment. IMO there will always be a bit of play in the tracking so a small amount of toe-in is preferable to minimise any wandering.
by Old and Slow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 390
Views: 23041

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

That's a very neat job you've done there. Like it! :D
by Old and Slow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project update still misfire
Replies: 219
Views: 18335

SS1 1800 CVH Project update still misfire

Sounds like the compression gauge only gives "relative" pressure and not absolute, and as they all read the same, nothing to worry about (he says, fingers crossed!) :?
by Old and Slow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Mikeys / Greenys / Colin Watson v8 Coupe
Replies: 89
Views: 17174

Mikeys / Greenys / Colin Watson v8 Coupe

That looks wicked.... :wink:
by Old and Slow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Spark Plugs What are you guys using in the Essex V6 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 740

Spark Plugs What are you guys using in the Essex V6 ?

Scimmetry wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:33 pm
try the scimitar with BPR5ES plugs
Provided you have copper strand HT leads (and not carbon string, or Champion Plug Caps which have a built-in resistor) then those should be OK, I think.
by Old and Slow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 390
Views: 23041

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

The book I have, "Scientific Design of Exhaust and Intake Systems" explains why the longer pipes are better. (It was first published in 1972 so I think things might have moved on a bit, but it includes contemporary pictures of the Mays head for the Zodiac engine) . We used to call them "banana bunch...
by Old and Slow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Spark Plugs What are you guys using in the Essex V6 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 740

Spark Plugs What are you guys using in the Essex V6 ?

The NGK datasheet says the resistor plugs are 5kohm which would tie in with resistive leads being around 5k. the 7 version mentioned by Jim is a colder plug than the 6 but with the change to enthanol-based fuel there might be some advantage in running hotter plugs, especially in cars that do low mil...
by Old and Slow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back again.
Replies: 23
Views: 857

Back again.

Condition looks excellent, must be a real pleasure to drive. :D
by Old and Slow
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a high level brake light?
Replies: 11
Views: 382

SE5a high level brake light?

Nice idea, but whatever you do, don't sit at the traffic lights with your foot on the brake pedal, like some Chelsea Tractor drivers... :evil:
by Old and Slow
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back again.
Replies: 23
Views: 857

Back again.

Yes, we need pics, and a new project thread if needed!!
Well done.

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