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by halfpenny
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: straight six engine and gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 260

straight six engine and gearbox

Not mine, but it will be very reasonable. Pm me if you are serious, and I'll give contact details of the garage owner. If you have a figure in mind, I'll pass it on.
by halfpenny
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: straight six engine and gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 260

straight six engine and gearbox

Forgot to add, near Stratford upon Avon.
by halfpenny
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: straight six engine and gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 260

straight six engine and gearbox

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Zephyr engine and gearbox. Came out of an Aston Martin and lying at the garage where I work part-time. Was working when it arrived 5 years ago. Any use to anyone?
by halfpenny
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5A battery
Replies: 8
Views: 174

SE5A battery

Width 140mm, length 300mm. Width is the limiting factor.
by halfpenny
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Intermittent hard/ soft brake pedal
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Intermittent hard/ soft brake pedal

Check the servo. Pull off the vac hose and plug the open end of the hose. Don't worry about the open pipe into the servo. Then see if the pedal is hard all the time. Take care, because you have no servo assistance; the brakes should work just fine, but with a higher pedal load.
by halfpenny
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: clutch release bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 276

clutch release bearing

No worries - just didn't want someone associating a release bearing with a gearbox type :D
by halfpenny
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: clutch release bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 276

clutch release bearing

But the point is that the release bearing and clutch cover must be matched; the engine and gearbox are not determinative because several different kinds of clutch cover can be fitted to the flywheel - so you must be sure of the type of clutch cover when selecting a release bearing, which must of cou...
by halfpenny
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: clutch release bearing
Replies: 9
Views: 276

clutch release bearing

The rounded face matches a diaphragm spring clutch with flat fingers,, so you need to check your clutch cover. Some diaphragm springs have curved finger ends, for which you need a flat face release bearing.
by halfpenny
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 3936

Front hub bearing replacement

I thought about it Philip, but they must sell a lot for TRs - I assume Reliant had something machined slightly differently, in which case I doubt TRE would be interested, but I'm content with the end result.
by halfpenny
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 3936

Front hub bearing replacement

I have fitted a spacer kit from TR Enterprises, and it has cured the demonstrable knock back which my 5a exhibits on a twisty road, or from full lock slow speed manoeuvring. The parts have a good finish, but the spacer required slight machining to increase the outer end i/d by about 1mm , to shorten...
by halfpenny
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 3936

Front hub bearing replacement

Philip, I think you are mixing up issues. I have eliminated bearing adjustment and disc run-out as contributing to pad knock-back. It must be flexing of the stub axle, which the spacer will eliminate. Even with the spacer, some bearing clearance is still required. I can't speak for Triumph/Reliant s...
by halfpenny
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 3936

Front hub bearing replacement

Well, I've ordered a kit now. I know my hubs and stubs are not original to the car, so I 'm expecting some manufacturing variations.
by halfpenny
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 3936

Front hub bearing replacement

I have intended to fit a kit to my 5A to address knock-back, and will have to make progress. The key feature is that the spacer must be a loose fit on the stub axle before the nut is tightened, and short enough to just allow no more than nipping of the bearings when the hub nut is tightened. Then ad...
by halfpenny
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front hub bearing replacement
Replies: 49
Views: 3936

Front hub bearing replacement

Your bearings are back to front. The tapers go the other way. Nothing to stop the outer cup falling out as drawn. The nut is tightened and effectively gives a solid stub axle of greater diameter.
by halfpenny
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se5a oil pressure
Replies: 51
Views: 1740

Se5a oil pressure

Normal pump is fine; you want more flow, which in turn will give pressure assuming the main bearings are ok. 20psi cold tickover doesn't tell you much, but at least it is an improvement. If you have 20 when thoroughly hot, that is likely a good result imo.

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