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by Mr Bridger
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Forums & Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Forums & Facebook

David Tew wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:17 am
:lol:

I also find it a strange waste of effort when people reply to a posted question by just saying, "I don't know" ........ never happens on this forum, of course. :wink:
That always baffles me as well. Almost as helpful as "I took mine to a garage for that".
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness

Thanks, shoes have now been changed. :)
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Minimum Brake Shoe Thickness

The workshop manual mentions a working thickness for the rear shoes of 2.54mm, is this referring to the minimum thickness? If not, what is the minimum thickness? If it is 2.54mm, it doesn’t seem to give much allowance for wear as the new thickness is only 4.7mm :-?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

I've read about ZDDP (or the lack of) in modern oils as well, but thought it only affected cam followers. Did you mean that Halfords oil is only suitable for engines after 1979 though Philip? Good thought though,I'll look into it further. Thing is, if it's effecting my engine it'll be effecting othe...
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

That's what I'm wondering Roger.
And yes, according.to the history/reciept file it's a different non standard cam Jim.
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

Thanks for the replies. :) I had the distributor out about 10k miles ago and looking at the photos with a wiser eye I think there was wear (although not as bad) back then. From what I could see with my 15 quid endoscope via my mobile phone the gear drive on the cam really does look ok, so I wonder i...
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

I don't know; where is the cam fed from?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

I've driven it about 12k miles since I bought it in June 2016. It's always run on Halfords Classic 20W/50 since I've had it. I had a look at the gear drive on the cam with an endoscope and that looked fine thankfully, but obviously couldn't really see the cam lobes without major dismantling.
by Mr Bridger
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter
Replies: 25
Views: 2150

About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter

The last couple of years or so I have used an EFL90, latterly got from an ebay ad. (2324 9743 9457) 'sandicliffeshopuk'....price now £11.99incl. P&P - up from £7.52incl. when I bought it. I've fitted two - probably both from the same source & have not been happy: the cold/start-up psi. has been pre...
by Mr Bridger
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Worrying Wear On Distributor Drive

Whilst checking the ignition timing on my 5a, I noticed a large amount of backlash in the distributor shaft. I removed the distributor and found the drive gear to be very worn. I'm not sure you will be able to see in the photo but the gear teeth peeks are worn to a sharp point, and some of the peeks...
by Mr Bridger
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear Interior Trim Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Rear Interior Trim Removal

Well that'll make things easier! Cheers Jim.
by Mr Bridger
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear Interior Trim Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Rear Interior Trim Removal

Thanks Jim :D You're correct, the belt reel is below the trim panel, but I'm taking my lead from this (6a) thread:

https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/vie ... =3&t=29815
by Mr Bridger
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear Interior Trim Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Rear Interior Trim Removal

I've got a wet seat belt! How do you remove the rear trim? I'd like to check for leaks in this area.
And probably marvel at the fresh air where my hoops are supposed to attach to the chassis.....
by Mr Bridger
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Scimitar for Sale
Replies: 29
Views: 3526

Scimitar for Sale

A bit pessimistic? What parts are gonna be useable? Gearbox, maybe. Rear axle, maybe. And not much else. As for being a resto project, I don't think so. There are many better prospects out there if you look hard and long enough. As I said, I'm being truthful when I said I wouldn't be happy paying m...
by Mr Bridger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Heater Deflector?
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Heater Deflector?

Thank you Joe, that's really useful. I'll make something up out of sheet ally as at the moment most of the warm air is disappearing off between the transmission tunnel and the carpet.

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