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by Mr Bridger
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Heater Deflector?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

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.
by Mr Bridger
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Heater Deflector?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Heater Deflector?

Should a 5a have deflector ducts fitted to the heater unit to direct air into the foot wells? If so, does anyone have a photo of what they look like please?
by Mr Bridger
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Malta 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Malta 2018

Great photos!
by Mr Bridger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Time Clock - Suitable Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Time Clock - Suitable Replacement

The clock in my 5a packed up last week. It was never particularly accurate, and must be the 3rd I’ve replaced in as many years. It appears the stock of original clocks available on eBay or similar are all coming to the end of their useful working life so is there a suitable replacement from another ...
by Mr Bridger
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: gerry's 5A sold
Replies: 9
Views: 913

gerry's 5A sold

a earlier " gentleman" wanted him to drive it down to the south coast and if he liked it he said he would buy it - needless to say Gerry was not impressed with the "offer". I feel his pain. Having just sold a classic for the first time in quite a few years I was amazed to what lengths so many 'buye...
by Mr Bridger
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Alternative Alternators
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Alternative Alternators

My shiny new alternator has arrived and as well as the normal connections the plug goes on there are two studs, one marked W and the other B+. Do I need to connect these to anything?
by Mr Bridger
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Alternative Alternators
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Alternative Alternators

Thanks for the assistance chaps, I've ordered an A127 (the cheap version!).
by Mr Bridger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Alternative Alternators
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Alternative Alternators

I've had a look and my car has a Lucas LRA 101 alternator fitted. I take it that's different to the A127?

Interestingly there is a choice of A127 alternators on the market; a far eastern version for 50 quid and an Italian made one for £170! I wonder which one would be the most reliable?
by Mr Bridger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No overdrive, so what would you do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

No overdrive, so what would you do?

I was concerned that my 5a didn't have overdrive when I bought it and went to some lengths to track down a decent 5 speed or o/d box. However in the mean time I got used to the 4 speed - it is still only doing about 2900 rpm at 70 (according to the 43 year old gauges....) and as others say, it reall...
by Mr Bridger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Alternative Alternators
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Alternative Alternators

How easy is easy? I'm ok with spanners, and even not too bad with a spray gun, but generally it's a good idea to keep me away from wires and soldering irons.....
by Mr Bridger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Alternative Alternators
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Alternative Alternators

Last night whist driving home in the dark the red ignition light came on. Stupidly I didn’t think to check what the volt meter was reading, however the light did come on & go off irregularly. When I switched the ignition off the red light stayed on. So, I suppose it is time for a new alternator. How...
by Mr Bridger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Brake pads for sprints etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Brake pads for sprints etc.

I've had great results from using Mintex 1144 pads on other cars so if anyone could tell me the correct part number for a SE5a I'd be very grateful. I haven't been able to find a definitive answer and they are a bit expensive to order then find they don't fit.
by Mr Bridger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Things people have said about your Scimitar
Replies: 744
Views: 59445

Things people have said about your Scimitar

I had a bloke come up to me at the petrol station the other day and say "You never see any rust on these do you?" :D He was joking, but I had to check. Made a nice change to Don't see many these days/Princess A references. Another lady came up and complimented me on my lovey Jenson Interceptor. I wa...
by Mr Bridger
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Otter Switch Fault?
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Otter Switch Fault?

Thanks. Not sure it's the windmill effect as when coming down hill I knocked it into neutral and after while the light went off despite the car still doing 70 (this was Haldon hill, a long steep one you can coast down at 70 mph easily).
by Mr Bridger
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Otter Switch Fault?
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Otter Switch Fault?

Took my Scim down to Plymouth & back today. 280 miles without a hitch except that the electric cooling fan came on at about 70mph and rarely went off. The temperature gauge reads exactly where it always has done - floating around the figure 9 on the gauge, very slightly to the left at speeds below 6...

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