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by Joe.
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Should i burn in hell?
Replies: 19
Views: 570

Should i burn in hell?

There have been a few diesel Scimitars conversions in the past, though there don't seem to be many on the road and in day to day use... :w . For the sake of the enviroment perhaps thats a good thing! With the upcoming ULEZ restrictions on Diesel cars I'd think carefully about its future use. With a ...
by Joe.
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 81629

Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...

Making a T5 speedometer drive. Last month the TVR T5 gearbox went off to Dave on the island. The plan was for him to have a look at machining the mainshaft to allow us to mount the speedo drive gear in the right place for the Cosworth tailshaft. As well as turning up a new speedo drive body which w...
by Joe.
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: New door locks
Replies: 23
Views: 1362

New door locks

I fitted a second hand one off an MG midget 1500 during my rebuild in 2011, (my car is also a 1972 5a.) I Bought the switch via ebay. I used the whole unit, Steering Lock, Barrel and key. The Lucas ignition switch fits into the back and is retained by a small screw. On very late 5a's (1975) the the ...
by Joe.
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: New door locks
Replies: 23
Views: 1362

New door locks

Tailgate lock was also used on the Bond Bug as a canopy handle. I can't think of another big manafacturer that used that part, Lotus possibly? All the exterior locks and handles were Willmot Breeden Products (they made most locks and handles for the uk car manufacturers.) The company still trade as ...
by Joe.
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: New door locks
Replies: 23
Views: 1362

New door locks

Ignition lock is shared in common with an MG Midget.
by Joe.
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 81629

Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...

I like the way the bottle says “works in one hour” so you leave it in for a day :lol: I'd already tried a lesser flush from the same company: http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/1306.jpg http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/1307.jpg Which hardly touched the sediment! so...
by Joe.
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 81629

Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...

Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced... Part 2 Sorry these updates arn't more exciting, I promise the next post after this one will have some more gearbox excitement, including more machining and the creation of some custom made parts. :) Once the fibreglass had gone off on the cov...
by Joe.
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 654
Views: 63785

Look what came in the post today

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by Joe.
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 81629

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

I've been away on holiday so only just really catching up with car stuff today. On the subject of clutches I might try emailing Helix for more info on the pressure plate. Either way I'm likely going to fit it as Its now been balanced and I can't see Burton power offering a return on it. If its a dis...
by Joe.
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 81629

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

Every one of my New plates has 6 springs??. :shock: Only thing that made me mention the springs was the one that came out had 4 springs, I guess they must vary by manufacturer and without knowing the force of the springs its actually quite hard to compare them. I would have thought that the cover d...
by Joe.
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 81629

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

A Small Update... It's been over a month and progress has been a bit slow and bitty. I'm working quite long hours at the moment and seem to be finding it hard to get into the garage. Back when I stripped the engine down I slightly damaged the camshaft rear bearing (while removing the core plug.) In...
by Joe.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 654
Views: 63785

Look what came in the post today

Also, with the help of joe and QRG I now have a flat-faced clutch release bearing: It almost fits directly; I reckon if I put the carrier in the freezer and the bearing in the oven for half-an-hour it would go on easily; however there's no room for error and it would be impossible to remove, so I'v...
by Joe.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism
Replies: 25
Views: 4098

Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-scimitar-TVR-Gilbern-Invader-Marcos-Gear-Stick-Linkage-Bush-Kit-/222900659511 Top right white bush goes in the bell crank on the top at the front of the box which also operates the inhibitor switch, can be a pain to fit and needs a sort of rolling motion into the h...
by Joe.
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 clutch identification
Replies: 47
Views: 3685

SE5 clutch identification

Hi Joe, The info I had, was that the HD3289 bore was nearer 38 mm and not 41 mm (the current dia. of the carrier) so turning down the carrier would make the wall thickness a bit thin. Your comment implies the bore is 40 mm, which would make machining feasible. As you've already done this I guess it...
by Joe.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 clutch identification
Replies: 47
Views: 3685

SE5 clutch identification

On Joe's coupe (and the 5a) the original bearing carrier takes the early round faced bearing. But both are now fitted with later engines with metric clutches with the curved fingers. It was simply a case of turning the carrier down by about half a mm in order to fit a HD3289. Has been successfully f...

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