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by rob dunster
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikeys LPG, Fully Disked up, Se5a
Replies: 1972
Views: 131765

Re: Mikey Bikeys Se5a - essex lpg conversion

yes i see your point,but would'nt a rear end shunt be as dangerous? it would depend on what how strong the front end of the car was seen to be.i don't know what heat issues would be for it,but the well lends itself to fitting a lpg tank,easier plumbing etc.be interesting for views.
by rob dunster
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikeys LPG, Fully Disked up, Se5a
Replies: 1972
Views: 131765

Re: Mikey Bikeys Se5a - essex lpg conversion

out of interest,has one of these tanks ever been fitted into the front wheel well,whether through straight fit,or modification,and spare wheel put into the boot?
by rob dunster
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Wales
Topic: South Wales Noggin
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: South Wales Noggin

sorry thought the site was his,but its doing its job.his coupes are still suspended in his garage,and he is under orders to reduce his fleet,so i had his spare 5a,shell and chassis,but he recently aquired 2 v.nice 5a's from the newport area,and he is concentrating on those,both need work,but not a h...
by rob dunster
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Wales
Topic: South Wales Noggin
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: South Wales Noggin

hi matt,i was at last weeks noggin and it is active,with varying numbers,including new faces.jon has just took on 2 scimitar projects,and is juggling with home commitments,but although not publicised,is going ok i think.he is getting attraction from the south wales website,his own,which i saw, and g...
by rob dunster
Mon May 02, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: So anyone else
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: So anyone else

my father had a 1975 1.8tc coupe,which was surprisingly quick in a straight line,and surprised a few cortina gt drivers,but was scary in bends,even though the geometry had been altered on later cars,looked good too,and was in citron yellow with a blk vinyl roof.similar colour to the 6a i recently aq...
by rob dunster
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 1582

Re: New member in Scotland

hello and welcome,you will find all the advice you need here,experts in all you will need to know.
rob
by rob dunster
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - Exciting News
Replies: 516
Views: 46009

Re: Roger's Scimitars - Running Report (?)

hi roger,if you have'nt already repaired your broken stub,a way i did it on a rover intercooler was to find a suitable bolt,cut off the head and drill a hole through its length,then tap a thread into the broken hole/remainder of stub,and screw bolt in with threadlocker on the threads.worked v.well. ...
by rob dunster
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: eBay GTC Restoration (now with added MOT)
Replies: 544
Views: 60699

Re: eBay GTC Restoration (now with added frustration)

is there any need to lacquer the wheels after they have been polished? i have a set of wolfrace that need cleaning/polishing,and have looked with interest on this,or is regular polishing and waxing enough?
by rob dunster
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: v8 insertion
Replies: 23
Views: 3181

Re: v8 insertion

hello,thanks to all for pics and advice on this,i am picking up body and chassis next week.the chassis is engine-less,and will speak to the guy im having it off,about his v8,to plonk in.i have seen p6 manifolds on ebay,but would assume that a p6 front pulley may be harder to source?
by rob dunster
Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: v8 insertion
Replies: 23
Views: 3181

Re: v8 insertion

its a tight fit,i can see what you mean by cutting the bulkhead.i would think its a lot lighter also,does the suspension need adjustable shocks after?
by rob dunster
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: v8 insertion
Replies: 23
Views: 3181

Re: v8 insertion

does the original o/d box fit with a adaptor plate to the v8,or is another box used?
by rob dunster
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: v8 insertion
Replies: 23
Views: 3181

Re: v8 insertion

yes cheers jim,have had a look,fair amount of scimitars on there too.
by rob dunster
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: v8 insertion
Replies: 23
Views: 3181

v8 insertion

hello to all,in addition to aquiring the 5 chassis,and 5a body,i have also been offered a rover v8,to plonk in it,and adaptor plate for the existing manual box.i had planned on putting my existing essex into it,but the v8 is proving a pull,but can i ask for advice on this please,plusses,minuses,how ...
by rob dunster
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: se5/5a chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

se5/5a chassis

hi to all,in addition to a earlier post,regarding my shot to bits chassis,i have had a look at the car offered to me,and its a 75 5a,as opposed to my 74 one,and is better body wise than mine,so i think the way to go would be to use this one.its stripped,but all there.i was planning to take pics of t...
by rob dunster
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91669

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

excellent job joe,been looking with great interest,as you may have seen what i have to do with mine.hope i can ask you for advice,as you seem to have gone in like a surgeon.
rob

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