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by PeterJeffree
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Would you buy a Scimitar with Webasto sliding sunroof?
Replies: 22
Views: 2481

Would you buy a Scimitar with Webasto sliding sunroof?

I bought mine complete with a Webasto 34 years ago and it's been pretty well trouble free for all of that time. I have re-covered it twice in that time, the most recent one was 2 years ago when I had the vinyl replaced along with a new headlining. Approx £1000 all in, not cheap but it looks nice. I ...
by PeterJeffree
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Webasto sliding Sunroof
Replies: 8
Views: 977

Re: Webasto sliding Sunroof

Mine came with a Webasto already installed, over the years it's been re-covered twice by Car Magic in Harrow http://www.carmagicuk.com/ I wouldn't buy a Scimitar without one.
by PeterJeffree
Sun May 21, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Irish Se6 restoration.
Replies: 50
Views: 6339

Irish Se6 restoration.

I am also missing the four front panels that fit inside the wheels to cover/hide the suspension, does anyone have a set? I have a set, or at least what looks like a set - take a look at the photo on the RSSOC Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/51023216426/?multi_permalinks=10155158...
by PeterJeffree
Tue May 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Timing gear change
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Timing gear change

A few weeks on and the noise seems to be reducing, either that or it's permanently damaged my hearing! I put it down to the two gears meshing together in better with use. I drove the 108 miles from Watford to Donington for the classic festival and back again without anything untoward happening, so I...
by PeterJeffree
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Donnington Historic Festival - 28th to 30th April 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: Donnington Historic Festival - 28th to 30th April 2017

I expect to be there in the scim, but probably not doing the parade laps
by PeterJeffree
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Timing gear change
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Timing gear change

Thanks Halfpenny, yes I did check for projection of the fuel pump studs, but that's not the issue. The mystery continues...
by PeterJeffree
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Electric fuel pump

I mentioned that I fitted an electric fuel pump in my last post on the cam gear. The reason for fitting one was to avoid the long period of cranking the engine to charge the carb before the engine fires up. The car only gets used on one or two days a week so the fuel drains back. The electric pump c...
by PeterJeffree
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Timing gear change
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Timing gear change

Thanks for all your helpful suggestions. As it happens I fitted an electric fuel pump some time ago, so it can't be that. I came to the conclusion it must be something touching the fuel pump cam, there is a projecting fin above the wheel inside the front cover, so assumed it might be that. So this m...
by PeterJeffree
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Timing gear change
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Re: Timing gear change

As it happens the whine is drowned out by an annoying tapping sound which suggests something is touching somewhere as it turns. Can't for the life of me think what it could be, but I'll run it for a few miles to see if it wears down before embarking on a strip down. Grrr.
by PeterJeffree
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Timing gear change
Replies: 15
Views: 1721

Timing gear change

Just completed changing my timing gear from the original nylon type to a Quaife steel one. Reason for doing it started with needing to cure a noisy idler pulley bearing, so I thought that while I was in there I might as well modernise the timing gear, one less thing to worry about. Pretty straightfo...
by PeterJeffree
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: LED lights
Replies: 1
Views: 387

LED lights

I've been gradually replacing my external lights with LED's. First the reversing lights, then the rear and brake lights and now the latest has been the indicators, following replacement of the two relays with electronic versions. I've had a couple of false starts with buying LED indicator bulbs whic...
by PeterJeffree
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Idler pulley bearing replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Idler pulley bearing replacement

I've gone for the new cover option as I've been able to source a lovely refurbished one. Whilst I'm insode the front cover I'm going to replace the timing gear with either a steel or aluminium one, depending on which I'm able to buy at a reasonable price. Will post an update on how I get on with thi...
by PeterJeffree
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Idler pulley bearing replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Idler pulley bearing replacement

Thanks folks, sounds like I need to investigate a shorter belt, or invest in a nice new timing cover.
by PeterJeffree
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Idler pulley bearing replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Idler pulley bearing replacement

Can anyone advise me on the procedure for renewing the bearing on the fan belt idler pulley? Is this a job you can do without removing the timing cover?
by PeterJeffree
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Donnington Historic Festival - 28th to 30th April 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Donnington Historic Festival - 28th to 30th April 2017

Anyone taking their pre 1990 Scimitar to the Donninton festival can now apply for an infield pass at no extra cost. See some of you there!

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