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by Scimher
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Brightwells 28th November
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Brightwells 28th November

Yes, a very late SE5......it does look lovely - very clean indeed. Will be interesting to see what price it yields...
by Scimher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No overdrive, so what would you do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1052

No overdrive, so what would you do?

I, personally, love overdrives - as well as my ScimitarSE5, I've experienced 'o'drives on MGB's & Rover P4's; & consequently wouldn't thank you for a 5speed conversion.......but have to admit that the ratios on the box are less than ideal, due to the much-documented gap between 2nd & 3rd. i understa...
by Scimher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Weight SE5
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Weight SE5

....The figure of 2,240lbs is imprinted on what is left of my cabbaged brain, for some reason!
....However, having just had a look in the 'Owner's Handbook' - (Repro.) the 'Kerb' weight is given as 2,500lbs (SE5)...Max. towing weight: 20cwt.
by Scimher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Stolen cameras
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Stolen cameras

Browsing the old-car papers I saw an article that said the Police were having a good percentage rate on recovery of stolen vehicles.........modern ones, however, as they tended to be fitted with trackers - not so, classic vehicles, apparently, as they tended not to be fitted with the aforementioned ...
by Scimher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5347
Views: 302011

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

I saw another TVR in the morning heading from Leek towards Stoke - after seeing a grey Rover P4 that looked familiar (think it's the same one I've seen parked close to yours, Geoff 8) ). 3 TVRs in close proximity should have had their own Rescue crew in tow? It'll be the '100' model owned by a nice...
by Scimher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyre sizes for SE4 Wire Wheels.
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Tyre sizes for SE4 Wire Wheels.

Thanks for your response Scimher. I am a big believer in originality, but still wonder if I can really gun it through some corners on these size tyres ! Even really narrow-section tyres have moved on in the last half-century plus, so will provide levels of grip undreamt of when your car was new.......
by Scimher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5 (Granada engined)..slight oil leak & air filter anomaly!
Replies: 11
Views: 664

SE5 (Granada engined)..slight oil leak & air filter anomaly!

Oxymoron wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:15 pm
My se6 had a Mann air filter in the housing and I just sourced the same item from eBay for less than £10, as it seemed to fit fine!
The Triumph fraternity swear by Mann's filters - they have a return valve, apparently, which negates the infamous 'death rattle' on start-up...
by Scimher
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5 (Granada engined)..slight oil leak & air filter anomaly!
Replies: 11
Views: 664

SE5 (Granada engined)..slight oil leak & air filter anomaly!

As ever, thanks for the comments, gentlemen - it has been established that I have two options re. oil leak....as for the air filter, I shall just ask for an '88 Escort, Fiesta or Orion one :lol: as there doesn't seem much point in getting such a consumable from our wonderful, & most helpful, traders...
by Scimher
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering column clamp?? Is it for a GTE...??
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Steering column clamp?? Is it for a GTE...??

Which is what Josh said, Jim - so Coupe/Herald it is then as still have not looked at the rack mountings on my Herald & SE5....` :roll: ....Thanks again, you chaps - much appreciated!
by Scimher
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 1899

Tidworth Incident.....

Neat work!......A few years back, dear old Big Sis would 'pop' her bonnet if she got hot & disgruntled :roll: - it never flew open & was always held on the catch, though...
by Scimher
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyre sizes for SE4 Wire Wheels.
Replies: 14
Views: 660

Tyre sizes for SE4 Wire Wheels.

They are the original size tyres for those rims..................so I would leave them at that, personally, unless you were to fit a wider wheel...
by Scimher
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering column clamp?? Is it for a GTE...??
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Steering column clamp?? Is it for a GTE...??

Thank you very much, gentlemen! No wonder I couldn't find it looking at steering columns!!... :oops:

I'll check out the front racks on both the Herald & SE5 - (what you've suggested, Roger, rings a bell....)
by Scimher
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5347
Views: 302011

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

I saw two TVRs in convoy today, going through Leek - hope they’d notified the AA :D What were you doing in Leek, Jim? I was there at Wilkinsons around 3.40pm - & then Sainsburys to get a 'phone charger from Argos at 4pm.... Some old photos from 50yrs. ago - Heralds used to rust rather quickly in th...
by Scimher
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5 (Granada engined)..slight oil leak & air filter anomaly!
Replies: 11
Views: 664

SE5 (Granada engined)..slight oil leak & air filter anomaly!

Thanks for the swift response, Jim - so I presume that it can be unscrewed & a suitable bolt substituted?

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