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by turboscim
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Too old to drive?.......
Replies: 18
Views: 519

Too old to drive?.......

I thought it madness that at 70
I could tick a box and have a licence to drive my scim or a 200 mph lambo but had to have a medical and eye test to drive my van.
by turboscim
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 42
Views: 2087

MOT exemption

I think the hint was that an m o t is easier [ cheaper ] than an engineers report to say there were no faults with the car. I know that an m o t is only valid on the day of issue. I also remember the assessor measuring the tyre tread depth on my tyres when a bus hit my parked car looking for a way o...
by turboscim
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 42
Views: 2087

MOT exemption

Regarding m o t, in the newsletter from my insurers there was a broad hint that in the event of a claim a valid m o t would be a VERY good thing.
by turboscim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se5A dual circuit brake
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Se5A dual circuit brake

I did mine front rear
by turboscim
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: classic le mans 6-8 July 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

classic le mans 6-8 July 2018

going wed night portsmouth to le havre staying in bleu nord. will call in to suze on way to vineyard if time. looking at france meteo take the sun block.
by turboscim
Thu May 31, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: RAF Coningsby Families Day 27th July
Replies: 24
Views: 2691

RAF Coningsby Families Day 27th July

Hi Luke I would like to be there 'confident of a trouble free classic le man trip'
thanks pete.
by turboscim
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Yellow Peril On-Track at Goodwood 76MM 17-03-2018 + Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Yellow Peril On-Track at Goodwood 76MM 17-03-2018

well done roger. can you slow the laps a bit in case i am a few minutes late getting there.
by turboscim
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Travelling tools & Spares
Replies: 20
Views: 1386

Travelling tools & Spares

at a trackday in france a group from up north with stripped out fords had between them, a whole car, less bodyshell distributed among the cars which made an impressive pile in the paddock.
by turboscim
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: non scimitar hydraulic clutch odd problem
Replies: 3
Views: 733

non scimitar hydraulic clutch odd problem

the fluid level hasn't gone down plus i have drive but can't disengage the clutch and the pedal goes to the floor all on its own and the clutch is still engaged. once going i can't stop.
by turboscim
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: non scimitar hydraulic clutch odd problem
Replies: 3
Views: 733

non scimitar hydraulic clutch odd problem

car is a vw with a common reservoir for brakes and clutch. the clutch pedal sometimes goes to the floor and sticks there until pulled up, the clutch stays engaged, another symptom that is odd to see is when the pedal goes to the floor on its own and sticks there. suggestions welcome, as going throug...
by turboscim
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Rolling Road Graph
Replies: 23
Views: 3162

se5a Rolling Road Graph

I must learn how to put pics. on here.
The turbo gives the same power curve as normally aspirated but the torque curve is not a curve its almost flat from 3-5000
by turboscim
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Brake caliper/disc upgrade options
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Brake caliper/disc upgrade options

Standard in top condition with good top brand pads [mintex,ferodo] probably o k for normal use.
For hard use 4 pot vented wilwoods with top pads.
For trackday I add cooling ducts to disc and caliper.
Most important is the pad make and compound.
IMHO.
by turboscim
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex on LPG and Throttle Bodies and a turbo
Replies: 43
Views: 4846

Essex on LPG and Throttle Bodies and a turbo

transmission will need beefing up, other mods also needed but 325 lbs torque is addictive.
by turboscim
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: classic le mans 6-8 July 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1914

classic le mans 6-8 July 2018

tickets on sale tomorrow, anyone going?
by turboscim
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Track Day Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Track Day Advice

when i used to do the track day the wed. before the classic the organisers were very strict. we had 6 30min sessions if you went off on your 1st lap you were out of the circuit for the day no refund. off on the 2nd lap you lost that session had to explain to the clerk of the course and were not allo...

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