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by GeoffTE
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Brake servo which one
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Brake servo which one

Be careful when buying a Lockheed servo online. Many of the cheaper ones i.e. around £80-100 are described as Lockheed "type" or "style" meaning they're not Genuine Lockheed, but cheap Chinese copies. Be prepared to spend about twice that for the genuine article. Not saying the cheaper ones won't wo...
by GeoffTE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Happy New Year!!
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Happy New Year!!

Happy new Scimitar year everyone :D
by GeoffTE
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: B Pillar Bolt Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 370

B Pillar Bolt Removal

I did mine with a very thin disc on my angry grinder. There's just enough room between the body and bolt heads.
by GeoffTE
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Xmas 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Xmas 2017

Merry Christmas to you everyone and may you all have a great scimitar new year :D
by GeoffTE
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Restoration of 1965 Elan S2
Replies: 126
Views: 12434

Restoration of 1965 Elan S2

Good to see you too Mike. I've downloaded the claim forms from the FER and have emailed him to say I will be forwarding the completed forms with the photographic and written evidence if I haven't heard from him within the week. I'm scared now he'll send the heavy mob round 8)
by GeoffTE
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Restoration of 1965 Elan S2
Replies: 126
Views: 12434

Restoration of 1965 Elan S2

Update. The guy refuses to do anything to recompense me for the work that was done on the head. Basically he will not accept that his workshop was responsible for the c*** up. I can't believe his assertions that someone else must have made all those mistakes :twisted: Anyway, what to do now? I have ...
by GeoffTE
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: XRF 976H Interesting SE5 for sale £4000
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

XRF 976H Interesting SE5 for sale £4000

Really nice and agree with Jim, surely too cheap, particularly with that provenance. That's also the exact colour that my 5, SAR, was when she was new and when I first bought her in 1972. It's the colour, Silver Beech or Birch?? ....not sure...which I wanted when she was repainted 4 years ago. Could...
by GeoffTE
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Restoration of 1965 Elan S2
Replies: 126
Views: 12434

Restoration of 1965 Elan S2

Thought the engine gurus (and any one else whose interested) amongst you might like to hear of the shinanigins (?) I have had with the Elan engine. Bear with me, this might be a long post :lol: I had the twin cam head originally refurbished by a local company who had a good reputation. New inlet val...
by GeoffTE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Essex tubular manifolds SE5/5a
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Essex tubular manifolds SE5/5a

I have a set Jim, but they're not good. Surface rust ( I think they were supposed to be ss, but you wouldn't think so to look at them, and one has a flattened bit where it's scraped the ground :( Don't think they're what you'd want, perhaps :? However they are free if we can find a way to get them t...
by GeoffTE
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ongoing Restoration XRC 202 (1969 SE5)
Replies: 29
Views: 2607

Ongoing Restoration XRC 202 (1969 SE5)

Very nice, but...there's always a but. On the gearbox the nyloc I see is too deep, the locking nylon bit is not gripping the thread enough. Just cut down the nut a tad. If it can come undone it will! Also the nuts used to locate the rod ends need to be nylocs too. As it is those nuts WILL come undon...
by GeoffTE
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 948
Views: 72023

The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

Congrats, well done Darryl. Knew you'd do it :wink:
by GeoffTE
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Strange! Core plug issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Strange! Core plug issue

But the OP mentioned corrosion not poor fit Correct, the plug had corroded through at the bottom. On removal the whole of the back face was covered in rust. As I said, there is no sign of any corrosion on any if the remaining plugs, so I still think that it's strange that it should happen twice to ...
by GeoffTE
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Strange! Core plug issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Strange! Core plug issue

are all the replacement ones from a duff batch?
Nope, both ordered specially from Nigel at QRG who supplied them, two years apart, free of charge.
by GeoffTE
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Strange! Core plug issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Strange! Core plug issue

Not sure I understand the point about circulation. All the water jacket plugs are in the same water, blue antifreeze, and the waterways look and feel fine. Pump was supplied by GW. Car use is the same for all plugs. No overheating issues. Beats me, but as you say Josh, not a lot I can do about it. J...
by GeoffTE
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Strange! Core plug issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Strange! Core plug issue

All fine advice, thank you, but doesn't address main issue. Why are all the other core plugs as good as when I put them in 4 years ago, and yet this one, left side front, has corroded through twice in the same time period ? The new one is now in, painted and Wellsealed, so I'll see how this goes.

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