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by TrevorG
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: The Ashes.
Replies: 11
Views: 751

The Ashes.

What is true about cricket is that nobody sits on the fence (oh, except some outfielders I've seen :P )....you either love it or leave it.

I must admit to seeing the article title back in August and wondering whose scimitar had gone up in flames! :oops:
by TrevorG
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wolfrace ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1175

Wolfrace ID

Vale was a Welsh foundry up until a few years ago, so the supposition that they are foundry mark is sound.
by TrevorG
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Anyone for a Gentry?
Replies: 17
Views: 762

Anyone for a Gentry?

Gentrys were herald based.....they made a couple on spitfire chassis. Sorry to say that, having owned and restored mg m type, j2, tb, td and tf, I'm not that keen on the gentry. Just me.. :oops:
by TrevorG
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Garage shelving
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Garage shelving

Get ready to put rear bracing on that shelving unless it's butted up against something stable! I had a couple of those, and admittedly overloaded them (who doesn't? ) so they started to sway sideways and worked loose. :shock:
by TrevorG
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear wiper alternative arm/blade
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Rear wiper alternative arm/blade

Also, be careful with the new style arms, they exert more pressure on the screen and this may cause damage to both the rest area on the car when wiper parks and due to the force...the motor.
by TrevorG
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing carpet glue
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Removing carpet glue

I second what Chris has said. Recently redid my carpets and the new spray adhesive actually combines with the old....hey presto!
by TrevorG
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts

Correless is flexible, not like hammerite which can chip when hard. It's also a rust protector/converter. I think the only reason that hammerite is not impervious to petrol is that it takes at least two weeks to properly cure. Certainly, the parts I've painted and left are fine with petrol, whereas ...
by TrevorG
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SE6b numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 643

SE6b numbers

Having been in the business of manufacturing engines, I can safely say that no manufacturer dumps old stock, likewise a car body manufacturer will marry up the old bodies to the old engines, offer them to dealers at a reduced rate. The dealers then try every trick in the book, including nostalgia, t...
by TrevorG
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SE6b numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 643

Coupé & SE6b for sale in France

Yeah Erik, and what a pain they are if there's an electrical fault.....looms etc. are a mix of whatever the factory could lay their hands on, so I need both 6a and 6b wiring diagrams (especially where cables are different colours) and a lot of luck!
by TrevorG
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Sabre or Ashley
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Sabre or Ashley

The faded yellow car is an old Opel gt methinks :lol:
by TrevorG
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection
Replies: 25
Views: 1738

2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection

For those interested in the legalities of seizing motor vehicles in the UK.... I can confirm that anyone with a financial or material interest in a car or any goods proven to be stolen, forfeits that right and loses their interest as soon as the vehicle or goods are seized. If the vehicle or goods h...
by TrevorG
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Main headlight switches
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Main headlight switches

If the locating tabs are broken or the hole in the console is worn, you can use a silicone sealant daubed on the back to keep the switch in place. However, dependant on how far the console bends forward, you may have to remove it completely to do this bodge. I've done this on a couple of my switches...
by TrevorG
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Couple of engine questions....
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Couple of engine questions....

No, that's not right....if you are not using the carb heater....that top pump outlet needs a cap. You can either make one or buy the genuine one or (as I found) a Peugeot one fits. Then the pipe from the heater goes via a new join bypassing the carb to the thermostat. Shout if you want photos. Hope ...
by TrevorG
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Just fitted an EFL 90 oil filter ..
Replies: 38
Views: 4015

Just fitted an EFL 90 oil filter ..

I must admit to using the analogy that the car has mechanics like a human body. They are kept healthy and moving by it's blood (oil), which in turn is pumped by the heart (oil pump) and filtered by the kidneys (oil filter). Now, I'm yet to meet a guy who buys spare blood and kidneys from cheap suppl...
by TrevorG
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Gauges removal.
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Gauges removal.

There are companies out there specialising in refacing gauges to any spec. Try an internet search!

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