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by philhoward
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Historic class issues

Steve_S wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:37 pm
WHY who knows !
Because the Historic class for free VED is a tax giveaway (and everything to your advantage is always a tax year behind) - the MoT exemption isn’t.
by philhoward
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Vented Brake Discs & Stub Axle Bearings
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Vented Brake Discs & Stub Axle Bearings

Allegedly there is supposed to be a note in the MoT testing database for “some” play permissible in the bearings with the SS1 but I don’t suppose any tester ever checks...
by philhoward
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: log in
Replies: 11
Views: 195

log in

The “remember me” involves cookies i think - which is a browser function (especially when it comes to auto-filling passwords).
by philhoward
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Help needed after 5 years of laying dormant!
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Help needed after 5 years of laying dormant!

A manual car still has the footrest..
by philhoward
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: log in
Replies: 11
Views: 195

log in

Sounds like a Firefox thing? If that's been recently updated, then that would be the main suspect..
by philhoward
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: At last! I have my SE5 back!
Replies: 532
Views: 54432

At last! I have my SE5 back!

I’m a bit confused.. Inlet manifold and heads must match Sump/oil pickup/front cover must match to a degree - you can leave a front sump-spec front cover on but you’ll need to block the dipstick tube off.. The two statements aren’t mutually inclusive - you can have a front sump setup with D-port inl...
by philhoward
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?

Daft question - Spax are TUV certified (according to their website) so if you buy from them, ask for a copy of the certification? Gaz also claim TUV certification - or is the issue simply because you’re fitting non-standard parts you have to pay extra to retain the Historic (cheap) registration? In ...
by philhoward
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?

No idea Christian - I haven’t spoken to him in a long time but yes, it is an SE6a.
by philhoward
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 24
Views: 565

Ignition cut out

I think it was that unit which required significant adjustment to the timing when fitting - subsequently modified as Jim says..
by philhoward
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: At last! I have my SE5 back!
Replies: 532
Views: 54432

At last! I have my SE5 back!

Expect problems if you mix an oval port and D port inlet (head and manifold mismatch) - you'll end up with an air leak.. A rear sump engine can be converted to a front sump (swap sump, pump pick up pipe and front cover, block up the now redundant dispstick tube). I can't remember if the dipsticks ar...
by philhoward
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Reliant Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Reliant Fox

Alan SS1 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:42 pm
scimjim wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:05 am
The Tandy camper on a Fox was quite popular.

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and even more 'wandery' I'd suspect :-)
You’ve not seen one on an auto test then..
by philhoward
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?

scimjim wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:07 am
I’m sure you can buy Koni stickers :W

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... r&_sacat=0
Paint them yellow (or to be historically accurate, I think the should be blue?) and fit Spax stickers? :W
by philhoward
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5470
Views: 366619

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

A Mk1 Sierra XR4x4 just had to overtake me this evening - just so I could smell how rich it’s running at the next set of lights..

Oh - and a 1964 Morgan (or a later one with a private plate - it’s hard to tell as they barely changed in about 50 years..).
by philhoward
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Clutch master cylinder

I’ve got a box of R clips - I’m not as posh as Jim :mrgreen:
by philhoward
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Now what have I done!
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Now what have I done!

Sounds like the contact block on the back of the ignition switch as both the ignition coil and charge lamp are straight feeds from that.

Hotwire it to test :D but check the state of the 5 way multi plug from the switch first...

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