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by philhoward
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6a tyre size
Replies: 7
Views: 92

6a tyre size

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:09 pm
philhoward wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Your speedo will theoretically read a couple of mph “slow”
Speedo will read “fast” so a real 60mph may be 63mph (for example) on your speedo. Agreed, no bad thing.
:oops: wrong way round - I meant you’ll be going slower than it says but it’s the right way, legally.
by philhoward
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6a tyre size
Replies: 7
Views: 92

6a tyre size

Slightly smaller rolling radius going with the 195’s but we’re talking a couple of percent. Your speedo will theoretically read a couple of mph “slow” at 60mph which isn’t a bad thing these days?
by philhoward
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars
Replies: 1841
Views: 129811

Corky's Scimitars

Wise move Phil. Most helmets are SA2015 nowadays, and that standard requires the HANS threaded inserts. The clips can always be bought at a later date. Maybe I got the wrong end of the stick but "HANS Ready" meant that whilst they could accept HANS fittings, it needed the manufacturer to fit them o...
by philhoward
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars
Replies: 1841
Views: 129811

Corky's Scimitars

I suspect that a HANS requirement is a "when" rather than an "if", hence why I bought a lid with the posts already fitted.
by philhoward
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Spare Parts For Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Spare Parts For Sale

Such is the modern way of life, the contents of the Parts List are now available online from Graham himself: http://www.grahamwalkerparts.co.uk/PARTS/
by philhoward
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 151

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

They pop up from time to time, plus have been reprinted by the club: http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/siop/index ... ex&cPath=1

I'd say £70 is a tad optimistic to be honest but it's an asking price..
by philhoward
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?

Also a certain spoof of an airline disaster movie too..
by philhoward
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Headlining
Replies: 5
Views: 125

se5a Headlining

Nope - 2 at the front, 3 in the rear section.
by philhoward
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Headlining
Replies: 5
Views: 125

se5a Headlining

I have a feeling there’s 3 spars in the front section? It’s beem a while since I did mine.
by philhoward
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?

If you drive on van tyres in Germany and have an accident you will be prosecuted. Van tyres do not have the appropriate speed rating and proper snow tyres are essential. I wonder where you would stand then, two choices. Tyres with snow markings but Van tyres, or non van tyres but no snow markings? ...
by philhoward
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fuel filler neck/hose diameter
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Fuel filler neck/hose diameter

50mm iirc.
by philhoward
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 305
Views: 28087

Bogging at 4000 rpm

16-8mm reducers (joiners) are available on ebay in nylon for a couple of pounds each.

Hose - I’ve seen a few places selling “Marine” hose at 16mm; it’s either that or Goodridge hose if it’s compatible with modern petrol (I suspect it is but an email to them won’t hurt).
by philhoward
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 75
Views: 3456

660XYB Engine fix

I was going to suggest crossflow?
by philhoward
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 305
Views: 28087

Bogging at 4000 rpm

M16 thread maybe - but 5/8”/16mm is huge for a fuel outlet? Normally 12mm from a tank to pump?

Just had a google and 16mm is used :shock: - just haven’t come across anything that big myself.
by philhoward
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: 1800ti cambelt tracking
Replies: 11
Views: 258

1800ti cambelt tracking

If a belt is tracking off, then that usually indicates a misalignment of one of the pulleys (or too tight); given the cam and crank pulleys shouldn't (can't?) be out of alignment, I'd have another look at the tensioner pulley.

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