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by Roger Pennington
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Historic class issues

Agree with cannonball's and Phil's posts above in relation to the VED point. Also I would add that you may not get MOT exemption either. :( The mulberry car was built in Feb '79 (from the chassis number) and first registered on 1st April '79, build date on the V5 is listed as "1979". When recently r...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: log in
Replies: 11
Views: 195

log in

I use a separate login/password manager for all my logins. Except that in the case of Scimitarweb, where because I log-in several times per day (I don't have "keep me logged-in" enabled), I can remember my password. :)
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: log in
Replies: 11
Views: 195

log in

Have you tried deleting forum cookies (bottom right)? That's the only other thing I can think of.

Silverstone - yes lots to do before then - noggin tonight, Southern Classics breakfast meet on Sunday, find all my camping gear (in various garages), polish the car (again! :roll: ). See you there!
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: log in
Replies: 11
Views: 195

log in

Firefox does seem to have changed slightly, with the last update. I normally enter the site via the "View Unread" option. I have a saved link in the Bookmarks list on the left, and an icon on the "Top Sites" on the New Tab. In the past, it did remember my name on the first, but not on the second, no...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: speedo cable
Replies: 3
Views: 102

speedo cable

Have you tried QRG (Queensberry Road Garage) or GW (Graham Walker Scimitar)?
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 24
Views: 565

Ignition cut out

Wasn't there also a problem where some people found it fouled the vacuum advance, preventing full movement?

I think this lengthy thread in the members' archive may be the one that refers?
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Classic Days 2019 Le Mans Bugatti
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Classic Days 2019 Le Mans Bugatti

Nice photos, John! I'm particularly interested in the last one, of the Ford P68 (F3L) - do you know which car that is? :)
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1978 SE6a rolling restoration project
Replies: 798
Views: 79028

1978 SE6a rolling restoration project

Still looking as good as ever, Mike :D
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5470
Views: 366618

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

scimjim wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:11 pm
there can’t have been a car show here on a Tuesday!!
Perhaps the noggin & natter of a local multi-marque club? :)
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Now what have I done!
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Now what have I done!

Thanks Roger....if it has a Eureka wire where is it and do they fail? The idea is that rather than having a plain length of wire from the ignition switch to the coil through a separate ballast resistor, the wire itself is resistive, and does the same job as the ballast. so you can't actually see it...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Now what have I done!
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Now what have I done!

Didn't the Se6b/GTC normally have a eureka wire (resistive wire), rather than a ballast?
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Now what have I done!
Replies: 17
Views: 457

Now what have I done!

If it fires while you've got the key in the "start" position, but then dies when you release the key, then I think it suggests you've lost the "normal running" feed (from ign switch through ballast/eureka wire to coil, on most scimitars).
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Clutch master cylinder

11mm is very close to 7/16 AF (table here for example). It's always worth keeping an eye open at autojumbles etc, as imperial tools seem to be becoming less common these days.
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Springs for Spax
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Springs for Spax

You almost certainly won't get the front's off without a compressor, and a lot of compressors don't fit, because there's not much clearance between the coils. Peter Freeman has made a compressor which is detailed somewhere on here, I think. Having seen what happens if a spring tries to escape from t...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TR6 Steel wheels on a 6a
Replies: 17
Views: 402

TR6 Steel wheels on a 6a

rebel alliance wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:26 pm
As the title, anybody done this if so do i need spacers and if not will 195/70 fit without fouling anything such as wheel arch...thanks j
Re the tyres, aren't those wheels 15x6"? If so, then 195/70 sounds an odd size, I think the usual size that Middlebridge used on their 15x6 alloys was 195/60?

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