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by Roger Pennington
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Bodywork
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Bodywork

Yes, as well as the torx screws along the rear edge, the panel is also held on by a series of glassed-in studs (five IIRC) along the front, which point downwards and are secured by nylon wingnuts which are accessed from below, through the grille. A couple of years after I got my car, the wingnuts un...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans
Replies: 190
Views: 17020

The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans

Retrofit light Roger :D which, until it became non functional I didnt realise how much of a mind easer it actually was! Also it only ever lit up when the fan was actually in use and not freewheeling around thanks to airflow, possibly due to said relay there before but wont know for certain until sh...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coupe/GTE Front shock fitted length
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Coupe/GTE Front shock fitted length

philhoward wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:34 pm
Possibly oddly I think the details of a “length of box section steel with 2 holes” is in the SE6 manual? Pretty sure Roger Pennington has posted the details in the past?
Yes, it's in the Se6/6a Manual, and it looks like this:


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by Roger Pennington
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans
Replies: 190
Views: 17020

The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans

I remember reading about it quite often in Slice, "back in the day". Always in relation to the 5-series, because the 6 doesn't come with a light! :lol:
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rainwater Leaks from Roof Gutter Rails on SE6A
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Rainwater Leaks from Roof Gutter Rails on SE6A

Yes, I did mine with black mastic (on the mulberry car) and clear silicone sealant on the Yellow Peril, though things like Captain Tolley's should work as well. The gutter is pop riveted onto the roof, which provides a route for the water. You may find it goes down the B-pillar too, and soaks the se...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Blanking otter switch orifice
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Blanking otter switch orifice

I think those old-style clips will only fit the old-style otter switches with the round terminals; the newer ones with the spade terminals are a slightly different size. You could probably modify the clip to fit the switch but then you'll find it probably doesn't fit any rad except the original ones...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: FRONT HUB FELT SEALS
Replies: 7
Views: 153

FRONT HUB FELT SEALS

Are we actually talking about the same changes here? AFAIK within Se5/5a production there was a change to stub axle diameter (not sure over how much of the length it applied?). Then during Se6-on production there was a change to the profile of the upright/vertical link, on the surface adjacent to th...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!
Replies: 504
Views: 41693

Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!

It certainly is wired as a bus, when you're expecting one wire, and two come along all at once! :lol: It did look as though it might be original, but after 30 years and 8 previous owners, you can't really be sure. I was quite pleased, A. that I managed to find the fault, and B. that the fix only cos...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Headlight lifters
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Headlight lifters

Maybe it's hanging around loose behind the dash? I thought I'd also just mention an experience which I had with non-lifting headlights, which I've just posted on my project thread here . Of course it may not be anything to do with your problem, (especially if your red button has gone AWOL!) but you ...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!
Replies: 504
Views: 41693

Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!

On a slightly different theme, over the winter, I had a problem with my lights - both just suddenly stopped moving. I wound them up, took out the motor fuse, and left them, as it wasn't a problem, in winter, to have the lights stuck up. But then, as the evenings got lighter, I decided I should inves...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!
Replies: 504
Views: 41693

Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!

Thanks Colin, actually the photos probably flatter the gaps a bit :) One thing that always impresses me though, when I spring clean it and polish it, is how good the paint is - I'd say it's a lot better than either of the others.
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!
Replies: 504
Views: 41693

Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!

As an antidote to this weeks wet weather, about a week ago I took my lunch up onto the South Downs in the SS1. Just the right sort of day to enjoy a convertible :D

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by Roger Pennington
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 Gearbox ratios
Replies: 10
Views: 179

SS1 Gearbox ratios

If you've got a 5-speed donor, then I'd definitely be planning on a change. Whether to change the engine as well is more questionablee, given that your existing one is running well by the sound of it, and the other one sounds a bit of an unknown? Your existing engine should have a tax advantage too,...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS
Replies: 402
Views: 46865

pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS

scimjim wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:38 am
Another Rapport Forte has popped up here on retro-rides.
It's great that the Forte convertible has now been found, and it looks as though the chap who has found it should be well-equipped to restore it, having read that thread. Also it's discovery has received a write-up on AROnline here
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 22
Views: 2558

Replacement door speakers

drcdb15 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:05 pm
But my main question is, is the hardboard OE, and should I keep on using it?
From memory, it looks like the water-stained hardboard in mine (though I think mine may have some foam insulation stuck to the back, but it's a while since I looked)

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