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by Roger Pennington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)
Replies: 11
Views: 282

INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)

I have a Raytec pistol-type one that I bought via Craig some years ago, and it works well and my tests suggest it's very accurate. I tried measuring the temperature of a egg while it was being boiled, and the result was 100 deg C (before anyone says did I allow for the effect of altitude above sea l...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Which colour looks best?

Were there different editions of the book? I don't recollect seeing that picture. I had thought perhaps they might have included colour in the second edition, but then I looked in mine, which is a first edition, and there's the picture (Page xii, which comes between pages 61 and 62). So in fact, ma...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 190

Rear seat removal

Oh dear! that's not good :( One thought that does strike me, from memory I think if the wipers are working, that means that the "ignition" relay is ok, so that increases the chance that it's individual problems with the non-working circuits - earth problems are always a hazard with fibreglass cars.
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 190

Rear seat removal

Have you got one of Peter Freeman's colour wiring diagrams? If not, they are available for download here - link to Se6/6a one - they make it much easier to trace faults.
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 190

Rear seat removal

If you've found and unscrewed the screws at the seatbelt reels (or if the screws were missing) then it may well be the case that, as mentioned it is a tight fit, and especially if the car has been damp inside, the seat base may have become "glued" to the floor. It may require a fairly strong (but ca...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Dan Gurney
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Dan Gurney

I see that sadly another of the all time greats of motor racing is no longer with us. Dan Gurney has died, aged 86. He was one of the greats, not just as a driver, but also as a team owner and an engineer (his name will live on in the "Gurney Flap"). See full details here : BBC Report and here Motor...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Southern Classics Event Calendar 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Southern Classics Event Calendar 2018

Readers in Sussex and adjoining counties - Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, in particular, who are looking for classic car events this year, may be interested to know that the Southern Classics Event Calendar for 2018 is now available. The shows and breakfast meets are normally open to both members and non-...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: SE4, SE5 and SE6 at Riverview, East Sussex
Replies: 8
Views: 232

SE4, SE5 and SE6 at Riverview, East Sussex

I would if I could, but the trouble is it often clashes with other things - Sundays "in season" tend to be quite busy! :)
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 43
Views: 1467

Spegru SE6a

This link to Steve's GTC restoration will give a better idea of how it fits together. The holes it bolts to on the chassis can be seen in Justin's post here
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: SE4, SE5 and SE6 at Riverview, East Sussex
Replies: 8
Views: 232

SE4, SE5 and SE6 at Riverview, East Sussex

YUK has been reported on here before I think, (at that event?) and I believe belongs to the former owner of the Coupe now in the King Collection? (who is a member on here)

The other two I don't know, though the 6 was spotted in Ipswich in 2013 here
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Se5a Brake Servo/Master Cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Se5a Brake Servo/Master Cylinder

Please feel free to start a project thread in the "Project Progress" section - people like to see photos, and it's good to have a place where you can look back over everything you've done :D
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a Body Off Resto
Replies: 45
Views: 2657

SE5a Body Off Resto

halfpenny wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:05 pm
But do carefully make sure the bits are symmetrical.
That's true of a lot of things, (like your example of the springs), but not the shims. Those need to be used as Oaksey says, as required to get the correct geometry. :)
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Rear brakes

Most of the internal bits (only) are shared with one of the varieties of MGB so if the levers are common to anything, it's more likely to be that.
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Front hub oddity
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Front hub oddity

I had to shim my caliper out on my se6 when I put it back together, but I'm sure there were none on it when I pulled it apart. Without, 1 rubbed, and 1 was close, and the new pads wouldn't fit. I guess the mix of new bearings and pads made the difference? It's fairly normal to need shims to make th...

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