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by Roger Pennington
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 347
Views: 10998

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Amazingly I have just found another photo of AUE 38B ! Prescott '83, driver Roy McKnight 8) https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/download/file.php?id=34480 And please note that the photo credit for that picture should say " Photograph by Roger Pennington " as can be seen from when I posted the origi...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 422
Views: 67670

Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?

Looks good, Joe, and nearly there! :D Just one last push (as a project manager I worked for in the past was fond of saying..... :roll: )
by Roger Pennington
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4400

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

It seems the Volvo kept going to the end and finished 3rd in Class 6 (28th overall) - sounds like a very good result in what were reportedly very testing conditions :D
by Roger Pennington
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Convert heads to unleaded or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Convert heads to unleaded or not?

The petrol additives may be useful for mopping up ethanol / preserving the fuel in a very low use car, but 3000 miles a year equates to say £20 of super unleaded a week for running around so the petrol would be regularly refreshed. Important not to confuse lead replacement additives with ethanol-co...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Heartbeat on ITV3
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Heartbeat on ITV3

It's probably the same nostalgic desire for a dip into a simpler past, that prompts us to buy old cars in the first place! :lol:
by Roger Pennington
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 347
Views: 10998

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Chris, I notice you seem to be showing 5081 as duplicate ids, with UK and Australian plates - 5081/VRG874 is Victor's car, was red now white, so this is presumably the one car? Would it be better to show the current status line with a bold chassis number, and the old previous iterations as greyed out?
by Roger Pennington
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 563
Views: 59668

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

One thing which I'm afraid I've lost track of - you've mentioned "your engine man" a few times - what was his actual involvement in this? Was he essentially just a machinist, who did the block, and the cleaning, and the crank, (and the supply of parts like shells?), leaving all the assembly to you, ...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel gauge sender for stainless fuel tank?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Fuel gauge sender for stainless fuel tank?

Those have cropped-up on here before! :( There does seem to be one variety of stainless tank which uses that hexagonal washer, which doesn't seem to be as stainless as the rest of the thing, and does go crusty. I can't remember for certain, but I think the actual sender was the same, it was just a d...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A few questions about SE5
Replies: 5
Views: 239

A few questions about SE5

Hi Velo and welcome :D 1. Yes, I'd recommend changing the gear for either steel or alloy. There are already too many tales of stripped gears on the forum. In my experience, anyway, alloy is quieter. 2. AJLElectronics on the forum sells ethonol-proof flexi pipes. 3. 195/70x14 is a popular replacement...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?
Replies: 422
Views: 67670

Joe's 1972 GTE - Is it not Finished Yet?

Neither of mine have ball joints - how necessary are they?
by Roger Pennington
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4400

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

Looks like the Volvo is still going (it's probably a good car for this kind of thing). I hope that hasn't put the "commentator's curse" on them! Sounds as though it's been tough so far.
by Roger Pennington
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Front spring rubbing on bumpstop turret.
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Front spring rubbing on bumpstop turret.

scimmy_man wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:23 pm
rotate the spring so it misses.
I'm not sure you can, because of the unground ends on the springs?
by Roger Pennington
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm in a car park - LE JOG
Replies: 51
Views: 4400

I'm in a car park - LE JOG

Thanks for the photos Mike! An interesting selection of cars, including some that you don't see very often :D
by Roger Pennington
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Taps and dies
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Taps and dies

If you've got a 9/16th UNF die it should fit on a 9/16th UNF bolt. *Unless* perhaps, you regard a 9/16 bolt as one which takes a 9/16 spanner? Bear in mind that spanner sizes are the "AF" "Across Flats"measurement of the bolt head, not the actual bolt size (diameter), so a 9/16th AF spanner fits on ...

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