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by MarkHawkins
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: ENGINE OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 393

ENGINE OIL

https://www.classic-oils.net/ do a high zinc 20/50 classic oil for around £15 - we'll probably pick some up when we visit the Sunday Scramble on October 1st.
by MarkHawkins
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3375

MOT changes

How would a conversion from single line brakes to dual line be seen?
Does an LSD fitted equate to a changed rear axle?
How would they prove the power to weight ratio changed after 1988 if the tuning parts fitted were period to the car?
by MarkHawkins
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Would you consider this in your Scimitar?
Replies: 22
Views: 557

Would you consider this in your Scimitar?

I believe the cost is quite high - £10,000 plus for parts. As the technology is evolving so rapidly, surely leasing is the way to go - like mobile phones - so you don't invest in something one year to find that the range has doubled for the same outlay within 18 months and you have no easy upgrade p...
by MarkHawkins
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT category
Replies: 14
Views: 409

MOT category

There's a vintage Bentley specialist at Bicester Heritage - www.kingsburyracing.com - generally open for viewing on the Sunday Scrambles.
by MarkHawkins
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5002
Views: 198885

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

A Mk 1 Escort in the super market car park 1300 XL, I believe.
by MarkHawkins
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3375

Future MOT changes

When ever I have put a car back on the road after a long lay up, the having some one else look over my work and testing brakes, steering etc to meet a standard always seemed like a good thing. I the future, providing the local MoT man is still in business, I could just pay for an hour of his time to...
by MarkHawkins
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3375

Future MOT changes

I found the pre 1960 exemption very handy on old motor cycles, but then they spent most of their time being fixed or sitting inside and only ridden short distances due to their inherent impracticality.
by MarkHawkins
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Is T.C Improvements still going?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Is T.C Improvements still going?

Yes Terry Cox Improvements - he supplied and tuned the engine for HBL and I was thinking OPJ could do with a tune up / adjustment.
by MarkHawkins
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Is T.C Improvements still going?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Is T.C Improvements still going?

Is T. C. Improvements still going? I have tried the phone number from Yell.com but couldn't get through.
by MarkHawkins
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble 1st October
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble 1st October

Are there any other Scimitar owners planning on going on 1st October? We plan to go in either HBL or OPJ this time.

http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/
by MarkHawkins
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5002
Views: 198885

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

A Maserati SUV (!?) - it looked a bit like a Nissan Murano but a similar size to a Disco 3.
by MarkHawkins
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: RB25DET skyline engined GTE sprint car
Replies: 32
Views: 1030

RB25DET skyline engined GTE sprint car

I understand from a rotary enthusiast that many of the rotary engine issues stem from people using cars for short trips, not fully warming them up before revving them and using the wrong oil spec. In short, rotary engines can be reliable if treated the way that suits them (not necessarily the way it...
by MarkHawkins
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Anyone put a VTEC in an SS1?
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Anyone put a VTEC in an SS1?

No - not planning to fit one, just trying to find other uses (outlets) for a slightly rusty Prelude with missing headlights...
by MarkHawkins
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Anyone put a VTEC in an SS1?
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Anyone put a VTEC in an SS1?

Quickly measuring things, the unit appears to be 28" long, takes up 28" width (tubular exhaust manifold and intake included) and is around 28" deep. I think that is a bit taller than the CVH. Prelude seats are comfy and stylish but seem a little large to fit even an SE6.
by MarkHawkins
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: caliper rubbing on disc
Replies: 5
Views: 247

caliper rubbing on disc

Fitting the slightly used 5a discs (original drivers side one found to be slightly warped so explaining the tendency to lock up under heavy braking) and careful use of the washers (shims) that were removed seems to have got things turning smoothly without rubbing.

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