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by Oldconn
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5211
Views: 262169

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

Saw this at the AutoRetroVosges last weekend. No identification apart from the Z on the wheel hubcaps and the bonnet, so i think it's a DatZun 280ZX; does anybody recognise it?
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by Oldconn
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Cam Bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Cam Bearings

coincidence! I am just looking at mine, and wondering the same. I think you need a special tool to pull them out & push new ones in; then there's the question of alignment; and then should they be honed to final size, or not? If nobody on here comes up with the definitive answers, I shall take mine ...
by Oldconn
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: classic le mans 6-8 July 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 995

classic le mans 6-8 July 2018

Love the 'Abbey Road' shot! :D
by Oldconn
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Claim to fame
Replies: 36
Views: 1057

Claim to fame

I took the last Press photo of Jayne Mansfield before she was killed. I had her holding a black pudding, which wasn't cooked, so I said "I'll get you a hot one later" - the entire entourage , including Jayne, collapsed in fits of laughter.
by Oldconn
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1
Replies: 594
Views: 42906

Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Of course, nobody on the Police force ever reads this forum.................. :wink:
by Oldconn
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the RSSOC - SE6A Plymouth--
Replies: 5
Views: 241

New to the RSSOC - SE6A Plymouth--

Welcome to the club!- from another Ian :D That makes at least four of us. Are you thinking of coming to the Scimfest at Curborough next month? You could have a poke around my SE6A and ask questions about how they go together.
by Oldconn
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Cobras and a Griffith
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Two Cobras and a Griffith

Agreed, Chris! I watched that race when it was streamed live, it had me on the edge of my seat. :D
by Oldconn
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Name that part!
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Name that part!

I think you have got them mixed up. The squarish ones are fro the front, the others, without a cut-out, are for the back. SE6A?
by Oldconn
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wiper arms?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Wiper arms?

Same problem here! Nothing in France seems to fit, where can I find them?
by Oldconn
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 283
Views: 20178

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Well,whatever, the nearest 98octane around here is 15kms away, so I guess I'm condamned to run on 95, which seems OK in an Essex, but I can understand it would be a problem for the later engines.
by Oldconn
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 283
Views: 20178

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Good to hear,Chris. Where are you finding ethanol-free petrol? What brand is it,please?
by Oldconn
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 863

SE6A Fuel Pump

This is not meant to sound silly, but.......your new pump could be delivering too much pressure, overcoming the carb float needle, and flooding the engine. Does it smell of petrol immediately after stopping? Even though your filter is only half full(so is mine most of the time) , a regulator in the ...
by Oldconn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lockheed slave
Replies: 30
Views: 1416

Lockheed slave

Does your friend's car have the same make of clutch as yours. Many clutches have been changed over the years. In my experience a Lux feels slightly heavier than a Valeo, and an AP racing clutch is even heavier. Nothing to do with the weight of the car, it's all down to the pressure plate.
by Oldconn
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Fuel Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 863

SE6A Fuel Pump

Possibly a diaphragm valve in the pump gummed-up. Anelectric pump is a good idea IMHO, as Peter says it will work as soon as you turn the key without having to churn the motor while the carb fills up. A facet silver-top will be fine for a standard engine, best fitted near the tank , with a dedicated...
by Oldconn
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: ScimFest @ Curborough 17-19 August 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

ScimFest @ Curborough 17-19 August 2018

Booked. I should be in Lichfield on Friday evening, and staying until Monday morning, so will be available to lend a helping hand on Saturday/Sunday.Looking forward to a great weekend. :D

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