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by BigBobPilot
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72393

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

On my Marcos race engine, the heads are from Ric Wood. He won't fit hardened valve seats in competition engines, as the risk of them falling out is just too high. I don't know his policy for road engines? I've had a couple of road cars where I just use fuel additive, it's not that expensive to buy b...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 623
Views: 62570

551 A race oddity

Ah Christmas, such an inspirational time of year and I wouldn’t be trying to build an SS1 race car if it wasn’t for the inspiration at a late 70’s Reliant Directors Christmas cheese & wine party. After a few glasses of Liebefraumilch reminiscing on how good the sales of the GTE were at their peak, t...
by BigBobPilot
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: ENDED - Coupe headlamp covers
Replies: 27
Views: 1027

Coupe headlamp covers

Hello David,

funnily enough, the covers on my car are a bit degraded, I was going to re-make them in Lexan, but this would save some of the effort, so put me down for some. I won't need the mounting brackets though.

Hopefully not too many peoploe will fit them, so it stays a little bit unique!

Ben
by BigBobPilot
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Racy Red Bakery Truck.
Replies: 120
Views: 14443

The Racy Red Bakery Truck.

It looks like you've been running with the boost turned up to 11!

As it's no. 6 it's further away from the carb. Was there any evidence of an inlet leak tjat could have leaned out just the single cylinder?
by BigBobPilot
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coupe engine queries
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Coupe engine queries

Yep.
by BigBobPilot
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe exhaust manifolds needed
Replies: 50
Views: 2336

Coupe exhaust manifolds needed

The collectors on these manifolds are woeful & are guaranteed to fail. The inlet of the collector is not very nice, but it's the outlet that is the real problem. As the outlet pipe is fitted inside the collector (blue line below) you get gas flow between the collector wall & the pipe (red arrows). T...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coupe engine queries
Replies: 16
Views: 1006

Coupe engine queries

The part number on the oval port inlet manifold is 702F 9423 AB. It's located behind the carb, read from no.6 cylinder side LH of car. The photo below is from my car, which is definitely an oval port engine. 20180519_175837.jpg The D port inlet manifold is 722F 9425 AC, again located behind the carb...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5370
Views: 320801

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

I did remember some black ones then!
by BigBobPilot
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5370
Views: 320801

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

The Maestro vans were mules for Freelander 1. Most were painted standard van white, there may have been 1 or 2 black ones too, I can't remember. The LCV's had integral aluminium chassis. So no not a seperate chassis, but a bit more than a monocoque. Pretty similar to the current bigger Land Rover al...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5370
Views: 320801

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

A bit of a cheat here, as I've got 2 cars from the British Motor Heritage Museum at Gaydon. I work next door to it & I've been meaning to drop in have a look at the recent building, which houses some of the Jaguar Trust cars, but is also an over spill storage upstairs that you can still wander round...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12057

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

The heat control cable wasn't connected to the valve on the engine when I bought the car. Nick (previous owner) advised me that it didn't work, which is why it was disconnected. At Curborough, I asked Nigel from QRG, he didn't have cables, but suggegted leaving the outer in place & replacing the inn...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 455
Views: 16023

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Hi Chris,

SRE 353G (900): I bought it in April 2018, it's in Warwickshire.

I did email Matt, when I bought it, but his list has not been updated.

Project thread here:

https://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtop ... 20&t=38638
by BigBobPilot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12057

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

I had no intention of making a new heater unit, just making the most of what's there. Definitely not Project Binky style.

Yep, the XJR is an auto.
by BigBobPilot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12057

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Hi Stew, The SS1 is close, I was having a push on it. However, having recently got myself a workshop; I've diverted to fixing the car that the coupe was supposed to replace... My Jag XJR 6 has been sitting with no MOT since the end of May. I was undecided whether to sell it for spares or repairs, or...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 89
Views: 10861

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Well done.

The rust isn't going to polish off the chassis is it!

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