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by BigBobPilot
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: March 2019 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine, Scimitar content
Replies: 21
Views: 927

March 2019 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine, Scimitar content

CNHSS1 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Blimey, unusual me being challenged as too young!
Don't worry, it can easily be swung back if required!
by BigBobPilot
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 208
Views: 13077

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

All the pick-up points are wider too... Not a straight swap.
by BigBobPilot
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Silverstone Classic 26-28 July 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1721

Silverstone Classic 26-28 July 2019

Hi Kev,

A probable for me too please. I've emailed you.
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 92
Views: 5609

MOT exemption

It's really easy Trevor, but you might be looking at it backwards. You cannot claim MOT exemption while the car has a current MOT, it has to be expired. Otherwise the DVLA website knows it's MOT'd and doesn't ask you the question. It must have valid insurance to be taxed though. Just go to the DVLA ...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 71 GTE SE5A my rolling restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 1654

71 GTE SE5A my rolling restoration

You should be able to see a bent valve easily, as the valve will stick. You'll either have a valve stuck open with the rocker loose and pushed to one side or if you've taken the rockers off, still slightly open. The push rods don't necessarily bend, the rocker can be pushed to one side or the rocker...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 92
Views: 5609

MOT exemption

the practical effect then is that even after it's 40, it must have a valid MOT until the next licensing, when VHI can be declared. Nope, you just re-tax it. The DVLA website says the car is already taxed & do you want to proceed. You just say yes, then it asks about VHI before you go on to say you ...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...
Replies: 474
Views: 76132

Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...

Try calling Gearboxman:

https://www.gearboxman.co.uk/

They used to have different tail shafts, so you could get a Cosworth tail shaft & seclector rod to fit to the TVR gearbox on a PX basis. They have other T5 stuff too, so may be able to help out with speedo drives etc.
by BigBobPilot
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A T5 Gearbox Update...
Replies: 474
Views: 76132

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: 65439

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 - an update
Replies: 29
Views: 1373

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: 15402

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: 1283

Coupe engine queries

Yep.
by BigBobPilot
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe exhaust manifolds needed
Replies: 58
Views: 3290

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: 1283

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: 5389
Views: 333827

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

I did remember some black ones then!

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