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by Smiler
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 1816

Tidworth Incident.....

There were a couple of events held thereat the odd weekend. I was working in the Hangar next to the 'paddock' area one weekend.
I heard that they were stopped due to the amount of FOD left behind after the event.
by Smiler
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 1816

Tidworth Incident.....

Ah, up round by EFDC/NDT building? I've been at Boscombe on and off since 1991!

Scimitar is looking very smart by the way. The matt black bonnet doesn't look too bad either,
by Smiler
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 1816

Tidworth Incident.....

Wish I'd seen this post earlier, you were in my neck of the woods (I work at Boscombe Down). Would have been nice to remind myself what a complete Scimitar is like.

Scimilar to our Scimitars, the intakes on that Scimitar cockpit are reproductions made of fibreglass! :)
by Smiler
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Will an SE5A Srut Brace fit the SE5?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Will an SE5A Srut Brace fit the SE5?

Clearance with the fixed lower cros-member isn't and issue. On the Jag V6 the water pump is external to the block and is mounted in front of the engine, it's even further forward than the accessories belt. The pump itself passes under the cross-member but the top pire connection points straight up a...
by Smiler
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Will an SE5A Srut Brace fit the SE5?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Will an SE5A Srut Brace fit the SE5?

Thanks for the quick reply. The tinwork bracket I would cut off. It is for clearance for the new engines front monted water pump. It would mean I wouldn't have to mount the engine quite so far back in the car giving a bit more space for the exhaust manifolds near the foot wells. I think it might be ...
by Smiler
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Will an SE5A Srut Brace fit the SE5?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Will an SE5A Srut Brace fit the SE5?

Hello folks,

As the title asks, will the cranked SE5A strut/cross brace fit straight into the SE5?

If so, does anyone knoe how much it cranks forward? Or better still, have an overhead photo that shows how much extr clearance the cranked version gives?

Cheers for any help,

Smiler.
by Smiler
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?

Thanks everyone for all of the replies. It makes for interesting reading. It'll take a while to get the car built anyway so I guess I'll see what happens when the time comes. I'm not bothered about being competitive in whatever class I'm put into in whatever I enter, I'll only be looking to have som...
by Smiler
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?

Thanks for all the replies. Wow, this really getting quite involved. I perhaps need to do a little more research and speak to the local venues as to what I can enter into. Either way I would want to fit a cage to protect me and it would be silly to go to all that trouble and not have it MSA compliant.
by Smiler
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?

Thanks, a six-point was what I was leaning towards. So long as I have space to fit in it. I am 6'2" and head room is a bit limited without a cage. I have a pair of MX5 seats to go in (original were long gone, replaced with some unknown worn out seats) and will look into lowering the floor to try to ...
by Smiler
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?

Thanks for the replies. I intend to use the car for hill-climbs, track days and whatever else takes my fancy. I am not building it to suite a particular class or competition as I am changing the engine for something more modern making it invalid for a lot of classes and droping me into 'sports libre...
by Smiler
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?
Replies: 28
Views: 1241

Chassis modifications for roll cage fitment?

Hello folks, Are there any 'standard' or common chassis modifications required when fitting a roll cage? I'm thinking along the lines of beefed up or gusseted mounting ponts for the cage. Also, am I correct in thinking that to be MSA compliant the seat mounts need to be tied into the chassis via a c...
by Smiler
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How big of an engine can I fit in a se6, big block?
Replies: 13
Views: 536

How big of an engine can I fit in a se6, big block?

You might be quicker with a lighter smaller modern engine, particularly if you then add a bit of forced induction. I am currently fitting the all alloy 3.0ltr V6 from a Jaguar S-type into mine. The Noble M12 boys (uses a turbo-charged version of the same basic engine) are getting over 700bhpout of t...
by Smiler
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Motorsport Discussion
Topic: SE5 Front Tow/Recovery Eye Mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

SE5 Front Tow/Recovery Eye Mounting

Thanks for the replies, I was considering utilising the ARB bracket bolts, though I have already utilised the upper bolts for a new nose cone support frame. The other thought was one of those large flat metal towing rings bolted to the under-tray, but I was concerned that might catch on something an...
by Smiler
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Motorsport Discussion
Topic: SE5 Front Tow/Recovery Eye Mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

SE5 Front Tow/Recovery Eye Mounting

Hello all, I am slowly building my old SE5 with a view to the odd froray into motorsport. Knowing my limits it will only be a matter of time once that car is complete before I end up sat in a gravel trap or with a dead car in the middle of a circuit needing the attention of a recpvery truck. So to f...
by Smiler
Sat May 19, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Removing the Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Removing the Fuel Tank

Thanks for the replies. Those photos are very useful for locating the bolts. I will try it first but may result to a couple of holes in the lower valance.

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