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by Nigel Clark
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted. Head restraints, Electric window switches
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Wanted. Head restraints, Electric window switches

If you can't find genuine Reliant headrests, Triumph TR7 or similar will fit.

I took blue headrests from TR7. They fit the sockets in the seats perfectly and match pretty well to the blue interior of my SE6A.

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 31
Views: 2972

Heaven and Hell

Hi Stu,

Good to know where the brake fluid was going. Should be a simple fix with new slave cylinder?

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 31
Views: 2972

Heaven and Hell

Hi Stu, We all have bad days with our cars when things just don't work out. Best to step away for a while before making any irreversible decisions. Bit of reflection, then either get your Scim sorted (you know you will enjoy eventually), or sell up and get rid of the present hassle but maybe regret ...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Members' Business Services
Topic: SSG - Painting & body repairs
Replies: 16
Views: 4879

SSG - Painting & body repairs

Hi Dave, Really pleased to see your new website and find you're now focusing on painting classics. My SE6A still looks brilliant despite having plenty of use in 3 years since you painted it. It's done 12,000 miles in all kinds of weather since the respray and lived under a carport. Despite the car w...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?
Replies: 20
Views: 1022

Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?

I'm sure that will prove to be a good choice of tyre. Have a great trip!

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?
Replies: 20
Views: 1022

Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?

I've never tried van tyres on a car but the general consensus is they are very hard, giving an uncomfortable ride with poor handling and grip on a car. Why not go for a 195/70-14 winter tyre, there are lots available? These fit the 14" Scimitar wheel very well, with rolling radius only 3% less than ...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: The myth of the water tight rear hatch...
Replies: 11
Views: 732

The myth of the water tight rear hatch...

For what it's worth, my SE6A rear hatch seems reasonably water tight. It's parked under a carport, with the rear exposed to the prevailing westerly winds and rain. The back of the car regularly get rain blown over it. It's very unusual to find any damp in the boot. I think the original seals are sti...
by Nigel Clark
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel Additive
Replies: 27
Views: 1404

Fuel Additive

If I'm laying up one of my classics for a while, I put a small amount of 2-stroke oil in half a tank of petrol, about 100:1 ratio. Then go for a drive to mix they oil through the system. My idea is that the oil will prevent corrosion in the tank but won't be enough to cause any problem with combusti...
by Nigel Clark
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs, Dampers and Bushings
Replies: 25
Views: 1228

Springs, Dampers and Bushings

Secondly, standard springs were 2.5 inch ID. Some dampers are available with seats to fit that size, many are available with seats for 2.25 inch ID (a more common size). Springs are readily available in both those sizes (especially 2.25 inch), and in a wide range of poundages. So you can , if you w...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex engine problems - again
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Essex engine problems - again

I meant that you would need to use an external micrometer to measure main and big end journal dimensions on the crank, as I thought that was the question. An internal micrometer would allow precise measurement of the bores and the big end eyes. If the engine really was rebuilt recently, I'm wonderin...
by Nigel Clark
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex engine problems - again
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Essex engine problems - again

Thanks for the answers. I should have cottoned on to the camshaft being thrown forward due to the gear on it. When my friend decides whether the crank needs polishing or grinding we will then be measuring it, no need if being reground until finished. My main question though is how to tell if I need...
by Nigel Clark
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Wiper length
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Wiper length

I used a 15" on the drivers front for a better sweep along with a 15" arm - same 15" combo on the rear ( 14" combo on the passenger side front as per the book ). That's exactly what I've done in my SE6A. Works well, gives a slightly bigger swept area for the driver and doesn't put too much extra dr...
by Nigel Clark
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Tom Karen OBE
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Tom Karen OBE

Great news, pleased to hear Tom Karen has been honoured, well deserved. Could he arrive to collect his gong in a Scim? Or maybe astride a Chopper?

Nigel
by Nigel Clark
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Happy Christmas

And happy Christmas from me. Or alternatively... I met with my lawyer yesterday, and on advice I wish to say the following : Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral celebra...
by Nigel Clark
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: This is how to write an advert
Replies: 5
Views: 659

This is how to write an advert

Jag12,

Absolutely priceless, but I have to ask... How did you stumble on this unique piece of automobilia?

Nigel

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