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by Rev Light
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3407

MOT changes

Perhaps its a good opportunity to someone to offer an inspection - an 'unofficial MOT' or engineering report, only not as pernickety, as a billable service. It would have to be someone with a lift and experience with Scimitars. A list of recommendations could be given or even just pointed out - to g...
by Rev Light
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3407

MOT changes

None of your changes currently affect anything. Unlikely you have 15% power to weight increase either :D I might if I got out of the car! I cannot imagine that an engine that is 40 years old, been round the clock is anywhere near its original book power output, unless it has been rebuilt. The is pr...
by Rev Light
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3407

MOT changes

Interesting points system: My car seems to score 12. Body/ chassis unchanged = 5 Rear Axle unchanged = 2 Transmission unchanged = 2 Steering unchanged = 2 Engine unchanged = 1 That's 12 points. However, the mods I have are as follows: stainless steel exhaust (standard manifolds) and fuel tank. I hav...
by Rev Light
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Would you consider this in your Scimitar?
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Would you consider this in your Scimitar?

Range would have to be in triple figures, or the more expensive Lithium batteries would have to be a lot cheaper.

But what would really get my attention would be a 400 + miles range......And still have a boot.
by Rev Light
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Would you consider this in your Scimitar?
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Would you consider this in your Scimitar?

I could get to work, but not back again :(
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Strange! Core plug issue
Replies: 20
Views: 563

Strange! Core plug issue

I thought core plugs were suppose to pop out if you let your engine freeze without proper anti-freeze in it. Rather than cracking your block - rather hopeful! I seem to recall the yanks calling them 'freeze plugs' or some such.

May be completely wrong though

Steve
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 Cooling discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 784

Essex V6 Cooling discussion

Jim, if you recall, I had an issue with stalling/dying at junctions when fully up to temperature, where the car was then really difficult to start. The choke body had rotated slightly on the carb, meaning that the choke was never fully off. When I was at your place you cured the issue by resetting t...
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3407

Future MOT changes

When it comes to selling the car is where there might be a problem. Unless you can get the car up for a detailed inspection, the buyer might be reluctant to shell out their hard earned cash for an unknown quantity. Especially if talking about multiples of k£. At least with an MOT, you had an essenti...
by Rev Light
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Radar Traps
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Radar Traps

I am 51 and ride large motorbikes (e.g. BMW K1200RS) as well as my Scimitar.

I have never had a speeding ticket.

Its just knowing when and where.

Having written this, there will, no doubt, be one in the post.....
by Rev Light
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 595
Views: 39833

Look what came in the post today

Sounds like bumper, better to check and see if it is still on my car :D

Steve
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1074
Views: 42979

Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project

Welcome back.

I am stuck in Crete, when all my toys are at home.

So I feel your pain.

It's nice enough here, but there is only so much sitting about in the sun you can do...Apparently.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Blue 5a, Cheddleton/Leek
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Blue 5a, Cheddleton/Leek

I so wish my engine bay looked like that.... :(
by Rev Light
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Drive to torque or bhp
Replies: 35
Views: 1002

Drive to torque or bhp

You are not alone. I am concerned cos I connected my old strobe to find that my timing was at 10 device btdc (?) And now everyone is saying I cannot believe the timing marks I am looking at! I understand that 10 degrees is on the conservative side. But how can I tell?,. I had planned to set it at 16...
by Rev Light
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Did you know ?
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Did you know ?

Jim, I have a book about them. I can loan you it, next time I see you. I have another on the Swift and Attacker, neither of which covered themselves with glory. However I think we can agree, by today's standards, the safety record was absolutely dire. But many lessons were learned that went on to he...
by Rev Light
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Did you know ?
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Did you know ?

Supermarine Scimitar was a very powerful beast of a plane, and was probably too big for the little carriers we had at the time. It had a very high accident rate as a consequence. I am not sure it was useless though. It should have been much faster but it's aerodynamics held it back. A plane of it's ...

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