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by scimjim
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Over heating se5a ?
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Over heating se5a ?

I’ve seen JB weld used to repair the stat housing area? Obviously alloy weld or replacement is the best way (and alloy welding is difficult as it’s so old and impure).
by scimjim
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: What’s this bit for?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

What’s this bit for?

Yes, they should be 90 degree leads and the top of the plate is nearly horizontal.
by scimjim
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MRV 899R Word to the Wise
Replies: 12
Views: 531

MRV 899R Word to the Wise

Yep, total waste of money and manpower they eventually killed it off in October 15.
by scimjim
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS
Replies: 421
Views: 55775

pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS

British built kit car called the Eclipse, based on the Austin 1100/1300 and found in a scrapyard in Wellington, NZ.
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And a picture from the 90s
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by scimjim
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MRV 899R Word to the Wise
Replies: 12
Views: 531

MRV 899R Word to the Wise

Here’s an example of a V5C with damage recorded
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by scimjim
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How do I get an electronic speedo to work on my 5a.
Replies: 25
Views: 448

How do I get an electronic speedo to work on my 5a.

Apologies, it’s not the MOT, it’s IVA & C&U regs that don’t allow GPS speedos. IVA: 6.2 What to check before speedometers are inspected The speedometer will need to indicate mph and must read accurately. You can have your speedometer checked before the inspection by using a rolling road. Speedometer...
by scimjim
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How do I get an electronic speedo to work on my 5a.
Replies: 25
Views: 448

How do I get an electronic speedo to work on my 5a.

Technically an MOT fail - I haven’t had a working speedo in G97 for many years and it’s never been a problem.
by scimjim
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Couple of engine questions....
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Couple of engine questions....

Searching through old threads it appears to be 1/8 NPT (27) but at least one person said theirs took an M10?
by scimjim
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Couple of engine questions....
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Couple of engine questions....

King Herald wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:07 pm
scimjim wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:53 pm
It’s unlikely to be metric IMHO.

Graham Walker and/or Nigel at Queensberry Road Garage will stock the pipes.
The Essex motors have a mix of metric and English threads on, so it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s 10mm.
the vast majority of it is imperial - later engines had a few bits metricised
by scimjim
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: 1800 ti tacho resistor
Replies: 15
Views: 284

1800 ti tacho resistor

I don’t suppose you measured the resistance?

The temp gauge is 33 ohms

http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... Ohms#p2003
by scimjim
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil pumps
Replies: 16
Views: 278

Oil pumps

I think they’re for full race engines, where clearances might be a bit higher (therefore pressure/resistance to flow is lower)?
by scimjim
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: What’s this bit for?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

What’s this bit for?

I always thought it was a deflector for keeping water off the dizzy when you open a wet bonnet?
by scimjim
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 666
Views: 74796

Look what came in the post today

I wish :D
by scimjim
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Couple of engine questions....
Replies: 32
Views: 1328

Couple of engine questions....

It’s unlikely to be metric IMHO.

Graham Walker and/or Nigel at Queensberry Road Garage will stock the pipes.
by scimjim
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: HID lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 356

HID lighting

Yep, technically an MOT fail

“Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with HID bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.”

But I know of some that have been passed without any problems.

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