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by ScimiTom
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

Ask for a mechanic with some grey hairs. Indeed - sound advice! I sourced a suitable candidate and the work will commence tomorrow. I'm just relieved I got the car there safely, on the shoogly wheel studs. I don't anticipate any difficulties with the work, but I've warned the mechanic about the fid...
by ScimiTom
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

Well, not much to update yet... I'm still struggling to find anywhere experienced in fibreglass repair to do a temporary fix on the wing. The car goes into a local garage this Monday to have the replacement hubs, studs, bearings, discs, pads and dirt shields fitted, on both sides. Anyone have any po...
by ScimiTom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Front bumpers
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Front bumpers

I would be interested, Chris. I will be requiring new front and back bumpers in a year's time and was budgeting for £700 from Harrington.
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Euro Marketplace
Topic: GTE 6a in Praha
Replies: 7
Views: 257

GTE 6a in Praha

Oh no! So that Czech will bounce...? :lol:
by ScimiTom
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

Yes, 'scimitargtc' - I hate to think it, but you could well be right as to the cause. I had popped into a shop half an hour earlier, but only for 5 minutes, and in a busy retail park. I vaguely overheard a guy say something about the car, but a bright yellow Scimitar attracting comments is hardly un...
by ScimiTom
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

I took the decision to get more bits replaced while I'm at it. These parts arrived yesterday...
Discs, pads and hub caps.jpg
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by ScimiTom
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

Cheers, Steve. And thanks, 'halfpenny' - I had wondered if there was maybe some sort of physics-related explanation, as it has turned out to be a not uncommon phenomenon. These bits and pieces arrived from Graham Walker today. Does anyone know how much they charge for new brake discs, pads and dust ...
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

Cheers, Will - I appreciate that. When I got home and actually asked my wife, 'Can I get a hug?' (never before uttered!) before breaking down in tears, that's when I realised I was a bit upset. But now I'm feeling upbeat and motivated to turn this into a positive. An expensive positive, for sure, bu...
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

Well, indeed, Jim... I have to admit that the misanthropic part of me does wonder about potential foul play... But that's me just finding excuses not to blame myself! I've certainly been discovering that wheel nuts loosening themselves is not uncommon... A timely reminder for all of us gents to chec...
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Scottish Pre 67 Ford Day - 1 September 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Scottish Pre 67 Ford Day - 1 September 2019

Great photos, Pete - and nice to meet you. It was a great show to round off the season - even if I had to leave Boffin tucked up in her garage... :cry:

Tom
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Did the studs stay intact or did the whole stud separate from the hub?
Yes, the studs stayed intact on the hub. Two were still secure, but two (opposite each other) were distinctly 'shoogly' afterwards.
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

Sorry to see that Tom. Did the wheel nuts pull through the hub? The backs come off them, it happened on mine, fortunately as I was tightening them. I'm not quite sure what you mean by 'pull through the hub', Jim, but maybe that was it. I have found three of the nuts, and all four of the rings they ...
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

You're quite right, Colin. I have to remind myself that it could've been worse. Five minutes earlier I was hurtling along on a dual carriageway... it doesn't bear thinking about. I have been puzzling over the cause of the wheel nuts escaping, and I just don't get it. I had fitted those wheels just o...
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 24
Views: 949

Broken Boffin

Well, after seven happy years with my SE5a, disaster struck last week. Half a mile from home, I heard some concerning clunks and knocks from under the car, and the steering felt 'vague'. With no safe place to pull over, and so close to home, I planned to nurse it back. Then, an almighty BANG! I came...
by ScimiTom
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 23
Views: 881

French Trip...

Lovely to see your photos of your trip around Ypres and the Somme. I visited those sites for the first time on a school trip two months ago, and it really was a life-altering experience. Beautiful scenery there too - made only more beautiful by that Scim... :D

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