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by ScimiTom
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 5a parts
Replies: 22
Views: 2623

5a parts

Robin Reliant wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:27 pm
I need the three knobs that go on the end of the three heating/ventilation sliders if you have them please?
Good luck with this - I've asked for one of these too, and sent two private messages, without any success. Hope you get a response.
by ScimiTom
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 15
Views: 2012

New member

Welcome, Jim! A distinctive car, in that colour and with the vinyl roof - very nice! I look forward to hearing of your progress...

Tom
by ScimiTom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 5a parts
Replies: 22
Views: 2623

5a parts

I'm missing one of the heater control sliders. I know it's a tiny part, but I'm happy to pay if you can be bothered posting it.

It's 'knob assembly, heater control', labelled number 34 in this diagram: www.grahamwalkerparts.co.uk/SE5%205A%20heater%20.htm

Thanks
Tom
by ScimiTom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Two queries: gearbox and starter nut
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Two queries: gearbox and starter nut

Am I right in thinking there should be some kind of cover/gasket on the end of the gearbox housing? Is it available on its own? Don't really want road dirt getting in there... IMG_4405.JPG Also, can anyone tell me what size of nut should be used at the starter solenoid connection which runs to the c...
by ScimiTom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Fuel issues with SE5a

Great news, Matt - glad you're up and running again... ...As am I! After replacing the coil and the condenser, all is well once more. I haven't ascertained which of the two was at fault, but I'm just glad that in the end it was a relatively simple fix. So, as is often the case with Scimitars, it cam...
by ScimiTom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Fuel issues with SE5a

I'm in exactly the same situation as you Tom. Limited time to play and a car which only splutters / stalls when hot. Nothing I've done seems to make any difference😡. Going to drain all the fuel tomorrow and try fresh 97octane. Good luck with yours. Yes - frustrating, isn't it? Best of luck sorting ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans
Replies: 199
Views: 20103

DemonBlueDays SE6 - purchasing and wiper boxes

I would've thought the obvious choices would be 'Mr Incontinent' or 'The Weak Bladder'... (need I explain those...!?) - although, with the colour of that body, I'd worry about which end it's evacuating from!

I'm only kiddin', Tom. That looks a good basis to work from - enjoy! 8)

Tom
by ScimiTom
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Fuel issues with SE5a

Well, that was all too good to be true, of course... The symptoms returned and I'm back to square one with the car. Here's what has been done: 1. Hotwiring - made no difference 2. Different coil used - made no difference 3. Timing checked 4. Spark strength checked 5. Distributor checked 6. Connectio...
by ScimiTom
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Green 5a in MSN article
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Green 5a in MSN article

My news feed on MSN flagged up an article entitled: 'Britain's best dead car companies'. Amongst others was Reliant, with a photo of a green SE5a, registration DMA 897N. Am I right in thinking its owner is called Neill? I seem to recall an article about its restoration, and the car having golden whe...
by ScimiTom
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What a plonker...
Replies: 12
Views: 2441

What a plonker...

Welcome! Yours must be an early 5a, like mine (November 1971, K reg). All the best with getting the car sorted - and show us some photos when you can!

Tom
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White 5a in MSN article
Replies: 0
Views: 853

White 5a in MSN article

One for Jim Pace here... My news feed on MSN flagged up an article entitled: 'Five brilliant cars built by rubbish '70s Britain'. And there, as I had hoped, was the Scimitar GTE (specifically the SE5-series) in third place, pipped only by the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Jaguar XJ-S. The car sh...
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newest Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 2065

Newest Newbie

I'm in deepest darkest Lanarkshire, in Motherwell. Anyone else close by? I'm about 30 miles away, in Houston, so perhaps I'll try and drop by sometime - it'd be a good excuse to give my 5a a stretch of her legs... I'll send you a private message if I get an opportunity, or you can let me know what ...
by ScimiTom
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Fuel issues with SE5a

Well, Boffin is back on the move. I'm not 100% sure what the cause was - only that the solution turned out to be none of the above! I didn't hotwire or look at the carb, but instead opened up the distributor. I fitted a new contact breaker and checked the points gap was at 25 thou. I noticed a sligh...
by ScimiTom
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newest Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 2065

Newest Newbie

Welcome, Sith. Which part of Lanarkshire are you in? I'm in Renfrewshire, with a 5a. There aren't that many of us in the west, but we have our local noggin on the second Monday of the month at The Abbot's Inch, just off the M8*. Pop along if you can. * Having said that, I know that the pub has eithe...
by ScimiTom
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Fuel issues with SE5a

Well, I've run one fuel hose straight from the Filter King to the carburettor (rather than running it via a surplus second filter as it was before), and replaced the perished O-rings on the idle jets, but sadly to no avail. Next will be to check everything in the carburettor. The issue still seems f...

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