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by DarrylWebb
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: William Towns
Replies: 21
Views: 1774

William Towns

Nobody can say Towns didn't get good value from his rulers :)
by DarrylWebb
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Track Day Fun!
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Track Day Fun!

Nice.
As it's a road car, and a classic at that, 25 minutes of track work before the brakes overheat is a result IMO.
In my '90's kitcar days we went to local TVR track days. Chimera's, Cerbera's and Griff's usually lasted about 15 minutes.
by DarrylWebb
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Workshop heater - recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Workshop heater - recommendations

A timely thread. Usually I'd wrap up and would start with jobs that warm me up. Reading this thread last week, I thought I'd spring for an IR heater to take the chill off when standing at the work-bench. I plumped for a Sealey IWMH2013 1500W jobbie off eBay for about £32. I've not mounted it yet, bu...
by DarrylWebb
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: GTE random bits clearout
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

GTE random bits clearout

Some bits are going to the recycling centre on my next visit. Smaller items like gauges are not the best examples and are untested, but if you see anything you can use rather than be scrapped, I'm happy to send for the price of postage. Also there are some decent larger bits but as I'm in Norn Iron,...
by DarrylWebb
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: And so it begins.
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

And so it begins.

Re the rusty wing, there's a tube extending about 12" forward of the base of the A-pillar. In fact, going the other direction it runs right up the A-pillar along the top of the door and rear window and partway down the C-pillar. Mine was rusted-out due to a crack in the GRP at the base of the A-pill...
by DarrylWebb
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: STIMPSON MINI BUG
Replies: 2
Views: 578

STIMPSON MINI BUG

Barry Stimson : I kinda see him as a Gordon Murray of eccentric '70s/'80s kitcars. http://www.thatscousebastard.com/cpg153/albums/uploads/Motorbikes/normal_Stimson_Scorcher_4.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T6cqSRYYbzk/VPh0NwtBHeI/AAAAAAAAFRA/Y-68IdZeGrM/s1600/Barry%2BStimson%2BMini%2BBug%2Bprototype....
by DarrylWebb
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: head lining
Replies: 5
Views: 852

head lining

I used the head-lining from another Scimitar. Removed with care, it can be done.
by DarrylWebb
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A bit out of my depth!
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

A bit out of my depth!

Welcome. Good on ya : that looks to have some potential for someone looking for a project. Good luck.
by DarrylWebb
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Weird VW Allegro on the bay
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Weird VW Allegro on the bay

Admirably executed. Surely undertaken as one man's engineering challenge, only due to the Allegro's unloved status. And for that reason, even more admiration for doing his own thing.
by DarrylWebb
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 82958

The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

It passed first time :) https://xoq8xg-am3pap001.files.1drv.com/y4m1MerbBP40_qmM6QG2KUXqi--uMbkr3yISqq4vhAuuYTKdBwHJ9E-Ad6RbEhw1yuiWP2Yp6XVmYiLpgTIh9k3W_a7U1krxKtdVjMbmQ6JFfpR7CfAVw-_rGjANGXXnZSIXAbu7h_x3ST04xPfi5TjzL73guobTevnUbQxOxwAXmSuYRMkQoejpD08cyarVH5yZI6-2Ghk1dGpunAUmST7-w?width=660&height=3...
by DarrylWebb
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 82958

The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

:P Indeed. The rest of the fleet has been getting attention in between life and work. I've also fallen into my usual trap of losing interest/getting nervous about the test as the project approaches completion. The Elise was supposed to be the fun while I was getting impatient with the Scimitar, Geof...
by DarrylWebb
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 82958

The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

Remember me? :) The Scimega obviously hasn't been a priority, so for a simple update : I wasn't convinced by the Honda Firestorm exhausts, the car just didn't seem to run cleanly. I've rebuilt the exhausts with mid and rear boxes from my collection of Scimitar parts, and I was able to re-use the exh...
by DarrylWebb
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5 heater alternatives
Replies: 1
Views: 441

SE5 heater alternatives

Most modern cars have a vast heater unit (plus A/C). When I was researching the same thing, Polo 6N often got suggested.
Or http://www.t7design.co.uk/
by DarrylWebb
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 16 in wheels on 5a
Replies: 6
Views: 829

16 in wheels on 5a

Roger, you're a gent for remembering my ever-slowing project :) Correct : 16" x 8" et0 'cos I wanted to do something different. It needs 12mm spacers for clearance on the front suspension and mildly stretched tyres. 16" x 7" would have been ideal, but at the time, nothing off-the-shelf came in suffi...
by DarrylWebb
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 26
Views: 3404

Exhaust

Gotta be either incorrect engines mounts or one really fresh one, one really worn one.
That's some lovely work in those pics.

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