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by Roger Pennington
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: General Trialling Chat
Topic: Offroad Trials
Replies: 6
Views: 2461

This came up before, when DJ spotted the White/Blue one in his work car park (see the thread HERE . Good to see they are still at it :D Phil, you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that the Festival of Speed this year, apart from one brief shower, was dry and sunny all 3 days 8) , as it usually is (thou...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Curborough 2009 gate minders needed - VITAL JOB
Replies: 22
Views: 2474

Hi Matt, I should be able to do a stint on the Saturday,

cheers,

...Roger
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Alternative Rear Light Clusters
Replies: 182
Views: 42493

Any suggestions for replacements of the rusted steel top hat bits??
QRG do a set of 4 in copper, I have a feeling that Bill Brighton may do them in stainless? OTOH if you've got some copper pipe and a flaring tool you could probably make some.

cheers,

....Roger
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se6a Headgasket (and general fettle up) project.
Replies: 29
Views: 3806

mmmmm

interesting - my NOS FORD gaskets part number 692M6051AA look different.

Can anyone confirm the part number please ?
Steve, 692M-6051-AA is the ford equivalent number given in the Reliant Se6a Parts Manual (= R part no 210709) (Page F2 item 5)

cheers,

....Roger
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Littlechickens 1800TI
Replies: 216
Views: 27203

Agreed, you'll find that jubilee clips were part of the plan in the design I posted a while ago as well. It's common racing practice, to allow for the fact that the rose joints are much more free moving than the original links, which wouldn't allow movement in that direction. I also used a slotted w...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Time Scimitar Owner!
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Hi Edward, Assuming you've got the engine with 4 pulleys (it should be), i.e. the crankshaft, waterpump, alternator, and the idler wheel in the middle of the front cover, then the fan belt should be a 1325 (though different manufacturers may have slightly different ways of describing it). As far as ...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First Time Scimitar Owner!
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Hi Edward and welcome! As Dave says, in '76 it could be the 6 rather than 6a (the changeover happened in that year). Only about 550 6s were made before the change over, so they're quite rare. The easiest way to tell the difference is to look at the brakes - the 6 had Girling brakes (with three-pot f...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in Edinburgh
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Hi Andy, Welcome to the Club and the forum. You've done the right thing, IMHO, as it will enable you to find out more about what to look for, good and bad points, etc., before you take the plunge. (I joined 6 months before I bought my first one). It's worth checking if you've got a local noggin in y...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Littlechickens 1800TI
Replies: 216
Views: 27203

you can get 'jacking' in really hard cornering (spirited driving or accident avoidance!). If you jack the car up off the ground with std shocks, you will notice the rear wheels actually go to a fair amount of positive camber which causes the 'jacking' effect on the road (usually caused by lifting o...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Debden 12 July 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Mick, Sorry to hear about Tony, please pass on my best wishes for a full recovery,

cheers,

....Roger
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Death of a Scimitar
Replies: 182
Views: 32550

Don't worry Trevor, I didn't think you were. However, there's no doubt that there's a popular view held by a lot of people, that grp cars are prone to fire (in fact it's probably the 2nd most popular thing that ordinary members of the public mention to me, after "Princess Anne had one of those you k...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Death of a Scimitar
Replies: 182
Views: 32550

Hi Trevor, Glad to hear you were all ok. I think it's worth bearing in mind that, while the photos are undoubtedly spectacularly unpleasant, the result of a fire in a steel bodied car would be equally terminal for the car. It's true that the remains would look a little more "car-shaped" but unless t...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mallory Park 5 July 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3292

Sorry to hear that Raz. :( I'd agree that some testing miles sound like a good idea. If the car's not road legal then a track day would be the best bet - in fact there's one not far off at Curborough! :wink: It may not be a viable suggestion if you've got too many other things on, or if it's already...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Which tyres?
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Yes, FT indeed! :shock: The book actually says about 205 to 240 (and tighten more to line up the splitpin holes), I did them to 225 plus the extra bit be aware that when re-tightened, they will often magically need re-torquing after a few miles, god knows why, but the often do Yes you're right Craig...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Littlechickens 1800TI
Replies: 216
Views: 27203

Hi Phil, The spacers ("MRDW 12") are specifically made for that application and were supplied by the same supplier. Having said that, they do as you say, look very like seatbelt spacers and if you've already got some (or are prepared to do some searching around in order to save some cash) then you c...

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