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by Roger Pennington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Vin plate analysis list
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Vin plate analysis list

but some are now saying that you can still get the date added to your V5C? I can feel another phone call to DVLA coming on! As if they *will* amend the V5 date, then the Yellow Peril could be tax exempt this year :D (built October '78 but not registered until March '79 and declared new so build yea...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Vin plate analysis list
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Vin plate analysis list

AFAIK it should be tax exempt "next year" (i.e. from April 2020) in any circumstances (even if DVLA insist on taking the build date as first registration date, in your case March '79).
I think 07-01-79 is the last date a car could be registered to be tax exempt from April 2019.
by Roger Pennington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: It's Yellow
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

It's Yellow

Still available from the various traders - make sure you get the rubber seal and clip as well. There should be some instructions for fitting on here if you search.
by Roger Pennington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 2048

V6 essex timing gear

Try phoning and asking for their alloy Essex timing gear, it will be quieter than steel and plenty strong enough for road use. Bearing in mind that Ric Wood (and probably others) uses alloy ones in racing, I don't think there's any question mark over their strength :) (in fact I was watching him ra...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 2048

V6 essex timing gear

I think from memory, I just managed to get away without disconnecting the fuel pipes, bearing in mind that the metal feed pipe at the front of the engine is bolted to the front cover bolts, you gain a bit more slack there. However the total length of pipe will still be the deciding factor.
by Roger Pennington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Power steering pump bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Power steering pump bolts

Also at least one of the bolts has a spacer, which is easily lost on removal, and difficult to replace.
by Roger Pennington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 654
Views: 63785

Look what came in the post today

A turbocharged angry grinder, to match the car! :lol:
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 32
Views: 2883

And so it begins

And also, if you're not especially familiar with the setup of trunnions, then there's a "How To" guide here in this thread
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 32
Views: 2883

And so it begins

I'd agree with Jim, most of the brand new replacements that I've seen seem to have a slight "splay" to them, presumably to allow for that compression? Also worth noting that they are normally available off the shelf (in a stronger form than original) from the main Scimitar suppliers. Also I note tha...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sybil SS1 1600 drive and restore
Replies: 62
Views: 8442

Sybil SS1 1600 drive and restore

Great! - onwards and upwards :)
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The adventures of Tom Thumb the daily driver
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

The adventures of Tom Thumb the daily driver

Looks good, and with those things properly sorted, should be good for a long time to come!
by Roger Pennington
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 diff mount help
Replies: 28
Views: 900

SS1 diff mount help

I've changed a number of Se6a column bushes and a couple of SS1 ones, and I'd say they look identical to my eyes. I've never needed to put a micrometer on them to compare though.
by Roger Pennington
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sybil SS1 1600 drive and restore
Replies: 62
Views: 8442

Sybil SS1 1600 drive and restore

Where is your engine earthed to the chassis? I notice that your battery earth lead seems to be the same as mine - it goes direct from the battery -ve terminal to the block at the inner end of the engine mount bracket, which is great for giving the starter a direct earth back to the battery. However ...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: South East
Topic: West Sussex (Rusper, near Horsham) Noggin - Venue Change
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

West Sussex (Rusper, near Horsham) Noggin - Venue Change

Well, following-on from our last exploration of Roy's misspent youth in the Old Kent Road, :lol: I was talking to Tony on Monday, and apparently our usual pub is hosting a Gin Evening, so is likely to be packed full of gin drinkers (and I believe is charging for admission). So it looks as though, fo...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Can't upload photos at present
Replies: 24
Views: 866

Can't upload photos at present

And another test (using "add files" dialogue and adding a comment)
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