went to the Controle Technique (MOT) the other day and failed to pass
because of the following points:
a/ worn seatbelts (which was not a real surprise tbh), fortunately I had bought a pair of Securon belts already for replacement
now it's a matter of being able to remove the bloody old nuts which appear to be stuck
b/ one headlight was not securely fixed, that should be easy to rectify
c/ the main issue was coming from rear brakes that have too much discrepancy in their efficiency ... it appears that the
wheel cylinders & drums will need replacements as they are not doing their job properly
Apart from the above, the MOT guy was happy to check his first ever Scimitar
He was quite surprised by the mechanical conditions of Purple
for a 45 yo car !
So now looking for SE5 wheel cylinders & drums !
Any advice on those ? they look like TR6 components apparently, but not 100% sure ... will have to check part refs in Alterpart tonight
While she's at the garage, I might also have the engine silent blocks replaced since the current set starts being lazy ... we've discovered that during emergency braking the engine was diving a bit too much and as a result one of the fan blades
would smash on the chassis ... awful noise which I feared was coming from the brakes in the first place (!) Fortunately emergency braking is not often as I like to keep distances, it did happen 3 or 4 times though
Any advice welcome as usual
Thanks guys !
now: Scimitar SE5 ('71), Scimitar SE6a ('79), Scimitar SST 1800Ti ('90), Ford Anglia LHD ('61),Ford Consul Capri LHD ('61), TVR Chimaera 400 ('96), Caterham SV ('10), Lexus IS200 ('04)
past: Mitsubishi Celeste ('77), Alfetta Quadrifoglio ('85), Nissan Maxima ('95)