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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:35 pm

ive googled those numbers and nowt comes up


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:36 pm

Darryl

not strictly true it does get one direct hit, but not a timing belt .. . ..

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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 pm

Dcrosby13 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:32 pm
To be fair Phil did tell me to remove the distributor prior to removing the housing but I never get the distributors back in the right place then dad has to come and bail me out, pig of a job
Replacing the dizzy in correct alignment is much easier than on most engines, as the fact that it has an offset dog drive means that it can only go back in one way. It can be a fiddle extracting it from it's hiding place, but in this case it probably helps just to move it away, rather than extracting it completely.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:34 am

I just didn't want to risk it, I need it to get to work this morning :lol:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:17 pm

I know what you mean, as someone who's always used my car as my daily driver, it does require a different approach - you don't embark on a full body-off rebuild, just because a headlamp bulb's blown! :lol:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:32 pm

Yeah I know my limits and Laura would murder me if I made another Scimitar immobile around the house as we have enough of those already :lol:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:02 am

I spotted a brief window in the bad weather this morning so I thought it best to make some progress ready for the test day on Tuesday. The car has had an exhaust leak and it has been getting progressively worse, sounds like a tank and the cabin fills with exhaust fumes :shock: having removed the passenger side front wheel it was obvious where it had been leaking from and to a lesser extent the next joint along also:

ImageIMG_20190317_083452 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

Ive given it all a good clean with emery paper and carb cleaner:

ImageIMG_20190317_084543 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190317_084518 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190317_091957 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

I just need to grab some exhaust paste and some new clamps as these have seen better days:

ImageIMG_20190317_094057 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190317_094102 by Darryl Crosby, on Flickr


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:04 am

Oil and filter change done also


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:49 pm

I have to say I am pretty impressed, a 200 mile round trip and a full days testing without a single fault, quicker than I imagined too clocking a 73 second lap.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:11 pm

How does that compare with your times in the yellow ti?


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:34 pm

Quickest lap in testing the TI was 69 seconds


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Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:08 pm

Certainly looked and sounded well, Darryl - great to catch up with you and Steve.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:15 pm

Cheers man, yes it was nice to see you all, hopefully Jim will get his Zetec sorted asap.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:58 pm

I thought it was worth providing an update on what really has been the unsung hero of the Crosby stables, I have been using it daily alongside acting as a stand in sprint car whilst the flying banana nears completion and its even managed a few track days. it has turned out to be rather good as previously thought especially on handicap, having competed at Harewood it managed a third amongst the Scimitar class along with a second place at Three sisters in the wet without any problems (pictures below) in the few thousand miles I have only had two issues so far, one was a dead fuel pump and the other a dead ignition module, quite impressive for an 80s plastic car really.

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