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Post by oilrag » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:29 am

Spotted you in blu car park sunday 4 pm-ish,as i walked back to sud campsite ,looked good thru the fence 8) ,hope you enjoyed the event as much as i did.
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Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:39 am

yes great event , and car didn't look too bad in primer, I put the stickers on to break up the grey a bit.
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Post by Stupopt1 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:21 pm

Hi All,
I have been driving my car around for while now and would like the exhaust note to be a little louder, I have a stainless aftermarket exhaust (don't know what make , it was on the car when I bought it) it has 2 boxes per side, a larger one under the front seats, and a smaller round tube boxes at the rear.

What you recommend ? e.g take out the back box ? or change the front boxes ? or something else ?.


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Post by roymck » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:59 pm

Take the front boxes off and bypass them and just run on the rear silencers . I will say that different makes of exhaust systems may sound different if you do this .



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Post by scimjim » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:18 pm

Gets a bit tiresome on long journeys though. Is the budget there for a new longlife (or similar) stainless system? They’ll make it as loud and deep as you want.


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Post by Rev Light » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:29 pm

First job I had done on my Scimitar SE5A. Re-instate the two box exhaust systems.

No front boxes when I bought it.

It was funny for about 20 minutes.


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Post by Stupopt1 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm

scimjim wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Gets a bit tiresome on long journeys though. Is the budget there for a new longlife (or similar) stainless system? They’ll make it as loud and deep as you want.
Unfortunately not at the moment, I want new adjustable suspension first, then spray job , so minimal spend.
Maybe I'll try something that I can easily put back , it does drive very well at the moment with no booming from the exhaust, maybe I won't bother. :(


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Post by Scimher » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 am

I would tend to leave well alone re. exhausts.......at least, at this juncture - the old adage 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' is always worth remembering as there is usually something that will need fixing or improving... :)

In my case, on my SE5, my pro. pal, who does the technical stuff, has just made up a working wiper motor from internal components that he had in his spares dept! Mine had given up the ghost - it transpired it was full of water... :shock: ....Has anyone else had this phenomenon?



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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:27 pm

Scimher wrote:
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- it transpired it was full of water... ....Has anyone else had this phenomenon?
Yup, on a few occasions, and have a few goosed cases to show.

But I do have a few reasonable motors, and One fully rebuilt by Lucas before they were split up.


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Post by Scimher » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:35 am

gtcse8 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Scimher wrote:
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- it transpired it was full of water... ....Has anyone else had this phenomenon?
Yup, on a few occasions, and have a few goosed cases to show.

But I do have a few reasonable motors, and One fully rebuilt by Lucas before they were split up.
How strange! So definitely not unique to me then..... :shock:



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Post by Stupopt1 » Tue May 07, 2019 12:48 pm

After a long winter , the car has been going well, the only problem is I've noticed the Diff making a noise like a wheel bearing gone, it was slowly getting worse so I decided to investigate.
I didn't want to remove the axle as it's so heavy and was difficult to fit even when the body was off , so ive stripped the diff down on the car.
I made a spreader from some angle as I've seen others on here have done
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the crown and pinion look in really good condition, the bearings have small pitting, one of them has obviously had it.
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there seems to be a fair bit of play in the smaller gears (not sure of the proper name for these) sun gears ??
I'm going to try to get someone locally to look at these to see if that's normal.
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Post by Stupopt1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:37 pm

Finally re-built the diff myself, replaced all the bearings and all the washers around the sun and planet gears, what a job ! , I wouldn't recommend it , especially with the axle still on the car. It was a lot of hard work
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but the hardest thing was doing the main pinion nut up and getting the crush tube to crush,
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all seems to be o.k now, after such a lot of work from a novice , I will need to get some miles under my belt to be fully confident with what I have done.
I did manage to re-carpet and fit my MX5 seats though and am loving the comfort of these seats
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ignore the dash , I was just changing the cigarette lighter.


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Post by AllingtonGT » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:47 pm

Well done. Fingers crossed!



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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm

Impressive, well done !


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Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:18 pm

Great weekend at Silverstone Classic, apart from the weather , but we made the best of it, there was a massive presence for Scimitars and MiddleBridge , it was very impressive .
I wasn't on the main stand , but managed to get a spot on the SportingBears stand, near the TVR club. Which was good for my friend as he has a TVR S3.
Got there early Friday to the campsite,
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Our spot on the Friday
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Camping was a bit tight for both of us , but the tent seemed to be designed for it,
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Car ran really well all weekend, I has a cheeky for sale sign on it for £5k, because you never know at a show like that, but apart from the paint it's sorted. No takers though :o(
I got loads of smiles and waves on the way home, something you just wouldn't get in 99% of cars.
By the way my friends TVR S3 was for sale too @ £7,495
I'd recommend it , but order some sun next time !


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