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Post by ericm35 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:26 pm

Hello all,
I have bought my scimitar to a nice couple of people, in the south of France. The car has been stopped a long time ago, several years, may be 10 .
The car is in almost good condition but I have a lot of work to do before to get back in the road. The fisrt test has been to recover the paper to register the car in France, 16 weeks waiting to have the paper :(
Now I have to repair the car to obtain the french MOT.
The car :
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TWhat I have already done : Change the headlight to RHD, all the brake's pipes are new, wheel cylinder and pads new, tank's straps new, cooling hoses new, fan's attachement into the front wings, exhaust rubber mounting new, multiswitch is fixed :
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And I'm changing the bushes in front arm (my right side arms are very rusted in the bushes's hole)


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Post by ericm35 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:37 pm

I clic on "submit" instead of "preview" :(
The multiswitch fixed :
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My current problem is an oil leak on the oilpan's cap, the cap turns endlessly, the thread is dead .. I have seen that oil pan screw repair exists, Is someone here has used it ?
And after I have to change the seal at the back of the overdrive, and a lot of littles things after.

To be continued


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:09 pm

Good progress, well done Eric.
I'm afraid I don't know about screw repair kits, it's probably some sort of helicoil?
I have the opposite problem on the Coupé, I can't undo the oil filler on the gearbox :roll:
The oil leak is the same though ...
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Post by peter freeman » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:50 pm

I love the colour - I would take the sump off to repair the thread - easier and safer - there might be enough metal to cut a larger thread - perhaps go up to metric.



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Post by _Zeb_ » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:57 am

You are close to the CT, you will be able to drive it soon!
I'm also waiting for FFVE papers, should be there in a couple of weeks, I've sent the papers 13 weeks ago.



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Post by Oldconn » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:39 am

_Zeb_ wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:57 am
You are close to the CT, you will be able to drive it soon!
I'm also waiting for FFVE papers, should be there in a couple of weeks, I've sent the papers 13 weeks ago.
Hi Zeb; 13 weeks is much too long, the FFVE should have replied by now. I would hassle them if I were you.


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Post by _Zeb_ » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:59 am

Oldconn wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:39 am
Hi Zeb; 13 weeks is much too long, the FFVE should have replied by now. I would hassle them if I were you.
They were announcing between 14 and 16 weeks at the end of 2018. Now, they are forecasting 12 weeks of delay.
According to their web site, they are currently treating demands done between the 9th and the 14th of December. My request has been done the 17th, so should be quick now.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:41 pm

Is it definitely the thread in the sump that's stripped? When I first got mine, it was stripped, but it was the drain plug that was the problem, the sump thread was ok, so a new drain plug fixed it. One thing I noticed was that the original drain plug has a very large hex, which encourages people to use too large a spanner (giving too much leverage) - the replacement was much smaller.


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Post by ericm35 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:50 pm

I will check next week end if this is the the tread or the drain plug wich is damaged. The sump repair kit consists of a tap and a larger drain plug, you have just to measure the original diameter and take a tap little bit bigger. Something like this :
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If the tread is damaged, may be this is the solution.

About another subject, I read on the forum that this is difficult to find new door's speaker because of the lack of thickness in the door. If some is interested, I found a thin one, with almost the right diameter, this is not advertising but the is the visaton FR12 speaker, thick 28mm . If someone wants to see it fitted in the door, I can post a photo


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Post by ericm35 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:37 pm

Hello,
I have desassemble the oil drain plug, it seems ok, a bit used but not enought, and the tread inside the oilpan seems ok also, however there's a leak. The car is the queen of leaks :) I have try to find the information on the web but I'm not sure of what I have read. Is the drain plug an 1/2 inch diameter or a 13mm diameter ?


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Post by scimjim » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:39 pm

Does it have a fibre washer, or copper?


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Post by ericm35 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:19 am

It was white plastic washer


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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:23 am

Surely on an Essex it would be an inch size ?
I know from experience that there are all sorts of threads on a SE6b :wink: but everything is british on a SE6a.


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Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:24 am

unfortunately the engine started going metric in the 70s but I think the sump plugs are imperial. You need a decent washer to seal it.


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Post by ginotonico5A » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:22 pm

Sump Plug
This was covered many, many, many years ago in Slice.

Almost 20 years ago the Imperial thread on the sump stripped, following the advice in Slice I removed the sump, bought a Cologne sump plug + plastic washer, borrowed a metric tap (cannot remember the size) cut a new tread, simple job even for me.
I replace the plastic washer at every oil change.

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