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Post by james7759 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:24 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:32 am
Welcome - pics aren’t working for me though (even after changing [image] to [img]?
I can just describe them to you if you want :lol: picture a once red scimitar that is now more pink and looking slightly sorry for itself



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Post by james7759 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:25 pm

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Welcome, Willwood do a big brake kit that bolts straight on I think its £5-600
Oooh! I like the sound of that, do people tend to go for just fronts or do they do a disk conversion to the rear also?



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Post by james7759 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:26 pm

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Hi James, and welcome to the forum! :D Sounds interesting, do keep us in touch with progress.

(Incidentally, I've fixed your picture links in your first post, so they now appear :) )

Thanks for that, What did I do wrong for future reference?



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Post by peter freeman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:27 pm

Diesel is better than paraffin I think - you will probably be needing new rings anyway so it will not be any real loss if you damage them.



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Post by james7759 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:30 pm

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Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:51 am
Welcome - the Newcastle noggin meet on the third Wednesday ( you just missed one ) of every month at the Keel Row just north of Seaton Delival. You may find some useful info at https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/ under technical you will find a wiring drawing ( in colour ) for your car. On 1st of April I will hopefully have a list of the events we attend run by the NECPWA which many of us also belong to. Feel free to call me if there is anything you want help with.
Thanks for that, I see from your link you used to go to the metro centre meet, Shame that is gone, I used to bring other cars there most months. My father has quite a few cars so you may have seen me there before in any of the following. Dark Blue S1 E-type FHC, Black Lancia Delta Integrale or Mercedes 230CE coupe (that one was very low to the ground and hard to miss)

I will make sure to get along to the keel row meet when I can although every spare minute is going on the car and other projects (chores from the wife)



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Post by james7759 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:31 pm

peter freeman wrote:
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Diesel is better than paraffin I think - you will probably be needing new rings anyway so it will not be any real loss if you damage them.
Yeah, I had been told that too, Someone else also mentioned coca cola, I will switch them into diesel tonight. I am not bothered about breaking the rings, most came out in pieces anyway, the problem is they are seized in so don't want to damage the piston.



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Post by james7759 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:31 pm

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Welcome. Looks like a good one. I have just posted on facebook asking for the chassis number for the club register but you can message me on here if you prefer. I am just down the road in Sunderland by the way.
I will pull the number off the car and let you know asap.



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Post by peter freeman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:41 pm

I will send you a reminder before the next noggin - don't forget wives come as well which helps getting you there. You can send me your email address to peterlfree@outlook.com if you want to.



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Post by james7759 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:43 pm

Elizabeth's dad wrote:
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Welcome. Looks like a good one. I have just posted on facebook asking for the chassis number for the club register but you can message me on here if you prefer. I am just down the road in Sunderland by the way.

The chassis number is 93X4881


Thanks.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:22 pm

james7759 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:26 pm
Roger Pennington wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:05 pm
Hi James, and welcome to the forum! :D Sounds interesting, do keep us in touch with progress.

(Incidentally, I've fixed your picture links in your first post, so they now appear :) )

Thanks for that, What did I do wrong for future reference?
In a nutshell, there are 3 ways to include pictures in posts:

1. You can upload them into the forum gallery. once they're there, you can insert them in a post by using the "image" button to put "image" tags in the post, between those tags you put the link to the gallery image

2. You can upload the photo to a site that supports third-party hosting, like dropbox. To insert them in a post you use the other image button, the one with the little picture on it (9th from the left) to put "img" tags in the post, between those "img" tags you put the link to the remote site image.

3. Probably the easiest way these days, is to attach the image to the post by dragging & dropping it onto the post, or by using the "add files" button at the bottom (for more details see this thread)

What you did was essentially to use method 1 for an image stored as for method 2. Having said that, even when I changed the links it didn't work properly, so Jim changed it using method 3 :D


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Post by Elizabeth's dad » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:35 pm

james7759 wrote:
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The chassis number is 93X4881


Thanks.


Thank you.


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Post by willholderogri » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:03 am

yes I would use diesel as well


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:23 pm

I think people leave the rear brakes alone and just convert the fronts James


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Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:26 pm

I have discs on the rear of diesel - a lot of work for little or no gain IMO.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:50 pm

A good way to free off rings is anything that dissolves the carbon IE Forte’ injector cleaner


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