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by adamwilkes
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 1055
Views: 106245

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

If the immediate centre is at the same point (sideways view) as your front prop universal joint then the rear UJ will not be needed! Either that or it will seize through lack of use :| Mikey, your rigorous investigation is fascinating!
by adamwilkes
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars and other short stories
Replies: 2529
Views: 234757

Corky's Scimitars and other short stories

philhoward wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:34 am
jump started the Jeep with its 2.5 VM diesel no problem
Knowing the VM 2.5 (in my campervan), that booster did very well ! Very demanding on batteries to start.
by adamwilkes
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member fom Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 164

New member fom Ireland

Nice work !! And welcome :D
by adamwilkes
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 1055
Views: 106245

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Changing the trailing arms angles will change the way the differential end of the driveshaft moves - the universal joint may go through some strange angles on bump etc?
by adamwilkes
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 399
Views: 23994

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

Cutwaterdrummer wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:13 pm
could be a decent retrofit kit for GTEs!
You know what happened last time you suggested something to me ! :lol:
by adamwilkes
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: electrical gremlin
Replies: 6
Views: 165

electrical gremlin

If the dimmer is the same as a 5a then there are four wires going to it, but only two terminals, so shorting the two terminals together will set full backlight 'brilliance' to see if the dimmer is faulty. Sorry if this is irrelevant !

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by adamwilkes
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: PCV valve fumes
Replies: 13
Views: 269

PCV valve fumes

:pint
by adamwilkes
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Completed 1968 V6 Coupe restoration pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Completed 1968 V6 Coupe restoration pictures

Lovely car - very well done on your hard work :D
by adamwilkes
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 399
Views: 23994

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

In the spirit of 'use whatever is around' (and suitable), I have made a start to the high-level brake light bracket. I suggested I could mount it between the rear screen hinges, and now having received the H.Bowers narrow brake light, that will work I think :) The material that was around the garage...
by adamwilkes
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Can anyone tell me what these are?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Can anyone tell me what these are?

As above, interference suppressor for some electrical devices in the car, from wipers to voltage regulator. Ring terminal to an 'earth' point, bullet connector to the +ve supply for the device being suppressed. Stops annoying the neighbours (and your own radio) with crackles by deadening the interfe...
by adamwilkes
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Source for SE5a windscreen wipers
Replies: 18
Views: 790

Source for SE5a windscreen wipers

I just received a TEX 12" classic stainless wiper - it looks nice but only fits to the screen shape the same as the one's I have fitted. The TEX wiper looks nice, and seems to have lots of flexible arms, but just sits exactly the same as the low-profile stainless boltonbits.co.uk wipers, but at thre...
by adamwilkes
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 399
Views: 23994

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

It's not had much use (less than 1 mile), so probably fumes - but failure on the outer edges, where it's not in contact with the filler neck at all :o
by adamwilkes
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Just Plain Silly!
Replies: 99
Views: 13914

Just Plain Silly!

Boilerplate it is then :lol:
by adamwilkes
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Just Plain Silly!
Replies: 99
Views: 13914

Just Plain Silly!

Aluminium is also prone to fatigue cracking, don't forget - so worse than inaccuracies in sensor pickup, the bracket may fail completely if it can resonate. Frankly, I'd be using steel.
by adamwilkes
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 399
Views: 23994

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

SOMEONE (don't know who, can't find a record) sold me a new fuel filler-cap rubber washer to replace my leaking one . . . . this year, that was, and it is now plainly cracked and perished. Looked lovely and new when I fitted it. Pathetic; now planning to buy a suitable-thickness sheet of 2mm (petrol...

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