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by GavinR
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 6
Views: 287

KVL SE5 Project

Tonight I got stuck in to a few bits and pieces, some investigation and a few surprises Firstly, the grille in front of the windscreen, covered by an ally plate... http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2013/11/201907190122525970720190718_201455_a.jpg Removed the plate, no grille... that's going to be fun t...
by GavinR
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 6
Views: 287

KVL SE5 Project

got a few SE5 bits, having stripped a donor for trim parts etc, to complete my own... obviously i have chosen the best bits, but most are serviceable if you get stuck, message me. Thanks - I'll send you a message over the weekend, there's a few SE5 specific parts I'm missing! Nice :D I have a repai...
by GavinR
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TR6 Steel wheels on a 6a
Replies: 17
Views: 440

TR6 Steel wheels on a 6a

rebel alliance wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:08 am
Not sure about having to enlarge the wheel holes have not tried them on yet...the scimitar steel wheel nuts are too big...its only that i want the twintub wheel centres on otherwise any 1/2 nut would do
They bolted straight onto the 1/2" wheel studs on my SE5a
by GavinR
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 6
Views: 287

KVL SE5 Project

I saw this one come up for sale in May and thought about it for a while, before contacting the owner (Mike) in early July and going to have a look - being only 30 mins from where I live, it seemed a good opportunity It was as described, a SE5 project with a galvanised chassis and a stainless exahust...
by GavinR
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se 5A Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Se 5A Exhaust

Hi, one and all, can anyone tell me the inlet and outlet angle of the Rear silencer box assembly. This may be trivial to some, but I need to have the exhaust system made here in Spain, which is cheaper than purchasing and shipping one from the UK. Hi, I made one last year using universal exhaust pa...
by GavinR
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE5 - What's it worth?
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

SE5 - What's it worth?

gtcse8 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:03 pm
westofsouth wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:48 am
rear hatch missing.
I have several if the new owner wan`ts one
Thanks for the offer but I've found one closer to home

There'll be a list of other missing items when I've sorted through everything
by GavinR
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE5 - What's it worth?
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

SE5 - What's it worth?

Now sold :wink:
by GavinR
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Speedometer gearing
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Speedometer gearing

Hi David,

Reading your explanation - yes I had forgotten the rolling radius of the tyre

I agree with your calculations so the 960tpm speedo must be the correct one

Thanks
Gavin
by GavinR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Speedometer gearing
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Speedometer gearing

Hm, the gearbox speedo driven and drive gears are 21 teeth and 7 teeth so nearly the same as the diff (3.583 to 1), sort of equalising each other. I'm going to let you do the maths, not had enough coffee yet!☹️ So the speedo drive ratio is 3.0 and the axle is 3.583 which gives 837tpm (3 / 3.583 * 1...
by GavinR
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: dvla tax rates
Replies: 11
Views: 388

dvla tax rates

Surely there are other sites which will give you the CO2 for a particular model?

e.g. https://www.nextgreencar.com/used-car-search/
by GavinR
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 31
Views: 1911

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

The top and bottom should be identical

But some shocks use 60mm ID springs so maybe Spax just make 60mm collets for both 60mm springs and 2.5" springs to save money?

Thanks
by GavinR
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 31
Views: 1911

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

I think that's why I decided to machine the collets to fit 2.25" springs

59mm is a lot closer to the 57mm needed for 2.25" than it is to the 63.5mm needed for 2.5" springs!
by GavinR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Parts question
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Parts question

Yes, both Pinto manifolds, carbs and linkages to be used with them
by GavinR
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 39990

GavinR's Se5a Project

Hughes Historic Rally - 1st June 2019 To make sure the Scimitar was ready for the year, Carrie and I did our own "Tour of the Cotswolds" in May, covering 150 miles without any problems, we found some lovely roads and byways and stopped for a quick look around Badminton Estate :) Before the Hughes I...
by GavinR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1355
Views: 134210

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

There's a newish white BMW coupe that lives in the next village with number plate 33 EG
I saw him the other day being followed by his wife in a black Range Rover with plate EG 33 :D

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