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by TrevorG
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Driving licence quandary....again!
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Driving licence quandary....again!

Sorry, I'll go!
by TrevorG
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Driving licence quandary....again!
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Driving licence quandary....again!

My driving licence runs out on 5th september....whoopie! Dvla have given 7 months extension to people who's licences run out up to 31st August. Dvla site doesn't work.....so many people accessing it, it times out, they are not picking up the phone or answering emails. I'm loath to send anything off ...
by TrevorG
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE spare wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 337

GTE spare wheel

Do what I did in the 80s......buy a 4x4 tie string rear spare cover a d slip it over the spare under the bonnet. Sadly, it had gone when I bought the car back, but one will be put back. It also enables the tools to be placed in a purpose made roll in the same place, allowing the rear cubby holes to ...
by TrevorG
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for my first Scimitar
Replies: 64
Views: 2065

Looking for my first Scimitar

It's interesting that what was an innocuous request has turned into this discussion on the worth and ease of calculating it of our scimitars. I'm afraid that I'll bore those that got my convoluted prattle, but I'll try and reiterate clearer. Scimitars are reasonably rare and have been under the rada...
by TrevorG
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for my first Scimitar
Replies: 64
Views: 2065

Looking for my first Scimitar

Sorry, I think I was misunderstood.......as I first stated, the joys and foibles of classic cars are their relative simplicity. However, many modern mechanics get fazed when realizing that there is no diagnostic plug in point and sleeves need to be rolled up! When suggesting spridget and spitfires, ...
by TrevorG
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for my first Scimitar
Replies: 64
Views: 2065

Looking for my first Scimitar

Ben, I've stayed silent but read with enthusiasm all the sensible answers to your logical questions. In my view, the real beauty of owning a classic car (and especially a scimitar) is that they are relatively simple to work on and you immediately join a like minded group who are willing to lend a ha...
by TrevorG
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear wheel locking on braking
Replies: 17
Views: 492

Rear wheel locking on braking

I was always told never to alternate brake drums unless on an old car.....front to back, as the constant heating and cooling affects the atomic structure and suddenly going in the reverse direction could lead to early failure. Don't know how accurate that advice is though!?
by TrevorG
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Gearbox advice
Replies: 15
Views: 578

GTC Gearbox advice

I've just added my supplier to the list....... simplybearingsltd
by TrevorG
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Recommended Suppliers
Topic: Simply Bearings Ltd
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Simply Bearings Ltd

As there was recent discussion about bearings and the availability of metric/imperial bearings, I thought it prudent to introduce the company that I have used for a long time. Infact only last week, I needed a 6 inch dia / 7mm thick hydraulic o ring for a vintage tractor. I ordered on Thursday, it w...
by TrevorG
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Gearbox advice
Replies: 15
Views: 578

GTC Gearbox advice

Sorry guys.....loads of metric/imperial bearings used on tractors that were Anglo/American, Anglo/German, Anglo/Italian etc. Engines were imperial, rear ends were metric and even vice versa. I've had plenty in to deal with. Try an agricultural bearing supplier perhaps?
by TrevorG
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: SS1 based hot rod. Where to even begin?!
Replies: 10
Views: 385

SS1 based hot rod. Where to even begin?!

Just heard guys gonna chop it up to turn it into an SST replica using yoghurt pots, stciky backed plastic and loo rolls :lol: Surely that would make the body too strong for what's left of the chassis? 😁😁😁😁 I've only looked at the photos quickly, but I can count at least five reasons why the dvla wo...
by TrevorG
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Complete confusion, wiring,firing
Replies: 22
Views: 948

Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Points and condenser means you should stick to the ballast and coil, I was just pondering that if they had been taken out, someone might have put electronic ignition in!
by TrevorG
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Complete confusion, wiring,firing
Replies: 22
Views: 948

Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Hi Alan Positive on the coil should go to the ballast resistor. And no, you're not an idiot.....wiring diagrams are easy for those that use them regularly. We've all got to start somewhere 😁😁 First thing to check though is what is in the distributor! Take the cap off, if you have points in there, th...
by TrevorG
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member - 1979 SE6A Auto
Replies: 9
Views: 293

New member - 1979 SE6A Auto

And a welcome from sunny west Wales....yet another biking scimitar nut!
by TrevorG
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electronic ignition query
Replies: 37
Views: 1280

Electronic ignition query

And vacuum wipers! But Mark has a point. Anyway, I put lumenition on my 6a back in the 80s and it managed to stay with the car through all it's next owners until residing back at my place awaiting restoration and after 5 years of neglect and the resto, then a broken rotor arm whizzing around it....i...

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