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by gordini5
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Axle pinion nut too tight or to slack?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Axle pinion nut too tight or to slack?

A belated thanks for all the help:) I've been messing about since, checking this and that as the new seal is leaking too. :( I checked the seal was seated correctly, noted that there was very slight wear at the flange/seal but the seal seemed to make a good tight fit. As suggested it took exactly 10...
by gordini5
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Se5/5a windscreen
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Se5/5a windscreen

The RSSOC keep a stock of heated screens that are apparently often cheaper than new unheated.

I have an unwanted unheated laminated screen but it has begun to turn a milky white along the lower edge, the reason I removed it.
by gordini5
Sat May 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Axle pinion nut too tight or to slack?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Axle pinion nut too tight or to slack?

Thanks for the idea but doesn't seem to make it any easier. The marks I'm trying to line up are on the pinion shaft and nut but not the flange. Would I be right in saying that it is easy to release the pressure on the preload but hard to re-load. So where I could undo the nut with an 8" long wrench ...
by gordini5
Sat May 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 5a Brake reservoir cap with float switch
Replies: 1
Views: 961

5a Brake reservoir cap with float switch

I couldn't find a replacement and ended up putting this unit together, been working well but I think I would try with the plastic cap if I did it again. I think it would be easier to core a hole and put together as the plastic cap comes in two parts. fluid level.jpg Float switch from Car Builder Sol...
by gordini5
Sat May 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Axle pinion nut too tight or to slack?
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Axle pinion nut too tight or to slack?

A little help needed please. I've changed the axle pinion shaft seal :) but when I slackened off the nut I noticed it seemed to be seated at very low torque. Now when I try to line up the marks I made on the nut and pinion it is beginning to find its seat a 3/4 turn before the marks line up. My feel...
by gordini5
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Water pump pulley cracking up
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Water pump pulley cracking up

Yes, very strange, having slackened the belt the pump runs smoothly, no excess belt wear and all pulleys aligned okay.

After 5 years lying dry is it a daft idea to re-fit the old pump, are seals likely to leak? At the time there turned out to be nothing wrong with the old pump. :roll:
by gordini5
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Water pump pulley cracking up
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Water pump pulley cracking up

Fitted 5 years ago and with only about 7000 miles since the water pump pulley is cracking - common fault or any suggestions for cause? 20190428_174101.jpg The crack is 360 round the shaft and spreading outwards and can be felt on the inner leaf of the pulley too. I've kept the belt tensioned as the ...
by gordini5
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Service for my new 5a
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Service for my new 5a

Welcome to Scimitar ownership :D The previous owner ran my 5a on Castrol Classic 20w50 and I've been running it on Halfords 20w50 along with the MANN W916/1 filter from Graham Walker for the last six years without any trouble. I've used Castrol EP 80w-90 GL4 for the axle. Lumenition ignition has wor...
by gordini5
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member about to purchase first Reliant
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

New member about to purchase first Reliant

Good to see yet another Scimitar in the area, like the colour scheme too.

I'm down in Fort William and keep meaning to join the historic wheels event Will mentions, maybe this year.
by gordini5
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seized clutch friction plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Seized clutch friction plate?

The sun appeared this afternoon and took the chance to go for a spin and clean up the clutch and plate. No damage :) and great to be driving again after months of waiting for the recon parts.

Will make sure to keep everything moving more frequently in future.
by gordini5
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: What has my garage done?
Replies: 3
Views: 926

What has my garage done?

Looking at the 5a wiring diagram from chassis number 93X3501 it looks to me that these are all circuits fed by fuse number 21 (50A) the letters IGN. FUSE are written close by and I think also relate to fuse number 19/20. Other than what you have listed this fuse also feeds the blower, washer, otter ...
by gordini5
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seized clutch friction plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Seized clutch friction plate?

Thanks both for the great advice, a hot engine did the trick. :D :D :D I depressed the clutch, blipped the throttle a few times and heard it bang. When you mention the wood, I guess you use that to depress the clutch during winter storage? Unheated garage + misty west highlands = condensation and ha...
by gordini5
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seized clutch friction plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Seized clutch friction plate?

After lying idle since mid October I've jumped in my 5a and started up fine but found that I couldn't get any gears. So if I engage a gear and then start the engine the car lurches forward and clutch will not release. I've checked the clutch arm is operating, travelling about 2" so am I correct in t...
by gordini5
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Two queries: gearbox and starter nut
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Two queries: gearbox and starter nut

I made my cover a couple of years back out of polycarbonate and seems to be working okay too. If it's any use I think I still have the template file that I used to machine it.

Different starter to mine so can't help with the nut.
by gordini5
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Advice needed on noise from new Spax damper and mounting
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Advice needed on noise from new Spax damper and mounting

Thanks both for helpful advice :) Now back from holidays I had a chance to contact Spax technical. I didn't get Tony Shakeshaft but they had nothing else to add except that they had not been made aware of such a problem before. You are right Jim that the front are ref: G829. I found navigating dampe...

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