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by gordini5
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Jog 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3422

Le Jog 2019

My choice of vehicle not to do this event in must be the Landrover, just hope they're not standard seats :lol: :lol: Learned to drive in a series 1 and can also vouch for those seats. Had the same thought/pain when the old lady passed by on Monday night near Fort William. :shock: Not for the faint-...
by gordini5
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Brake servo

I had the Girling MKIIB servo fitted to my 5a reconditioned by CBC Classic Car Spares. It takes longer but looks to be a good job :)
by gordini5
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Jog 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3422

Le Jog 2019

Sorry some of the pics are on their side, tried unsuccessfully to sort it?
by gordini5
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Jog 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3422

Le Jog 2019

Thanks for posting the spectator times Chris, the last cars left Roy Bridge at 8.50pm I counted about 40 still on the go :D Though I was the only one around, Spean Bridge junction was a great place to watch with this MGB unsure of which way to go a Saab 99 not even on the right map - glad to be of s...
by gordini5
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 36
Views: 2792

Broken Boffin

Good to hear the repair is moving on, I spoke with the local GRP boatbuilder I mentioned only this week to see if he might look at a small repair for me - he's fully booked until next November :(
by gordini5
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 36
Views: 2792

Broken Boffin

Sorry to see the damage. Goodridge hoses have been good for me too. :) We've a local boatbuilder specialising in GRP and he has offered to do any repairs on my car. Not sure how well the skills transfer from boats to cars but boatbuilders might be worth a shout if you are struggling to find anyone e...
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: 828

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: 846

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: 828

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: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 5a Brake reservoir cap with float switch
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

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: 828

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: 406

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: 406

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: 2412

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: 2828

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.

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