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by Roger Pennington
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar SE 6A
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Scimitar SE 6A

As both my front and rear bumpers are in the process of being repainted, I can clarify that the rubber attachment on both is the same, so you don't need to just look for the front, either will do! As are the aluminium finishing strips the same. There is actually a subtle difference between front & ...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Radiator cap, V6
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Radiator cap, V6

The Coupe Workshop Manual says 9 psi (though there's not much difference between 9 and 10?)
by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Project BEAST build

It's always worth contacting the noggin organiser in those links, before you make a first visit, just to check that there will be somebody there, and that there aren't any circumstances which have forced a change of venue (for example, we had to go to a different pub a few months ago, as our usual o...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Boot catch
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Boot catch

They look the same as the Ford items - I'm sure I've still got one from my Mk2 Escort (or mk2 Cortina, or mk2 Capri! :lol: ) knocking about somewhere, but no idea where. I've never removed the SS1 boot catch, but the bit you catch your head on looks suspiciously like that as well?
by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Project BEAST build

Sounds like you need to visit your local "Noggin" and let a few other members have a look under the bonnet. 8) "Noggin"? "Noggin" is basically short for "noggin & natter*, a (usually) pub-based social evening run by a car club for it's members in the local(ish) area. :D The RSSOC has nearly 30 scat...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox oil filling methods
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Gearbox oil filling methods

Agree about warming the oil first, and personally I've always used a 3/8 ratchet without a socket on it, for the gearbox filler (and IIRC it's a 1/2 inch one for the axle) :)
by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Project BEAST build

Just a thought, but I don't remember seeing any mention of the identity of the car, or where it came from? If I was seriously considering building a Scimitar with any sort of competition in mind, then the first thing I would do is talk to the people who are competing already (many of whom are on the...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted alloy wheel centre caps
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Wanted alloy wheel centre caps

Actually, a quick caveat to my earlier note - Wolfrace wheel centres have evolved over the years, the current ones have a more straight-sided profile, whereas the older ones were more conical. I used secondhand ones. and checking back, they were the conical shape. I suspect the current ones may not ...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted alloy wheel centre caps
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Wanted alloy wheel centre caps

Yes, agree with BC. Another alternative to consider, which I used when I ran MB wheels, is to get some Wolfrace caps, push them in from the back as far as they will go, and then scribe around them and cut off the excess 1/4 inch or so. That works quite well:

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by Roger Pennington
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted alloy wheel centre caps
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Wanted alloy wheel centre caps

Well I don't think they're standard wolfies - those caps are 85mm ext diam.
by Roger Pennington
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Motorcraft Distributor help please!
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Motorcraft Distributor help please!

:!: I wasn't aware that the Essex ever used a Lucas dizzy, I thought they either used Motorcraft or Bosch? Both of my Pre 500 SE5,s had Lucas Distributors , handy items as they have a vernier screw for fine timing adjustment. Ah, fair enough Roy, I stand corrected on the very early cars (and a vern...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Motorcraft Distributor help please!
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Motorcraft Distributor help please!

I wasn't aware that the Essex ever used a Lucas dizzy, I thought they either used Motorcraft or Bosch? The full advance curves are in the workshop manual (and they are on here somewhere).

Here they are (from the Se5/5a manual)

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by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Ignition Query
Replies: 39
Views: 1550

Ignition Query

Both my 6as run non-ballasted ignitions. Mainly because one day the Yellow Peril expired, and on lifting the bonnet there was a plume of smoke from the ballast. A non-ballasted coil was all I could get to finish the journey, and the car ran fine, so I stuck with it. The other was changed more recent...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: vertical link
Replies: 18
Views: 691

vertical link

That's nasty, glad it was relatively low speed and you're ok
by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: So when is my GTC tax exempt?
Replies: 16
Views: 590

So when is my GTC tax exempt?

Sorry if i am being a bit (?) dense, i have just bought GTC No. 35 with a VIN code AA which i am told is January 80. It was MOT'ed in February - which i understand was unnecessary. It shows on the Tax check web page (awaiting new V5) as being first registered in August 1980 would i be correct in un...

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