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by housemartin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se5 Windscreen Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Se5 Windscreen Frame

Guys, I have been refitting a second hand windscreen to the 1972 GTE and having previously cracked a windscreen as well as having a leaking rubber seal, I thought I would make sure the gap was correct around the frame. Are there any standard dimensions for the depth of the lip and recommendations on...
by housemartin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: ScimitarWeb Developments
Replies: 29
Views: 3641

ScimitarWeb Developments

Uploading images no longer seems to work on firefox or chrome.
The message I get is:

You must enter your path and filename

It seems the browse button is not capturing the path and it cannot be typed in manually.

Any ideas

Dan
by housemartin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Help refitting distributor please
Replies: 29
Views: 2284

Help refitting distributor please

When refitting the dizzie, there should be an O-ring at the interface where it clamps to the cylinder-head. If this is missing or damaged, you will have a permanent oil-leak when the engine is running. It's 30mm diameter(from memory) and 3mm thick. Hi I am also rebuilding my essex, could you or any...
by housemartin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Headlining
Replies: 5
Views: 753

se5a Headlining

Guys, thanks for the info.
I have the existing 1 from infront of the sunroof and the flat one from by the roll bar so I need to make the 2nd one.
I do have the spare 3 from the rear, but I expect they will be too short as the roof tapers to the rear.
I will see if I can get one to fit.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Headlining
Replies: 5
Views: 753

se5a Headlining

Good Afternoon Guys, I have decided that I no longer require cold water running down the back of my neck on left hand bends during the cold winter mornings, so I have replaced the se5a sunroof with a section of fiberglass roof from a scrapped car. My question is: How many roof lining spars are requi...
by housemartin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 943

GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal

Guys,
That is fantastic.
Especially the photos.
I will set about making a plate for carb bolts.
It amazes me that 4 bolts can support such a weight.
I also like the idea of rolling the car back rather than the crane.
Nice scimitar rocker covers.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 943

GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal

Evening, Given your widespread experience, is it easier to remove the gearbox and engine as a complete unit or separately? I have an engine hoist, but have always removed one or the other never both at the same time. Just wondered if it is possible and how easy it is to keep it balanced and if it wa...
by housemartin
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5 headlining offcuts...
Replies: 3
Views: 579

SE5 headlining offcuts...

Any chance this is similar?
The tan version appears to have the corded look but you cannot tell from the black photo
http://www.as-trim.co.uk/index.php?main ... cts_id=564
HM
by housemartin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: How many left
Replies: 82
Views: 8092

How many left

Looking at how many left website it appear that reliant scimitars are reproducing this year as numbers for 2018 have risen for every model.
Maybe the not MOT requirement has brought a lot of abandoned cars back onto the register.
Looks like a data processing error to me
HM
by housemartin
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: se5a dash
Replies: 3
Views: 509

se5a dash

On the Scottish Border, but I do get down to Cambridge on family occasions.
by housemartin
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: se5a dash
Replies: 3
Views: 509

se5a dash

All,
My se5a had the misfortune of being parked under a large tree during the recent storms.
As a result I need to replace the remodelled windscreen, dash, steering wheel and drivers seat.
Does anyone have a the plastic moulder dash good or bad going spare.
I really don't want to scrap it
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ABS System for a 5A???
Replies: 20
Views: 1928

ABS System for a 5A???

I recently completed a classic rally in a 'modern' 2000 Hyundai Coupe after the scimitar suffered a suspension damage. When trying to stop astride 2 cones the ABS on the Coupe, on the loose, would cause the car to glide on past my intended stopping point only by using the handbrake to overide the AB...
by housemartin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: First time on road since 89
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

First time on road since 89

Hi, I have just removed my sump with the engine in the car this weekend, as I had low oil pressure at idle. Put the on front wheel on ramps, then jacked up the main chassis rails and lowered onto axle stands (can't be to careful). Removed the lower brace across the main rails and the flywheel lower ...
by housemartin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: Stainless Steel Door hinge mountings
Replies: 94
Views: 13560

Stainless Steel Door hinge mountings

I would also like a set please
Add me to the waiting list for se5
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Sat May 19, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Removing the Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Removing the Fuel Tank

I just removed my tank to replace the sender. By removing the rear wheels you can get to the long bolts holding the front straps. I took a hacksaw blade to mine an cut the nuts off. Took a little while but a was not confident using the dremil so close to the fuel pipe. Easy then to lower the front o...

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