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by Diyhell
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Essex Camshaft gear change
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Essex Camshaft gear change

Phew: thought I'd got it wrong again!
by Diyhell
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Essex Camshaft gear change
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Essex Camshaft gear change

scimjim wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:58 pm
The alloy timing wheel kit includes a new crank wheel which MUST be fitted..
When I bought an alloy one from GW they told me a new steel gear wasn't essential. So I don't have one... What makes the news one essential?
by Diyhell
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?

Thanks! Spookily similar rear from the side...
by Diyhell
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?

My eye was caught by the silhouette of what seemed to be an SE5 or 5A in the background of a recent Roadkill. For those who subscribe, it's Episode 94 where involving the junkyard-rescue of a four-speed big-block ’64 Galaxie. But what is that vehicle behind - not actually a Scim by the looks of it.....
by Diyhell
Fri May 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?
Replies: 28
Views: 1572

Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?

The other way is trim the crack with a new Stanley blade to expose fresh rubber to adhere to. Derek Now that's a great suggestion. My dad was an expert in adhesives (designed the glue that stuck Concorde's tall together so the story goes) and my experience/his input was that it's as much about the ...
by Diyhell
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Potential TR6/SE5A hybrid!
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Potential TR6/SE5A hybrid!

I'm not entirely sure what to say...but here's the link:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw ... 8&_sacat=0
by Diyhell
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 12665

Engine Rebuild Novice

Lovely looking car!
by Diyhell
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Candy Capers - everyday life of an SE6A.
Replies: 16
Views: 3679

Candy Capers - everyday life of an SE6A.

That's one lovely looking engine bay - puts mine to shame!
by Diyhell
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6A rolling resto - much AGRo
Replies: 41
Views: 7375

SE6A rolling resto - much AGRo

Time for an update. Alternator replaced by high capacity version: http://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=39707&p=458282#p458282 Rumbled alarmingly when I first started it up – I thought the bearings were shot – but it settled down and now just whines like a supercharger… It has fixed all...
by Diyhell
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: YouTube recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

YouTube recommendations

I think it was someone on here who suggested Mighty Car Mods. I go off and on it (not so keen on the Jap stuff) but the supercharged mini series of videos was brilliant and the Skid Factory on the related channel MCM TV2 has some nerdy detail. Tavarish and his Lamborghini rebuild on YouTube kept me ...
by Diyhell
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: YouTube recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

YouTube recommendations

I love a bit of Engine Masters, Roadkill and Roadkill Garage from Motor Trend On Demand - Roadkill and Engine Masters used to be on YouTube but seem to only be snippets now? Still, a subscription is cheap...
by Diyhell
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Parts for sale

halfpenny, I never knew that AP was Lockheed etc. Every day is a school day and all that...
by Diyhell
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A

Btw, is it usual to have two belt spaces on the front piece?
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by Diyhell
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A

Oldconn, that's what I expected to see. Harold, I get what you say but that's a lot of holes drilled on one side of an otherwise uniform pulley.

Anyone else got the front pulley with or without holes?
by Diyhell
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A

I'm mid timing gear replacement and have hit a snag with the three part front pulley for the power assisted steering model. I unbolted the front section to get access for a socket and removed it, not realising that is not obviously keyed or marked as to which of the 4 ways it can go on is correct. H...

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