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by Diyhell
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex block: get it decked?
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Essex block: get it decked?

OK, finally stripped my engine down today (only took it out of the car in April... :roll: :roll: ) and found that its all good internally: new set of rings and bearings and it should be good. But...the top of the block is not so good. Cylinder in question was - I think - leaking into the water jacke...
by Diyhell
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member/Owner - SE6A
Replies: 6
Views: 392

New Member/Owner - SE6A

Welcome!
by Diyhell
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 515
Views: 45092

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

I had a similarly irritating misfire in another vehicle which, having swapped loads off things, turned out to be a dodgy spark plug. Another pal/scimitar owner on here found a similar misfire was a dodgy king lead between coil and dizzy.
by Diyhell
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Essex Camshaft gear change
Replies: 7
Views: 808

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: 808

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: 478

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: 478

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: 1768

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: 764

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: 14029

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: 3810

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: 7555

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: 1438

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: 1438

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: 3622

Parts for sale

halfpenny, I never knew that AP was Lockheed etc. Every day is a school day and all that...

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