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by Laters
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MRV 899R Word to the Wise
Replies: 12
Views: 567

MRV 899R Word to the Wise

Cat C status can sometimes be listed on the V5c in the special notes section. The ones I have seen have had the note "accident damage/ repaired" in the special notes section. Not always though. I've only come across a couple over the years. Last one was a merc estate that was for sale at a back stre...
by Laters
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Period Pictures / Old Photos / Memories
Replies: 518
Views: 44263

Period Pictures / Old Photos / Memories

A photo of my se5 chassis after the chassis restoration. Photo must date from somewhere between mid to late 80s. The entire restoration took place in the garage behind the chassis, you can just see my late father in the garage, or on the drive where the chassis is sat. I have photos somewhere of all...
by Laters
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts

The answer to the question is epoxy primer, as always. Far superior to POR-15 and etch / zinc paints and very much cheaper. Totally inert and waterproof once cured and can be overcoated with anything you like. For brushing, go for Jotun or the same thing in much more expensive tins, Rustbuster. For...
by Laters
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts

I used to use hammerite for subframes/chassis and suspension parts but it does have a tendency to chip if impacted. Tried some of the zg90 cold zinc galvanising paint but I was left very disappointed with it. While the ZG90 seems to be very resistant to chipping but its corrosion protection, on clea...
by Laters
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: American Racing Vector Alloys 14x7J - SOLD.
Replies: 27
Views: 1049

American Racing Vector Alloys 14x7J

I've always liked those wheels but wouldn't know where to start with making a offer.
by Laters
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 77
Views: 8067

SE6a USM 99T

The previous owner of my SE6 had added cunifer/copper fuel pipes running along the chassis. I had already replaced the rubber braided pipes he used in the engine bay as they were ageing really badly. I thought I had replaced all the rubber pipes that needed changing till I decided to look at the ele...
by Laters
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection
Replies: 25
Views: 1882

2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection

Coupe Racing wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Is the silver car an SE5 turbo charged
Certainly something out of the ordinary.
by Laters
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel hose
Replies: 32
Views: 2808

Fuel hose

We just had to change a piece of fabric covered fuel hose fitted at a guess when the car was made. Not fitted to the scimitar but still from the early 1990's. Pipe looked ok and there was no visible drips/wetness but it stank. After removing the pipe and replacing it the pipe was cut along its lengt...
by Laters
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: I managed to do this
Topic: Morning commute fight!
Replies: 18
Views: 1327

Morning commute fight!

Sorry to see and read about that. I got assaulted by a taxi driver a few years back for something I didn't do. He thought I was a fellow taxi driver. Police dealt with him quite quickly as I have dashcams in all our cars (both front and rear). The dash cams have paid for themselves many times over. ...
by Laters
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: 38DGAS carb inlet pinning
Replies: 8
Views: 681

38DGAS carb inlet pinning

The original carb fitted to my car when I bought it was supposed to be a replacement fitted by the previous owner due to the fuel inlet pipe dropping out. It was one of the later carbs with the fuel return which while it wouldn't pull out it would go round (it didn't really leak badly was more just ...
by Laters
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5A Transmission fluid leak.
Replies: 6
Views: 629

SE5A Transmission fluid leak.

Hi Tim on mine which is a ford c3 transmission it was a fairly easy. The seal on mine had a metal lip which I managed to get a chisel under with a little help from a small hammer then used a pry bar and it came out. Getting the new one in however required a metal tube that sat on the metal part of t...
by Laters
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5A Transmission fluid leak.
Replies: 6
Views: 629

SE5A Transmission fluid leak.

Just had to replace the auto box rear oil seal on my se6. Found one of the propshaft uj's had gone notchy so that got changed at the same time.
by Laters
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?

I recon its a early 70's Chevy Vega Kammback
by Laters
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 38Dgas fuel return
Replies: 28
Views: 1809

38Dgas fuel return

My original carb had a return where the carb I have now doesn't. I'm not in the position to modify my current carb & as the return line is already fitted to the car may as well use it. You can buy a t piece that has the return line restrictor already fitted. That's what I am going to use on my car w...
by Laters
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6 Propshaft UJ
Replies: 1
Views: 427

SE6 Propshaft UJ

With my circlip pliers deciding they wanted a break & I cant get them replaced (under warranty) till next week I decided to go with the safer option of ordering the UJ from Nigel at QRG so I have a better chance of getting the correct part the first time. At least the rusty propshaft can be cleaned ...

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