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by MickP
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a On Road Restoration, repair, modification...
Replies: 324
Views: 45493

Re: SE6a On Road Restoration, repair, modification...

This new radiator seems to be the business - takes a bit longer to warm up, no doubt due to there being more water in it. You can feel far more heat come off it (might be due to the fins missing on my old one of course) when the fans kick in. I am still running with the "winter" thermostat as summer...
by MickP
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Tom "DemonBlueDays" SE6a
Replies: 1328
Views: 106076

Re: Tom "DemonBlueDays" SE6a' Resto

As far as the seat cleaning goes, I have actually pressure washed old seats with very good results - you would be amazed at what gets washed out. Obviously they take a while to dry out even in hot sunshine. However, I would be very careful with Scimitar seats as they do not seem to be that well made...
by MickP
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: My runabout for the Scimitar engine transplant
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: My runabout for the Scimitar engine transplant

My brother and myself were into Celicas nad Supras a few (Good few) years ago - they are very good cars! I had a 1978 GT Fastback which had a Yamaha built engine - it was fast even by todays standards. Then I had a 2.8i Celica Supra which was years ahead of anything British. My brother them got a Su...
by MickP
Fri May 21, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thinking of joining the club?
Replies: 46
Views: 20931

Re: Thinking of joining the club?

*heavily discounted motor oils (bulk retail price is around £80, RSSOC discounted members only price of around £32 - pack size 4 x 4.5 litre)
Just out of timely interest Matt, where can we get discounted oil from?

Thanks,
Michael.
by MickP
Thu May 20, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Burgundy SE5a - Montrose
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Burgundy SE5a - Montrose

Spotted pulling in to Bridge End Garage about 20 to 2 today (20/05/10). Looks very nice :D like it has the luxury of a dry winter garage to keep it good :( . I was struggling to keep a lurching, cold Ducati running so did not get a proper look but I think it was an 'M' reg. Only the second trip on m...
by MickP
Sun May 16, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a On Road Restoration, repair, modification...
Replies: 324
Views: 45493

Re: SE6a On Road Restoration, repair, modification...

To console myself at not getting home in time to go and see PeteMac's coupe before the auction end, I decided to get stuck in to some of the jobs that need doing on my GTE: Just got a replacement, second hand, radiator from eBay. It is different but well made with fewer rows in the core but deeper a...
by MickP
Thu May 13, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scottish Scimitar Owners, your RSSOC needs you!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3356

Re: Scottish Scimitar Owners, your RSSOC needs you!!!

Yeah Matt - looks like you hit rush hour there, you can see it in the first picture after the map "Total gridlock" :lol:. In all seriousness, I do tend to avoid the west coast during the summer as it can get very busy (believe it or not) especially the smaller roads. I have seen people stop in the m...
by MickP
Wed May 12, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scottish Scimitar Owners, your RSSOC needs you!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3356

Re: Scottish Scimitar Owners, your RSSOC needs you!!!

I have never been very keen on organised events like shows and trials - I like driving my Scimitar on the road. But since we have some of the best roads in the country would some sort of informal drives be a good idea or publish a list of landmarks and you drive there and take a picture of your car ...
by MickP
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?
Replies: 19
Views: 2901

Re: How many forum posters does it take to change a light bulb?

..and of course someone has to post far more information than is required in an attempt to make him (or her) look smart but only ends up making him (or her) self look like a right smart a&*e. Something along the lines of.... In fact if everyone were to use compact flourescents it would change the tr...
by MickP
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project Carlos (pic heavy)
Replies: 40
Views: 7278

Re: Project Carlos (pic heavy)

Don't know if this info is any use to you, but my carb jetting with large K&N, 3 branch "headers" and straight through exhaust (through trial and error) is: Mains 165 (145 original) Idle 55 (45) about three turns out Air 175 (185) Just a a few weeks ago I fitted 150 air jets which made it way too ri...
by MickP
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a On Road Restoration, repair, modification...
Replies: 324
Views: 45493

Re: SE6a Raise Rear of the Bonnet

Been toying with the idea of fitting vents to the bonnet to let some heat out but do not want to set about my car with cutting tools etc. so I have raised the rear of the bonnet to see if that helps. It was very simple, moved the higes to the end of their slotted adjustment and fitted three rubber d...
by MickP
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project Carlos (pic heavy)
Replies: 40
Views: 7278

Re: Project Carlos (pic heavy)

Thanks Carlos - I will give it a go at the front when I get back home (if I ever get off this Bl**dy oil rig! :x .)
Michael.
by MickP
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project Carlos (pic heavy)
Replies: 40
Views: 7278

Re: Project Carlos (pic heavy)

Carlos - just out of interest, is your petrol pump working OK where it is located? I have one to fit which looks to be the same as yours. I was going to fit it at the rear but if it works OK at the front then I might try it there - would be easier than messing about underneath at the rear of the car...
by MickP
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project Carlos (pic heavy)
Replies: 40
Views: 7278

Re: Project Carlos (pic heavy)

:D My Ducati has still got the standard exhausts but you would not think so - it sounds a bit like a WWII fighter on full dive bomb run when blasting through the Glens. I would not even consider messing with the silencers as it is a big enough police magnet as it is. Hope we get a good summer, I int...
by MickP
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project Carlos (pic heavy)
Replies: 40
Views: 7278

Re: Project Carlos (pic heavy)

Nice job! :D I have a pair of rear silencers from an E-Type which I might fit in place of my straight through pipes - as you have done - because on long runs the noise inside the car is starting to get a bit wearing. :? Don't think it is too loud outside though at least no one has ever said so (incl...

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