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by GavinR
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 31
Views: 2265

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

The top and bottom should be identical

But some shocks use 60mm ID springs so maybe Spax just make 60mm collets for both 60mm springs and 2.5" springs to save money?

Thanks
by GavinR
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 31
Views: 2265

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

I think that's why I decided to machine the collets to fit 2.25" springs

59mm is a lot closer to the 57mm needed for 2.25" than it is to the 63.5mm needed for 2.5" springs!
by GavinR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Parts question
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Parts question

Yes, both Pinto manifolds, carbs and linkages to be used with them
by GavinR
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40552

GavinR's Se5a Project

Hughes Historic Rally - 1st June 2019 To make sure the Scimitar was ready for the year, Carrie and I did our own "Tour of the Cotswolds" in May, covering 150 miles without any problems, we found some lovely roads and byways and stopped for a quick look around Badminton Estate :) Before the Hughes I...
by GavinR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1370
Views: 138569

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

There's a newish white BMW coupe that lives in the next village with number plate 33 EG
I saw him the other day being followed by his wife in a black Range Rover with plate EG 33 :D
by GavinR
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference
Replies: 31
Views: 2265

Springs... 2.5" 2.25" whats the difference

You could machine the collets to fit 2.25" springs - that's what I did with my Spax after finding the 2.5" springs were loose
by GavinR
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Temperature sender thread size
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Temperature sender thread size

Maybe someone has drilled it out in the past to fit that sender?
I would guess 1/4 NPT looking at the picture but you should be able to measure it
by GavinR
Tue May 21, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Springs for Spax
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Springs for Spax

1969SE5 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Nigel @ QRG reckons 250 all round.
No - you definitely want stiffer at the front / softer at the back, as confirmed by other people's comments
by GavinR
Fri May 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Springs for Spax
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Springs for Spax

I have 350lb 12" fronts and 225lb 14" rears on my rally car - possibly a bit hard at the front for everyday use!
by GavinR
Fri May 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Driving test reality check
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Driving test reality check

Hi, The instructor will be correct on what constitutes a failure, and from people I know who have taken the test recently, it does seem harder than it was 30 years ago Even then, my mother taught me to drive and I had lessons so the instructor could teach me how to pass the test! i.e. when to change...
by GavinR
Thu May 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: where to locate fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 12
Views: 572

where to locate fuel pressure regulator

scimjim wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 3:51 pm
I’d probably fit the pump and reg in a rear cubby hole with a drain tube?
I was always advised (by an engine builder) to fit the fuel regulator in the engine bay rather than the boot as the pressure can change along the pipe
by GavinR
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering
Replies: 69
Views: 6504

Steering

I've got a quick rack on mine, made using the standard rack and a pinion with more teeth from a different quick rack, and some machining as the angle was slightly different. This gave 2.4 turns lock to lock and helps a lot on tight corners Gavin old thread i know :) but any more details anywhere on...
by GavinR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 3427

Middlebridge gear lever

Yes - if you fit a gearstick the wrong way round (possible with an after market rosejointed gearstick), you'll never find reverse!
by GavinR
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Brightwells Classic Auction Results - 10th April 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Brightwells Classic Auction Results - 10th April 2019

https://www.brightwells.com/classic-mot ... 0th-april/ (page down for results)

3 Scimitars in the sale, all sold

SE4a - £6,050
GTC No 1 - £8,960
SE6a - £5,150
by GavinR
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 96
Views: 10747

Engine Rebuild Novice

It looks like part of a sump gasket to go between the bearing caps and the sump.
Never rebuilt an Essex, but a Pinto has 2 of these in a sump gasket kit

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