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by GavinR
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge gear lever
Replies: 32
Views: 3456

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: 464

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: 10902

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
by GavinR
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 30
Views: 4691

Asking about axles

That's very bad, not seen one like that before!
by GavinR
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Brake servo

Most MOT testers wouldn't know if a SE5 had a servo as standard or whether it was an optional extra, so you would be unlucky to fail an MOT if the brakes work effectively
by GavinR
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire
Replies: 10
Views: 3315

SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire

Hi Roger,

Good to meet you too, great pics

Thanks
Gavin
by GavinR
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 266
Views: 40879

GavinR's Se5a Project

Another year and I got the Scimitar out over the weekend for a bit of a drive around South Gloucestershire It hadn't been moved or started since last August, but started up easily and was running well once warmed up After greasing the front suspension and tightening a wheel bearing I went to the loc...
by GavinR
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 329
Views: 40463

Bogging at 4000 rpm

Anyway, I have found a JIC size chart and even an explanation of the dash numbers, apparently they represent the number of 1/16 inch of the outside diameter of the tube :shock: Which has absolutely no relevance to any of the critical measurements. No - it's the inside diameter of the hose in 1/16" ...
by GavinR
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 30
Views: 4691

Asking about axles

Hi - yes mine are Girling so would have different holes. I don't remember having anything across the hub
by GavinR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 329
Views: 40463

Petrol problems

It's not a hydraulic fitting - its a Goodridge alloy fuel fitting for a push on hose
https://www.advantage-motorsport.co.uk/ ... se+Fitting

Dash 10 JIC would be for a 5/8" hose and the thread is equivalent to 7/8” - 14 UNF
by GavinR
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire
Replies: 10
Views: 3315

SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire

I'll be going from North of Bristol to Goodwood / Chichester on Sat 9th Feb Hi Gavin, are you competing in the Phil Collings Memorial South Down Stages? I hope to be there, armed with my camera :D Hi Roger, this year I'm just going to spectate as a few friends are competing I competed last year, fi...
by GavinR
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 30
Views: 4691

Asking about axles

This is a pic of my spreader http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2011/5/2012010822551449426Scimitar%20260.jpg Slide hammering should work, but I've also removed halfshafts by removing the wheel cylinder from the back plate and putting a threaded rod through the resulting hole to the bracket on the axle a...
by GavinR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire
Replies: 10
Views: 3315

SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire

Hi Nick,

I'll be going from North of Bristol to Goodwood / Chichester on Sat 9th Feb and returning on Sun 10th Feb - I could go via Petersfield in either direction
I'm sure I could meet up with Jim and collect the diff before then

Thanks
by GavinR
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 30
Views: 4691

Asking about axles

Yes, a "U" shape with the threaded rod on the open side
You're only stretching it a fraction to overcome the preload on the bearings, maybe 1mm or 2mm at the most
This is why you can get them out without a spreader
by GavinR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Collective Head Scratch - Exhaust Wrap ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1356

Collective Head Scratch - Exhaust Wrap ?

Having completely wrapped a mild steel manifold many years ago and had it go rotten due to the moisture being trapped in the wrap, I only wrap to reduce heat in specific areas now and use jubilee clips at both ends. On the Scimitar, I wrap the collector and the pipe to the front silencer, to reduce ...

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