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Post by rjudcsx » Fri May 01, 2020 2:35 pm

Just had an idea , if I can find a secondhand upper retainer [item 7 on picture ] I could use this underneath , with a little fettling , to help spread the load ? My retainer is not on yet so I will place it up underneath " dry " and see what it looks like ,if potentially positive I might put a Wanted request on the relevant forum page and keep my fingers crossed Regards Richard .



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Post by scimjim » Fri May 01, 2020 4:46 pm

I have a recollection that my first SE5a - many years ago, had the plate underneath and no rubber boot fitted? Should be fairly easy to trace the top plate onto a bit of steel or alloy and make one?


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Post by rjudcsx » Sun May 03, 2020 10:23 pm

Evening All , as it was Sunday I observed the local tradition of not touching anything that resembles a gear stick . Responded to a post re 5a bump stop and during my inspection of my own ,to gain info and post a helpful reply , found historical marks very slight flat left by bump stop on my rear brake pipe. It had been attached to the rear axel just under the path of the descending stop ,will check both sides on Monday and sort out . Just shows you that good Karma does come round . As you will see , all wheels in garage and clean up and polish ,both sides [ sad old man ] .Debating to paint wheel arches as they are a bit messy, I recall a recent post on this matter re leaving bare ,paint them black or body colour ,as my car is white I am reluctant to go with the latter , black may be over kill next to the tyres , Grey ? I see a few barn finds are popping up on Ebay at present ,prices appear to be a little subdued , however , that 4 on a trailer looks a good buy in my viewpoint Regards Richard .
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Post by scimjim » Sun May 03, 2020 11:20 pm

Black inner arches IMHO.


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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
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Post by adamwilkes » Mon May 04, 2020 6:50 am

I reckon grey inner arches; will still look dark behind the tyres but won't be grim when working under there 8)


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Post by rjudcsx » Wed May 06, 2020 6:58 pm

Evening All , thanks for the advice and keep it coming . Decided to go for black inner wheel arches ,did the rear today and pleased with the result . Took Raz s advice and bought some boiled linseed oil from Wilco ,only £3.45 , will give my centre con a coat a bit latter in the garage and see how it comes out . Made up some flat brackets from some old metal shelving that will fit underneath the tunnel that the remote gear change bolts to , at this point I will assemble dry before probably glassing in ,not sure as yet I keep an eye open on the forum to see if the gentleman from Lincoln pops up ,forgot his name , he has a 5a ,hope he is ok . Keep Safe , Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Wed May 06, 2020 7:03 pm

Just came to me ,Gary [oilrag ] ex Middlebridge Regards Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Wed May 13, 2020 7:11 pm

Evening All , in at work over the last few days but have managed to find a good Overdrive badge , thanks Tony , did some more wire brushing , rust killer { it is not bad at all just surface } then paint . I am content with the wheel arches being black , now that the paint has lost its "virgin" shine . Will carry on underneath on Thursday . Must not speach to soon but it feels like its moving along { for a car on stands } . Regards Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Fri May 15, 2020 11:01 pm

Not much time today as tied up with some issues concerning a poorly friend , however , did spend a little time on the car doing odd bits before it got dark . I have put a picture on of one wheel arch before / after , [done all four ] looks a bit better ? Just sat down and having a look at a Burton 2020 catalogue that came today , impressed with its layout ,tech tips ect . Skegness has had a noticeable influx of visitors today ,some wandering around town in groups not heading social distance with others , I dread the weekend . Regards Richard .
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Post by rjudcsx » Thu May 21, 2020 8:11 pm

Moving along slowly but in the right direction , I hope . Gear selector in and attached ,reinforced area that it bolts down on , just need to do fine adjustments on rods. Exhaust cleaned up and back on awaiting new SS exhaust clamps as recommended by fellow members . Overdrive badge cleaned / repainted and on . Wheels cleaned ,sourced hub centres cleaned and new badges fitted and on .Front and rear of under the car wire brushed / rust killer and painted [middle section still to do ] . Now what next , I have cleaned all the int that is out of car so might start putting that back in but have not done the front seat webbing yet so rather than getting ahead of myself that would be the next sensible move. Looked at Cliffs pictures of his new 5a , a car to be proud of and still enhancing . Need to take the fuel pump out to try and confirm that I have steel gear as informed by po ,it certainly sounds like it but in the large amount of invoices that came with the car no evidence as yet , I noticed some comments regarding extra thickness f/pump gasket ,can anyone enlighten me ? Regards Richard .
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Post by rjudcsx » Thu May 21, 2020 10:40 pm

Good Evening All , just finished putting some reinforcing webbing under seats , not a 100% job but has given the seats a firm base for now, before I do the job properly [ a lot of my work appears to have this phrase attached to it according to the wife :shock: ] Any tips before I go ahead and put the front/back seats in ,centre con etc would be appreciated Regards Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:42 pm

Just a short update ,all interior now in [ made some A post trims that are not 100% but better than bare fiberglass ] gear shift working quite well but clutch needs bleeding again or I need new slave cylinder , Fuel and temp gauges working now and again ,may be the VS ,contacted Andy who can do an up dated one at a very reasonable price . Searching for a original gear knob [ Add placed in Wanted ] Once these issues are done I will have to sort out the non working rear lights / indicators ,will probabley farm this out to my friend who owns a electrical firm and is a keen classic car man [ e type , tr5 ,frogeye ,tr3 ,I hate him :lol: ] Then I really want to put a few "shake down "miles on her and see what falls of or goes bang . Keep Safe, Regards Richard .



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Post by adamwilkes » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:55 am

rjudcsx wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:11 pm
I noticed some comments regarding extra thickness f/pump gasket ,can anyone enlighten me ? Regards Richard .
As far as I know, a 4mm spacer is used to help reduce heat-transfer to the fuel (pump); it acts as a gasket and spacer. Available from QRG or Graham Walker etc. Not 100% sure all cars had this, and you need to make sure that the car runs fine with it fitted, as the spacer moves the pump-lever further away from the cam inside the engine. My 5a seems fine with it fitted, and it arrived without one!
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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:51 pm

Good Evening All , just been reading Raz s post re sale of his Gold 5a , as Phil said in his reply , must be a record from add to on the transporter . Hope he [Raz] keeps in touch , I feel he may be back ,MX5 rehab is not going to be the cure :lol: . Bleed the clutch again after the rain broke for a while , its getting a bit better but I have noticed some possible fluid around rubber cover so I fear the worst , us slave . Rather than go down the road of a rebuild kit I think it would be a better option for me to replace the slave c with a new one [ having left the dark art of gear box selectors hopefully in the past why do I feel that another black hole is coming into view :( ] My 5a is a July 1974 reg , chass 93x4760 , 3 rod o/d , the slave is bolted to passenger side of bell housing. Will the Lockheed FTC5071R slave as sold by Bearmarch be a straight swop or will it need some modifications made [ might put the same request on Tech forum ] I really do not wish to replace the Master as it looks to be quite new ,I have an invoice for it that I must dig out to ensure its not a modification . I have looked at other posts but as always have got a little flumaxed . I look forward to any much appreciated guidance . Regards Richard .



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Post by rjudcsx » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:56 pm

Good Evening All , a good day at the Chateau , as mentioned in" What came in the post" my new gear knob from QRG came , end of line £5.00 , a real bargain when you look at ones for sale on Ebay that are the same spec [ Lotus Elan SE £50.00 :shock: ] Fitted like a glove thanks to nylon " nut " . Then a special treat came , one very good Load cover , its not what you know but who you know [ I have friends in very low places ] , really over the moon with this as I was planning to make my own ala Blue Peter . Its amazing how the arrival of new bits and bobs can spur you on . Keep looking at the SE 5 on Ebay for parts , hope some one picks it up for a rebuild if the chass is sound ,drop a Rover V8 in and away you go . Regards Richard .



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