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by drcdb15
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Recommended Suppliers
Topic: Brake pipes - Greg Willig
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Brake pipes - Greg Willig

I want to promote Greg Willig as the go-to man for bespoke brake pipes. He's just made me a set for my Webster, in cunifer with all fittings including a weird M10/3/8UNF problem resolved for under £50. It simply is not worth buying your own tools and risking an amateur novice job when for the same m...
by drcdb15
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter
Replies: 17
Views: 981

About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter

Is it better to buy the old white+red one for the ESSEX engine ? I had to get a new filter for MB61 a few months ago, and there's been a bit debate in MB circles about the best filter, largely because the length of the 'standard' filter seems too long for the available space in some cars, but not i...
by drcdb15
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: LED headlights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2350

Legality of led lighting

This subject has been extensively discussed already here : https://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?t=38546
and no doubt elsewhere on the Forum. Mods, do you want to merge these threads?
by drcdb15
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New Scimitar Book Published today!
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

New Scimitar Book Published today!

Smith's have now delivered the goods, at £13.96 as promised with free delivery to my local store which for me luckily is within walking distance - and I have to say, at first skim it does look an excellent book notwithstanding the 'errors and omissions' noted by others. It looks like quite a lot of ...
by drcdb15
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: SE4, SE5 and SE6 at Riverview, East Sussex
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

SE4, SE5 and SE6 at Riverview, East Sussex

And again today (14 October 2018)...
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by drcdb15
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2373

Daily Driver

drcdb15 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:37 pm
I missed this car completely so I'm curious to know where it was advertised?
Oops, just found it on C&C - what a cracker, looks an absolute bargain! Don't know how I missed it. Pay attention double-oh-seven! :doh:
by drcdb15
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2373

Daily Driver

It's a great car, but being red there's the danger that the rear lights won't stand out too well against the overall brightness of the paintwork - so if you're going to use this for commuting in a busy traffic area, then you might want to consider fitting a high level LED brake light. There was one ...
by drcdb15
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2373

Daily Driver

Those rear lights are a fairly well-established conversion, aren't they. I seem to recall seeing at least one write up in Slice, maybe a couple of years ago. If you do revert to the standard fitting then you'd be well advised to fit LED bulbs as the standard ones are not the brightest. I missed this...
by drcdb15
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2373

Daily Driver

peter freeman wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:19 am
I put a fan heater in the car in the winter to warm it up/defrost before venturing out
Not sure a tough well 'ard geordie should be admitting indulging in such creature comforts to us soft southern jessies, Peter ... :lol:
by drcdb15
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Top and Bottom Hoses
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Top and Bottom Hoses

Waterless coolant, although I think it a really good thing will not improve cooling nor will it mask an overheating problem. The finest coolant is plain water, nothing else has the same thermal transfer efficiency. However, we all know the problems of plain water, even when anti-freeze is added so ...
by drcdb15
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Top and Bottom Hoses
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Top and Bottom Hoses

Get a new mechanic 😀 (sorry i could'nt resist) Actually, Andrew, this was my first thought too. Now this is dangerous and sensitive territory, and I really don't want to cause any offence as of course I know nothing about your situation or the gentleman concerned, but speaking generally we can all ...
by drcdb15
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Top and Bottom Hoses
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Top and Bottom Hoses

Sorry to disappoint you, guys, but I'm afraid Andrew's mechanic is way off beam. The fluid flows in any car engine are not even remotely close to laminar flow regions, and the idea of 'smoothing out' the flow is meaningless. A couple of points will I hope dissuade you from going this route. First, t...
by drcdb15
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Set of car ramps FREE
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Set of car ramps FREE

Garage clear out, set of Halfords car ramps, surface rusty but still some blue paint discernible ! and still in good usable condition except I never use them these days, getting too old, Free to anyone on here, or they go on Freecycle. Collection only, I'm in East Grinstead, West Sussex near the mai...
by drcdb15
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New Scimitar Book Published today!
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

New Scimitar Book Published today!

£14.75 from Wordery with free delivery. Can't wait! I don't know how you got this - Wordery web site tonight is telling me it's out of stock! However... Smith's seem to have sorted out their issues, and are listing it again, at £13.96. Delivery is free if you can pick it up at your local store. Typ...
by drcdb15
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: LED headlights?
Replies: 28
Views: 2350

LED headlights?

Talking of MoT testers checking things, as far as I know testers don't actually dismantle anything during a test, so... without taking the bulbs out to look at what's printed on them, how are they to know what is producing the light, or what the wattage of it might be?

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