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by drcdb15
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Wanted - old maybe broken rear tailgate trim panel
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Wanted - old maybe broken rear tailgate trim panel

This ad can be taken down now as I no longer require the panel. Thanks to all who helped.
by drcdb15
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Now what have I done!
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Now what have I done!

I guess it was named because when you find it, it'll be such a surprise that you'll run naked down the street shouting "Eureka!" :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: Actually "Eureka" in this case is a brand name, along with Ferry, Advance and Constantan. At least you didn't make a joke about being screwed......
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Car Reg Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Car Reg Transfer

Before you delve into the world of registration transfers, you need first to understand that DVLA allocates numbers to vehicles, and the only thing that is traded is the right to use any given number on any given vehicle. The original registration is recorded by DVLA as being allocated to the first ...
by drcdb15
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Se6a rear wiper rubber mount
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Se6a rear wiper rubber mount

The key to these parts as always is knowing what to call them. Once you know the name (courtesy of Google Images) then finding the part becomes a lot easier. The individual washer is called a WIPER WHEELBOX SEAL and you can get it for just 65p here:

http://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/wiper-wheelbox-seal-3
by drcdb15
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Se6a rear wiper rubber mount
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Se6a rear wiper rubber mount

If you've got the old washer as a pattern it's easy enough to cut one by hand from a sheet of rubber (or old thick inner tube). I didn't have the old one (except in bits!) and like the OP found it impossible to source. However, rubber aerial mounts are widely available and they are similar shape. Pr...
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - short offcut of used windscreen filler SE6 onwards
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Wanted - short offcut of used windscreen filler SE6 onwards

Hi Mark, many thanks for all that information. As regards "MB would have used any available seal that looked right", I am increasingly reaffirming my views in my thread about replacement door speakers - whilst MB production set out with the best of intentions about producing a premium car, it seems ...
by drcdb15
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - short offcut of used windscreen filler SE6 onwards
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Wanted - short offcut of used windscreen filler SE6 onwards

Does anyone have a short section of 'chrome' filler strip for the SE6 onwards windscreen? Mine has shrunk over the years... (but enough about me...) Does anyone have an offcut of a few inches or so I could have, please? This is purely cosmetic and I hope that an oldish piece won't look too out of pl...
by drcdb15
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Wanted - old maybe broken rear tailgate trim panel
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Wanted - old maybe broken rear tailgate trim panel

Does anyone have a discarded rear trim panel I could have please ? It's for some experiments so colour, condition not important, as long as the central section around the catch is all present - does NOT have to be unbroken, but I do need all the bits present so I can stick them together again! so cr...
by drcdb15
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 68
Views: 6526

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

Well the first bit is self-evident I'd have thought, for anyone who values their life. In any case that's a condition of every car insurance policy I've ever seen, and also of course an obligation in common law (and probably in the RTA too). The second part is OK too, because it carries an implied "...
by drcdb15
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 68
Views: 6526

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

I renewed my cover over a month ago, and I thought I wouldn't comment on it since every year this topic does rather get done to death. However, since you've posted, I'll tell you: 1. I did an exhaustive search around, and again found AutoAid the best for my personal criteria - though more expensive ...
by drcdb15
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Bonnet woes
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Bonnet woes

Sorry to appear to dump on a good idea, but in fact this mod is not needed at all to the SE6 onwards ranges - as my query on this point was answered by Jim here some years ago: https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20324&hilit=bonnet+release&start=15 once you have the headlamp out ...
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: QRG door seals ad splitting doors.
Replies: 10
Views: 589

QRG door seals ad splitting doors.

Worth noting that the original rear hatch body seal on the Se6a at least, was a flap-type seal, not a tube. A search on here should reveal a number of threads about it. I can't comment about 5 series door seals I'm afraid. Per the threads cited, the Woolies hatch seal is their 265A, and Roger you d...
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: QRG door seals ad splitting doors.
Replies: 10
Views: 589

QRG door seals ad splitting doors.

MB61 had a problem driver's door when I got the car. A PO had fudged blu-tack and other gunk around the top rear corner to try to eliminate wind noise, and it was obvious the door was not well-aligned - cf the passenger side, that just swung gently closed and everything clicked into place. When I fi...
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: QRG door seals ad splitting doors.
Replies: 10
Views: 589

QRG door seals ad splitting doors.

Another option in terms of getting a seal to fit the existing gap is to make up a composite. This is what I have done with my hatch. The first seal is a Woolies 402, which edges the bodywork and holds the interior trim, and then a 363 D-tube is added on top of this, to keep the rain out. This profil...
by drcdb15
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: QRG door seals ad splitting doors.
Replies: 10
Views: 589

QRG door seals ad splitting doors.

Just a couple of points: first, are we to assume that the car had the original seals still, before you changed them? Second, as seal materials have changed over the years, so have the seal compression characteristics. And it is known that club suppliers do not always supply a seal today that is the ...

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