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by drcdb15
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 51
Views: 1903

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

These are pretty eye-watering amounts, it seems, but as I said earlier, trying to be objective, the questions to ask are: What do I get for all that extra money? Do I actually want or need it? And even if I do, is it a fair price or could I with a little effort get a much better deal elsewhere? For ...
by drcdb15
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant
Replies: 41
Views: 1673

Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant

It's been a long haul, Ron, but glad you got there in the end. It sits well with your interior. Some folks in the MB field when they've had their interiors re-trimmed have had those coloured flashes re-trimmed or re-coloured to match. Something to consider if you feel the burgundy and grey don't qui...
by drcdb15
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD SOLD SOLD! 1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example
Replies: 18
Views: 1404

1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example

Whatever it is it looks great. is it only me but I quite like the vinyl roof , I think it suites the car well. Many cars' appearance can be markedly affected by the paint colour and finish, imho. The old Ford late eighties Cougar was a case in point, that looked absolutely dreadful in some colours,...
by drcdb15
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 51
Views: 1903

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

that sounds really great but I'd I failed to convince SWAMBO . . . . .. in our case went on line and got a price from Brittania (which was about £120) then on phone to the AA and they matched it (well they came close and I was going to agree and Mrs said 'no' tell them we need more discount :shock:...
by drcdb15
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 51
Views: 1903

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

I must say I looked them up and I keep thinking, there's a catch, there must be a catch :-) so now to convince SWAMBO that 'worth a punt' . . . . In view of all the incredulity surrounding AutoAid, I thought folks may be interested in a true story - I know it's true because I'm in it, and it happen...
by drcdb15
Thu May 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering Wheel removal
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Steering Wheel removal

Incidentally WD40 is unlikely to help as it is NOT a penetrating oil Until you spill it or spray a bit too much, then you discover that in fact it is especially well penetrating, and usually into places you never intended it to go :( Did it last week. Bought some cheap gear pullers £11 for 3 of the...
by drcdb15
Thu May 24, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 191
Views: 13061

MOT changes

Right, i posted on this thread in an effort to try and help you Mark, in view of your comments thats the last time i will ever waste my time on this forum offering what i assumed was some assistance....regards Rebel Alliance I hope you don't really mean that, Rebel Alliance ? Your contributions are...
by drcdb15
Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Hazard lights wiring route
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Hazard lights wiring route

Is it really that difficult to run a new supply wire to the switch? Have you *seen* the wiring in a Bug? !! :lol: However, it seems from what you say it has to be treated as pre '86 so the hazards aren't a test item. The other thing is, he wired in some sort of alarm, and an engine cut-out, AND a k...
by drcdb15
Thu May 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Hazard lights wiring route
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Hazard lights wiring route

Hmm, not sure I wanted to hear this :( It's been through loads of MoTs before with no apparent mention of this. It's a Q plate, and the V5C says "was registered and/or used. Manufactured date unknown." Date of first registration is shown as 1st May 1997. All the MoTs to date have been issued by the ...
by drcdb15
Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Hazard lights wiring route
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Hazard lights wiring route

Not really specific to the Scimitars, in fact it's arisen on my Webster... but are there any MoT experts on here who could answer this? The chap who built my Webster has wired the hazard lights so they operate only with the ignition in the auxiliary position or the drive position. In the off positio...
by drcdb15
Thu May 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Fuse for Horns. Where is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Fuse for Horns. Where is it?

I notice on the wiring diagrams for the three wheelers too the main fuses are labelled 'Battery control' and 'Ignition control' according to what is the power in source.
by drcdb15
Mon May 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Former member SE5A V8 at Riverview today
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Former member SE5A V8 at Riverview today

Charming lady and gentleman in Southern Classics garb arrived today in this beauty:
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but left after a while to attend an event at the Bluebell Line ? A cunning ploy, methinks, by a certain Mr Pennington to poach Riverview attendees :wink:
by drcdb15
Wed May 09, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Thermostat housing leak - 2.9i V6
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Thermostat housing leak - 2.9i V6

Just to remind people that there were over 2000 TVR S models produced and I think there were approx 1500 of these that had the 2.9i engine. Therefore it's always worth considering the specialist TVR suppliers when looking for parts for these. I tried that, but didn't find them any better than the l...
by drcdb15
Wed May 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Rear axle differential seal gasket
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Rear axle differential seal gasket

I've now got my gasket and Hylomar on order, so just got to summon up some enthusiasm now to actually do the job! It must be at least 28 years since I did any sort of oil change ... :oops: My thanks to all who have contributed to this thread, as always I've learned a lot and hopefully saved some cas...
by drcdb15
Wed May 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Thermostat housing leak - 2.9i V6
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Thermostat housing leak - 2.9i V6

The 2.9 thermostat housing in VGC is indeed a rare beast nowadays Don't you just know it - wait for ages then three come along at once... Well Pete got the first one, but I've managed to get the next TWO!! More on that later, but for now, what I *cannot* find is the gasket. I could risk a 2.8 gaske...

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