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by scmarf
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1977 scimitar gte Breaking
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

1977 scimitar gte Breaking

Hi Rook.

What condition is the interior in?
by scmarf
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Bananas! SE6A front suspension leaning forward???
Replies: 45
Views: 1979

Re: Bananas! SE6A front suspension leaning forward???

Looks just like mine (SE6a with power steering). Never had an issue. The clearance to the front of the wheel arch was improved when I changed to lower profile tyres a couple of years ago (only because the original high aspect ratio size was no longer available). It did come in to play once - a Capri...
by scmarf
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello one and all
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Hello one and all

Welcome Dave. The practicality (ish) of a GTE always helps to bring along SWMBO :-D
by scmarf
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 4035

SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

Another years ticket from Lutterworth MOT centre :D Advisory for oil leak (part of which was because I didn't have the dipstick fully home) :oops: Comments along the lines of 'problems with the dipstick', 'the dipstick was incorrectly positioned (in the drivers seat)', 'the only SS1 with two dipstic...
by scmarf
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: A must have or not really needed?
Replies: 32
Views: 1650

Re: A must have or not really needed?

Forget the glove box - what about an 'SRS airbag' sticker to break up the bare panel?
by scmarf
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Putting front suspension together and
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: Putting front suspension together and

[quote=] 50 - 60 ft/lbs is not an unusual torque figure, bearing in mind it's a 9/16 UNF bolt. How loose do you leave your wheelnuts? (& they are "only" 1/2 UNF) :wink:[/quote] I don't have a split pin on my wheel nuts. .. and yes, I always buy kits from the main dealers and I always have to sand do...
by scmarf
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Galvanising chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Galvanising chassis

Chassis number on my coupe was stamped on the front suspension strut to radiator bar in heavy stamps. It survived grit blasting twice and powder coating. Unfortunately I don't have photos.
by scmarf
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Putting front suspension together and
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: Putting front suspension together and

Maybe everything locked up when the bolt was tightened (eg. sleeve a bit short + tends to happen when using the recommended torque which is very high) and the bolt didn't rotate with the trunnion. Solution: lock the bolt to the trunnion with an extra bolt. Not recommended though - how do you know th...
by scmarf
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 4035

Re: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

Jack handle is 10mm so 9-11 works. You will need some tiny screws and nuts to go with them.
by scmarf
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 4035

Re: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

I need some of those clips if you could post a link to the source please. we were using those 40 or more years ago on tool shadow boards, I don't know where Reliant found the special weak ones :-) Mine came from e-bay listing http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DISPLAY-CLIPS-PLASTIC-COATED-BRIGHT-ZINC-OPEN-T...
by scmarf
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: My Scimitar in a video
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: My Scimitar in a video

:D Nice one Nathan (both the music and the car).
by scmarf
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 4035

Re: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

It did occur to me that the reason you can't find an exact replacement for the original clips is because they tended to snap and the later design of 'tool clip' is more resilient. Unfortunately they look like what they are.
by scmarf
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 4035

Re: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

An impressive array of motoring exotica at this years Leire Fete. Not sure who the chancer is creeping in behind the Bentley Continental Convertible :lol: :wink:
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by scmarf
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 60
Views: 4035

Re: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

Replaced two broken clips for the jack handle (the one furthest away from the camera is original. These came off e-bay and were the nearest I could find. They are held in with tiny screws and nuts. It remains to be seen if they will stay put.
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by scmarf
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trunnion bolt torque
Replies: 51
Views: 15651

Re: Trunnion bolt torque

I have a feeling I could only get the nut to line up with the split pin hole in the bolt by leaving out the inner washers (hence my comment above about the sleeves damaging the trunnions/inserts) but it was a while ago. Maybe the power steering inserts were designed to not need the inner washers.

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