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by scmarf
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Well it seems there should have been a 2.1 and 2.2 in the above list: 2.1 When replacing the headlight, I realised it was in need of some TLC so it was dismantled, wire-brushed, rust converted and painted before replacement - and then - obviously - you don't just do one do you?! 2.2 Tidying up the w...
by scmarf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 soft top please
Replies: 14
Views: 627

SS1 soft top please

Some discussion here http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... 2&start=30 may be informative. The QRG hood seems to be performing well in the hands of the current owner. :D
by scmarf
Tue May 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Disappointed with a product and supplier...
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Disappointed with a product and supplier...

I don't seem to get on too well with contact adhesive. I have learnt to avoid the water based stuff (not that this seems to fall into that category). I also discovered last time I opened my tin that it was part dry in the tin which was disappointing as there was loads left.
by scmarf
Sun May 13, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

The main thing is I now know the assembly sequence: 1) Install bumpers and over riders to body. 2) Install front cross-member to bumpers and over riders. 3) Install front side panels and attach wiring. 4) Install grill. 5) Install headlights. 6) Install engine. 7) Install radiator. 8) Weld rear diag...
by scmarf
Sat May 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Thanks both. I'm thinking maybe something like ....
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bracket arrangement?
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by scmarf
Fri May 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

A big problem with taking a year out during a rebuild is that you forget how things go together :roll: . These brackets have come out of the powder coating box but I cannot identify where they go. I'm thinking maybe bumper for the bigger ones? Anyone help?
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Bits?
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by scmarf
Thu May 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gear box and axle oil type
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Gear box and axle oil type

Unfortunately, according to this https://www.millersoils-shop.co.uk/ep-80w90-gl4 Millers seem to have discontinued the EP 80w90 GL4 oil :(
by scmarf
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Anyone have a view?
by scmarf
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5215
Views: 263378

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Double yellow lines = Bentley parking only?
by scmarf
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Tonight’s teaser: Here we have two selector forks. One has done about 30,000 miles in my spare gearbox. The other is out of the SE5a which has a habit of jumping out of gear. Do I, a) Swap the sideplates and hope for the best. b) Swap the gearboxes because the engine is out and it's a bit easier (th...
by scmarf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Short engine now ready to go in. Next job - gearbox - inspect and replace or repair.
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short engine
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by scmarf
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Not exactly a bright spark.

Is this standard for SE6a? My ballast resistor is bolted remotely to the side of the engine bay. Under normal running conditions it provides a resistance to current reaching the coil - thus, it produces heat. Given that most people worry about keeping their coils cool, it seems strange to bolt it on...
by scmarf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Blimey - nothing for over a year and then four post at once! :D . This is the spacer in question.
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by scmarf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49455

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Just checked - it was 0.024 on the SE6a. That seems to be quieting down nicely!

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