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by Pepe
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Improving hand brake - ideas?
Replies: 64
Views: 10682

Improving hand brake - ideas?

I dig this out after the years.... Was the solution to improve handbrake force finally to move the handbrake pulley turnbuckle one hole closer to the handbrake pivot? That would increase the force the hand brake can pull with but increase lever travel significantly I'd assume? My 5a has the same lev...
by Pepe
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...
Replies: 980
Views: 94854

"I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...

I had similar starting problems with my BMW 1200 GT - fine starting from cold but would not turn engine over when hot. Replaced battery but still the same problem! It then turned out that the lead from the battery to the starter was not up to the job, and could not deliver the current when the moto...
by Pepe
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...
Replies: 980
Views: 94854

"I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...

Hey Jim, Re Starter: I overhauled the starter halfway already, both the contact plates and the solenoid coil where out and cleaned. IIRC the starter had some issues when first using it to start the engine for tests in the chassis, but not entirely sure if this was just an electrical issue. Finally I...
by Pepe
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...
Replies: 980
Views: 94854

"I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...

Hey guys, some progress to report: I ordered new brakedrums at QRG. Those do match mine and are marked BDM1658, made by Girling They can be found in this document by DJAauto-internationalltd.co.uk: It states it is for an SE6a onwards but it fits the late SE5A. pdf document ...new raw drums https://w...
by Pepe
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 8 Ball
Replies: 302
Views: 54469

8 Ball

Man ... the car completetly black looks really nice!

What about white Wolfies matching the 8Ball numberplates :)
by Pepe
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?

Gaz didn’t exist within the 10 years after 5a (or even Scimitar) production.. Marco over in Saarland purchased a set of Gaz (I brought them over for him when I was working near) but I don’t know if he got them fitted - or even if they were adjustable seat types or “direct replacement”? Marco had an...
by Pepe
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?

Good ideas :) But I think it isn't that easy... back then as i needed toregister the car in Germanyfor my wedding for "safety and timing Reasons" I left the old coilovers cleaned and painted in black in there. And although on damper was leaking heavily and definitly empty they accepted the H-Registr...
by Pepe
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

SE5/a SPAX or GAZ coilover suspension road legal anywhere? Preferably Germany?

Hey guys, i have an adjustable GAZ suspension and not yet tried to make it road legal. As my SE5a is over 30 years it is registered as a Classic car in Germany. For this it need to be period correct with period (max 10 years after build date) equipmant and accessories. There is proove that Spax buil...
by Pepe
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Princess Anne rim query
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Princess Anne rim query

Hey guys....

found the nuts on eBay: Here they are... I bought those and they do fit the 15" Princess Anns on my Scimitar with 1/2" Wheelbolts.
Maybe worth a sticky? They are not exactly cheap but easier available and cheaper as handmade ones.

eBAY nuts Link
by Pepe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Jacking points
Replies: 18
Views: 1775

Jacking points

Hey guys. What do you do in emergency cases? The original scissor type jack cannot be put stabley under the main rails/tubes as it is not accessible to wind there. And the small hydraulic stem type life I carry doesn't lift the car high enough to lift the wheels of the ground... Any ideas for on the...
by Pepe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Princess Anne rim query
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Princess Anne rim query

I recently bought nuts für my 15 inch PA MAG GTs. They are available on ebay.
They where not of the stainless type, some offer here but plated steel parts, but also really available and correct size.
I can dig them out if needed.this nuts will almost certainly also fit my 14 inch set...
by Pepe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Help please !! What size screw's ? SE5
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Help please !! What size screw's ? SE5

I can confirm in the se5a they are too UN fine thread. So no self cutting screws or the like :lol: or like one would anticipate on a scimitar 8)

What was really odd was that my brakedrums fitted with a metric screw....
by Pepe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Help finding postings/drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Help finding postings/drawings

Can confirm they are folded with a strengthening bracket at the end towards rear wheel arch. That strengthening piece is essential for its stability an just screwed/riveted in place originally. I guess my angles are just what fitted my car roughly so be careful with this. They may need adaption on y...
by Pepe
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 638
Views: 116426

Coupe Build From Australia

Hey Victor. Hope you are fine!

Joe is your build?
by Pepe
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...
Replies: 980
Views: 94854

"I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...

Long time nothing written... Not to much happening on the scimitar. Mainly sitting in the garage currently. Got the PAs properly balanced now and some new spacers will be made for front so they eventually do run a lot smoother. Even more so when the crappy pressed alloy Chinese old spacers have betw...

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