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by GavinR
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear Trailing Arms - Poly bush or rubber bush ?
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Rear Trailing Arms - Poly bush or rubber bush ?

Mine's polybushed all round, but I'm not worried about noise, I just wanted something that would stand up to the abuse it was going to get!
by GavinR
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: ss1 classic targa rally car
Replies: 55
Views: 2470

ss1 classic targa rally car

Good to hear you made it round your first event. Hope you enjoyed it
With the bucket seat, can't you use the bottom holes in the side mounts?
In my Escort I've cut the top off the mounts to stop these interfering with the side of the seats so I can get them lower
by GavinR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Bradbury Four Post Lift
Replies: 28
Views: 2109

Bradbury Four Post Lift

Hi Phil, It looks similar to mine which has 14' long ramps, so you need at least that amount of depth in your garage. And it will be about 8' wide. It will dismantle into the 2 long ramps, the 4 pillars, 2 wheel free beams, 4 end beams, and various cables and pulleys - it will not fit into a van. I ...
by GavinR
Fri May 11, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe/ SAAB/ SE5 thing...
Replies: 106
Views: 7353

Coupe/ SAAB/ SE5 thing...

the one we have works on friction/clutch discs on the planet gears...power lock uses rollers and ramps...apparently our type is available in 40 odd different splines...well 7 or 8 at least. it just gives darryl the excuse to buy a quaife tbh...apparently they broke the test rig trying to break one ...
by GavinR
Tue May 08, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 59
Views: 3211

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

Looked at RAC a couple of years ago and looking at small print they seemed to exclude vans and other commercial vehicles Stayed with AA as it is any vehicle cover even if as a passenger Just have to ring them at renewal to complain,now fixed for 2 years at a price less than paid 4 years ago 🤔 This ...
by GavinR
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Repeatedly having to log in - Update
Replies: 52
Views: 3668

Repeatedly having to log in

I've been having this problem recently - last 2 weeks or so If I view the forum on my work PC (using IE), I have to log in each time I visit, and sometimes get logged out when going between forum sections. On my personal laptop (using Firefox), I am always logged in. I assumed it was security settin...
by GavinR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Scimitar 4x4 Prototype to be Auctioned
Replies: 61
Views: 5308

Scimitar 4x4 Prototype to be Auctioned

It was an internet bidder, rather than someone at the sale
by GavinR
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: DJs SS1 - now dad's sprint car
Replies: 270
Views: 37714

DJs SS1 - now dad's sprint car

But with 118bhp even at the original weight you would be over 135bhp/ton...
By my calculations, you would need 30kg of ballast to get under 135bhp/ton
by GavinR
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 215
Views: 14281

Spegru SE6a

I have had this happen on my car trailer - lining delaminated, slipped round and locked the wheel
by GavinR
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Snow and tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 2745

Snow and tyres

I've been out in my 5-series diesel last night and this morning
Having fitted winter tyres in December when we had a tiny bit of snow, it's the first time I've used them properly and I'm very impressed how much grip there is on the 3-4" of fresh snow we have at the moment
by GavinR
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Scimitar 4x4 Prototype to be Auctioned
Replies: 61
Views: 5308

Scimitar 4x4 Prototype to be Auctioned

I think the Chevette HS is worth the most out of the collection
by GavinR
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear wiper wheel box
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Rear wiper wheel box

Hi,
If it's the usual arrangement of a wiper arm on a tapered serrated spindle, and the arm is slipping on the spindle, try putting a washer under the nut to force the arm on further
by GavinR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox....at my wits end
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

Gearbox....at my wits end

The exploded diagram of a Type 5 here https://www.bearingkits.co.uk/FORD-CAPR ... 1T/588.htm suggests B, and B would be symmetrical with where the circlip goes at the front of the shaft
by GavinR
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1145
Views: 85376

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

In a supermarket car park last week (Waitrose)

6 H on a champagne coloured new Bentley
by GavinR
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Battery chargers
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Battery chargers

I have 2 CTEK chargers but don't leave them on permanently. Instead I disconnect the batteries and put them on charge the night before I need to use the car. It usually takes 2-3 hours for the chargers to say the batteries are ready to go. My Scimitar had sat since July 2017 and I went for a drive l...

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