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by GavinR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 305
Views: 28205

Petrol problems

It's not a hydraulic fitting - its a Goodridge alloy fuel fitting for a push on hose
https://www.advantage-motorsport.co.uk/ ... se+Fitting

Dash 10 JIC would be for a 5/8" hose and the thread is equivalent to 7/8” - 14 UNF
by GavinR
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire
Replies: 7
Views: 362

SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire

I'll be going from North of Bristol to Goodwood / Chichester on Sat 9th Feb Hi Gavin, are you competing in the Phil Collings Memorial South Down Stages? I hope to be there, armed with my camera :D Hi Roger, this year I'm just going to spectate as a few friends are competing I competed last year, fi...
by GavinR
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Asking about axles

This is a pic of my spreader http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2011/5/2012010822551449426Scimitar%20260.jpg Slide hammering should work, but I've also removed halfshafts by removing the wheel cylinder from the back plate and putting a threaded rod through the resulting hole to the bracket on the axle a...
by GavinR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire
Replies: 7
Views: 362

SS1 diff from Gloucestershire To Hampshire

Hi Nick,

I'll be going from North of Bristol to Goodwood / Chichester on Sat 9th Feb and returning on Sun 10th Feb - I could go via Petersfield in either direction
I'm sure I could meet up with Jim and collect the diff before then

Thanks
by GavinR
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Asking about axles

Yes, a "U" shape with the threaded rod on the open side
You're only stretching it a fraction to overcome the preload on the bearings, maybe 1mm or 2mm at the most
This is why you can get them out without a spreader
by GavinR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Collective Head Scratch - Exhaust Wrap ?
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Collective Head Scratch - Exhaust Wrap ?

Having completely wrapped a mild steel manifold many years ago and had it go rotten due to the moisture being trapped in the wrap, I only wrap to reduce heat in specific areas now and use jubilee clips at both ends. On the Scimitar, I wrap the collector and the pipe to the front silencer, to reduce ...
by GavinR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Two Rod Overdrive Gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 387

FS: Two Rod Overdrive Gearbox

I bought this off Josh and collected it this morning, I'll keep it as a spare for my Scimitar The bellhousing is no use to me, and is complete with 6 x gearbox attachment bolts but no clutch fork, and there's a broken bolt in one of the holes (can be seen in Josh's last pic, just below the starter b...
by GavinR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 15
Views: 950

Asking about axles

The diff may come out without a spreader, but it's easier with one
You need to keep the diff bearings parallel to the case

I made one from 3 pieces of angle iron, a length of 1/2" threaded rod and 2 M16 bolts with the heads turned down to fit in the 2 recesses either side of the diff casing
by GavinR
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1237
Views: 107987

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

A couple from today's travels

L 6101 on a 1984 Red Range Rover in Nantwich this morning

HRH 6 D on an immaculate 2004 Silver Bentley with led lights on a country lane in Gloucestershire
by GavinR
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1237
Views: 107987

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

Just seen 17 U on a white Audi Convertible in the local Waitrose
by GavinR
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Engine Height in the chassis
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Engine Height in the chassis

Hi Mike,

IIRC on a SE5a, the bottom of the sump is about level with the bottom of the chassis rails

Thanks
Gavin
by GavinR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: R888
Replies: 12
Views: 930

R888

Both R888 and R888R are E-marked, I was using a pair of R888R and a pair of Nankang AR1's yesterday, very similar grip levels
by GavinR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1237
Views: 107987

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

roymck wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:08 am
In the papers this week , apparently a Russian agent
Purple Range Rover with plate X MI5 SPY
I frequently see this Range Rover, owned by Aaron Banks' Russian wife
They live just up the road from me
by GavinR
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MGB wheels on SE5A ?
Replies: 14
Views: 694

MGB wheels on SE5A ?

TR6 wheels are a good fit

Thanks
by GavinR
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 258
Views: 35666

GavinR's Se5a Project

The final event I did in 2017 was the Ross Traders Historic in July, finishing 8th Here is a report of what we've been up to in 2018, written by Carrie Bluebell Run Classic Tour – May – Forest of Dean With the Scimitar having sat in the garage for 9 months (bar its MOT and a shopping trip with mysel...

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