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by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Knock from Front Suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Knock from Front Suspension

I had a similar irregular knocking coming from the offside front whenever I turned a corner. This time last year I had the exhaust downpipe repositioned to allow clearance at the chassis (it was much closer than on the nearside), Copperslip applied to the upper wishbone bush mounts, and the lower tr...
by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 41
Views: 5377

Broken Boffin

Old and Slow wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:52 am
Good news on the MOT then, well done. Keep up the good work.
Thanks, Philip. It was the first one in two years, so the outcome was a big relief!
by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tubular manifolds for a 5a
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Tubular manifolds for a 5a

I'll PM you as soon as I get the chance. Yes, the front wing was damaged last August. All the mechanicals are now fine, and the cosmetics will be properly sorted once the car is being prepped for respray at the end of the year.
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tubular manifolds for a 5a
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Tubular manifolds for a 5a

It's perhaps too late, Alan, but I'll be getting an entirely new exhaust system at the end of this month, so could perhaps offer you my current ones at that point. Hope you're enjoying Scimitar ownership - I lost track of where you were at in your GTE search after that meet-up almost two years ago. ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 41
Views: 5377

Broken Boffin

An update on where things are at: 1. Shiny Wolfrace wheels are back on the car (after getting the tyre fitters to flip the two tyres which they had fitted back-to-front!). 2. Boffin passed her MOT yesterday with no advisories. 3. New springs and shocks will hopefully be fitted over the next few week...
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech
Replies: 25
Views: 1211

New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech

Well, in trying to figure out the best configuration based on everyone's experiences, I contacted Protech to request fronts at 14" x 250lb and rears at 12" x 225lb, and was told this is what I'll get instead: 400 series 2.25” id Front 400mm open (15.75”?) with 10” x 300lbs springs. Rear 464mm open (...
by ScimiTom
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wolfrace wheel 'flanges'
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Wolfrace wheel 'flanges'

Thanks, Philip - they're not perfect, but just about good enough, I reckon! And thanks, Jim - time to take a screwdriver to 'em! :)
by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech
Replies: 25
Views: 1211

New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech

Thanks for the update, Richard. It's handy as I'm about to order some too.

Dennis, would you suggest 14" x 250lbs for the rear as well then - or better with 12" x 250lbs (or even 225)? I'm thinking of a 5a, in my case.
by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Maroon SE6a - FNS 562S
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Maroon SE6a - FNS 562S

Noticing my 5a in the supermarket car park this morning, a woman came over and we had a good chat about Scimitars. She had a 6a in the late 80s/early 90s and showed me a photo. FNS 562S was a maroon 6a auto on Middlebridge wheels. She also mentioned that her husband had owned a 5/5a, and that her ne...
by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wolfrace wheel 'flanges'
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Wolfrace wheel 'flanges'

Here goes - my next stupid question... Why does one of my five Wolfrace wheels have small 'flanges' or 'spacers' around the wheel nut holes? I can't believe I've only just noticed this, but is this standard? IMG_0608.JPG The result is that I cannot get the nuts to seal flush against the wheel. Even ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Spax adjustable coilovers
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Spax adjustable coilovers

JoeySully wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:23 pm
Slice is well worth a read. Lots of good information in there.
I always read it cover to cover eventually - but I usually don't get to the last page until the next issue lands on my doormat! :wink:
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Spax adjustable coilovers
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Spax adjustable coilovers

Thanks for the advice, everyone. ProTech wasn't one of the names that had cropped up in my searches (and I still haven't found a moment to open up Slice 293!), but it looks like it could be worth a shot.
by ScimiTom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Spax adjustable coilovers
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Spax adjustable coilovers

I'm hoping someone can help me in my ignorance. I've browsed a few posts on this, but I'm clueless on springs and dampers... I'm looking to order the above, but trying to identify exactly what I need is a minefield. There seem to be multiple Spax websites, none of which make it particularly obvious ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fatal Accident involving a Scimitar
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Fatal Accident involving a Scimitar

That's awful news. I wonder if the driver and car were known to anyone on here?

A strange feeling... normally I'd be delighted to hear of another Scimitar up here in Scotland, or of the Scimitar appearing in the press - not in these sad circumstances though. :(

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