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by turboscim
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT or not to MOT?
Replies: 7
Views: 216

MOT or not to MOT?

My 1974 5a passed this week, in a news letter from my ins. co. a while ago there was a strong hint that in the event of a serious mishap a current m o t would be a VERY good idea.
by turboscim
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: M O T valid on the day
Replies: 4
Views: 154

M O T valid on the day

Just got new m o t no advises drove 2 miles turned into my road, indicators stopped working !!
by turboscim
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: D's or O's
Replies: 34
Views: 830

D's or O's

Consider forced induction, good top end, good in traffic
by turboscim
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: cockpit space
Replies: 5
Views: 265

cockpit space

I have had odd looks from staff in shoe shop measuring the width of shoes to make sure feet only hit one pedal
by turboscim
Sun May 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: first run
Replies: 0
Views: 317

first run

The first run this year on a dry road.
Things you forget.
How fast the thing is.
How heavy the clutch is.
how much fuel it drinks.
How much fun it is.
Oh and the steering is a bit heavy unless you have arms like popeye
by turboscim
Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 193
Views: 9232

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

scars mental & physical part of scim ownership, not sure which are more painful
by turboscim
Thu May 21, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My Purple Project - SE5a 1973
Replies: 193
Views: 9232

My Purple Project - SE5a 1973

I have done the same but switchable to use 4 or 2 lights. Fitted with h i d lights all with relays.
by turboscim
Tue May 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: Circuit Historique, Laon
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Circuit Historique, Laon

went in 2016 a good event apart from the brits. Many years ago when it was not so crowded it was very good.
by turboscim
Mon May 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: Circuit Historique, Laon
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Circuit Historique, Laon

I did this for many years, but the last but one was a day long traffic jam with mostly modern french cars. after a year or two break I went again, this was the last year with 'too many sabres' the behaviour of the brits in the hotel was so embarrassing that half way through the meal we went outside ...
by turboscim
Sun May 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Radiator options
Replies: 76
Views: 3943

Radiator options

I fitted a 2 speed kenlowe which kept my car cool, the fan came on at a predetermined temp and if the temp went up 5 deg more it went into hyperdrive. A problem was when starting a very hot engine even a new battery could not run the fan and turn the engine, cured by fitting a switch to turn off the...
by turboscim
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: classic le mans
Replies: 0
Views: 356

classic le mans

cancelled til 2021
by turboscim
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Looking back to April 72.
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Looking back to April 72.

the previous owner of my 5a part exchanged a 4.2 e type plus money in 1974.
by turboscim
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Legal beavers out there ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2427

Legal beavers out there ?

Whilst not in defence of white van man I get deliveries for business, try making 130 deliveries a day with penalties if not all are delivered.
by turboscim
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: BBC4 tonight @9.00pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1485

BBC4 tonight @9.00pm

The scim and the solex need slightly different driving techniques. The default setting on a solex throttle is wide open.
by turboscim
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 Essex
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 SE5a

I use mobil 1 10/60 and have for some years without a problem. It keeps the turbos happy and the engine with 300 bhp shows no problems, not cheap though.

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