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by philhoward
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Curborough Test Days 17/18th Aug 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1776

Curborough Test Days 17/18th Aug 2018

Huge thanks to Peter for organising this - sorry for the flymo impression! :oops:
by philhoward
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Bleddy Clutches
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Bleddy Clutches

Blimey Mike!!! :shock:
by philhoward
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Beige/champagne 5a in Leek, y'day 15th Aug.
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Beige/champagne 5a in Leek, y'day 15th Aug.

I remember one being in The Sentinel a while back and I’d spotted it in Stoke previously.
by philhoward
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Reviver's Scimitars
Replies: 550
Views: 43026

Reviver's Scimitars

The younger they are, the more they bend rather than break..
by philhoward
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Se6/SE8 ride height
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Se6/SE8 ride height

Phil, I am not asking for the floor to arch measurement, which will of course vary with tyre size, but the wheel centre to arch Indeed you are - my apologies :oops: Many times the question of floor to wheelarch measurement has been asked so I went into autopilot-answer-mode-whilst-at-work but i sti...
by philhoward
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Se6/SE8 ride height
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Se6/SE8 ride height

Phil, I cannot believe that original bodies differed that much and differences in wheel and tyre size are irrelevant to the attitude of the suspension. Suspension attitude, probably not. Height of the wheelarch, yes. I've seen floor to wheelarch figures anywhere between 21 and 24 inches mentioned s...
by philhoward
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 342

water in sump

Flat is good if it’s the right angle..

Try a test fit with no gasket - see if you can tell if it looks like there’s just enough gap for a gasket when loosely bolted up.
by philhoward
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front timing cover help
Replies: 44
Views: 692

Front timing cover help

In a Scimitar? Nothing as the front cross brace is in the way and the radiator is too low. In anything else - Capri/Granada? Knowing Ford, probably anything from the 70’s will fit.
by philhoward
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Something to be aware of
Replies: 94
Views: 7142

Something to be aware of

“Change my batteries because I don’t have enough time to wait for a recharge” is already online, I thought? Totally agree though - who’s going to magic up all the electric to charge them in the first place? One thing I’ve not found a definitive answer to is if all the “free”/renewable energy gets st...
by philhoward
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Se6/SE8 ride height
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Se6/SE8 ride height

The wheel arch is probably the worst place to try and get a measurement as the mounds differed (albeit slightly) between cars, add in differing wheels, tyres (as not all tyres are the same size despite the numbers on the side), possible previous accident repairs - the list probably goes on.
by philhoward
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 19
Views: 342

water in sump

Ditto
by philhoward
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6a Boot Lock
Replies: 18
Views: 477

SE6a Boot Lock

Most people seem to utilise one of the standard 2-wire ones you can get off eBay etc for a fiver or so: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-CENTRAL-LOCKING-2-WIRE-DOOR-SLAVE-SOLENOID-ACTUATOR-MOTOR-POPPER/272770053806 was the first one I came across. Might need to add an additional return spring to...
by philhoward
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 215
Views: 14022

Spegru SE6a

Middle ground is leave a dummy lock and if you're apprehensive about using/wiring a solenoid, you can use a universal bonnet release cable instead, and fit the handle down by the drivers seatbelt reel? Seen that done a few times.

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