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by Roger Pennington
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: advance/retard checking
Replies: 3
Views: 88

advance/retard checking

As has been said, with the vacuum pipe disconnected and plugged, you should only see centrifugal advance when you rev the engine, and you can then check it against the book figures. If you have access to a Mityvac (or similar) vacuum tester/brake bleeder, (with a gauge), then you can connect it to t...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Noise after changing timing wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Noise after changing timing wheel

Did you change the front crank oil seal, and did you centre the timing cover on the crank pulley before tightening the bolts on replacement?
by Roger Pennington
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5398
Views: 340410

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

At Goodwood yesterday, a study in beige! :

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by Roger Pennington
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Green Se6a YCU
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Green Se6a YCU

This car has popped up a couple of times recently. Firstly, I saw the car (and it's current owner, Neil) at the Southdowns Rally at Goodwood a month or so ago. This is the car that was ex-Kevin Cooper ( kevincooper ) and then ex-Mike ( Coastline of this forum), and has been owned for a couple of yea...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: S6 Coupe on a trailer 14/03/19
Replies: 4
Views: 256

S6 Coupe on a trailer 14/03/19

Very nice! :D
by Roger Pennington
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New (to me) Se5a
Replies: 12
Views: 414

New (to me) Se5a

Welcome to the forum! Nice looking car :)
by Roger Pennington
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Dashboard Inspirations ?
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Dashboard Inspirations ?

I think I'm right in saying that only the earliest 3.8 S1 E-types had bare alloy dashes? That being so, a black vinyl covering would still be true to your inspiration (toggle switches as well!), but perhaps look more "finished"? (and cut down on reflections). Or crackle finish perhaps for a more "co...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 45
Views: 4069

Heaven and Hell

upstart8s wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:00 am
1)obtain 2 new cross-axle copper pipes with UNF fitting on one end to fit existing tee piece and Metric fitting on other end to fit new slave cylinder, or
Are you sure the new slave is metric? That sounds a bit odd?
by Roger Pennington
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Charlie Whiting
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Charlie Whiting

As already said, a massive loss, he's been absolutely central to F1 for so long, the hub around which a race weekend (and so much more besides) revolves. I expect it will take several people to replace him. RIP
by Roger Pennington
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Trailing arms ss1turbo
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Trailing arms ss1turbo

Worth noting that they aren't specific to the Ti, so any Small Sports trailing arms will do the job.
by Roger Pennington
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 45
Views: 4069

Heaven and Hell

This is the post I had in mind. It's in Corky's GTC thread, but given that Se6a/6b/GTC all have Lockheed brakes the likelihood is that it's fairly universal (though I would screw things in carefully the first time!)
by Roger Pennington
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 45
Views: 4069

Heaven and Hell

Yes, AFAIK (this is an Se6a I think?), the front Lockheed brakes are all metric, and the rear brakes (the internals of which are mostly shared with some MGBs) are imperial. I've forgotten where the changeover point is, I think it might be at the rear tee-piece? There's a post on the forum somewhere ...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: early SE5
Replies: 19
Views: 970

early SE5

Good luck, a man can't have too many Scimitars! :lol:
by Roger Pennington
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearstick gaiter/boot
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Gearstick gaiter/boot

Ah! I did say I hadn't had to dismantle it (I try to drive the thing rather than pulling it apart, if poss! :lol: ). Well you learn something new everyday. :oops:
by Roger Pennington
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearstick gaiter/boot
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Gearstick gaiter/boot

Roger - my stick is practically vertical in neutral, and fairly concentric with the tunnel aperture, so provided the rubber boot is flexible I think it will be OK. Worth trying, anyway. That's exactly why I posed the question - The SS1 gearlever (in the CVH cars with a type 9 box anyway) is far fro...

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