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by Merlin
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2 rod gearbox upgrade and removal
Replies: 6
Views: 431

2 rod gearbox upgrade and removal

2 rod box can be removed from car with engine in situ - tight fit, but have done this myself (whilst out, make some fly leads from the overdrive switch - you can then connect the O/D part of the loom to these fly leads and not have to fiddle about around the inaccessible O/D inhibitor switch)
by Merlin
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Red 1970 SE5 at H&H, Buxton, tomorrow...
Replies: 22
Views: 1379

Red 1970 SE5 at H&H, Buxton, tomorrow...

Provisionally sold only Wouldn't pay more than a few hundred quid for what is usable as spares (if indeed there are any usable spares) Has no value as a restoration as all what is visible is 5a (probably what is not visible as well) and hence 1972 or later Feel sorry for the person if they actual go...
by Merlin
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Boyce's jaguar
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Boyce's jaguar

The association with Only Fools and Horses is a positive one in this instance. What annoys me however is the sloppy journalism from the BBC of all places when it comes to reporting on anything related to classic cars. This is definitely not vintage! Any quick intent search would reveal that. Thanks ...
by Merlin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front suspension top ball joint
Replies: 9
Views: 746

Re: Front suspension top ball joint

I went for the sealed type - saved explaining to some mot testers that it was in fact normal for the other type to allow some grease to escape from the unsealed end What I found was that the quality of the rubber dust seal was not great (for the sealed units I bought) - i had to replace the boots af...
by Merlin
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Troubled return to the road
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Troubled return to the road

Left the handbrake on once and thought I was down on power. Stopping at service station and seeing smoke emminating from rear brakes was the result. At 40deg you aren't even trying.
by Merlin
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Heater Matrix Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Heater Matrix Removal

Interference - the external dimensions of the shaft slightly exceed those of the internal dimensions of the lever arm
Iirc - if I recall correctly
Pull apart - yes this is the way to dismantle, but fretting of parts means there is a limited number of times you can do this
Hope this helps
by Merlin
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Heater Matrix Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Heater Matrix Removal

Those parts circled connect to flaps. You can remove the e-clip for the lower one and pull the arm from the second one (it is an interference fit iirc). Let me know if this helps or if I need to add pictures
by Merlin
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Ugly Cars
Replies: 31
Views: 2963

Re: Ugly Cars

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by Merlin
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Castle Combe
Replies: 23
Views: 4596

Re: Castle Combe

Castle Combe 2016 was today. Excellent event as always, but down on number of scimitars - only an se4a that took part in the 70mph paced laps. Took the MG myself and did three parade laps of the circuit.
by Merlin
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Noggins
Topic: Noggin - Northampton way
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Noggin - Northampton way

Always up for starting anew, just need to know what the current situation is. I will wait for a few responses to see how the land lies. Where are you based turboscim?
by Merlin
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Noggins
Topic: Noggin - Northampton way
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Noggin - Northampton way

Thanks ScimmyMike. Suppose what I should have asked is which of these is active and how active.
by Merlin
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Noggins
Topic: Noggin - Northampton way
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Noggin - Northampton way

I am moving to Long Buckby (hopefully). What noggin activity is there in the area?
by Merlin
Mon May 16, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Scimitar GTC Indicator Lucas L787
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Scimitar GTC Indicator Lucas L787

I had the same problem. Plenty of lenses, but it was the rubber boot that I required. Ended up buying the clear lense and boot from the guy who specialises in the Bedford TL spares - see other thread.
by Merlin
Sun May 01, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trunnion trouble?
Replies: 36
Views: 2817

Re: Trunnion trouble?

Right, now I understand The bolt came out without the bush and they are still in place As mentioned earlier in the thread, the steel bush is clamped between two washers Rotation in application is the bush rotating relative to the nylon top hats. Your rotation has obviously been the bolt rotating on ...
by Merlin
Sun May 01, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trunnion trouble?
Replies: 36
Views: 2817

Re: Trunnion trouble?

I cannot see from the image what is stuck. The usual case (in my experience) is that the steel bush corrodes onto the bolt (making removal difficult as the inner washers prevent the bolt removal). I can only assume therefore that the bushes are out and that the nylon top hats are the issue - the inn...

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