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by MarkHawkins
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: SE6A Owner - UCA 9R
Replies: 6
Views: 200

SE6A Owner - UCA 9R

Interesting alloy header tank - I have one like that on my 6a - there is a pipe running over to the curved metal pipe coming off the thermostat housing like on a 5a.
by MarkHawkins
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5211
Views: 262415

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

A very tidy Cortina 1600E heading towards Brackley from Baynards Green.
by MarkHawkins
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Festival of the Unexceptional
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Festival of the Unexceptional

A few photos from my visit today. All entries were closed so I had to park the 6a in the regular NT car park. IMG_1265.JPG Very nice, but is it in the spirit of the show? IMG_1266.JPG Austin Maxis were well represented. One had two labaradors in the back - more dog space than a GTE but still a bit c...
by MarkHawkins
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Driving position
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Driving position

Did the front seats (or runners) appear to be non standard?
by MarkHawkins
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Road Tax Help

I've done 2 this year but it did require 'special skills' - the first time the counter assistant spent time puzzling through it before calling his boss over. She swiftly made the changes and tax was issued. The second time (a couple of weeks later) he looked at the form again and quickly handed it o...
by MarkHawkins
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Festival of the Unexceptional
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Festival of the Unexceptional

I think I might visit this at Stowe House this year in something suitably brown ..

https://classics.honestjohn.co.uk/news/ ... -for-2018/
by MarkHawkins
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Speedo bouncing
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Speedo bouncing

A cheap HUD GPS speedo can give you an indication of speed until you learn the car / revs to MPH ?
by MarkHawkins
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Grabbing a list together of "watch out areas" please gents
Replies: 18
Views: 628

Grabbing a list together of "watch out areas" please gents

Get a complete running and driving car with sound chassis but tired paint. Run round in it, enjoy it and if you really like it (and there are no big faults) get it painted. A free car needing a full rebuild will be more expensive than a sound but tatty £2K runner.
by MarkHawkins
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: GTC
Replies: 3
Views: 219

GTC

Still my favourite GTC colour!
by MarkHawkins
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ABS System for a 5A???
Replies: 20
Views: 911

ABS System for a 5A???

Check brake balance on rollers? The single line system on 5/s and Coupes always seems more a worry to me than lack of ABS.
by MarkHawkins
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: car in shop
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

GTC photo does anybody know anything about this

Folding a GTC hood away single handed is not the easiest thing ...
by MarkHawkins
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5211
Views: 262415

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

A Mk 1 Capri 2000 auto in Chipping Norton
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Would the shorter V4 make a Capri less nose heavy?
by MarkHawkins
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1106
Views: 80290

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

On a Tesla near Deddington
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It reminded me of the first SS1 we had.
by MarkHawkins
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Is this spam?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Is this spam?

I've had a few replies to an advert I placed in Car and Classic that start exactly the the same Hi have you still got the car for sale if so have you got any pictures of the interior cheers .. with a different name (lower case) after the final cheers Is this just part of an advertising sales techniq...
by MarkHawkins
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5211
Views: 262415

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

A Morgan Aero (I think) while getting fuel - looked quite new and had a sort of boat tail? Regular Morgans seem quite common in Chipping Norton but I've only seen a few of these closed versions here.
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