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by MarkHawkins
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38585

Scimba - Back in the game

William has asked me to suggest that look on eBay for the stainless tank- as he says that it is on there
by MarkHawkins
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ss1 1800ti
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Ss1 1800ti

Williams got that sat on the shelf for you, don’t worry!
by MarkHawkins
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ss1 1800ti
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Ss1 1800ti

SS1 1800 ti – Very good useable car, only reason for sale is lack of use – I’m mainly doing motorway miles now and although it’s great on A and B roads it’s not so fun on the motorway. Quick run down of spec is included below: Engine: Turbo Technics refurbished roller bearing T25 Turbo Uprated waste...
by MarkHawkins
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: 'Star Vehicle' (Coventry Transport Museum)
Replies: 0
Views: 238

'Star Vehicle' (Coventry Transport Museum)

I got this note is my update email from Coventry Transport Museum - I think this one had been moved to storage for a while when recently re-vamping the place. STAR VEHICLE Reliant Scimitar GTE (1975) The Reliant Scimitar GTE was introduced in 1968, an upgrade from the Scimitar GT Coupe of 1965. Scim...
by MarkHawkins
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Oil Consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Essex Oil Consumption

When changing the oil yesterday on my 6a I found the oil filter rather less than tight - there was a slight weep from that.
by MarkHawkins
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Oil Consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Essex Oil Consumption

Have you confirmed it isn't lost through leakage?
by MarkHawkins
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Heaven and Hell

Some Series Land Rovers didn't have temperature gauges at all - our 1967 2a didn't - just a fuel gauge and an ammeter. Seemed to work OK - the limiting factor in driving it was the discomfort of rusted springs and ancient cross plies.
by MarkHawkins
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5290
Views: 279048

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

A smart blue Citroen GS driving through Chipping Norton.
by MarkHawkins
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Coupe bodywork sections wanted (and bumpers)
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Coupe bodywork sections wanted (and bumpers)

Looking for the section of fibreglass which constitutes the sill at the bottom of the b post - both sides.

Also looking for a pair of coupe bumpers

Thanks
by MarkHawkins
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: How does this reflect on the garage?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

How does this reflect on the garage?

When getting some tyres fitted the other day I picked up a leaflet for the 'Ezero1' from www.cgon.co.uk. It purports to radically reduce emissions and improve fuel economy by feeding in hydrogen gas from a small electrolytic cell. Of course it cannot meet it's claims (advertising standard have uphel...
by MarkHawkins
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5290
Views: 279048

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

It seemed to be 'take your old open top sports car to work' day today. 2 MGBs a Midget, a Series 2 Elan and something of early 1930's vintage. An SS1 doesn't get the appreciative waves that a Coupe or even GTE does - possibly a bit modern?
by MarkHawkins
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF my first sprint car
Replies: 442
Views: 13031

G130 YCF my first sprint car

I put Prestones diluted with distilled water in Williams white SS1 - claimed to be universal and suitable for all engines. Also much less toxic that the blue stuff. So far each SS1 I have done cooling system work on has needed the return pipe in the expansion bottle clearing but I've never had to do...
by MarkHawkins
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5 Electronic Ignition Options?
Replies: 11
Views: 616

SE5 Electronic Ignition Options?

My 6a came with Lumenition which combined with electric fuel pump and a modern starter eases starting after a week or two of rest. That said, I've found points ignition on all the other Essex V6 cars I've had quite adequate (occasional use) and very easy to maintain / fix.

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