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by MarkHawkins
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Convert heads to unleaded or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 1633

Convert heads to unleaded or not?

My understanding was that unleaded inserts were more needed for big valve conversions as the engine was likely to be revved harder to get the benefit from them? Are you sure they aren't unleaded already? The petrol additives may be useful for mopping up ethanol / preserving the fuel in a very low us...
by MarkHawkins
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Black 6b 5 speed (no longer for sale)
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Black 6b 5 speed

I've found the link to the '72 registered 5 that went to auction with the 6b 3 years ago -

http://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopi ... on#p447332

I don't have any pictures of the Coupe that was with it.
by MarkHawkins
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Black 6b 5 speed (no longer for sale)
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Black 6b 5 speed

Yes, it is located just outside Banbury. William needs another modern daily driver so this one has to be converted to cash. The mileage is around 93,000 which judging by the interior is probably correct. The previous owner tried to sell 3 Scimitars in one local auction at once about 3 years ago. One...
by MarkHawkins
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Black 6b 5 speed (no longer for sale)
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Black 6b 5 speed (no longer for sale)

We have a Black 6b, 5 speed which we would like to sell. 1980, black, I believe number 67, June 1980 Manual 5 speed conversion (very neat, feels slick), cable clutch (light in operation), Wind up windows. Webasto roof (rebuilt a few years ago). PAS Black cloth trim - tidy complete interior. Weber ca...
by MarkHawkins
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: some things are best made from fibre glass ..
Replies: 1
Views: 459

some things are best made from fibre glass ..

I saw this punctured inflatable canoe abandoned by the Oxford canal the other day .. looks like the occupants got a little wet.
by MarkHawkins
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tachometer issue...
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Tachometer issue...

How are your volts? I've had a tacho apparently stop working when very low on volts.
by MarkHawkins
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 clutch biting point
Replies: 4
Views: 573

SE5 clutch biting point

I had this problem - I had a 0875 clutch slave and an 0875 master - high biting point. Swapped the 0875 master for an 075 (cheap and plentiful Land Rover one) and clutch was at normal biting point. I think I've also seen 1.0 as a slave and 0875 for the master. The master cylinders always seem to hav...
by MarkHawkins
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Se5a stainless steel fuel tank
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Se5a stainless steel fuel tank

Good used condition - very clean !

£150 including uk postage
by MarkHawkins
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 master cylinder rebuild attempt
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

SS1 master cylinder rebuild attempt

Here is a picture of the pin for reference - MCPin.JPG When this was removed the second piston popped out no problem. I've now replaced all the rubber bits on the pistons with the rebuild kit. The internal bore looked good but the rubbers were just worn down. I understand this master cylinder is use...
by MarkHawkins
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 master cylinder rebuild attempt
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

SS1 master cylinder rebuild attempt

With the reservoir removed I still couldn't see a pin, however I managed to get hold of a new / old stock M/C with the same markings - picture below - ss1mc.JPG Should there be a pin visible here? My plan now is to fit the new M/C as that should mean all the hydraulics on the car will have been refr...
by MarkHawkins
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SOLD 1973 SE5a GTE fast road or sprint/hillclimb car
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

1973 SE5a GTE fast road or sprint/hillclimb car

Would you consider a 1800ti as a PX ?
by MarkHawkins
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 master cylinder rebuild attempt
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

SS1 master cylinder rebuild attempt

I'm currently dismantling an SS1 master cylinder in the hope of rebuilding it. The first piston came out OK. What is holding the second piston in? Can an airline be used (with care) to push it out?
by MarkHawkins
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG
Replies: 29
Views: 3403

Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG

The sending addresses look identical but the originating IP address differs and Nigel's replies didn't follow the thread I was seeing. It all appears to come from his address and SMTP server but you have to look at the message sources closely to see a difference - x-originating-ip
by MarkHawkins
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG
Replies: 29
Views: 3403

Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG

Today I emailed Nigel for a price on a master cylinder rebuild kit - I got a reply '850 GBP - I'll send bank transfer details shortly'. I emailed him back querying it and he responded with a more sensible answer. what's the senders email address on the reply - presumably not Nigel's but something v...
by MarkHawkins
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG
Replies: 29
Views: 3403

Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG

Today I emailed Nigel for a price on a master cylinder rebuild kit - I got a reply '850 GBP - I'll send bank transfer details shortly'. I emailed him back querying it and he responded with a more sensible answer.

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