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by Crowther
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Just add fuel

To be honest I'm not sure. The tank, sender and seal came as a set but I'd be open to suitable petrol/ethanol-proof alternatives...
by Crowther
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Just add fuel

Thanks Roger. That certainly helps but the whole assembly would still need to compress a lot more to get the locking ring started. I've lubricated the seal to allow it to stretch under compression and I've adapted a piece of pipe to allow me to apply most of my 200+lbs of weight onto it, but to no a...
by Crowther
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Just add fuel

Sadly the old leaky tank has the sender held on by a plate over six studs with a cork gasket behind it.
by Crowther
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Back in the game

I'm thinking of turning this tank into a modern art sculpture, after 3 fruitless hours of trying to get the sender on. The locking ring just will not start into its groove with the sender and seal in place.
by Crowther
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Back in the game

Tank prepped, sender tested and adjusted, and straps cleaned and insulated. I even went to the (probably unnecessary) trouble of chamfering the edges of the straps so they won't cut into the rubber. 20180908_194930.jpg All ready to go in and breathe life back into the Scim. Except the b**tard lockin...
by Crowther
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Back in the game

Oh, and Walkers sent some rubber strips (non-adhesive) for the straps. Are these a loose fit or should they be siliconed to the tank/straps?
Sorry for all the questions. I just don't want to do this for a third time!
by Crowther
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Back in the game

Cheers Jim. It seems tricky to adjust it to the full sweep but I've got it fairly close. There must be a trick to it - at the moment if I bend it down to lower the min it lowers the max too. As for the locking ring, how far round should it go? I'm going to give the tabs a few taps with a drift but i...
by Crowther
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Back in the game

Thanks chaps, I appreciate that. I'm sorry for the mess around, and I'm sure that tank is fine, but I've opted to get a new one from Walkers. The financial wallop aside, I'm very happy with it. Sender is on the front, as is the pick-up pipe so it matches my original setup. I just need to wash out al...
by Crowther
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Back in the game

Then I chose the wrong year to quit Facebook!
If someone could let him know that I'm interested, it would be greatly appreciated.
by Crowther
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 410
Views: 38868

Scimba - Back in the game

Took the leaky tank out today. Siphoned out "all" the fuel, verified with a good series of knuckle raps all around the tank, jacked up the rear end and loosened the straps... The tank came down, hard, onto my fingers, having somehow hidden a good 20-odd litres of petrol from me Still, it's out now. ...
by Crowther
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Blue SE6 in Goodmanham
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Blue SE6 in Goodmanham

Spotted a blue SE6 with vinyl roof burbling through Goodmanham today...
by Crowther
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1972 SE5a Manual OD
Replies: 3
Views: 586

1972 SE5a Manual OD

Some real photos of recent Yorkshire adventures...
by Crowther
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1972 SE5a Manual OD
Replies: 3
Views: 586

1972 SE5a Manual OD

Also he has new stainless metalwork in the nose courtesy of gtcse8.
by Crowther
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: No longer wanted as I have purchased a SE5
Replies: 9
Views: 867

No longer wanted as I have purchased a SE5

Looks like a winner. Good work!
by Crowther
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: No longer wanted as I have purchased a SE5
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Wtd SE5 / 5a

Hi Ben. My 5a is now for sale: http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... 21&t=39331

Full disclosure - it's on the scruffy side of presentable.

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