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by Diyhell
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member, Scotsman Living in Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 509

New Member, Scotsman Living in Ireland

Worth trying a new ballast resistor. Mine went out of the blue: cheap and easy to replace.
by Diyhell
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Remove camshaft engine in car?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Remove camshaft engine in car?

Thanks both. Ironically, I got a newcamshaft delivered quicker than expected. But then didn't get the block back when expected from the machine shop... So new can can now go in when engine is rebuilt thank heavens.
by Diyhell
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Remove camshaft engine in car?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Remove camshaft engine in car?

Is it possible to remove and replace a camshaft when the engine's in the car? Ideally I need a new camshaft but none available within the timeframe (tomorrow/sat :D ) in which I need to get the engine back in my SE6A.
by Diyhell
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SAE or DIN brake master cylinder flares?
Replies: 4
Views: 265

SAE or DIN brake master cylinder flares?

Want to make up a couple of replacement sections from master cylinder to brake distribution thingy whilst the engine's out. This is the style flare for the connector to the master cylinder: Brake union SE6A 2.jpg Which looks to me like a din flare - but is that correct before I buy a tool to sort? A...
by Diyhell
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex block: get it decked?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Essex block: get it decked?

Coupe Racing wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:38 pm
You also have to watch the relationship of deck height to piston crown
Good point, well made, and I did check that there was spare material there...
by Diyhell
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex block: get it decked?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Essex block: get it decked?

:D :D :D
I think mine was done by Frank also previously! Cheers for the advice.
by Diyhell
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex block: get it decked?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Essex block: get it decked?

OK, finally stripped my engine down today (only took it out of the car in April... :roll: :roll: ) and found that its all good internally: new set of rings and bearings and it should be good. But...the top of the block is not so good. Cylinder in question was - I think - leaking into the water jacke...
by Diyhell
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member/Owner - SE6A
Replies: 6
Views: 632

New Member/Owner - SE6A

Welcome!
by Diyhell
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 604
Views: 54372

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

I had a similarly irritating misfire in another vehicle which, having swapped loads off things, turned out to be a dodgy spark plug. Another pal/scimitar owner on here found a similar misfire was a dodgy king lead between coil and dizzy.
by Diyhell
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Essex Camshaft gear change
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Essex Camshaft gear change

Phew: thought I'd got it wrong again!
by Diyhell
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Essex Camshaft gear change
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Essex Camshaft gear change

scimjim wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:58 pm
The alloy timing wheel kit includes a new crank wheel which MUST be fitted..
When I bought an alloy one from GW they told me a new steel gear wasn't essential. So I don't have one... What makes the news one essential?
by Diyhell
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?

Thanks! Spookily similar rear from the side...
by Diyhell
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Motor Trend Roadkill show 'Scimitar'?

My eye was caught by the silhouette of what seemed to be an SE5 or 5A in the background of a recent Roadkill. For those who subscribe, it's Episode 94 where involving the junkyard-rescue of a four-speed big-block ’64 Galaxie. But what is that vehicle behind - not actually a Scim by the looks of it.....
by Diyhell
Fri May 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?
Replies: 28
Views: 1954

Recommended black sealant for screen rubber splits?

The other way is trim the crack with a new Stanley blade to expose fresh rubber to adhere to. Derek Now that's a great suggestion. My dad was an expert in adhesives (designed the glue that stuck Concorde's tall together so the story goes) and my experience/his input was that it's as much about the ...
by Diyhell
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Potential TR6/SE5A hybrid!
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Potential TR6/SE5A hybrid!

I'm not entirely sure what to say...but here's the link:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw ... 8&_sacat=0

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