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by Rev Light
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dash board light
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Dash board light

On my 5a, I have a repeater light for the high beam, as the one on the instrument is partially obscured/dim.

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Oil Consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Essex Oil Consumption

Well, after work, I put the car up on ramps at the front. I could discern bright drips of oil on the low points and, on closer inspection, a few of the sump bolts as well. The bottom of the gear box was shiney with oil. But not the stink of transmission oil. So I have been round the sump tightening ...
by Rev Light
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Oil Consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Essex Oil Consumption

Well I put a new rear main seal, a new sump gasket and rocker gaskets on when we fetched the motor out this winter. But it still seems to leak from wherever it might. But that cannot account for it all? I will have a look underneath and possibly check the sump gasket. It's got good oil pressure, so ...
by Rev Light
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Oil Consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Essex Oil Consumption

I just topped it up after my little tour of Wales. Probably 600 miles. Over a litre.
by Rev Light
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex Oil Consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Essex Oil Consumption

How much is 'normal' in a normal installation on an SE5a?

I am using some, probably too much. But nothing obvious. I.e. no clouds of smoke, etc.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Heading West, well North West eventually.
Replies: 20
Views: 2271

Heading West, well North West eventually.

Last night we did a 5 and half hour evening dash from Cemaes, Anglesey to Swindon, through the Mountains (A5). We had a 10 minute break in Kidderminster and arrived home just after midnight. Great run, at a steady pace, so we did not catch anyone up, but fast enough that nobody caught us up. Not a s...
by Rev Light
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Heading West, well North West eventually.
Replies: 20
Views: 2271

Heading West, well North West eventually.

Well, we have arrived in Cemaes after having a couple of days touring Wales. As stated above we have been out to the end of the Llyn Peninsular. Small roads, single track in places. All the way to Aberdaron. A couple of roads I would like to bring to everyone's attention. The A49 north of Hereford w...
by Rev Light
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5243
Views: 269310

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

Been touring Wales this week with the wife in the SE5a. On Monday, when we passed through Gloucester, we were given the thumbs up by a chap driving a yellow Ferrari by the Air Balloon, which was nice. North of Hereford, we exchanged waves with a red Gilburn Invader. Later, near Ludlow, we saw anothe...
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 492
Views: 51103

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

I'd try and get rid of those horrible blue chock blocks , if you can, as well.

Steve
by Rev Light
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Heading West, well North West eventually.
Replies: 20
Views: 2271

Heading West, well North West eventually.

We are doing this again on Monday. This time we are making our way to Bala for an overnight stop. Tuesday we will be off to the Llyn peninsular, for another overnight stop. Then to Anglesey on Wednesday. Going to dive into Wales from Gloucester, and travel north through Hereford, etc. No hurry, just...
by Rev Light
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Melksham, Wiltshire
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Melksham, Wiltshire

White Scimitar in Melksham Wiltshire. 6 series towing a trailer towards the Town centre. Flipping driver did not see me going in the opposite direction in my 5a, Dave Asselborough. You wait till the next Noggin!

Steve
by Rev Light
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5 Electronic Ignition Options?
Replies: 11
Views: 507

SE5 Electronic Ignition Options?

another vote for accuspark.
by Rev Light
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Cotswold Gathering
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Cotswold Gathering

That's the fella, he was telling me about his trip to LeMans

Steve
by Rev Light
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Cotswold Gathering
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Cotswold Gathering

Nice little show. Lots of British classics and some Americana. I like these little gatherings, as we were parked promptly and there was plenty to see. Beautifully presented MGs, Jags, Stags, applenty. Some more unusual stuff, Singer Gazelle, Sunbeam Tiger, Imps and loads of old Mini's. 3 Scimitars, ...
by Rev Light
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Cotswold Gathering
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Cotswold Gathering

Actually things are much better organised at RIAT weekends these days. There are bound to be peak time issues, but generally they get them in quick and delays are minimal. Some car shows could learn a thing or two from them.

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