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by Rev Light
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 3017

Tidworth Incident.....

Actually it was nice to sit in all these cockpits and press all the buttons and pull all the toggle switches, even the red ones and those surrounded by yellow and black. In my days in the RAF, this was a bit of a 'no, no'....As you can imagine! Also I am particularly interested in the older British ...
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 3017

Tidworth Incident.....

An American pilot once commented that only the British could produce such a powerful aircraft that could not break the sound barrier.......But apparently good for low level strike and tossing 'red beards' about. A rather large aircraft for our small carriers though. I am sure that if P.A had one, it...
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 3017

Tidworth Incident.....

Even after the "Tidworth Incident" the day was not a complete write-off. Here is me in another Scimitar, of the Supermarine variety. I was surprised on how relatively simple the cockpit was for a nuclear capable, carrier borne, fighter bomber. Alas, it was not the complete aircraft, just the nose se...
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 3017

Tidworth Incident.....

Actually, the hinges are not too bad, although they would benefit from 5 minutes fettling in the vice, and the damage to the bonnet is only really the rear corners, which are now white and fluffy. Plus a couple of dings on the wings. So if the sun is out, I might do a repair on the bonnet at home. O...
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 3017

Tidworth Incident.....

Ian, that was the joke :D

jim, are you about Sunday? I believe you were saying a week or two ago, that you were going to be very busy....

I have a can or two of Satin Black

Steve
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 26
Views: 3017

Tidworth Incident.....

Today, I decided to take a run out to Old Sarum Museum and then on to Salisbury to buy the wife some cheap perfume... Any way, on the approach to Tidworth the bonnet of my SE5a decided to open. It was a shock, I can tell you, as we were doing 60 at the time. Brakes on! I managed to jam it closed eno...
by Rev Light
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 235
Views: 35207

SE5A Project - Swindon

Dash3.jpg Dash2.jpg Might be making this panel out of metal and once bent into shape, gluing on some veneer. But I am also thinking of trying 4mm marine ply and scoring the back to allow me to bend it. Then securing and strengthening using some glass fibre matting. Need to look at the console area ...
by Rev Light
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New bod from Suffolk - Possible return to Scimitaring
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

New bod from Suffolk - Possible return to Scimitaring

Welcome. And good luck with the hunt.
by Rev Light
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Vehicle Storage
Replies: 77
Views: 24231

Storage

Jim, remember that I am on the out for storage soon.

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 235
Views: 35207

SE5A Project - Swindon

Another little project, after seeing Mikey Bikeys Scimitar at Curborough.

The paint is a textured paint from Halfords, but the sand colour is a bit too bright.

Time to start making the panel up to hold the clocks.

I can see a bit of CAD coming up....Of the cardboard variety.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Heading West, well North West eventually.
Replies: 21
Views: 4114

Heading West, well North West eventually.

Blimey, now I am in South Wales. The Gower and The Mumbles. Also been to Laughlarn. Scimitar seemed to cope well with the stop/traffic through Port Talbot and on to Swansea, as well as the inevitable motorway work. Sister in law and pooch in the back. Fortunately she thought it was great fun. Been s...
by Rev Light
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine misfire, & cutting out, ask the Guru,s.
Replies: 23
Views: 2485

Engine misfire, & cutting out, ask the Guru,s.

Do not forget the ignition switch. I had an intermittent misfire before final failure. The contacts were pitted and black. They were recovered with a bit of soldering and reprofiling.

Just in case you run out of things to look at😉
by Rev Light
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: New purchase Se5
Replies: 160
Views: 24518

New purchase Se5

First job I had done on my Scimitar SE5A. Re-instate the two box exhaust systems.

No front boxes when I bought it.

It was funny for about 20 minutes.
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dash board light
Replies: 5
Views: 549

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: 1219

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 ...

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