Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by Oldconn » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:44 pm

Fingers crossed for you,Jorg. You have to get to Dijon somehow......... :|


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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by landschrabbler » Tue May 24, 2016 1:16 pm

Somehow
is the word....

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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by landschrabbler » Mon May 30, 2016 10:46 am

Gentlemen, it is time for me to accept the defeat...

I have to cancel my plans for Dijon - and I am not even sure if I can make it to the International.

So what went wrong? Well, basically (I guess) I was overly optimistic about the simplicity of what was supposed to be nothing but a check - and then turned in to a major overhaul. And I have to confess: it's my fault, as it was my decision to go on when we found the screws stuck. That the garage's general planning was not working in my favor is another point - can't really blame them.

Actually I am in the process of getting all the necessary parts on their way from the UK to France. Hopefully the re-assembly will be done next week - but again could be delayed if the garage has other things to do. Question remains if I really want to take the car then directly on a 3000km-run.

Opens up the opportunity for Le Mans Classic...



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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by DARK STAR » Mon May 30, 2016 12:07 pm

Scimitar life is not always (often? ever??) easy.
Bon courage Jörg.


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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by landschrabbler » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:54 pm

Finally the parts from England are here, and the garage is going to do its best to get rid of the Scim as soon as possible...

But not in time for the International :(

And even if: I would not really like to do a 3000km-run with the freshly rebuild axle.

But thanks to Fred Rambert (tanuki), who generously offered me the co-driver's seat in his car, I will still have the chance to participate. Voila the second meeting I will attend without the Scim...



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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by landschrabbler » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:41 am

Hello everyone, time to bring some life into this silent corner of the forum... :wink:

Finally I have my car back - exactly 3 months ago I gave "la bête" to the garage.
Lots of delays, but hey, if the result is worth waiting for it...?

Well, not 100%...yet :?

All the weird noise is actually gone, but now the diff howls like... well, a lot and quite loud as soon as I get off the gas. Garage says this is due to the fact that we used the original gears (pinion, crown wheel and satellites) and that they need to run-in. I very much hope the guy knows what he's talking about...

OT:
I was looking for a correct translation of a German phrase I want to use for this situation, but all I found was this:
:twisted: Luke 11, 15: "[...] He casteth out devils through Beelzebub [...]"
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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by DARK STAR » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:29 pm

Congratulations on your (basically) good news.
It seems a bit strange that a used gear set should need running-in.
I suppose there is oil in the axle ;)

My green 'un might be going in for its head gasket(s) next week as they are finally getting the Ferrari out of the way.
I bet the axle on that is noisier than yours.


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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by Oldconn » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:25 pm

Well that's good news & bad news,Jorg. I have to say I don't believe your garage man. As Chris observed, old parts don't need to "run in" unless they were so badly worn that they are no longer fit for use , or they have not been set up correctly. I would suspect that the shimming of the pinion relative to the crownwheel is not correct .Did they re-use the original cross-pin, and the old shims? -or did they try to set the meshing with new shims? Is there another garage within your area which could give a second opinion?


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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by landschrabbler » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:37 am

Yes Chris, there is oil in the axle - at least I was told so. 90A and some additve I can't remember. More interesting would be to know how it's kept in there - I provided two new gaskets for the diff plate, and got both of them back...

Ian, the cross-pin has been changed and they used new shims - they showed me the old parts before throwing them away. I understood the garage guy (even after 12 years in France there is room for interpretation when it comes to my French language skills...) that the old gears where used to run in certain way, which they don't do anymore due to the new parts - hence some play.

At least I did not have to pay them yet, and they know that the work is not yet done.

I guess that for the moment the howling can be considered as a nuisance - and it won't stop me from taking the car to the SouthOFrance this year... right?



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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by DARK STAR » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:04 am

RIGHT!


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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by tanuki » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:10 am

YES ... there is no way you will miss this one :!:
Cheers :wink:
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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by landschrabbler » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:20 am

Salut everyone,

Sunday I took the "howling :mrgreen: green" to the Toulouse monthly.
Not too much going on there, it's holiday period, so just a short report.

How about this /8 low rider?
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Or this nice GTI - not to mention the Scim in the background...
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My favourite of the day: Opel Kadett City - young crew, red A on the back - who says the young are not interested in old cars?
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And a hungry Cadillac - let's have a Scim for breakfast :wink:
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:arrow: Fred: congrats for getting Custard on the cover of the Slice :clap: :clap: :clap:



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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:56 am

Good to see the beast out and about.
The Opel looks very smart, I've noticed there are quite a few more modern cars (and drivers ;-) ) at meetings.
Must update my news too, been a bit busy this summer and with the problem of Mac El Capitan I have lost months on the internet.


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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by landschrabbler » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:32 pm

DARK STAR wrote:I've noticed there are quite a few more modern cars (and drivers ;-) ) at meetings.
I was told they call them "youngtimer".... 8)



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Re: Ma vie avec "la bête verte"...

Post by tanuki » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:52 pm

Thanks Jorg for the pics :wink:
There are indeed quite a number of youngtimers (anything between 20 & 30 yo) at some meetings nowadays ...
come to think of it my Chimaera falls in this category now that it has reached 20 :lol:
landschrabbler wrote: Fred: congrats for getting Custard on the cover of the Slice :clap: :clap: :clap:
You've got to be joking :shock: I haven't seen the last issue of Slice yet - currently on vacation in Lyon -
I wonder which photo Terry has chosen from the series that I sent to him ... it must be one of our IR '16 in Aachen 8)
Thanks for the notification, I am impatient to get back home now :lol:

Btw I have also sent the pics to Pieter Van Berk from the dutch Scimitar club ... some of our Scims at Aachen will
certainly appear soon on the dutch magazine :mrgreen:

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