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Re: Joan

Post by guybetts » Thu May 08, 2014 1:00 pm

Nice Pics Stuart :D

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Re: Joan

Post by BRABUSMADSCIMGTE » Fri May 09, 2014 7:40 pm

Well ' Thats it booked ' we,re off to france in Joan . Not to many miles but the furthest we,ve been in her . Berks to portsmouth , then Le havre to Brittany/Normandy . Putting the summer thermostat in this weekend and greasing the front and back end up .
Any other recomends you can think of for my motorway miles ?
I have all the other stuff high vizz , extinguisher ect , its mechanichal im thinking of !



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Re: Joan

Post by cookieboy » Fri May 09, 2014 7:48 pm

not on the mechanical side .but breathalyser kits for france .


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Re: Joan

Post by DarrylWebb » Fri May 09, 2014 7:50 pm

Lovely car. That 2nd pic is really evocative. I can see that car wafting about in the mountain pass scenes from The Italian Job. Sorry, a bit random, but the image popped into my head, along with the music. :)


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Re: Joan

Post by AJL Electronics » Fri May 09, 2014 9:08 pm

Breathalyser no longer required. Penalty for non carriage used to be 12 Euros but there is now no penalty. In theory it is still on the statute but in practice you can ignore it.

Watch out for stop signs. The Gendarmerie hide on corners to nick anyone who is not seen to come to a complete halt.

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Re: Joan

Post by 747PETE » Fri May 09, 2014 9:15 pm

Great looking car. I am sure if a current manufacturer built cars like these (with all the "mod cons") to-day,they would sell really well.That Scim could pass as a current car any day :-)



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Re: Joan

Post by scimjim » Sat May 10, 2014 12:21 am

Fan belt, fuel pipe, tyre foam, length of wire, fuses, insulating tape, few spanners, couple of screwdrivers and a European recovery card (well that's all I take anyway and I've fixed a clutch slave cylinder that fell off in Le Mans and a gearbox linkage rod that fell off in Riems :-))


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Re: Joan

Post by Coupe Racing » Sat May 10, 2014 5:53 am

Make sure all oils are fresh and topped up if not already done in the winter work


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Re: Joan

Post by myredscimitar » Sat May 10, 2014 10:05 am

LED torch on a headband so you can see what you are doing at night with both hands free.

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Cylinder head

Post by BRABUSMADSCIMGTE » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:47 pm

So ' as I may have mentioned in my previous thread ' engine problems ' I have now got to the stage of while refitting the inlet manifold I snapped one of the bolts in the head :roll: . I have now removed the head and taken it to the thread doctor and he has spark eroded it and put something back in place for me ' not helicoil .
Anyway I have heard and read conflicting facts about torqueing the head back down and was after any advice from people that have done it ?

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Re: Cylinder head

Post by peter freeman » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:50 pm

If we are talking Essex then I torque down to 60 then 75 then 90 and do not touch it again.



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Re: Cylinder head

Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:51 pm

Step 1 - use decent gaskets (genuine Ford/Reinz)

Step 2 - Torque head bolts to 90 ft/lb, not 70 as per the manual (Ford changed the figure).

Step 3 - check the right length bolts get used in the right length holes in the inlet manifold ;)


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Re: Cylinder head

Post by BRABUSMADSCIMGTE » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:42 pm

I wont make that mistake again ! Thanks



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Re: Cylinder head

Post by Coupe Racing » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:48 pm

make sure there is NO fluid ( oil / water) in any bolt holes - I have seen a block crack due to this error


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CAN I TAKE MUCH MORE ?????

Post by BRABUSMADSCIMGTE » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:37 pm

So , as you may know I had a problem with the engine hunting and after snapping a bolt in the cylinder head while refitting the inlet manifold i had it spark eroded and refitted it again . As I was lowering the dizzy back in the bar that powers the oil pump fell out :sho down onto the engine :shock: , not a problem I though I can see it and get it with my magnetic screwdriver. While poking around in the hole with greasy fingers I promptly dropped that in there too :oops: , so up onto the ramps she goes , clutch slave off , oil out , sump off . back plate off . tools and bars out and reassembled bottom and top of the engine car running sweet :D
2 days later ' water leak looks like its coming from head gasket running lumpy again , steam from exhaust , ect :( , all back off and changed the other head gasket and reassembled the whole lot again , car running sweet for 5 mins only ,WATER LEAK , same place :x altenator bracket removed and core plug is a gusher :x :x :x timing case is coming off this time :cry:
IM DRINKING LOTS OF LAGER TONIGHT :lol:



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