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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by tanuki » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:19 pm

A bit closer :mrgreen:
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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:36 pm

Those who attended and know the saga, will be pleased to know that Ruta and I got home without trouble. Thanks all! :D


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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by tanuki » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Elizabeth's dad wrote:Those who attended and know the saga, will be pleased to know that Ruta and I got home without trouble. Thanks all! :D
Well done Jim ! Good to know that the journey back home went smooth :wink:
Will email you some pics of the 'saga' :lol:
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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by andrewcollins » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:05 pm

Nice pics Fred .... glad someone managed to get a view looking down into the square - definitely the best view.

And pleased to hear you got home without further issues Jim

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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by tanuki » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:07 am

andrewcollins wrote:Nice pics Fred .... glad someone managed to get a view looking down into the square - definitely the best view.
Andrew
Thanks Andrew ... but I have no credit for this, apart from being able to talk french :lol:
Credits are to someone else in the group who asked if we could find a 'top spot' (literaly)
from where he could shoot 8) and also to one of the french guys from the Laon club
- those who organized the reserved parking for us - who really made a lot of efforts to
find a solution :shock: We all ended up shooting the square from someone's bedroom
on the second floor of a building :mrgreen:
Thanks to this young guy who let 4 of us borrow his window for a couple of minutes,
it was really nice of him :clap:

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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by jeff hoole » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:30 pm

tanuki wrote: Thanks to the GeoffS, Jef & Dee for the organization of such a great event !
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Hi Fred
Good to meet up with you, as much as we would like to take the praise we had nothing to do with the organisation this year - all the accolades are for Geoff this year and well deserved too.

We had a great time and only returned yesterday to the UK - we were lost in France for a few more days... Perfect. We managed Boulogne to Northampton yesterday via Burford and the Malvern Hills to collect some coupe bumpers. We only had one hiccup on the M25 - the hazards flashed once and the engine cut out but after 2 minutes at the side of the road I discovered it was the immobiliser... Dee was already out of the car ready to phone the AA - oh ye of little faith!

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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by peter freeman » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:57 pm

We are still out here until 1st. So far so good apart from losing 200 miles or so when our speedo got stuck changing up from 89999 miles to 90000 miles - fixed when we stopped for the night. Had the top down every day and seem to be getting around 50mpg thanks in no small part to changing from 95 to 97 fuel ( 98 ) over here.



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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by tonypenfold » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:28 pm

I`ve got to agree, Peter. Checked my MPG cruising up the A26, and found the SS1 was doing 48 to the gallon of SP98 !



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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by toomanysabres » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:39 pm

Huh, try driving a Sabre Six with triple Webers. BUT I out-dragged Tony up hill :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:44 pm

Great stuff, I'm glad someone from Scimitar France was there!
More photos Fred ...


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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by peter freeman » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:18 pm

Elizabeth's dad wrote:Those who attended and know the saga, will be pleased to know that Ruta and I got home without trouble. Thanks all! :D
I would not strip the starter down again Jim just remove it and force grease in at both ends.



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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:35 pm

I'd come to the same sort of conclusion myself Peter. Tried the car again today and the starter still works perfectly. I think Mick Gill said he's made a heat shield for his out of a reflective blanket, I think I'll do the same as I reckon heat was the source of the problem.

...and I'll carry a spare starter in future! :D


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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by philhoward » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:44 pm

One of my 5a's had a clip on heat shield for the solenoid - not sure where it came from (if that was the problem)


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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:50 pm

As far as I know Phil, the heat shield on the solenoid is standard. A lot seem to have had them removed (mine has been, and I have a shield in the garage to re-fit). The solenoid wasn't the source of the problem for me, it was the main motor, the shaft had seized in the bush at the end, removing the cover, driving the shaft out through the cover and then cleaning and lubricating seems to have sorted it, but I want to prevent it happening again and I think heat is the culprit.


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Re: RSSOC International 2014

Post by tony.idle » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:06 pm

Elizabeth's dad wrote:I'd come to the same sort of conclusion myself Peter. Tried the car again today and the starter still works perfectly. I think Mick Gill said he's made a heat shield for his out of a reflective blanket, I think I'll do the same as I reckon heat was the source of the problem.

...and I'll carry a spare starter in future! :D
I think you are correct. The original grease is only good for 20 years or so :mrgreen:


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