Marina door handles Posted December 7, 2022 Share Posted December 7, 2022 When I was a youngster growing up in the early Eighties I noticed a couple of people had Scimitars festering on their drive ways, I thought they looked interesting if slightly mouldy. Fast forward a few years and I too have a Scimitar on my drive and its been festering for a good while now......... It was briefly on the road about 2 years ago but it quickly demonstrated why it didn't want to be there, by howling its diff and producing not enough oil pressure. At the beginning of this year I did start on the oil pressure front, I started stripping the bottom end of the engine (in situ) but instead of finishing the job I accidentally bought a Rover, this seems to have monopilised quite a chunk of my time (see my other thread). Any way I have started to get my Scimitar mojo back so occasionally between bouts of welding. I have been fiddling with the Scim. Firstly I though I would tackle the most pressing issue I could possibly think of.... Yes you guessed it the clock! Because I always disconnect the battery when the car isnt running (which lets be honest is actually all the time) the clock never runs, I decided to replace it with another gauge, so what would be useful hmmm, so I went on ebay rummaged through the old gauges and found exactly what I didn't need, yes I found a vintage Smiths vacuum gauge. It looks great but it doesn't even light up, so its a day light only gauge. It did occur to me afterwards that actually an oil temperature gauge would be a sound investment, so that might be next, just have to decide were to fit it neatly? Next job on the list is the back axle, I figured I could do this on the drive... the design of this six link live axle makes the fixings rather difficult to access - my ugga dugga gun is not getting in there....... Red shock absorbers - because red = fast! Look at that axle travel! Finally at rest Just the fun job of stripping it and then figuring out what is wrong, I have a hub puller but I am waiting for the Ebay fairy to deliver more axle stands so I can actually support the thing with out the aid of the wheels. In the mean time I have hot rodded the MG.... Too much camber at the rear? Datsuncog, 808 Estate, Three Speed and 22 others 25 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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