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Cars arriving and leaving

It is a time for change in the workshop this week: The Scimitar has now left for home and chose a sunny day on which to do it. Slight surprise there because I’d rather expected it to be raining after … Continue reading

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More Scimitars and Jaguar MOT

It has been far too long since I last blogged, which is rather indicative of how busy things have been in the workshop for the past week or so.  This is not least because I seem to have been dealing … Continue reading

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Deeply Scratched and Highly Polished

Today saw the last of the machining operations for the Scimitar – to – Type 9 gearbox conversion with the manufacture of an aluminium bracket which reproduces the original speedo cable fitting on the later gearbox. I learned my first … Continue reading

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Testing cars and signing for parcels

It will most likely not come as any surprise to regular readers that much of today has been taken up with things Scimitar and the car has now had a successful first road test. A temporary cable connection has made … Continue reading

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Scimitar Continues

The new gearbox went into the Scimitar this evening after attending to a few odds and ends prior to fitting.  The new clutch proved to be slightly less than straightforward: This particular car has a 10.625 inch pitch circle for … Continue reading

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Scimitar Taking Shape

The bellhousing conversion for the Ford Type 9 Gearbox in the Scimitar SE5A is now finished and pictured here as a trial assembly.     Also pictured is the new cover assembly for the selector rail which has to protrude … Continue reading

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More Ford Type 9 Conversion

I finished off the adapter plate for fitting the Type 9 gearbox into the Scimitar SE5A today – and managed to get a decent workout into the bargain when it came to finishing the profiled edges! The finished plate bolts … Continue reading

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Scimitar Gearbox to Type 9 Conversion

Just as many other children did in the 1970’s, I looked forward to my weekly helping of The Professionals on Sunday night.  Unlike many children, however, a good deal of my thoughts were devoted to making things on lathes and … Continue reading

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Surgical Procedures

It has been a mixed day in the workshop today:  The 5 speed gearbox conversion for the Scimitar has proved to be a good solution and I have been doing the preliminary design work on the adaptor plate as well … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Interesting Project

The conversion of a Scimitar SE5A to a Ford type 9 five speed gearbox. Not the first time it’s been done so I have been looking into the feasability – not least in economic terms – of doing a conversion. … Continue reading

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