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by james couper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 42
Views: 2187

MOT exemption

Should have said when i enquired regarding do i need a MOT or not my insurance company just what does it say in your policy, my policy clearly states that a car must have a MOT, so if i decide not to MOT my car i will have to look for a new insurance company or get a new policy clearly stating that ...
by james couper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 42
Views: 2187

MOT exemption

If you took out the insurance before this year most insurance documents will state that you must have a MOT, therefore you are in breach of your insurance policy, therefore you have to get your insurance company to issue a new policy stating that an MOT is not required. Or they can easily say sorry ...
by james couper
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 603

SE6A Distributor

Yes, it was not till after i had posted my request / questions that i realised that maybe it was not a '0' distributor still in car so not so easy to read, sorry for any confusion.
by james couper
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 603

SE6A Distributor

Yes, that is the right weight, however it is the thinner spring that i need, in the photo it looks like a thick spring but that maybe just the photograph.
by james couper
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 603

SE6A Distributor

Is that the MegaSpark system, has anyone fitted one to a SE6A. Yes, the AccuSpark and PowerSpark systems seem good value, however do you still need a vacuum unit, i thought that an electronic system would provide the right spark at the right time regardless of speed, or is it still best to have a va...
by james couper
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 603

SE6A Distributor

AccuSpark unit is this just a replacement of the points or a complete unit, if so why did you decide to change the whole unit, as i am thinking longer term to replace the complete distributor, for a electronic unit the problem is which one as there are a number of companies offering such units some ...
by james couper
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 603

SE6A Distributor

I assume that the springs are fitted as pairs and the strength / length is set to suit the weight of the weights, therefore i assume you have to send the distributor for overhaul unless someone has a 12.05 weight spring ( the 12.05 is stamped next to the weights i assume that this is the weight of t...
by james couper
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 603

SE6A Distributor

Been having issues with my Motorcraft distributor found one of the weight spring was broken, (the thin or lighter one) were can i get a replacement do i have to purchase two matching springs also do they have to match up with the weight of the weights mine are marked 12.05 ???. Have been looking at ...
by james couper
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Road Tax Help

Phoned DVLA they said as the car was registered on the 10/03/1978 it will be next year before it is tax free and all i would have to do was go to the post office and they should be able to register it as Tax free. I thought that getting the car registered as a Historic Vehicle was for the MOT not Ta...
by james couper
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Road Tax Help

On insurance, asked my classic car insurance provider regarding not requiring an MOT as the car was over 40 years, his replay was their policies documents state car must have MOT, he never indicated that they would be changing their policy documents therefore it maybe worth checking what you insuran...
by james couper
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Road Tax Help

NEW MOT, car insured, LAST MOT 1992, never on SORN, went to post office to get it Road Tax, nice lady said as it was over 40 years old it would be tax free, but she could not managed to process it, it was coming up road tax £255.00, can chassis number is 7M52 /182 is this in the road tax free age / ...
by james couper
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Scimitar in Scotland
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Scimitar in Scotland

I have looked for this car but have not found it to-date, does anyone have a post-code or address of where it is sitting, there is a large number of industrial businesses in Grangemouth.
by james couper
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Fuel Gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 135

SE6A Fuel Gauge

Having an issue with my fuel gauge, gauge moves up around 5 mm then stops, regardless of how much fuel is in the tank, low fuel light stay on. I have swapped the connections, fuel gauge shows full. Do i have a broken wire or is the sending unit at fault, car has been sitting with very little fuel fo...
by james couper
Wed May 30, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car insurance advice
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Car insurance advice

Peter - What information did you have to provide to obtain an agreed value insurance, did you have to get an independent person / company to value your cars
by james couper
Wed May 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Differing exhaust notes each side
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Differing exhaust notes each side

I don't think there is a major problem, i had a similar experience after a engine rebuild, forgot to re-tighten the inlet manifold bolts after bring the engine up to temperature, one bank appeared to be running smoother or richer and the sound coming from the two exhaust pipes was different. After s...

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