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by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

I’m not sure exactly what that wiring diagram is for but it isn’t an 8v Calibra as that has a coil for each of its 6 cylinders (I think that only came in on the V6 after they stopped making the Calibra)?

Back to first principles - do you have a spark?
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: If you're an RSSOC Member...
Replies: 17
Views: 3320

If you're an RSSOC Member...

Spen wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Hello, I joined in the week any chance of you letting me in?

My membership number is 4199, thanls.
Done :D
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

If it’s Motronic, then it’s one relay for the fuel pump and one for everything else to do with the injection (namely my V6).
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Two Scimitars and a Calibra
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Two Scimitars and a Calibra

If it’s a GM product and won’t start, first port of call if normally the crank sensor?
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex broken pushrod guide
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Essex broken pushrod guide

I know Jim (scimjim) has some spares..
by philhoward
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: And so it begins.
Replies: 13
Views: 264

And so it begins.

That’s a standard steering wheel except for the interesting brackets holding the rim to the hub. It should be rivets (with some nylon wedge spacers).

Sounds like someone has been tweaking the battery tray to take a larger battery?
by philhoward
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Correct Braided Clutch Hose Girling?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Correct Braided Clutch Hose Girling?

Roger Pennington wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:42 pm
Maybe the copper washer is only on that end to stop it getting lost, due to the nut?
Good thinking...
by philhoward
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: se6 chassis and build progress.
Replies: 281
Views: 14272

se6 chassis and build progress.

If you buy a new brake light switch (standard Lucas fayre), the current batch aren’t made to the same standards as old and have a tendency to try and return to their component parts - nothing that can’t be fixed with a few strategically placed tywraps as soon as you get it out of the box.
by philhoward
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Voltmeter, Middlebridge.
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Voltmeter, Middlebridge.

I think these are VDO moving coil meters, rather than bimetallic like the Smiths ones?
by philhoward
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Compression test

Rule of thumb says a 10% difference across cylinders - yours are almost within that..

Valve clearances OK?
by philhoward
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Correct Braided Clutch Hose Girling?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Correct Braided Clutch Hose Girling?

End with the bulkhead fitting to the bracket on the chassis where it joins to the fixed pipe looks right.
Can’t remember the banjo fitting end though - whether it’s a taper or flush and needs a copper washer?
by philhoward
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Scimitar GTE se5/5a manual
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Scimitar GTE se5/5a manual

Welcome :)
by philhoward
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5 with Omega power
Replies: 260
Views: 20033

SE5 with Omega power

I couldn’t suss out what threads the fuel lines were either - I managed to get some tails from someone breaking a car as my engine didn’t come with any (bought mine already removed).
by philhoward
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5 with Omega power
Replies: 260
Views: 20033

SE5 with Omega power

I think you’ve got a tank from a returnless system - Ford changed it at some point to run the fuel pump via PWM to maintain pressure. I think I’ve got a spare top somewhere with the return pipe. The black box is indeed the carbon evaporate canister and not needed. I used the small bore pipe which fe...
by philhoward
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5033
Views: 209230

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Press day out? It’s not far from Crewe..

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