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by philhoward
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 200
Views: 10781

Spegru SE6a

9 times out of 10 it will be the rocker cover..
by philhoward
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 200
Views: 10781

Spegru SE6a

Rear seal can leak, but more common is the valve cover gaskets (usually where the coves have been distorted from over-tightening). Likewise the sump - if it's been disturbed at some point in the cars life.
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example
Replies: 9
Views: 763

1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example

Would the specialist in Leicestershire be Iain Daniels per chance?
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 48
Views: 1752

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

turbster wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:52 pm
What's a SWAMBO?? :lol:
She Who Always Must Be Obeyed..
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting woes
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Ti starting woes

I’ve not got a wiring diagram in front of me at the moment but disconnect the switch from the loom, Brown to green (?), then flash brown to white/red to activate the starter motor.
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 17
Views: 639

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

The latest Otter switches have less hysteresis than the originals (I gather) but as water flow is quite low at tickover, your fan is cooling just the water in the radiator (and quite quickly, at a guess), rather than dropping a larger amount of water over a longer time. Just a guess - but do you hav...
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting woes
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Ti starting woes

Was it a complete switch or just the contact block?

I’d be tempted to hot-wire it to prove/disprove it as it does sound like an issue with the switch (assembly) to me.
by philhoward
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: ss1 classic targa rally car
Replies: 21
Views: 509

ss1 classic targa rally car

Just the first one.. http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... el#p438181

Plenty more if you search.
by philhoward
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: ss1 classic targa rally car
Replies: 21
Views: 509

ss1 classic targa rally car

Will probably start weeping within 12 months..
by philhoward
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Tips on electrical fault when starting? Before I take it all apart...
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Tips on electrical fault when starting? Before I take it all apart...

Look at my thread " Ignition Switch Not Working " that has photos of the connections. They are Brown - 12v Supply White/red - Starter Solenoide ( Sprung ) White/Green - Radio White - No 9 Fuse, Ign. Relay, Ign.Warning Light, Ballast Resistor, Fog Light Switch, Low Fuel Light, Brake Fail Light, Brak...
by philhoward
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Tips on electrical fault when starting? Before I take it all apart...
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Tips on electrical fault when starting? Before I take it all apart...

You’ll get all sorts of strange resistance valves unless you unplug it from the rest of the loom first :)
by philhoward
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5187
Views: 256173

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

scimjim wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Saw a yellow mk2 (T reg) Shovitt in Leek today, a Beauford being used for a wedding and a very rough green herald convertible parked up :D
http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... ld#p297939
by philhoward
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyre size
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Tyre size

No mention of which country that applied to..
by philhoward
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Anyone Know Anything About Differentials?
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Anyone Know Anything About Differentials?

Another vote for trailing arm bushes - they make an awful noise when they get sloppy. When one of mine started to fail, it sounded like the axle wanted to come through the floor!
by philhoward
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: My LSD trip.
Replies: 234
Views: 26429

1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: My LSD trip.

I’ll heed the advice in the first paragraph too :mrgreen:

Cracking write up though :D

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