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by Roger Pennington
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternator Not Charging
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Alternator Not Charging

I'm not an electrical guru, but this is how I understand it: I'm not sure if your system is now just like any standard alternator type system or different, but in a normal alternator system the correct functioning of the warning light, is crucial to the correct functioning of the charging circuit. T...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel pump/ lack of fuel
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Fuel pump/ lack of fuel

Is it possible for a non-return valve in the fuel pump to get stuck in the open position? If so it will negate any pumping action. If it's stood for a long time, it's not unknown for the valves in the pump to dry out, the second test above should eliminate that. Most mechanical pumps are extremely ...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Shoreham Airport Breakfast Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Shoreham Airport Breakfast Meet

As mentioned in my own thread, Southern Classics had a breakfast meet at Shoreham Airport last Sunday. There were over 100 cars in attendance, of which four were Scimitars. These were Gordon's Middlebridge: SCS Breakfast Meet Shoreham Airport -4157.jpg David's Se6a: SCS Breakfast Meet Shoreham Airpo...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!
Replies: 497
Views: 39306

Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!

In fact, Chris, there are two other Scimitars in that shot - Gordon's cream Middlebridge is the one you probably spotted, but if you look behind it, with a magnifier, there's David's brown Se6a. I'll post a Car Shows thread shortly, as there was also another Se6a there as well (so four altogether) :...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sybil SS1 1600 drive and restore
Replies: 62
Views: 8375

Sybil SS1 1600 drive and restore

Well done! :D
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel pump/ lack of fuel
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Fuel pump/ lack of fuel

Have you got a means of applying suction to the fuel pump inlet pipe? (perhaps replace it with a length of clear pipe so you can see the fuel coming!). If you can suck up petrol through it, then that will confirm whether the pipe is on the correct stub from the tank. Also if you dip the pump inlet p...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Lands End Trial 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Lands End Trial 2019

Good Luck Alan!

As well as the two SS1s, I see there's a Reliant Rialto in your class as well!
by Roger Pennington
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Stuck distributor
Replies: 17
Views: 396

Stuck distributor

Also Loctite do a combined freezer/penetrating oil spray - Freeze and Release
by Roger Pennington
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!
Replies: 497
Views: 39306

Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!

Thanks Chris, yes, you're right, these events always do seem to attract a lot of Jags, of all sorts. Actually, talking of Jags and their relations, what you can't see in those pics, just next but one to the right of my car, is the new purchase of a friend of mine in SCS. Making it's debut at one of ...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!
Replies: 497
Views: 39306

Roger's Scimitars - New Season Starts!

It's been a very busy few weeks, first with the build-up to the Goodwood Members' Meeting, then, the weekend before last, the meeting itself. The weather was great both days, much better than last year! I went in the Yellow Peril, and was parked in the Chicane Paddock, next to the Bonhams Auction ma...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 1702

V6 essex timing gear

While it does sound scary, it's perhaps worth mentioning that it's no different to the cam drive belts used on a high proportion of modern engines, and at least in our case, there is a totally effective preventative solution, whereas with a cam belt there's nothing you can do except keep on changing...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 1702

V6 essex timing gear

cannonball wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:46 pm
Are there any warning signs of timing gear immanent doom? Just wondering.
No, not usually; the first signs of it happening, are when it happens. :(
by Roger Pennington
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

Well, in the end, of course it's your car, and your decision, but that sounds a bit like spoiling the ship for a ha'p'orth of tar? Hopefully you won't forget the switch...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: French air-shows anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 231

French air-shows anyone?

Or even a Sabre...... :wink:

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