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by Roger Pennington
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 15
Views: 615

GTC Tonneau cover

I have seen a tonneau with canine provision - admittedly, a different kind of car, and a smaller dog! :lol:
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by Roger Pennington
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Compression test
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Compression test

I'd agree that some of the wet readings do look rather high, however I think I'd be inclined to repeat the test with a properly warmed-up engine before I came to too many conclusions?
by Roger Pennington
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 224
Views: 14308

1982 GTC project gumtree

Later 6as had the fixing screws too :) Once the screws are undone, you may find the seat base still won't come out, especially if there has been damp around, as the fibreglass underside tends to get stuck to the insulating foam on the floor. So it may need a fairly firm pull to shift it.
by Roger Pennington
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: School project SS1
Replies: 108
Views: 9661

School project SS1

BigBobPilot wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:02 am
but what a perfect example of red paint!
But that's enough about the van, what about the SS1! :lol:
by Roger Pennington
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: GTE in Chichester area
Replies: 3
Views: 130

GTE in Chichester area

Yes, that's the one :) It's a lovely car - I knew it had been for sale, but I didn't know it had come down to this part of the world. I shall have to keep my eyes peeled (and sunglasses ready). In fact I'm just imagining it parked next to Martin's green/yellow, Rover V8-engined, Se5a..... 5N4A2239.j...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 165
Views: 11654

Manny's SS1 1600

how ever the Headlight inhibit relay... the purpose of that relay would be to prevent the dips being energised unless the ignition was at power 'on' position ... Someone may jump on me from a great height..... :wink: but I don't think that's strictly correct. I *think* the inhibit relay is there to...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se6 fog light question
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Se6 fog light question

Yes Roger But my point was my 6a was a '79 "and can’t be failed for not working even if fitted on a pre 80". Peter Ah, you didn't say it was '79. :) Although they stopped making 6as in late '79, I'm sure I remember seeing some registered in 1980 (and it's based on first use, not build)? I assumed y...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se6 fog light question
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Se6 fog light question

That is interesting! because I can remember my 6a failing on rear fog lights, I had one working and it was apparently the wrong one. I swapped them in the testing station to get a pass. IIRC I needed to get the offside working but I may be wrong on that it was a few years ago. Yes, it would be only...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se6 fog light question
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Se6 fog light question

Yes, mine are late '78 and very early '79. :)

Fair enough, my memory was mistaken about the date for the tell-tale being a couple of years later than the date when they became mandatory ( :roll: )
Incidentally, I personally prefer the actual official MOT Manual as a source.
by Roger Pennington
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Se6 fog light question
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Se6 fog light question

And a tell-tale for rear fogs isn't mandatory before a date (I think it's 1983 IIRC?), which is why most GTC/6b have one added on the dash (sometimes, most often, by the heater controls, sometimes in the centre where the "fasten belts" or electric mirror switch went). Before that date there isn't a ...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear wheel bearing Ss1 Ti
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Rear wheel bearing Ss1 Ti

Alan SS1 wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:39 pm
concur with all above comments but a ring spanner will 'just' go in rather than the socket,
Yes, I used a ring spanner, a long one for plenty of leverage :)
by Roger Pennington
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Voltmeter, Middlebridge.
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Voltmeter, Middlebridge.

Presumably should be fairly easy to confirm which type it is, as I would have thought a moving coil meter should respond much more quickly to inputs than the relatively sluggish bimetallic ones? In fact that does make me wonder slightly, when you say Voltmeter temperamental! is it possible that it's...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Correct Braided Clutch Hose Girling?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Correct Braided Clutch Hose Girling?

Maybe the copper washer is only on that end to stop it getting lost, due to the nut?
by Roger Pennington
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: to heat or not to heat
Replies: 5
Views: 167

to heat or not to heat

Yes, the pipe is needed for correct function of the gearbox. It provides vacuum to the modulator situated on the side of the gearbox, which has a diaphragm which senses the manifold depression and uses that to control the gearchange points. (the coil is important too, as it helps to discourage any l...

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