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by Roger Pennington
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Indicators Not Indicating
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Indicators Not Indicating

Earths are always a good place to start, especially with the rear lights. The standard earth path runs from the bulb, through the sprung fingers on the holder, into the lamp body and there to earth. Plenty of potential points of failure. Many people have added separate earth wires from each bulb hol...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Another Newbie

boxer82 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Thanks. Same size all round, 7x14. Only one with the rim marking though so assume one original and 3 copies - other than the stamp can't tell any difference.....
7x14 weren't original fit, so more likely they were all fitted later. They look good though! :D
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Leicestershire
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Greetings from Leicestershire

Welcome to the forum! :D
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Bradbury Four Post Lift
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Bradbury Four Post Lift

Coupe Racing wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Do they not use screws that are enclosed in the towers ?
That's what I thought too, though I haven't studied all the varieties?
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: inconsistant starting or consistant non starting!
Replies: 44
Views: 1064

inconsistant starting or consistant non starting!

As feedback, on monday night I once again ran engine to temp and cycled on cooling fan for while. The car occasionaly stalled after the spark tester dimmed, but re-started straight away. I then switched off and left to simmer for 10 mins with bonnet down. It then reluctantly started with the tester...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Another Newbie

Welcome, and yes, it's a smart-looking car :D
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)
Replies: 15
Views: 393

INFRARED THERMOMETER (LASER)

I have a Raytec pistol-type one that I bought via Craig some years ago, and it works well and my tests suggest it's very accurate. I tried measuring the temperature of a egg while it was being boiled, and the result was 100 deg C (before anyone says did I allow for the effect of altitude above sea l...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Which colour looks best?

Were there different editions of the book? I don't recollect seeing that picture. I had thought perhaps they might have included colour in the second edition, but then I looked in mine, which is a first edition, and there's the picture (Page xii, which comes between pages 61 and 62). So in fact, ma...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Rear seat removal

Oh dear! that's not good :( One thought that does strike me, from memory I think if the wipers are working, that means that the "ignition" relay is ok, so that increases the chance that it's individual problems with the non-working circuits - earth problems are always a hazard with fibreglass cars.
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Rear seat removal

Have you got one of Peter Freeman's colour wiring diagrams? If not, they are available for download here - link to Se6/6a one - they make it much easier to trace faults.
by Roger Pennington
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear seat removal
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Rear seat removal

If you've found and unscrewed the screws at the seatbelt reels (or if the screws were missing) then it may well be the case that, as mentioned it is a tight fit, and especially if the car has been damp inside, the seat base may have become "glued" to the floor. It may require a fairly strong (but ca...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Dan Gurney
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Dan Gurney

I see that sadly another of the all time greats of motor racing is no longer with us. Dan Gurney has died, aged 86. He was one of the greats, not just as a driver, but also as a team owner and an engineer (his name will live on in the "Gurney Flap"). See full details here : BBC Report and here Motor...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Southern Classics Event Calendar 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Southern Classics Event Calendar 2018

Readers in Sussex and adjoining counties - Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, in particular, who are looking for classic car events this year, may be interested to know that the Southern Classics Event Calendar for 2018 is now available. The shows and breakfast meets are normally open to both members and non-...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: SE4, SE5 and SE6 at Riverview, East Sussex
Replies: 8
Views: 235

SE4, SE5 and SE6 at Riverview, East Sussex

I would if I could, but the trouble is it often clashes with other things - Sundays "in season" tend to be quite busy! :)
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 43
Views: 1475

Spegru SE6a

This link to Steve's GTC restoration will give a better idea of how it fits together. The holes it bolts to on the chassis can be seen in Justin's post here

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