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by Roger Pennington
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe boot lock
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Coupe boot lock

by Roger Pennington
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Positive pressure in GTC fuel tank
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Positive pressure in GTC fuel tank

Surely the roll-over vent will be normally be closed and normally opens only to let air in No, a roll-over vent allows gentle flow in both directions, to allow the tank to "breathe" . It also allows more vigorous flow inwards, to allow for the consumption of petrol while driving. But in the event o...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: GTC Vert Soleil
Replies: 718
Views: 55045

GTC Vert Soleil

Chris, here's a photo of one dismantled, to show what I'm referring to. You can see how the central cone screws in or out, pushing the two opposing wedges apart (or allowing them to move together), thus moving the brake shoes either together or apart, and adjusting the brakes. Brake Adjuster 2018 -....
by Roger Pennington
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Irish Se6 restoration.
Replies: 55
Views: 7717

Irish Se6 restoration.

The Middlebridge type (fitted to the later cars) is one example (is there just a *tiny* possibility that GW might have any of them left after the sell-off????), the other commercial possibility is the Will Sparrow bumpers - see here . Anything else will I think probably be a DIY job? See Lozzz's pro...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 248
Views: 17700

Spegru SE6a

Actually, there may be three types, because the early round type (in the first diagram on the previous page) and the later round type (in the second diagram in the previous page) have different part numbers (perhaps the reason for the change of brackets?). My late '78 and early '79 Se6as both have t...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 913

New member from Plymouth

Incidentally, the tube in your second picture, looks like the drain to take water away from the rear quarterlight seals, if any leaks in. It should go out through a hole in the sill, so that it drips onto the ground. If it's been in the position shown, it will have been dripping onto the rollbar mou...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 913

New member from Plymouth

Have a look at this thread here and the same thread a few pages on here for an indication of how to do the bottom of the hoop. I'm not sure how accessible it is further up?
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Positive pressure in GTC fuel tank
Replies: 23
Views: 382

Positive pressure in GTC fuel tank

Surely, the fuel return can't possibly return more fuel than has already been removed (if it is, then patent it quickly, you could make your fortune!) - so it shouldn't cause any increase in the tank pressure? (i.e. with the engine running, there is always going to be a net reduction in tank content...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: '74 SE5a rolling resto
Replies: 103
Views: 15095

'74 SE5a rolling resto

That looks great - Christmas has come early! :D
by Roger Pennington
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: GTC Vert Soleil
Replies: 718
Views: 55045

GTC Vert Soleil

The adjuster has multiple positions - I've scribbled on your photo below to illustrate: As you turn the square key on the back, that screws in or out the cone in the middle (indicated in yellow). That causes the adjuster wedges to move in or out (indicated in red), moving the shoes apart or together...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: No ignition light
Replies: 13
Views: 206

No ignition light

I make no claims to be an auto-electrician, but unless I'm barking up the wrong red herring, I don't think that's right? AFAIK the ignition light isn't earthed in the dash, it's supplied with 12v from the ignition switch, which is then earthed through the alternator, lighting the lamp. When the alte...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: No ignition light
Replies: 13
Views: 206

No ignition light

I had that problem, and it turned out that the thin wire from the alternator had come off it's terminal on the back of the alternator
by Roger Pennington
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Red Se6b Brooklands
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Red Se6b Brooklands

The reason I wasn't at Goodwood on Saturday, watching the sprinters splashing around, was that I was already committed to a Southern Classics run to Brooklands Museum. After about 11:00am that turned wet as well. We had two Scimitars on the run, my SS1 and the Se5a pickup that I've mentioned before ...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 248
Views: 17700

Spegru SE6a

Ah, you've got a 6b pump, Ian :) Hopefully that will help Spegru with his.

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