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by Roger Pennington
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: A straight 6 Air box / filter question!
Replies: 9
Views: 238

A straight 6 Air box / filter question!

I con't claim any credit for the car, which is very nicely done - it's the one that I mentioned in this thread :D
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: First time start.
Replies: 7
Views: 238

First time start.

You could substitute your old coil for the new one, to eliminate the possibility that the new one is dead. Also if you ensure that you've got 12v going to coil +ve, (have you checked that already, with a test lamp if you don't have a meter?), then connect a wire to coil -ve, and touch that wire brie...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: A straight 6 Air box / filter question!
Replies: 9
Views: 238

A straight 6 Air box / filter question!

Are these any help?

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by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: First time start.
Replies: 7
Views: 238

First time start.

If yours is a later one, with a separate earth wire from the module (in my case it's attached to a dizzy mounting bolt) then it's worth checking that it's still present and has not become detached.
by Roger Pennington
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?

You're right that van tyres are designed for higher loads and crashing up and down kerbs on a regular basis, which means they have much stiffer carcases. Also the tread and compounds will be optimised for their intended use. I know Geoff Cooper used to use them on some of his historic rallying explo...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from Rennes
Replies: 10
Views: 256

New member from Rennes

Nice-looking car, welcome to the forum! :D
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member with SE5A
Replies: 6
Views: 197

New member with SE5A

Hi welcome to the forum, and congratulations on the car! :D
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A

I didn't suggest that it *had* had a full dynamic balance in production. However, the difference between the drillings in the OP's pulley and oldconn's, does tend to confirm some basic balancing (even if only static). The significant point here though, is that there is no keyway on the outer half of...
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A

And incidentally, don't forget to pop in the crankshaft pulley bolt and washer before you reassemble the pulley, if you are doing it off the car - it won't go in once the pulley is all together :wink:
by Roger Pennington
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Essex V6 front pulley(s) alignment SE6A

Errrm, that's not how I understand it, I'm afraid. Look at the back of the main pulley, with it's massively lopsided casting. There's no way that you'd make it like that, if you were building each piece to be individually balanced. It's always been my understanding that, as the V6 is an inherently u...
by Roger Pennington
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seized clutch friction plate?
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Seized clutch friction plate?

It does sound as though that's your problem. Hopefully, after only 3 months, it won't have stuck too firmly. I think what I would do is firstly to run the engine for a while until it's well warmed-up, as a bit of heat may help. Then towing it with the clutch depressed may do it. Alternatively if you...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 462
Views: 16644

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

I believe that photo was taken by Tony Heath in about 1997 or so (is that perhaps HBL behind FUG?).

I wasn't aware of the car being offered for sale either, the last I heard was as mentioned earlier. I would have thought it would create quite a buzz if it *was* for sale?
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Asking about axles
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Asking about axles

ard126k wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:11 pm
as one of my elbows has got damaged with all the crashing and banging the slide hammer about!
been there, done that....... :roll: :oops:
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Lucas 16w wiper
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Lucas 16w wiper

To clarify, I presume you are looking for a replacement rear wiper motor for a 6a? That, AFAIK, needs to be a 16W to retain full functionallity. The rear motor has that strange reverse flick park action, which allows it to park off the window, and if you want to keep that, then I think it has to be ...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 462
Views: 16644

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Re OYT - this is now getting rather tangled - are we sure it's not Russian hackers sabotaging the data? :lol: More seriously, lets strip it back to the known facts. We have two pictures (confirmed) of OYT at Lilford Hall in 1988 (thanks Jeff) https://static.wixstatic.com/media/a9e4c7_82918cced1f3421...

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