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by peter freeman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 17
Views: 424

Engine lifting

Always used rope myself behined the crank pulley at the front and behind the sump at the rear. Never had a problem with any engine type - the rope "bites" against the metal so does not slip.
by peter freeman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Thermostat or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Thermostat or not?

82 deg stat and do fit one otherwise in the winter the engine will never get hot enough
by peter freeman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge wheels/Locking Nuts/Centre Caps
Replies: 39
Views: 2689

Locking wheel nuts or centre cap?

My MB has SS discs fitted covering the dia of the original plastic centres ( my centres are put away for shows) the discs are screwed in place. So good I have done the same on the MB wheels fitted to our Coupe. Sorry I cannot post a picture as we are in NZ for the next 3 weeks. They can just been s...
by peter freeman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge wheels/Locking Nuts/Centre Caps
Replies: 39
Views: 2689

Locking wheel nuts or centre cap?

My MB has SS discs fitted covering the dia of the original plastic centres ( my centres are put away for shows) the discs are screwed in place. So good I have done the same on the MB wheels fitted to our Coupe. Sorry I cannot post a picture as we are in NZ for the next 3 weeks. They can just been se...
by peter freeman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6B - Erratic Running
Replies: 7
Views: 189

SE6B - Erratic Running

Air getting into carb base as rebel has said is the place to start - check the carb is tight down
by peter freeman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! New member here
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Hello! New member here

That's what we called a fusable resistor and is put in the circuit instead of a fuse. Not qutie sure why though - probably just cheaper. Not at home at the moment so I cannot measure the value you need but it will be a low resistance. The ECU switches the earth leg of the pump supply. If yours is in...
by peter freeman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mark
Replies: 44
Views: 8506

Mark

I hope it is the linkage as worn syncs is a gearbox out job - easier to do on some of our Triumphs, GT6 etc.
by peter freeman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mark
Replies: 44
Views: 8506

Mark

Jumping out of gear is normally down to the sync rings being worn - you can pick them out by their colour.
by peter freeman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mark
Replies: 44
Views: 8506

Mark

That is a very nice looking car - not that fond of the 2.8 engine myself - the 2.9 in our MB is much better. The T word is fine by me having had nine of them - only rust let them down hence our move to Scimitars - we have four. Currently in NZ staying with friends on holiday which is why I am mailin...
by peter freeman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Insurance again!
Replies: 60
Views: 3462

Insurance again!

We have been with AF for years but currently changing to Classic Line as AF seem to have lost interest in cars as they have other insurance to offer. Classic Line will insure cars not garaged which others will not do over a certain value.
by peter freeman
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ss1 headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 311

ss1 headlights

The direction of the motor should not matter however if it goes in the wrong direction it stops in a different place so it leaves the headlight up a bit when down and not high enough when its up - which can be adjusted but means extra work - ask me how I know.
by peter freeman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Stupid mistakes you thought you'd never make
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Stupid mistakes you thought you'd never make

My workmates BMW had a black lead on its battery +ve - don't know if they still use black for +ve. He tried to jump start his wife's Nissan - blew the top off her battery - fortunately he was not leaning over it when he connected the jump leads.
by peter freeman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ss1 headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 311

ss1 headlights

Swap around the two wires into the motor itself to reverse the motor direction. I am however surprised that the headlight is up while the other is down as it is a simple crank arm. It could be that the arm is connected 180deg out. Reverse the wires and loosen the nut on the end of the motor and move...
by peter freeman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: SE5A Ignition switch overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 206

SE5A Ignition switch overhaul

Must be satisfying to repair one - personally I would just buy a new one.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUCAS-39415-1 ... Sw0j9ZVRPH
by peter freeman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Coming back after more than 20 years
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Coming back after more than 20 years

"I can't make it to the International this year, because I want to re-register my Scimi as a historic car and I have to wait until 2019 (30 years from first registration )"
Nothing to stop you coming in "new" car - I wish it was a 30 year rule in the UK - we have to wait until the car is 40 years old

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