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by peter freeman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: C691GOH
Replies: 3
Views: 64

C691GOH

Nice to see it again - I don't normally watch T of the P's but by chance I did tonight
by peter freeman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Sprouts!
Replies: 34
Views: 790

Sprouts!

MY mother used to cover sprouts in butter - she did the same with chips an used loads of salt - she also smoked a lot and lived to 93.
by peter freeman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What was this about?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

What was this about?

Historically there was a problem with the "after market" gaskets - not just the head ones the inlet gaskets were also rubbish.
by peter freeman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Error code 21 and power transistor
Replies: 22
Views: 403

Error code 21 and power transistor

Transistors tend to either work or not work - knowing that you have had rough running for a while \i would be surprised if is duff. The pcb in the dizzy however is not so reliable - I have had one fail and so has Mark Wilson - do you know anyone who can lend you one to try.
by peter freeman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More stupid questions: axle stands, fuel hose and...
Replies: 26
Views: 603

More stupid questions: axle stands, fuel hose and...

I have always used axle stands on the main chassis members on all of the cars I have had - between the lower wishbone ( front ) fixing points on the SS1
by peter freeman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A few questions about SE5
Replies: 5
Views: 248

A few questions about SE5

Definitely change the timing gear, ally is quieter but I have steel which is also not that noisy - luck of the draw. Also as advised change the rubber fuel pipes with at least R9 ones as ethanol will destroy them eventually ,it does the carb no good either - use super ron 97 minimum fuel or better i...
by peter freeman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar GTE Hire
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Scimitar GTE Hire

Try searching for classic car hire in your area - they tend to be Jags or porches etc though. Go to your nearest noggin to see the different types you may be interested in - they are 5's 5A's 6's 6A's 6B's and Middlebridges available in the GTE types
by peter freeman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Link, anti roll bar
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Link, anti roll bar

Chances are the links themselves are rusty so I would change the complete links - not that expensive from memory.
by peter freeman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?

Should be ok Terry as long as you don't stack stuff on them - I have two in our loft ) not SS1's though.
by peter freeman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New SE6 owner..
Replies: 9
Views: 667

New SE6 owner..

Not the Jag box used but the gear change from the rear of the box
by peter freeman
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coupe engine queries
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Coupe engine queries

The early engine runs at 50 against the later engine which runs closer to 75 ( in my experience ) the early engine oil pump is larger than the later one - pic below and the early engine has different tappets.
by peter freeman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5a new member - chassis help wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 819

SE5a new member - chassis help wanted

That is a common place for the chassis to rust - as Jim says not too bad to fix.
by peter freeman
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Earthing Rear Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Earthing Rear Lights

Worth IMO running a wire from the battery -ve to the rear lights as the earth wire to the chassis is often the cause of lightning problems - generally makes the lights brighter as well which is a bonus.
by peter freeman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6a Electrical fuel pump
Replies: 6
Views: 242

SE6a Electrical fuel pump

I have a SU pump on our Coupe - no return line, pressure 4psi no pressure reducer required, the higher pressure pumps are for fuel injection. The pump runs from a green wire - powered when ignition on - best if you have a separate fuse for it. You do need a inertia switch - I bought the same as used...
by peter freeman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex engine rebuild - Special tools?
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Essex engine rebuild - Special tools?

Fitting a metal timing wheel is top of my list.

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