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by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 22
Views: 978

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

Just in case anyone did not understand the reference to aircraft engineers having nothing to do with motor cars......Bristol built some very good vehicles as well as their fine aircraft.....also the other manufacturers mentioned. Jim has a very long successful history with Reliant Scimitars rebuildi...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 22
Views: 978

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

Just a reminder to all....The GTC cologne engine thermostat has two valves. When below opening temperature the main through-the -radiator valve is shut but the extra disc at the bottom .....the second valve ....allows water from the pump to flow in the by-pass hose to the engine so that water is onl...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Radio relay and electric aerial.
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Radio relay and electric aerial.

That's interesting as it appears you have the limit switches outside the aerial and use a DPDT relay to reverse the motor. I presume all that is actually contained within the aerial housing? Unusual if it is as most aerials have an earth and two feeds, one up and one down. :? Conversion to the stan...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Radio relay and electric aerial.
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Radio relay and electric aerial.

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This is my set up.....sorry no time at moment to explain where relay terminal points are on the diag. but hopefully some one can add explanation and further wire colouring.
Hope it helps

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 267
Views: 26145

1982 GTC project gumtree

Talk to Mark Wilson in N Yorkshire. If he can do it it would mean courier probably but Mark has all the info for that sort of thing.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 267
Views: 26145

1982 GTC project gumtree

ard126k.....if your crown and pinion are intact and not toothless would it perhaps be better to rebuild with new bearings? Any unknown replacement axle may have suffered at previous owners hands. Aparent overtightening may actually be due to an application of Locktite to threads and shaft/flange. An...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lockheed slave
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Lockheed slave

scimjim wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:54 pm
I agree with your theory Dennis, but not your maths :D
Yep, trying to be too simplified/basic
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 12351

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

Or just use the green wire from the voltage stabiliser (OR as I have done use the dark green stabilser wire to activate a relay direct to a positive feed ) with a fuse in series of course . Would that create possible future miss-understanding......non standard wiring ? :wink: But then you will have...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 12351

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

Crowther, is this a eureka, forgive the pun, moment, as this problem started the tacho stopped working. Thanks. Will, your solution looks simpler, electrics are way beyond my pay grade, a diagram would help me understand.. Ah there you go - a lesson to all...the tacho stopping at the same time....t...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 12351

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

Thanks for that, really don't understand any of it. Been using the car for 5 years without any major issues, my current problem started Nov last, not modified any of the electrics, I need it explained how a ballast issue could cause my lack of go but only after 20 mins running, and what I would nee...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lockheed slave
Replies: 30
Views: 1460

Lockheed slave

If it helps original Lockheed master is 5/8 inch (0.625" or 15.875mm) slave is 7/8 inch (0.875 or 22.225mm) giving a ratio of 1:1.4 Landrover defender 4 cyl master 19mm slave 22mm giving ratio 1:1.315. Since a smaller master gives less force required for same slave size (but longer pedal travel) the...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyre size
Replies: 23
Views: 1412

Tyre size

Ah, a question with many answers, it depends what you want to use the car for and if it’s an SE5 or SE6. Your going to need wheel spacers too, as the offsets are different to the 6” rims. The standard size 185/80 x 14 tyres have a diameter of 652mm. With a 3.31:1 diff in 4th gear you’ll get 22.4mph...
by Dennis Nicholas
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 12351

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

No Jim, never was a ballast system. Pommy Pommy. Just to clarify in case you don't know (and for benefit of those new to the black art of "'lectrics"): the 12 volts from the ignition switch goes into the wiring loom in a normal wire and near the other end is joined to a wire which has a higher "res...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 26
Views: 3123

GTC Tonneau cover

A quick update. A few people expressed an interest in the tonneau cover/wind deflector and top cap. I now have the top cap in use. It just needs me to finish it off by fitting nylon tapes and buckles and hooks for fixing the corners to the wheel spokes instead of the temporary elasticated tape and s...
by Dennis Nicholas
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 267
Views: 26145

1982 GTC project gumtree

ard126k Well done. Now you will need the tonneau/draft preventer for all year round top down motoring to stop freezing in winter and so HER hair does not blow around :lol: and to go with it the top cap over the front cockpit area for dodgy looking days when parking to save putting hood up. I have fo...

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