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by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Paper gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Paper gaskets

Oldconn wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:06 am
La Becanerie
Googling La Becanerie only seems to turn up sites all in French........je ne parle pas francais!
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front seat belt stalk GTC
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Front seat belt stalk GTC

Is it definitely the stalk, or could it be the seat pads that aren't making? Can you access the wiring at the base of the stalk to short out and prove? I'd try spraying electrical contact cleaner down the stalks rather than risk breaking them? Pretty sure it is the stalk. While refurbing the seat t...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front seat belt stalk GTC
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Front seat belt stalk GTC

Thanks Alex but looks like we have different makes. Mine has printed around the only aperture which is near the top of the front (thiner) leading face :-WINGARD PROV PAT ENGLAND. Your description of switch pillars broken givs an idea what to look for. The release button is on the back edge picture 2...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Paper gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Paper gaskets

A general discussion leading from a recent experience. I was in need of a paper gasket to fit between the two halves of an Austin 7 rear axle (it splits in the middle at the diff housing). Nobody seems to supply ready made for this rarer late axle so hunt for paper began. Having had so many long del...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Strange! Core plug issue
Replies: 20
Views: 552

Strange! Core plug issue

And who nowadays would not take antifreeze precautions? Therefore just fill in the plugs when you can and save the core plug changing faff for evermore??

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Strange! Core plug issue
Replies: 20
Views: 552

Strange! Core plug issue

I thought core plugs were suppose to pop out if you let your engine freeze without proper anti-freeze in it. Rather than cracking your block - rather hopeful! I seem to recall the yanks calling them 'freeze plugs' or some such. May be completely wrong though Steve That is the common (miss)conceptio...
by Dennis Nicholas
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Front seat belt stalk GTC
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Front seat belt stalk GTC

The contacts in the drivers side of the front seat belt stalk are obviously dirty as sometimes they do not make to illuminate the "FASTEN SEATBELT " warning light. How does the top plastic bit of the stalk open up to get at the innards for cleaning/lubricating? I notice there is a little square open...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 187
Views: 10557

1982 GTC project gumtree

ARD126K.....ref XJS Mirrors.......were my drawings of any help or were they too difficult because of the hand sketched nature........these are the ones pined that I sent fairly recently showing what switch did what and which wires (colour) connected to which for each movement of each switch; and als...
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Strange! Core plug issue
Replies: 20
Views: 552

Strange! Core plug issue

I believe the core plug holes were only there to let the sand out of the castings: therefore just clean thoroughly around block opening and plug remains and fill with JB weld or similar......problem solved long term........or use Evans waterless coolant?
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: se6 chassis and build progress.
Replies: 245
Views: 10722

se6 chassis and build progress.

All right way up in my apple MacBook.

Dennis
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 187
Views: 10557

1982 GTC project gumtree

Do not use WD40 on electrical contacts. It dries leaving an insulating film. ( I once had someone on a ship squirt many many relays/contacts in an intercom system with it......it took a great long time to individually clean off each individual set of contacts after the system had started becoming ve...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Hello post
Replies: 8
Views: 331

My Hello post

Hope you don't mind me filling in a bit Mike. Mike is a long standing friend for many years. He had runs in my GTE and more recent year my GTC and enjoyed driving it.....so I feel a bit responsible for him becoming a Scimitar prisoner. - convict 5332 :) I was unable to go with him to view the car (t...
by Dennis Nicholas
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: minor breakdown
Replies: 44
Views: 1421

minor breakdown

I wonder if the arms can be changed over......pivot on a pin that can be knocked out??
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: minor breakdown
Replies: 44
Views: 1421

minor breakdown

Hope you checked if it is the right one? GW spares catalogue shows pump1 SE5 up to chassis 93X3501 then pump 2 SE5A/6/6a 93X3501 onwards :wink:
I have a vague memory difference may be actuating arm length?
by Dennis Nicholas
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: minor breakdown
Replies: 44
Views: 1421

minor breakdown

how about ebay item .182671058131 at fraction of price
..new fuel pump from man who has sold his Essex Scimitar

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