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by gordonmc
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine misfire, & cutting out, ask the Guru,s.
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Engine misfire, & cutting out, ask the Guru,s.

I had the same symptoms with my '76 SE6a. After going through the obvious steps of checking for fuel vaporisation, air leaks at the carburettor etc. I turned to the ignition system, changing the coil and ballast resistor. The only thing remaining was the electronic ignition so I replaced the Lucas s...
by gordonmc
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Road Tax Help

You need to change the taxation class from PLG to "Historic Vehicle" which I think is a case of filling out the relevant section of the V5C, and handing it in at the Post Office: https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles/apply-for-vehicle-tax-exemption They should be able to give you a free tax disc, se...
by gordonmc
Mon May 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Not exactly a bright spark.

To close the loop on this, problem solved. In the last few weeks I have been concentrating on launching my boat so the Scimitar has been neglected. I just pretended it wasn't in the garage as I dragged out sails, outboards and the rest. Anyway, the boat is now on its mooring so I turned to the car o...
by gordonmc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Not exactly a bright spark.

To clarify, the earth ring was reattached to the wiper body when I put everything back together.
by gordonmc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Not exactly a bright spark.

Thanks for your observations. Much appreciated. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the ring terminal with a black wire might be needed to be earthed (originally bolted to the wiper motor per chance?) for the electronic ignition. The ring terminal did go to an earth strap on the wiper body. T...
by gordonmc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Not exactly a bright spark.

Ok. I confess. It was me. The car was running sweetly before I decided to tidy up the engine bay. I took the wiper motor off and before removing the coil I took a pic to remind me what went where. I also labelled the leads to various terminals: 20180324_142422.jpg On putting everything back together...
by gordonmc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fuel pipe fittings?
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

Fuel pipe fittings?

I replaced the lines front to rear with Kunifer, a bit of a struggle but that should last forever.I made all the connections with Andy’s Biohose with the correct stainless clips.Hopefully that will last a long time. I was never a real fan of the nylon pipe and it would be pretty old by now anyway. ...
by gordonmc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Brush-painting
Replies: 27
Views: 2728

Brush-painting

Another with memories of RePaint. I did a mini which was given to me because the rear subframe was lace. After replacing the subframe I painted the thing in orange and found I had a suprisingly solid little motor. The RePaint did its job but selling the car was near-impossible whith prospective buye...
by gordonmc
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: AC Delco Fuel Pump (Glass bowl)
Replies: 4
Views: 431

AC Delco Fuel Pump (Glass bowl)

Sorry for the delay in coming back.
Here is the pump from my bits box:
If you think it will do the job, let me know and I will get it off to you if you send a delivery address in a pm.
Cover the cost of postage plus what you think it worth.
by gordonmc
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: AC Delco Fuel Pump (Glass bowl)
Replies: 4
Views: 431

AC Delco Fuel Pump (Glass bowl)

I have one but can't remember if the actuating arm/heel is the same shape as the one in your picture.
I will dig it out tonight and take a photo.
by gordonmc
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Workshop heater - recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 2183

Workshop heater - recommendations

I use a 4Kw Eberspacher deisel powered blown air heater. It was originally from a GPO van and went into my boat for a couple of years before I upgraded. It runs of a 12v battery and a can of fuel. The exhaust goes through a hole in the wall, so dry heat. They are available as kits from new but also ...
by gordonmc
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: What is this and why does my SE6a stall?
Replies: 9
Views: 954

What is this and why does my SE6a stall?

It has been a decent enough time now to have some confidence I have resolved the stalling problem with my SE6a. Looking back it was (possibly) a combination of issues. Or... something was masking the real cause. Suspecting the suppression capacitor I by-passed the unit as suggested. No difference. T...
by gordonmc
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Scimitar Fuel Pump Saga
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Scimitar Fuel Pump Saga

You may find that pump 3 will fit if you move the power steering reservoir. When I replaced the timing wheel on my SE6a I had to dismount the steering reservoir and pump as well as removing the belt to get the fuel pump off. This was to remove the timing cover. I left the steering hydraulic flexible...
by gordonmc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: What is this and why does my SE6a stall?
Replies: 9
Views: 954

What is this and why does my SE6a stall?

Looks like it could be a suppression capacitor - to stop noise on the radio but not needed with FM. Sound like your stalling is due to the carb - idle jets or not rich enough or tick over set too low. The BR helps with the starting - allows a larger voltage to the coil when cranking. Thanks. Tick o...
by gordonmc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: What is this and why does my SE6a stall?
Replies: 9
Views: 954

What is this and why does my SE6a stall?

First, if this is a repeat posting apologies. I thought I had submitted a text and picture but can't find it! Anyway, can anyone identify the cylindrical component to the left of the ballast resistor in the pic. Car is a 1976 SE6a with Lucas electronic ignition. 20170816_140238-1_resized.jpg The rea...

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