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by gordonmc
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Relay bracket source anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Relay bracket source anyone?

I want to modify the electrics on my SE6a which came with only one relay for main-beam headlights, which I think was standard for the model. Relays for dip beam, fogs and the cooling fan would be good, but I cannot find a three-pin relay bracket capable of taking up to four relays to wire in. I have...
by gordonmc
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: POWER STEERING
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

POWER STEERING

That's a blow, Mark.
For both you and the wider Scimitar community.
I would just take the opportunity for your help and advice.
Gordon.
by gordonmc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1976 SE6 Manual O/D For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

1976 SE6 Manual O/D For Sale

This was my car before I did an exchange with Lanark Ronnie, late of this parish. Did you get it from him? I did the outriggers and roll-over bar ends, plus doing the UJs on the steering column. I also recovered the dash crash top with new vinyl and patched the driver seat which was supposed to be a...
by gordonmc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Power steering rack woes

This is by way of a thank you to Mark (gtcse8) and to let contributors know the outcome of work carried out. There were problems getting a Speedi Seal of the correct size. Even though suppliers suggested they had them on the shelf on their websites I would need to order a custom made one from the US...
by gordonmc
Mon May 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Power steering rack woes

I have taken a look at Speedi Seals and they seem to be the answer to my problem.
The size charts indicate I might be able to avoid machining but will take further advice.
Thanks for the tip.
by gordonmc
Mon May 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Power steering rack woes

This is primarily directed at Mark gtcse8 but it may have wider interest to forum members. It concerns a leak of power steering fluid from the rack on my 1976 Se6a. The leak appeared to come from where the column enters the rack housing. A couple of years ago I acquired a seal kit from Mark and afte...
by gordonmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 1872

Seat Diaghragms

Found the invoice in my paper pile.
Bought from ANG as an un-branded item, but it has the manufacturer's part number AHA7878.
Bought from the ANG Ebay shop.
by gordonmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 1872

Seat Diaghragms

Mark wrote: Gordon is there any manufacturers details embossed into it?.
Pretty sure not but I should have the invoice at home. Will check.
by gordonmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 1872

Seat Diaghragms

I found an MGB diaphragm which fitted the frame of my SE6a quite well.
Drilling of additional holes in the frame was needed and the clips were replaced. If I remember correctly they came as a kit with the rubber.
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by gordonmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine, preserving for long term storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Engine, preserving for long term storage?

I am in the process of winterising my boat engine and will be using ACF 50 on exposed surfaces. It comes as a spray for larger areas but for especially vulnerable components it is also available as a grease. Advice to dry out waterways seems sound. Unfortunately no help to me because the engine is s...
by gordonmc
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine misfire, & cutting out, ask the Guru,s.
Replies: 23
Views: 2862

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: 1289

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: 1164

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: 1164

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: 1164

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...

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