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by Diyhell
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Springs, Dampers and Bushings
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Springs, Dampers and Bushings

Agree with all of the above. Re shock types, Nigel Clark (on here, and writes for practical classics) went Gaz and identified an issue with different spring diameters. https://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?t=31478. However, my memory is that previously he'd identified Gaz as these lasted the...
by Diyhell
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White SE6 in Cambridge
Replies: 2
Views: 185

White SE6 in Cambridge

That one lives around the corner from my sister in law. Often see it parked up when I visit.
by Diyhell
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Too old to drive?.......
Replies: 25
Views: 1639

Too old to drive?.......

I fear many are of the vein of my grandfather: they give up when they have the accident that nearly kills them or someone else. Or kills them or someone else...
by Diyhell
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning

Strangely all week on the return home. Either it was damp, but seems strange as it had an hour's drive to dry out, or my wiggle of wires sorted out. On a random note, this morning the voltmeter was only showing charge around 12-13v. This evening it showed 14ish. Both with lights off and no other dra...
by Diyhell
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning

Ah, good point (joke somewhere there) about the rev counter. Which isn't connected up...! Will temporarily wire it in.
by Diyhell
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning

Both good calls - any other thoughts?
by Diyhell
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning
Replies: 9
Views: 704

Random stuttering/cutting on way to work this morning

Not looking forward to the 1hr journey home today (half motorway :shock: ) with the Essex engine randomly stuttering and losing power on the way in this morning. Seems electrical (tried adding some manual choke but didn't seem to wholly resolve the issue) - had a quick check under the bonnet but not...
by Diyhell
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Daily Driver
Replies: 38
Views: 2893

Daily Driver

Congratulations! Great looking car.
by Diyhell
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5372
Views: 321286

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

SD1 in russet brown hiding behind bars. Where it maybe should stay?
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by Diyhell
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A starter not playing
Replies: 6
Views: 438

SE6A starter not playing

I award scimjim the award for the closest suggestion of the problem. And a huge thank you for saving me from pulling the starter unnecessarily. Having taken a wire directly from the positive solenoid connection to the battery positive, I could get the starter to work! As the photo shows, the answer ...
by Diyhell
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A starter not playing
Replies: 6
Views: 438

SE6A starter not playing

Thanks Roger - tried that, no change. Added my battery jump box to the battery in case it was toast, but no difference either.
by Diyhell
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A starter not playing
Replies: 6
Views: 438

SE6A starter not playing

All been fine until Monday morning, planning to go to work... Starter initially spun, then stopped. Turned key again and literally nothing. Let it run forward in gear in case it had jammed on the ring gear but no change. Tried last night, same happened. Today there's nothing: no click etc. Battery i...
by Diyhell
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Alternative Alternators
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Alternative Alternators

Thanks Mark - that's one winging it's way to me...

BTW, I noted the recommendation on Ebay to check the wiring grade. Will the standard wiring can cope?
by Diyhell
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Alternative Alternators
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Alternative Alternators

Thinking of this myself also...can I just confirm I need the RH (Right Hand) version?
by Diyhell
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Help Wanted from Owners in Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Help Wanted from Owners in Scotland

Alan, happy to show you around a 6A that lives on the streets of Edinburgh.

Richard

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