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by simmit
Sun May 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Y14
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Y14

Sorry, can't help, Simmit. The heater valve was replaced about 25 years ago and is exactly the same as the one I took off. This may or may not have been the original as the car had a body-off restoration just before I bought it in 1989. It never occurred to me that it should be inline - not very pr...
by simmit
Sun May 03, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Y14
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Y14

I rewired with standard relays, much easier to understand (and much cheaper to replace 8) ) I wouldn't like to comment about the colour coding ... Apologies for pinching your thread but where did you get from (car or supplier) the heater hot water valve shown in the photo? It seems like it has 90de...
by simmit
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Heater, flap seals
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Heater, flap seals

I've taken the heater out and have it apart (such fun) and find there is a gap (1/8"?) between the long edges of the flaps and the adjacent heater box faces. I'm assuming that originally a foam strip was bent over the edges and glued in position either side effectively to extend the flap and seal th...
by simmit
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: HID lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

HID lighting

Thanks to all who responded.
by simmit
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: HID lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

HID lighting

Simple HID kit from ebay was enormous improvement over standard lights (already relay'd) on my SS1, although ballast location was not easy due to moving headlamps. Why are you not interested in LED? I'd appreciate a Link or name to the HID kit you used. Also, since fitting has it been through MOT f...
by simmit
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: HID lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

HID lighting

Hid retrofit are now a MOT fail I believe . But not LED upgrades I'm not expert. See this link for a view on HID and LED upgrades:- https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/blog/are-led-headlights-legal-in-the-uk/ If it makes my night vision better/ safer and doesn't upset oncoming traffic I'm prepared to...
by simmit
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Flex plate
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Flex plate

Has the starter motor recently been removed and perhaps not properly seated when replaced ? It happened to me!!!!
by simmit
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: HID lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

HID lighting

I searched the site but cannot find recent discussion about improved headlight options.
Specifically, what do we think of recent developments in HID headlight conversion kits? Are they worth it and if so which are best?
Not interested in LED conversions!
by simmit
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge spare wheel tray
Replies: 39
Views: 2815

Middlebridge spare wheel tray

Why fight it?
I use Volvo S40/V40, 125/90 x 15 Space Saver wheel and tyre. Works fine for me.
Cheap on ebay.
by simmit
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: headlights relay?
Replies: 6
Views: 922

headlights relay?

I’d say if you had a melted switch then there’s no relay.. Correct. Peter (top man) has sent me updated circuit drawings to show two new headlight relays incorporated. Looks straightforward job. Lack of relays in the headlight circuits seems a design flaw which could lead to headlight failure and p...
by simmit
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: headlights relay?
Replies: 6
Views: 922

headlights relay?

I've studied the MB wiring diagrams and can find relay for the main beam outer headlights but none for the outer dipped beam, nor for the inner headlights. This doesn't make sense to me as surely all ought have a relay. My search in the MB forum finds nothing on the subject so I have to ask, is the ...
by simmit
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Headlight switch - from where?
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Headlight switch - from where?

Headlight switch deceased. I'll try usual suppliers for replacement (QRG, Walkers) but if no joy will someone please say which other vehicles had same switch (Austin Princess?).
Also, the plastic wiring connector to the switch is melted so where would I get new?
More relays need methinks!
by simmit
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: fuel pump fuse
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

fuel pump fuse

I have a intermittant fault in that the fuel pump sometimes does not run. I am fairly sure it is a relay base fault as taking the two relays out and putting them back in gets the pump running again. I will take the bases out and have a look at them when time permits but at rhe same time would like ...
by simmit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trunionless front supension
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Trunionless front supension

That's been discussed several times in the past - essentially it's the wrong Triumph suspension for our cars (the shape of the upright is a give-away). It's the "small Triumph" setup, as used on, e.g. Herald and Spitfire, not the "large Triumph" one used on TR6 and Scimitar. So rather underspecifie...
by simmit
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trunionless front supension
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Trunionless front supension

I'm considering subject kit from Canley:- https://www.canleyclassics.com/suspension-steering-and-brakes/trunnionless-front-suspension-kit. Firstly, I'm aware there have been several stub axle variants in Scimitars but, have all uprights been consistent over the years in respect of the upright stub a...

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