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by Oxymoron
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Replacement heater....
Replies: 21
Views: 2218

Replacement heater....

I managed to remove and replace without touching the handbrake. I found that if you unscrew it, lift up a bit, you can then disconnect the lighter cables and unclip the gear lever leather cover. Rear seat needs lifting a bit and front seats folded flat then lift console to clear seats, turn through...
by Oxymoron
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Replacement heater....
Replies: 21
Views: 2218

Replacement heater....

ard126k wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:09 pm
Drat I thought you'd found a brilliant way to get in there without taking the handbrake cable off :cry:
My previous Scimitar had a very slack handbrake and I managed to lift the console over it!
by Oxymoron
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Replacement heater....
Replies: 21
Views: 2218

Replacement heater....

Can I just ask how you got the centre dash out without moving the tunnel cover? I'm pretty sure mine has a couple of screws at the bottom so the tunnel cover has to come off. Thanks Alex. Hi I was lucky as the base of the dash centre hadn't been screwed in, apart from one loose screw, which fell ou...
by Oxymoron
Thu May 30, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Replacement heater....
Replies: 21
Views: 2218

Replacement heater....

Well I've finally got around to taking the old heater box out. It was rusted in place, as it had obviously been leaking for a while during previous tenure and had corroded completely through the outer casing. The retaining bolts all sheared off, but it's out!...Need to sort out the remains of the ru...
by Oxymoron
Fri May 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTE for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 886

GTE for sale

Copied this from the Heritage Insurance website. "When it comes to the legalities of these old style plates, officially from April 2015 vehicles registered before the 1st of January 1975 can legally display a black & silver number plate providing they are registered with the Historic Vehicles taxat...
by Oxymoron
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tachometer issue...
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Tachometer issue...

Well I seem to have solved the problem when I got the car out of the garage for the first time this week, as I found a hidden bullet connector in the wire from the coil which was corroded.
A clean with some fine wet n dry paper has revived the rev counter.....Touch wood!!
by Oxymoron
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Practical Classics Jan 2019....
Replies: 0
Views: 694

Practical Classics Jan 2019....

In the "Your Cars" section of Practical Classics, the Car of the Month is a yellow Scimitar!...Owned by Ed Perry of Worthing....
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by Oxymoron
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 4168

Beware the car thieves

I was an insurance claims inspector until recently and virtually all household break ins were for cash, gold, jewelry and car keys! The burglars don't even bother with electrical goods these days as they're so cheap to buy and difficult to sell on! Been to plenty of burglaries where the thieves have...
by Oxymoron
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 4168

Beware the car thieves

Went to inspect an insurance claim last year where property was damaged when a masked gang forced their way into a house and barricaded the family into the dining room whilst they stole the husband's Audi R8!
by Oxymoron
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 4168

Beware the car thieves

My Nissan 300ZX back in the 1990s just had a simple kill switch hidden in the cabin...It was very effective! A determined professional thief will always take your car one way or another though! My wife's boss had an Escort Cosworth kept in an alarmed locked garage with immobilizer and tracker fitted...
by Oxymoron
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 4168

Beware the car thieves

You can get trackers and engine kill switches operated by an app on your phone now.
On your Scimitar just remove the rotor arm to put off the amateur thieves!
by Oxymoron
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 4168

Beware the car thieves

When I had a newish sports car I had an anti hijack system fitted so that the engine would cut out a minute or so down the road!
The thief wouldn't have got far!
by Oxymoron
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tachometer issue...
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Tachometer issue...

I've checked the earth and that seems ok.The bulb that illuminates the rev counter won't work if the earth is disconnected, but works ok when reconnected.
Which wire from the coil do I need to look at?
by Oxymoron
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tachometer issue...
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Tachometer issue...

Hi
My tachometer has started to stop working on an intermittent basis!
It may not be working at the start of a journey and then start working or vice versa!
What's the likely cause?

Cheers
Jez
by Oxymoron
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Kickdown cable?....
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Kickdown cable?....

Cheers!...He's got them in stock!

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