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by giddo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Glove Box Lock
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Glove Box Lock

My GTC needs another glove box lock (and key ). The boot and the glove box are the only secure places on a convertable car.
Anything that will fit considered. PM or E-Mail giddo45@btinternet.com
by giddo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Steering Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 111

GTC Steering Lock

Thanks to Terry H and rebel alliance, In the end I found a local locksmith who specialises in autromotive stuff and he got the broken bit out and made new ignition keys to suit I will post the full story in a day or two............
by giddo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

A couple of points occure to me on reading the above 1) was the 25A rating on the switch AC or DC ? AC current is much easier to switch as it will fall to zero (usually) 100 times a second limiting the arcing time. Arcing causes burning of the contact faces which results in higher contact resistance...
by giddo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Steering Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 111

GTC Steering Lock

Today the ignition key broke leaving half in the lock. So far I've removed the wheel, multi-switch and instrument panel, I've unplugged all the cable bunches and undone the top clamp holding the column to the cross-tube so its dropped down a bit. Can anyone advise on how to remove the lock / switch ...
by giddo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody
Replies: 10
Views: 756

3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody

Sorry chaps, my mistake. Exploded diagram of gear-change found in section G transmission - why did I not look that far down :oops: I was out in the car this evening, about 30% of the time O/D fails to engage, hitting the gear-lever towards my left knee usually brings it IN. Otherwise change to neutr...
by giddo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody
Replies: 10
Views: 756

3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody

Thanks a lot Phil, My electronic copy of the 6a manual does not include that drawing and searching on this forum did not turn up any helpful info.
Am I right in thinking there is not a Manual for 6b / se8 ?
by giddo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody
Replies: 10
Views: 756

3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody

Apologies if I'm too far off topic here but can someone tell me where the overdrive inhibit switch ( sensing 3rd/4th) is on an 84 GTC ?
by giddo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Weber 38 Dgas
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Weber 38 Dgas

My thanks to all contributors above, useful reading for me. I’d better go & look at my carb.
by giddo
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from dorset! 1970 SE5
Replies: 9
Views: 685

New member from dorset! 1970 SE5

Hello Jacob, Pleased to have you on board, new Dorset members always welcome, hopefully you will be able to be at some of the Dorset noggins, these are usually held in Piddlehinton under the leadreship of James Donnelly (contact details in Slice). At the moment I can't square your protestation that ...
by giddo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6a Not Starting Only Turning Over
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

SE6a Not Starting Only Turning Over

Totally right Jim, glad you spotted my deliberate mistake :lol:
I'll read the manuals I have and check the floats. I'm a trifle in awe of taking apart such a complex instrument as a Weber
by giddo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6a Not Starting Only Turning Over
Replies: 16
Views: 1585

SE6a Not Starting Only Turning Over

congrats to JC29CDO. Noticing that this thread is entitled 'not starting only turning over' may I keep to the symptom but change the target. My GTC ( Cologne with 38DCOH and K&N filter and manual choke ) exhibits similar effects. After standing for a few days it will crank fo what seems an age but u...
by giddo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Tonneau cover
Replies: 30
Views: 5958

GTC Tonneau cover

It has long been my wish to use my GTC with the hood down as much as possible. The aerodynamics are such that at all but the slowest speeds light / moderate rain will pass over the passengers. But what happens when you stop in the suremarket car park? An easy to erect cover is needed to protect the ...
by giddo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Correct GTE 6B Manuals.
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Correct GTE 6B Manuals.

Thanks Jim, the answer is as I suspected and quite liveable with - Ouch! that is the sort of grammer up with which we will not put.
by giddo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Correct GTE 6B Manuals.
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Correct GTE 6B Manuals.

This short thread prompts me to ask Jim K ( or indeed anyone else reading along) if the most relavent manual for 6b and SE8 is factory manual (part no 91602). I do have a paper copy of "the Cologne supliment" I am coming to the conclusion that there is no manual that deals with the differences betwe...
by giddo
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Temperature gauge reading low?
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Temperature gauge reading low?

Recent over heating of my GTC has caused me to to be pleased I found :- http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/scimiwiki/index.php/Fuel_or_water_temperature_gauge_calibration My guage was reading high so here's what I did >>>> some of those cheap multimeters that read Volts, Amps Ohms etc also have a temperat...

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