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by scimjim
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Members' Business Services
Topic: Gloster Storage Solutions
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Gloster Storage Solutions

Currently we have one space (car left last week to begin rebuild after 3 years storage) with another becoming available at the end of this month after winter hibernation. The next space will probably be in 6 months time.
by scimjim
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Installing relays in a 5a
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Installing relays in a 5a

The images above are just from a google search - the first one has terminal numbers, the second one is to show high/low current and the explanation is in the text (85/86 are low, 30/87 are high). You have to use very specific search words to restrict the number of hits. For example, if I search for ...
by scimjim
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Installing relays in a 5a
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Installing relays in a 5a

Peters excellent wiring diagrams are here . To install a relay, the cable that takes power from the switch is used to energise the relay (pin 86) via earth (pin 85) - this is the low current circuit. A fused supply from the battery is taken (pin 30) and fed to the component when the relay is energis...
by scimjim
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4246

Curborough Pre Season Test 19th March, 2019

Somethings definitely going on - I can’t get them to embed?
by scimjim
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Croft 22 April 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Croft 22 April 2019

Hardcopy form as the online system seems to be having problems
sprint entry form 2019.docx
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by scimjim
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Leaking coolant
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Leaking coolant

Okay, so a later engine - access is improved if you remove the exhaust manifolds but quite simple even with them in place.
by scimjim
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar owners from Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Scimitar owners from Scotland

A car guy would probably have SORNd it rather than risk a fine later?

Also tax date of 17th indicates the record was updated mid-month, which isn’t good.
by scimjim
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Leaking coolant
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Leaking coolant

Is your dipstick on the front cover, or the side of the engine?

Side core plugs in the block are easy to change, the ones in the ends of the heads are harder (can be done in situ but not easy).
by scimjim
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar owners from Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Scimitar owners from Scotland

Welcome :D

Doesn’t look good I’m afraid
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And there’s obviously no MOT history online because it’s last MOt was pre 2006 or so, when it became computerised.
by scimjim
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G97 - zetec inside
Replies: 355
Views: 46516

G97 - zetec inside

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:10 pm
What’s the voltage at the CPS?

Edit - whilst cranking I mean
cant remember if I checked it while cranking but full battery voltage with ignition on. What would low/no voltage during cranking indicate other than driver failure?
by scimjim
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G97 - zetec inside
Replies: 355
Views: 46516

G97 - zetec inside

So it’s back in one piece and I fitted the alternator tensioner - but it still won’t start. Spent almost all day checking the wiring and came to the conclusion that the injector drivers are toast. I have fuel pressure and can jury rig a supply to make the injectors fire, I have continuity from each ...
by scimjim
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Trailing arms ss1turbo
Replies: 22
Views: 497

Trailing arms ss1turbo

The BMW ones (and I think most others) need modifications to the thread to fit. It would be good to pick a modern car that we might find replacements for in years to come, and fit that thread? I found the hood stiffeners and a dead trailing arm - who’s passing Gloucester on their way to Plymouth in ...
by scimjim
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub removal
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Rear hub removal

I have two diffs with bolts siezed in - been spraying them with various release agents for years (tried heat too) and they still resist the scaffold tube on a breaker bar!
by scimjim
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G97 - zetec inside
Replies: 355
Views: 46516

G97 - zetec inside

Another few hours today with Phil’s help after we’d moved everything out to get C686 out and put them all back.

Unfortunately we have a lack of fuel and a sluggish starter, so still plenty of work to do tomorrow if it’s going to make test day.
by scimjim
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: battery cut off relay
Replies: 27
Views: 889

battery cut off relay

FIA spec battery switch (which come with alternator protection and remote pull if you need) don’t bother with cheap ones, the contacts will corrode/arc and leave you stranded one day.

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