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by speedy555
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Well at least someone thinks it looks smart, apart from me :lol: Im even spoiling you with a better picture - you an see the header tank too. Swapped the rad today,put 5l of antifreeze in, swapped the fan and let it run for 40 mins. Oil pressure cold now is about 70, and warm 15 - 20 with the new oi...
by speedy555
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Spent lots of time on the car recently, (Well 'silly ' hours over the last 3 days! lol ) but dont seem to have got far :D Checked the front suspension over, greased/painted etc, and removed the spax to free up the adjusters, and paint them up. New EBC pads fitted, and discs which were probably new w...
by speedy555
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Oh, forgot to mention, there was a thread recently about wheel boxes, a search should bring it up cheers, ....Roger Thanks roger - Your advice and pointers in the right direction have been a great help. Anyway, despite the cars history listing new wheelboxes, wiper motor and wiper rack I investigat...
by speedy555
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

GEMINI BOB wrote:I could do with a pair of rear side window seals, who stocks them and would they give a discount for a few sets?
I forgot to ask when I rang for my other bits, but was under the impression G Walkers did them, but £70+ each......may be wrong though, only what Ive read on here IIRC
by speedy555
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Well thanks to Geraint from here, now have a steering lock / key fitted, and new bushes for the column from GW. Been looking at the wipers today - They dont do a full sweep, and seem to have a lot of play in the wheelboxes I think. Ive tried the trick of turning the whhelboxes 180deg, but didnt work...
by speedy555
Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Thanks again everyone - The voltage stabiliser type thing is quite big, and under the bonnet by the radiator...so still dont know what it is? The black box turns out (I think) to be for the towing electrics - partly disconnected now! lol The steering wheel was tight all the way off the spline - trie...
by speedy555
Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Had a fairly constructive day today - Thanks to help from this forum I got my indicators and hazzards working 8) Also got my rev counter working - First of all, the wire turned out to be on the wrong side of the coil, so after correcting that I found still no joy. Decided Id better remove the rev co...
by speedy555
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Checked the gear again today, and definatley steel :D Refitted the fuel pump, and changed a couple of fuel hoses while I was at it. I then decided to just make sure it would start again! So due to there being a piece missing off the choke mechanism, I jammed a small bent 5p size piece of scrap alumi...
by speedy555
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Thanks everyone - Im not sure where the rack is leaking from roger, so decided to be sensible and power wash the old oil off the rack / engine etc, and try to see better whats going on. Just had 10 mins on it today - decided to check if it had a steel timing gear on it after reading things on here.....
by speedy555
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

Re: YHK 631S GTE resto

Right thanks! I thought the relay under the steering column was maybe the hazzard flasher - They work really really fast, but the indicators dont do anything off the stalk, so was thinking all those loose wires were for a missing relay? But Im here to learn :D Perhaps its my indicator switch, not th...
by speedy555
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: YHK 631S GTE resto
Replies: 232
Views: 21086

YHK 631S GTE resto

Well, as I have posted elsewhere I bought the car unseen off ebay on sunday, and had my first real look at the car today! It was described as basically a non runner - It certainly wouldnt start when it was collected :? , had 'some old bills' and a stainless exhaust, last on the road 2 or 3 years ago...
by speedy555
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Scimitar owner since 19 minutes ago! :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Scimitar owner since 19 minutes ago! :)

turbster wrote:Sounds like timing's a mile out, maybe somebodys had the dizzy out and put it back 180 degrees out, or even plug leads in wrong order??
Thanks - Simple things, but ones I havent checked yet....I shall have a proper look at it in the morning and hopefully get it going :)
by speedy555
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Scimitar owner since 19 minutes ago! :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Scimitar owner since 19 minutes ago! :)

Well, picked it up! Its got issues as I expected, but nothing thats frightening me yet :lol: Despite the pictures on ebay looking good, the paintwork is shocking - lots of bubbling, but very few cracks/crazing. Needs a steering lock and / or column, drivers door drops a bit etc. Lots of bills with i...
by speedy555
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Scimitar owner since 19 minutes ago! :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Scimitar owner since 19 minutes ago! :)

Hi Dave, Just over the hill from you and need my new race car stickering up soon, I'll give you a shout?? Paul. Yes no problem - 99% of my work is race cars & bikes of one sort or another! Ill do you a favourable rate of course :) Anyway, just spoke to the seller of the car, and hopefully picking i...
by speedy555
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Scimitar owner since 19 minutes ago! :)
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Scimitar owner since 19 minutes ago! :)

Perhaps it was built on a Monday by Mike ? :lol:

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