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by toomanysabres
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe aluminium radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 4148

Re: Coupe aluminium radiator

Iain fitted this to my Sabre Six when it was converted to wishbones
It had the fan included and I think he had the temp probe boss added prior to delivery.
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by toomanysabres
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Puddle and Marker Lights.
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: 6a Puddle and Marker Lights.

They are not shown in the diagram in the Autobooks manual but are in the 6b/GTC circuit. Maybe only on later cars when 6a was morphing into 6b don't really know.
Anyway attached is a grab from my 6b diagram
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by toomanysabres
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6a Puddle and Marker Lights.
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: 6a Puddle and Marker Lights.

They should be connected between a purple/white and a purple.
The P/W is +12 with all doors closed and goes to earth when you open the door. The plain P is a permanently fused +12.
by toomanysabres
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Alternative carb for 1400 Sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 2234

Re: Alternative carb for 1400 Sabre

Numbers like that are the internal venturi choke sizes
by toomanysabres
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: A new generation: Our son Tristan
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: A new generation: Our son Tristan

Congrats from me. Hope the first face he sees is Mummy not the scary bunny :wink: :D :lol:
by toomanysabres
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 662
Views: 70223

Re: Look what came in the post today

Definition of a bargain. Something you don't want at a price you can't refuse. :D
by toomanysabres
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 112216

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

This is amazing. I don't know much about coupes, but looking at the floor I suppose you have a pair of 6V batteries under the rear seat and a spare wheel in the bottom of the boot? So where does the fuel tank live? FYI A normal standard coupe has a 21-gallon tank high up at the back of the boot und...
by toomanysabres
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What's the strangest sound you've heard from an engine?
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: What's the strangest sound you've heard from an engine?

Only last week I gave a lift to an old lady in the BMW. It's a very quiet car inside and I soon noticed a very faint high pitched whistle. It was linked to the throttle. When I pressed down slightly on the throttle the frequency went up and when I backed off it came down so definitely related to the...
by toomanysabres
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Why a Ford Oil Filter is Best for the Essex
Replies: 53
Views: 8689

Re: Why a Ford Oil Filter is Best for the Essex

One thing not mentioned is the canister drain down. Cheap ones are more likely to drain and therefore have a longer period at startup before the pressure is up.
by toomanysabres
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lots of cranking before starting - normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 3615

Re: Lots of cranking before starting - normal?

I know it's more expensive but Cohline hose will be fit and forget.
by toomanysabres
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lots of cranking before starting - normal?
Replies: 25
Views: 3615

Re: Lots of cranking before starting - normal?

Check the two small wires on the starter motor. The ballast bypass may be cracked/broken. Heat from the exhaust roasts the wire and the pvc goes brittle. I have had this on several 5a's but also on a 6.
by toomanysabres
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Binning brake PDWA
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Binning brake PDWA

myredscimitar wrote:I couldn't understand how anyone could design a system that meant you had to bleed the brakes just to change a brake light sensor.
Keith
Try Reliant with the old Sabre & Coupe :mrgreen:
by toomanysabres
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 444
Views: 29559

Re: What is it

One of those nasty French city cars. Saw a couple last weekend on the Champagne rally. Sounded like a mobile cement mixer.
by toomanysabres
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel guge damping
Replies: 28
Views: 2501

Re: Fuel guge damping

The Smiths very slow hot wire ammeter gauges used for temp and fuel are the ideal companion for the much faster bimetal toggling voltage regulator. They also iron out the fuel slopping about syndrome.
But try a 100microfarad capacitor at least 24volt rated. Maybe tantalum type as they are small.
by toomanysabres
Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A rare book?
Replies: 9
Views: 1155

Re: A rare book?

Not exactly rare as it is/was available through the club shop. Not sure whether copies are still available. However, we cannot condone the copying of a copyrighted publication - sorry. Also, I think we might have had a limited run of reprints commissioned but not sure about that.

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