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by Taggers
Thu May 28, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1978 SE6a rolling restoration project
Replies: 798
Views: 83386

Re: 1978 SE6a rolling restoration project

Interesting back panel. I could do with a new one. Mine isn't fibreglass, more "Cadbury's Milk Tray" plastic. What primer did you use?


Chris
by Taggers
Thu May 28, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Se6b Dummy Grille Question
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Se6b Dummy Grille Question

I'm amazed anyone can tell, with their new website.

I might be up for one, too.

Chris
by Taggers
Fri May 22, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism
Replies: 25
Views: 5458

Re: Se5 Gear Selector Mechanism

I used little ball joints and clevis joints. M10 stainless threaded bar is good, because once you get it bent, it stays bent.


Chris.
by Taggers
Tue May 19, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Which electronic ignition for my SE6 / ESSEX ?
Replies: 53
Views: 6056

Re: Which electronic ignition for my SE6 / ESSEX ?

I'd get a slightly bigger tap and tap it in a suitable (metric) size.

Or, if bodging- pop rivets?
by Taggers
Tue May 19, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil in the water
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Oil in the water

It''l just come out as mayonnaise, won't it?

Chris
by Taggers
Tue May 19, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex water pump
Replies: 11
Views: 1479

Re: Essex water pump

I found the "middle" bolt an absolute pig!

Have a flank drive 1/2" spanner and some heat available. Mine only came free when I was trying to grind some webs off for clearance and the heat from the grinder shifted it.


Chris
by Taggers
Tue May 19, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: PFW 337V
Replies: 153
Views: 16282

Re: New dizzy, new problems!!

How's your vacuum piping to the dizzy?

Is it low on compression or are you measuring it with a valve open?
by Taggers
Tue May 19, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ganey's SE5
Replies: 69
Views: 9648

Re: Newbie

I think I've picked up rubber hoses from Ebay.
by Taggers
Tue May 19, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ganey's SE5
Replies: 69
Views: 9648

Re: Newbie

My kevlar hoses were from QRG. I think I had to replace all of them within about 4 years. The short one at the top of the rad might still be going.

I've always used straight pipe for the carb heater, I uses a metal angle at the front.

Chris
by Taggers
Tue May 19, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition light stays on after ignition turned off
Replies: 33
Views: 2572

Re: Ignition light stays on after ignition turned off

For that alternator the brushes come with the regulator pack.

If it doesn't feel right it's probably toast, though. Or you could get a new one and rebuild the old one for a spare.
by Taggers
Mon May 18, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Modern cars don't rust, do they?
Replies: 46
Views: 4720

Re: Modern cars don't rust, do they?

Eg it has been said that toyota pratus battery's last at the very most 100000 miles after that mega money to replace. Thus king the car and cresting the need for a new one!! Toyota will change the batteries for £800. https://www.toyota.co.uk/hybrid/hybrid-faqs.json There's some amazing misinformati...
by Taggers
Mon May 18, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition light stays on after ignition turned off
Replies: 33
Views: 2572

Re: Ignition light stays on after ignition turned off

It will only draw what it needs. 120a is a waste, but it shouldn't blow anything up.

(waits for someone to tell me it will)

Chris
by Taggers
Mon May 18, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition light stays on after ignition turned off
Replies: 33
Views: 2572

Re: Ignition light stays on after ignition turned off

75 amp strikes me as quite a lot for for the SS1, but it might be. I was getting through an alternator (or at least a regulator) a year in the GTE, but THIS http://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/p ... tegory/168 has lasted 5 so far, I recomend them highly.

Chris
by Taggers
Sat May 16, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Modern cars don't rust, do they?
Replies: 46
Views: 4720

Re: Modern cars don't rust, do they?

Yeah, my golf is 15 years old and there isn't any rust on it at all. In places the paint has chipped off to bare metal, and it's bright (presumably the galv).

Worst rotter I had was a 1988 E30 BMW, at least out of "modern"cars. It ended up held together with carpet tape.


Chris
by Taggers
Sat May 16, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition light stays on after ignition turned off
Replies: 33
Views: 2572

Re: Ignition light stays on after ignition turned off

It is an A127. You can get them from a scrapper, or AES do very good new ones. They go up to about 150a on Landrovers, but a maestro will net you a 70amp one. I've got one in the garage from a Golf of all things. Because the regulator pack and bushes are so easy to swap (and about £7) it's worth doi...

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