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Post by rebel alliance » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:51 pm

Whats wrong with it Roger i can take a part off one of my 6a's to get you going



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Post by manny » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 pm

forgive my ignorance...i am intending to spectate..on the Sunday ( just got my SS1 healthy again :D ) ...are there decent burger\hotdog vans there!!


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Post by swoakes » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:01 pm

manny wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 pm
forgive my ignorance...i am intending to spectate..on the Sunday ( just got my SS1 healthy again :D ) ...are there decent burger\hotdog vans there!!
Yes food van is on site


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:17 pm

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Whats wrong with it Roger i can take a part off one of my 6a's to get you going
Thanks for the offer, but that's the problem really - if it had gone bang and a wheel fell off, I could say "right, that's the problem, let's fix it", but like a lot of these problems, there isn't a clear smoking gun, just hunches, guesswork, and progressive deduction/testing.

What happened is that as I got about 2/3rds of the way up the A34, I started to feel a just perceptible misfire as I accelerated past slower traffic. I carried on, thinking I would investigate it later. Then it started to get a bit more noticeable, becoming a bit more of a "jerk" in those circumstances. I know the Peartree Services north of Oxford sell V-Power, so I thought I would call in there and give it a treat, to see if that perked it up.

Then as I decelerated to take the sliproad off to the junction, it suddenly started misfiring very dramatically, jerking and jolting through the drivetrain and slowing dramatically as I went down the sliproad with my hazards on. Fortunately I managed to just managed to carry enough momentum to get off the first exit from the roundabout (A44 northbound) and crawl into a field entrance just off the road in the cycle path, where the car expired and was reluctant to restart/run. A bit of investigation showed that I did appear to have a spark (though perhaps not very lively) and did have petrol in the carb. Nothing appeared to have fallen off or been misplaced. I couldn't find my "hotwire kit" (probably buried under the camping gear).

So at that point I rang the RAC.

Further investigation showed that the inside of the dizzy cap was a bit grubby looking and the electrodes past their best, so I cleaned it out but that didn't make much difference. I've now fitted my spare, and a spare rotor arm, but I don't have any points. I've ordered new ones of all three from Burton Power (note - it's a Bosch dizzy) Unfortunately, they didn't have any condensors. I do have a spare coil (mine is non-ballast) that I can try too.

I'm following that route, simply because it feels like a problem I had before in that area on another car. But it could be something else - maybe fuel, who knows?


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Post by rebel alliance » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:53 pm

Hrmmm had that as i left the mot station last year....in my case it was one of the spade connections to the ballast on the wing i had been moving the loom about and loosened it..it appeared to be trying to restart but only becos it was getting power to the coil from the starter wire for a few seconds .have a look you may be lucky



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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:47 pm

I don't know why you didn't get it brought up here on the yello taxi, any of us could have mended it for you?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:11 pm

Well, you might *think* you could have mended it for me - I admire your confidence, bearing in mind that the actual fault is still unknown. From my perspective, stuck at the side of the road watching the sun getting lower in the sky, the safer option seemed the more sensible. There's a risk that continuing with a dead car could have just been digging me into a deeper hole.


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Post by stevmale » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:58 pm

Hello .
Both Scimi's still not moved for a another year.
The wife as just said lets go tomorrow and cancelled their horse event.
Just nipping the to cash machine.
how much is it for 2 at the gate


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Post by scimjim » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:59 pm

Result :D

£10 each on the gate.


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Post by stevmale » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:21 pm

Hello Jim.
Thank you for the info .
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steve.


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Post by ScimmyMike » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:05 pm

Sorry to not see you there Roger, hope you get it sorted soon and same with the other SE6a.

Big thanks to all that attended over the weekend, great to chat with Scim friends as ever, thanks also to those working unseen behind the scenes making it all happen once again. sorry about Sunday mornings showers, think the Met Office must have missread my email.


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Post by stevmale » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:43 pm

I would like to echo my thanks.
It was a good example of sincere honest enthusiasts.
And as my wife said " have you noticed that the scimitar drivers smile & laugh others don't "
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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:35 am

Big thanks to the Curborough committee organisers, and volunteers, they were the guys and girls that worked tirelessly to make the event a success 8)

Another fab Curborough, thanks to Peter Smith our Comp Sec who did a grand job of pulling the compies, the new club running the sprint HDLCC, and the rssoc factions together and making it all work. Brilliant job 8)

Nice to see old friends again (some of you are really starting to look old :lol: ) and make some new ones.

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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:11 am

+1

Thanks everybody for your hard work. Another great Curbs weekend.

I’m sure the attendees would love the Sprint Commentator to reprise his role next year, though some of the competitors may have a different view :lol:

Seriously though, great job Craig. Entertaining and informative. :lol:


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Post by PeterSM » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:15 am

I would like to echo thanks to all, those that helped me when I asked stupid questions (you know who you are!) but especially to Craig for supporting me and stepping in to do the commentary (what it lacked in accuracy he made up with humour!)


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