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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:10 pm

If using rubber gaskets then 2 questions

Where did you get them from
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If rubber why would you use a sealant ?


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 pm

Rubber gaskets are only worth the extra price if all the inlet gasket edges are trimmed and not protruding.
The rocker covers are flat and straight, and don`t over tighten them.

Normal "Cheap" cork gaskets are good enough if you prepare the mounting surfaces properly.

I always make certain the pressed steel edges are flat and true, then clean the mounting surfaces with cellulose thinners, let it dry then either paint impact adhesive or spray adhesive onto the covers, glue the gaskets onto the covers and then put the screws through the holes.

Once all the screws are in place I then screw the covers down hand tight with the correct LARGE screwdriver.


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Post by demonbluedays » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:16 pm

Came in the spares that Terry had got together over the years

Come to think of it I left them in the garage as well... :oops:

And I'd had a discussion over what sealant I'd use with then to hold in place to which I shrugged and thought I'd better ask opinions..


Suspect it may be useless to use sealant with them if your asking why the hell I'm thinking of using it...


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Post by Terry H » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 pm

I still have the replacement windscreen and rubber seal at home as well. Will take it over the garage tomorrow ready for you to pick up.
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Post by demonbluedays » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:25 pm

I forgot to ask as we were both on a mad one this morning, but what's going on with the propshaft? I left it there as I wasn't sure what was happening with that


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Post by Terry H » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:54 am

It's for an SE5a Tom, not your car. I'll explain next time you are here.
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Post by demonbluedays » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:58 pm

Both remaining windows and some other parts collected this morning, Not much planned really for the near future apart from daily use and slowly form a plan to paint the body and have the alloys refurbished in the spring, well ok one job and that's to change the rocker gaskets at some point to stop them weeping...


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Post by demonbluedays » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:50 pm

First bump in the road hit:
Mightys passenger side dip beam winked out of existence last night, but full beam worked fine, assuming a popped bulb element I've been out and swapped them on both sides...

To wind up exactly where I started.

Anyone got an idea?

She's got h4 upgrades lights and is still on the old glass fuse (can't see any blown but with all this rain and a mountain of jobs to do I haven't had the time to delve properly)

Anyone got an idea of what could be causing it?


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Post by philhoward » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:06 pm

More likely corrosion on one of the bullet connectors which reside down the nose.


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Post by demonbluedays » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:25 pm

Annoyance has set in,

Everything is looking a ok just like the drivers side, which means it should be lighting up...but there's just nothing....

Currently pouring over the wiring diagrams I have if anyone has an idea what else could be causing it.


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Post by Terry H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:33 pm

I can't remember if there's a relay on the SE6 main head lights or not Tom. I have a vague recollection of a relay being on either main beam or normal head lights. But can't remember which. The wiring diagram should show that.
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Post by Terry H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:55 pm

The wiring diagram I just looked at that Peter Freeman put on his Noggin site shows the offside running from the main harness with the nearside branching off it. Which would mean it can only be a connection fault or earth or duff bulbs if you have off side working and nearside not working. The diagram is for a SE6a though http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins ... wiring.pdf
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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:20 pm

Relays under the GloveBox, High beam only relayed at the factory, but good practice to relay each headlight separately :idea:


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Post by Terry H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:35 pm

I will hopefully be over the garage in the morning fitting the gear stick into the MGB the correct way round, so if you want to pop down you can use one of my garages to work in and keep dry. Try connecting the new sealed beam unit to the bulb connectors. If that works it has to be the bulb at fault. If you do come down bring the sealed beam unit with you.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:27 pm

*As standard* the relay was only on the outer main beams, the inner main beams are unrelayed, but the flow of current to them is the trigger that activates the outer main beam relay (which is the one under the glovebox)


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