Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

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Post by halfpenny » Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 am

The bottom ones are like my Lucas aux lamp mountings.



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Post by scmarf » Sat May 12, 2018 6:52 pm

Thanks both. I'm thinking maybe something like ....
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bracket arrangement?
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Post by halfpenny » Sat May 12, 2018 9:26 pm

Looks right.. I know the shape cunnigly gives just enough room to swing an open ended spanner through 65ish degrees so you can do up the bumper bracket nut, but it's a tight squeeze. Unfortunately I cannot get at my car just now. I don't have the small bits, but they may have been lost.



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Post by scmarf » Sun May 13, 2018 12:38 am

The main thing is I now know the assembly sequence:
1) Install bumpers and over riders to body.
2) Install front cross-member to bumpers and over riders.
3) Install front side panels and attach wiring.
4) Install grill.
5) Install headlights.
6) Install engine.
7) Install radiator.
8) Weld rear diagonals.
9) Attach exhausts.
10) Buy a ticket for Scimfest to help celebrate 50th anniversary of the GTE.


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Post by scmarf » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:04 pm

Well it seems there should have been a 2.1 and 2.2 in the above list: 2.1 When replacing the headlight, I realised it was in need of some TLC so it was dismantled, wire-brushed, rust converted and painted before replacement - and then - obviously - you don't just do one do you?! 2.2 Tidying up the wiring in the engine bay is a lot easier without the engine in the way. I have now almost finished the investigation stage (checking wiring diagram in book, drawing a mini diagram for the front wiring, cleaning exposed wires so colour codes are visible and un-looming as required. Conclusions so far:
  • The relay at the front is for the air-horns, not cooling fan as I had assumed (fan circuit is standard).
  • In line fuse at front is for air horns.
  • Spot/fog light colour code is non-standard because it is retro-fitted.
The fog/spot relay case is broken (see photo) so I would like to replace it in a more suitable place. :?: Here is a question: :?:

Where does the standard SE5a spot/fog light relay go?
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Post by scmarf » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:05 pm

OK. No response about the relay position. Let's try another question:
Whilst trying to work out the best plan for tidying up the front loom, I noticed:
  • the earth ring terminals (see photo 'front wiring' above) are too small for the fastener on the right side of the new crossmember
  • I could not locate a home for the rusty P clip in the centre of the loom (see centre of picture 'front wiring')
It then occured to me perhaps the loom is routed across the top of the nosecone? However I still could not identify a fastening point for the P clip. Does anyone know or have a photo of the inside of a standard SE5a nosecone showing the wiring?


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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:20 pm

I re-loomed mine, so don’t know where it all went originally.


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Post by scmarf » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:53 pm

I'll have a look in the front of the SE6a and see if I get any clues.


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Post by Rev Light » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:20 pm

I'd try and get rid of those horrible blue chock blocks , if you can, as well.

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Post by scmarf » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:20 pm

On it Rev! :wink:

The wiring I can work out but why the hell do the earth loop terminals not fit the captive bolt hole in the front crossmember and where did the P clip go?


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Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:38 pm

Do the Earth rings attach behind the horns?


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Post by scmarf » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:56 pm

scimjim wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:38 pm
Do the Earth rings attach behind the horns?
Interesting. This car has air horns and the standard horns are missing. Perhaps that explains it.

I got my friends Holmes and Watson around to sort out the 'P' clip:

'I can't see where the clip can go Holmes'
'I've told you before Watson, you're looking with your eyes but not seeing with your mind. Try again. What do you SEE man'
'But there's nothing there but a bit of old paper stuck to the inside of the fiberglass - no idea why'
'Ah! now continue. Your brain has given you a clue'
'By jove Holmes - you're right! Its not paper at all - its looming tape! But that puts the loom just below the central grill screw - and judging by the rust mark in the loom it puts the 'P' clip .... exactly at the scene of the crime! It must have fled from the back of the screw!'

Shall I give up the day job? :D :(


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Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:15 pm

New business venture?


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