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Post by Scotbag » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:39 pm

Hullo Everyone!

I’m very excited to to say hullo to you all and so in love with my new Scimitar. She’s a 1979 ivory white GTE with restored sunroof. In wonderful condition. I am however a complete novice, I just could not resist this lovely lady.

She stopped turning over on Thursday after 2 weeks of owning her..😂😂😂 but I’ll be asking you all for advice after I check all the related posts!

Deano



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Post by peter freeman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:35 pm

First thing I would check is the battery terminal connections - take off clean and replace



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Post by Scotbag » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:49 pm

Thank you so much for the tip Peter. She was running fine then cut out at a junction and wouldn’t start again.
She tries but never ignites. But then I could feel the power draining.
Had a good root around on Thursday night and didn’t see anything obvious. Hooked her up with jump leads to my other car and she gained power to try and turn over again. But after 30 mins of trying disconnected the jump leads and the power immediately started to drain away again.
Do you think that’s just battery issue or something more to do with ignition?

Many thanks in advance.

Deano

Oh also she’s an automatic if that means anything else!!!!



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Post by scimjim » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:35 pm

Welcome :)


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Post by peter freeman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:03 am

You should be able to get the battery checked at a local car place. You need a strobe to check your spark. Does it still have to original points or has a electronic ignition been fitted - or don't you know.



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Post by Scotbag » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:32 am

Morning Peter,

On the way to the garage to chat about the battery this morning. I feel like there is an electrical ignition fitted. Certainly the chap i night it from said that. I’ll put up a photo and you can shake your head at my engine and go pttttffffff😂😂😂



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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:41 pm

Welcome, and good luck! :D


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Post by Scotbag » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:09 pm

Mechanic popping out to me when he can. He suspects sparks. Incidentally I found six new spark plugs in the boot.
I’ll see if I can have a look at the old ones tomorrow and possibly have a go at replacing them! Gulp!
Here are a couple of pics, assuming that’s an new electrical ignition in blue.
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Post by Diyhell » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:44 pm

Worth trying a new ballast resistor. Mine went out of the blue: cheap and easy to replace.


SE6a needing lots of work...

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Post by peter freeman » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:08 am

Blue is just he plug leads - if the ballast resistor is duff then i would expect the engine to fire when cranking then fail to continue. If you don't have a strobe to check the spark can you smell petrol coming out of the exhausts. Its going to be one or the other I think - lack of petrol or spark



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Post by Brucky » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:54 am

Hi Deano,

Welcome to the nuthouse. A few Scimitar owners in Dublin, and a few scattered around the place but not too many, which makes the cars even more unusual. Best of luck in getting her up and running.

Regards,
John.



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Post by Johniewalshe » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:56 pm

Hi there, se6a owner based in west of ireland.



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Post by Scimher » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:51 pm

Did you manage to get the problem sorted?



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Post by scimjim » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:01 pm

Scimher wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:51 pm
Did you manage to get the problem sorted?
http://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopi ... 10#p492810


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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