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by chips01
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

UPDATE. What a fantastic Club this is. I have had two Club members volunteer to help with this problem of mine. One a qualified mechanic working on Scimitars for the last 20 years and the other well versed and knowledgeable in the problems and operation of Scimitars for many years. They agreed to vi...
by chips01
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

rebel alliance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Been here with a 5a a few months ago after a master cylinder change took days to find my problem and yes i know this is a 6a..so what exactly are your brake pipes made of ?
Copper or copper alloy
by chips01
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

gtcse8 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:10 pm
chips01 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:05 pm
(awaiting manifold gaskets)
Which ones Keith?.
The large inlet to heads gasket or the Oblong Carb to Manifold ?.

I have large stock of gaskets and kits if I can be of help.
Mark
Large carb to inlet manifold. My carb base was slightly distorted. Have manifolds on the way thanks.
by chips01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

So the brakes can only be bled if the engine is running and the servo is operating correctly? Correct Keith, up to the point that the servo operating will help push any stray pockets of air out of the system, which is why when you stamp on the brakes you get some operation. Without the servo operat...
by chips01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

ard126k wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:01 am
When you say the m/c was bled do you mean bled on the bench, before fitting?
Alex.
Yes bled on the bench and has also been bled separately in the car.
by chips01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

Noooo. I cannot believe it. So the brakes can only be bled if the engine is running and the servo is operating correctly?
by chips01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

scimjim wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:50 am
Are the rear wheels locking? Rear wheels appear fine.

Does the amount of pedal travel reduce if you pump it?
After 10/15 pumps pressure does seem to build but only raises pedal by about 1-2 inches.
by chips01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

Is the engine running and can the servo be heard operating from inside the car??. Is the engine running and can the servo be heard operating from inside the car??. Have a replacement servo which appears to be working fine but all brake work is being done with engine stationary as carb is undergoing...
by chips01
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Front brake operation

What would the group feeling be of the amount of movement in front brake caliper piston when brake pedal is depressed ? I am at my wits end. New lockheed master cylinder (bled), new caliper pistons and seals, new brake flexis, new brake fluid, all brake line blown out, replacement brake balance valv...
by chips01
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake servo adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Brake servo adjustment

Are we talking about the locating pin for the master cylinder? If so, it needs about 1mm gap to the end of the recess in the master cylinder. Too close and it could prevent the calipers or wheel cylinders releasing. That’s what I’ve set it at multiple times, and never had a problem. Many thanks for...
by chips01
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake servo adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Brake servo adjustment

Is there a procedure for setting output shaft from brake servo. I have swapped my old servo for a secondhand unit and I cannot find any information re the setting of servo output shaft.

Many thanks,
by chips01
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 38Dgas fuel return
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

38Dgas fuel return

Can you actually see into the return pipe, the hole may just be blocked with crud. The hole MUST be in the BRASS pipe, not Ally. The "disk" is the other end of the pipe, the end that's in the base of the hole in the ally. It's an integral part of the brass pipe stub ??? Not on the pipes I have pinn...
by chips01
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 38Dgas fuel return
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

38Dgas fuel return

Close the float and blow through the bottom pipe, there should be air coming out of the top. Very strange in deed as I have never come across this before. And the brass pipe is Deffo a factory fitting as you can clearly see the distorted ring in the alloy at the base of the brass tubes. I cannot th...
by chips01
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 38Dgas fuel return
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

38Dgas fuel return

As Jim says, it's a very tiny hole (may even be smaller than 1mm) - it would be quite a lucky shot if you managed to get a pin thin enough, into the hole at the opposite end of the brass fitting. I presume it's designed that way to allow the delivery pressure to be maintained, while allowing excess...
by chips01
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 38Dgas fuel return
Replies: 28
Views: 1637

38Dgas fuel return

Are you sure it’s not drilled through? If it has a brass fitting it should be (although it’s a very small restrictor hole). If it’s not drilled, it should just be the alloy boss. I have tried 1mm probe and the centre is closed. I was about to install an electric fuel pump and I was going to rely on...

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