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by Peter S
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Timing
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Timing

Owners handbook states 9 deg at 900 rpm (vacuum off) [which I forgot - it makes a significant difference :oops: ]
by Peter S
Sat May 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5428
Views: 352636

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

At a steam rally! Proper cars and racers!
by Peter S
Sat May 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: STEAM ANYONE ??
Replies: 82
Views: 11521

STEAM ANYONE ??

Saw this at a steam rally today it looked wonderful.
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by Peter S
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre 1400 just added
Replies: 69
Views: 3806

1.4 K series Sabre update

With regard to the erratic tickover I found it did settle down at bit with regular use. I also found that if you put a bit of weight on the engine when idling, putting it in gear and lifting the clutch slightly (I know it's bad practice but) it produced a smoother tickover. I wonder if it maybe due ...
by Peter S
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Calculation of force
Replies: 17
Views: 1621

Calculation of force

Multiply kg by 9.81 (gravity) to get to Newton's IIRC a Newton has very approximately the same mass as an apple! (1/4 lb)
by Peter S
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Congratulations and commiserations to Elizabeth's Dad
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Congratulations and commiserations to Elizabeth's Dad

Jim has had a 2 page article published in the April edition of Car Mechanics but all about woe's with his Skoda. Two queries why did you not name your reliable 46 year old classic (SE5a) and why not stick with it and replace the head? after all the work done. Best of luck with the Volvo my 16 year o...
by Peter S
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre 1400 just added
Replies: 69
Views: 3806

1.4 K series Sabre

Be aware the owner's handbook it's full of wishful thinking about what they hoped to do (once they had used up the old stock) :!: I think I still have mine which I could donate to a good cause. Please also be aware of the fuel return pipe. On the Rover application it's 3" long and connected to a ste...
by Peter S
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Great Western classic car show 9/10 Feb Bath & West Showground
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Great Western classic car show

I understand that the Moonraker noggin (Wiltshire) organise the club stand at the June and November shows but are not exhibiting at the February one, if it's the show at the Bath & West Show ground.
by Peter S
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear seat catches
Replies: 18
Views: 1667

Rear seat catches

On my GTC you have to twist the rear seat, push on the outside pull on the inside, then the garden gate rod fits into the catches. :!:
by Peter S
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTC Fuel Sender
Replies: 3
Views: 534

GTC Fuel Sender

Graham Walkers have had them remanufactured and have them in stock or did a few weeks ago when I got one. It's a direct replacement but now digital not mechanical (it has circuit board ). It seems to work as well as the original :evil:
by Peter S
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: GTC Vert Soleil
Replies: 719
Views: 72368

GTC Vert Soleil

Dave Peek still has one fitted but IIRC he converted to a manual choke
by Peter S
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: voltage stabiliser
Replies: 14
Views: 1139

voltage stabiliser

Thanks for all the replies. As my knowledge of electronics very basic I've ordered a solid state direct replacement, which should be OK with my current 11.45v input, as it can supposedly cope with an inlet as low as 10.5v. The radio doesn't work (another wiring nightmare) so I'll give the capacitor ...
by Peter S
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: voltage stabiliser
Replies: 14
Views: 1139

voltage stabiliser

A slight hijack but - About to replace my VS and noticed I have a capacitor on 12v side. This is not on Peter's wiring diagram. I assume not necessary except possibly for radio suppression. Could somebody confirm this please.
Thanks
by Peter S
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6B engine oil leak
Replies: 4
Views: 749

6B engine oil leak

I've recently replaced mine due to oil leak. Just 2 bolts to undo (from underneath) did not even have to disconnect the fuel lines and no oil leak- at least from that area! BUT the previous time I tried the operating rod seemed to be stuck onto the fuel pump (possibly due to lack of use?) so I chick...
by Peter S
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 1976 SE6 GTE
Replies: 5
Views: 906

1976 SE6 GTE

I think it behind the glove box, accessed from underneath, but others will know for certain.

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