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by TrevorG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Black Dashboard Top 5a
Replies: 4
Views: 311

FS: Black Dashboard Top 5a

I'm beginning to realise that anyone restoring a scimitar will end up with them!
by TrevorG
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: My dad's SE6b for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 505

My dad's SE6b for sale

Just remember.....it hasn't sold for that money....what something is worth is never what someone will pay, higher or lower!
by TrevorG
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive clutch type
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Overdrive clutch tyoe

If you have no luck, or if you want to do this prior to oil change....you can take the plate off the bottom of the overdrive unit and check the magnetic strip, the base filter, and if feeling strong, the pump filter. It's amazing how much crud gets there and affects the pressure.
by TrevorG
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Stuck bonnet and ignition

Brilliant news....grease/oil it all before dropping the bonnet though!
by TrevorG
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Stuck bonnet and ignition

Just tell him to go gently whilst you feel the lever, it may just be the strength of the spring catch preventing the lever mechanism working and this is all that needs relieving. I've managed this on many jammed bonnets and boot lids. Hope it works for you!
by TrevorG
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Stuck bonnet and ignition

Before you look at anything else 're the bonnet, just try getting a friend to press down on the bonnet (both sides) whilst pulling the release. It often helps a sticking catch!
by TrevorG
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Who says tractor engineering is agricultural
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Who says tractor engineering is agricultural

Sorry, shouldn't have overdone the in-board bit. My real emphasis was that tractors had disc brakes mid 50s!
by TrevorG
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Who says tractor engineering is agricultural
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Who says tractor engineering is agricultural

Just spent a fair bit of today renovating a 1956 international tractor brakes and thought it worth a mention that here is an agri vehicle with in-board disk brakes. Made me wonder why the car industry didn't catch onto this earlier? Admittedly, they are operated by concentric steel plates with ball ...
by TrevorG
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coil Position & HT Lead Length
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Coil Position & HT Lead Length

Check to see which coil you have! If fluid filled (insulated), I wouldn't have thought that mounting it on the engine would be good for it. Vibration and heat were the two main enemies of fluid filled coils when I used them on the Ducatis.
by TrevorG
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car Cover
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Car Cover

I've put pictures on previously of my scimitar that was covered while I was in hospital. My short answer is don't! We had a very expensive breathable cover, but she still bubbled all over. As said previously, a good wax is the best prep. Waxoyl the chassis etc. if worried about the underside. Enlarg...
by TrevorG
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Tape control
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Tape control

You're woofing! Seriously,I've had a lot of expensive tape decks do this, it's the auto stop mechanism being too efficient. Sometimes the pawl on the play button weakens with age so the auto stop is triggered just by tape tension from the motor. If you can dismantle and ascertain this is the cause, ...
by TrevorG
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 38 dgas anti stall
Replies: 0
Views: 84

38 dgas anti stall

Just finished reconditioning my carb and found a couple of faults. The first was easily sorted....the chokes weren't operating correctly (it's a cable converted operation). After taking the butterflies out and removing the rod, I could see it was slightly bent when not in the housing. Straightened a...
by TrevorG
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vinyl vinyl
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Vinyl vinyl

Vinyl wrap is a lot thinner than the original vinyl roofing though. Seen a lot of wraps fail due to shoddy prep. Not sure if it is wise to wrap a scimitar with the known porous fibreglass problems. It would probably need a quality paint job first if suspecting it's porous which kinda negates the cos...
by TrevorG
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Late 6a carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Late 6a carburettor

Been talking to the carb guys in Monmouth and they've said the really tamperproof dgas carbs were never fitted to scimitars as they were produced much later. As you've all said....it's just a couple of plugs/caps so at least I can enjoy more spannerwork!
by TrevorG
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Late 6a carburettor
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Late 6a carburettor

Great....many thanks. Job for rainy Friday methinks.

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