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by TrevorG
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Bonnet woes
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Bonnet woes

Is it just me (that immediately shows my age), or do scimitar bonnets get stuck regularly? I've seen quite a few threads with non releasing bonnets recently. So, the little grey cells started to whirr again, as I'll shortly be putting FEB's bonnet back......if we are worried it might happen to us, w...
by TrevorG
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - SE6
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Wanted - SE6

I know some will disagree, but I second what rebel alliance has said. The last 6a cars had a lot of 6b improvements and yet the trusty essex engine. Tis why I repurchased the 79 built car I originally bought new in 80.
I also agree to liking a manual overdrive over an auto box.
by TrevorG
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tiny choke circlip
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Tiny choke circlip

If you can't get the circlip, a spring clip would suffice. Plenty of sellers on eBay of all sizes. I bought a metric and a bs set and one fitted mine as I did exactly what you did!😁😂 (not sure which size).

They came from china, thought nothing to loose as so cheap.....and they arrived in three days!
by TrevorG
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Electrical problem

For some reason, the rear interior light wiring takes the longest route, so if you need to check for continuity, remove rear panel and the wiring for the light comes out of the rear light loom and disappears up the nearside rear pillar. The earth here is a common problem!
by TrevorG
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Bargain MGB GT
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Bargain MGB GT

If only i had a couple of spare days to sort it, I'd have taken it! Great find 😁 Reminds me of when I nearly took this scimitar restoration on https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSF-High-Tensile-Grade-R-Self-Colour-Steel-Fully-Threaded-Bolts-1-4-5-16-3-8/113027041714?hash=item1a50efc9b2:m:m81jk65Fm7l48mvF1J...
by TrevorG
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: BP petrol pump nozzle
Replies: 3
Views: 241

BP petrol pump nozzle

Rate of flow on pumps is set by the mechanic who fitted them.....it can be easily overridden by the garage manager. If it's a busy garage, they tend to tweak them up to a stupid rate to get more vehicles through (profit driven). My mate who owns a garage hates people messing with the flow rate as he...
by TrevorG
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ians GTC rebuild. Now she runs.
Replies: 85
Views: 9213

Ians GTC rebuild. Now she runs.

From my limited knowledge of taking ignition switches apart and cleaning them, it seems to be the radio switched connection that fails first. If you are brave, you can disassemble the switch.....do it in a plastic bag as the springs and ball bearings will fly everywhere! Just cleaning the contacts b...
by TrevorG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: Black Dashboard Top 5a
Replies: 4
Views: 417

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: 25
Views: 1175

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: 24
Views: 538

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: 304

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: 304

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: 304

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: 409

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: 409

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 ...

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