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by Old and Slow
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in Manchester
Replies: 17
Views: 551

New member in Manchester

Sorry for not replying sooner.
The Limit was a Discoteque in Middleton, not far from Blakeley, Thursday nights were popular as they didn't charge girls any entry fee.
Then again, Cornwall was fun in those days too.
Happy days...
by Old and Slow
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Electronics
Topic: A new Arduino project..
Replies: 10
Views: 229

A new Arduino project..

IIRC I used the IRF540 in a battery power supply, because of the low forward volt-drop, but the current was less than 150mA. Perhaps put two in parallel to improve reliability? Diode clipping for back-emf is usually a good idea; If you can put an A-D input to read the pot then you can confirm things...
by Old and Slow
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1027

Project BEAST build

Sounds like you need to visit your local "Noggin" and let a few other members have a look under the bonnet. 8)
by Old and Slow
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Glossary of workshop tools
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Glossary of workshop tools

Excellent...
Reminds me, someone once said...
When the only tool in the box is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1442
Views: 165654

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

That is sooo ooo nice.
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Motorcraft Distributor help please!
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Motorcraft Distributor help please!

Yes, Motorcraft was originally specified, but the table of Ignition Advance settings I have only covers Lucas distributors - I thought the info might be useful, but not as useful as the graph you supplied!!
Philip
by Old and Slow
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Motorcraft Distributor help please!
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Motorcraft Distributor help please!

I wish the Sabre Six Manual had this level of detail, you lucky thing! :?
by Old and Slow
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: vertical link
Replies: 18
Views: 693

vertical link

Peter, Is there any sign of corrosion on the broken surfaces showing it developed progressively, or does it look like the break happened "instantaneously"? Did you hit any big potholes recently, or can you suggest anything that might have led to this? AFAIK this is the first time ever I've heard of ...
by Old and Slow
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1027

Project BEAST build

IIRC one question you asked earlier was about electronic ignition. An acquaintance has an AC Ace with the straight six engine, same as mine, and he's running a Boyer Bransden system as this keeps the points (for originality) but acts as a current booster, so the current through the points is kept ve...
by Old and Slow
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Motorcraft Distributor help please!
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Motorcraft Distributor help please!

Don't know if this helps, but according to Marcel Chichak's TDC Engineering chart of Lucas Distributors, the 31D6 dizzy on the 3-litre Scimitar engine was set as follows: 0-300 rpm 0 deg Advance 300-550 rpm 1.5 deg Advance 550-1500 rpm 9 deg Advance 1500-3000 rpm 13 deg advance These figures are in ...
by Old and Slow
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Ignition Query
Replies: 39
Views: 1550

Ignition Query

SU fuel pumps are supplied by Burlen:
https://burlen.co.uk/
Good luck with the re-commissioning.
by Old and Slow
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar se5a oil pressure feed pipe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Scimitar se5a oil pressure feed pipe?

You learn something every day.. :shock:
by Old and Slow
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar se5a oil pressure feed pipe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Scimitar se5a oil pressure feed pipe?

gtcse8 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:48 am
NPTF = National Pipe TAPER Fuel,
Bit pedantic, but isn't it Pipe Thread Fine?
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: tracking
Replies: 3
Views: 210

tracking

I don't think their computer data can be right so IMO use the data provided above and get them to ignore what the computer says. Car weights, chassis and wheel dimensions and steering geometry have all changed for different models over the years. No way can "one size fits all" apply.
by Old and Slow
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Understanding my automatic choke
Replies: 40
Views: 1370

Understanding my automatic choke

Just a suggestion -
I bought a low-cost fuel pressure gauge from Demon Tweeks which showed my pump was giving 3 psi - but do you feel confident enough to break into the fuel pipe to measure this?
I'm sure you know, messing with petrol in a glassfibre car can have dire consequences.

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