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by giddo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Steamy GTC
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Steamy GTC

Hmmm. . . ..... the idea of AirCon in a GTC is amusing. Have any of you chaps tried putting the hood down, remember it only rains in first gear.
by giddo
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1466

Ignition cut out

I once had a similar fault that was eventually traced to the coil breaking down, mostly when hot. I'm even thinking of moving my Scimitar coil to the side of the engine bay, so here's hoping your new coil zonks it.
by giddo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New EU Design rules
Replies: 22
Views: 1951

New EU Design rules

I read in the media that, because of accidents involving pedestrians and electric cars, our friends in Brussels are planning to introduce new laws that will require all new cars to make a noise - where will this leave Rolls Royce ?
by giddo
Sat May 25, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: Stainless Steel Door hinge mountings
Replies: 107
Views: 18853

Stainless Steel Door hinge mountings

Hi Mark,
I've just come across this thread, I too would like a set (2 doors) for the GTC
Contact via PM or to :-
mike@giddmania.org
by giddo
Tue May 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody

Outcome Car now all back together again and O/D now perfect. The rearmost of the three bolts holding the gearchange assembly to the tunnel was loose. I'm certain over time the rod for left / right movement of the gearlever was progressively pushing the switch away leaving it de-activated. My thanks ...
by giddo
Tue May 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Glove Box Lock
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Glove Box Lock

Result
I had one kind offer via PM from Richard Pelluet ( we exchanged PMs ). My thanks to him for the offer and info. The problem now solved as I've found a spare key in the usual cardboard box of mysterious unidentifiable bits that came with the car.
by giddo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Glove Box Lock
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Glove Box Lock

My GTC needs another glove box lock (and key ). The boot and the glove box are the only secure places on a convertable car.
Anything that will fit considered. PM or E-Mail giddo45@btinternet.com
by giddo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Steering Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 797

GTC Steering Lock

Thanks to Terry H and rebel alliance, In the end I found a local locksmith who specialises in autromotive stuff and he got the broken bit out and made new ignition keys to suit I will post the full story in a day or two............
by giddo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Warning! 25A switch won't handle 18A for long.

A couple of points occure to me on reading the above 1) was the 25A rating on the switch AC or DC ? AC current is much easier to switch as it will fall to zero (usually) 100 times a second limiting the arcing time. Arcing causes burning of the contact faces which results in higher contact resistance...
by giddo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Steering Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 797

GTC Steering Lock

Today the ignition key broke leaving half in the lock. So far I've removed the wheel, multi-switch and instrument panel, I've unplugged all the cable bunches and undone the top clamp holding the column to the cross-tube so its dropped down a bit. Can anyone advise on how to remove the lock / switch ...
by giddo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody

Sorry chaps, my mistake. Exploded diagram of gear-change found in section G transmission - why did I not look that far down :oops: I was out in the car this evening, about 30% of the time O/D fails to engage, hitting the gear-lever towards my left knee usually brings it IN. Otherwise change to neutr...
by giddo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody

Thanks a lot Phil, My electronic copy of the 6a manual does not include that drawing and searching on this forum did not turn up any helpful info.
Am I right in thinking there is not a Manual for 6b / se8 ?
by giddo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

3rd gear position back of rod catching side of underbody

Apologies if I'm too far off topic here but can someone tell me where the overdrive inhibit switch ( sensing 3rd/4th) is on an 84 GTC ?
by giddo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Weber 38 Dgas
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Weber 38 Dgas

My thanks to all contributors above, useful reading for me. I’d better go & look at my carb.
by giddo
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member from dorset! 1970 SE5
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

New member from dorset! 1970 SE5

Hello Jacob, Pleased to have you on board, new Dorset members always welcome, hopefully you will be able to be at some of the Dorset noggins, these are usually held in Piddlehinton under the leadreship of James Donnelly (contact details in Slice). At the moment I can't square your protestation that ...

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