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by myredscimitar
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Crickley Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Crickley Hill

Saw a bright orange GTE at the Air Balloon roundabout at the top of Crickley Hill this afternoon around 1300 ish. J reg I think. Too fast to get my camera out.
I was on foot, out for a walk on top of the Cotswolds, just going for a half way beer.
by myredscimitar
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 21
Views: 666

fuel pump

Many years aga I had a 1.8 CVH Sierra with a similar problem. No petrol at the carb but the pump worked when off the car. Eventually ( AA man diagnosis at the side of the road) it was caused by the pump push rod from the cam being worn. AA man said he had seen it many times. Got us going by removing...
by myredscimitar
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 number plate lights
Replies: 4
Views: 251

SS1 number plate lights

These I think?????
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Number-Licen ... ect=mobile

Hope someone more certain can confirm. I'm pretty sure these are what I bought several years ago .
by myredscimitar
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 935
Views: 109507

Look what came in the post today

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Don't you just love Amazon packaging.
Huge box for 1m length of M8 stainless stud bar😂😂

Quick estimate suggests the box is actually big enough to hold around 900 of the bars ( not that you could lift it though )
by myredscimitar
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project update still misfire
Replies: 219
Views: 18545

SS1 1800 CVH Project running but bad misfire

If you think most water is out it could be worth trying something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-WYNNS-DRY-FUEL-WATER-REMOVER-PETROL-DIESEL-ENGINES-CAR-325ml/311969508899?hash=item48a2d4ee23:g:XKwAAOSwpOBZzOJV&redirect=mobile Seemed to work for me a few years ago. Quick, cheap and easier t...
by myredscimitar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gloucestershire Local Shot Blasting
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Gloucestershire Local Shot Blasting

Thanks Andy, just sent them an enquiry.

Found another place just outside Tewkesbury I'll try as well.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gloucestershire Local Shot Blasting
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Gloucestershire Local Shot Blasting

One for Scimjim / AJL I guess. Any recommendations for shot blasters in the Gloucester / Cheltenham / Tewkesbury area? My SS1 failed MoT this morning, holed rear suspension trailing arm. I have a good spare pair ( e bay several years ago ), but would be better to blast and coat before fitting I thin...
by myredscimitar
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6b Power steering hp Pipe removal ???
Replies: 23
Views: 2262

SE6b Power steering hp Pipe removal ???

Long time ago since I did this job, so the details are a bit vague now. What I do remember is that the only way I could get a spanner on the union's was to do all of them, but they had to be done in the correct order to get access. Can't remember what order now of course, just go for the " easiest "...
by myredscimitar
Fri May 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar mileages before lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Scimitar mileages before lockdown

Bought my 1400 SS1 about 14 years ago, I've done around 45,000 in it so around 3000 a year. Then I bought my 1600 about 10 years ago, since then I've done around 48,000 in it, so a bit less than 5000 a year. So an average of around 8000 a year between them. I retired about 6 years ago, so the averag...
by myredscimitar
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Electric windows

This morning I removed the door card to investigate the wiring. The switch and wiring across the door gap is obviously OK, 12V at the motor connector when the switch is pressed, the 12V " moves " to the other connector when the switch is pressed the other way. Motor does not attempt to turn though. ...
by myredscimitar
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Electric windows

Just had another look inside the switch and at the wiring diagram. The " missing " contact is a red herring.... looking at the switch nothing can have moved and a closer look shows that the two earth contacts within the switch are electrically connected within the switch anyway, looking again at the...
by myredscimitar
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Electric windows

OK, so I have found the inline fuses, thanks Jim. Totally invisible from the small side panels, but when I eased the heater / radio centre section forward found them hiding high up. One of the fuses found melted ( why I wonder? Probably next part of the attempt to sort the windows ) Replaced the fus...
by myredscimitar
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Electric windows

Thanks for the replies. Jim's photo makes the fuseholder look really obvious, however I have just had another look at my car and I just can't see it / them ( I'm assuming there are two, one for each side as the wiring diagram ) Can't see any relatively heavy grey wire either. How easily does the hea...
by myredscimitar
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1740

Electric windows

Hi all Thought I would take advantage of the enforced lockdown time to investigate my passenger side electric window failure. No 12V found at the centre switch by the handbrake , so I assume the inline fuse has melted / failed. I seem to remember reading on here some long time ago that the inline fu...
by myredscimitar
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Revenge of the Scim
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Revenge of the Scim

Of you are worried about getting the stat housing out ( I was!!! ) something like this lets you relocate the switch somewhere accesible. This isn't the one I used, but similar.

https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/aluminium ... using-32mm

Keith

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