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Post by Miles Burnett » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:05 pm

Jim thanks for that . I’ll get into the garage again tomorrow. I’ve got a spare switch to try and yes there is a headlamp relay. Just got to be methodical I guess. Cheers



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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:10 pm

HNY Miles


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Post by Miles Burnett » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:15 pm

Happy New Year Mark. Hope it’s a good one and I’ll see you later this month :D



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Post by Miles Burnett » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:05 pm

Fitting replacement timing gear armed with Jim's guide close by.........The guide is really good ,it's just me :oops: . Trying to put the new gear on is proving a little more fiddly than I hoped :roll: . Keep everything in the correct position and magically each time the crank gear moves just out of line ( it's a bit like magnets repelling each other). So time to shut the garage, deep breath ,large glass of something to calm the nerves and i'll try again fresh tomorrow morning :D ..........



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Post by scimjim » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:58 pm

The trick is not to expect it to look lined up as it’s going on - line up the dots once, then ease the camwheel on, ignoring the fact that it looks a bit off and the crank wheel may move a bit. Double check dots and keyway/woodruff key alignment once fully home.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:01 pm

Great photo courtesy of Paul Stocks on Facebook
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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by Miles Burnett » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:12 pm

Thank you Jim, I’ll try fresh in the morning .



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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:26 am

Bonjour Miles
I'm sure I was following your progress but the forum seems to have forgotten.
Keep up the good work!


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Post by Miles Burnett » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:37 am

Bonjour Chris. J’espère que la confinement n’est pas trop dur au sud du pays. I fear Macron will extend it this evening and schools will remain closed until September. Our two boys are doing fine so far and at least they can play with their friends through the Xbox!
To be honest work on the car has, until now ,been very slow. Our youngest has been doing a lot of motocross training and competitions for Enduro Kid and our 14 yo does VTT so when I’m home it has been busy! Anyway that has all finished for now and the airline has cancelled a large number of flights, so the car is getting the benefit :D



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Post by Penfold13 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:16 am

Miles Burnett wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Fitting replacement timing gear armed with Jim's guide close by.........The guide is really good
I might be missing the obvious, but where is the guide by Jim?


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Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:56 am

Penfold13 wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:16 am
Miles Burnett wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Fitting replacement timing gear armed with Jim's guide close by.........The guide is really good
I might be missing the obvious, but where is the guide by Jim?
not my work but updated by me - it’s here.


Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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Post by Miles Burnett » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:21 pm

New day new effort. Cam gear replaced...Phew! Front cover replaced with new seal for the lower pulley. Engine rotated on the stand and sump removed together with oil pump pickup strainer. Both filthy and being thoroughly cleaned. Intention is to check the pencil drive and replace if necessary. I seem to remember reading a caution about retightening of the oil pump bolts on reassembly. Something about distorting the pump casing? I've had a trawl through but now can't find a mention. Was I dreaming ?



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Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:37 pm

Result - and worth taking the sump off if the pickup was grotty. Never heard of oil pumps warping - they’re probably over 30mm thick alloy with a 5mm+ steel plate underneath?


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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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Post by Penfold13 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:36 pm

scimjim wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:56 am
Penfold13 wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:16 am
Miles Burnett wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Fitting replacement timing gear armed with Jim's guide close by.........The guide is really good
I might be missing the obvious, but where is the guide by Jim?
not my work but updated by me - it’s here.
Thank you and sorry for the thread hijack!


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Post by Miles Burnett » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:44 pm

Yes I don't know where I got that from Jim, but anyway sump off , cleaned together with the pickup. Pump removed and worn pencil drive replaced and all now reassembled , bolts torqued up including front cover. I'll put a photo in when i'm a bit further on , but i'm afraid the look is rather more 'shabby chic' than to Dave Speed's standard :wink: !



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