My midlife GTC

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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:09 pm

I would certainly agree about servicing the gearbox. I carry the gasket and the filter in stock. There is an O ring that you ought to change whilst in there. It causes slow first and reverse takeup and is a job that is quite straightforward with the sump off.


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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by guybetts » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:17 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:It causes slow first and reverse takeup and is a job that is quite straightforward with the sump off.
Now that sounds familiar. I'll be in touch l :)
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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by greeny » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:23 pm

I have never had an issue with the bonnet pull being attached to the trim panel. It's strong enough to hold the and dosent cause an issue when moving the panel.


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:48 pm

Yes, mine seem to be ok, I suspect it's only an issue if your panel starts delaminating (windscreen leak?????)


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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by Old and Slow » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:29 pm

Hi Guy,
Did you get to the noggin last night? How did it feel in the GTC?
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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by guybetts » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:25 pm

Yes, made it to the noggin in a Scimitar for the first time in 23 years :shock: :oops: :roll:

It was interesting - first journey in the dark. The exterior lighting was not so bad - yes, it's not up to modern standards but that can be fixed. It was however, pretty dark inside :?
The dash lighting luminosity was about 0.1 candle! The panel light switch was doing nothing, so that needs investigating, along with no interior lights. The wipers have stopped again...
Also experienced an issue with the door lock, which turned out to be a trim screw that was jammed in the door location catch (the additional one on the GTC) Once extracted, the door shut and locked correctly again.

The more I'm driving the GTC, the better it gets. It takes me back with the smells, sounds and rattles which are so sanitized in moderns. Maybe the draughts, frequent "features" and thirst for super-unleaded will take a little more getting used to, but I'm loving it :D

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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by guybetts » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:35 pm

Well, today started okay. Attempts to sort out some of the electrical gremlins having mixed success, but now she won't start :-(. I've not touched anything to do with the ignition, so either something has been dislodged or its something else entirely! Maybe coil or HT leads given up after being laid up for so long. It's not fuel, I can smell that! Maybe like me, she decided it was a bit to chilly to play anymore ;-)


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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:48 pm

Have you had it switched on and burnt the coil out chasing gremlins today?


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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by guybetts » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:15 pm

scimjim wrote:Have you had it switched on and burnt the coil out chasing gremlins today?
Don't think so. Didn't have ignition on for long. All I was trying to get fixed today was the wipers - again! - and the panel lights. Concluded the panel light reostat is kaput, but I couldn't figure how to get the dash front off. It seems to be held by the "blanking plug" on the opposite side to the panel light switch (I assume this is where a manual choke would be?) The plug - if that is what it is - won't budge. I've a replacement centre console carcass, so can see there is a riveted metal plate on either side, with a 'D' hole for the panel light switch on the passenger side, and whatever goes on the drivers side.

As I've been working mostly in this area, this is why I don't think the starting issue is related to anything I have done today.


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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:32 pm

Pull the rear wash/wipe blanking plug off and remove the nut and bolt under it :-)


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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by guybetts » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:05 pm

Thanks. I really must get a workshop manual :roll:


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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by greeny » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:08 am

guybetts wrote:Thanks. I really must get a workshop manual :roll:

Not much help as they are all different. My Dad's C had a rear wash wipe switch!!!!
Wiring diagram is a must though.


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
GTC drivers doing it under canvas since 1981!!

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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by scimjim » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:26 am

The workshop manual for the 6b/C was really just the service bulletin in a binder and concentrated on the Cologne rather than any of the minor detail changes. The parts manual (available on GWs site) is quite handy.


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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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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by guybetts » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:40 pm

Removed the air filter, checked everything was okay. Removed and checked the HT leads (who thought it would be a good idea to mount the alternator above the plug :evil: ), and checked the coil and ignition connections. Everything in order - turned her over and she started fine :roll:
I think she doesn't like the cold (can't blame her, I don't either)
Took her out for a drive and a smile :D

Daft question alert:
This is the cologne engine which is breakerless ignition. The distributor has a vacuum diaphragm unit and pipe to the carb. The vacuum pipe however, has been split about half way along it's length and reconnected using a small length of solid threaded bar. To me this means the vacuum is not being used. Is this correct?

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Re: My midlife GTC

Post by scimjim » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:52 pm

Yes, so you have no vacuum advance.


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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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