Complete confusion, wiring,firing

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Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Post by Oddjobber23 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:48 am

Hi, I also have been to different car meetings as I have been a bit of an impulse buyer where cars are concerned, and I joined all the clubs for those particular cars. I must say though, this is the friendliest and most helpful club I have had the pleasure to join, it is almost worth buying this overpriced shed just to join. Anyway, I notice that the coil in the wiring diagram is a 9v, the one I bought is a Sparkrite coil/ballast. I bought this from Ebay and when I checked the compatible motors it said it was the right one for my car, and I even gave him my reg' to be certain and he confirmed it was correct for my S plate SE6a, have I knackered my motor before I even get started.
Regards, Alan



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Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Post by scimjim » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:51 am

Old and Slow wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:24 am
A picture's worth a thousand words. - thanks Peter.
Shows my confusion over the White/Yellow wire so ignore what I said!
no, you were correct. During cranking the coil gets full battery voltage. That comes from the starter motor solenoid, bypassing the ballast.


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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).
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Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Post by scimrick » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:22 pm

Hi Alan
I've had IT issues last few days so only just seen the thread. As t'other Richard (RJUDCSX) says, I am the Norfolk area Noggin Secretary and contactable via the links in Ard's post above.

Hopefully we can arrange to meet up, I'm in centre of Norwich but can often seen up on North Norfolk coast!

Regrettably we have had to cancel Noggin meeting due tomorrow Tuesday 18th August.
cheers
Richard



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Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Post by gtcse8 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:28 pm

Oddjobber23 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:48 am
have I knackered my motor before I even get started.
Doubt it Alan

Just follow Peters excellent wiring diag and you can`t go wrong, assuming most of the wiring is still in the car??.


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Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Post by Oddjobber23 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:59 pm

Hi, well the white wire supposedly the ignition wire has been extended with a black wire, and the wire to the distributor is now white, so basically it is a case of hope for the best.
But I must once again thank you all, one for the help and two for being so welcoming to a complete novice.
I had to buy this car anyway because in 1976 at the tender age of 11 I saw a Scimitar and I promised myself that one day I would own one and drive it proudly. Unfortunately this was the only one I could afford and the previous owner has really gone to town pulling everything out and what he has returned to the shell is all over the place.
Regards, Alan



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Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Post by scimjim » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:08 pm

Worth taking the time to repair and/or replace any dodgy wiring with the right colours - it’s a weak point on just about any 45 year old car, not just Scimitars.


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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Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Post by Old and Slow » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:08 pm

I'd suggest making a list, so that you can work through it a bit at a time.
Getting the ignition working is a good place to begin.
Good luck, remember - there are no silly questions, only silly answers, but we try to avoid them, usually!! :D


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Complete confusion, wiring,firing

Post by Oddjobber23 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:21 am

Hello, I would like to thank all of you for your assistance I really am very grateful, and it has helped me work out whether I am going to bother with it or not.
Regards, Alan



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