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by scmarf
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 474
Views: 45512

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Anyone have a view?
by scmarf
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5134
Views: 240613

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Double yellow lines = Bentley parking only?
by scmarf
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 474
Views: 45512

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Tonight’s teaser: Here we have two selector forks. One has done about 30,000 miles in my spare gearbox. The other is out of the SE5a which has a habit of jumping out of gear. Do I, a) Swap the sideplates and hope for the best. b) Swap the gearboxes because the engine is out and it's a bit easier (th...
by scmarf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 474
Views: 45512

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Short engine now ready to go in. Next job - gearbox - inspect and replace or repair.
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by scmarf
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Not exactly a bright spark.

Is this standard for SE6a? My ballast resistor is bolted remotely to the side of the engine bay. Under normal running conditions it provides a resistance to current reaching the coil - thus, it produces heat. Given that most people worry about keeping their coils cool, it seems strange to bolt it on...
by scmarf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 474
Views: 45512

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Blimey - nothing for over a year and then four post at once! :D . This is the spacer in question.
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by scmarf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 474
Views: 45512

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Just checked - it was 0.024 on the SE6a. That seems to be quieting down nicely!
by scmarf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 474
Views: 45512

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

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by scmarf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 474
Views: 45512

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Has it really been over a year since I did anything on this car? Well yes. Have you ever heard the expression 'stop the world I want to get off'? Some of the reason was down to a distraction called Mr Green .. http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=32842 . I achieved my goal of findi...
by scmarf
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 61
Views: 5427

SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

For those of you who havn't already seen on Facebook, Mr Green now has a new home with my good friend and fellow nogginer Martin North. Using it 6 times in nearly 2 years really wasn't adequate to keep things ticking over and as I said in the first post, this was a rescue mission and I am sure that ...
by scmarf
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Car won't start.
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Car won't start.

Long shot but it has been known (by me) - earth lead deterioration leading to excessive resistance when the starter current goes through it? Easy check - just earth the engine with a jump lead and try starting it.
by scmarf
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Car won't start.
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Car won't start.

Don't ignore the coil. They don't move and always look the same but we forget how old they are and they get pretty hot under a Scimitar bonnet. If you get a replacement, make sure it is for the ballast resistor system viewtopic.php?t=26258&start=30 :!:
by scmarf
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Car won't start.
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Car won't start.

It's an academic point as Roger has already suggested hotwiring and it made no difference but shouldn't you have a Eureka wire OR a ballast resistor?
by scmarf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition and indicator light brightness
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Ignition and indicator light brightness

'Shooting from the hip' here (as you colonials say) as I havn't checked the wiring diagram but last time I had a problem with the ignition light going dim it was simply the bulb itself 'mirroring over' due to age.

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