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by SRF
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Bond Equipe GT4S.
Replies: 85
Views: 14192

Bond Equipe GT4S.

Thanks for your comments David, I feel that sick at the moment, I can't face the prospect of working on the car again. I have thought about the salvage, there are a lot of very good parts on the car but again I don't fancy breaking it up. The big problem is the dash. I am sure they were made by Bond...
by SRF
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Bond Equipe GT4S.
Replies: 85
Views: 14192

Bond Equipe GT4S.

This is probably the final update for the the Bond Equipe. The restoration was 98% complete and was sold. The completion was delayed whilst I was waiting for a man to fit a new cover on the webasto type sunroof. I had decided to get an expert to do it, this was because if I made a poor job it would ...
by SRF
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Bond Equipe GT4S.
Replies: 85
Views: 14192

Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

I think I have found why the PO gave up the restoration. He had done repairs to the windscreen frame but got the rake angle wrong. Even though I had trial fitted the passenger door, prior to painting it was a nightmare to get it to fit right. I will have to repaint the areas I have made alterations....
by SRF
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: no oil pressure.
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

Re: no oil pressure.

After ages I finally fitted the new oil pump. I think I have found why it came loose. The small bolt that holds it to the bearing cap was too long. It was bottoming out and not holding the bracket tight. A shorter bolt cured the problem. I managed to fit the dizzy one tooth out, but when refitted it...
by SRF
Fri May 05, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: no oil pressure.
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

Re: no oil pressure.

Thanks Peter and the rest who kindly offered advice. The pump is a dual rotor type and when I took the end plate off there is little wear evident. Is there much gain in fitting a high pressure version??? I am also surprised that the pick up pipe isn't fitted better into the pump. I wonder how the pe...
by SRF
Thu May 04, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: no oil pressure.
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

Re: no oil pressure.

Sump dropped, everything looked ok until I saw that the oil strainer pipe was loose as it goes into the pump and must have been sucking air. Is it just pushed past the o ring, which needs replacing. It looks as though i have the newer pump. So fI will fit a new one as well
by SRF
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: no oil pressure.
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

no oil pressure.

I have started my scimitar several times over winter, and moved it around. Last week when I started it the oil pressure gauge read 0. I stopped the engine and disconnected the pipe to the gauge. Turned the engine over no oil came out. I took the dizzy off and pulled out the hexagon shaft. Even thoug...
by SRF
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Bond Equipe GT4S.
Replies: 85
Views: 14192

Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

A long overdue update. I spent what time I had in the winter sorting out the wiring behind the dash. All the wires now have bullet connectors and everything is ready to replace the dash when I am ready. I have cut out and then welded repair sections into the skins of both doors. A considerable amoun...
by SRF
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs
Replies: 662
Views: 46740

Re: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/SRF_photo/IMG_20160810_1634571.jpg This is the mess I found when I tried to trace the wires behind the dash. There is a total of 5 in line fuses, the feed to the radio has 2 in series. One of the fabric covered wires is the feed to the radio. The other fabri...
by SRF
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs
Replies: 662
Views: 46740

Re: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs

There is a mystery in the wiring to the ignition switch. all four colours match up, but there is a strange old looking cloth covered wire going from the ignition feed (white) to something I cannot find and a similar wire probably the return to the accessory wire (white/blue) so in effect bridging th...
by SRF
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs
Replies: 662
Views: 46740

Re: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs

Thanks Jim, it has a column mounted switch, with 0, I, II, III. There seems to have been a problem with it in the past. the 4 wires Brown feed, white/blue accesories, white ignition feed, and white and red starter solenoid. had been butchered and joined together with a double screw block. Even thoug...
by SRF
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs
Replies: 662
Views: 46740

Re: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs

One problem that has puzzled me for a time is that something drains the battery when the car is left for some weeks. I fitted an isolator to the battery assuming it was the clock draining the battery. Whilst at the Mot I noticed that when the ignition key is in the accessory position some functions ...
by SRF
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs
Replies: 662
Views: 46740

Re: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs

Thanks Roger. If and when I do it I will probably have hardened valve.seats fitted
by SRF
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs
Replies: 662
Views: 46740

Re: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs

Another MOT under the belt. Poor car has only done 15 miles since the last one and 10 of them were trips to the MOT station. Sensibly I really should sell it, but having driven it again I just love it and know that I won't get the money it is worth. One concern is that I noticed a wisp of steam from...
by SRF
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs
Replies: 662
Views: 46740

Re: 1971 Scimitar SE5 Journey to first MOT for 13yrs

Well after a pretty rotten 12 months, during which I did little or no work on the Se5 or Bond. Sadly my wife had a stroke and is pretty well house bound, and I am her sole carer. I managed a couple of hours in the garage only to find she had fallen. The same happened when I went for petrol in the sc...

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