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by philhoward
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting woes
Replies: 17
Views: 445

Ti starting woes

Irrespective of how the "alternative" looks, it sounds like its likely to be the cause of the problems. The connector damage looks like it's suffered from a bad connection in the past, causing failure. This could have caused the wiring that used to go to it to suffer such that even if it looks OK on...
by philhoward
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 49
Views: 2075

SE6a USM 99T

Nice work, Ian :D
by philhoward
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Anyone had success sourcing OE type headlining ?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Anyone had success sourcing OE type headlining ?

Just had a look and more choices at Martrim.
by philhoward
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Anyone had success sourcing OE type headlining ?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Anyone had success sourcing OE type headlining ?

I think SE5's had a perforated or textured vinyl?
by philhoward
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: brakes getting stucked
Replies: 13
Views: 162

brakes getting stucked

Could be a delay-return valve, but you can also get residual pressure valves which keep a little pressure in the system (which could help with pad knock-back)? Back to the original issue - don't forget to inspect the cylinder bore as if it's corroded in any way, the new seals won't last very long at...
by philhoward
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: brakes getting stucked
Replies: 13
Views: 162

brakes getting stucked

scimjim wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:38 am
I presume there’s no servo?
I assumed there isn’t.
by philhoward
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: brakes getting stucked
Replies: 13
Views: 162

brakes getting stucked

It does sound like the master cylinder isn’t releasing the fluid back into the reservoir, hence why you get trapped pressure (keeping the brake switch on).

I’d say a rebuild of the master cylinder is in order?
by philhoward
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example
Replies: 17
Views: 1239

1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example

owner listed as Mr Ian Houghton on sporting-reliants.com That's Lowbrook , :) There have equally been examples of bitsa (made one from the best bits of two) cars which are genuine - one not so long back IIRC where the guy who actually did the restoration had to prove it by pictures (one late 5a wit...
by philhoward
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 200
Views: 10904

Spegru SE6a

9 times out of 10 it will be the rocker cover..
by philhoward
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 200
Views: 10904

Spegru SE6a

Rear seal can leak, but more common is the valve cover gaskets (usually where the coves have been distorted from over-tightening). Likewise the sump - if it's been disturbed at some point in the cars life.
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example
Replies: 17
Views: 1239

1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example

Would the specialist in Leicestershire be Iain Daniels per chance?
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 49
Views: 1834

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

turbster wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:52 pm
What's a SWAMBO?? :lol:
She Who Always Must Be Obeyed..
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting woes
Replies: 17
Views: 445

Ti starting woes

I’ve not got a wiring diagram in front of me at the moment but disconnect the switch from the loom, Brown to green (?), then flash brown to white/red to activate the starter motor.
by philhoward
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: My SE6a Over Heating Cure
Replies: 17
Views: 651

My SE6a Over Heating Cure

The latest Otter switches have less hysteresis than the originals (I gather) but as water flow is quite low at tickover, your fan is cooling just the water in the radiator (and quite quickly, at a guess), rather than dropping a larger amount of water over a longer time. Just a guess - but do you hav...

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