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by philhoward
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex starter motor connections.
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Essex starter motor connections.

I thought it was a spade for the solenoid and the threaded post is for the Ford “push and click” type connectors like on a coil.

It’s a while since I’ve had an Essex engined Scimitar in my hands though..
by philhoward
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Sabre bodied SS1
Replies: 28
Views: 680

Sabre bodied SS1

No.7? FB is Feb 1985 build IIRC?
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by philhoward
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lucas switch 35976 column
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Lucas switch 35976 column

Holden Vintage are in the U.K. - that’s who I thought was being referred to?

Edit: crossed posts with Jim :D
by philhoward
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Understanding my automatic choke
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Understanding my automatic choke

The “Petrol King Fuel Saver” is a regulator (which is what the consensus it needs) - but having had one that didn’t regulate the pressure :evil: it could be that it isn’t regulating anymore.. only way to know is get a fuel pressure gauge on there.
by philhoward
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Lucas switch 35976 column
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Lucas switch 35976 column

Tried Graham Walker and QRG?
by philhoward
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Trialling Chat
Topic: Trial SS1
Replies: 65
Views: 15374

Trial SS1

Even a factory roll hoop would improve things a little - but not as far as a full cage. 12 weeks lead time, £900 (in round numbers) before you ask :D
by philhoward
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Understanding my automatic choke
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Understanding my automatic choke

If you’ve got a fuel pump that activates with the ignition key, someone has fitted an electric pump. Some (not all) will need a pressure regulator otherwise it will simply flood the carb by keeping the float level too high or overcoming the float valves completely as a worst case.
by philhoward
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fuel tank sender
Replies: 41
Views: 999

Fuel tank sender

Given the accuracies of both units and measuring devices then that’s within the margin of error in my mind to match the values you posted earlier; 20-ish to 250-ish Ohms. Still doesn’t mean it’ll behave correctly though.. the correct sender is available new from QRG but as you’ve said you won’t be p...
by philhoward
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Heater circuit bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Heater circuit bleeding

How do you know it’s an airlock? The “in” and “out” pipes are only separated by a small flap inside the side tank of the matrix - hitting it with the pressure of a hosepipe at mains pressure has been known to bend them and provide a short circuit path for hot water. Equally the valves are known to s...
by philhoward
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fuel tank sender
Replies: 41
Views: 999

Fuel tank sender

I’m still after some resistance readings if anyone is able to measure a sender for me? :) I had it measured 5 1/2 years ago hence could confirm the TR6 unit resistance values are about right: http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9498&p=290446&hilit=Sender#p290446 It was Lucas, no...
by philhoward
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Now a diagram of the cooling system please
Replies: 61
Views: 2218

SS1 1800 CVH Project Now a diagram of the cooling system please

1800 is totally different- previous pics showed it being (I think) an early 1600 head hence why the cam and crank don’t line up on a stock belt.
EDIT: just looked back and it’s the 88SM6090 1.6 head
by philhoward
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's 78 GTE
Replies: 193
Views: 29798

Manny's 78 GTE

Do you have a timing light with an adjustment on it? I’ve seen some where you can “dial in” an offset.
by philhoward
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 613
Views: 55097

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Mikey prefers to make his own path.. :mrgreen:
by philhoward
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 613
Views: 55097

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

reliant-reviver wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:41 am
Blimey. Front wheels, back end and drivers head all pointing in the expected direction, a rare occurrence for the Cornishman
Ah - but one dead cone behind him :P
by philhoward
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fuel tank sender
Replies: 41
Views: 999

Fuel tank sender

They’re not bolt on senders- the bolts are for the clamping plate that does the same job as the bayonet.

At least that’s what Don Pither told me when I collected mine.

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