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by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Windscreen wipers SE6
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Windscreen wipers SE6

Firstly, can anyone tell me whether the tube from the nearside wheel box to the offside wheel box should have a bend just before it enters the wheel box? Pretty sure it shouldn’t - there should be one gentle curve just after (?) it goes through the firewall. A quick look at the parts list will show...
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 868
Views: 84522

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

I’ll say it again though - nothing wrong with the stock flywheel and clutch. At least they work...
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 868
Views: 84522

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Have you still not fitted a sodding tacho?
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: HT coil wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 83

HT coil wiring

I wouldn’t expect the alternator to generate that much heat? You may have (inadvertently) moved the coil from a position where it sits in “stale” hot air to one where there is some movement past it - I suspect there are hot spots under the bonnet as air moves in odd ways around irregular surfaces. I...
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Another petrol tank
Replies: 137
Views: 5739

Another petrol tank

As to solenoid current draw, around 25-30A or so but if you get the big clunk it’s unlikely to be the starter push button.
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Another petrol tank
Replies: 137
Views: 5739

Another petrol tank

Failure to turn is either it isn’t throwing the solenoid far enough to actual make the high current contacts (pinion teeth not meshing with the flywheel - fixed usually by turning the crank a bit with a ratchet in the front pulley) to a different spot on the flywheel bit could also be a sticky/lazy ...
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Another petrol tank
Replies: 137
Views: 5739

Another petrol tank

It’s either a lack of feed, lack of earth or a diff starter then.
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Another petrol tank
Replies: 137
Views: 5739

Another petrol tank

Flat battery?
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: HT coil wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 83

HT coil wiring

OK - generally I'd expect the feed through the tacho to go to the positive of the coil, then the negative go to the dizzy but as the Accuspark also needs a supply, it looks like it goes "across" the coil according to this: http://www.accuspark.co.uk/fitting_guide.html Capture.JPG Ignore their "tacho...
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Temp sensor - what resistance at 100 Celsius?
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Temp sensor - what resistance at 100 Celsius?

Propshaft wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:07 pm
scimjim wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:25 pm
Sorry - misread that, why don’t you just use the proper Smiths sensor?
where to buy in Germany??
Nigel at QRG will send the right part to Germany no problem.
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: HT coil wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 83

HT coil wiring

Oh - daft question time. V6 or straight six? Original wiring/components (points)?
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: HT coil wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 83

HT coil wiring

Sounds like you've got a ballasted coil on a non-ballast system?
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: HOW MUCH ?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

HOW MUCH ?

Close enough a guess as anything, as a Winter set.
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: HOW MUCH ?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

HOW MUCH ?

I'm not sure UK prices will be of use either, as there's a lot more over here...
by philhoward
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 2 Rod Gearbox Clutch Boot
Replies: 3
Views: 38

2 Rod Gearbox Clutch Boot

Just had a nosey and there looks to be 2 for a Lotus Cortina (or 60's Fords anyway), one square, one not-so-square and about £30 each? Assuming I'm looking at the right thing as I don't think I've had one fitted to a car!

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