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by Roger Pennington
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Ballast or Non Ballast
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Ballast or Non Ballast

Of course the test in my last post is only telling you what the coil *is* not whether it's right for the car!
You'd need to check (presumably by measuring the feed from ignition switch to coil?) to discover if there's a eureka wire there
by Roger Pennington
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Ballast or Non Ballast
Replies: 20
Views: 714

Ballast or Non Ballast

The rough rule of thumb I've always followed is that if you measure the resistance across the low tension terminals, a non-ballast coil will measure approx 3 ohm, and a ballasted coil will measure approx 1.5 ohms (the other 1.5 ohms being supplied by the ballast resistor/eureka wire as appropriate).
by Roger Pennington
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Louis Guigoz RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Louis Guigoz RIP

Sorry to hear that news, Chris. Please pass on my condolences to his family. RIP Louis.
by Roger Pennington
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Steamy GTC
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Steamy GTC

I'm a bit late replying as I've been quite busy, but a few weeks ago (during storm Ciara) I rode in an Se6a (not one of mine) which was a reminder that, with an engine running at the right temperature, and a working heater matrix, it is possible to heat the interior and have pretty good demisting, i...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Weather seized Essex
Replies: 75
Views: 3169

Weather seized Essex

:) Well, Peter, having driven the mulberry car for 37 years, and the Yellow Peril for 24, without overheating, I think we're never going to agree about that! :lol: Sadly, in the event of damage to the stat housing, lack of spares may force a change in the future. :( Even then, there’s options (assu...
by Roger Pennington
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1972 SE5a Manual OD
Replies: 2
Views: 342

1972 SE5a Manual OD

Sorry to hear you've decided to sell the car, but good luck with the sale!
by Roger Pennington
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Weather seized Essex
Replies: 75
Views: 3169

Weather seized Essex

:) Well, Peter, having driven the mulberry car for 37 years, and the Yellow Peril for 24, without overheating, I think we're never going to agree about that! :lol:
Sadly, in the event of damage to the stat housing, lack of spares may force a change in the future. :(
by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 1979 Se6a in Brightwells Auction 4th March
Replies: 7
Views: 447

1979 Se6a in Brightwells Auction 4th March

Well FWIW it's now being estimated at 3 - 4k, as usual they don't say what any reserve might be, but it shouldn't be more than 3k as that would make nonsense of the estimate.
by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 1979 Se6a in Brightwells Auction 4th March
Replies: 7
Views: 447

1979 Se6a in Brightwells Auction 4th March

Alongside the Se6b mentioned elsewhere, I notice Brightwells have also got an Aztec '79 Se6a in the same auction . For the record, they quote the chassis number as 9A61/18404705 and the engine number as SC/14633 and the reg. as UTR325T [edit - the colour code in the VIN says Aztec, but in some of th...
by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Nice SS1 on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Nice SS1 on Ebay

Just for the record, I notice that, according to the photo in the ad, this appears to be chassis number 700 (and is therefore known, according to Jim's list)

SS1 VIN.jpg
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by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 2.8 starters & ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 304

2.8 starters & ring gear

From memory, the starter ring gear is attached to the flexplate with a few short welds (shrinking it on, as with a normal flywheel, wouldn't really work with the thin sheet flexplate), so could it be that one of the welds has cracked?
by Roger Pennington
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6 Fuel Smell
Replies: 10
Views: 423

SE6 Fuel Smell

The rubber pipe joining the filler to the tank isn't the best but as the tank is being dropped at some point soon it was left till the tank is removed. I am planning to replace the rubber pipe between the filler and tank with silicone pipe if I can find some the right size. Careful if thinking abou...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6 Fuel Smell
Replies: 10
Views: 423

SE6 Fuel Smell

There is no separate breather tube - the cap is designed to vent the tank (via a small hole in the centre of the inner part). If the sealing ring is perished, then the tank may leak if you park facing uphill, due to the position of the filler. Also the rubber pipe joining the cap to the tank may hav...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Weather seized Essex
Replies: 75
Views: 3169

Weather seized Essex

Very neat. Tried to get silicone water hoses but to no avail from the guy I contacted. Would anyone know of a supplier? On that car I wanted them to be black and to be as close as possible to the original pattern, so a lot of them came from QRG (eg the one from the thermostat housing to the autocho...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Weather seized Essex
Replies: 75
Views: 3169

Weather seized Essex

Assuming that the lead you've got attached to number one, is actually where the rotor arm is pointing, and you're on the compression stroke, then that's the start point I would use, but then by juggling the plugs on the dizzy, you should be able to get them something like this: Mulberry Engine 2019 ...

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