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by peter freeman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Some cooling questions please
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Some cooling questions please

I have always ran with 82 and summer is coming !. We have a couple of "fast" Essex's up here which have to be ran with a 70 deg thermostat
by peter freeman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Some cooling questions please
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Some cooling questions please

I agree with Phill - have the fan on when the ignition is off and all you would do is cool the water in the rad - not the engine. I am not fond of the Rew pot and prefer the 5 cooling system layout to the 6s.
by peter freeman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: sabre rear light unit rubbers
Replies: 19
Views: 333

sabre rear light unit rubbers

Looks like it might be the only solution in the end - I might even try Ford if all else fails.
by peter freeman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: sabre rear light unit rubbers
Replies: 19
Views: 333

sabre rear light unit rubbers

Anyone know where I can buy a pair of rear light unit rubbers from. The car is now 27 year old and the rubbers must be perishing. The units themselves are ok but I would like to keep a pair of rubbers which hold the lenses on to the units in my spares. Full units are available but I don't need a ful...
by peter freeman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Lucas instrument voltage stabilizer 12V to 10V - replacement of old thermal with new electronic solid state regulator
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Lucas instrument voltage stabilizer 12V to 10V - replacement of old thermal with new electronic solid state regulator

The meters themselves are damped ( being bi-metal ) so being without capacitors does not seems to have any effect on the ones I have made/used.
by peter freeman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Lucas instrument voltage stabilizer 12V to 10V - replacement of old thermal with new electronic solid state regulator
Replies: 22
Views: 761

Lucas instrument voltage stabilizer 12V to 10V - replacement of old thermal with new electronic solid state regulator

I sued a TS7810 which I pop riveted into the original housing - this reg is now obsolete but plenty of replacements available from such as ebay. Sorry for he poor photo quality and the rust on the can but it was a trial fit - centre pin is folded backwards as it is connected to earth. Proper done jo...
by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Smith Industries "EVE 1101/01"- module in dash (SE5a) ...another 10V voltage stabilizer? (but this time in the dash)
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Smith Industries "EVE 1101/01"- module in dash (SE5a) ...another 10V voltage stabilizer? (but this time in the dash)

If its the low fuel unit Jim there will be four connections on it green/black, green/orange, LT green/green and earth
by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Smith Industries "EVE 1101/01"- module in dash (SE5a) ...another 10V voltage stabilizer? (but this time in the dash)
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Smith Industries "EVE 1101/01"- module in dash (SE5a) ...another 10V voltage stabilizer? (but this time in the dash)

I took my regulator apart and cleaned out the inside and fitted a 10 volt regulator in with a pop rivet - I have a photo of it somewhere but cannot find it. The regulator is for the temp and fuel gauges and one does them both so why you have two I don't know. Its normally behind the dashboard in a l...
by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a development
Replies: 16
Views: 469

5a development

if you look at the wiring drawing you will find he three headlight set ups and the chassis numbers affected https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Wiring.htm - why did they change - perhaps the electrician just got bored
by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a development
Replies: 16
Views: 469

5a development

There are three headlight configurations which can be traced by the chassis numbers and of course the very early cars ( 5's ) had a different gearbox and OD ( better in my opinion )
by peter freeman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

As Jim says the wing solenoid is redundant and is only being used to junction the cables if you remove it you will either have to fit a longer cable down to the starter or find another way to join the cables together. remember the junction has a lot of current going through it so it needs to be good
by peter freeman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

That lead is probably the eureka bypass wire for starting or more likely the solenoid has been done away with and a newer type of starter motor fitted with the solenoid part of it
by peter freeman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 17
Views: 784

MOT exemption

I will still try to get mine done on schedule - don't want my MOT's in the winter, took long enough to get them all lined up in the summer
by peter freeman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 720

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

note that there are three different headlight wiring configurations for the 5A's depending on the chassis numbers

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