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by peter freeman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Front hub bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 125

Front hub bearings

Its the outer dims that are different from anything else on the market.the rear bearings are "standard"
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ss1 won't start query.
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Ss1 won't start query.

More likely the coil but I have had a dizzy fail Mark Wilson had spares but don't know if he has any left.
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Front hub bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 125

Front hub bearings

Reliant only and not cheap -available from the club traders. Took one to a local bearing shop who said they could get anything but after two weeks trying admitted defeat
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine replacement for kit car
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Engine replacement for kit car

Depends on how much you are willing to spend on the engine - chances are to start with it will need a ( steel or alloy ) timing wheel - new rubbers and core plugs although they are not expensive - I would be inclined not to buy a engine I had not heard running. Perhaps he is willing to sell it on co...
by peter freeman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 30
Views: 810

wiring loom

My best guess at the moment is that the new starter dogs ( two high torque motors tried ) do not line up with the ring teeth - fitting he original motor - if it works will I think clear out all the other possibilities. There is a solenoid in the circuit - fitted to the motors not a remote one.
by peter freeman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Lockheed style servo modification
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Lockheed style servo modification

I have tried the servo 180deg out and as recommended - I could not detect any difference in operation.
by peter freeman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 30
Views: 810

wiring loom

Old and Slow wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:08 pm
You didn't say where you clipped the jumper leads at the engine end, so it might be a problem at the earth straps between the engine and the chassis?
Straight to the engine and to the open end of the motor +ve which I disconnected from the battery - its a new 8mm cable.
by peter freeman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 30
Views: 810

wiring loom

Latest update - I now have a serviceable original Lucas starter motor to fit - maybe Monday if the weather is good to me, in the meantime I have had to order a new plug for the radio in the Sabre as the original is intermittent - things tend to go wrong at the same time don't they - for the moment I...
by peter freeman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 30
Views: 810

wiring loom

The starter works fine off the car - will try to resurrect the original starter when I feel the urge again.
by peter freeman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 30
Views: 810

wiring loom

New cable down to the starter and a cable directly from the battery -ve to the engine. I have been sitting thinking about it and realised I have had similar problems before once in the 70s with a NSU when hot the starter would not turn the engine - the fix for this was to slacken the starter and re-...
by peter freeman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 30
Views: 810

wiring loom

OK for the moment at least it has beaten me - new starter fitted today and no difference. If I power the starter by another battery the engine turns about 1/4 way then stops and the jump leads get warm. The engine turns easy enough by hand. So new starter and different battery and its just the same ...
by peter freeman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: wiring loom
Replies: 30
Views: 810

wiring loom

Just a quick update as I have been out playing today for a short while. Instruments have come back to normal but only after I confirmed it was the -ve that was intermittent - came good again while I was playing. Engine does not turn - looks like the high torque starter is faulty as I tried starting ...
by peter freeman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Anybody in touch with Duncan Walker
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Anybody in touch with Duncan Walker

He came down here for a village show maybe two years ago and at the time he had the charger off for repair - not see him since
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition light staying on
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Ignition light staying on

Sensible
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear hub removal
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Rear hub removal

Not sure what you want apart - but there are four bolts which hold the back plates on to the trailing arms - they are accessed from the inside and you have to move the half shafts out to get at them. what a good engineer would do is fit the bolts the other way around - through the back plates to the...

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