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by peter freeman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: earley pre 1968 essex oil pumps
Replies: 12
Views: 272

earley pre 1968 essex oil pumps

Just found my old pump in the garage but having been there for a long time it is dirty and will need to be cleaned before use. Finding a box to put it in will take longer - its yours if you want it Trevor
by peter freeman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: earley pre 1968 essex oil pumps
Replies: 12
Views: 272

earley pre 1968 essex oil pumps

Differences in pumps.
by peter freeman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: earley pre 1968 essex oil pumps
Replies: 12
Views: 272

earley pre 1968 essex oil pumps

Yes Mark eventually I found that the engine had been fitted with the wrong tappets
by peter freeman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: earley pre 1968 essex oil pumps
Replies: 12
Views: 272

earley pre 1968 essex oil pumps

I have one somewhere in the garage - changed it years ago but fitting the new one made no difference at all.
by peter freeman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help, scimitar won’t turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Help, scimitar won’t turnover

Start with the simple things first like trying the correct start procedure as Phil suggested - I always give couple of throttle pushes as I find that works better for me. If that does not work then is the time to look at other things
by peter freeman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help, scimitar won’t turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Help, scimitar won’t turnover

Do you know that you have to press the throttle a couple of times before trying to start to "set" the choke
by peter freeman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: S2000 seats for ss1
Replies: 6
Views: 246

S2000 seats for ss1

and Bright - colour clash with the Sabre which is the next car to need new seats, the orignal leather ones are ok but not liked by the driver
by peter freeman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to forum. Ex 6A Owner & RSSOC Member from mid ‘80’s. Looking for another now in Australia.
Replies: 7
Views: 198

New to forum. Ex 6A Owner & RSSOC Member from mid ‘80’s. Looking for another now in Australia.

I don't think there is any asbestos in Scimitars - maybe a bit stuck above the exhaust silencers in the SS1 range
by peter freeman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil additives
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Oil additives

Moly is the only additive I would use
by peter freeman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Screen washer pump GTC
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Screen washer pump GTC

Cheap to buy a "fits all pump" rather than play around with the old one. Yes it will have brushes but a bigger problem will be in getting a water seal for it - between motor and impeller.
by peter freeman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: parts from other makers ?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

parts from other makers ?

Most of the parts come from other cars - they may be modified before fitting though. There is a publication available from the club "alternative parts list"
by peter freeman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member / SE5 GTE 1973
Replies: 16
Views: 462

New Member / SE5 GTE 1973

There should be a green/blue wire between the sender and the gauge - yours is obviously not "standard". Original wiring drawings can be found here :- https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Wiring.htm Welcome to the club.
by peter freeman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: front wiper motor parking switch
Replies: 0
Views: 84

front wiper motor parking switch

My wiper just keeps going when the screen is very wet so I need a new parking switch - I think it is part number 520160 - can anyone confirm please
by peter freeman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member, Scotsman Living in Ireland
Replies: 9
Views: 381

New Member, Scotsman Living in Ireland

Blue is just he plug leads - if the ballast resistor is duff then i would expect the engine to fire when cranking then fail to continue. If you don't have a strobe to check the spark can you smell petrol coming out of the exhausts. Its going to be one or the other I think - lack of petrol or spark

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