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by peter freeman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Thermostat Housing Pressure Cap
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Thermostat Housing Pressure Cap

I thought it was a 5 unit Mark with the pipe blanked but closer look shows no lower pipe - I wonder if its been removed and the hole filled.
by peter freeman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Thermostat Housing Pressure Cap
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Thermostat Housing Pressure Cap

I think you need to modify the rad to connect it to the expansion tank - pipe straight down to the top corner of the rad then fit a blanking cap to the housing ( or fit a 5 type housing ) and a pressure cap to the expansion tank. That's how I did my 6A. Hopefully you do not have a head gasket gone. ...
by peter freeman
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: ENGINE OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 400

ENGINE OIL

I would not buy semi synthetic oil because -

There are no regulatory controls on what percentage mix constitutes a semi, so price and performance variation will occur. Do not be mislead into thinking that the price difference on semi-synthetics is simply a marketing ploy, although it may well be.
by peter freeman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Would you consider this in your Scimitar?
Replies: 22
Views: 562

Would you consider this in your Scimitar?

I like their wording "up to 250miles range" - that's a long descent.
by peter freeman
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: trunnions 79 6a
Replies: 12
Views: 231

trunnions 79 6a

Perhaps it just needs greasing - jack it up and see how easy it is to turn the steering with no power. Surprising how many people think they are ok because the power steering disguises the stiffness.
by peter freeman
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3383

MOT changes

My MOT man says if it fails the test then you have to fix it - I did ask when I heard about the new rules.UN-roadworthy is UN-roadworthy.
by peter freeman
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 1600 gearbox on 1300 cvh engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

1600 gearbox on 1300 cvh engine?

I put one on a 1400 engine - are they that different ??
by peter freeman
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5003
Views: 199071

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

1934 Sundbeam Dawn - how I miss the leg space in the rear of modern cars.
by peter freeman
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3383

Future MOT changes

You forgot cables to them - what worries me more is if they are in the countryside what happens when they catch fire in the dry season - whenever that is.
by peter freeman
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3383

Future MOT changes

Well Ronnie just look how much pollution there is making a new car - especially battery cars - lithium from S.America etc. In a USA test of the most polluting new cars ( admittedly a few years ago ) the Toyota Prius came high on the list whereas the Jeep Wrangler came way down. Simple to build - lon...
by peter freeman
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3383

Future MOT changes

There are a lot more post 60s cars around though Roger - I think there will be substantially more MOT free cars on the road now. The insurance Cos should have no trouble with a MOT'd car given that is what they accept for cars over 3 years old now. As to Alan's shake plate worries - my MOT station c...
by peter freeman
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Headlight question?....
Replies: 26
Views: 654

Headlight question?....

With the 6 the dip should go out and you should have four main beams - with the 5 it depends on the chassis number how the headlight work - there are three different ways.
by peter freeman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Headlight question?....
Replies: 26
Views: 654

Headlight question?....

Originally they were fitted with a seal beam unit - but that was a long time ago.
by peter freeman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3383

Future MOT changes

My MOT man says we will still be able to get a MOT - if it fails of course you cannot drive it until the faults are fixed.
by peter freeman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3383

Future MOT changes

No MOT - so how long will it be before the insurance companies want a engineers report every year - I will still be taking my cars for MOT's and hope that they will accept that as a report.

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