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by gordonmc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Power steering rack woes

This is by way of a thank you to Mark (gtcse8) and to let contributors know the outcome of work carried out. There were problems getting a Speedi Seal of the correct size. Even though suppliers suggested they had them on the shelf on their websites I would need to order a custom made one from the US...
by gordonmc
Mon May 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Power steering rack woes

I have taken a look at Speedi Seals and they seem to be the answer to my problem.
The size charts indicate I might be able to avoid machining but will take further advice.
Thanks for the tip.
by gordonmc
Mon May 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering rack woes
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Power steering rack woes

This is primarily directed at Mark gtcse8 but it may have wider interest to forum members. It concerns a leak of power steering fluid from the rack on my 1976 Se6a. The leak appeared to come from where the column enters the rack housing. A couple of years ago I acquired a seal kit from Mark and afte...
by gordonmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Seat Diaghragms

Found the invoice in my paper pile.
Bought from ANG as an un-branded item, but it has the manufacturer's part number AHA7878.
Bought from the ANG Ebay shop.
by gordonmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Seat Diaghragms

Mark wrote: Gordon is there any manufacturers details embossed into it?.
Pretty sure not but I should have the invoice at home. Will check.
by gordonmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 1635

Seat Diaghragms

I found an MGB diaphragm which fitted the frame of my SE6a quite well.
Drilling of additional holes in the frame was needed and the clips were replaced. If I remember correctly they came as a kit with the rubber.
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by gordonmc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine, preserving for long term storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Engine, preserving for long term storage?

I am in the process of winterising my boat engine and will be using ACF 50 on exposed surfaces. It comes as a spray for larger areas but for especially vulnerable components it is also available as a grease. Advice to dry out waterways seems sound. Unfortunately no help to me because the engine is s...
by gordonmc
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine misfire, & cutting out, ask the Guru,s.
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Engine misfire, & cutting out, ask the Guru,s.

I had the same symptoms with my '76 SE6a. After going through the obvious steps of checking for fuel vaporisation, air leaks at the carburettor etc. I turned to the ignition system, changing the coil and ballast resistor. The only thing remaining was the electronic ignition so I replaced the Lucas s...
by gordonmc
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Road Tax Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Road Tax Help

You need to change the taxation class from PLG to "Historic Vehicle" which I think is a case of filling out the relevant section of the V5C, and handing it in at the Post Office: https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles/apply-for-vehicle-tax-exemption They should be able to give you a free tax disc, se...
by gordonmc
Mon May 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Not exactly a bright spark.

To close the loop on this, problem solved. In the last few weeks I have been concentrating on launching my boat so the Scimitar has been neglected. I just pretended it wasn't in the garage as I dragged out sails, outboards and the rest. Anyway, the boat is now on its mooring so I turned to the car o...
by gordonmc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Not exactly a bright spark.

To clarify, the earth ring was reattached to the wiper body when I put everything back together.
by gordonmc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Not exactly a bright spark.

Thanks for your observations. Much appreciated. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the ring terminal with a black wire might be needed to be earthed (originally bolted to the wiper motor per chance?) for the electronic ignition. The ring terminal did go to an earth strap on the wiper body. T...
by gordonmc
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Not exactly a bright spark.
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Not exactly a bright spark.

Ok. I confess. It was me. The car was running sweetly before I decided to tidy up the engine bay. I took the wiper motor off and before removing the coil I took a pic to remind me what went where. I also labelled the leads to various terminals: 20180324_142422.jpg On putting everything back together...
by gordonmc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fuel pipe fittings?
Replies: 20
Views: 2134

Fuel pipe fittings?

I replaced the lines front to rear with Kunifer, a bit of a struggle but that should last forever.I made all the connections with Andy’s Biohose with the correct stainless clips.Hopefully that will last a long time. I was never a real fan of the nylon pipe and it would be pretty old by now anyway. ...
by gordonmc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Brush-painting
Replies: 27
Views: 3602

Brush-painting

Another with memories of RePaint. I did a mini which was given to me because the rear subframe was lace. After replacing the subframe I painted the thing in orange and found I had a suprisingly solid little motor. The RePaint did its job but selling the car was near-impossible whith prospective buye...

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