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by Old and Slow
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Wakeup Sully
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Wakeup Sully

Your comment regarding "sitting high" after jacking up until the car has been moved, is my experience too. Nevertheless, I'd pump grease into every nipple you can see until all the current black stuff oozes out of the rubber boots, especially the trunnions and the upper swivel joints; if you can put...
by Old and Slow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Tr7 V8 Megajolt
Replies: 20
Views: 1859

Tr7 V8 Megajolt

Can you use a Dremel or similar to cut a slice into the side of the knob and use a wedge (screwdriver blade) to open the knob up and get it off? Then all you'll need is a new knob?
by Old and Slow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5 /5a chassis
Replies: 22
Views: 2751

5 /5a chassis

I see Frost are selling their Number and Letter Punches at a discount this week... 8)
by Old and Slow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Battery charger problems
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Battery charger problems

Here's a circuit description, based on your photo... The centre-tapped windings on the secondary feeding two in-line rectifier diodes, which then goes to a thermal overload cut-out. The red feed wire from the cut-out goes to the Ammeter, the other side of which goes out to the battery.\ via another ...
by Old and Slow
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Chins up!
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Chins up!

Hic' I'll drink to that...
by Old and Slow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1489
Views: 116666

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

Fingers crossed it passes soon; what about a pencil and pad to draw all those new bits you'll need to make when you are back on your feet?
by Old and Slow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Gear Stick
Replies: 55
Views: 1739

Gear Stick

One of our local cheap shops sold clear plastic table cloth (useful for when the grandkids want to paint etc); it came off a roll, so any length was available and is fairly thick. Of course the shops are shut now.
by Old and Slow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 17
Views: 653

MOT exemption

Thanks for the update, Jim.
Philip
by Old and Slow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Sabre Six on a trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Sabre Six on a trailer

I only managed a glimpse, that looks like it but I didn't notice a club badge on the nearside wing.
by Old and Slow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Electronics
Topic: Simple Rev counter
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Simple Rev counter

A transformer actually works on current flowing in primary coil, to create a magnetic field which then induces current in the secondary. Of course you need volts to push the current flowing through the coil. This proposed set-up comprises a single-turn coil (the HT lead) and a secondary comprising a...
by Old and Slow
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Sabre Six on a trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Sabre Six on a trailer

This morning at 10.15 on the A322 going south through Bracknell, a maroon Sabre Six on a trailer, headlights taped for racing and a white disc on the door - John Leslie's ?
by Old and Slow
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Electronics
Topic: Simple Rev counter
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Simple Rev counter

When I did this (back in the 70's on a Mini) I used about 8 turns, wire gauge not relevant, but I used 7-strand fine wire I think.
Don't think I've still got the home-made rev counter though.
by Old and Slow
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Electronics
Topic: Simple Rev counter
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Simple Rev counter

Simplest might be a few turns of wire around the HT lead - produces a spike every time a spark plug fires. Worth trying anyway - simples - no cost approach for experimenting.
by Old and Slow
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 673
Views: 62970

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

I don't know anything about concentric clutch actuators, so this might be completely off the wall.. I think Jim is probably correct - the clutch is partially disengaged all the time, allowing slip before the wheels get up to speed. Do you find the revs take a moment to equalise when changing gear, i...
by Old and Slow
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany
Replies: 26
Views: 748

New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany

Well done on the purchase, a very nice car.
good luck with the TUV test, hoping everything goes OK.

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