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by myredscimitar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Upton on Severn Blues Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Upton on Severn Blues Festival

Not a very detailed sighting I'm afraid. About 30 minutes ago, leaving the Blues Festival, a Scimitar pulled out of the car park. Dark, so I didn't get any detail. 6 I think, probably a dark colour.

Really good festival, lots of good music, lots of beer, good weather and a great atmosphere.
by myredscimitar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Ignition circuit

scimjim wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:42 pm
I’ve had an intermittent light before - flexible circuit board contacts were corroded. Try tapping the dash?
Started with a few gentle taps and progressed to something a little more violent. No light though.
Ordered a new DVM, should get it tomorrow so I'll have another poke around then.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Ignition circuit

Just when you thought I'd gone away!! Went to the Autoelectrician in Innsworth. He had a recon alternator on the shelf for " not a lot more " ( his words ) so I bought it. Fitted it this morning .... still no ignition light!! Can't check voltages because my DVM has stopped working. Unlike yesterday ...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Ignition circuit

AJL Electronics wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Just mend yours, Innsworth is not so far from you.
This is the man I guess?

https://thestarterbay.webs.com/contact-us

I'm out that way tomorrow anyway, I'll drop it off and see what they can do.
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Ignition circuit

This the one I want? https://www.amazon.co.uk/ALTERNATOR-LRA00460-54022147-F042A06007-D46446700/dp/B07GRPLT83/ref=sr_1_40?crid=3CLAWTNNATPJ&keywords=ford+escort+alternator&qid=1562095901&quartzVehicle=36-511&replacementKeywords=alternator&rnid=419157031&s=gateway&sprefix=escort+alternator%2Caps%2C21...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Ignition circuit

That's two votes for dead diodes then. I had just about convinced myself the alternator was at fault, but then got sidetracked by my non functioning flying lead. What alternator do I need then? Don't even think about suggesting changing diode packs, tried that once a few years ago ( when I had the 6...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Ignition circuit

I’m slightly confused by the “split” on the brown/yellow wire? I thought it was a single wire from loom into the small spade? Sorry Phil, that's me not being clear. As you say it was a short single wire from the loom to the spade, but I split it and crimped a spade connector in to make it easier to...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Ignition circuit

Hi All Thanks for the replies Phil and Andy. If I can't get to the bottom of this myself might have to take up your offer Andy. Just having another look. The bit that has me totally confused: Ignition off, brown / yellow wire from loom to the small spade connector at the back of the alternator split...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 747

Ignition circuit

Electrical numpty here, finally found a bit of time to look at the ignition on my 1400. Symptoms: No ignition light. Split the small wire from the loom to the alternator and checked: Ignition off: 12V on Alternator side, 0V on loom side. Ignition light off, that's OK because with ignition off there ...
by myredscimitar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Stuck bonnet and ignition

You're a star Trevor.

A bit of forceful pushing down from a largish son and the catch popped open.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Stuck bonnet and ignition

Before you look at anything else 're the bonnet, just try getting a friend to press down on the bonnet (both sides) whilst pulling the release. It often helps a sticking catch! Thanks, Sounds a simple thing, so worth a try before anything more complicated. My son is calling this evening, he's a big...
by myredscimitar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Stuck bonnet and ignition

Hi all What's the best way to release a stuck bonnet? I've just read the recent thread re adjusting the cable, but that involves opening the bonnet and I can't. I have tried pulling the release lever as hard as I dare, don't want to break anything and make a bigger mess. The passenger side catch has...
by myredscimitar
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Petrol hose ( again )
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Petrol hose ( again )

A couple of weeks ago I noticed some cracks appearing in the supply hose to the fuel pump, replaced about five years ago with what I thought was good quality hose ( labelled R9, see photo ) I bought some Cohline from AJL and finally got around to replacing it today. A couple of thoughts, most of the...
by myredscimitar
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Electrical problem

Thanks Roger
Will have a look tomorrow sometime.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Electrical problem

After several months of trouble free driving my 1400 has developed an electrical fault, which I hate as car electrics are not my strong suit! All working as normal yesterday, however today I have no ignition light or " brake test light " when ignition switched on. Checked brake fluid level, reservoi...

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