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Post by Ford » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:06 pm

Fingers crossed for a dry weekend.
I'm getting close to thinking about an MOT now.
Some of the jobs I need to do are adjusting rear brakes and handbrake cable, bleed brakes, refit radiator fan, refit heater fan, plumb up new radiator, refit front crossmember, adjust headlights, surround a bumper back on.
I still haven't thought about the quarterlight frames and doors, I think I'll have a go at welding up the pieces I have, but again that'll probably be after MOT.

Do you think I'll pass an MOT with unadjustable electric mirrors? :?


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Post by scimjim » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:31 pm

As long as the tester has a reasonable view to the rear, yes. They can still be adjusted by hand.


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Post by Ford » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:25 pm

After undoing downpipe nuts, it was obviously very warped like Jim suggested, so I took it off completely to file flat.
Then noticed a couple of cracks and pinholes in the weld between the pipe and 'V' piece.

A future upgrade will likely be a 4 branch manifold and downpipe, so I'd like to just get this one repaired for the short term.

Is welding likely to be a success?


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Post by scimjim » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:31 pm

It should weld okay - problem will be the pinholes, which might indicate very thin metal?

I have several spares :D


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:43 pm

Ford wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:25 pm
After undoing downpipe nuts, it was obviously very warped like Jim suggested, so I took it off completely to file flat.
Then noticed a couple of cracks and pinholes in the weld between the pipe and 'V' piece.

A future upgrade will likely be a 4 branch manifold and downpipe, so I'd like to just get this one repaired for the short term.

Is welding likely to be a success?
as a 'stop-gap' try cleaning out the area where you plan to weld and press in some exhaust repair paste

then give it a good roasting on gas cooker

but if loads of pin-holes I'd discuss options with Jim :-)


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Post by Ford » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:44 pm

Am I right in thinking that the CVH alternator ribbed v belt is an AVX10?


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:42 pm

Ford wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Am I right in thinking that the CVH alternator ribbed v belt is an AVX10?
doesn't seem correct, usually the code has the length eg 4x655, 4 v and 755 long (as an example) but don't rely on my memory as i have a belt from a montego on ours!

Montego drive belt 755 R4


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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:47 pm

AVX is a type of belt, you’re missing the length (eg AVX10-550)

Although I don’t think it’s the right cross section anyway if this pic is correct?
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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:49 pm



Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by Ford » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm

Wiper had previous worked, but after not having tried it probably since last year, will now not budge.
Switch is fine, and bypassing the delay unit makes no difference.
Removing the speaker gives a bit of a view of the motor. Still not much access, but a quick probe around the plug with a multimeter shows it's getting 12V, and other pins get 12V when the stalk is moved, which sadly seems to indicate something up with the motor.

Anything to check before I start fretting more about possibly needing to remove it?

EDIT: When I'd used it previously, the wipers would continue moving even when the stalk was moved back to the off position. Going to have a poke around at the park switch


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