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Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:57 pm

As some of you may know, scimrick and I came to an arrangement where he had my GTC and I had his lop-sided SS1 and a garage full of spares :D both cars were T&T but the SS1 had a cracked (and previously repaired crack) chassis and the GTC needed lots of TLC (and embarrassingly has developed a running fault :twisted:)

So, on Friday 1 June (Saturday was Andy's 18th birthday), I collected Andy from school in Suffolk in GavinR's trusty Transit with GTC on the trailer and set off for the centre of Norwich. Richard and Mrs P were great hosts (coffee AND cake :D) and we quickly had the cars swapped and van loaded for the trip home.
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Re: Megan

Post by scimrick » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:15 pm

Hi Jim,
well done, glad to see Megan has a good home.
Will catch up later with you, off to borrow a spare distributor now for checking tomorrow!
Richard



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Re: Megan

Post by scimrick » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:25 pm

Ah Megan, what a Mistress

Had me entranced,
Demanded attention,
Required presents,
Needed loving,
Had a separate residence,
Took me away from my wife,
Drank only the most expensive liquids,
Was an excuse for expensive weekends away,

Then left me for another (and younger!) man

sob, sob says Scimrick...............when will I learn about Scimitars!!!



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Re: Megan

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:32 pm

But you'll soon fall in love with her more experienced and voluptuous older sister - she's faster and sexier when she's not sulking :mrgreen:


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1600 SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
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Re: Megan

Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:10 am

Gearbox decided to die so Andy managed to get home this weekend (sports day cancelled due to rain :D ) and we ripped the engine & box out and fitted the gearbox from G97.

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Also swapped the leaky exhaust manifold (perfect replacement included in deal) and tried (unsuccessfully) to find the electrical problem with lights and lighter. Several connectors to the front lights needed replacing and we now have working reverse lights again :mrgreen:
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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1600 SS1 (G97), 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: SE6a (Katrina), 1400EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick), 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), TI SS1 (snotty), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Re: Megan

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:33 pm

After the gearbox change, the car refused to start :evil:

A quick check showed no spark (anywhere) and a wiggle whilst turning the engine over confirmed it was the plug to the ignition module thingy mounted on the dizzy. Stripped the loom and found a brittle wire with cracked insulation, so a replacement plug was found and fitted - car started straight away :D Andy got back to school in Suffolk without problems on Sunday (including a rest stop) and drove out to his girlfriends and back without problems - but it wouldn't start this afternoon (same symptoms - no spark) :twisted:

Wiggle test wont work, so an ignition module and diddy spanner will be dispatched post haste :roll:


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1600 SS1 (G97), 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: SE6a (Katrina), 1400EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick), 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), TI SS1 (snotty), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Re: Megan

Post by Gemini Bob » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:59 pm

Teething trouble Jim, all will be fine once it has done a few miles :wink:


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Re: Megan

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:46 pm

Another wiggle test worked, so new dizzy plug loom made up and will be posted tomorrow along with another module (in case it's the connections to the dizzy (but module seems to be on tight))


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1600 SS1 (G97), 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
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Re: Megan

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:57 pm

Did you use the conductive gunge on the joint when fitting it? or is that something that's not necessary in reality?


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Re: Megan

Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:02 pm

Sterling stuff Jim. :lol:


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Re: Megan

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:26 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:Did you use the conductive gunge on the joint when fitting it? or is that something that's not necessary in reality?
I didn't have any with me Roger but the stuff on there was slightly tacky still, so I wiped it around a bit.


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1600 SS1 (G97), 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: SE6a (Katrina), 1400EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick), 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), TI SS1 (snotty), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Re: Megan

Post by speedy555 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:01 pm

Makes me wonder why Im having to get worked up before a simple gearbox change! :)

Fantastic work!


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Re: Megan

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:12 pm

It's nice to have decent facilities again (even if I haven't finished moving out of the old one yet!) - hope your new place is ok Dave?


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1600 SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
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Chief mechanic for: SE6a (Katrina), 1400EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick), 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), TI SS1 (snotty), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Re: Megan

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:29 pm

scimjim wrote:
Roger Pennington wrote:Did you use the conductive gunge on the joint when fitting it? or is that something that's not necessary in reality?
I didn't have any with me Roger but the stuff on there was slightly tacky still, so I wiped it around a bit.
Thanks Jim, the reason I asked is that I carry a spare module in the car on a "just in case needed" basis, but I don't currently have any spare conductive goo, so I was just wondering if I should put it on my shopping list? I presume somewhere like Maplins might do it?


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Re: Megan

Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:40 pm



Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1600 SS1 (G97), 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: SE6a (Katrina), 1400EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick), 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), TI SS1 (snotty), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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