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Post by Jc29cdo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:48 pm

Hi all,

Finally got round to introduce myself, I’m Jack from Plymouth and have recently purchased a 1979 SE6a. I managed to pick it from a very nice gentlemen who is also on this forum, it has been great to read through the history of this car from his past posts.

It has been sat unused for the past few years so had to be trailered back to my house. From there I have been cleaning, degreasing and jet washing the chassis to gauge what needs to be done so that it is structurally sound. Both front outriggers, side rails and the diagonal steel that connects to the main beam will need to be welded/repaired, luckily the main chassis run is sold as a rock. I have reached out to a few welders in Plymouth/Devon to see about costs, if anyone can advise of a Devonshire welder who they have used in the past please can you let me know! The suspension components will be removed and either cleaned, restored or replaced.

I have played with the engine and tuned the carbs so that it idles correctly however as it drives (very well), changes gear and stops I will put any engine work further down the priority list.

The rear lights don’t work however I haven’t had time to investigate the issue yet. My next job is to fix the windows, the window motor engages however windows do not go down, I will dismantle, free them up and lubricate with graphite powder and go from there. Hoping to get this done ASAP as I turn into a sweaty mesh with only the rear window open.

As you can see from the pictures it requires an overhaul of the fiberglass body however I will be dealing with cosmetics last. The wheels will be diamond cut to bring them back to their former glory.

I hoping to get it on the road and start a rolling restoration as I would like to use it as my daily drives.

One more question…… regarding MOT exemption does it need an MOT certificate as it turns 40 years old or can I submit for exemption without one? The last time it was MOT’d was in 2014. It will be MOT’d each year as it will be carrying my kids however it would be beneficial to be able to take it on the road to go back and forth between garages in the early stages of its resto.

Cheers all!!!
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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:07 pm

Welcome :D

If you tax it online you will be asked to confirm that it’s VHI which automatically gives you MOT exemption.


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Post by Jc29cdo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:59 am

Thanks Jim :D

Thought as much just wanted to make sure!



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Post by Jc29cdo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:31 am

Can anyone tell me what this is on a Weber 38 DGAS (red arrow)? No where within the diagrams can I find it or an explanation of what it is or what it does! Is it suppose to be connected to something?
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Post by Terry H » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:49 pm

I would think it's for a vacuum pipe from something.
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Post by Tinker man » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:34 pm

Hi,

i think it may be the Vac hose connection to the air filter snorkel which controls the summer/winter valve thingy? then again could be wrong without looking at my car.

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Post by demonbluedays » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:21 pm

As ssid above its a vac pipe but for what I'm also not sure


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Post by Terry H » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm

Not sure if it's for the brake servo vacuum pipe.
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Post by David Tew » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:34 pm

Terry H wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Not sure if it's for the brake servo vacuum pipe.
I don't think it's man enough for that. The servo is usually fed from the inlet manifold via a one-way valve.

Is that a genuine Weber or one of the many clones?


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Post by David Tew » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:37 pm

David Tew wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Is that a genuine Weber or one of the many clones?
Just spotted that it's from Fastroadcars so should be genuine. Might be worth asking them?


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Post by Jc29cdo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:54 pm

The picture above is just an example that I am using to illustrate what I have. As far as I am aware I have a genuine Weber as I have a receipt in the history folder, I will check the stamping when I get back from work to confirm though. I've asked FastRoadCars if they can advise so will see what the reply is.



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Post by Jc29cdo » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:08 pm

Just spoke to Fastroadcars and they have confirmed it's for the air filter vacuum pipe. If not required it can be blanked with rubber cap.



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Post by David Tew » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:12 pm

Jc29cdo wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Just spoke to Fastroadcars and they have confirmed it's for the air filter vacuum pipe.
Tinker man wins the prize! :)


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Post by mark rudder » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:19 am

Welcome.
I'm also a member of less than 12 months & as you have already found everyone is great.


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Post by Jc29cdo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:10 pm

Help please!!!!!

Decided to check the roll over bar and mounts today, I expected a few issues so here goes.... the bottom triangle mount had completely degraded and has come loose, the other issue I have is that the bar itself has rusted away around the highest seat belt mount (see pictures). How do I weld the two tubes back in place at the higher seat belt mount? Do I cut out the fibreglass? And what’s the best way to repair the bottom?
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