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by Roger Pennington
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ss1 SST or Sabre brake servo for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Ss1 SST or Sabre brake servo for sale

Hi Craig, If it's not gone already, I'd like that. I'll be there on Sunday. :)
by Roger Pennington
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: another SE5a parts wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 285

another SE5a parts wanted

It's a 1975 car and the pin only seems to be supported on one side of the hinge bracket. The rest of the pin is seized in the bit that is glassed into the body. I think you may have misunderstood how it works - the pin is welded into the bit that is glassed into the roof, and the hatch hinges rotat...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Adjusting valve clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Adjusting valve clearance

I woke up in the night dreaming about your pink nail varnish :shock: I wondered about putting some on the rocker arm too, in case it's the stud unscrewing in the head, and not the nut loose on the stud Probably best to gloss-over the nail varnish incident...... The studs aren't screwed-in as standa...
by Roger Pennington
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC 404 MOT electric advice needed
Replies: 54
Views: 3634

GTC 404 MOT electric advice needed

Or could it be one of the connections on the sender, rather than the sender itself?
by Roger Pennington
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Sabre driving lamps - when do they come on?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Sabre driving lamps - when do they come on?

My dim-dip SS1 doesn't have any aux lights (and no mounting holes either) but I have recently found the wire that would have supplied them and tested it, and it worked with main beam and flash. So that's added to the "to do" list. The lens/beam pattern might also give you a clue - fog and aux lights...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: wiper failure...
Replies: 4
Views: 223

wiper failure...

Dennis Nicholas wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:06 am
Somewhere on this site there are detailed descriptions of the motor, how it works and how to replace the old obsolete plunger switch with a new one.
Try this "How To Guide"?
by Roger Pennington
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Too Much Work
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Too Much Work

Jim is absolutely right, failure of the hazard switch contacts through lack of use is a common problem (been there myself, on more than one car) so repeated operation of the switch may cure the problem. You've shown that the flasher unit itself works, because the hazards work. However, there's anoth...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - Exciting News
Replies: 516
Views: 44320

Roger's Scimitars - Exciting News

Manny and Phil, certainly a memorable day, and well worth it, back to the cheese and pickle now though! Joking aside, the 250 GT was very nice, so if you were thinking of buying me one for Christmas, "that'll do nicely!" as they say :D It does show the wide and varied range of cars that were present...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - Exciting News
Replies: 516
Views: 44320

Roger's Scimitars - Exciting News

Jeff, sorry I missed you. One of the downsides of the event (if you can really call it a downside!) is that the social side fills a large part of the day - lunch is a relaxed and long affair, having gone in just after 12:30, we didn't emerge until about a quarter to three :) That doesn't really leav...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Trunionless front supension
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Trunionless front supension

That's been discussed several times in the past - essentially it's the wrong Triumph suspension for our cars (the shape of the upright is a give-away). It's the "small Triumph" setup, as used on, e.g. Herald and Spitfire, not the "large Triumph" one used on TR6 and Scimitar. So rather underspecified...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - Exciting News
Replies: 516
Views: 44320

Roger's Scimitars - Exciting News

The Goodwood Members' Open Day was on Sunday, and it was an anxious wait to see what the weather would do. It was pretty grim in the days before, heavy rain on Friday and gale-force winds on Saturday, with many events being cancelled. Fortunately, the weather forecast for Sunday was better, and so i...
by Roger Pennington
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Essex head gasket failed?

Thanks Jim, Mark. I only ever top up at the overflow bottle (since first replacing all coolant in the rad up to level), could this be my problem? I decided it was best to leave the rad cap once I got one that sealed properly as it took a few attempts to get it working properly. I guess I too had re...
by Roger Pennington
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Essex head gasket failed?
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Essex head gasket failed?

Are there any other supporting symptoms?
by Roger Pennington
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Too Much Work
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Too Much Work

started the engine and indicated left - nothing; indicated right - nothing. (However, my 'nodding' headlights no longer 'nod' (work that one out!). The main/dip beam switch works, it's just the indicators that refuse to play ball. Are there any relays or fuses connected with the indicator system th...

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