Dave's Scimitar SS1 1600
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I enjoyed the Billing Aquadrome Weekend very much even though the weather wasn't brilliant.
I decided to have a go at the Autotest
Here's one of my attempts >
was going really well and then during one of my runs, the car cut out
and I was unable to start it. I kept trying being I eventually ran
the battery flat as the fan had also come on in the mean time.
Rather embarrassingly I had to be pushed off the course!! I let the car cool down so the fan didn't come on and then I started it up again, but after another few runs the car stopped again! So I though enough was enough and parked the car up back on display. I drove the car home without any problems, bloody typical!!
|I decided I really wasn't happy with the cars running/hunting, so I made the decision to swap the carb and replace the fuel return pipe back to original.||The correct carb:
Webber Weber 32/34 DFT rather than the dodgy 32/34 DMTL carb that was fitted.
|Looking at the old DMTL, I understood partly why it wasn't working properly >||The thread/fitting was ruined where the anti-stall valve was fitted||and there seemed to be a very small hole in the casting?|
|The next problem was that the K&N air filter no longer fitted the new carb, so I had to find and fit an original air filter.||My next job was to re-fit the fuel return pipe underneath the car from the carb back to the petrol tank, so the boot liner had to come out again.|
|Finally fitted and boot liner back in!!|
|My on my job list was to fix the headlight that had decided that it wouldn't go down anymore, unless I manually wound it down.||It was actually easier to fix
than I thought and I was dreading the job.
There's only 4 bolts holding in the motor, 3 x 8mm and 1 x 11mm.
|You can see the corrosion where water has leaked inside and rests on top of the terminal.||The diode had actually become detached.|
|It is normally only the passenger side that plays up as the drivers side motor is fitted the other way up and there is more space for the water to sit, without effecting the contacts >||.||First, I scraped out the crud.>||next I wiped it out and sprayed with a little WD40, then cleaned the contacts >|
|My plan was to make a small extension and crimp it on the end of the diode and solder it back on to contact.>||as I crimped on the end of the
diode the wire snapped off the end!!
|Luckily I had a spare unit from a Triumph TR7 and the Lucas part is identical and in mint condition! >|
|I put the unit back together, and put sealant around the edges||With it all put back together the pop up light are now working properly again >|
|Here's a little
video clip of my SS1 now running correctly, no more hunting or stalling
and with working pop up lights!!
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