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by David Tew
Sun May 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Dual circuit brakes
Replies: 52
Views: 1577

Dual circuit brakes

DARK STAR wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:57 pm
I'll need to buy another bucket of brake fluid.
If you use silicon fluid you can re-use the fluid you bleed off, as long as it is clean. :wink:
by David Tew
Sun May 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Dual circuit brakes
Replies: 52
Views: 1577

Dual circuit brakes

I've had the same problem on various vehicles. What has always worked is to jam the brake pedal to the floor overnight .... in the morning there is usually pressure in the system. I think it helps dislodge the trapped pockets of air.
Worth a try. :)
by David Tew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: carb and fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 161

carb and fuel pump

You're just too quick, Jim.

Or perhaps my typing is getting slower! :D
by David Tew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: carb and fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 161

carb and fuel pump

andy007 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:01 pm
the stag fuel pump was forcing to much fuel in about 3 bar I think, not it's at about 1.5 bar,
Erm, I think the DGAS needs about 3 Psi max, whch is 0.2 Bar. 1.5 Bar is 22 Psi which will overwhelm the poor old Weber. :wink:

A regulator is pretty essential with an electric pump, as you've found.
by David Tew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a Front Wiper Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 246

5a Front Wiper Motor

Many thanks David - I never realised unit I saw your diagram that the two speeds were enabled by changing the motor brush positions - a clever use of inefficiency ! :lol: True, but it's a masterpiece compared to the 2-speed DR3 which uses a resistor in series with the field coil to make the motor r...
by David Tew
Sat May 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a Front Wiper Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 246

5a Front Wiper Motor

Forget what I just wrote!! It does have 3 connected positions and following through your instructions it turned out that 3 and 4 were transposed. Swapped back and hurrah! It all works as it should. Thank you so much, I'm in action again. Oliver Glad you've got it working and glad to have been of he...
by David Tew
Sat May 16, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a Front Wiper Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 246

5a Front Wiper Motor

I'm not sure of the switches used in the 5a but I'm sure someone can advise on that. In the meantime, here's an excerpt from Peter Freeman's excellent wiring diagram for the 5a - the greens are the 12v +ve. See if you can align the connections you have with the diagram. :wink: Wiring diagram excerpt...
by David Tew
Sat May 16, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a Front Wiper Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 246

5a Front Wiper Motor

The wiring is a little complex but don't forget that the main switch needs to be in the off position for the self-parking to work correctly. From your symptoms I suspect the dash switch wiring is incorrect and that the motor is being fed by the 12v +ve through the park switch rather than the 12v +ve...
by David Tew
Sun May 10, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Glynis Freeman
Replies: 29
Views: 1189

Glynis Freeman

Peter,
I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. You have my deepest condolence.
Be assured that you and your family are in the thoughts of everyone on the forum.
David.
by David Tew
Fri May 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE 5 switch light what is it from?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

SE 5 switch light what is it from?

If you want to make one the dimensions are 14cm x 3.5cm, the holes are 12.5cm apart and 7.5mm in from the nearest edge.

Here's one I made earlier! :)
by David Tew
Fri May 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE 5 switch light what is it from?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

SE 5 switch light what is it from?

There was definitely a cover on there originally - thick blue perspex as Jim's photo shows. They do get badly distorted by the heat from the bulb but a little help from a hot-air gun and a replacement LED bulb can fix it permanently! 👍
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by David Tew
Fri May 08, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar mileages before lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Scimitar mileages before lockdown

My Coupe has averaged 176 yards per year ............... but then it has been in lockdown for 10 years! :)

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by David Tew
Fri May 08, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Offset camshaft gear Woodruff key
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Offset camshaft gear Woodruff key

barry_bryan wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 10:14 am
Hi thanks for the reply, I will sit & wait in anticipation Regards Baz
PM sent.
by David Tew
Thu May 07, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Offset camshaft gear Woodruff key
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Offset camshaft gear Woodruff key

barry_bryan wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 6:10 pm
Hi just wanted to know if you would be interested in selling the rest, I fitted a burton cam & it needs a offset key to tome it up correctly Regards Baz
I'll have a look to see what keys are left and report back. :wink:
by David Tew
Wed May 06, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Offset camshaft gear Woodruff key
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Offset camshaft gear Woodruff key

I read somewhere that reground camshafts often have the timing slightly out of kilter as the camshaft is rotated to give the best grind. Hence the need for offset woodruff keys. When I fitted my K63 I set it up with a dial indicator and used an offset key to get the timing spot on. To be honest it w...

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