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by David Tew
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Email notifications
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Email notifications

Thanks Phil. It must have been the spammer that Jim banned earlier.
Shows what a good job all you admins do .... and most of us never see! :)
by David Tew
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Email notifications
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Email notifications

Here you are, Jim, the second notification. The topic itself seems to have disappeared now. :?
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by David Tew
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Email notifications
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Email notifications

Has anyone else had Emails suggesting new topics and answers have been posted on a site that you were watching, only to find no such posting has been made??. One of them is under the "What cars did you see today" ......by "Anonymous2 at 2.23pm?. Yes I had that one. There's no forum member by that n...
by David Tew
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 68 Coupe/87 SS1 1800Ti
Replies: 34
Views: 5002

68 Coupe/87 SS1 1800Ti

In addition to Jim's comments: Regarding the braid, on another photo it appears to snake back to the LHS A-pillar. Do you have a roof aerial? It could be the earthing braid for this although it it a little long. I'd be a little nervous about it floating loosely about so at least tape up the uninsula...
by David Tew
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: vac advance carb fitting 38dgas se5a
Replies: 8
Views: 183

vac advance carb fitting 38dgas se5a

tony1966 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:44 pm
David Tew wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:51 pm
I've replaced the whole thing with a length of silicone tube. It's a tight push-fit at both carb and distributor. :)
its vacuum-does it not flatten itself a little?
Nope, it works perfectly. It is fairly thick-walled.
by David Tew
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: vac advance carb fitting 38dgas se5a
Replies: 8
Views: 183

vac advance carb fitting 38dgas se5a

I've replaced the whole thing with a length of silicone tube. It's a tight push-fit at both carb and distributor. :)
by David Tew
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Lucas instrument voltage stabilizer 12V to 10V - replacement of old thermal with new electronic solid state regulator
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Lucas instrument voltage stabilizer 12V to 10V - replacement of old thermal with new electronic solid state regulator

scimifunze wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:28 am
Am in private contact with Andy (AJL), has elucidated to me that / why after-markets may not be most favourable. Trust him, will order the "proper tailored" from him.
Wise decision. :)
by David Tew
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Lucas instrument voltage stabilizer 12V to 10V - replacement of old thermal with new electronic solid state regulator
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Lucas instrument voltage stabilizer 12V to 10V - replacement of old thermal with new electronic solid state regulator

Found this one since NEGATIVE, guess this ok for Scimi - assume this is already with solid state instead thermal regulator, have asked the seller, waiting for answer: https://www.autoelectricalspares.co.uk/smiths-br130800-voltage-stabiliser-negtive-earth-top-bracket-1383-p.asp https://www.ebay.de/i...
by David Tew
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 40 dfa/38dgas
Replies: 5
Views: 295

40 dfa/38dgas

As Jim says, the original filter can be modified to fit. See the attached photo where a DGAS gasket is laid on the original filter. You can see where the filter needs to be modified - easy with a Dremel! Depending on the version of DGAS you may also need to slightly (and very carefully!) relieve the...
by David Tew
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Sound Deadening
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Sound Deadening

Ideally you need to use two types of sound deadening. Mass-damping, which is a bitumastic-backed foil, and ordinary sound-proofing, which can be felt or a more modern material. The mass-damping stops the panels resonating and the sound-proofing absorbs sound inside the car. At the same time I'd reco...
by David Tew
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

# 4 - is that the exchange for it: https://www.minimania.com/Smiths_Voltage_Stabilizers That would do. However, IMHO it's better to fit an electronic version as they're more accurate and reliable. In addition you don't need the supressor (#3). AJL on this forum sells them - see HERE . Beware of the...
by David Tew
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

1. Relay 2. Relay 3. Suppressor (to stop interference from 4 - not really essential nowadays) 4. Instrument voltage stabiliser (gives nominal 10v) 5. Relay 6. Ballast resistor (only one end appears to be connected!) You'll have to trace wiring to see what1, 2 & 5 feed. Worth checking all the wiring ...
by David Tew
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 Essex
Replies: 13
Views: 481

full synthetic engine oil for the 3.0 SE5a

That's interesting as I got the figures from their website. Still, they're virtually the same values. Synth does have benefits but still advisable not to try and extend the oil changes on an Essex. Check the detergent levels as higher detergent levels slow the formation of oil films. Fine on modern ...

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