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by Jpwill7675
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Recommendation for engine rebuilder
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Recommendation for engine rebuilder

Quick update. I found a bent pushrod today that I had overlooked :oops: I guess that could be the cause of the noise and the misfire plus its an easy fix.
I am re-assembling the engine now. Fingers crossed for third time lucky :!:
by Jpwill7675
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Recommendation for engine rebuilder
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Recommendation for engine rebuilder

Thanks for the suggestions.
by Jpwill7675
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The adventures of Tom Thumb the daily driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2577

The adventures of Tom Thumb the daily driver

Sorry for the delay in replying - Thanks very much for the info.
by Jpwill7675
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Recommendation for engine rebuilder
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Recommendation for engine rebuilder

I have a SE5a with manual overdrive. When I bought the car it had a slightly noisy engine that one investigation was ( I thought) due to a dropped valve seat . I sourced some different heads and had the valves recut and the head skimmed. On rebuild there was still a noise (clanging) and the engine r...
by Jpwill7675
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5A Valve to piston clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 414

SE5A Valve to piston clearance

I have recently reinstalled the engine and road tested the car. The engine ran roughly and was noisy. I have removed the heads and can see witness marks where the pistons have made slight contact with the valves. It is not dramatic but the the evidence is visible. I rebuild the engine because an exh...
by Jpwill7675
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The adventures of Tom Thumb the daily driver
Replies: 19
Views: 2577

The adventures of Tom Thumb the daily driver

Hi- do you have details of the company that repaired/replaced the webasto roof? I have a similar issue . Thanks, Jim
by Jpwill7675
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a rebuild/rolling restoration - no brakes today
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

SE5a rebuild/rolling restoration - no brakes today

Managed to get at the rear cylinders today. The brake pads were pretty ropey and it looks like the wheel cylinder was the culprit. IMG_4065.JPG I struggled to remove one of the solid brake pipes from the cylinder and will make up a new length from scratch. I am correct in thinking it should be 3/16 ...
by Jpwill7675
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a rebuild/rolling restoration - no brakes today
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

SE5a rebuild/rolling restoration - no brakes today

Thanks Jim & Phil for the suggestions. The fluid level is still on max in the reservoir and the master cylinder is quite new. I will check the rear cylinders today and also the clevis pin. If its just the pin that will be a result ( & a bit alarming)

Cheers, Jim
by Jpwill7675
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a rebuild/rolling restoration - no brakes today
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

SE5a rebuild/rolling restoration - no brakes today

Thanks for the recent advice. I have now replaced the diff oil after removing part of the Watts linkage to get to the refill plug. I took the car for a 30 mile shake down yesterday. The car ran slightly roughly but without any major issue, leaks or drama. This morning I went to take the car for anot...
by Jpwill7675
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a rebuild/ rolling restoration - 2 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 631

SE5a rebuild/ rolling restoration - 2 questions

Hi- thanks for your advice so far whilst I get my SE5a (VUL445M) back on the road again. I have recently rebuilt the engine, improved the gearbox selection and reinstalled the engine/gearbox. Of course I had a few setbacks/learning experiences on the way. The engine now starts and runs really well. ...
by Jpwill7675
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How does the overdrive inhibitor switch work?
Replies: 2
Views: 493

How does the overdrive inhibitor switch work?

That makes sense. Thanks very much Jim.
by Jpwill7675
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How does the overdrive inhibitor switch work?
Replies: 2
Views: 493

How does the overdrive inhibitor switch work?

I am rebuilding my SE5a. It’s a manual with overdrive and the later 3 rod box. Whilst the engine and gearbox are out, I wanted to check the inhibitor switch is operating properly. The switch has no continuity in its “relaxed” state and does have continuity as the lever is extended. However, I can’t ...
by Jpwill7675
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Do the Part numbers/ remarks column provide useful information?
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Do the Part numbers/ remarks column provide useful information?

The car is a SE5a with manual overdrive gearbox. I was referring to the parts book from QRG/GW.

Regards, Jim

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