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by larrylamb11
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Low fuel light SE5a - how does it work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Low fuel light SE5a - how does it work?

Aha, excellent, thank you! I understand how it works now.... Now I can mount and orient it correctly and see how much adjustment it needs....
by larrylamb11
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Low fuel light SE5a - how does it work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Low fuel light SE5a - how does it work?

Does anyone know how the low fuel light works on the SE5a? It must be pretty simple as it's old technology. I am having an issue with mine where the low fuel light is illuminating when there is still masses of fuel in the tank. The gauge is working properly, reads full when full and close to empty w...
by larrylamb11
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a windscreen fitting - any tips and advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 802

SE5a windscreen fitting - any tips and advice?

Excellent advice and tips! Thank you. Lots to consider there. :w 8)
by larrylamb11
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a windscreen fitting - any tips and advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 802

SE5a windscreen fitting - any tips and advice?

I will be tackling the job of replacing the windscreen in my SE5a soon and would welcome any tips and advice from those who have done the job before 8) I assume the right way is to fit the rubber to the car first, then the screen to the rubber as opposed to trying to rope the screen & rubber all in ...
by larrylamb11
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel gauge sender for stainless fuel tank?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Fuel gauge sender for stainless fuel tank?

Ooh, excellent links, thank you - I'll have a read....
by larrylamb11
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel gauge sender for stainless fuel tank?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Fuel gauge sender for stainless fuel tank?

Investigating a non working fuel gauge has revealed a non-working sender unit in the fuel tank..... The sender is in a bad way..... it looks like it went down with the Titanic it's so crusty! even the float has holed itself and sunk... It's going to be a lot easier to replace it, but the tank is sta...
by larrylamb11
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: What colour was the air filter on an SE5a painted from the factory?
Replies: 3
Views: 620

What colour was the air filter on an SE5a painted from the factory?

As topic, does anyone know what colour the air filter housing would have been on an SE5a direct from the factory? I assume they were always black, but wonder if some were Ford blue? maybe they're too early to be blue? Can anyone confirm?
by larrylamb11
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Overdrive inhibit switch refresh
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Overdrive inhibit switch refresh - what's the plastic collar for?

Progress. Switch stripped, cleaned and reassembled and now in fine fettle. I had to replace one of the switch contacts in the body as it was rather pitted / burned, but a short piece of peened copper rod did that job nicely. The switch is simplicity itself - a simple sliding contact operated by the ...
by larrylamb11
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive inhibit switch refresh - what's the plastic collar for?
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Overdrive inhibit switch refresh - what's the plastic collar for?

Progress. Switch stripped, cleaned and reassembled and now in fine fettle. I had to replace one of the switch contacts in the body as it was rather pitted / burned, but a short piece of peened copper rod did that job nicely. The switch is simplicity itself - a simple sliding contact operated by the ...
by larrylamb11
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Overdrive inhibit switch refresh
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Overdrive inhibit switch refresh - what's the plastic collar for?

Ah, perfect, thanks for posting those pictures - that's much clearer. The little plastic collar on my switch could well be an old bushing for the fork then. Comments duly noted on straightness of toggle and vanishing 'Lucas springs' within! Will approach with due caution....
by larrylamb11
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive inhibit switch refresh - what's the plastic collar for?
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Overdrive inhibit switch refresh - what's the plastic collar for?

Ah, perfect, thanks for posting those pictures - that's much clearer. The little plastic collar on my switch could well be an old bushing for the fork then. Comments duly noted on straightness of toggle and vanishing 'Lucas springs' within! Will approach with due caution....
by larrylamb11
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rabbits ate my overdive! LH wiring conundrum...
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Rabbits ate my overdive! LH wiring conundrum...

Nice work! I trust you used some heatshrink sleeving (or equivalent) on the soldering repair as well? Yep, managed to get a short length of heatshrink over the whole repair and contain the repair within the gearbox body. Hopefully that will mean that the rubber grommet will still do it's job as it'...
by larrylamb11
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Overdrive inhibit switch refresh - what's the plastic collar for?
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Overdrive inhibit switch refresh - what's the plastic collar for?

In the process of endeavouring to make the overdrive work on my SE5a. Have repaired the majority of the wiring (see 'Rabbits ate my overdrive thread' !) and confirmed I now have a switched 12V ignition live from the loom, operated by the dash overdrive switch, plus a permanent 12V ignition live from...
by larrylamb11
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Overdrive inhibit switch refresh
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Overdrive inhibit switch refresh

In the process of endeavouring to make the overdrive work on my SE5a. Have repaired the majority of the wiring (see 'Rabbits ate my overdrive thread' !) and confirmed I now have a switched 12V ignition live from the loom, operated by the dash overdrive switch, plus a permanent 12V ignition live from...
by larrylamb11
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rabbits ate my overdive! LH wiring conundrum...
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Rabbits ate my overdive! LH wiring conundrum...

Progress made here. Stripped out the inhibit switch and wiring - the rabbits have enjoyed munching this! https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4823/45085661135_5eb2401071_k.jpg Removed the overdrive solenoid and managed to solder a new wire onto the stub of original wire that was still within the solenoid ...

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