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by scmarf
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Critically low fuel level?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Critically low fuel level?

All pipework is new. Pump and carb would be my suspects (and air leak?). It's off to QRG tomorrow. I'll keep you informed :)
by scmarf
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Critically low fuel level?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Critically low fuel level?

I was wondering what your basis was for saying "there is 3 gallons in it"? Spluttering doesn’t sound like a low fuel level itself - possibly pulling muck/water from the tank bottom if the level was low is possible in which case the carb will have something in the float chamber? I took the tank out ...
by scmarf
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Critically low fuel level?
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Critically low fuel level?

Hi all.
A quick question which - hopefully - will bring a quick answer: :)

What would one consider a critically low fuel level in an SE5a?
(Critical = engine spluttering)

Having some issues with Ben's SE5a. It has about 3 gallons in but even with 4 it wasn't happy.
by scmarf
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: I want to buy a house!
Replies: 0
Views: 166

I want to buy a house!

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by scmarf
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Does the version of the Essex emission control valve matter?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Does the version of the Essex emission control valve matter?

I guess a V6 valve in a V4 might weaken the mixture, as would a faulty valve. Not sure how critical it is though. Been thinking about this recently as Ben's SE5a running problems sound a bit like an air leak.
by scmarf
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues
Replies: 16
Views: 595

SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues

Addendum: I just checked my records and the scalloped-flange pump like yours was fitted to a Triumph which also got binned (I've had a clear out - though you probably wouldn't notice :roll: ). The Scimitar pump was a flanged pump but without scallops (photo). I would still be interested in any wisdo...
by scmarf
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues
Replies: 16
Views: 595

SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues

As an 'aside': I have been trying to track down a running problem (though not quite the same as yours) on an SE5a. One thing I did was replace the fuel pump. The one fitted looks the same as yours and I was not sure if it was a 'bona-fide' part. Although the arm seemed similar in geometry it had no ...
by scmarf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 591
Views: 74551

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

It's been a while... Currently running on running in oil but still not running well. To do: Make up a switched, parallel ignition circuit to see if the wiring is causing it to run poorly. Fix speedometer and odometer. Fix fuel sender. Fit replacement coil. Fit replacement HT set. New rear spring/sho...
by scmarf
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Earthing Rear Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Earthing Rear Lights

Update: I just called Rimmers to see if they supplied holders with the earth tab. They said they did do I ordered 50 GBP worth but when they arrived they did not have the earth tab so I sent them back. Rimmers confirmed I had been misled on the first phonecall. :bh Back to soldering an earth wire to...
by scmarf
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Optimistic Price SE6
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Optimistic Price SE6

It does have leather lined centre console and matching upholstery :) . Maybe it has royal heritage :W
by scmarf
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 591
Views: 74551

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Coupe Racing wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:41 pm
So is it fixed
We will be getting an MOT when the insurance is sorted just to make sure it is ready for the road but assuming no nasty surprises -
Yes - as far as they ever are.
by scmarf
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 591
Views: 74551

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

First drive :D

Outward journey: garage onto drive.
Return journey: drive to garage.

Well, it's a start!

Actual purpose of the move was to get valuation photos and sweep the garage floor for the first time in over 4 years!
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by scmarf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Vehicle Storage
Replies: 77
Views: 26232

Vehicle Storage

Hi Jim. Happy new year! :)
Ben's SE5a is pretty much finished now. I wondered if there is any room at Gloucester and if so, are the rates above still correct? I would anticipate storage for a few months while he sorts something more local.
Cheers.
by scmarf
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Tom Karen OBE
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Tom Karen OBE

It really couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

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by scmarf
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 591
Views: 74551

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Problem diagnosed! :) I measured up the bearing cap diameter and shell thickness. I then added a .003in clearance and it worked out that the journal was nowhere near the factory nominal (about 2.49in). I went out and managed to get a .007in (eventually .008in) feeler gauge EACH SIDE of the journal/u...

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