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by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a development
Replies: 1
Views: 31

5a development

There are three headlight configurations which can be traced by the chassis numbers and of course the very early cars ( 5's ) had a different gearbox and OD ( better in my opinion )
by peter freeman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 620

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

As Jim says the wing solenoid is redundant and is only being used to junction the cables if you remove it you will either have to fit a longer cable down to the starter or find another way to join the cables together. remember the junction has a lot of current going through it so it needs to be good
by peter freeman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 620

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

That lead is probably the eureka bypass wire for starting or more likely the solenoid has been done away with and a newer type of starter motor fitted with the solenoid part of it
by peter freeman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 15
Views: 470

MOT exemption

I will still try to get mine done on schedule - don't want my MOT's in the winter, took long enough to get them all lined up in the summer
by peter freeman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 620

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

note that there are three different headlight wiring configurations for the 5A's depending on the chassis numbers
by peter freeman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 620

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

You can get your wiring diagram in colour here :- https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Wiring.htm - why relays have been fitted you can often find out by looking at what colour wires are connected to them. The 5's did not originally have a ballast resistor fitted they used a eureka wire ( which ...
by peter freeman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Automotive Electronics
Topic: Simple Rev counter
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Simple Rev counter

Why try to re-invent the wheel, there are plenty of cheap rev counter out there - unless you are completely bored.
by peter freeman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Bonnet and Boot Catches
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Bonnet and Boot Catches

Should have cleaned it up a bit before taking photos - however photos taken from the engine side and two combined to give the view from above and from a angle to show what the release looks like and a arrow added to show the direction you need to operate it.
by peter freeman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Dampers and Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Dampers and Springs

My MB has Koni's all round - I would just fit the normal uprated 6 springs - from the club traders unless they advise something different
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Strange position of earthing - SE5a
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Strange position of earthing - SE5a

For the battery -ve to the engine is always worth doing.
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 533

New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany

No the Aussies, NZ, India, Japan, parts of Africa etc etc - about 50/50 when you add them all up
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Bonnet and Boot Catches
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Bonnet and Boot Catches

Yes - I can take a photo of it tomorrow when its light gain if you want
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5a correct front engine mounting thickness / material ?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

SE5a correct front engine mounting thickness / material ?

Rubber has lasted for so long why so bother trying poly - club traders will sell you the correct size for your car - as to the tubular manifolds it depends on who made them - there are a few different makes out there and they do not all have the same dims
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 533

New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany

If its just bulbs you want I buy from - https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk - they sell ones for people who drive on the wrong side of the road as well.
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Bonnet and Boot Catches
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Bonnet and Boot Catches

Photographed especially for you - what did we do before phones had cameras

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