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by IanC
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 96
Views: 9658

Engine Rebuild Novice

Being a bit of a PITA here, but yet another question, this time concerning the gearbox, an A4LD unit with C3 T/C and cable kickdown. I've reconnected the cable at the same setting as it was left by the PO, but this restricts the operation of the carb to half way opening. The reason for this is the ...
by IanC
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburettor query
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Carburettor query

Many thanks AJL, I'll give that a try before doing anything rash. This 'different sizes/shapes' idle jets is a new one on me, I've had a few Scimitars over the years and this is the first time I've seen anything other than the two identical idle jet set up.
by IanC
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburettor query
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Carburettor query

Hi, thanks for that, that's exactly what i need to know. I've had a look at their site, the images of idle jets match both the numbers you give and the jets I've got.
Ian
by IanC
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburettor query
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Carburettor query

My carb is running a bit lean, and even with the idle screws turned out 3 1/2 turns the plugs are too white. I had a look at the idle jets and found that they are unlike the ones I'm familiar with - different shapes although both are marked 45. Does anyone know what carb this is (so i can order part...
by IanC
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: At last! I have my SE5 back!
Replies: 528
Views: 54239

At last! I have my SE5 back!

Finally some little F***** has broken the rear boot hatch hinge. I am trying to see if there is a way that I could drill out the plat and use a bolt to secure the hinge back, as I don't really want to pull the headlining and glass in a new hinge. does anyone have any ideas about that as well? I had...
by IanC
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Steering query

Update, I've ground a new groove/slot in the splined section of the intermediate shaft at right angles to the existing one, to allow a bolt to be fitted, with the top and bottom yokes being parallel. The photo shows the original slot when both the top and bottom U/Js are in alignment. The important ...
by IanC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Steering query

Thanks, perfect sense. I know the drawing is right in showing the pins being parallel, its just that i cant get mine aligned like that the way the slot is currently orientated. I had thought about the spline issue, I'll be careful when i make a new slot!
by IanC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Steering query

There’s no way it can be fitted out of phase? 30970F7E-4DF8-454C-B28E-5860F8D24EB5.png That's what I would have thought, but for the fact that in your picture the bolt on the extreme left will only fit vertically, not horizontally owing to the orientation of the groove on the splined part of the sh...
by IanC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Steering query

Hi, yes i have, the steering moves freely from side to side when the car's jacked up.
by IanC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Steering query

Well that's certainly a possibility, and one that I hadn't considered. Having said that, the previous owners have kept meticulous records of purchases from recognised/reputable suppliers so on the face of it, it seems unlikely. If it comes to it, i may just grind a groove at right angles to the exis...
by IanC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Steering query

The steering on my SE5a 'loads up ' on the move after a quarter turn of the wheel so I thought I'd see if the yokes of the column universal joints are in line or not. As it happens they're at 90 degrees, but I can't see how to align them as the cutout on the splined section (for the retaining bolt) ...
by IanC
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 96
Views: 9658

Engine Rebuild Novice

OSM 205M is finally moving under its own steam and on the road, after 4 months of steep learning curves. It's a pleasant change to have an auto Scimitar doing over 50 at 2000 rpm rather than the more usual 40ish. Having said that, the gearbox is incontinent front and back, so I'm not finished yet......
by IanC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1.5 ohm coil
Replies: 2
Views: 154

1.5 ohm coil

Thanks for that Peter, the one that i was looking at for a like for like swap was a lot dearer, but if i can get one for tenner, that'll do me!
by IanC
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 1.5 ohm coil
Replies: 2
Views: 154

1.5 ohm coil

I'm chasing a vague fault on a SE5a and going down the 'elimination' route. Has anyone got a 1.5 ohm coil suitable for a ballast ignition system that they'd be prepared to part with?
by IanC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 96
Views: 9658

Engine Rebuild Novice

The carb in the photo is an old one which gave up its diaphragm to cure the carb on the car, but the problem has now been transferred to the old carb along with the newer, possibly faulty diaphragm. Any thoughts? Answering my own question here for anyone that's interested, the diaphragms on both we...

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