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by Crowther
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Just add fuel

After a few days of trouble free motoring the tank has started seeping again, around the sender. I've got my trusty garage to have a look at it and they reckon the home-made seal is too thin. I gave them the original that Walkers provided and they say that's too thick, and I agree. There's no way of...
by Crowther
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Post-lay-up blues
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Post-lay-up blues

Thanks Jim. I owe you one, or ten - not sure of the current tally. Cleaning out the idle jets and blowing some air ibto their recesses has got my Scim running. A bit lumpy but I'll go over the jets and fuel filters again soon to be sure.
by Crowther
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Post-lay-up blues
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Post-lay-up blues

Finally found time to bring the Scim out of hibernation. Charged up the battery and fired him up. It starts but the moment it comes off the fast idle it dies. Spark is good, and I can't find any air leaks. Car was running well when I garaged him in December. My suspicion is that the fuel tank proble...
by Crowther
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Just add fuel

Thanks Chris. I got hold of some 1.5mm nitrile rubber sheet and made my own gasket. Finally the locking ring will start into its groove. I've tapped it round as far as it'll go with a drift. Is it meant to go all the way round so the tabs rest against the next detent? It didn't go that far before th...
by Crowther
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Just add fuel

To be honest I'm not sure. The tank, sender and seal came as a set but I'd be open to suitable petrol/ethanol-proof alternatives...
by Crowther
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Just add fuel

Thanks Roger. That certainly helps but the whole assembly would still need to compress a lot more to get the locking ring started. I've lubricated the seal to allow it to stretch under compression and I've adapted a piece of pipe to allow me to apply most of my 200+lbs of weight onto it, but to no a...
by Crowther
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Just add fuel

Sadly the old leaky tank has the sender held on by a plate over six studs with a cork gasket behind it.
by Crowther
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Back in the game

I'm thinking of turning this tank into a modern art sculpture, after 3 fruitless hours of trying to get the sender on. The locking ring just will not start into its groove with the sender and seal in place.
by Crowther
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Back in the game

Tank prepped, sender tested and adjusted, and straps cleaned and insulated. I even went to the (probably unnecessary) trouble of chamfering the edges of the straps so they won't cut into the rubber. 20180908_194930.jpg All ready to go in and breathe life back into the Scim. Except the b**tard lockin...
by Crowther
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Back in the game

Oh, and Walkers sent some rubber strips (non-adhesive) for the straps. Are these a loose fit or should they be siliconed to the tank/straps?
Sorry for all the questions. I just don't want to do this for a third time!
by Crowther
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Back in the game

Cheers Jim. It seems tricky to adjust it to the full sweep but I've got it fairly close. There must be a trick to it - at the moment if I bend it down to lower the min it lowers the max too. As for the locking ring, how far round should it go? I'm going to give the tabs a few taps with a drift but i...
by Crowther
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Back in the game

Thanks chaps, I appreciate that. I'm sorry for the mess around, and I'm sure that tank is fine, but I've opted to get a new one from Walkers. The financial wallop aside, I'm very happy with it. Sender is on the front, as is the pick-up pipe so it matches my original setup. I just need to wash out al...
by Crowther
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Back in the game

Then I chose the wrong year to quit Facebook!
If someone could let him know that I'm interested, it would be greatly appreciated.
by Crowther
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 414
Views: 45627

Scimba - Back in the game

Took the leaky tank out today. Siphoned out "all" the fuel, verified with a good series of knuckle raps all around the tank, jacked up the rear end and loosened the straps... The tank came down, hard, onto my fingers, having somehow hidden a good 20-odd litres of petrol from me Still, it's out now. ...
by Crowther
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Blue SE6 in Goodmanham
Replies: 0
Views: 681

Blue SE6 in Goodmanham

Spotted a blue SE6 with vinyl roof burbling through Goodmanham today...

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