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by rkclodhopper
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a carb and tuning help / guidance please
Replies: 13
Views: 299

SE5a carb and tuning help / guidance please

Accelerator jet size 0.70 is too big for normal road use. 0.45 or 0.50 is plenty big enough. 0.55 as shown for later cars is OK. Any bigger and the extra fuel just goes into exhaust as unburnt fuel. If you have a flat spot on acceleration try increasing idle jet sizes to 0.47 or 0.48 Terry I dont t...
by rkclodhopper
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a carb and tuning help / guidance please
Replies: 13
Views: 299

SE5a carb and tuning help / guidance please

Larry My 5a always seemed to run rich, only ever needed a small amount of choke when cold but it did sometimes bog down a bit when picking up from low revs, it has never ever fouled its plugs. Recently I checked what main jets were fitted I found it had 1.55's and the Reliant workshop manual says th...
by rkclodhopper
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G97 - zetec inside
Replies: 389
Views: 60523

G97 - zetec inside

That's how the SS1 was clothed in the first place, someone threw a dust sheet over the rolling chassis to await Michelotti,s input and Reliant thought it was finished.
by rkclodhopper
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex block: get it decked?
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Essex block: get it decked?

As the rim of the bore where the compression sealing takes place appears to be undamaged and assuming the block is flat it would probably be fine to just fill the area where the corrosion pitting is with plastic metal, this would ensure the card part of the gasket was clamped properly. Richard
by rkclodhopper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Finally got my 5a out for a run
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Finally got my 5a out for a run

Tim, assuming your carb is original fit which should be a Weber 38dgas, the mixture screws only influence the idle mixture, screw them both in fully then wind them out three turns, then wind them out or in a bit more at a time until it idles best, do both screws Together, these carbs have fixed main...
by rkclodhopper
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection
Replies: 25
Views: 1906

2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection

There’s at least one turbo on it.. Yes it does look very much like it has turbos fitted, the pink hoses that runs across the front of the engine and the one that crosses the oil filter appear to be the cold air feeds to the turbo or the turbo output lines but I cannot work out how it is plumbed. Th...
by rkclodhopper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood 5 October 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3092

Goodwood 5 October 2019

Thanks Phil, although to be fair the water loss problem seems to only occur under the rather extreme conditions found at Goodwood. Done some reading now and its obvious really, the electric pump runs at a constant rpm whereas the engine driven one, with the engine at idle following a blast, is only ...
by rkclodhopper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood 5 October 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3092

Goodwood 5 October 2019

Thank you for the stunning pictures Roger, I like the 'Postcard from Goodwood' image which only emphasises the whole atmosphere of the circuit and surrounding hills and scenery. This was our second sprint at Goodwood this year, the first one ended in a cloud of steam and a puddle under the car when ...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: blue 5 series Southsea
Replies: 14
Views: 2517

SE5a IN 1983 SOUTHSEA FILM

Sorry if this has been posted before and sorry if its in the wrong section but this film on youtube taken in Southsea in 1983 starts and ends with a parked SE5a visible in front of the camera car, registration looks like VUL450M or VUL459M is it on the club register? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by rkclodhopper
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Finally!

I saw, and heard you depart Curborough on Sunday, sounded and looked lovely.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vinyl paint/dye
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Vinyl paint/dye

I turned some tan vinyl door cards black using Halfords vinyl paint, did it years ago and it still looks good but as Trevor says, in your case the paint you use has to be compatible with the paint someone previously applied. Acrylic paint gives a nice sheen and uses a water based carrier so less lik...
by rkclodhopper
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Way too low
Replies: 31
Views: 2377

Way too low

Ken Just been to the garage to measure my 5a, this is with the car on its wheels. Top mount bolt centre to top face of spring 55mm. Top face of spring to bottom face of spring 230mm. Bottom face of spring to lower mount bolt centre 70mm. Total coil-over unit top bolt centre to lower bolt centre 355m...
by rkclodhopper
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Way too low
Replies: 31
Views: 2377

Way too low

The ride height can be influenced by several factors but the first I would check is to make sure the springs are standard, the wrong ones or some that have been shortened by a previous owner would make it sit low and they are not expensive to buy. The dampers could potentially be the wrong ones, but...
by rkclodhopper
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 572
Views: 49710

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

He didn't remove the head just the tail of the slightly overlong bolts. Go for it Mikey your near the end now.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

Very well done.

Richard

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