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by Rev Light
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Belgium
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Hello from Belgium

Welcome and good luck.

Steve
by Rev Light
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 251
Views: 38489

SE5A Project - Swindon

Of course the underlying issue might well be an ovalised bore, poorly aligned rings or just worn rings. Jim felt that he detected a small amount of movement of the piston in the bore - only slightly more than the two pistons either side - which have good compression. So the pistons will have to come...
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 251
Views: 38489

SE5A Project - Swindon

On the plus side, my spare engine pistons seem to be +30's as well.

Best news I have had all day....

Steve
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 251
Views: 38489

SE5A Project - Swindon

And another.
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 251
Views: 38489

SE5A Project - Swindon

Another picture.
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 251
Views: 38489

SE5A Project - Swindon

What we did discover was the very poor inlet manifold gasket, which was starting to disintegrate. Little copper bit mis-located, etc.

Steve
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 251
Views: 38489

SE5A Project - Swindon

So after the French trip we had an issue with low compression on one of the cylinders on my engine. Lots of vapour from the filler cap when up to temperature and more from the breather. So we pulled the head off the engine on the poorly side. There was really nothing much to report. No burnt valve, ...
by Rev Light
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 23
Views: 892

French Trip...

Cruising through the French country roads in absolutely no hurry whatsoever
by Rev Light
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 23
Views: 892

French Trip...

Chris with a French soldier
by Rev Light
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 23
Views: 892

French Trip...

Only in a train station in France would you find a locally produced vintage aircraft in the foyer. By
by Rev Light
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 23
Views: 892

French Trip...

Chris in Delville wood
by Rev Light
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 23
Views: 892

French Trip...

Welsh Fusiliers Memorial at Mametz Wood.
by Rev Light
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the Group
Replies: 7
Views: 284

New to the Group

Welcome.

Where are you from? There might be other owners in the vicinity.

Regards

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Mechanical fuel pump problem - Essex engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Mechanical fuel pump problem - Essex engine.

The other thing about that type of fuel pump is that if the engine is fitted with an alloy timing wheel, it can touch. Making an awful racket. I changed mine to a fule pump with a slimmer cast leg. Which has been working fine.
by Rev Light
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 23
Views: 892

French Trip...

It will be interesting to see when I pull the head off. To be fair I have known about this for some time. When I first got the car and compression tested it some years ago number 4 was the lowest compression. And I have had some people comment that I have had a puff of smoke from the exhaust on occa...

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