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by james couper
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How good is it when you get a result.
Replies: 1
Views: 497

How good is it when you get a result.

As reported recently car would stop running after a few minutes, would re-starting after a short period, always getting voltage to coil, replacing coil, points and cap made no difference. Latest, car run for two minutes then stopped, no voltage at coil. Replaced the wire from the joint at fuse box t...
by james couper
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Ignition switch
Replies: 1
Views: 393

SE6A Ignition switch

Does anyone have a ignition switch with keys for a SE6A or can they be stripped down and cleaned, the switch part not the wiring at the back or what other makes of cars used this switch
by james couper
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Being driven mad

I don't know if this is a new problem or the original issue, car started first time as normal stopped after 1 minute, removed spark plug no spark, tested for voltage at coil + side no voltage, no voltage at resistor. When testing noticed a small puff of smoke coming out of the key area. Removed the ...
by james couper
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Being driven mad

I think i have got the problem down to two areas to look at one the carburettor the other ignition switch, but feel its the carburettor. Car started first time as usual run for about 2 / 3 minutes, sprayed WD40 around carb no difference, then cut out, getting spark, removed carb. fuel filter, turned...
by james couper
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Being driven mad

No it cuts out without a cough, sudden depth, replaced some wiring thinking to coil, distributor thinking this maybe causing a leak voltage, no difference, i think i will have to look at a fuel issue i have stayed away from this being the problem as it restarts at a later stage. Just installed a new...
by james couper
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Being driven mad

Why should it suddenly happen, have tried it using WD40 made no difference, but will try again with brake cleaner.
by james couper
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Being driven mad

Engine starts Ok, everything normal rev.s up Ok, but after 2 / 3 minutes engine cuts out wont restart, leave for an hour starts ok, then stops again after 2/ 3 minutes. Changed coil, points, cap, rotor arm no difference, after car stops still getting spark, could be fuel but why restart after an hou...
by james couper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Overdrive
Replies: 2
Views: 519

SE6A Overdrive

My Overdrive kicks in Ok, however the Rev's do not drop as far as it used to less than (one thousand) used to drop much more. Was thinking of cleaning out the filter under the Overdrive. Do you need to drain the Gearbox before removing this filter or can it be done with a Gearbox full of oil. Gearbo...
by james couper
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: AFMT Engine Treatment
Replies: 1
Views: 425

AFMT Engine Treatment

In a earlier thread Synionic AFMT engine treatment was mentioned, looking to purchase some but cant find a supplier, apart from Silverline who sell a 250ml container, i was looking for a litre or half litre, any suggestions.
by james couper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 95
Views: 11238

MOT exemption

Should have said when i enquired regarding do i need a MOT or not my insurance company just what does it say in your policy, my policy clearly states that a car must have a MOT, so if i decide not to MOT my car i will have to look for a new insurance company or get a new policy clearly stating that ...
by james couper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 95
Views: 11238

MOT exemption

If you took out the insurance before this year most insurance documents will state that you must have a MOT, therefore you are in breach of your insurance policy, therefore you have to get your insurance company to issue a new policy stating that an MOT is not required. Or they can easily say sorry ...
by james couper
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

SE6A Distributor

Yes, it was not till after i had posted my request / questions that i realised that maybe it was not a '0' distributor still in car so not so easy to read, sorry for any confusion.
by james couper
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

SE6A Distributor

Yes, that is the right weight, however it is the thinner spring that i need, in the photo it looks like a thick spring but that maybe just the photograph.
by james couper
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

SE6A Distributor

Is that the MegaSpark system, has anyone fitted one to a SE6A. Yes, the AccuSpark and PowerSpark systems seem good value, however do you still need a vacuum unit, i thought that an electronic system would provide the right spark at the right time regardless of speed, or is it still best to have a va...
by james couper
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Distributor
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

SE6A Distributor

AccuSpark unit is this just a replacement of the points or a complete unit, if so why did you decide to change the whole unit, as i am thinking longer term to replace the complete distributor, for a electronic unit the problem is which one as there are a number of companies offering such units some ...

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