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by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

Its attempting to start was running for a couple of seconds and cut out on a couple of occasions
by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

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by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

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by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

AJL Electronics wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Make sure that you give the throttle two or three full strokes first.
The next problem I have is the accelerator cable has snapped
by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

philhoward wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Without any choke, you're going to have a right time getting it to fire from cold, irrespective of how strong or weak the spark is.
I opened the choke manually and the car has attempted to start while cranking the engine I have the battery on charge again to build it up so hopefully she will go
by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

philhoward wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:52 pm
Without any choke, you're going to have a right time getting it to fire from cold, irrespective of how strong or weak the spark is.
If anyone has the manual choke a picture of where its connected to the carb be much appreciated.
by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

I checked the coil as mentioned by connecting the main ht lead from the coil to a spark plug grounded against the engine head and opened up the points there was a good spark, I checked each individual plug leads all have spark although it is faint. The condenser I did try another one but it was old ...
by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

There is a very faint spark from plug lead one I checked it while the car was turning over, I have a spare rotor and that was still the same also tried another coil.
by noel6071
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

It appears to have been the battery that went flat, its turning again, there is fuel coming up I took the pipe off the carb so fuel is not the issue, there is no spark going to the plugs only spark I can get is at the points contact.
by noel6071
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

I was testing for spark from the ht lead with the spark plug close to the engine while it was been cranked, something appears to have burned out as it won't turn now, ignition light is on but won't turn.
by noel6071
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

While checking for spark from the plug something has burned out, will not attempt to turn now just a slight click no power to one side of coil tried another coil just incase no power to one side fuses appear ok, any ideas?
by noel6071
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

Yes Roger, the dizzy is rotating fine
by noel6071
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

Thanks for all your help so far, I have the engine turned by hand have the gap set there was no gap, I have the timing set manually with a screw driver through chamber 1 of the spark plugs, and firing order is correct, there is no spark going to the plugs, there is a good spark at the points contact...
by noel6071
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

I have just checked for spark inside the distributor at the points contact, good blue spark I actually have not checked for spark on any of the individual spark plugs
by noel6071
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar will not start
Replies: 44
Views: 3122

Scimitar will not start

Sorry Peter its the Scimitar SE5a, I have tried the fuel down the carb directly but still just turning making no effort to start. The spark is good but will turn the engine by hand to make sure the gap is fine, this car I got running a few months ago and was starting fine until I just managed to get...

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