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by 747PETE
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SE5A Ignition switch overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

SE5A Ignition switch overhaul

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by 747PETE
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SE5A Ignition switch overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

SE5A Ignition switch overhaul

I have always had doubts about the ignition switch on my SE5A,with regards to some old starting issues the previous owner spoke about. So, having given up working on getting the Scimitar started after a few years, I decided to do something in the warm and dry...it lives outside. I thought I would st...
by 747PETE
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 264
Views: 41526

SE5A Project - Swindon

The drill guide plate idea works too,one way to get those two hole centres spot on: Trying to judge a hole centre by eye is tricky but if the holes are the same diameter..viz the manifold studs,just measure from edge to adjacent far edge.i.e. the three o’clock position on each adjacent hole,then you...
by 747PETE
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Bette Hill
Replies: 8
Views: 2677

Bette Hill

Thanks for posting that up Jim,a remarkable woman,an inspiration.R.I.P. Bette Hill
by 747PETE
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Trying to start...after a year or two

I managed to test the new coil today between rain showers.I swopped it over on my other Classic and it works perfectly well.So tommorow,I will put it back in circuit and fit some new contact points and a condenser back into the distributor and see what we have.
by 747PETE
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 2-stroke english cars ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2572

2-stroke english cars ?

I am sure my sister and her boyfriend at the time had a Berkeley T60...you could almost smell it coming😀
by 747PETE
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Trying to start...after a year or two

O.K. gradually working through this conundrum.I have good continuity from the starter solenoid up to the coil +ve and a healthy 12 volts from the ignition switch to the coil+ve,so someone has in fact bypassed or removed the eureka wire.I have a new 12 volt coil.Taking the Accuspark out of the situat...
by 747PETE
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 22081

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

A little late into this conversation,now you say the pump is ticking away all the time? I could not see in the thread what sort of pump..it’s my eyes😀 If it is an S.U. one,just put your finger over the end of the carburettor fuel delivery pipe,switch on and after a short time it should stop ticking,...
by 747PETE
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5541
Views: 394991

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Lovely Jaguar spotted a few weeks ago...
by 747PETE
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Trying to start...after a year or two

I still have the ..new..Accuspark system fitted.Once this damp stuff stops falling out of the sky I will do a simple test,there is switched power on the +ve side of the coil,I will run a separate -ve lead to it,on/off and see if I get a spark from the Kinglead.That will prove the coil side of things...
by 747PETE
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 35
Views: 5402

Which colour looks best?

Aston Martin California Sage would look nice too👍
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by 747PETE
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Trying to start...after a year or two

Indeed,though I havegradually worked through many of the problems with a “got at” wiring loom etc.The whole front end retired with correct colour/rated wire,relays on lights,cooling fan..new..etc.The rear loom all refurbished and the lamp units all rebuilt regards filament holders,all the earths ren...
by 747PETE
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Trying to start...after a year or two

Yes indeed Roger,I should have phrased that better,I have spent a lot of time this last Summer retiring a few MGBs to a non-standard ballast less system.All at the owners requests,then retimed many of them.So the timing is not the issue yet.This particular Scim has a huge history file of problem sta...
by 747PETE
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Bogging at 4000 rpm
Replies: 329
Views: 44021

Bogging at 4000 rpm

If it’s any help,I bought at great expense some of Gates Barricade hose,supposed to be the very,very best...alas it delaminates internally,not perished.I solved it all by getting the aforementioned Biohose from Andy.I too would never use the braided variety,they look very nice but believe me when th...
by 747PETE
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Trying to start...after a year or two
Replies: 10
Views: 1900

Trying to start...after a year or two

Hello guys,yes I am still here😀 Now,at long last I have got round to starting the SE5A after a longish lay up.Although the whole fuel system has been renewed,I have rigged up a separate little supply with a return line too.I do not want to put fuel in all the new steel lines and tank etc because it ...

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