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Post by Oldconn » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:29 pm

There's one like that, same colour, same wheels, for sale in France - I wish Had 6500€ to spare :) . Echo your thoughts about the FB page, I'm very wary about using it. How are you doing with the ignition problem?


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Post by 747PETE » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:22 pm

I am making progress,life and the rain get in the way😀 The new coil is fine,checked it on my old MG,
next thing will be to fit points and condenser and check the timing.Hopefully fittings points back will at least fire up the coil,I have no way of checking the Accuspark unit I fitted a couple of years ago.I will also have a good look at the ignition switch the guy who looked after the car for the previous owner had suspicions about it.I have just stripped and overhauled a spare one...I have posted the details in the “how to” thread.Once I have sparks I am half way there.



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Post by 747PETE » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:36 pm

Sparks at last😀😀😀



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Post by scimjim » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:52 pm

what about the car?

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Post by philhoward » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:12 pm

Nice one!


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Post by 747PETE » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:22 pm

Ha! I thought that would bring a smile.All is rosy in the world now I have gone back to points.That will not last,it is a Scimitar after all😉One thing I was expecting and sure enough,the distributor was almost welded to the block after a few years.However,after liberal applications of old fashioned PlusGas and even more liberal verbal encouragement it has started to move enough to set her statically.I could not locate my feeler gauges,so in true “Boy Scout mode”, I scoured the house with my old fashioned vernier gauge looking for something 25 thou thick.My wife has not missed her nice shiny nail file yet😀😀 So now I have sparks and explosive fluids in roughly the right proportions.Watch this space😳😳



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Post by philhoward » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:25 pm

There’s a TVR 1600M that managed to keep running in Malta last October with its points set exactly the same way...


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Post by 747PETE » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:14 pm

Second turn of the key after 4 years! I must have set the timing right :-) It has always had that high oil Px, Vulcan Engineering engine,though once I have checked everything
through I might investigate that...seem a little too high?? Anyway...beers tonight!!
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:13 pm

Well done on getting it running again. The pressure is *perhaps* a little on the high side, (but is it still within the tolerance of the gauge?), also how much does it vary with revs? and what oil are you using?

Your dash is still looking good! :D

(p.s. If they're not battered beyond all recognition, then your thumbnail is quite useful as an emergency 25thou feeler gauge :D )



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Post by 747PETE » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:57 pm

Thanks Roger,dead chuffed to be honest.I have put fresh Castol Classic in there with a Halfords filter.I will change that for a genuine EFL90 this week.I am sure she is running better than when I bought her home.I found an assortment of odd sparking plugs,leads,a strange filter I had never heard of.The coil was a Flamethrower 9volt with a separate ballast on a little bit of wire.I have fitted new plugs,points,condenser ,rotor arm and Burton leads.New wiring from taco to coil along with new lead from starter solenoid,all direct so no eureka or ballast and 12 volt coil.I have timed it at 10 degrees static to start with.Once it had run up to temp,the new fan cycles on/off via a relay and the new rad and water pump appear to work well😀The oil Px was a little higher when cold at 2000rpm..almost 75psi but that is the PRV working.She does smoke a little but it needs a good warming through after all this time and I was always putting redex down the bores and manually turning over the years.I will check the timing out,when I fire the engine up,it’s almost as if it feels in gear,then she fires instantly,might be a tad advanced.Now,any idea what I might be looking at with dynamic at say 3000rpm,vac plugged? I thought about 28/30degrees.It does have a Kent camshaft,I will have to look at the paperwork,Vulcan a V63 from memory...fast road.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 pm

747PETE wrote:
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Now,any idea what I might be looking at with dynamic at say 3000rpm,vac plugged? I thought about 28/30degrees
That sounds about right? Here are the advance curves from the Se5/5a manual :)

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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:08 pm

I would want to see more like 32 degrees with a warmer cam.


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Post by 747PETE » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:12 pm

Thanks Roger! ref a warmer cam,I will just keep advancing it until it pinks then back it off a touch. That is when she is back on the road😀 I found with the MG,whatever state of tune,get it around 28/30 vac plugged at 3000 rpm and go from there until it pinks.Always seems to work.



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Post by 747PETE » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:22 pm

Just a small thing😀 I have noticed a small rubber tube ,about 1” long that is sticking out of the rear of the carburettor,just above the two meshed quadrants,that is plugged with a small Allen bolt...any ideas guys??



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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:29 pm

Yes, it would be attached to the vacuum operated hot/cold flap in the later-type aircleaner intake. If you've got an earlier one, without the automatic flap, or a K&N (or similar, it will be blocked-off.


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