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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by philhoward » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:13 pm

It's a cable on Flora.. ;)


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by RockerPhill » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi Rebel! It's a cable operated clutch for the 4 speed non-overdrive :) But i'm wondering if its the same issue too, as the cable runs directly next to the exhaust manifolds :)


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by philhoward » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:36 pm

That shouldn't change the biting point to be fair - it might however cause the cable to bind a bit though which could feel like the biting point is changing?


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by RockerPhill » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:07 pm

philhoward wrote:That shouldn't change the biting point to be fair - it might however cause the cable to bind a bit though which could feel like the biting point is changing?
That could be the cause then! I'll have a check to see if the cable has moved out of adjustment first, but if not, I'll come back to the drawing board..

On a lighter note, I'm over the moon with the engine. I drove it 120 miles to visit a friend in Wiltshire and got stuck in horrendous traffic, but she didn't batter an eye-lid!

She has literally stopped overheating! which means everything I've done has worked. Over the moon!

Looking forward to bringing her to Curborough this year :)


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by jond » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:38 pm

just a thought ,if you has all those overheating problems and the mechanical fan sorted it , maybe the electric one you had before was wired in the wrong way



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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by RockerPhill » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:15 am

jond wrote:just a thought ,if you has all those overheating problems and the mechanical fan sorted it , maybe the electric one you had before was wired in the wrong way
Hi Jond! I used the original electric fan wiring and tried switching the wires around just in case too, and also tried 3 different fans :) I also reseated the inlet manifold, changed the mechanical fan, added a brand new fuel pump from Burton power and fixed the cast iron impeller on the water pump :)

What ever I did, I haven't seen the electric fan come on once! It's such a great car now!


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by AnotherTim » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:49 pm

Congrats on the MOT!
Car looks ace too.



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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by RockerPhill » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:03 pm

AnotherTim wrote:Congrats on the MOT!
Car looks ace too.
Hello Tim! Thanks a lot for that! It's been a long time coming that's for sure; Feels surreal to have a nice scimitar at last :D


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by AnotherTim » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:42 pm

Looking forward to that feeling myself one day

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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora passed her MOT!

Post by RockerPhill » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:12 pm

Best of luck Tim, well worth it Chap :) and what better club than this one for help!


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- Student loan funded light restoration.

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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - My daily for a while

Post by RockerPhill » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:12 pm

So once again for one reason or another, Flora is my daily for a bit. I must say I truly do enjoy it massively; the greater sense of control is really encouraging; not to mention the increase in power x10 is really rewarding. She always gets me out of a tight spot!

She's quite a bit thirstier than the daily of course, but I'm hoping she's just running slightly rich. What's the best way to test richness without melting a cylinder guys? Don't want to go too lean by accident!


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-SE5A 1974.
- Student loan funded light restoration.

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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - My daily for a while

Post by willholderogri » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:11 pm

i am still using mine every day it dosnt like the cold but seems happy otherwise


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - My daily for a while

Post by RockerPhill » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:31 pm

Glad to hear it Will! Are you still having to thaw out your water pump? :D praying I have a good mixture of anti freeze in mine as it's her first night out of the garage!

Hope you're doing well mate! :)


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-SE5A 1974.
- Student loan funded light restoration.

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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - My daily for a while

Post by willholderogri » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:08 pm

I now have a new pump bought off ebay its so much better than the original ones (you can remove the pulley for easy fitting)
look him up (beeyrlecher) the pump is new not new old stock. made in wales at the old Quinton hazel works (now called something else )


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - My daily for a while

Post by willholderogri » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:09 pm

forgot say I have antifreeze in it now not before time either


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