The SE5a learning curve! - Flora

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

Post by Terry Rickard » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:04 pm

Hi Will.
I searched on-line for 'beeyrlecher' and on eBay but cannot find the Essex water pump with removable pulley.
Any more information please?
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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - My daily for a while

Post by Tinker man » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:20 pm



If it is made of nuts and bolts I WILL take it apart..... going back together is a whole different ball game

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

Post by Crowther » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:15 pm

Only 7 left...

Make that 6 left...


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

Post by Terry Rickard » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks very much,
Make that 5 left...



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

Post by willholderogri » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:20 pm

yes thats the one terry mattnutgone put me on to it


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

Post by willholderogri » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:21 pm

sorry aboout the spelling


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

Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:26 pm

willholderogri wrote:sorry aboout the spelling
How about the grammar? ;-)


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

Post by willholderogri » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:54 am

yes that as well


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

Post by RockerPhill » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:48 pm

Evening chums!

Little update on Flora.

Not used her in a while since all the salt on the roads. The clutch still gives a slight judder in traffic; I can't seem to suss it out. However, the good news is that adjusting the clutch seemed to help it!

I noticed all of my sump bolts were loose strangely; I wonder if oil was getting into the bellhousing from there/pressure? I was always topping up oil but it seems to have chilled out a bit so far..

Old cars eh :) got to love them!


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

Post by greeny » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:52 pm

Don't be such a nelly get her used!!!!


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

Post by RockerPhill » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:02 pm

Hahaha :D sorry Greeny! I think the fuel economy to and from uni also plays a part though :D


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

Post by greeny » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:26 pm

RockerPhill wrote:Hahaha :D sorry Greeny! I think the fuel economy to and from uni also plays a part though :D
Tish tosh sell body parts :lol:


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Running rich?

Post by RockerPhill » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:04 pm

Hello wonderful people!

Just a question;

I'm wondering if Flora is running a bit rich.. when I put my foot down, there is a good whiff of petrol coming into the car, and then it vanishes again. Coinciding with this, she seems much thirstier than the old engine and carb'.

Does this sound like mixture?

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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Mixture adjustment question

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:09 pm

Phil....your exhaust manifolds are leaking! You know this already ;) I'd place bets on it being that!


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Re: The SE5a learning curve! - Mixture adjustment question

Post by Nick » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:37 pm

The only adjustment on a 38DGAS is the slow speed jets (the 2 screws on either side at the bottom of the carb) should be out about 1.5 turns.

Anything else means changing jets , assuming things like float levels and fuel pressure are OK,and no leaks!.


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