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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:13 am

AnotherTim wrote: So it looks like there are no Scimitar owners clubs in the Brighton/Sussex area them.

Solent seems an awfully long way to go to look at a spare tyre tray.

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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:25 am

AnotherTim wrote:I think I've just found a pick of the wheel holder plate from a post from 2008. If this is it, then I feel relatively sure my own bodger is doing everything the original does, except hold the wheel.


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That looks to be from a later SE6a which is a similar, but somewhat different beast.

It's spread across two pictures here. but the side panels form the side "cheeks" of the ductwork and the crossmember (has studs for the front bumper irons) are shown here:
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and the two plates which form the top are here:
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In the second picture, the smaller plate (item 27) ties the chassis brace to the radiator (as well as having a female threaded stud which take the wheel mounting bolt) and the larger piece (31) bolts to the crossmember at its front edge and then to the side cheeks and the smaller plate.


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:16 am

Cheers for tht info Phil. I've got the day off today so I'll go and have a look at what I can see. I'm hoping there's a cross member underneath my makeshift tray!



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:30 am

Just had a better look at the pictures (on a laptop rather than the phone) and it looks like you're missing the heater..that would have taken up the void below the dash in the centre.


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by rkclodhopper » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:01 am

Going back to your tyre clearance issue, my 5a has 5.5j Cobra wheels with 14" 185 80 tyres, pretty well the size it would have had from new, and with the steering turned to a similar angle to yours in the picture the tyre is very close to the valance only a 10mm clearance.

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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by toolmanchris » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:28 am

Its also worth checking that someone hasnt fitted the lower wishbones on back to front :shock:


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:01 pm

the lower wishbones are identical in angle aren't they? it's the uppers that are different for PAS/non PAS 6 series.


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:19 pm

The lower brackets can differ as well? There are 2 part numbers for the wishbones (Rear RH, Front LH and Front RH, Rear LH) so one assumes there is some difference. I wonder if the front has been lowered by doing the wishbone swap but they've just turned them upside down, rather that swapping side to side as well?

EDIT: that could also send the front wheel forwards in the wheelarch I think?


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:29 pm

I knew there were two part numbers but comparing them, there's no discernible difference in angle.


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:32 pm

I've never noticed any difference either - or not enough to cause an issue.


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:51 pm

Cheers for the info. I will check out what's going on up the wheelie parts at some point, so this is useful stuff.

Spent a bit of time on the car today. Found a leftover pieces of R9 fuel pipe in my ever-growing pile of tat from past projects, so for now I've fitted that in case I have to move the car for any reason. It's funny, but being a new car/make/model to me, I didn't even question the legitimacy (or not) of that length of transparent hose. It looks like it's meant to be on a petrol lawnmower. I'm not even sure its for fuel at all. Anyway, its gone now. Rest of the fuel hose behind an inline filter is R9 already, so that will do for now until I'm ready to replace all of it.

The bad news for me though is that there is no discernable sign of a holding pin on the carb inlet nozzle. So I need to look into that. I'm not about to start hacking into the carb with a Black&Decker and ramming a B&Q screw in the hole, so I might see what I can get in the way of detail from Webcon tomorrow.

Aside from that, I got quite a lot done in terms of starting to fix smaller issues.



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:54 pm

If it's had a replacement carb at some point in the past, the pipe stub might be OK?


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:11 pm

OOOOH... I assumed it was a universal problem in that they're all bad and all need to be fixed. Right, well, that's an interesting thought. I just need to figure out whether it's the original or not. The carb still has the alloy tag on it, but in all honesty I haven't even looked at that. It's certainly an aged carb, but it could be five years aged or 30 years aged from what I can tell thus far.

I will investigate further.

I had one thought about a possible Heath Robinson bodge to try and forestall any disaster. If I gently bound some heat resistant but malleable wire (paperclip gauge wire) around the hose on the far side of the jubilee clip, then wound it around the mechanism of the jubilee clip, then took it round the far side of the carb a few loops and twist-tied the ends off, it might be possible to make it a rigid enough binding that if the brass nozzle were to come loose, it can't fall out completely because it will be trapped between the hose and the carb by the wire.

Not a fail-safe alternative, but it could make the difference between spraying petrol everywhere, and just dribbling a bit (in the event of failure) giving me time to jump out, undress, run off up the road and jump into a pond. Just as a temporary measure of course.



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:20 pm

Did you replace the jubilee clips with proper fuel line clips (band type) at the same time?

As for the stub - when it's all up to temp, stop the engine and see if you can twist the stub (as that's when the expansion is at its worst). If you can, use the Araldite (not Rapid)/JB Weld you've got to glue it in place. If you can't (with only reasonable pressure), then it should be fine :D


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:23 pm

Oh - did you also check the small section that comes out of the tank to the nylon line (just above the axle, nearside)?


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