2.8 cologne carburettors

Need help far away? Someone local might be able to help..

Moderators: scimjim, Lukeyboy46, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, philhoward

Post Reply
David B
RSSOC Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri May 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Location: Aberdeenshire
Has thanked: 1 time

2.8 cologne carburettors

Post by David B » Sat May 18, 2019 4:52 pm

New to Scimitars. My GTE has the 2.8 cologne engine with solex carb. Rebuilt carb with new kit but it still refuses to idle properly and coughs erratically on throttle pickup. Any ideas what could be wrong ( I have adjusted the bypass idle screws throughout the range but no success). The carb runs fine after 1/3 rd throttle up to max, just kangaroos at slow speed.
Any advice appreciated



User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 992
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Location: East Berks
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 47 times

2.8 cologne carburettors

Post by Old and Slow » Sat May 18, 2019 7:44 pm

I'm no expert on this, but I think, if the timing is not as advanced as it should be you will get coughing, spluttering etc.
Unless of course you've already checked the timing, in which case please ignore everything I said above.


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

gtcse8
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1772
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am
Location: Steeton, Yorkshire Dales
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 107 times

2.8 cologne carburettors

Post by gtcse8 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:36 pm

Solex is prone to internal jets and drillings blocking up.
Sounds like Idle jets are blocked, but they are sealed units so wire will not help.
Compressed air can sometimes clear them, but Weber 38 DGA, S or M will fix the problem.


Mark Wilson. See the Beast on youtube under" RELIANT SCIMITAR CONVERSION LOL.,Se5,Se5a, Se6a, Two Se6b`s,1 & 1/2 GTC`s, SST 1800Ti & not a lot of sense

Post Reply

Return to “Scimaritans”