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by David Tew
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 946
Views: 80934

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Here's a curiosity A car unknown since 1980, on the list but no photo, well now we have a piccie ... KVT 717E chassis 0412, belonged in 1980 to M Joseland of Hartlebury, Worcestershire and was in Slice magazine no 34 It is currently on SORN, no MoT details I don't know the current whereabouts or co...
by David Tew
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?
Replies: 37
Views: 1785

How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?

I would check the plugs and leads on that bank first David before pulling the head off I replaced the plugs and leads for brand new when I first noticed it. New cap as well. Still the same. :( You don’t have a small exhaust blow somewhere downstream do you? That's a possibility although I can't hea...
by David Tew
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?
Replies: 37
Views: 1785

How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?

:help: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ......... I have just spent a couple of hours doing the final (I thought!) setup of the engine and new carb. The engine starts, ticks over and revs perfectly. However, I noticed that the right-hand bank randomly chuffs when it's ticki...
by David Tew
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Who fancies a new project?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Who fancies a new project?

...... and we thought some of our projects were challenging. Advertised on eBay as suitable for restoration! :shock:
Still recorded at DVLA, passed last MOT in 2009. A new chassis and a bit of fibreglassing - job done. :W
Lotus +2 for restoration!.jpg
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by David Tew
Sun May 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?
Replies: 37
Views: 1785

How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?

Glad it’s fixed - you could have borrowed a carb (brand new or one off 8 ball) to prove that was the fault, had you asked :D Ditto! Thanks Jm and Andy. I knew you'd offered and am really grateful to you. It's been difficult for me to get out to collect one, unfortunately. :wink: I am so relieved to...
by David Tew
Sun May 31, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?
Replies: 37
Views: 1785

How do I get this d**ned engine running properly?

I've managed to get back to the Coupe after a few ( :roll: ) diversions and the first job was to get the engine running properly. After everyones' comments I was convinced it was the carb. I couldn't get out to borrow one (thanks for the offers 👍) so I bit the bullet and bought a new one. I did pond...
by David Tew
Sun May 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Dual circuit brakes
Replies: 61
Views: 2029

Dual circuit brakes

DARK STAR wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 3:57 pm
I'll need to buy another bucket of brake fluid.
If you use silicon fluid you can re-use the fluid you bleed off, as long as it is clean. :wink:
by David Tew
Sun May 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Dual circuit brakes
Replies: 61
Views: 2029

Dual circuit brakes

I've had the same problem on various vehicles. What has always worked is to jam the brake pedal to the floor overnight .... in the morning there is usually pressure in the system. I think it helps dislodge the trapped pockets of air.
Worth a try. :)
by David Tew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: carb and fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 192

carb and fuel pump

You're just too quick, Jim.

Or perhaps my typing is getting slower! :D
by David Tew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: carb and fuel pump
Replies: 5
Views: 192

carb and fuel pump

andy007 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:01 pm
the stag fuel pump was forcing to much fuel in about 3 bar I think, not it's at about 1.5 bar,
Erm, I think the DGAS needs about 3 Psi max, whch is 0.2 Bar. 1.5 Bar is 22 Psi which will overwhelm the poor old Weber. :wink:

A regulator is pretty essential with an electric pump, as you've found.
by David Tew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a Front Wiper Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 261

5a Front Wiper Motor

Many thanks David - I never realised unit I saw your diagram that the two speeds were enabled by changing the motor brush positions - a clever use of inefficiency ! :lol: True, but it's a masterpiece compared to the 2-speed DR3 which uses a resistor in series with the field coil to make the motor r...
by David Tew
Sat May 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a Front Wiper Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 261

5a Front Wiper Motor

Forget what I just wrote!! It does have 3 connected positions and following through your instructions it turned out that 3 and 4 were transposed. Swapped back and hurrah! It all works as it should. Thank you so much, I'm in action again. Oliver Glad you've got it working and glad to have been of he...
by David Tew
Sat May 16, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a Front Wiper Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 261

5a Front Wiper Motor

I'm not sure of the switches used in the 5a but I'm sure someone can advise on that. In the meantime, here's an excerpt from Peter Freeman's excellent wiring diagram for the 5a - the greens are the 12v +ve. See if you can align the connections you have with the diagram. :wink: Wiring diagram excerpt...
by David Tew
Sat May 16, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a Front Wiper Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 261

5a Front Wiper Motor

The wiring is a little complex but don't forget that the main switch needs to be in the off position for the self-parking to work correctly. From your symptoms I suspect the dash switch wiring is incorrect and that the motor is being fed by the 12v +ve through the park switch rather than the 12v +ve...

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