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by scmarf
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Bonnet lid insulation and engine clearance.
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Bonnet lid insulation and engine clearance.

Thanks Geraint. Do you have the same air cleaner/bonnet lid clearance issue on the Cologne set-up? Further thought: Although the concept of reflecting heat back into the engine bay doesn't seem ideal, I suspect it is marginal as a double skin fibreglass bonnet lid with earthed shield inside must be ...
by scmarf
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Bonnet lid insulation and engine clearance.
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Bonnet lid insulation and engine clearance.

Good evening all and a happy new year to us all. I am hoping someone (or many of you) can advise on the subject of bonnet insulation. I am trying to tidy up the engine bay on the SE6a a bit. insulation 1.JPG Insulation 2.JPG I have some old-stock to cover the side triangles but not the centre piece ...
by scmarf
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: What’s this bit for?
Replies: 9
Views: 741

What’s this bit for?

roymck wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:13 pm
It’s to try and stop RF interference from the distributor to the car radio
Is it earthed?
by scmarf
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Period Pictures / Old Photos / Memories
Replies: 519
Views: 46843

Period Pictures / Old Photos / Memories

bristol clasic cs.jpg Was clearing out a filing cabinet about 3 weeks ago and this turned up. It is taken at the Bristol Classic Car Show in - probably - the 80's. I think that is Clinton Kay by his GTC (keen nogginer at the time) and I suspect the SE5a is the one rebuilt to a very high standard by...
by scmarf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Anybody here? (Red SE5/a)
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Anybody here? (Red SE5/a)

In a pub car park in Broughton Astley Leicestershire (yes, I can identify any pub car park within 10 miles of my home :oops: )
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Not a car I recognise from the noggin.
by scmarf
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 782
Views: 62165

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Oops, meant to add photo.
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Coupe HRP212D chassis 163
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by scmarf
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 782
Views: 62165

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Apparently HRP212D went for £4,500. Sadly I was busy that day :lol:
by scmarf
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Critically low fuel level?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Critically low fuel level?

All pipework is new. Pump and carb would be my suspects (and air leak?). It's off to QRG tomorrow. I'll keep you informed :)
by scmarf
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Critically low fuel level?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Critically low fuel level?

I was wondering what your basis was for saying "there is 3 gallons in it"? Spluttering doesn’t sound like a low fuel level itself - possibly pulling muck/water from the tank bottom if the level was low is possible in which case the carb will have something in the float chamber? I took the tank out ...
by scmarf
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Critically low fuel level?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Critically low fuel level?

Hi all.
A quick question which - hopefully - will bring a quick answer: :)

What would one consider a critically low fuel level in an SE5a?
(Critical = engine spluttering)

Having some issues with Ben's SE5a. It has about 3 gallons in but even with 4 it wasn't happy.
by scmarf
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: I want to buy a house!
Replies: 3
Views: 930

I want to buy a house!

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by scmarf
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Does the version of the Essex emission control valve matter?
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Does the version of the Essex emission control valve matter?

I guess a V6 valve in a V4 might weaken the mixture, as would a faulty valve. Not sure how critical it is though. Been thinking about this recently as Ben's SE5a running problems sound a bit like an air leak.
by scmarf
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues

Addendum: I just checked my records and the scalloped-flange pump like yours was fitted to a Triumph which also got binned (I've had a clear out - though you probably wouldn't notice :roll: ). The Scimitar pump was a flanged pump but without scallops (photo). I would still be interested in any wisdo...
by scmarf
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

SE5a - the roller coaster ride continues

As an 'aside': I have been trying to track down a running problem (though not quite the same as yours) on an SE5a. One thing I did was replace the fuel pump. The one fitted looks the same as yours and I was not sure if it was a 'bona-fide' part. Although the arm seemed similar in geometry it had no ...
by scmarf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 591
Views: 78433

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

It's been a while... Currently running on running in oil but still not running well. To do: Make up a switched, parallel ignition circuit to see if the wiring is causing it to run poorly. Fix speedometer and odometer. Fix fuel sender. Fit replacement coil. Fit replacement HT set. New rear spring/sho...

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