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by housemartin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a bonnet release
Replies: 7
Views: 342

se5a bonnet release

Adam, you are spot on the bonnet release was never smooth and when I inspected the the catch it was showing signs of wear on one side. I loosened the 2 bolts and gave the catch a quick tap to move it only 1 mm and the bonnet now closed and releases really smoothy. The scimitar spends at lot of time ...
by housemartin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a bonnet release
Replies: 7
Views: 342

se5a bonnet release

Thanks everyone, I am in! The screwdriver trick seems to have released it. I will see it I can adjust the catch slightly so that there is more clearance and grease the cable etc. Thank goodness I did not have to remove the headlight. It is such a comfort when you guys reply with all you suggestions....
by housemartin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a bonnet release
Replies: 7
Views: 342

se5a bonnet release

Afternoon guys. After watching the Goodwood moss trophy streaming - excellent racing. I have gone outside to the scimitar and have a problem opening the bonnet, well it as been a while since it was opened, but like everyone, I now have spare time. The release catch inside the car pulls the cable and...
by housemartin
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Water in side air vents
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Water in side air vents

This picture shows the 2 side vents from the plenum chamber if it helps. There is an offset hole, not sure if pass or driver, at the bottom of the plenum that drains the water all over the bell housing in front of the heater. When this gets blocked the water drains through the heater instead and rot...
by housemartin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: heater control knobs
Replies: 4
Views: 822

heater control knobs

Good Evening, Does anyone know which pats bin the se5 rotary heater control knobs were sourced? One of mine had a cracked the centre screw on button and it has now been lost. Someone did mention MG for the controls, but they use a different button. I have yet to try QRG or GW but suspect they will n...
by housemartin
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: 5a parts
Replies: 47
Views: 6452

5a parts

Centre console, dash and rear side panels gone. Front bumpers, heater and rear hatch lock gone. Seats and door cards went tonight. Lots left inc sunroof, bonnet, cooling fan, rear hatch, e/w motors and loom, NOS door hinge, headlining, etc. Jim,is the headlining complete for a 5. I am missing the f...
by housemartin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

SE5 stalling at junctions

Try a refurbishment kit first - cheaper and it "may" cure your problem. Peter, Good Shout. I have replaced all the gaskets, washers and fuel valve etc and it has cured the stalling at junctions. The differences I could see was my carb was missing a washer under the power value in the bowl base, the...
by housemartin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

SE5 stalling at junctions

Been for a drive with the borrowed 38dgas and no stalling at junctions.
I need to buy a replacement. Has anyone got a know good carb in their stock they would be willing to sell?
Seems a new one is going to set me back over £200.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

SE5 stalling at junctions

Update... Back from holiday to a dripping from the bedroom ceiling, it seems the galvanized header tank fitted in 1950s, even older than the scimitar, had corroded through. Now a nice plastic one, which I suspect will not last as long has replaced it so I can get back to the task of my se5 engine. I...
by housemartin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

SE5 stalling at junctions

Guys thanks for the advice
I am off for a week holiday, but will borrow a vacuum gauge, alternative DGAS carb and cap/leads from a know running engine and let you know the result.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

SE5 stalling at junctions

Yes I saw this and trimmed the head gaskets.
Pressure test give 110psi on all cylinders but the cheap compression gauge shows it flicking up to 140 before dropping down.
Could this be the leaky gasket?
Thanks for your assistance
Dan
by housemartin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

SE5 stalling at junctions

New head gaskets fitted ? Good shout. I purchased new gaskets and reassembled to find I had oil leaking through the new head gasket, so had the heads skimmed. However I did reuse the same new head gaskets as they had not seen any action. I will do a compression test, should they be about 120 psi? I...
by housemartin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

SE5 stalling at junctions

Good afternoon guys. I was hoping you might be able to assist me in solving a stalling problem with my rebuilt engine. The car starts quickly but idles roughly and feels strong from 2000 rpm upwards, but stalls when I get to a junction or press the clutch down when above 200 rpm. I have set the timi...
by housemartin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se5 Windscreen Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Se5 Windscreen Frame

Guys, I have been refitting a second hand windscreen to the 1972 GTE and having previously cracked a windscreen as well as having a leaking rubber seal, I thought I would make sure the gap was correct around the frame. Are there any standard dimensions for the depth of the lip and recommendations on...
by housemartin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: ScimitarWeb Developments
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

ScimitarWeb Developments

Uploading images no longer seems to work on firefox or chrome.
The message I get is:

You must enter your path and filename

It seems the browse button is not capturing the path and it cannot be typed in manually.

Any ideas

Dan

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