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by housemartin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: heater control knobs
Replies: 2
Views: 158

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: 4860

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 939

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: 736

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: 5231

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
by housemartin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Help refitting distributor please
Replies: 29
Views: 3437

Help refitting distributor please

When refitting the dizzie, there should be an O-ring at the interface where it clamps to the cylinder-head. If this is missing or damaged, you will have a permanent oil-leak when the engine is running. It's 30mm diameter(from memory) and 3mm thick. Hi I am also rebuilding my essex, could you or any...
by housemartin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Headlining
Replies: 5
Views: 969

se5a Headlining

Guys, thanks for the info.
I have the existing 1 from infront of the sunroof and the flat one from by the roll bar so I need to make the 2nd one.
I do have the spare 3 from the rear, but I expect they will be too short as the roof tapers to the rear.
I will see if I can get one to fit.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Headlining
Replies: 5
Views: 969

se5a Headlining

Good Afternoon Guys, I have decided that I no longer require cold water running down the back of my neck on left hand bends during the cold winter mornings, so I have replaced the se5a sunroof with a section of fiberglass roof from a scrapped car. My question is: How many roof lining spars are requi...
by housemartin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal

Guys,
That is fantastic.
Especially the photos.
I will set about making a plate for carb bolts.
It amazes me that 4 bolts can support such a weight.
I also like the idea of rolling the car back rather than the crane.
Nice scimitar rocker covers.
Cheers
Dan

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