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by housemartin
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No Clutch!
Replies: 44
Views: 2024

No Clutch!

Guys thanks for all the advice, but no luck so as it is lock-down and I am on staycation I just decided to remove the engine. This is what was revealed when the gearbox was separated IMG_7541.JPG Upon unbolting the pressure plate the clutch plate remained firmly attached to the pressure plate and le...
by housemartin
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No Clutch!
Replies: 44
Views: 2024

No Clutch!

Guys,
Phil is right, I will try anything that does not require pulling the box.
I will give halfpenny's suggestion a go at the weekend and report back.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No Clutch!
Replies: 44
Views: 2024

No Clutch!

Guys, Thanks for the warning and advice. Peter, I like the idea of removing the gearbox from the bell housing to reduce the weight, great thinking. I did remove the gearbox and bell housing once before and needed a mate to manhandle it back onto the engine ad i was a lot younger then! Stephen, that ...
by housemartin
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No Clutch!
Replies: 44
Views: 2024

No Clutch!

Guys, thanks for your input. I have to jack the car onto ramps so I can access the gearbox cross member etc so I will try bleeding the clutch and jacking the release lever as you have suggested before getting the engine hoist out. If you right and the problem is a leaking clutch I will be very pleas...
by housemartin
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No Clutch!
Replies: 44
Views: 2024

No Clutch!

Guys, I have had no luck, the starter method drained the battery, the jack up the rear and hit the brakes just resulted in lots of banging, clattering and stalled engines. Took for a drive but getting from 2nd to 3 was stressful and despite lots of hard acceleration and braking with the clutch depre...
by housemartin
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No Clutch!
Replies: 44
Views: 2024

No Clutch!

Guys, Thanks for the quick reply's. OK that does not sound good. I do wonder if it was raining heavily when I last parked it up. I will try the starter disconnected coil method first then jack up the rear, but wonder if the rear brakes alone are powerful enough after six moths of no use. Finger cros...
by housemartin
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: No Clutch!
Replies: 44
Views: 2024

No Clutch!

Guys, I have this evening tried to take the se5 for a run after a layup of 6 months. Engine starts fine but I cannot select a gear when it is running. It has the 2 rod gearbox plus overdrive and hydraulic clutch. I have check the movement on the slave and it is operating with approx 15 mm of travel....
by housemartin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a bonnet release
Replies: 7
Views: 865

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: 865

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: 865

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: 949

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: 6
Views: 1450

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: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 5a parts
Replies: 47
Views: 7757

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: 2106

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: 2106

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

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