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by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Smith Industries "EVE 1101/01"- module in dash (SE5a) ...another 10V voltage stabilizer? (but this time in the dash)
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Smith Industries "EVE 1101/01"- module in dash (SE5a) ...another 10V voltage stabilizer? (but this time in the dash)

If its the low fuel unit Jim there will be four connections on it green/black, green/orange, LT green/green and earth
by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Smith Industries "EVE 1101/01"- module in dash (SE5a) ...another 10V voltage stabilizer? (but this time in the dash)
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Smith Industries "EVE 1101/01"- module in dash (SE5a) ...another 10V voltage stabilizer? (but this time in the dash)

I took my regulator apart and cleaned out the inside and fitted a 10 volt regulator in with a pop rivet - I have a photo of it somewhere but cannot find it. The regulator is for the temp and fuel gauges and one does them both so why you have two I don't know. Its normally behind the dashboard in a l...
by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a development
Replies: 16
Views: 398

5a development

if you look at the wiring drawing you will find he three headlight set ups and the chassis numbers affected https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Wiring.htm - why did they change - perhaps the electrician just got bored
by peter freeman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a development
Replies: 16
Views: 398

5a development

There are three headlight configurations which can be traced by the chassis numbers and of course the very early cars ( 5's ) had a different gearbox and OD ( better in my opinion )
by peter freeman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

As Jim says the wing solenoid is redundant and is only being used to junction the cables if you remove it you will either have to fit a longer cable down to the starter or find another way to join the cables together. remember the junction has a lot of current going through it so it needs to be good
by peter freeman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

That lead is probably the eureka bypass wire for starting or more likely the solenoid has been done away with and a newer type of starter motor fitted with the solenoid part of it
by peter freeman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 17
Views: 698

MOT exemption

I will still try to get mine done on schedule - don't want my MOT's in the winter, took long enough to get them all lined up in the summer
by peter freeman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

note that there are three different headlight wiring configurations for the 5A's depending on the chassis numbers
by peter freeman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Newbi - asking for clarification on electric components in engine bay SE5a

You can get your wiring diagram in colour here :- https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Wiring.htm - why relays have been fitted you can often find out by looking at what colour wires are connected to them. The 5's did not originally have a ballast resistor fitted they used a eureka wire ( which ...
by peter freeman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Automotive Electronics
Topic: Simple Rev counter
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Simple Rev counter

Why try to re-invent the wheel, there are plenty of cheap rev counter out there - unless you are completely bored.
by peter freeman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Bonnet and Boot Catches
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Bonnet and Boot Catches

Should have cleaned it up a bit before taking photos - however photos taken from the engine side and two combined to give the view from above and from a angle to show what the release looks like and a arrow added to show the direction you need to operate it.
by peter freeman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Dampers and Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Dampers and Springs

My MB has Koni's all round - I would just fit the normal uprated 6 springs - from the club traders unless they advise something different
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Strange position of earthing - SE5a
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Strange position of earthing - SE5a

For the battery -ve to the engine is always worth doing.
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany
Replies: 26
Views: 766

New baked Owner of an "Trabant on steroids" (Scimatar GTE SE5a) near Wismar at Baltic Sea, Germany

No the Aussies, NZ, India, Japan, parts of Africa etc etc - about 50/50 when you add them all up
by peter freeman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Bonnet and Boot Catches
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Bonnet and Boot Catches

Yes - I can take a photo of it tomorrow when its light gain if you want

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