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by IanC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

The carb in the photo is an old one which gave up its diaphragm to cure the carb on the car, but the problem has now been transferred to the old carb along with the newer, possibly faulty diaphragm. Any thoughts? Answering my own question here for anyone that's interested, the diaphragms on both we...
by IanC
Tue May 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Being a bit of a PITA here, but yet another question, this time concerning the gearbox, an A4LD unit with C3 T/C and cable kickdown. I've reconnected the cable at the same setting as it was left by the PO, but this restricts the operation of the carb to half way opening. The reason for this is the K...
by IanC
Sun May 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

The unexpected issues are coming thick and fast now that I've got the engine back in, battery, ball joints, brakes, shocks and now the carburettor. All surmountable if unwelcome, but the carb issue is a weird one. I noticed the sector wheels on the back only went to halfway. After a bit of persuasio...
by IanC
Sun May 26, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Renault Scimiter [sic] Rat Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Renault Scimiter [sic] Rat Rod

I recall being told about a Renault Senator for sale, some years ago :shock:
by IanC
Fri May 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

this helpful diagram shows the additional red and white wires from the starter inhibit on an auto car, but does anyone know where the wires physically join the starter (if in fact they do)? The wiring on the car is a bit of a jumble in the vicinity of the starter with repairs apparently made with w...
by IanC
Wed May 22, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SOLD - AVO SE360 shockers - Coupe/SE5/SE5A
Replies: 1
Views: 311

AVO SE360 shockers - Coupe/SE5/SE5A

Hi, I've pm'd you
Ian
by IanC
Tue May 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Thanks guys for your comments.
by IanC
Tue May 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Not so much a problem, more of a general query.... the fancy set of SS bolts that came with the car includes exhaust manifold bolts (photo). This isn't something I've come across before, I've only ever seen a manifold held on by studs and nuts. I would have thought that come exhaust removal time, it...
by IanC
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Hi, yes, definitely fitted the right way round! I didn't spot the 'motorseite' stamped into it initially, but used the rectangular imprint (photo 2) of the T/C mounting bracket as a guide as to which was the right way round.
by IanC
Sun May 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Well if you do, that would be just great, thanks. Just to be on the safe side, I've posted a couple of photos of the plate, as it has 'motorseite' stamped onto it which while helpful, seems odd for something I would have thought originated from Dagenham (or even Bordeaux). From the paperwork that ca...
by IanC
Sun May 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Spoke to soon, I knew I was tempting fate when I said that I'd passed a milestone when I'd got the engine in! One of the flex plate to torque converter bolts is fouling an engine back plate bolt. This is something I checked and double checked before fitting the engine, but I realise now I must have ...
by IanC
Sat May 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Damn, you've sown the seed now :roll: I see the two bottom bolts will fit as the tapping goes right through the block casting and out to daylight so I don't need to shorten two of the SS ones, but I'll do the others. Might as well do it right!
by IanC
Fri May 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Hi, thanks for the suggestion, but yes i did think of that, but only after I'd fitted the old ones!
by IanC
Fri May 03, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

A mystery solved. After many attempts I've got the engine back in, the last hold up was caused by the engine to bell housing gap remaining at about 5mm and tightening the bolts wouldn't close it up. I thought unsurprisingly that I'd fitted something wrong. However, the previous owner had bought a ve...
by IanC
Wed May 01, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 94
Views: 8012

Engine Rebuild Novice

Thanks, I'll check for cracks as you suggest. I don't however know how the engine was removed, but the T/C was already separated from the gearbox when I got the car. I might just try re fitting the engine with the flex plate as is, after maybe giving it some 'encouragement' to make it as flat/true a...

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