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by GavinR
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5 267
Replies: 18
Views: 1168

SE5 267

Obviously been parked on mud for many years

Will you be restoring it?
by GavinR
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se5a heater control illumination
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Se5a heater control illumination

philhoward wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:46 pm
I have a feeling early 5a’s don’t have them?
I'm sure my Oct 1971 version doesn't, so I would agree
by GavinR
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 774
Views: 71709

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

If you have a small enough, or vertical enough tank, then presumably you don't need a swirl pot?
Or just a big swirl pot !
by GavinR
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 285
Views: 50304

GavinR's Se5a Project

I'm not sure I'm allowed rear discs, but the regs have changed this year to allow a hydraulic handbrake so I will get round to that in April / May and see how it works with the drums
by GavinR
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 285
Views: 50304

GavinR's Se5a Project

New adjusters arrived and I went to change them yesterday Drivers side went fine, but on the passenger side I struggled to get the drum off. After a few taps it was free, along with the remains of the brake shoe lining :( It must have been this side which was binding and got so hot that the lining b...
by GavinR
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Type 9 gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Type 9 gearbox

GavinR is the man for type 9 internals. Thanks Jim There are 2 versions of the tail housing and the 5th gear locking mechanisms Early boxes have the spring and pin behind the plate Later boxes have nothing as the revised 5th gear mechanism doesn't need one Very confusing as a Haynes manual doesn't ...
by GavinR
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 285
Views: 50304

GavinR's Se5a Project

My next event is a Historic Tour in April, but I thought it was time I had a quick look to see what had gone wrong on the Ross Traders The clutch I have just adjusted the pushrod and it seems fine now - I was glad I didn't attempt this on the event as the pushrod was so tight in the clevis so I had ...
by GavinR
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox oil filling methods
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Gearbox oil filling methods

It's a useful reminder of an easy way to fill the gearbox - I use a one litre gear oil bottle with the bottom cut off as a funnel and a length of rubber hose to do the same as you've described There are various types of filler and drain plugs on gearboxes and diffs, yours sounds like it would be a 7...
by GavinR
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 285
Views: 50304

GavinR's Se5a Project

Ross Traders Historic - Saturday 1st February 2020 After a year off, the Ross Traders was back with a new organising team and a completely different format with 9 Tests and 2 Regularities inside Caerwent, and 3 Regularities on the public road. Just over 40 cars had entered with Carrie and I at Car ...
by GavinR
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5 Project - Identity Unknown
Replies: 20
Views: 2661

SE5 Project - Identity Unknown

Thanks - the last thing I want is a Q plate, especially as I have already proved the age of the chassis
I also didn't think they issued Q plates any more, giving new plates to kit cars, etc
by GavinR
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 285
Views: 50304

GavinR's Se5a Project

Over the winter I did the usual thorough check of everything as our historic season was starting earlier in 2020 with the Ross Traders having moved to 1st February 2020 It was also an afternoon / evening event and as Carrie and I had never done anything in the Scimitar after dark, we entered Tavern ...
by GavinR
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5 Project - Identity Unknown
Replies: 20
Views: 2661

SE5 Project - Identity Unknown

So the registration saga continues, after chasing the DVLA again, I received another letter today "Dear... Following investigation of our records and from the information recevied from you, the vehicle in your possession will need to be re-registered with a Q registration number. The original regist...
by GavinR
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Understanding my automatic choke
Replies: 41
Views: 2211

Understanding my automatic choke

Assuming the fuel pump is as on the picture of the instructions, then it's a usual Facet cylindrical pump and the pressure depends on the model, and the fuel regulator should be restricting the pressure enough to let the carb needle valve / floats work correctly I would start by checking the fuel pr...
by GavinR
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: GTC Manual Gearbox removal
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

GTC Manual Gearbox removal

I would start with the car at a sensible working height, enough to slide underneath and undo bolts, etc, then slide backwards on the gearbox jack Once it is free, then raise the car high enough to get the gearbox out - if you can get enough height to keep it on the gearbox jack then it makes everyth...

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