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by rkclodhopper
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Being driven mad

If your car still has the standard fit 38DGAS Weber carb you cannot do much to it, settings wise, that will prevent the engine running, the two adjustment screws only alter the idle mixture which only leaves the throttle stop screw, all the running settings are none adjustable fixed jets inside the ...
by rkclodhopper
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 chassis repair just arrived
Replies: 39
Views: 5849

SE5 chassis repair just arrived

That thick layer of something appears to be hiding a few nasties, where do you start!

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Greenham Common meetings
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Greenham Common meetings

That sounds interesting might go to the next one. A Facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/2011915598857577/ shows it was held yesterday 9th of Feb so on the basis that its held second Saturday of the month takes us to the 9th of March. When I was a lad I lived close to Greenham, it was a f...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: March 2019 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine, Scimitar content
Replies: 21
Views: 2885

March 2019 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine, Scimitar content

You are right Craig although lusting after a Kaliber never happened for me.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: March 2019 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine, Scimitar content
Replies: 21
Views: 2885

March 2019 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine, Scimitar content

The March 2019 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine landed on my mat this morning and on page 20, illustrating a report on the New Year's Day gathering at Brookland's, is a picture showing Rogers lovely yellow 6a, although not mentioning it in the caption. Then on page 55 another picture, this tim...
by rkclodhopper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox identification
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Gearbox identification

If your talking SE5a then the none overdrive four speed 'Ford type 5' box is like that.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 603
Views: 36712

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

I had the same thought Phil, the relatively low original build figure for Coupes of just over 1000 and the longevity of a composite body shell must help. Just out of interest I blundered onto a Capri mk1 forum and on there was this ---------'Despite more than a million Mk1s being produced and sold w...
by rkclodhopper
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 88677

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

I have not suffered any valve seat recession on my 5a in the nearly 15 years it has been back on the road, although like Ben my annual mileage is low and I too use an additive. Does fitting seats into a cast iron head need more care than into a Aluminium one, the Coefficient of Expansion of cast iro...
by rkclodhopper
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?

I had a perfect SE5a Sundym screen carefully stored vertically during the rebuild of my car, came the day to refit it and it was cracked down the middle, the edge must have been standing on something like a small stone perhaps, had to fit my less good delaminated other spare. I now have another real...
by rkclodhopper
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal

If your using a lifting hoist, the type on wheels, you need to make sure the reach is sufficient, the engine is a long way back.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Clueless1 SS1
Replies: 166
Views: 7130

1600 cvh

In tha garage somewhere is a 4-2-1 from a transverse CVH installation that I thought could be cut and shut to make it fit a SS1, but after I cut it up I realised that none of it was of any use.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Fuel issues with SE5a

While someone else is cranking the engine squirt a small amount of fuel down the carb intake, after removing the air filter. If its got ignition it will run briefly on the fuel you administer. Be careful with the fuel and have a extinguisher at hand.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Tue May 29, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 777
Views: 86665

551 A race oddity

Looking good Ben, coming along nicely. It will be interesting to see how effective your bonnet venting is, certainly the rectangular outlet will be good, it certainly works well on Nicks car. Previously at high speed the front edge of the bonnet would lift, possibly due to a bit of higher pressure u...
by rkclodhopper
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 128
Views: 20177

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

aaaaaaaah a lovely car, round wheels in round wheel arch cutouts, why did they ever think the SE5 style was better.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation
Replies: 175
Views: 20342

Stuttering / Cutting out, petrol starvation

I have not been back through all of this thread so bear with me if this has already been suggested but is the fuel filler cap venting properly, if it isn't the the pump finds it more and more difficult to draw fuel from the tank as fuel is used. If it is happening you can sometimes hear a whoosh of ...

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