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by David Tew
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: ScimFest @ Curborough 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 400

ScimFest @ Curborough 2020

It's in my diary in big print as I'm deteremined to get the Coupé rebuild finished by then. 🤞

It will be the first time it's been there. :)
by David Tew
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in Manchester
Replies: 18
Views: 645

New member in Manchester

Hi Alec. It's a shame you didn't get a GTE as your posts always make me smile. I presume your wife doesn't browse the internet! :wink: I remember cycling past a Rochdale Olympic as a 12 year-old on my way to school and always liked the shape. At least you don't have any chassis rust to contend with....
by David Tew
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: NEC RESTORATION SHOW 27-19 MARCH
Replies: 1
Views: 102

NEC RESTORATION SHOW 27-19 MARCH

I'll be there on the Saturday and will pop in to say hello. :D
by David Tew
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1154

Project BEAST build

Is there anything else that I can look for to get an idea of what has been done without stripping the engine apart? It's very difficult to see exactly what internal changes might have been done. Do you have any paperwork from the PO who did the work? You still have the DGAS carb so I wouldn't think...
by David Tew
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project BEAST build
Replies: 30
Views: 1154

Project BEAST build

If you have single springs with a red flash I suspect they're uprated as standard springs have a white flash. The difference is in the max revs, approximately 6,000 for standard and 7,000 for uprated.

Double springs are rated to approx 7,500 and 8,000.
by David Tew
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Abandoned Scimitar OBP 872J
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Abandoned Scimitar OBP 872J

Another GTE HERE at 2mins 30. Ironically it's at an abandoned Skoda dealership although he does correct himself this time! Also a Reliant TW9 at 6 mins.

Sad to see really. :(
by David Tew
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.

All sorted! I changed the Intermotor points for a new set of Fomoco and it's all now aligned correctly. Examining the replaced points it's clear they have been assembled poorly, the rivet holding them together is loose allowing the points themselves to move about. Just the fiddle of getting the dist...
by David Tew
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.

halfpenny wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:52 pm
You need a Lucas style rotor arm with a hooked end :?
Or just connect all the leads in parallel ! :lol:
by David Tew
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.

When you have both valves shut ( can be checked with the rocker cover off ) and the piston at TDC on cly1 then the rotor should be at the dizzy output you connect to No1. Does not really mater which output you use on the DIzzy cap as long as the next lead connects to 4 the next 2 - then 5 then 3 th...
by David Tew
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.

Thanks Peter.
Yes, it was the same when fitted to the engine and the gap is correct.
The issue is, which is lead 1?

I think I'll try another set of points and see if there's any difference.
by David Tew
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Help please - Rotor alignment with distributor cap.

Help, please! I'm really scratching my head here. I've had difficulty getting the Essex to run smoothly even though I've completely rebuilt the carb. The rocker clearances are fine so I thought I'd check the timing. I thought I'd first go back to basics and refit points and condenser. Now, here's my...
by David Tew
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Ignition Query
Replies: 39
Views: 1707

Ignition Query

I will also be relocating the fuel pump location to the engine bay as I want this car to be easily maintained. For safety's sake it's really important to fit an inertia cut-off switch when you fit an electric fuel pump instead of the mechanical pump. You can get them for less than a tenner off flea...
by David Tew
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Weather seized Essex
Replies: 74
Views: 2548

Weather seized Essex

I have a set of 10mm Formula Power leads. £59.95 so about half the cost of Magnecor equivalent and they seem to be excellent quality. They include the coil lead which is generally an extra with Magnecor. I rang the company and found them to be extremely helpful. They even made me a custom set at no ...
by David Tew
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fuel tank sender
Replies: 53
Views: 1900

Fuel tank sender

Personally, I'd rather pay the club traders for their efforts in getting parts remanufactured than try to undercut them. It's not a huge cost in the grand scheme. 😏

If we end up subsidising other parts to keep our cars on the road then so much the better.

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