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by scmarf
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1985 SE6B 24v Cosworth 2.9 FOR SALE
Replies: 14
Views: 999

1985 SE6B 24v Cosworth 2.9 FOR SALE

A bit of a shame when a long-standing, enthusiastic owner has to let go but judging from the mileage it rewarded you with plenty of enjoyable miles. Good luck.
by scmarf
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tidworth Incident.....
Replies: 23
Views: 1114

Tidworth Incident.....

'The Tidworth Thunderbolt' (showing me age?) :lol:
by scmarf
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5 (Granada engined)..slight oil leak & air filter anomaly!
Replies: 11
Views: 412

SE5 (Granada engined)..slight oil leak & air filter anomaly!

Hi. The standard setup is to have the oil pressure pipe screwed straight into the block. It looks like you have a T piece to allow the addition of an oil pressure switch and thus - warning light. I have such a T piece and always intended to fit it and the associated pressure switch as I think I woul...
by scmarf
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 41
Views: 1764

water in sump

Just done my gasket edges ...
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head gasket
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by scmarf
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 493
Views: 54193

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

You know what they say: 'If it ain’t broke ....' Well guess who thought it would be a neat touch to swap out the auto servo spout (with its tapping to the gearbox which is blanked off with a length of tube with a bolt in the end), and put in a nice manual one as it's all apart anyway. Steve Dennison...
by scmarf
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5a battery positive cable
Replies: 27
Views: 836

SE5a battery positive cable

Geraint.
Just checked and the positive cable in your photo is for a SE6a(b?SE8?) but it is probably - if anything - longer than the SE5a so still interested in purchase if available.

Will,
PM sent.
by scmarf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5a battery positive cable
Replies: 27
Views: 836

SE5a battery positive cable

Interesting. Thanks Roger. I'm thinking maybe a good compromise between originality (noting your signature phrase in red above! :wink: ) and fool-proofing would be a red shrink-sleeve at the battery end or, if the insulation is too crunchy, cover the whole thing in red shrink sleeve. Geraint, How mu...
by scmarf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5a battery positive cable
Replies: 27
Views: 836

SE5a battery positive cable

I may be better to get one made, 40 years of engine heat take its toll on the insulation, the one pictured is hard as rock! That is helpful :) So there is the bracket :!: The plate and grommet in your picture suggests there should maybe be a second hole specifically for the starter cable. I don't s...
by scmarf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5a battery positive cable
Replies: 27
Views: 836

SE5a battery positive cable

Any help would be appreciated as I try and reverse 43 years of electrical bodgineering. 40 odd years ago that may have been essentialneering (budgets where tight and joe / joanne had to get to work or he/ she would not get paid ) A PO obviously had an earthing issue due to the rusty front steelwork...
by scmarf
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5a battery positive cable
Replies: 27
Views: 836

SE5a battery positive cable

Yes, that's the one but I am a bit confused. It looks like the battery connector is at the starter end :?: :? .
Am I correct in thinking there is a clip at the engine mount à la SE6a? I don’t have a 5a parts catalogue to check.
by scmarf
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5a battery positive cable
Replies: 27
Views: 836

SE5a battery positive cable

Thanks both.
I will wait for your PM Jim. No hurry. I can crack on with other stuff.

Thanks Geraint. Lets see how Jim gets on.
by scmarf
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SE5a battery positive cable
Replies: 27
Views: 836

SE5a battery positive cable

I am looking for the positive battery cable (battery to starter via multi-connector) for an SE5a. Annoyingly I saw one at Scimfest and hesitated about purchase because I didn't realise at the time how bad mine was :roll: . Any help would be appreciated as I try and reverse 43 years of electrical bod...
by scmarf
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front grille....
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Front grille....

Excellent :D
by scmarf
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: water in sump
Replies: 41
Views: 1764

water in sump

This is mine as assembled (Payen gasket, heads have been 'kissed' rather than skimmed). I will be trimming them flush but not too bad as is.
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head gasket trim
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by scmarf
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 5a parts
Replies: 22
Views: 1426

5a parts

scmarf wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Would be interested in the battery +ve cable (from terminal to starter via a terminal block?) if you have it.
Now PMed (just re-read your first post :oops: )

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