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by housemartin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 11
Views: 483

SE5 stalling at junctions

Been for a drive with the borrowed 38dgas and no stalling at junctions.
I need to buy a replacement. Has anyone got a know good carb in their stock they would be willing to sell?
Seems a new one is going to set me back over £200.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 11
Views: 483

SE5 stalling at junctions

Update... Back from holiday to a dripping from the bedroom ceiling, it seems the galvanized header tank fitted in 1950s, even older than the scimitar, had corroded through. Now a nice plastic one, which I suspect will not last as long has replaced it so I can get back to the task of my se5 engine. I...
by housemartin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 11
Views: 483

SE5 stalling at junctions

Guys thanks for the advice
I am off for a week holiday, but will borrow a vacuum gauge, alternative DGAS carb and cap/leads from a know running engine and let you know the result.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 11
Views: 483

SE5 stalling at junctions

Yes I saw this and trimmed the head gaskets.
Pressure test give 110psi on all cylinders but the cheap compression gauge shows it flicking up to 140 before dropping down.
Could this be the leaky gasket?
Thanks for your assistance
Dan
by housemartin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 11
Views: 483

SE5 stalling at junctions

New head gaskets fitted ? Good shout. I purchased new gaskets and reassembled to find I had oil leaking through the new head gasket, so had the heads skimmed. However I did reuse the same new head gaskets as they had not seen any action. I will do a compression test, should they be about 120 psi? I...
by housemartin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 11
Views: 483

SE5 stalling at junctions

Good afternoon guys. I was hoping you might be able to assist me in solving a stalling problem with my rebuilt engine. The car starts quickly but idles roughly and feels strong from 2000 rpm upwards, but stalls when I get to a junction or press the clutch down when above 200 rpm. I have set the timi...
by housemartin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Se5 Windscreen Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Se5 Windscreen Frame

Guys, I have been refitting a second hand windscreen to the 1972 GTE and having previously cracked a windscreen as well as having a leaking rubber seal, I thought I would make sure the gap was correct around the frame. Are there any standard dimensions for the depth of the lip and recommendations on...
by housemartin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: ScimitarWeb Developments
Replies: 29
Views: 4625

ScimitarWeb Developments

Uploading images no longer seems to work on firefox or chrome.
The message I get is:

You must enter your path and filename

It seems the browse button is not capturing the path and it cannot be typed in manually.

Any ideas

Dan
by housemartin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Help refitting distributor please
Replies: 29
Views: 3084

Help refitting distributor please

When refitting the dizzie, there should be an O-ring at the interface where it clamps to the cylinder-head. If this is missing or damaged, you will have a permanent oil-leak when the engine is running. It's 30mm diameter(from memory) and 3mm thick. Hi I am also rebuilding my essex, could you or any...
by housemartin
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Headlining
Replies: 5
Views: 890

se5a Headlining

Guys, thanks for the info.
I have the existing 1 from infront of the sunroof and the flat one from by the roll bar so I need to make the 2nd one.
I do have the spare 3 from the rear, but I expect they will be too short as the roof tapers to the rear.
I will see if I can get one to fit.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: se5a Headlining
Replies: 5
Views: 890

se5a Headlining

Good Afternoon Guys, I have decided that I no longer require cold water running down the back of my neck on left hand bends during the cold winter mornings, so I have replaced the se5a sunroof with a section of fiberglass roof from a scrapped car. My question is: How many roof lining spars are requi...
by housemartin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal

Guys,
That is fantastic.
Especially the photos.
I will set about making a plate for carb bolts.
It amazes me that 4 bolts can support such a weight.
I also like the idea of rolling the car back rather than the crane.
Nice scimitar rocker covers.
Cheers
Dan
by housemartin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

GTE Engine & Gearbox Removal

Evening, Given your widespread experience, is it easier to remove the gearbox and engine as a complete unit or separately? I have an engine hoist, but have always removed one or the other never both at the same time. Just wondered if it is possible and how easy it is to keep it balanced and if it wa...
by housemartin
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SE5 headlining offcuts...
Replies: 3
Views: 689

SE5 headlining offcuts...

Any chance this is similar?
The tan version appears to have the corded look but you cannot tell from the black photo
http://www.as-trim.co.uk/index.php?main ... cts_id=564
HM
by housemartin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: How many left
Replies: 82
Views: 8419

How many left

Looking at how many left website it appear that reliant scimitars are reproducing this year as numbers for 2018 have risen for every model.
Maybe the not MOT requirement has brought a lot of abandoned cars back onto the register.
Looks like a data processing error to me
HM

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