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by IanC
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Mechanical fuel pump problem - Essex engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Mechanical fuel pump problem - Essex engine.

I just measured the length of the arm on a known working one, and it's 11cm long
by IanC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Propshaft Query

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Thin rubber glove over the tail shaft with elastic bands?😎👍
Tight ex-Yorkshire lad!
Great idea, it appeals to my Caledonian caution!
by IanC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Propshaft Query

TrevorG wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Ian, if you can tie/tape a plastic bag tightly over the back end of the gearbox once the shaft is removed, it will prevent too much leakage and you can then top up to suit afterwards. Unfortunately AQF flows easier than manual gearbox oil!😁
Belt and braces, I like it! :D
by IanC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Propshaft Query

Hi, I meant ATF as an abbreviation for automatic transmission fluid. I'm sure the specialist guy who sorted out my torque converter and autobox seals will have used the right fluid for an A4LD. I don't have a old propshaft front end (good idea btw) but hopefully I won't have too much of a leak if I ...
by IanC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Propshaft Query

When I removed the prop shaft on my SE6 I just drained the gearbox. Easy really. Regards Terry H hi, thanks for that, but i don't really fancy draining the new ATF and either binning it ( it was quite pricey) or putting it back in (risk of introducing dirt as well as being a bit of a fiddle).
by IanC
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Propshaft Query
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Propshaft Query

Hi, I'm going to change a propshaft U/J on my (auto) SE5a. Not done one before, so this'll be fun/educational/annoying. However I've a couple of general queries before I start: 1. Does the forward end of the shaft simply slide out of the gearbox? 2. If yes, does the oil then come pouring out (even i...
by IanC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6a camshaft timing
Replies: 3
Views: 136

6a camshaft timing

Hi, There's a fair bit on the forum about this point e.g. "The crank gear often has two dots about 60 deg apart - one is the one to align with the cam gear, and one would align with the balance shaft on the V4 engine, which would have gone in the round hole on the left. Correct alignment with the ca...
by IanC
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 96
Views: 10661

Engine Rebuild Novice

Being a bit of a PITA here, but yet another question, this time concerning the gearbox, an A4LD unit with C3 T/C and cable kickdown. I've reconnected the cable at the same setting as it was left by the PO, but this restricts the operation of the carb to half way opening. The reason for this is the ...
by IanC
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburettor query
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Carburettor query

Many thanks AJL, I'll give that a try before doing anything rash. This 'different sizes/shapes' idle jets is a new one on me, I've had a few Scimitars over the years and this is the first time I've seen anything other than the two identical idle jet set up.
by IanC
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburettor query
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Carburettor query

Hi, thanks for that, that's exactly what i need to know. I've had a look at their site, the images of idle jets match both the numbers you give and the jets I've got.
Ian
by IanC
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburettor query
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Carburettor query

My carb is running a bit lean, and even with the idle screws turned out 3 1/2 turns the plugs are too white. I had a look at the idle jets and found that they are unlike the ones I'm familiar with - different shapes although both are marked 45. Does anyone know what carb this is (so i can order part...
by IanC
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: At last! I have my SE5 back!
Replies: 532
Views: 55277

At last! I have my SE5 back!

Finally some little F***** has broken the rear boot hatch hinge. I am trying to see if there is a way that I could drill out the plat and use a bolt to secure the hinge back, as I don't really want to pull the headlining and glass in a new hinge. does anyone have any ideas about that as well? I had...
by IanC
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Steering query

Update, I've ground a new groove/slot in the splined section of the intermediate shaft at right angles to the existing one, to allow a bolt to be fitted, with the top and bottom yokes being parallel. The photo shows the original slot when both the top and bottom U/Js are in alignment. The important ...
by IanC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Steering query

Thanks, perfect sense. I know the drawing is right in showing the pins being parallel, its just that i cant get mine aligned like that the way the slot is currently orientated. I had thought about the spline issue, I'll be careful when i make a new slot!
by IanC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering query
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Steering query

There’s no way it can be fitted out of phase? 30970F7E-4DF8-454C-B28E-5860F8D24EB5.png That's what I would have thought, but for the fact that in your picture the bolt on the extreme left will only fit vertically, not horizontally owing to the orientation of the groove on the splined part of the sh...

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