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by Crowther
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1972 SE5a Manual OD
Replies: 2
Views: 378

1972 SE5a Manual OD

The time has come (again) to sell my 1972 SE5a. It'll be for sale to forum members for a couple of weeks before it goes on ebay. The reason I'm selling is two-fold: My Scim is good but not great. I like to think he has improved under my ownership but I lack the time, facilities and, to be honest, sk...
by Crowther
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: On my Santa list
Replies: 17
Views: 1443

On my Santa list

Not so much forced induction as gently coaxed induction.
by Crowther
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 16750

Engine Rebuild Novice

It got a lot of crud and silt out and the cooling system has been healthy ever since.
by Crowther
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 16750

Engine Rebuild Novice

I ran the engine on the drive to pump the potion around and it did no harm as far as I know. Make sure your hose connections are tight - I got an arc of steaming hot ASDA cola to the face.
by Crowther
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 55320

Scimba - Just add fuel

Quick update. After cleaning the carb thoroughly once more, including rodding the galleries with some bits of guitar string, the Scim will just about run. I've even managed a couple of trips to the petrol station in the next village! But the good times don't last. Not long after warming up it starts...
by Crowther
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Tiny choke circlip
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Tiny choke circlip

Done! Thanks Mark.
by Crowther
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Tiny choke circlip
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Tiny choke circlip

That's very good of you Mark. How much for a pair? They are 70mm total length including 7mm threaded at the top. The bottom is tapped to a depth of 20mm - probably more than is necessary. The fittings are M5.
by Crowther
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Carburettor query
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Carburettor query

Looks like a Weber 38 to me but the experts will be along shortly. I've just replaced my idle jets with new ones bought from Classic Carbs UK. Part numbers are 74403.45 and 74409.45...
by Crowther
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 55320

Scimba - Just add fuel

All seem OK Jim to my novice eye. Here's an interesting development: I cleaned the idle jets again, for the umpzillionth time, and this time it started and ran. Lumpy idle but no stalling. But.... I realized I had forgotten to snug up the idle jets, and lo and behold the passenger side jet was a hal...
by Crowther
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 55320

Scimba - Just add fuel

Good shout but I'm cohline biohosed all round, and relatively new. I've just tested the fuel pump and it's pumping plenty of clean juice. After the last run it will now start but only run for a few seconds and only after a pump of the throttle...
by Crowther
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 55320

Scimba - Just add fuel

Quick update. Fuel tank sender was sorted with a thinner but not-too-thin rubber seal. But the car is running terribly, again. The free fuel tank, since replaced, was a bad idea. I suspect a lot of crap has found its way into the carb. I've removed the carb lid and the float chamber was filthy. Afte...
by Crowther
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Tiny choke circlip
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Tiny choke circlip

Mine had a couple of rods to stand the lid on the base. Female thread on the bottom, male on the top. One of 'em has disappeared.
by Crowther
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Tiny choke circlip
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Tiny choke circlip

Thanks for the offer Mark but I got a handful from Eurocarb. Should have checked back here first.

Now, if you have a couple of the little rods inside a K&N air box....
by Crowther
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Tiny choke circlip
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Tiny choke circlip

I walked into that one. I think it pinged off the other way but I'll definitely check...
by Crowther
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Tiny choke circlip
Replies: 16
Views: 1549

Tiny choke circlip

Does anyone have a spare circlip for the choke linkage on a Weber 38 DGAS? Or a tip on where to find one please...

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