Search found 604 matches

by Rev Light
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Mechanical fuel pump problem - Essex engine.
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Mechanical fuel pump problem - Essex engine.

The other thing about that type of fuel pump is that if the engine is fitted with an alloy timing wheel, it can touch. Making an awful racket. I changed mine to a fule pump with a slimmer cast leg. Which has been working fine.
by Rev Light
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

It will be interesting to see when I pull the head off. To be fair I have known about this for some time. When I first got the car and compression tested it some years ago number 4 was the lowest compression. And I have had some people comment that I have had a puff of smoke from the exhaust on occa...
by Rev Light
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

So to round off. Finally this morning I took the old girl for a run to warm her up, 15 or 20 miles in a loop and back to the drive. Popped off the airfilter, disconnected the fuel, the main HT lead, and pulled all the plugs - my they're hot! But they were all a nice grey brown and none of them were ...
by Rev Light
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

Well, I have a wet plug on number 4. And number 2 is pretty dark as well. Just done the tappets, which were not really that far off anywhere. Got a compression tester, just got to get her warmed up for confirmation.


Winter is going to be busy.
by Rev Light
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

The Morgan crowd were quite keen for me to visit. They gave me a couple of brochures for the factory tour.....Did not know it cost so much though...😉
by Rev Light
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

I did not know about about Morgan. My car is properly sick however. It's blowing oil out of the oil cap down the side of the engine. And there is a wet tar like deposited on inside of the nearside exhaust. No clouds of smoke or anything, but definitely poorly. It did, however, stay running and I had...
by Rev Light
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

Finally, tea and cake in a posh tea shop in Honfleur....yum yum.

IAM really getting fired of autocorrect.....
by Rev Light
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

At the hotel in Albert there were some visiting Morgan employees and spouses on a tour. Had a chat with a few of them. They were very kind and curious about my shabby old Scimitar....
by Rev Light
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

Cheers Jim, saves me the bother of putting my pictures up! And they are better.



Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

Today, we walked into town (Albert) and visited the Musee de la Somme, which was excellent, as it is located under the Cathedral..but you exit a few hundred yards away in a park. The whole museum is subterranean. Then we went to the the Thiepval memorial and museum. I was able to get the combat repo...
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

Another picture
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

About to leave Portsmouth, and Delville Wood Cemetery.
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: French Trip...
Replies: 17
Views: 531

French Trip...

So I am currently in Albert looking at the WW1 memorials, battle fields and museums. My son Chris an I crossed the channel on an overnight ferry from Portsmouth to L'Harvre and then drove across country to Albert, via Amiens, avoiding the toll roads. Fantastic roads, virtually devoid of traffic. The...
by Rev Light
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1088

Ignition cut out

Well, she ran okay for the 30 or 40 minutes that I was out, if not a little livelier. Not sure there was much wrong with the items I removed, however, as when I was wiring the Accuspark in, I found another dodgy spade connecter from the ignition. However the exercise has useful, and the car is runni...
by Rev Light
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1088

Ignition cut out

She runs! Yes the distributer needed rotating 90° to get her to fire. The sensor on the new Acuspark is a similar offset from the one that was removed I set the timing up to 14° btdc. Although that might be a degree or two advanced ? It's a late SE5a, not that it has its original engine. Take her ou...

Go to advanced search