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by Crowther
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Preparing fuel tank for fitting.
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Preparing fuel tank for fitting.

Thanks Phil. I was hoping that was the case!
by Crowther
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Preparing fuel tank for fitting.
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Preparing fuel tank for fitting.

I'm finally getting round to fitting the stainless fuel tank that came with my 5a when I bought it (thanks Gas Guzzler!). How do I best prepare the new tank? Is it worth getting it lined, or just cleaned?
by Crowther
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Sealing indicators
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Sealing indicators

Gurus, when fitting new front indicators, is it advisable to try and seal the lenses to the rubber backing, e.g. with silicone?
by Crowther
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Water water everywhere
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Water water everywhere

Lots of rain here tonight so I nipped out to sit in the Scim, leak spotting. Definitely some water ingress at the bottom of the door cards but also some around the window glass. Should there be a seal on the inside of the window frame?
by Crowther
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Water water everywhere
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Water water everywhere

Thanks for all of this chaps! As always, a wealth of information. I think the first port of call will be the sheeting behind the door cards, to try and direct all of the water into the drain holes at the bottom, but I'll be checking all of the areas suggested as well.
by Crowther
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Water water everywhere
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Water water everywhere

OK. not everwhere. Mostly in the front footwells and up the carpets around the A pillar. Does anyone know where this might be coming from? Headlining is dry but there's a bead of water along the bottom edge of the door cards. I've removed one for inspection and the plastic sheet behind is not sealed...
by Crowther
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 56525

Scimba - Back in the game

Also I need to do the tailgate again! Last summer I managed to force too much rubber in at the top and the frame doesn"t sit quite right. It's barely noticeable but now that I've seen it I can't unsee it!
by Crowther
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 56525

Scimba - Back in the game

Now that the Scim has thawed out I've been able to have a good look at him. It is clear that the front quarterlight seals and rear side window seals are on their last legs. I know that these seals are available, for a princely sum, but how do the inner seals for the rear windows work? Does the frame...
by Crowther
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The SE5a learning curve! - Flora
Replies: 898
Views: 81893

The SE5a learning curve! - Welsh snow'scim!

It definitely wins on snow-to-scim ratio.
by Crowther
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 14" Mountney Steering Wheel with boss kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1271

14" Mountney Steering Wheel with boss kit

14" Mountney steering wheel with boss kit and horn push, fitted to my 5a until today. Good condition. £30 + postage the lot.
by Crowther
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 56525

Scimba - Back in the game

Small job today - fit the original steering wheel in place of the Mountney jobby that was in the Scim when I bought him. Despite being a larger diameter wheel the original sticks out further so there's a little extra wiggle room for my beanpole legs. On the down side I can now see the instruments pr...
by Crowther
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 56525

Scimba - Back in the game

Dare I say it?... The misfire has been cured. Running the electronic ignition from an ignition-switched 12V, bypassing the ballast, has cured it! It is sweltering up here today but the Scim has taken it in his stride.
by Crowther
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 56525

Scimba - Coming back

Well the new eureka bypass wire is hooked up! I think "fiddly but doable" was a perfect summary Phil. The electronic ignition is getting a clean 12V and the coil has been replaced with a 12V Lucas jobby. The engine starts and runs well and tomorrow I will take it out on the road to see I the hot mis...
by Crowther
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 56525

Scimba - Coming back

Well, I got the tacho out and labelled all the wiring after confirming that the male bullet (white) was feeding coil +ve. First I double-checked the voltage at the coil with the coil -ve earthed and the ignition on. 5V. Low but clearly ballasted. Now I just need to work out how to get the new wire f...
by Crowther
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Scimba - Just add fuel
Replies: 420
Views: 56525

Scimba - Coming back

Thanks Phil. I'll give it a try.

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