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by Rev Light
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 stalling at junctions
Replies: 14
Views: 808

SE5 stalling at junctions

I had a stalling at junctions issue a couple of years ago. Turns out I had dislodged the auto choke housing on the carb, where the water pipes come into the carb. It meant that the choke was effectively on all the time.

Just a thought

Steve
by Rev Light
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Ignition cut out

Well, that did not last long. I ran the car out several time this weekend without issue, but on the way back from taking my daughter to work this evening, the ignition fault returned. Not enough to break down, but enough to know the problem is still there. I am going to put in the new ignition switc...
by Rev Light
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Ignition cut out

So I took her out tonight and got her properly hot. Fault no longer apparent, apparently.......
by Rev Light
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: suspension issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

suspension issues

I use Protech. I deliberately specified them for road use. They are a bit tasty, and I am very happy with them. Also, they are made in Wiltshire, which means that they are local to me.
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Ignition cut out

So, I had a quick gander at the Scimitar tonight. Nothing obviously wrong. I squeezed a spade connecter from the coil to the Acuspark a little tighter. The I pulled the distributer cap off and had a look inside. dirty and worn, as one would expect, but also one of the contacts had what can only be d...
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Replacement carpets
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Replacement carpets

I suppose it depends if you have some old carpet to use as templates.....My car has no carpet in any of the foot wells, having long since rotted away.
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Ignition cut out

Last night the symptoms started before the engine was fully warmed up. So not so sure. Also I had driven it to work earlier in the day and all was well. Still think I have a short somewhere.
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Ignition cut out

The car came with an Accuspark and it has been very reliable over the last 4 years or so... since I have owned the car.

However I will do a visual check tonight and see if there is anything obvious before I start thinking about changing the Accuspark.

Cheers

Steve
by Rev Light
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Ignition cut out

Alas, the car was pushed into the driveway having died 50 yards from home and coasting the rest of the way.

I will look at it tonight for anything obvious. I have an Acuspark(?) ignition trigger, so no points to worry about.

Cheers

Steve.
by Rev Light
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ignition cut out
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Ignition cut out

Driving home from the Wiltshire Noggin tonight in my SE5a, when my car stutters and backfires. Big cloud of smoke, etc. Then she runs, then again stops. I can see the Rev counter drop to nothing when this occurs, so it is definitely the low tension circuit being affected, She runs again for a few mi...
by Rev Light
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Paint finish on roof
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Paint finish on roof

Oh it's definitely been blown over. But what is coming off the roof is a layer of lacquer. I have not yet started to wet and dry it, as I am not yet ready for the consequences.

Steve
by Rev Light
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Paint finish on roof
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Paint finish on roof

If you look carefully at the second picture, you can see there are a couple of places, if you zoom in, where the lacquer has actually lifted to reveal the paint underneath.

Steve
by Rev Light
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Paint finish on roof
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Paint finish on roof

The roof on my car is going a bit funny......well it's not actually the paint. It's the lacquer. Does it not like the sun?. The question is What to do? I am not ready for a full respray. Lots of other things to do first.....rattle can from Halfords?

Comments appreciated.
by Rev Light
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 251
Views: 38504

SE5A Project - Swindon

The vinyl was just fixed with contact adhesive. Evostic in a can, applied with a brush. Got to be careful, got mine slightly misaligned. Best glue the edge that need to be tucked under the rear window seal first. once secure trim and glue the rest. I did not pull my windows.

Steve
by Rev Light
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: QRG door seals ad splitting doors.
Replies: 10
Views: 927

QRG door seals ad splitting doors.

Thanks Chris, What I might do in the short term is to take a pair of sharp scissors and cut the existing seal so that there is just a flap as opposed to a tube. The doors are pretty much flush with the car body and I would not want them sticking out, so I assume they are correct. And yes, I have to ...

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