The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

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Post by BigBobPilot » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:19 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
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Got a heater matrix and original seat if yer still need 'em?
I don't need a seat, but I may need a heater matrix. I'll pull it out first though to have a look, I may be getting in touch with you...


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Can collect from Crusty Ben, and meet with moulding
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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:50 pm

I'll hang fire for now, thanks Craig.


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Post by Nick » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:44 pm

Ben,

For info. Manual has top of float 6.5 mm from bottom of carb top ,and travel of 13 mm, i.e. 19.5 mm from carb top when open. This should be what I set it to.

Never had a problem with heater, but hoses were pretty old! Changed them on my white Coupe, awkward job.

PS got some smaller main and idle jets if you want to try them. Mains at 200 are pretty big.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 pm

I definitely checked the float level when I stripped the carb. I'm sure I tweaked it too, so it wouldn't necessarily be what you set it to Nick. The 40 DFA is 5.5-6mm & 14mm, so pretty much the same.
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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:23 am

Whilst at the side of the road looking at fueling issues last week, I realised the cheap small tool kit I'd swapped in to the coupe was pretty hopeless, a small range of metric spanners (with no 13mm!). Along with an adjustable spanner.
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I'd also found the small tool kit I have in my van, although not as bad, didn't have the range of spanners I wanted in that either. Rather than buying new sets of spanners to try and make up sets that will have little use as emergency tool kits, I turned to ebay. I bought a mixed batch of imperial AF spanners for £4.95 from a chap 5 miles down the road. I was the only bidder. I had to pay more for a batch of metric spanners, £11.50 from the same guy, as there were other bidders. On collection I also got a little-used air ratchet with some impact sockets and a 1 1/2"AF combination spanner all in for £30. So some spanner consolidation was required
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I now have a slightly more useful tool kit for a 60's British car and I've swapped some other spanners in & out of my main kit, filling in a couple of gaps in sizes. All from being at the side of the road with the coupe!

I do have a hand full of spares, plus I have some odd whitworth spanners to sell on (I had them anyway).


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SSSC Champion 2009, driving "Big Bob"
CSCC "Swinging 60s" race series winner in 2011, 2014 & 2015 (Group 2) sharing a Marcos with Iain Daniels

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