Museum Se5a - Revival!

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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by MikeyBikey » Sat May 18, 2013 8:29 pm

jwdg298 wrote:

I seem to remember seeing trunnion repair kits available, are they from the usual suppliers?

yes but i had problems with the top hats. They were simply too big in diameter and so when eventually forced in to the wishbone eye either deformed or grabbed the metal tube so tightly it won't rotate, which I believe it's supposed to?


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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by tony.idle » Sun May 19, 2013 12:32 am

As a temporary measure, and assuming the discs at the bottom of the trunnions are still in place (but leaking), place a small smooth piece of wood on a jack then jack it up under the trunnion to seal the bottom. Then grease. If grease comes out of the top seal you're in luck & it's likely the trunnion threads have survived. If you can't get grease to pump through it's probably a while since they had any lubrication at all & may be badly worn. The trunnion threads support the weight of their corner of the car & don't take kindly to lack of lube. Trunnion kits replace the normally-wearing parts (bushes & seals). If the trunnion threads are worn or damaged it normally means a new trunnion and (quite often) a new upright.


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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by jwdg298 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:34 pm

I thought I would post this here as it feels slightly like progress.......... :|

Well, after a frustrating day in the garage I think I've finally discovered that my fuel gauge is possibly lying to me and over-reading. :oops: :roll:

To cut a long story short, there was more than enough fuel indicated on the gauge but none in the filter when turning over. I set the ignition timing back to basic setting as per Phils post on my non-starting thread and I then thought in for a penny and refitted the accuspark kit.

I got her running roughly and found she would happily suck fuel from a can at the front so I warmed her until the fan kicked in, took off the vacuum pipe and set the timing with a strobe so that the cutout on the wheel is pretty much smack bang inline with the centre of the W notch which I believe is correct?

I then figured maybe the lines were blocked or something, so I disconnected at the tank and fed it from the can at the back of the car and she still ran great, this caused me to have a slightly embarrassing and depressing light-bulb moment :oops: I put the rest of the can in the tank, reconnected the lines and guess what......... :roll:

She now seems to be running pretty well, I need to put more fuel in but now I have a problem getting her to start. She takes ages turning on the key, with fuel in the filter then she reluctantly fires up and runs ok except there was a bit of a judder at one point.

Could it be that the timing is still not quite right or a new hot starting fault? I will try her again in the morning. As always suggestions gratefully received.



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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:19 pm

pump not filling float chamber on cranking ?


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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:28 pm

timing should be the (looking from the front) the most lhs of the cam cover markings. 12 or 14 btdc not the middle.

Once i got mine sorted starting has always been brilliant so just perceve and you'll get there

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running smoothly is another matter :roll:


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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:31 pm

ah yes - I have a supply of NOS genuine FoMoCo headgaskets here :lol:


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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by jwdg298 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:32 pm

Thanks, I'll have another go tomorrow. I'm ok with it all, don't mind the tinkering and I learn new stuff all the time. It would just be nice to do one of my planned jobs as opposed to leaping from one failure to the next.



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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:34 pm

Coupe' Racing wrote:ah yes - I have a supply of NOS genuine FoMoCo headgaskets here :lol:
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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by jwdg298 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:37 pm

:shock: I was a bit worried there, I was really hoping that wasn't for me :D



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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:38 pm

jwdg298 wrote::shock: I was a bit worried there, I was really hoping that wasn't for me :D

think you are safe :D


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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:47 pm

jwdg298 wrote:....as opposed to leaping from one failure to the next.

suonds like somone i konw :oops: :oops:


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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by jwdg298 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:51 pm

Dunno if it works over the 'net but I'm sending you positive vibes. :D hang in there. I guess it's hard when it's your daily driver, I can use the bike when the car isn't working.



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Re: Museum Se5a - Revival!

Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:56 pm

I'm feeling the vibes

:D :D :D :D
new headgaskets and she'sssss ssssstillllll missfiring.....

just realising she'll always be the v4 v6


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