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by Crowther
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Silty
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Silty

I've got a 40 micron filter on the way to stay on until the tank has cycled a good few times. Good shout on the hoses. I'll be sure to flush the hose going into the carb when I put it back together.
by Crowther
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Silty
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Silty

The carb is clean and ready to be refitted. I made good use of a plastic jelly bean box with multiple compartments to keep track of all the jets, needles, and fiddly bits. Shame I didn't put the throttle return spring in there because that has GONE. Does anybody know where to find one for a 5a? It's...
by Crowther
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Silty
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Silty

I will definitely be putting a filter at the tank end once the car is running again. For now I want one I can see, check, and replace easily until all this cruft in the tank has gone through. I don't trust the glass ones that screw together so I'll probably get a handful of plastic inline filters bu...
by Crowther
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Silty
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Silty

Also do any of you chaps stock the various gaskets for the carb base and top?
by Crowther
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Silty
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Silty

My fuel woes continue. Despite having a new stainless tank I still find this silty crud in the float bowl: 20200625_222256.jpg I now regret keeping the petrol from the previous tank. I ran it through a glass filter into a jerry can but it obviously isn't clean. Or the new tank isn't clean. Anyway, a...
by Crowther
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: cockpit space
Replies: 5
Views: 494

cockpit space

I did the exact same thing - bought a 5a off ebay having never driven one before. It had MX5 seats. A chunky 6'1" with size 12s, I found it barely driveable. If your friend has, or can get hold of, original seats they make a huge difference. Also a change of steering wheel might add some legroom. La...
by Crowther
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Sparkomancers
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Sparkomancers

I'm no expert in reading plugs but this one looks OK, right? Not too oily?
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by Crowther
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Potential owner
Replies: 105
Views: 7047

Potential owner

Hi James, My 1972 5a is for sale. It's a manual and it's over your budget but it's relatively local (near Pocklington) and, on a good day, it won't need a transporter! It was in regular use before lockdown but it had developed some rough running issues when hot which I haven't got to the bottom of y...
by Crowther
Wed May 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Further 5a bits
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Further 5a bits

Thanks Richard. I'm tempted by the pancake filter housing, unless a club member has one going spare?? Mechanical fan would be good too.
by Crowther
Sat May 16, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition coil relocation
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Ignition coil relocation

I'm beginning to suspect that my ignition coil has not enjoyed being bolted to the engine and has been shaken to bits. I'm looking to relocate it but there's not much room in my 5a. I'm thinking of mounting the bracket on the side of the battery tray (between the battery tray and the spare wheel... ...
by Crowther
Mon May 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from East Yorkshire
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Hello from East Yorkshire

Ey up. Whereabouts in the Wild East are you? I'm over near Pock with a Scimitar much less shiny than yours.
by Crowther
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 1972 SE5a Manual OD
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

1972 SE5a Manual OD

The time has come (again) to sell my 1972 SE5a. It'll be for sale to forum members for a couple of weeks before it goes on ebay. The reason I'm selling is two-fold: My Scim is good but not great. I like to think he has improved under my ownership but I lack the time, facilities and, to be honest, sk...
by Crowther
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: On my Santa list
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

On my Santa list

Not so much forced induction as gently coaxed induction.
by Crowther
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 19845

Engine Rebuild Novice

It got a lot of crud and silt out and the cooling system has been healthy ever since.
by Crowther
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 19845

Engine Rebuild Novice

I ran the engine on the drive to pump the potion around and it did no harm as far as I know. Make sure your hose connections are tight - I got an arc of steaming hot ASDA cola to the face.

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