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by JimCrawford
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: SEV Fuel Pump, service or replace
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: SEV Fuel Pump, service or replace

The only information I have is that one of the answers to my enquiries was that it was used on a post war Morris van.
by JimCrawford
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: SEV Fuel Pump, service or replace
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: SEV Fuel Pump, service or replace

I think you'll find that getting a service kit for that carburettor will be challenging. I've tried many specialists, including the manufacturer, and the usual response I've had was 'haven't seen one of them for years!'. By good fortune I was wandering around the flea market on the last day of the r...
by JimCrawford
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: SEV Fuel Pump, service or replace
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: SEV Fuel Pump, service or replace

Word of caution here; I believe some after market pumps have plastic parts substituted for metal bits in the original. I picked this up from one of the engineering forums (fora?), These may be unsuitable, I can't remember why. I have the same engine so will be looking for a service kit or replacemen...
by JimCrawford
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Seat Belts
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Seat Belts

It's worth trying

stu@angliasailplanes.co.uk
http://www.angliasailplanes.co.uk/

who refurbishes harnesses.

Jim
by JimCrawford
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 181

spark plugs

Good Morning, tapping into the font of all knowledge again :) My engine is a Rollason Ardem, originally 1500 but now 1834, ignition is twin Leburg. The data I have is rather old and calls out Champion L T or Lodge H N plugs. these are old designations and when I look up the current alternatives they...
by JimCrawford
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: original Nipper brake system
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: original Nipper brake system

I am currently in the process of changing from my original wheels to 4x400 to get better availability of tyres. My concern is getting caught away from home with a u/s tyre and no spare - I've been quoted £400+ for new old stock. I'm sure you can probably get them cheaper, they used to be common on p...
by JimCrawford
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Nipper firewall
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Nipper firewall

Good Evening Paul, This could get a little tricky with the ply patterns and hand bashing but at least the base material is cheap enough. I've managed to elevate myself to a sufficient level of competence with CAD to be able to draw up parts to print out full size and compare against the original. I'...
by JimCrawford
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Nipper firewall
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Nipper firewall

Thanks Paul, I've reverse engineered my firewall to create a drawing which I believe is pretty well correct. I am going to print it out full size (A1 at the local print shop) and photo-mount it onto the new material. That should get all the fixing holes in the right place. Then I'll sandwich it betw...
by JimCrawford
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Nipper firewall
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Nipper firewall

Good Evening All, Anybody got a copy of a drawing of the firewall? Preferably dimensioned and scanned or in electronic format? I've just abandoned trying to repair the one on my Nipper and bought some 0.5mm steel sheet to make a new one. It will be easier than all the patching up required on an alre...
by JimCrawford
Fri May 28, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Zentih carburettor - service or replace?
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Zentih carburettor - service or replace?

Hi Neil,

PM sent

Jim
by JimCrawford
Fri May 07, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Zentih carburettor - service or replace?
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Zentih carburettor - service or replace?

Good Morning Paul, I think I'll gather information about the Stromberg alternative via this and the LAA website and also Engineering. The information I have so far is that the CD150 is fine for the 1835 although the jets need changing. There must be many examples of this engine with the CD150 flying...
by JimCrawford
Thu May 06, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Zentih carburettor - service or replace?
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Zentih carburettor - service or replace?

Thanks Paul, I contacted Paul Grellier but doesn't hold any Zenith spares. I've got an enquiry outstanding with a vintage carb business but this particular version isn't on their website.

The best advice I've had so far is to swap it out for a Stromberg CD150, which is much more common.

Jim
by JimCrawford
Sat May 01, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Zentih carburettor - service or replace?
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Zentih carburettor - service or replace?

Hi All, My Rollason 'Ardem' engine is fitted with a Zenith 32KL-P10 carburettor. Has anybody any source for a service kit for this unit? I cannot find one. Maybe it is just the gasket which separates the bowl from the throttle portion. Alternatively is anybody using an alternative carburettor for wh...
by JimCrawford
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Leburg tacho signal
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Leburg tacho signal

Ah but if I move the batteries aft I can tune the CofG to exactly where I want it :D

Also it will give some clearance between the back of the prop and the front of the cowling. They were perilously close :shock: I think the engine mounts weren't Nipper original.

Jim
by JimCrawford
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE
Topic: Leburg tacho signal
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Leburg tacho signal

Nothing too exotic Neil ! I've removed the mechanical tacho link from my VW and want to use the Leburg output. Some time ago I speculatively bought some lovely surplus meters, 270 degree needle sweep and in a case which is geometrically compatible with the standard 80mm instrument format. Even marke...

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