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by Tinker man
Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a YTY V8 project
Replies: 140
Views: 22074

Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Decision made. Going with the V8 conversion as per original thought so title changed. So does anyone have any helpful details on rover 3.5 P6 figment into the SE5a? Engine mounts and positioning? And how much do I need to chop from the firewall and tunnel? So many questions.... I do have the early t...
by Tinker man
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a YTY V8 project
Replies: 140
Views: 22074

Re: SE5a YTY 681K

The garage space is at work. I have limited time to use it so that is the incentive to push on.

The idea is to now get the body onto a trailer and store in a barn whilst getting stuck into the chassis in my garage at home.

But the best laid plans as we all know..........
by Tinker man
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a YTY V8 project
Replies: 140
Views: 22074

Re: SE5a YTY 681K

moving at a pace today.....
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box out
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scimitar 4 005.jpg
tank out
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engine and box ready for storage
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that is probably it for a while now... :D
by Tinker man
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a YTY V8 project
Replies: 140
Views: 22074

Re: SE5a YTY 681K

update 2 roll bar/ seat belt mounts completely gone.... are these available to buy or am i fabricating? if someone could let me know that would be great. scimitar 2 009.jpg rear frame is also poor... anyone got a good rear chassis section they would be willing to sell that i could graft on?? :D or a...
by Tinker man
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a YTY V8 project
Replies: 140
Views: 22074

Re: SE5a YTY 681K

so, here we go. update 1...

doors off and ready to start a lift....
scimitar 2 004.jpg
looking for bits still attached
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separation!! :)
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good and bad news on the chassis. main chassis is pretty good just one area to plate next to the engine:
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only holes in main chassis
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see next post for more..... :D
by Tinker man
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A - ebay purchase
Replies: 57
Views: 7162

Re: SE5A - ebay purchase

PM sent Pete.
by Tinker man
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TOWING WARNING!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2418

Re: TOWING WARNING!!!

and the last from me on this one... Geraint, another one you say??? i am in enough trouble at home for this one! though the possibility of a "parts donor" has crossed my mind! and yes Greeny the Tow vehicle is a fair beastie... with that trailer on it made for interesting parking at the petrol stati...
by Tinker man
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A - ebay purchase
Replies: 57
Views: 7162

Re: SE5A - ebay purchase

i can agree with the 2 previous posts. i just had to do the same on Sunday. opened easily from the inside.

your second cars chrome work is pretty good! very jealous. :D

looks like a nice car (the white one that is)!
by Tinker man
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TOWING WARNING!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2418

Re: TOWING WARNING!!!

I will go with that. :D

never too old to stop learning. and to be honest, its not dulled the "joy?" of ownership!!

cheers
by Tinker man
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: PJH 4L Project starts here
Replies: 34
Views: 4816

Re: PJH 4L Project starts here

Good to hear you are still at it. I have the same rotten carpet syndrome too.. Get the pictures up! The owner that had the car before you is also interested to see what you are up to. I was speaking to him today. He is also adamant that the keys went with the car. :( Crack on.....
by Tinker man
Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TOWING WARNING!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2418

Re: TOWING WARNING!!!

Thanks Detour. Yes as you can see this one rolls even if I rolled it onto the trailer the wrong way... I am just about over the embarrassment now.. I was hoping to get encouragement on the car, but ended up getting a towing lesson, so I guess all not lost. :oops: :oops: :) Live and learn.. Keep an e...
by Tinker man
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TOWING WARNING!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2418

Re: TOWING WARNING!!!

Cheers Phil,

Think it will be quite some time before YTY manages a speeding ticket under its own steam... :-)
by Tinker man
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: TOWING WARNING!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2418

Re: TOWING WARNING!!!

Hi all, my towing error. I have thanked Tupperware on the original post and offered my weak but true explanation of ignorance. To be fair the pickup pulled the trailer 170 miles home at 60 with no issues at all and I did actually have a friendly conversation at a garage on the way home with a nice A...
by Tinker man
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a YTY V8 project
Replies: 140
Views: 22074

Re: SE5a YTY 681K

few other things... new ignition goodies still in the boxes.. plugs, points, coil, dizzy cap leads etc. new front wheel bearings (inner and outer). new ignition barrel with 2 keys. oil in engine new and unused by looks of things (well new 17 years ago). so maybe the engine has been fettled? 2 carbs,...
by Tinker man
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a YTY V8 project
Replies: 140
Views: 22074

SE5a YTY V8 project

Hi all, as you may have seen in the for sale section i collected the above vehicle from Sunderland at the weekend. its a full resto case, but it has its merits i think. 2.jpg i have been looking for a project to put in a V8 that i am rebuilding and this seemed to fit the bill. but now part of me is ...

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