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Front timing cover help

Post by V6pushfit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:27 am

Does anyone have a spare front timing cover which is front dipstick and with a fan pulley shaft?

I have a couple of front dipstick covers which either doent have a fan location at all or a just a cast recess where it should be so I was wondering if a fan shaft can be pressed in ?

Any pointers to whether there is a front dipstick version with the shaft arrangement there would be greatly appreciated !


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Post by rebel alliance » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:09 am

Pretty sure there is'nt ..front dipstick early engine..no dipstick and idler pully later one..you could get the bearing in there maybe, but it's a machine shop job



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Post by V6pushfit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:16 am

Hmmm

I'm thinking machine the cover to accept this:

https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and- ... currency=1

But maybe the early transits or granadas had a fan and front dipstick....


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:42 am

I thought the idler pulley came in with the later, uprated, engine, which also had the rear sump, so they are mutually exclusive? Very early Scimitars had a mechanical fan, but it was soon replaced by electric, and the mechanical one became an option for towing, but in both cases the mechanical fans were mounted on the crank pulley.


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Post by rebel alliance » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:49 am

As Roger said the sump moved to the back with the three pully engine..could you fit a dipstick tube on the front of the later front cover .



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Post by V6pushfit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:55 pm

That’s a very good idea I like it. Anyone got a a spare front cover for the later engine?


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Post by Oldconn » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:11 pm

I have one, needs a lot of cleaning up, I could take it to Curbs if that helps.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:48 pm

Putting the dipstick in the front cover won’t let you check the oil level
So you will need a whole load of other parts to take a backward step


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Post by peter freeman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:57 pm

I have to ask why you want to fit a mechanical fan - surprised no one else has.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:06 pm

I didn't ask because, from memory, the OP's Essex is in a TVR, so I thought there may be some TVR-specific reason (which I'm not aware of) for asking the question?


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Post by V6pushfit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:33 pm

Yes TVR and I thought it would be a very easy way to get additional cooling. The engine bay of the Tuscan gets notoriously hot as it’s small and the front grille and vents are too. A front engine fan would add additional oomph so to speak.

Why wouldn’t a front cover front dipstick conversion be able to check the oil level? A change from rear to front dipstick to get a high rear sump is done on specials etc....

The cover on the front dipstick cover is strengthened around the dipstick so the later cover will need beefing up before a simple drill and fit the tube. It can be done but it’s s toss up I would be interested in taking the shaft out of a late cover to see if it fits in hole in the early one


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Post by V6pushfit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:34 pm

The hole in the older cover is not central.

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Post by V6pushfit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:39 pm

On balance it’s beef up a late cover, drill and fit a tube. This is worth doing.

I’m doing a lot of work on the house at the moment so won’t be at any meets this year, I do normally go to some local shows plus Goodwood Revival plus a TVR event at Burleigh.


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Post by V6pushfit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 pm

Do Scims run a viscous fan coupling or bolted direct?


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Post by peter freeman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:52 pm

Bolted direct - 1st thing I did on our Coupe was get rid of the fixed fan how about fitting a 2 speed fan - works well on the MB.



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