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Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 pm

Remove the bolted crossmember to clear the sump as previously advised.

No need for the mechanical fan.

Fit a 5a suspension cross-brace to clear the idler pulley, or fit your old front cover to the new engine.

Yes, the fuel pump will just fit on the blanked off section (with correct spacer to set the distance and prevent heat absorption).


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Post by Akuchanny » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:54 pm

Hi I have already pulled the top cross member at the front of the block that is above the fan, do you mean a lower cross member? I also through the 5 and 5a cross brace - the tubular part between the suspension was the same?


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Post by Akuchanny » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:58 pm

Also I wondered if anyone had any of these parts, and how much they would want for them....


1 x Grilling clutch Slave cylinder (the type that is held in with a Cir clip)

1 x top end gasket set - Although head gasket are not currently needed, mostly the carb and exhaust is all that is needed

1 x bottom end gasket set (sump) - if I have to pull the sump...

1 x rear gearbox seal - the splined section seems to be leaking transmission fluid via the join to the prop shaft, no damage visible so believe it is a seal

1 x full set of engine hoses (silicon or rubber) the carb is auto choke.

2 x fan belt

1 x oil filter

1 x heater blower motor - the motor is dead in my car, I think the matrix will probably need pulling as well. I would be happy to swap the whole item out but depends if anyone has one they don't need. if not the also...

1x heater matrix

1 x front wheel bearing kit (Both wheels)

1 x New front disk kit

2 x engine mount bushes / rubbers

1 x gear box mount bush / rubber

1 x early scimitar letters front

1 x early scimitar front shield

2 x GTE side badges

1 x overdrive rear badge

1 x set of side window rubber seals + any trim needed

1 x set door seals

1 x set boot seals + any trim needed

1 x set of windscreen rubber seals + any trim needed

1 x set of rivet mounts for the front driver side wing chrome strip

Any help or leads with this list would be greatly appreciated, I asked QRG for a quote and it came in at over £1.2K for the parts so am hunting for other ways to get some or all of the parts.

Many thanks

Andy


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Post by rebel alliance » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:14 pm

I'm sorry ,how much ???.....Some of that is on ebay used or new ..



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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 pm

Andrew I have most of the engine gaskets, let me know exactly what parts you think you need and I will go through my parts, inc the seals.

I keep a Cast Steel type of the Alloy slave cylinder that uses the cheaper seal kit if it was needed later.

And being cast steel it will not seize into the box, and the clip groove is stronger than the alloy ones.

I also keep the wheel bearings, but don`t assume you have the correct ones fitted as they have been changed over the years.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:28 pm

Akuchanny wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Hi I have already pulled the top cross member at the front of the block that is above the fan, do you mean a lower cross member?
Yes, the lower crossmember on an early car can be removed to clear the sump of a later engine.
Akuchanny wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:54 pm
I also through the 5 and 5a cross brace - the tubular part between the suspension was the same?
The later engine (not a 5/5a change) has an additional idler pulley so the later cross-brace is kinked to clear.


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Post by Akuchanny » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi gtcse8 So far I am thinking I will only need carb and exhaust gaskets, as if I can source the top cross brace and the 5a lower chassis part that Scimjim is talking about then I can leave the engine intact. Any leads on these parts would be great. As for the slave its the first time its been off. the car has only done 41K so most parts are only coming off for the first time. which has made life a bit easier, and hit matched exactly the images in the reliant blue manual I have. although if your option is an upgrade id be happy to find out more.

The biggest struggle I am having is the heater, no one seems to have a motor only the matrix, Ideally I would rather just swap the whole unit but am happy to rebuild it if need be. Also my extra set of hands is away at the moment which has thrown the momentum off a bit. But hoping things will get back underway soon, especially when the parts are all sorted so I can get the car back together and start on the body work.


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:49 pm

Andrew the only parts I have such as the cross brace are for the later SE5a so I don`t know if they will fit your chassis.

The slave cylinders are a modification I have been doing for years when the originals dried up, they have since been remanufactured at a price.

But IF yours is the very early gearbox I still have original stock of that type, how long is your current slave, around 5" ?.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:32 pm

I think I have a spare coupe heater motor (which I think are the same as the 5) - will check this week.

You need a late upper cross tube with the kink for the extra pulley. You don’t need a later lower crossmember (it won’t fit your SE5), you just remove the tubular bolt-in crossmember that’s currently fitted, to clear the rear sump.


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:35 pm

scimjim wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:32 pm
You need a late upper cross tube with the kink for the extra pulley.
I have one of those spare, Mark


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Post by Akuchanny » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:20 pm

Hey Guys,

The Heater motor and the Crossmember will be a huge help!

Andy


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:56 pm

Hi Andy
The cross member only i`m afraid I don't have the heater motor.

BUT I do have spares for the SE5a, I`m not near my Lucas parts list at the moment if anyone can confirm they are the same?.


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