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Post by scimjim » Wed May 16, 2018 6:56 pm

Measured the required length at 600mm, so I ordered the 750mm cable - £15 with VAT & postage.

I need to sort the throttle stop, replace the interior kill switch (somehow managed to snap the handle at Gurston :? ) and charge the go-pro and remote before Prescott.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:55 pm

So, third place was most unexpected this year and plans are afoot for a bit more power next year.

This happened before Christmas
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And this happened today :D
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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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Post by scimjim » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:17 pm

So that’s the mock-up engine that Phil had in KAB. Decompression plate and turbo fitted so I need to remove the plate and the turbo oil feed, as well as blanking off the turbo oil return boss in the sump.

It has a new clutch fitted, the correct Sierra starter and the correct alloy sump to clear the SS1 lower crossmember.

It’s a 2 litre block with ARP bolts and a Rover inlet TIG welded to the 1800 head, then the ends cut off the plenum and welded on the opposite side, to give a forward facing throttle body.

CCT133 clutch release bearing ordered as well as a Zetec to CVH exhaust manifold adaptor plate (minimum hassle and I get to keep the free flow exhaust that’s fitted already). Probably going with Megasquirt.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:29 pm

Ooh going turbo?


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Post by scimjim » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:59 pm

Nope - if I wanted a turbo I’d probably fit a Ti or DET :D

I’d love to supercharge a CVH but just don’t have the time to develop it at the moment.


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:00 pm

True, how much power are you hoping for?


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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:01 pm

Ooooh like where this is going. Does this mean KAB will be being rightfully returned to CVH power (although I recall the original engine was thieved)


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Post by scimjim » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:47 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:01 pm
Ooooh like where this is going. Does this mean KAB will be being rightfully returned to CVH power (although I recall the original engine was thieved)
Probably/possibly :D


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Post by philhoward » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:54 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:01 pm
Ooooh like where this is going. Does this mean KAB will be being rightfully returned to CVH power (although I recall the original engine was thieved)
That’s the plan this week.. :D and yes, the original was indeed thieved.

Funnily enough one of the possible engines makes a very sneaky guest appearance in the photo but stands a chance of being close to original (1600 and carb) of which that one is neither.

Luckily I still have the pushmepullyou dizzy and made-specifically exhaust manifold.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:39 am

The adapted Dellorto dhla40 esprit turbo carb I have is spare now if you want to keep it carburated


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Post by philhoward » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:48 am

I’ve got an Alfasud turbo DRLA carb (as used on Big Bob so downdraught) sitting in a box which I only found still existed after a Zetec had found its way into the mix.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:05 pm

If I was doing a small capacity carb’d turbo build I would use a SU carb as fitted to MG metro/maestro/montego.


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Post by philhoward » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:44 pm

Still got one of those..in fact, the last time KAB was (nearly) on the toad it was running an SU!


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:00 pm

I worked for jag in the 80s and turbo maestros / Montegos were brilliantly quick but I thought they were EFI.


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Post by philhoward » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:27 pm

Nope - still ran an SU carb. Montego and Maestro had an electronic idle and choke system so I adjusted a Metro one as they have a manual choke..


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