Diesel SE5A

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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Yep :-)


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:49 am

Well I won't say exactly how fast I was going in this video - but the wipers lift at 70mph. In my defence, it was an empty dual carriageway :-)

I hadn't realised that in "upside down" mode, the gopro mirrors the image, so it looks like I'm driving on the right :mrgreen:



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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:56 am

Based on the speed of the scenery when the wipers lifted and how much quicker it went past afterwards, that was a little over 70...and doesn't seem to hang about either :shock:


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:58 am

I can confirm that later on a private test track, I estimated the 60-90 time to be sub 3 secs :mrgreen:


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by greeny » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:00 am

Sounds well for an oil burner! Looks to go well too!


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by scimjim » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:01 am

It has a straight through 3" exhaust Dave - no silencers :-)


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by greeny » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:03 am

scimjim wrote:It has a straight through 3" exhaust Dave - no silencers :-)

8) 8) 8) 8)


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:06 am

scimjim wrote:I can confirm that later on a private test track, I estimated the 60-90 time to be sub 3 secs :mrgreen:
:shock: :shock:

Beginning to think I picked the wrong Omega engine..


Oh, hang on - mine's running the right fuel :mrgreen: and I can still fit a spare wheel under the bonnet.

Drag race down the Mulsanne in a couple of weeks then? 8)


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:29 am

Awesome! Goes like stink!


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:52 am

Looks good - can you get aerodynamic spoiler-type wipers for when you're on the autobahn like that? :wink:


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by zeb » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:55 pm

Absolutely LOVE that!!!
I so would love to do that conversion but it would never happen.
Massively potent Diesel engine + Scimitar = Perfect.



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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by 747PETE » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:23 pm

Gordon Bennet Jim,thats a real Resin Rocket!!! I was waiting for the V1......V2...rotate !!!!!



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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:31 am

I fancy popping a 3500cc twin turbo diesel into a coupe

286bhp and 580 lb/ft torque


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by philhoward » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:42 am

It doesn't sound bad at all either - for a diesel.

Steve - That would be a beast!


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Re: Diesel SE5A

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:48 am

Funnily enough it still sounds very "Scimitar-like" - if you didn't tell me what the engine was, I probably wouldn't have guessed *from the video*. Whether the same is true in real life, I don't know?


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