SE5 with Omega power

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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by superleggo » Sun May 07, 2017 9:43 pm

I made a wooden wedge and after a bit of gentle persuasion they fitted very well. A friend told me to weld them in from the inside to prevent the flange from warping. This looks more difficult as my SS welding is not the greatest. I can always grind it out again if it looks too much like a dogs dinner.

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The piant eventually dried on the idler pulley. I am not a great fan of Hamerite as it rusts and takes all day to dry. I wish I had painted it in 2 pack with a brush, but it will be fine.

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Now back on the engine the clearance is much better

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Well most things on the engine are sorted now so I removed it from the chassis. If only all engines were this easy to remove - not one grazed knuckle! A few dabs with the mig and the engine mounts were now permanently in place. I created a rod for my own back by painting the chassis in metalic 2 pack a few years ago while I was learning to paint with metailics. I managed to find the leftover paint and blew in the damaged areas. It looks a bit more like it but makes the wishbone look a bit second division. I will get back to those later.

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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by superleggo » Mon May 08, 2017 5:46 pm

Whilst I was tidying up the garage the other day I can across a pipe with two flanges on it and thought it was the cross brace between the two front suspension turrets until I found the front turret brace today. Hence the first one I had found is the brace which goes under the engine. With the Omega engine in it will not fit as the sump is in the way. Have people left this out or modified it in some way?



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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by scimjim » Mon May 08, 2017 7:00 pm

I've left mine out (as have many others) when fitting the uprated rear sump engine to a 5


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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by superleggo » Mon May 08, 2017 10:00 pm

Jim - Thanks for the advice if it is good enough for you with your heritage of Scimitars then I am happy as it looked over engineered.



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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by superleggo » Wed May 10, 2017 10:33 pm

I am having a nightmare uploading pictures. I was using photobucket but it no longer wants to allow me to upload pictures to it for some reason. Any other suggestions of other photo providers that will allow me to upload pictures.



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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by philhoward » Thu May 11, 2017 5:34 am

I have used tinypic.com in the past.


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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by scimmy_man » Thu May 11, 2017 10:21 am

superleggo wrote:Whilst I was tidying up the garage the other day I can across a pipe with two flanges on it and thought it was the cross brace between the two front suspension turrets until I found the front turret brace today. Hence the first one I had found is the brace which goes under the engine. With the Omega engine in it will not fit as the sump is in the way. Have people left this out or modified it in some way?
it was there for a reason, make a flat plate with upturned flanges to fit in the holes,


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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by scimjim » Thu May 11, 2017 11:05 am

I don't believe there's much movement there - between two welded tubes? A flat plate would need to be about 10mm thick to provide any torsional rigidity. The only bit that's essential is the uprights crossmember as they will flex if unsupported.


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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by scimmy_man » Thu May 11, 2017 12:19 pm

I doubt reliant would have put one in if not needed, how thick is the plate on a SE5a? about 3-4mm


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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by philhoward » Thu May 11, 2017 12:20 pm

Same as the gearbox crossmember from memory - 1/8"?


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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by scimjim » Thu May 11, 2017 1:00 pm

scimmy_man wrote:I doubt reliant would have put one in if not needed, how thick is the plate on a SE5a? about 3-4mm
We'll agree to differ then :-)


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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by superleggo » Fri May 12, 2017 11:18 pm

Sorry to have caused such differing views from an innocent post. I will have another look at the cross member and make a decision.

Well I thought I would make a trigger wheel to run off the back of the gearbox to run the speedo from the abs sensor.
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It fitted well until I spotted the schoolboy error! It is fine as long as you don't need the even gears as the selector fouls.
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Nice paperweight - let's not cry over spilt milk. I am sure this will not be the last lash up I make on this project!

Moving on..............
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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by superleggo » Fri May 12, 2017 11:32 pm

I decided not to worry about the speedo for a while so went back to the exhaust manifold. I have never welded stainless steel before so my expectation was not high.

I am sure there some expert welders out there but I am happy to share my efforts and I am sure it will be fine when I get to the other side!
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Taped and tacked in place

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Welded
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Not too bad after a bit of patience with a soft pad. (middle pipe)

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4 more to go
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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by mermar74 » Sat May 13, 2017 12:30 am

Having been down the route of making headers for my Coupe, I suggest you make sure that the tyres will not interfere on full lock through complete suspension travel.



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Re: SE5 with Omega power

Post by superleggo » Sat May 13, 2017 11:33 am

Yes they are fine and the body fits!



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