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Post by superleggo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:20 pm

I have made little progress lately due to work and holidays. However I have not posted the other side of the exhaust as I don't trust photobucket as a permanent fix. I will wait to see the progress Ian is making with the forum hosting pictures before downloading pictures. Once fixed I will catch up again.

For those watching sorry not to keep you up to date but I will keep posting once it is workable again



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Post by scimjim » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:26 pm

the forum picture upload system is working.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:45 pm

Yes, I'd agree with Jim, the new drag & drop picture uploading is up and running and working well, for direct upload to the forum, with no usage of PB whatsoever.


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Post by superleggo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:32 am

Thank you and congratulations to those who have put the time and effort into coming up with a workable system. As they say a picture paints a thousand words and I Would have given up posting if I had to add a thousand words instead of a picture.

I will look up the new system tonight and give it a try.

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Post by superleggo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:24 pm

Well here we go my first go at trying to upload photos with the new drag and drop hosting system without PB

RHS collector being lined up before welding.
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Post by superleggo » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:29 pm

Great news it works very well. It looks like PB have done us all a great favour as this is much easier to use and much quicker to post photos.

Well done to all those involved in this upgrade. Thanks for sorting it out so quickly
and for the quality improvement. It will inspire me to keep posting.

I will keep welding tomorrow!

It looks like most of my photos still work from the old PB account. Should these be replaced with the new system or leave alone as it seems like a lot of work to edit them all.



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Post by scimjim » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:40 pm

Ian has managed to download most of the pictures linked from PB onto the scimitarweb forum, so they are safe.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:56 pm

That looks like a nice bit of welding. :)

You're right, I'm surprised that your old photos are still working, but it's great while it lasts. Ian has downloaded most of the images, and is working to try to develop a solution to hosting the photos independently of PB (read more about it here). This may take a little while to sort out, but hopefully will provide a solution to the problem of historical images.


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Post by superleggo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:11 pm

You guys are doing a brilliant job on the photo front. I am feeling a bit guilty building my car while you guys sort out the forum. However I am no use to you in this department.

Roger - I think my photos are still showing as I updated them with Jim's fix so they will be ok until PB catch up.

Well I have been back in the garage this evening and made further progress on the offside exhaust.

Sitting on my alignment jig before tacking in place
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Overall view
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I am beginning to think that building exhausts is more time consuming than the overall car!



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Post by superleggo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:19 pm

Having got bored of the exhaust I made a bit more progress on the speed sensor off the back of the gearbox.

Having made a bit of an error I was hoping my second effort may be more like it.
The item on the right is my first effort which did not allow you to select gear as it was too big in diameter!
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The ABS sensor should fit if I can make a suitable bracket
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The good news is that the new trigger wheel does not seem to foul on anything so may work
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Post by philhoward » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:23 pm

I "re-purposed" an alternator bracket I had lying around as a mount for the ABS sensor but whatever you use, it needs to be pretty secure. Welding a bit of bracket to your gearbox mounting plate looks reasonably straight forward?


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Post by superleggo » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:00 pm

Phil
You are right. I was hoping to weld a suitable abs mounting to the gearbox mounting bracket and the triangulate it off the the bolt conveniently provided at the rear of the gearbox in the picture. I will turn something up on my lathe which should do the job once I find a suitable piece of steel lying about the garage.



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Post by superleggo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:00 pm

Well the Scimitar project has had to take a bit of a back seat for a few months again as I have been sorting a few issues out with my Bentley S3. The front suspension failed the MOT on the King pins and the upper suspension mounts. A bit of a pain to do and eye wateringly expensive for parts. I have also been fitting rear seat belts to it as people do not like being unstrapped in the back.

However I am back on the Scimitar until something else gets in the way.

I have just about finished the exhaust on both sides to the rear axle but need to give some more thought to the centre hangers and find some nice rear boxes but need the body back on to get the rear outlets at the right height. So the rest can wait.

While the body is off it seem sensible to fit all the pipe work to the rear of the car.
I am very confused what the fitting is that connects the fuel pipe to the fuel rail.
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It looks like a M10 Hydraulic fitting but it does not seem to screw on. 3/8th does not screw on either. The Omega hoes which you see here were cut when the engine was removed but were not in great shape when removed. Any thoughts welcome.

I obtained a fuel tank out of a Ford Focus ST 170 ( and the engine for my Lotus!) and following Phil Howard's advice attacked it with the heat gun/paint stripped to get it to squeeze into the chassis.



It clears the diff ok now I moved it backwards a bit and reshaped the tank by the diff. It is almost as if Ford designed it to fit!


I have fitted the tank 180 deg to Phil Howards but there is method in my madness which will become clearer later!
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Post by superleggo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:16 pm

I do not know what this does in life. Is it part of an EVAP system. I have not got a clue what it does but I guess it has something to do with emissions or is a carbon filter.
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It would appear that the fuel return goes to it but I am not sure how it gets back into the tank from it as the tubes out seem quite small. Whilst it will just fit in the chassis it seems like a bit of a faff to mount it if it is not required.
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Any thoughts?

Can I just remove the blanking plug in the fuel pump top and return the fuel here?
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If so I need to find another fitting which will clip into the housing similar to the outlet
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I plan to start running 8mm pipe from the front ot the back of the chassis tomorrow.
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Post by philhoward » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:26 am

I think you’ve got a tank from a returnless system - Ford changed it at some point to run the fuel pump via PWM to maintain pressure.

I think I’ve got a spare top somewhere with the return pipe.

The black box is indeed the carbon evaporate canister and not needed. I used the small bore pipe which feeds it from the tank as a breather?


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