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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:38 pm

superleggo wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Just to keep Big Bob happy! I picked up some new M10 x 50mm bolts with a smooth section...
I feel happy! :o


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Post by fightingtorque » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:52 pm

Looks great. I need to build some new exhausts for mine. Spending time to get it well supported but close to the chassis, as you have done, is key because there isn't much room under a Scimitar epecially when lowering is planned.......



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Post by superleggo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:20 pm

Fightingtorque - There is more room for the exhausts than you think. I set the ride height of my chassis at the standard height to give me a working reference. This means that the main chassis rails are 7'' off the ground. The centre box on my system is the lowest point at 6'' so is only 1'' lower than the chassis rails. There is a lot of room under the front seat wells and if I had not decided to have been a bid kid with the exhaust diverted system I could have got in a much bigger centre box round or oval. This box could go up an inch with ease if you kink the pipes upward into the seat well and then back down to clear the centre support for the out rigger. My pipe is 2.25'' which should be good for 300hp. Good luck with your system. I have enjoyed the challenge of mine.

I have not been a great fan of the position of the coil pack on the Omega engine.They apparently have a bit of a reputation for failure so I decided to investigate the possibility of re-positioning it to the front of the engine.
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It looks a possibility even reusing the old plug leads.
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Plug lead 4 is a little short but workable.

Onto the cam belt change. I may as well do the water pump as they are quite cheap and will be easy now.
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Post by superleggo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:10 pm

A friend came over to help change the cam belt as he does them all day and I did not want to get it wrong.
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I have been looking everywhere for an new connector for the fuel filter to complete the fuel line. One arrived from China for 99p as an early Christmas present.
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I cut the fuel hoses with disc cutter but was surprised to find how many rubber bits are left in the fuel line.
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I was glad I washed them all out before installation and allowing the bits to get to the injectors.

Happy New Year



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Post by superleggo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:17 pm

The fuel tank came with a free hole where the breaker had drilled it to empty the tank. I was going to fit a drain plug to block it off but it did not work out too well so I decided to weld it up after washing it out very carefully and filling with exhaust fumes to make sure there was no chance of any petrol fumes left.

I all worked out ok with a bit of care and a gas soldering torch.
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Post by superleggo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:07 pm

I thought I would add one more bracket to the exhaust for the diverted pipe to add a bit more support. So I fabricated a new bracket and welded it to the chassis. After a quick paint it looks good to go.
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Well I think that is all I can do with the body off so time to talk some mates into lifting the shell back on.



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Post by superleggo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:59 pm

I have done nothing about the brakes yet but need to start thinking about it in more detail. Do I refurbish what is there or is there a good upgrade for the front.

I have never driven the car so no idea what the standard brakes are like but with the engine upgrade it seems logical to sort the brakes as well.

I think I have seen disc conversion brackets advertised for the rear.

Any thoughts welcome.



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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:18 pm

superleggo,

What number are you on. I’ll give you a call re brakes. I have fitted wilwoods and vented discs on the front and discs on the rear, of my 5a.


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