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Omega conversions "How To"

Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:11 am

I've started a google spreadsheet of "how to" fit an Omega engine into a GTE as we've all done it slightly differently:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... sp=sharing

Not sure of the limitations of the Google Spreadsheet at the moment, but it's a start!


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by DarrylWebb » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:38 am

Excellent, Phil. That gives good coverage of the items. I'll make my entries later.

Another thing that might be useful is a field to link to the build thread? Each of us could optionally add a page number for each item to go straight to the detail. Just thinking out aloud.


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by DarrylWebb » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:45 am

Well it's accepting my entries.

Another item : propshaft ?


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by DarrylWebb » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:00 am

Tunnel mods? Sump?

Dare we get into measurements of where the engine is located?


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:18 am

Great idea!
Think we need one for Zetec into an SS1 as well, keep getting asked about this...


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by DarrylWebb » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:25 am

You mean us breadvan boys are showing you wedgies how it should be done? :D :wink: :w


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:00 am

Thinking out loud I might move this to the members section otherwise google will find it and then it might get modified by others...

Prop - mine was from Dunning & Fairbank - gearbox fitting is almost identical to the more common MT75 Ford fitment.


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:01 am

R-R - happy to add my findings from the Zetec fitment.


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:22 am

DarrylWebb wrote:You mean us breadvan boys are showing you wedgies how it should be done? :D :wink: :w
not really, even the CVH is modern compared to the coal-fired Essex, the Omega conversion just moves it past Trevithick and into the heady days of electric lights and indoor kazi's... :wink:


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:34 am

CNHSS1 wrote:and into the heady days of electric lights......

that work as opposed to pop up's that don't :wink:

Mind you the ss1 cars being visually impaired as well as the owners is kinda fitting :wink:


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by lozzzzzz » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:16 pm

I've started, I'll keep adding to it tomorrow, or tonight :)


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by turbster » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:43 pm

I know all the conversions have been manual, but does anyone have any idea of issues in fitting with the auto box??


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:45 pm

I think it's a no-no in a 5/a but probably doable in a 6 series. Gearbox is slightly longer than a C3, but wider at the back.

There is a 2.5 auto conversion in progress as well in a 6a.


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by turbster » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:49 pm

Cheers Phil, that's a shame, just trying to decide which way to go with my 5a and swaying towards keeping it auto..


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Re: Omega conversions "How To"

Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:51 pm

It might fit - just never done the measurements..

If anyone has fitted an A4LD into a 5 chassis, then it might just go. Also depends a lot on how far forward one fits the engine!


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