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Re: Its taking forever but I am getting there.......

Post by scimjim » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:36 pm

Peter Burgess has a grudge against Evans after two of his engines required warranty rebuilds when using it. I'm personally on the fence over it, there's hundreds of cars (of all types and specs) running it without problems.

PS - why is this a new thread in project progress? :-)


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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:41 pm

Nobody has those issues to my knowledge Peter, I think that is a little bit of rear end covering, coupled with a little "anti-change" prejudice.

I agree that a cooling system will possibly run a few degrees higher. That is simply because there is no beter substance than water for heat transfer. However, water has the problem that it boils at 100C, which is why cooling systems are pressurised. A hot engine is an efficient engine, up to the point that micro boiling around the cylinder walls starts. That leads to uneven heating, hot spots, head warping and gasket failures. The waterless stays liquid until 180C so although it might run at 95 instead of 92C, It is evenly hot.

Then we come to the corrosion that restricts waterways and furrs up water pumps and hoses. No water, no corrosion.

Another imprtant point is toxicity. Waterless is non toxic and not attractive to animals. That is one enormous positive for me.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:28 pm

don't put animals in the cooling system Andy, they will get stuck :lol: irrespective of coolant used


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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:56 pm

Where do think the fur comes from?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:59 pm

Hot dogs? :wink:


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Post by 747PETE » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:09 pm

I thought blocks were made from "Pig Iron"!
Thanks for the replies,as you say lots of engines have that in now and if there were any issues it would soon get around.
Regards "Project Progress"....typo from me. A lot going on at the moment......retirement beckons :-)



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Post by AJL Electronics » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:21 pm

I have had no complaints from any of my customers, including the Mustang that we did a few weeks ago!


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:25 pm

747PETE wrote:Regards "Project Progress"....typo from me. A lot going on at the moment......retirement beckons
I thought perhaps it was so long since the last update, you'd forgotten you even *had* a thread in project progress! :lol:

Would you like this thread adding to that, or moving to general technical?


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Post by 747PETE » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:45 pm

If you could add it to my original thread,thanks Roger.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:55 pm

Done! no problem :)

If you want to amend the subject title to reflect ongoing progress or events, then just edit the subject in the first post in the thread, and it will be reflected in the subsequent new ones :wink:


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Post by 747PETE » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:39 pm

Just to keep me going..its taking time but getting there! I came across this,I am sure it is my car :-)
https://www.motorbase.com/picture/profi ... mitar-gte/



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Post by 747PETE » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:12 pm

Just an update! I am still here and my regular noggins still keeps me inspired when I see my chums cars,especially Shaun's :-). I have been working on the SE5a ...honest!! Today found me removing the old rear spring/dampers,removing the springs,then with my new s/hand rear spring/dampers,I removed the dampers and fitted them to the old springs.The "old" springs I am sure were replaced and my s/hand dampers are a pair of Bilstien with "5,000" miles use...car cremated itself.I had the fortune of borrowing a stand alone hydraulic spring compressor.Brilliant bit of kit...5 minutes to fit the new springs.I used it on the fronts and they are a tad more difficult than the rears.I checked the free spring length,a tiny bit over 14",so happy with that.As an aside,I can upload posts using this old laptop but my i pad will not play ball...any ideas?



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Post by scimjim » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:01 pm

Are you getting the message that the pictures are too big? If so, email them to yourself as you'll get an option to resize (then save image from the mail) - much easier all round to use photobucket.


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Post by 747PETE » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:12 pm

No pictures posted on that post Jim but I will put some more up soon...via photobucket and this laptop.
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Post by 747PETE » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:22 pm

I am still lurking here😀 Retirement...contradiction in terms that one! finds me busy as ever,trying to drain and reclaim a derelict orchard,keeping steam locos going,Duxford Museum work..I have started on the Scim again at last😀😀 I have to move her,under her own power but only a few hundred yards.Sparks or lack of them at the moment,rather than get soaking wet again today I stripped and rebuilt a spare ignition switch.Pictures on the “how to thread”. It’s nice to be back..I have been on this BookFace thingy, some strange folk on there at times😉 So a pretty picture from awhile ago...I look at it every now and then and think...one day soon.Oh...the postman told me today that...” Princess Anne...........😳
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