SE5a YTY V8 project

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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:41 am

small amount of progress to report.... slow progress, but progress!

Bonnet now closes... new hinge supports made on the bonnet, quick fasteners added, old bonnet release removed. driving light bar attached....
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fasteners and light completed
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new damper added for the bonnet stay (which works very nicely)
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works lovely
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fuel cap location cut out and cap fitted...

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new position filler cap
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a little more news to follow.......


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Re: SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by Tinker man » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:45 am

second installment.............

some captive nuts added to the frame to make life easier when body removing (lets hope there are not too many more times for that).
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should make life easier in the future
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finally for now the seats are both in....... new supports welded to frame.
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located and secure
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that is it for now....... until time allows me to do some more.....

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Post by Tinker man » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:32 am

well, its been some time now but the dust has been blown off the project and things are starting to happen again. so I am here asking for help once again please.

multitude of excuses for stalled progress , i mean genuine reasons, work, extension at home, work, cash, work, land rover series project, work etc... you get the idea.

to move things along I am currently still on the exhaust :roll: . you can see from previous pictures that the rear of the car has been modified and as such the original plan of my alloy tank isnt going to look too good. so two things on my mind and i would like some advice if there is some out there (sure there is he said with fingers crossed)

1. can i put a kit car/ race tank in the boot/rear load area of the car? this would leave me lots of room for the exhaust and make it look uncluttered. my fuel filler has also been moved to the drivers side, so would make life easier there also. is it against any laws etc?

2. if the answer is yes i can, then does the tank ideally need to be baffled/and or sumped?...

if i progress down this route i have a nice clean alloy tank that i dont need! and also a steel one to be honest that was shot blasted and painted.

any help or advice gratefully received.

all the best, Ian.


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Post by Tinker man » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:02 am

short update..

new tank collected for the interior of the car. old stainless tank sold on.

homemade exhausts and headers completed. big milestone was actually firing up the V8 for the first time... blimey what a din! sounds like the worlds largest two stroke... modifications required and some silencers adding in line i think. :shock:

but the good news was she fired in quite easily, but timing and fueling needs work. all that for another day. i just wanted to make sure she runs before starting to think about putting the body back on. some smoke though, hopefully just assembly lube and rings bedding in. fingers crossed.

couple of pictures of the pipework. i dont think that any race exhaust specialists need worry, but it does the job and i am not after every HP.

moving forward slowly... onwards.
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Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:54 am

love the back box :-)


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Post by backpain » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:00 am

Yep so do I,, in fact it all looks great,,,, I would love to put a v8 in one of our cars but I don't have the skills well done :D


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Post by Tinker man » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:21 pm

well hello all.

after much diversion and hassle elsewhere in life the project rises from the dust. i am determined to finish this one day!

i am trying to get to the point where i can get the body back on, so work has resumed on the exhaust, brake lines, fuel lines etc.

so my issues/advice requirements center around the brake system. i have no brake components with regard to MC/Servo/Balance(or compensator) valve. so after much searching through the forum and on line elsewhere i am still undecided which route to take.

1. i imagine i will need a replacement balance/compensator valve? can i get these new or am i asking around for a second hand unit? or another solution?

2. for the MC and the Servo do i try to replace with other equipment such as the series 3 LR stuff or MGB or am i best with original second hand units? again i would have to do a wanted ad... i did a post in 2017 asking about the Tilton units (yes that long ago) and they look useful, but what the Servo?

i really appreciate thoughts and ideas, maybe from those who have had to do this in the past. I need to make some decisions.

lots of other stuff to do, but i want to start collecting parts and have a vague outline of a plan. some progress pictures to follow in the not too distant future i hope.

any thoughts or help to get me back on track again are more than welcome. best regards, Ian.


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Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:31 pm

1. No compensator valve on the 5a.. it's single line. You've spent too much time under the 6a!
2. MGB servo's have been used by several people (mention of removing one of the seals to stop the sticking on if it's a Powertrack unit IIRC). The stock master cylinder is an 0.875" unit, so pretty unique (i.e. not used by other mainstream vehicles for much cheapness) hence talk of the Tilton unit. I think someone is now producing a Girling-esque 0.875" master cylinder though. Was it rebel alliance who was looking at one?


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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:41 pm

Having done a radical brake overhaul on my Coupé, most of which I have since forgotten I put forward a few thoughts.

My car didn't have a balance valve, I'm not at all convinced they are necessary.
While you are doing the work, why not make it a dual-circuit system as I did ?
You can use a different servo, mine is SS1.
If you go with Tilton or Wilwood you won't need a servo, they are very efficient.

There is a long thread on the forum about my brake conversion, can someone post a link because I can never find stuff when I search :?
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Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:48 pm

DARK STAR wrote:
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There is a long thread on the forum about my brake conversion, can someone post a link because I can never find stuff when I search
Here you go, Chris - the whole thing, warts and all: viewtopic.php?t=12126


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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:51 pm

Without the warts it wouldn't be very long :lol:
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Post by Tinker man » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:00 pm

Thanks as always guys,

i am sure there was a nasty looking compensator valve thingy on it when i stripped it down... though it was a while ago now.. :shock:

Chris, that is a good idea about making it dual circuit. so are the SS1 complete MC/Servo units readily available? i know i could check myself but.......

i will read your thread tonight.

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Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:06 pm

SS1 Master cylinder will be too small bore for a GTE - you ideally need one of the ones Corky was flogging for SS1 brake upgrades (which is what Chris used) - same bore as a GTE which is handy when you convert from Metro calipers to Volvo 240 ones..they need a bit more fluid!

I'm out of spare pedal boxes and servos I think - a certain scimjim of this parish may well have spares lounging around though?


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Post by Tinker man » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:29 pm

thanks Phil,

nothing is simple is it? i just looked at Chris's thread link and it seems that Duncan was happy with NO servo (is this an option then i could keep my pedal box and just fit a Tilton MC)?

if Jim has the parts required and Corky has a MC then that may be the way to go....

i wish someone would decide for me. :roll:


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Post by philhoward » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:57 pm

Theoretically a lack of servo is an MoT fail..

There's plenty of options - easiest (and probably cheapest) is a new master cylinder (they're getting cheaper - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OBP-0-875-NO ... 3980057020 and I think I've got a plastic reservoir for one in my "don't throw that away" pile), an MGB servo and do the seal removal trick.


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