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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SE5a YTY V8 project

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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SE5a YTY V8 project

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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SE5a YTY V8 project

Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:54 am

love the back box :-)


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SE5a YTY V8 project

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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