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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:00 am

No, but the pipes have double flares. On One the fluid hole was say 1mm.
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I've drilled it out, hoping that it was causing a slow clutch release.
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Anyways I’ve completely reassembled, and used the spare gearbox as well. The one I put in was noisy. I really need to get this finished, but at the moment I’m commuting silly distances and part living up country so time is not on my side. However I’ve just bought a fresh load of lpg spares from tinleytech. So hopefully when I get back from Glasgow I can start again, before going skiing next week. :roll:
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Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:23 pm

So learnt bit of a lesson. Frustratingly I always try to sort everything myself and end up wasting time, sleep and money. So After too many weeks debating lpg this, new tank that, eBay this clip, website this pipe, etc etc. I phoned tinleytech (big lpg supplier) chatted to some bloke who knew everything, learnt I can upgrade my existing tank, ordered a load of bits that all fit together properly and he gave me a decent discount because he knows scimitars. And got the latest cutting edge stuff eg plastic lpg pipes that deal with -30 (wtf) that appears to fit, with correct clips, banjos, olives, Larger 8mm valves to deal with increased power, etc etc
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All for £100.

And I was going to spend £200 having a new tank shipped from Belfast because I thought it was a bargain. :bh :bh :bh


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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:36 pm

So, booked a skiing trip with my brother 3 months ago. Due to fly out Monday. Just found out the ski resort is closing tomorrow due to coronavirus. Bit peed off but in reality, gives me a week to get the car sorted :D :D


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:04 pm

We all love an excuse to work on a Scimitar, enjoy! 8)


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:41 am

Agreed, my wife is asking me to do house maintenance but I told her I need to self isolate in the garage :D :D :D


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:53 am

yup...spot on mate


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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:40 pm

So, despite the relatively few posts recently, ive been very busy in the man cave working on the gte. The autosolo in jan highlighted a couple of issues, the lpg tank behind the axle acted as a pendulum, especially when full, brakes really needed improving, and the clutch was slipping.

So I parked her up and recommenced the normal stupidity that seems to have afflicted my adult life since I started sprinting.

Up on axle stands again and removing previous work that took ages and replacing with more stuff that also takes .. ages.

So as per previous posts I removed the donut tank. Replacing with a cylinder tank, bigger capacity and will sit in between roll hoop and back stays, so when I do end up having a moment everything will be safe and sound.

It transpires the valve in the tank was out of spec so I replaced it.
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It's also a higher diameter valve so should allow engine to get shed loads of fuel.
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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:46 pm

Did an awful lot of planning, made a cradle, and bracketry,
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and cut swathes from tunnel behind driver. Ended up like this.
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Leaving a nice gap for a spare wheel
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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:55 pm

So then managed to start reassemble

Gearbox back in. (After stripping for clutch wear etc.)
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Bled well so hoping the larger diameter holes are aiding fluid flow.

However the damp has been bad. Car body is covered in micro blisters. All steel has surface rust to some extent, even stuff that's been treated with dynatrol.

Went to bleed the brakes (Oh also put a new remote servo in )
The front wheels were locked solid. Turned out the mintex 1144 pads had seized on the disks
Had to smash them out. And that was only 2 months of no use. :shock:
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Managed to save the disks :D


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:54 am

chin up mate...it's getting there . you running moonshine at the weekends ?...joking aside, you've done a cracking job on it and i'm really looking forward to seeing it


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Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:12 am

Cheers Steve,

Im close to her being back on the road, maybe even this week. Just need to bleed brakes, refit rear shocks, (removed to assist rear handbrake removal) fettle the wipers, refit interior, fit heater matrix,

Then get in, press the loud pedal as far as she will go and hooooooner

Interesting stuff to do, roll hoop, suspension, hydraulic handbrake, Rolling road

Not so interesting, get an efi system working, full Respray, Revometer, electronic speedo


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Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:32 pm

This is why I bl*ddy hate bleeding the bl*ddy brakes on this bl*ddy car.

Doesn't matter what configuration I've had over the years, it always, always makes it difficult. Today, even with a bleddy eassibleed I've still managed to waste 1litre of brake fluid. And its still not bled.
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Yet my golf mk1 I can bleed in 30 mins all done.


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:07 pm

i absolutely hate bleeding brakes ...sympathies man :w


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Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:36 pm

Cheers Steve, spent 4 hours on it this morning. The worst thing about it is the fluid itself, greasy, smeary stuff that gets everywhere. All over my garage walls, floor, car, overalls, shoes and a small bit in the reservoir.

Anyways I went on you tube and relearnt the tube and bottle method. Then an hour down the garage and I think I’m sorted. The challenge with the setup I now have is there are two bleed nipples on each front wilwood caliper, and one on each rear so 6 in all.


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