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Post by scimjim » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:40 am

Clueless1 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:25 am
The bolts at the top of the tunnel, are they the ones that hold the dash framework in? If so they’re all out
The two in front of the gearstick.


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Post by Clueless1 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:35 pm

Not seen those! Only just finished work so will have to wait until I have time, I’ll keep you updated.
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Post by Clueless1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:46 pm

Yep! The two rusty but easily removed bolts were hidden beneath the insulation. Hopefully body off at the weekend!! I will post pictures just to bore you all 😁


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1600 cvh

Post by Clueless1 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:51 pm

I’ve seen a 1600 tuned cvh for sale out of a J Reg sierra and was wondering if it would fit the SS1 without much problem?
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Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:44 pm

depends on where the dizzy is fitted (if fitted) Sierra had the dizzy on FRONT of the block AFAIK
then issues on starter motor location/direction so maybe rear engine plate, but others will confirm


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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:18 pm

I don't recall the finer details of the 1.6 CVH from a Sierra; whether it's the i-CVH or not but you might run into some issues with the water pump and/or sump.


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Post by Clueless1 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:41 pm

I intend to put a new water pump on anyway and I could swap the sump and rear engine plate from my engine if need be. There is a dizzy on it, at the rear of the engine like on mine.SO.....


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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:12 pm

One other thing to be aware of, is that a non-Reliant engine won't have the bleed screw at the front of the head. In that case you can either drill and tap the head and fit one, or, I believe that the other way round it, when filling the cooling system, is to jack up the car at the rear and loosen off the heater hose at the thermostat housing to let the air out.


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Post by nickkeyser » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:14 pm

Out of curiosity, what is the spec / extent of the tuning?


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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:20 pm

Clueless1 wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:41 pm
I intend to put a new water pump on anyway and I could swap the sump and rear engine plate from my engine if need be. There is a dizzy on it, at the rear of the engine like on mine.SO.....
The only reason I mention the water pump is the I-CVH uses a different profile belt to the normal CVH but if it’s got the dizzy at the back then I suspect the engine is ex-FWD (or SS1), rather than a native Sierra engine.


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Post by Clueless1 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:35 pm

It says it has a CVH22 Kent cam, rebuilt tldm xr2 28/32 carb, manifold has been ported and matched, 4-2-1 manifold, fuel pump, dizzy is 3 pin with module on top.
I know that the manifold will need cutting and shutting.


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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:29 pm

Sounds like it’s probably out of an XR2 originally - standard SS1 exhaust will bolt straight up.


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Post by Clueless1 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:22 am

He wants £250 for it, I would probably spend more than that on my 101,000 engine just to get it running properly.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:44 pm

scimjim wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Sounds like it’s probably out of an XR2 originally - standard SS1 exhaust will bolt straight up.
would that not depend on the design of the 4-2-1 ??? ie how far down under the sump the 2-1 part was . . . . some had a twin pipe running down front of block and only became 'one' at sump level (in XR3 version)


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Post by rkclodhopper » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:19 pm

In tha garage somewhere is a 4-2-1 from a transverse CVH installation that I thought could be cut and shut to make it fit a SS1, but after I cut it up I realised that none of it was of any use.

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