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Post by upstart8s » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:08 pm

Does that spare bracket fit on top of of the rocker cover above cylinder 3 to hold the coolant pipe from the heater to thermostat housing? (it does on mine, whether it should or not).
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Post by upstart8s » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 pm

That is of course cylinder 1
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Post by philhoward » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm

1) it certainly stops excessive droop of the hose into the back of the pump but don’t recall exactly where it fits :oops:
2) does trimming the hose (choke end) bring it clear of the throttle cable? I know it’s a one-way choice but does it look like it could work if shortened?


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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 pm

scmarf wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:44 pm
1) Anybody know where this clip goes?



Onto the Block, It holds the rear water pump to heater pipe up.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:29 pm

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One modification was done to step down from the 18mm diameter spout out of the back of the pump to a 15mm copper tube to better fit the 13mm diameter hose. I used a bit of 16mm diameter silicone hose - see photo.
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I hope the new silicone hoses now on offer take account of this reduction as the old rubber hoses didn't seem to. :?:
Yes, I think the silicone have a proper step down - imperial originally of course, 5/8” (16mm not 18) to 1/2”


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Post by scmarf » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:15 pm

upstart8s wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 pm
That is of course cylinder 1
Stu
Thanks Stu. A google shows it on the rocker cover screw to clamp the hose from choke to thermostat housing although I'm not sure how that works with the choke/water pump hose so close. Tomorrow I will assemble everything and give it all a good shake and see where it all lands :lol:


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Post by scmarf » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:42 pm

3 weeks since my last update. Quite a lot of progress but no time to put anything on here so lets put that right. :arrow:

On the basis that it seemed like a bad idea to spend £2k+ on an engine rebuild and trust the oil pressure to a 43 year old plastic tube, I got a Goodridge one from QRG. It was pretty easy to fit actually. I just disconnected the tube at the gauge end , taped the new hose to the end and pulled (carefully). Points to note:
1) My concern that the braid would double as a perfect earth braid if it came into contact with any positive wires behind the dash was confirmed by noggin member Martin who had suffered such a misfortune so he sheathed his in a plastic tube before fitting. I thought hose might be a bit bulky as it would have to fit over the end fittings. Heat shrink would work but I didn't have enough so I decided to use insulation tape.
2) The end fitings do not have the same thread. Narrowly avoided a :hand: moment there.
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:57 pm

Well thought out scmarf about the braiding being an ideal earth route.

That happened to me with exactly the same pipe on my SE6a, it touched a live point in the engine bay and burst, squirting oil all over the place and luckily didn`t set fire to owt.
Ironically Aeroquip braided pipes normally come with a plastic sheath.

I think I will go into production again making these oil pressure pipes with the clear plastic covers to prevent burnt out Scimitars in the future.

Incidentally, after my episode with the pipe on my SE6a I had a PTFE pipe made up, without a SS sheath.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:27 am

The difference in the pipe union threads and the need to insulate the pipe has already been mentioned here - might be worth a look :)


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Post by scmarf » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:40 pm

Tried to get 3 inches of 11mm bore R9 fuel hose for tank to reducer. Surprised to see Halfords only stock R6 :shock: . Burton Power stock Goodridge hose at 11.1mm bore which would do - at £30.18p a metre :shock: https://www.burtonpower.com/goodridge-b ... 10-08.html which is OK for Methanol (and therefore ethanol). Surprised no one just sells it as 'R9' to avoid all doubt. Meanwhile, it looks like I have to spend £30.18p plus postage for 3 inches of fuel hose :evil:


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Post by scmarf » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:54 pm

Engine installation complete apart from filling with fluids and commissioning. I'm sure that thing on the right at the bulkhead should go somewhere though. The oil hose looks like something out of Alton Towers but it is clear of exhaust. Comments invited.
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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:23 pm

scmarf wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Tried to get 3 inches of 11mm bore R9 fuel hose for tank to reducer. Surprised to see Halfords only stock R6 :shock: . Burton Power stock Goodridge hose at 11.1mm bore which would do - at £30.18p a metre :shock: https://www.burtonpower.com/goodridge-b ... 10-08.html which is OK for Methanol (and therefore ethanol). Surprised no one just sells it as 'R9' to avoid all doubt. Meanwhile, it looks like I have to spend £30.18p plus postage for 3 inches of fuel hose :evil:
I am confused. I don't appear to have had an enquiry from you. Not saying I have any without checking, but I usually have some 12mm Cohline for the SS1 tank.


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Post by scmarf » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:52 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:23 pm
scmarf wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Tried to get 3 inches of 11mm bore R9 fuel hose for tank to reducer. Surprised to see Halfords only stock R6 :shock: . Burton Power stock Goodridge hose at 11.1mm bore which would do - at £30.18p a metre :shock: https://www.burtonpower.com/goodridge-b ... 10-08.html which is OK for Methanol (and therefore ethanol). Surprised no one just sells it as 'R9' to avoid all doubt. Meanwhile, it looks like I have to spend £30.18p plus postage for 3 inches of fuel hose :evil:
I am confused. I don't appear to have had an enquiry from you. Not saying I have any without checking, but I usually have some 12mm Cohline for the SS1 tank.
Hi Andy. I did check your site as I know you are a reliable source :) but didn't see anything of that bore. The problem is Ben's car has a stainless steel tank with a 12mm spout so not the standard Scimitar set-up. I thus concluded that you probably had no need to stock 12mm (or similar) diameter hose. I would be delighted to be proven wrong :wink: .


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:15 am

I will see what I have on Monday.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:13 pm

I have half a metre left in stock... http://ajlelectronics.co.uk/epages/8323 ... /BIOHOSE12


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