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by GavinR
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5a barn find 24V conversion - 40mpg!
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Re: SE5a barn find recommissioning

Now to get 4 pulses per wheel...best have a look at the hubs in greater detail and see if I can pick up something with a certain degree of reliability! I have a choice of two sensor types - a metal sensor (no magnets required, so bolt heads?) or ones using magnets where I need to epoxy them into pl...
by GavinR
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Hi Roger, Yes the 25A fuse shown in the diagram is fed directly from the battery / starter solenoid junction so the Purple / Green wire is always Live to the Hazard Relay and then to the Hazard Switch, the Green wire top left is ignition controlled Once I have fitted the other indicators I'll see if...
by GavinR
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Hi Jim, My interpretation of the Wiring diagram was that the solid line at the bottom of the hazard switch was a permanent internal link, so it would not make any difference if I added an external one. Are you saying that this link is broken when the hazard switch is on? http://media2.turbosport.co....
by GavinR
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Friday 10th June - more bits and pieces, laid new foam strips on the chassis, checked the fuel tank fitted the chassis and drilled through the rear box cross section for the fuel tank strap mounting bolts, fibreglassed around the steering column hole and made a heat shield for the drivers side which...
by GavinR
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

So yesterday was my deadline to finish the Scimitar as I was entered for a Historic Rally today, unfortunately I didn't make it, but I have made a lot of progress over the past 3 weeks... Thursday 2nd June - my friend Rob come round and helped me refit the windscreen, took us 2 hours and a lot of ge...
by GavinR
Sat May 28, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

This morning I went to see how the axle rebuild is going and deliver some new friction plates and a pinion oil seal which should be everything needed for the rebuild, but I had a call later to say that we had another problem - the Scimitar crown wheel is a different thickness to the Jag one so when ...
by GavinR
Sat May 28, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

So I've made some progress this week but had a few problems as well... Bolted some more bits on the engine, brand new inertia starter (this may seem a strange choice and the engine was running a £200 gear reduction starter which the previous owner kept for his new engine, but I have a plan :wink: ),...
by GavinR
Wed May 25, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

looking good - I like those trumpets on the 40 :-) I was going to ask why you have an early front cover on a late engine - but I guess that's just how it came? those engine mounts look a little squashed? I like the trumpets as well, look to have been turned from a solid lump of ally, a lot better t...
by GavinR
Tue May 24, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

This evening's engine installation went well :D although the engine crane struggled with the weight of the engine and box together :shock: http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2011/5/2011052423458218032Scimitar%20104.jpg http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2011/5/2011052423456526120Scimitar%20105.jpg Gavin
by GavinR
Mon May 23, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Hi The core plugs I changed didn't look too bad, the one that failed came out instead of rusting through, so we'll see how it goes. I'd spotted the one in the front of the block but I'd need to remove the timing cover to get to that but I didn't realise one of the rear ones was for the cam Thanks Ga...
by GavinR
Mon May 23, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

The plan for today was to bolt the engine to the chassis - although the engine that came with the Scimitar runs I don't know how good it is so I bought another one off eBay in January which has been mildly tuned by John Wade. The engine had previously lost a core plug from one head so the seller sug...
by GavinR
Sun May 22, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Hi,

Thanks for the advice, but on mine everything is 2mm plate so I'm happy it is as good as the originals, maybe later cars had thicker ones. I'll keep an eye on them though!

Gavin
by GavinR
Sun May 22, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

As I'm planning some historic rallies I'll need an accurate tripmeter so I welded a couple of washers to one of the front uprights to take the sensor http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2011/5/2011052123299922701Scimitar%20094.jpg Wired up to the trip and it works :thumb: http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2...
by GavinR
Wed May 18, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

The other night I had a marathon painting session on the chassis, 2 coats of POR-15 Rust Proofing and 1 coat of Chassis Black should keep everything protected for many years :) http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2011/5/2011051723591758430Scimitar%20083.jpg Then last week I spent most evenings fitting 21...
by GavinR
Fri May 06, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 273
Views: 47011

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

I just swapped from one 4HA into another Steve Hi, I decided that would be risky as if the casings are a fraction different then the preload on the diff bearings would be wrong and also the crownwheel & pinion mesh. I dropped everything off to a friend last night and he knows someone who can do it ...

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