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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:07 pm

It’s close!
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Post by Will Yarrow » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:29 pm

Very impressive stuff Drew, I'm almost tempted for the gtc. On a side note there was a bike garage in Borhamwood that made bike and sidecar combos with a fridge for medical deliveries somewhere in Africa, they ran the fridges off the exhaust heat, I never figured that out.



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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:58 pm

That will,work like a gas fridge I’d have thought, but using the exhaust heat? Great idea.



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Post by philhoward » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:13 am

That’s cosy....


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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:37 pm

I blow hot and cold on that idea... 8)


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Post by Datsundrew » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:46 pm

So, with the Spinney bits under the bonnet done, my next job was to get the evaporator mounted. As said before, I had sussed this out ages ago when I was looking to do the Volvo, and realised that this evaporator would fit the scim and look better in the scim than the Volvo, measuring 400mm wide and 150mm height it fits quite snugly in the passenger side footwell. As always, more problems in that I had to widen the tunnel to fit the Mercedes engine and fit a removable plate to access the rear of the engine for glow plugs etc. Also I put the heater water valve here because it was easy to position here. Up till now to put the heater on or off involved fumbling about to try and find the valve whilst try to keep your head above the dashboard, also of course the fuse box and relays are in the footwell area, so I had to come up with a solution.....



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Post by Datsundrew » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:47 pm

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Post by Datsundrew » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:55 pm

I decided that the best way to have access to all of the above in future was to make up a bracket that would easily quick release so that the whole unit could be dropped down out of the way. By removing the glove box there are 2x m8 nuts to undo and the whole unit will drop to the floor....the hoses have enough slack to do this, and if needed there is more hose under the bonnet to create more.
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Post by Datsundrew » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:59 pm

A bit of aluminium plate, pop rivets, spray glue and blue vinyl, and I have this! The heater valve is a bit heath Robinson, but it’s simple and it works. It’ll do!
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Post by Datsundrew » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:13 pm

Now these bits were fitted inside, all I had to do was to get the hoses made up. If you’ve read this so far you’ll remember I had the second hand kit for a t2 VW camper, which came with long hoses for the rear engine, three came in ideal as I re used these, and just shortened a couple and put the new fittings on. The hose is around £10 a metre, not cheap! I couldn’t get any good pics of the condenser, receiver/drier and hoses as they are all housed in the nose cone, the condenser rad sits in front of the main radiator, and has its own cooling fan. I fitted a temperature switch into the core to operate the fan via a relay
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:23 am

Very interesting, top work.


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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:43 pm

The final part of the jigsaw was to get it filled with some gas. Having done the system on the amazon, it was now easy as I had a good idea on what pressures to expect when it was full. I have more hose length on the scimitar, so I guessed the pag (lubricant) oil at 160ml, vacuumed the system out for half an hour, and then added the R290 propane. Initially I added it up to 50 psi standing, and then started the engine. With the air con on, then added gas slowly until the suction side was at around 35psi, and the high pressure side 200 psi.
It’s amazing the small amount of gas it actually takes.....I bought 10 cans on eBay as it was the same cost for 10 as it was 3, however, for both cars I’ve used about half a can for both!
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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:52 pm

So that’s it, it’s done!
This weekend just gone, I have been camping in Brecon. It was a planned hillman imp event, but it was officially cancelled. I decided (as did others) that I would keep the booking and just go, but not go imp powered so as not to attract attention........so I took the scimitar.
I’d not really thought about when I would use air con, and just thought of the hot days sitting in traffic, or getting in after being parked in the sun, but there’s a really big advantage and that’s on the motorway on a warm day. Normally, I’d have the windows open, and a whole load of noise, but now I can have the windows closed, and hear the radio! On the way home it was on its lowest setting and had to switch it off and open the window to warm up, so I’m well happy with it.
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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:53 pm

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