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Post by ericm35 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:23 pm

Hi Mark,
I sent you a PM


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Post by ericm35 » Tue May 05, 2020 12:44 pm

Hello,
Because of the lockdown, I work from home. I think I have more work here, more email, and more meeting by phone, but this is not the subject.
I took advantage from the weekend to prepare the engine's compartment for when the engine will be ready. All has been cleaned and repaint if needed. I remove also the old bonnet insulation and repaint the interior, it was black and stay in black. One question about the bonnet safety catch, in which direction should it be mounted ? In SLICE number 290, on cover, the direction is at the opposite of mine.


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Post by PlasticMan » Wed May 06, 2020 1:50 pm

The safety catch should be in front of The spring/plunger, so that you can get your fingers on it.



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Post by ericm35 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:50 pm

Hi,
I have advanced since the month of may. The engine has been totaly rebuilt, cleaned, repaint , new timing gear set, block rebored, new pistons +0.030, new crankshaft bearing, etc.
Now ready to come back to home :
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and previously, the nice new timing gear :
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Next step, fit le gear box to the engine, but I can't find the tightening torque for the clutch housing in my manual. I'm waiting also new rubber mouting supports before to put the engine in the car :)


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:28 pm

Aha. du positif !

Can't help with torque figures I'm afraid.
My version is small spanner, medium spanner, big spanner 8)


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Post by ericm35 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:55 pm

to be continued

I'm happy. The gearbox and overdrive are mounted on the engine with the accessories, it starts to weigh heavily. I was a bit surprise by the quantity of oil needed in the gearbox and overdrive, about 2.5l.
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One of the manifold has been rewelded a long time ago I guess and the studs are very damaged, the thread are too rusty and has partially disappeared, when I remove one stud, the manifold broke around the thread. May be I have too forced. :evil:
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And the contact beetween the pipe and the maifold is very rusty and not waterproof, so I'asking myself if this other type of maniflod is a good alternative :
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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:36 pm

Tubular headers definitely better !

For capacities and other data I have this on file, I don't remember where it came from ...
Huiles et réglages

Essex moteur 20w50 4,55 litres + 0,85 litre pour filtre
Cologne moteur 20w50 7,00 litres inc filtre

boite vitesses EP80 2,00 litres + 0,80 litres pour overdrive
automatique BW35 (post ’70) M2C-33F/G oil 6,40 litres mais impossible à vider complètement
équivalentes MILLER OILS MILLERMATIC ATF TYPE G, REVOLUTION OIL DEXRON II ATF
pont EP90 2 litres

Serrage de goujons 90 lb/ft en trois étapes par ex 60, 75, 90.
Réglage des culbuteurs à froid 12 millièmes de pouce pour les entrées, 20 millièmes pour les sorties.
Point d’avance entre 10 et 12 degrés.
Ordre d’allumage 1 - 4 - 2 - 5 - 3 - 6, cyl 1 étant à l’avant droite de la voiture et 4 à l’avant gauche


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Post by ericm35 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:59 pm

Hi,
The engine is in the car now, it's nice. Just for laughs, I had fill the gearbox with oil, and when I lifted the engine to put it in the car, the oil flowed out of the overdrive tail. It was silly not to have thought of that before filling :D So drain before lifting the engine. The reassembly of all the accessories is almost finished. I have ordered the tubuler headers that you can see on the photo posted some time ago, and the right side manifold does'nt fit, it touches the frame and is too high :evil: It's a shame because the left side is perfect. The vendor doesn't want to take back the parts, so I lost my money ... I think I will try to repare my old manifold and fit it.
Last day off today, tomorow back to the office, so I will restart the reassembly only the week ends


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Post by Oldconn » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:11 pm

Eric, looking at your photographs I can see the two tubular manifolds are not the same. They look like different makes. It is possible that one is for SE6A and the other is for SE5A which has a different chassis and engine mounts. Do you think the right side one could be modified by cutting and re-welding? I could be interested in buying, you can send me a PM (message perso) if you like.
The rest of your work looks good , I look forward to meeting you and the car in 2021 :D


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:48 pm

It is an annoying fact that the Right side manifolds for most cars will not fit without modifying.
I have had trouble fitting most makes.
I can`t explain why it happens, but I think it may be due to the OFFSET on the passenger side cylinder heads, it just seems a fact of Scimitars.
Apart from the extra length on the RH manifold I would say they are the correct ones for SE6, SE5 are shorter and don`t have the top "Kink".

Eric I have not forgotten about the Calipers, I just can`t find the paperwork on what I paid for them.
Sorry

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Post by ericm35 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:35 pm

In this case, not sure that it can be modified easily, it is necessary to shift downwards by 4 cm and to the right also approximately 4 cm modifications. It touches in this part of the chassis :
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Post by ericm35 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:44 pm

And I hope that the car will be on the road before 2021 :-)


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Post by AJL Electronics » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:19 pm

I have had two sets in and the right hand side is incorrectly made. My supplier is aware of the problem and has returned his whole stock to SS. Not just for the alignment but also the balljoint being very sloppy. Iam just very grateful that the set I bought in for Cliff from the same supplier were fine.

If you bought them from a commercial supplier, you have rights when they are clearly unfit for the purpose. French regulations are no different the UK in that regard from what I remember.


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:27 pm

I "Used" to slide a very long scaffold tube onto the open end of the manifolds and swing on it until the pipes miss the chassis.
Brutal but it works.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:41 pm

Can't get enough movement on this batch of manifolds. As pointed out further up, the manifolds are tight into the corner of the chassis and also number 1 sits on the engine mount.


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