SE6a french wake up after a long sleep

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SE6a french wake up after a long sleep

Post by gtcse8 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:54 pm

ericm35 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:59 pm
The vendor doesn't want to take back the parts, so I lost my money ..
Eric did you buy from UK??, I can tell they are Used, so no chance of reclaim on purchase unless bought with Credit card or through fleabay?.


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Post by ericm35 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:33 pm

I bought it in France at an individual. To fit properly the manifold, it needs to be 4cm towards the right, and 4 cm down. I know how to weld and I have the equipment for, but nothing to twist or heat the tube. I will try to fing a coppersmith.


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Triumph TR6 1971, VW T3 1990, Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6a 1981
And in the past, Fiesta MK1, Volvo 121, Alfa romeo giulia GT, Spifire4, CGT6

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Post by ericm35 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:32 am

Hello,
I have to fit the wire wich goes from the engine compartment to the overdrive and I can't remember where the 3 fasteners are fixed. It is not really important but I would like to fit it as original, if you have the information, I take it. And about my problem of manifold, it's not easy to find a coppersmith wich accept to work this kind of issue ...I asked to 2 companies and they are not interested by the job.


Eric

Triumph TR6 1971, VW T3 1990, Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6a 1981
And in the past, Fiesta MK1, Volvo 121, Alfa romeo giulia GT, Spifire4, CGT6

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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:52 pm

If you can weld, and you have an angle grinder, cut the pipes at an angle and weld up ...
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Chris Johnson
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In competition I drive very fast, but not always on the track ...

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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:25 pm

Or use some pie cuts to achieve a bend:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/223486701469?c ... RuEALw_wcB


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Post by ericm35 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:38 pm

Yes I have what it takes to weld and I have nothing to lose :) . I will go to my garage and ask him if he has old exhaust pipe to cut and lengthen my manifold. I'm wondering if in fact this is a manifold for SE5


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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:02 pm

As Ian said, they look like two different manifolds, not just left and right.
But I don't know the difference, I've never had a SE5, my SE6a had a V8, and the GTC only had two downpipes each side :mrgreen:


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In competition I drive very fast, but not always on the track ...

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