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Post by The Dog » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:57 pm

Looks the Dogs....can you fix mine if it goes wrong :mrgreen: ....wish I had the PAS pump where yours is on my BOA it’s the other side and a right b**ch to get at and get leverage to tighten the belt - it keeps throwing the belt when I hoof it
Great job though and it will go very well


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Post by Bitterend » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:12 pm

Yup!!!
The BOB was down there, along with the Air-con compressor if I remember. Really tight in the chassis. That is why I moved it along with the alternator which was full of oil.. I also retained the spring tensioner on the belt.



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Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:13 pm

The Dog wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Looks the Dogs....can you fix mine if it goes wrong :mrgreen: ....wish I had the PAS pump where yours is on my BOA it’s the other side and a right b**ch to get at and get leverage to tighten the belt - it keeps throwing the belt when I hoof it
Great job though and it will go very well
why not fit an electric pump from a modern?


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Post by Bitterend » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:03 pm

Because when I started the engine conversion electric pumps wern't readily available, otherwise I probably would have gone down that route. I would still have had to relocate the alternator from the bottom of the engine to get it into the scimitar chassis anyway, and the pipework where it is is not really that bad and I can make up what I need.

I am really apreciative of all the interest from you guys out there, and there is a great wealth of knowledge on here.

By the way, Does anyone have a flywheel for a 2.9 V6 ???



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Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:35 pm

Question was to Nigel as he’s having problems with his setup.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:40 am

Bitterend wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:03 pm
By the way, Does anyone have a flywheel for a 2.9 V6 ???
Which gearbox do you intend to use? I prefer to use the 2.8 flywheel.


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Post by The Dog » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:45 am

scimjim wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:13 pm
The Dog wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Looks the Dogs....can you fix mine if it goes wrong :mrgreen: ....wish I had the PAS pump where yours is on my BOA it’s the other side and a right b**ch to get at and get leverage to tighten the belt - it keeps throwing the belt when I hoof it
Great job though and it will go very well
why not fit an electric pump from a modern?
Hi Jim hadn’t considered that - can you recommend where to purchase/make etc thanks


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Post by philhoward » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:03 am

Saxo?


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Post by scimjim » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:44 pm

The Dog wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:45 am
scimjim wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:13 pm
The Dog wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Looks the Dogs....can you fix mine if it goes wrong :mrgreen: ....wish I had the PAS pump where yours is on my BOA it’s the other side and a right b**ch to get at and get leverage to tighten the belt - it keeps throwing the belt when I hoof it
Great job though and it will go very well
why not fit an electric pump from a modern?
Hi Jim hadn’t considered that - can you recommend where to purchase/make etc thanks
I think I used something from a Nissan or Toyota on a 100” hybrid v8 LPG series bodied Land Rover, it was well over 10 years ago but IIRC the only reason for that choice was a sale at Euro Car Parts :D :D


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
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Post by Bitterend » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:17 pm

Yes I meant 2.8.
I am going to use the Mazda 6 speed. It seems to be the most readily available, and not to difficult a conversion. Also supposed to be quite robust. An mt75 box for the cologne V6 is about as rare as hens teeth! I have been looking for a siera 4X4 one that I can convert but there are none around.



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Post by Bitterend » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:41 pm

Today's progress.
The steel arrived first thing this morning. I had to go out.
This afternon I made the two plates for the seat belt mountings. and then put primer on.
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New plates made from 3mm sheet. cut, bent, and drilled.
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Whilst the paint was drying I went down to my mate Joe and borrowed his press; again; this time to extract the trailing arm and watts linkage bushes.
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Some of these were a bit tight
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A press makes what can be an impossible job easier, but getting the new poly bushes in was a bit of a pain. The need the grease them well to help them on their way, and keeping them straight to get them started was a bit of fun!.

I am now waiting for disks and callipers for the rear to arrive.
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Nice new polly bushes all done
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Post by Bitterend » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:58 pm

Well, No2 wanted some help with his DIY so work on the scim stopped for a couple of days.
I got the seat belt load plates made and painted and fitted.
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That's better!
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Started to clean up the rest of the back end before I put the axle back and one of the bump stops fell off. Tin Worm again :x
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I think I am lucky looking at some on here. All the rusty bits so far unblot.
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new mountings bent and marked out
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As I had steel for the seat belt plates I made a couple of new mountings for the bump stops and got them painted. Waiting for bits to turn up again.
The rear brake callipers should be here tuesday. The disks??? when they get sent



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Post by Bitterend » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:45 pm

Yipee...!
The disks arrived yeterday. perfect fit straight out of the box :D
Even the securing screw hole lined up. All I had to do was drill out and tap the existing hole in the hub to take an 8mm countersunk screw and whilst I was at it I drilled another hole on the opposite side to take the seccond screw.
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The locating screw hole in the hub can be seen through the top countersunk hole
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So now I clamp the calliper on and check the measurements from my drawing which was done from the disk manufacturers data, and my best guess for the calliper. Couldnt find a data sheet for that.
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The grey plastic in the top photo is a builders 4mm spacer. This is placed between the disk edge and the calliper to get the pad centered on the disk, which iis shown in the middle photo.
The last photo shows the offset from the axle to the calliper mounting. A peice of steel bar was clamped to the face of the axle flange, the face steel bar is then parallel to the flange and the offset to the calliper mounting can be measured.I can now check and adjust my drawing and make a mounting bracket for the calliper.
If there is enough interest in this process I can probably write a more detailed description. However the mountings will have to be machined.



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Post by philhoward » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:55 pm

Bitterend wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:45 pm
If there is enough interest in this process I can probably write a more detailed description
Oh yes... 8)


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:38 pm

full details please


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