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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:32 pm

Well I still have the MGF conversion leather seats available for swap. Access to the rear is possible but not as easy as the originals.


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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:34 pm

stronger front anti roll bar, or a rear one?

most big manufacturers do a reclining supportive seat - like this for example - or do you mean a cheaper version - eg something from a eurobox?


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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by shortjedi » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:43 pm

Yes Jim, I'd like that but they are way outside the budget. Recycled Eurobox will do fine. The anti rollbar is a bigger solid mounted front one. I'd thought of MGF ones but do they tilt forward?


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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:00 pm

They don't tilt forward. They are on Reliant subframes so they can be slid forward. However they are not as convenient as originals. Look good and are very supportive in their defence.

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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by Coco La Blanc » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:40 pm

Hi,
Most comfortable seats I've managed to find are ex-Vauxhall (Vectra - mid 80's I think) Recaro's for my 72 5a (but would also look good in an SE6a).
SE5a - Recovered Recaro Brackets.JPG
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It was absolutely necessary to have these high backed seats as major cervical and lower back problems for 20 years. These are very supportive and NO back problems even after extended fairly spirited journeys whereas many other car seats cause virtually immediate Aches and pains. My wife's 80 SE6a are not as comfortable even though the suspension is somewhat softer.
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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by TeeinChina » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:35 pm

shortjedi wrote:I'll have a measure of the boa I've fitted when I get it back from Phil Brad exhausts, he's fitting center boxes as it's a bit to loud.
I've not posted an update for a while so here it is:-
The car has been on the road for about a month now, and is going very well. I fitted the new shocks and springs (protec)and Danny fitted the new anti roll bar. Which means it goes round corners very well. Huge amounts of grip. I now need some more supportive seats as I'm getting thown out of the originals. any ideas? not fixed buckets as I still need access to rear. Looks like the paint job and recarpet will have to wait a while as my daughters wedding is eating all my spare cash. thanks for the replys about the colour codes.
Have seen MGF or Rover 200 (pre bubble shape)seats fitted and aparently Nissan 200SX seats fit will little alterations. Cobra do some narrow recliners too


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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by scimjim » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:03 pm

Those seats in Vivs car look identical to the Cobra Le Mans I linked to!!

IIRC the Cavalier SRi had Recaros - and the vectra GSi (like these or these) are similar - or these Carlton ones?


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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by lozzzzzz » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:44 pm

ShorJedi,

I've now had a good look at the thread following our phone call, this looks great, you've done it to a very high standard, looks very professional.

I would suggest far more photos when you get back to working on it :)

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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by scimitarse4 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:21 pm

Shortjedi, do you have the measurements of the BOA engine, did your engine bay require any trimming before fitting the BOA



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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by TeeinChina » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:21 am

Hi any updates as it 5 years on now! Any problems on the road?


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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by erikscimitardemon » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:29 am

Last login from topic starter was in Oct 2011. So don't stay waiting for an answer :D


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Re: SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:39 pm

JGL may be able to contact him


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SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by The Dog » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:23 pm

shortjedi wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:38 pm
Here we go then, my experiences of converting a 6b to cossy power....I'll start by giving a quick overview of my scimitar history....First one a 1972 5a. then a 6b that I converted to 2.9 inj. and did a few hillclimbs in. then an ss1 turbo that I did a lot more hillclimbing in (best car I've owned). In between I'd run a westfield
(to scary) a couple of Elises(brilliant) and a Grifith 500 (beast) That brings us back to the latest 6b an ebay £500 runner with galv chassis.
Having already done a sucessful 2.9 swap several years ago, thought I'd have a go at the cossy...As Clarkson would say "how hard can it be?
Well..... I'll start with a bit of a shopping list and the rough costs:-
1. Engine. £300 ebay. nice man who'd stripped it from the granny complete with entire loom and (autobox sold on for £100), to put into his ford pop then decided to go chevy LS1. (nutter)
2. Gearbox.£300 you need an Mt75 hybrid. XR4x4 front, diesel transit rear with tall top gear. got mine from topboss in derby along with (xr4i) flywheel and clutch slave mount. it's a common mod.see caprisport website.or they do come up on ebay.
3. Propshaft. £120 custom made by local propshop
4.Radiator.£20 topboss had an odd one that fitted after slight mod and pressure check.
5.PAS pump.£100 this is a saxo electric/hyd pas pump new off ebay. Astra or polo will also work.(not much room for belt drive pump)
6.Exhaust. £800 custom built inc manifolds. Flanges supplied by topboss £60....this was a big expense, but was a lot of work and beyond my welding skills.
Sold most of the removed big bits on ebay. recouped about £450 so far. I'll go into more detail over the next few weeks.
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SE 6b cosworth 24v

Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:13 am

are we playing spot the differences ? :D :D :D :D


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