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by fightingtorque
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: LRP 335E Sprint Coupe
Replies: 1153
Views: 96710

LRP 335E Sprint Coupe

I think the Mx5 6 speed is the same as the RX8 box - Aisin AZ6 (is200, s15, gt86/brz)? Yes, it's basically the same but the front casting is different. I have an MX5 6 speed gearbox in mine. The MX5 has the starter motor on the left, the RX8 has it on the right, if you are standing at the front of ...
by fightingtorque
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: PROJECT ALFATAR.
Replies: 240
Views: 36111

1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: PROJECT ALFATAR.

OK, so probably due an update: Passed MOT on Oct 3rd, and been using the car mainly locally plus one trip down to Ipswich. Newly built axle is nice and quiet. I haven't really tested the LSD in anger but it has made it's prescence felt when pulling out of a couple of junctions so I know it works. Ot...
by fightingtorque
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: PROJECT ALFATAR.
Replies: 240
Views: 36111

1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: Lowering the Throne.

Yes. I aim to go every year........
Never been.
See also Le Mans.......
Been once each to classic and normal 24hr.
Been to Goodwood revival 3 times but not this year and now all I see on Facebook is amazing racing footage.
by fightingtorque
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: PROJECT ALFATAR.
Replies: 240
Views: 36111

1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: Lowering the Throne.

Lost quite a bit of car time over the summer, as I decided to do a "sailing boat modification project" and also some things on my VW Caravelle ready for the family holiday, then the rest of August was taken up with other sub holidays and a business trip to China which meant I missed Curborough again...
by fightingtorque
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: PROJECT ALFATAR.
Replies: 240
Views: 36111

1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: Lowering the Throne.

........ cut the floor off. https://fairlandtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-06-12-18.48.22.jpg?w=900 This is to get the driving position a bit lower as it has been too high ever since fitting Ford RS Recaro recliners. Especially if helmets are involved. https://fairlandtech.com/wp-content/u...
by fightingtorque
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: PROJECT ALFATAR.
Replies: 240
Views: 36111

1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: My LSD trip.

OK, so the axle went back in more or less without drama. Propshaft was next. Previously I had used an unmodified Mazda MX5 prop with a laser cut adaptor plate to mate it to the diff, but because the 4HA diff is bigger than the 7HA, the propshaft was now a couple of inches too long. So, I cut the bac...
by fightingtorque
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 255
Views: 18764

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

In regards to an earlier question you asked about the idle valve, and you put the picture up of the device, as someone else said, those are to fit in a specifically shaped port. I have bought one from a BMW which is designed to be connected via hoses. Something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/...
by fightingtorque
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: The first 500 SE5,s
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

The first 500 SE5,s

I have one! Interesting comment you make about the front end moulding. I think the front of mine has been replaced or repaired in the past because there are joints above each wheelarch. How to tell if I have the correct front or not?
I have the vertical fuel cap.
by fightingtorque
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Shopping List for a Scimega
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Shopping List for a Scimega

And what are those two identical sensors, one either side of the block, midway along.
Might be knock sensors? (Guess).
If you are going for an aftermarket ECU, probably won't use them. But if you use original ECU, it will be looking for them.
by fightingtorque
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikeys LPG, Fully Disked up, Se5a
Replies: 1972
Views: 123720

Mikey Bikeys LPG, Fully Disked up, Se5a

Nearly bought a Mk1 Golf cabrio project a couple of weeks back, for my daughter who is about 18 months from driving age. It was rejected from the photos "it's ugly dad, too boxy". So now I'm on the lookout for a "project" Fiat 500 (modern one) instead. I'm sure the day will come when she'll be kicki...
by fightingtorque
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Shopping List for a Scimega
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Shopping List for a Scimega

Other things to bear in mind: Instrumentation. Prop, as said, best to get one made. Lots of work on the coolant system and radiator installation. Lots of work on the wiring - I have new wiring for everything except a couple of things behind the dash, and the rear lights. Gearbox. There is only one g...
by fightingtorque
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Shopping List for a Scimega
Replies: 34
Views: 2216

Shopping List for a Scimega

Hi Mikey, Sounds fun. For the fuel pump, I used an Alfa 156 one because I had it already, it's an in tank pump that fits in a circular hole as a lot of the pumps do nowadays. I designed a set of laser cut ali and stainless plates to install it in an oval hole that I was able to make in the existing ...
by fightingtorque
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 81491

Joe's 1972 GTE - Headline(ing) News

Not entirely sure by what you mean by fuel puddling in the inlet manifold? The Post injector run to the cylinder is longer than you get on a more modern Multipoint injection system but my understanding is that fuel in the inlet should be atomising post injector and the ECU should trim the fuelling ...
by fightingtorque
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: PROJECT ALFATAR.
Replies: 240
Views: 36111

1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: My LSD trip.

Tools added to collection: Hub puller- about £70, broke it, modified it. Thread file £15 and die nut £35 (both ebay) to restore some minor damage to one of the halfshaft threads Hydraulic press - about £300 from Machine Mart Bearing Splitter - about £30 from machine Mart. Best to buy the small item ...
by fightingtorque
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: PROJECT ALFATAR.
Replies: 240
Views: 36111

1969 SE5 Alfa V6 conversion: My LSD trip.

Couple more pics that might be useful. The spacer drawing came from elsewhere on scimitarweb. https://i0.wp.com/fairlandtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2014051201411246716LSD-spacers-drawing.jpg?ssl=1&w=450 https://i0.wp.com/fairlandtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/pic-of-spacer-from-ebay.jpg...

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