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by spegru
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Column multi switch and window switches
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Column multi switch and window switches

My car came without electric windows, so I retrofitted motors from an SD1.
But for the switches I made my own setup using simple buttons from ebay and some reasonably clever relay wiring. I actually used the simplified version with the diodes
by spegru
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SD1 electric windows and DIY wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 149

SD1 electric windows and DIY wiring

My car came without electric windows, so I retrofitted motors from an SD1. But for the switches I made my own setup using simple buttons from ebay and some reasonably clever relay wiring. I actually used the simplified version with the diodes 2019-08-13 08.32.26.jpg electric windows.png electric win...
by spegru
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: wiper failure...
Replies: 4
Views: 207

wiper failure...

Hi. I think the click you heard is from the intermittent wipe controller. That unit works by giving the main motor a prod so that the wiper park mechanism takes over and causes the motor to give a complete sweep. Unfortunately it sound unlikely that that unit is to blame. More likely a fuse or a poo...
by spegru
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: POWER STEERING
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

POWER STEERING

The only problem with adding ePAS to a manual rack is that you'd still have the 4.7 lock to lock ratio and there are no Quick racks for a princess as far as I've seen so far Seems to me that if we can find any car with the right width rack, then the LHD version could possibly be made to fit The LHD ...
by spegru
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: POWER STEERING
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

POWER STEERING

One of the best ways forward could be the idea of electric PAS using a manual rack.The only issue is finding a manual rack that is geared suitably
by spegru
Wed May 22, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternate engine thought
Replies: 25
Views: 1510

Alternate engine thought

Yes that does look good. I see you've still had to mod the bulkhead though, which I wanted to avoid really.
How much power and what is that gearbox?
by spegru
Tue May 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternate engine thought
Replies: 25
Views: 1510

Alternate engine thought

I thought the Subaru engines were EJ20 or EJ25 etc?

Yes raising the block would raise the gearbox. Would require a test fit to find out more. Unfortunately I am not in a position to do that though
by spegru
Tue May 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternate engine thought
Replies: 25
Views: 1510

Alternate engine thought

WRX engine Max width 802cm
Essex V6 incl Exhaust manifolds 750cm but there is spare room in there I think above the chassis. Main problem likely to be steering shaft
by spegru
Tue May 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternate engine thought
Replies: 25
Views: 1510

Alternate engine thought

Luckily I can easily check that. I'll get my tape measure out...
by spegru
Tue May 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternate engine thought
Replies: 25
Views: 1510

Alternate engine thought

Not as cheap as I hoped though......
by spegru
Tue May 21, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternate engine thought
Replies: 25
Views: 1510

Alternate engine thought

In interesting idea crossed my mind
Subaru Impreza WRX STi engine, but not 4WD - so Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86 RWD gearbox
325BHP out of the box, combined with very short length that could fit easily where that Ford v6 was?

Hmmmm
by spegru
Tue May 21, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering
Replies: 69
Views: 6480

Steering

To be honest 1 deg from full left to full right is so small that it can be considered a rounding, measurement or tolerance error. It's effectively zero. As to why that appears to be case and considering that Reliant bought Triumph suspension and that that design goes back to the 40s, I doubt that th...
by spegru
Sun May 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering
Replies: 69
Views: 6480

Steering

I just did a more accurate full lock Steering turntable test on my SE6 PAS rack, and the results are as follows Left Wheel Max Left 32 degrees Max Right 29 degrees Right Wheel Max Left 31 degrees Max Right 30 degrees So aside from the fact that it seems that my rack is not quite centred, it also loo...
by spegru
Tue May 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering
Replies: 69
Views: 6480

Steering

I wondered how to measure Ackerman and found this https://www.longacreracing.com/articles/text/Ackerman.pdf Typically, Ackerman is measured by turning the right front 10 degrees to the left. If you have Ackerman, the left front will travel further than the right front. A typical amount would be thre...
by spegru
Fri May 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wing mirror
Replies: 50
Views: 2839

Wing mirror

Great idea. And I now wonder whether that is what is wrong with my existing pass mirror - ie that it was never OK
I just thought it was just faulty!

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