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by spegru
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Auto to Manual conversion 6B/GTC 2.8
Replies: 138
Views: 13307

Auto to Manual conversion 6B/GTC 2.8

Does this RX8 gearbox work out with the 3 litre Essex to replace the Type F? I note that someone on Ebay is doing an adaptor plate for the Essex https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303229326887?_trksid=p2045573.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI303229326887.N36.S1.R1.TR2 but is advertising it to replace the Type ...
by spegru
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear Wiper & Park Position?
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Rear Wiper & Park Position?

That's very interesting. That linked topic diagram reveals a very odd motor crank arm. Looks like this is not just a standard lucas motor. I might even take it out for a look inside... It's not parking right now but I wonder if that's because If messed up the connection behind the rotary switch But ...
by spegru
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear Wiper & Park Position?
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Rear Wiper & Park Position?

Having used my SE6a in the rain a bit this weekend I now realise how useful the rear wiper is. However the park position for the rear wiper is a bit of a mystery to me. The wiper has to park on the bodywork in order for the hatch to open, but does that mean in normal operation the wiper wipes back a...
by spegru
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Column multi switch and window switches
Replies: 14
Views: 537

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: 163

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: 235

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: 1344

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: 1344

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: 1522

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: 1522

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: 1522

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: 1522

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: 1522

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: 1522

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: 6519

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...

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