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by mermar74
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

Continued from previous instalment; Test Running Engine With the intake manifold issues finally resolved, work continues on getting the engine running on test stand. The last components to be madefor this unique EFI conversion are the intake air horn assemblies; I have given these much thought over ...
by mermar74
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

Hi Victor, I was just wondering whether you'd considered using 3 mm annealed copper sheet for the gaskets rather than adding the 2 mm shims plus .005" taper machining. I can understand wanting to avoid re-torquing but I'd have thought a less complicated approach would have still made the joints air...
by mermar74
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

I'm sure 0.005" is well within the range of 'near enough' for most people - its good to see this Great attention to detail! A .005" gap at the bottom of manifold face is worse than .005" gap at the top as this is a blind area with manifold installed. A vacuum leak would be hard to diagnose at the l...
by mermar74
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

Continued from previous instalment; Finalising EFI Conversion With the engine management system now installed and wired, work will focus on getting the engine running. This anticipated stage has been a long time in the making and will verify much about this custom EFI conversion. At this stage of wo...
by mermar74
Wed May 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

Continued from previous instalment; Engine Management and Wiring With the body wiring now complete, the next task is to sort out the electronic engine management system. This will require purchasing and installing a suitable ECU and all associated components and wiring. Being old school (accustomed ...
by mermar74
Sat May 13, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5 with Omega power
Replies: 294
Views: 38180

Re: SE5 with Omega power

Having been down the route of making headers for my Coupe, I suggest you make sure that the tyres will not interfere on full lock through complete suspension travel.
by mermar74
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: Door Quarter Vent Base Seals Se4- 5 Remanufactured
Replies: 15
Views: 5307

Re: Coupe Door Quarter Vent Base Seals - Remanufactured

I am embarrassed to say not yet.

It is all systems go at my end with these seals, but I am being let down by a key figure who cannot seem to find the little time required to finish the last critical part of the job.

I will announce here when I have more news; hopefully very soon.

Victor
by mermar74
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

I've taken a similar approach in terms of a single bolt approach for a main star point for the feeds from the battery rather than a busbar - but I'm curious on the purpose of the solid state relay rather than a conventional electro-mechanical relay, Victor? I'm assuming you've already got some sort...
by mermar74
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

Continued from previous instalment; Wiring Next job on this build is to sort out the electrical wiring. The original 50 year old wiring loom is showing signs of age and wear, and in need of repair. A study of the factory wiring diagram clarified additional circuit protection and relays would be most...
by mermar74
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 87017

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a - (Fuel Injecting The Essex)

The problem with using the plenum for air intake is engine fumes will enter the cabin through the air vents and heater; this is fine if the plenum is completely isolated and not used for cabin air.
by mermar74
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

A very elegant solution Victor,almost a venturi effect as well.I just wonder how much movement there might be from the engine relative to the fixed duct.The chap who did all that bodyprep deserves a real pat on the back! Hi Pete, The air filter is able to move independent of the fixed air scoop. Ye...
by mermar74
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 622
Views: 111029

Re: Coupe Build From Australia

Continued from previous instalment; Body Fit Out With the body now in base primer and back in my workshop, the next lot of work will concentrate on a complete body fit out to correct any component fit issues and drill the many holes closed during body repairs. As well, more planned mechanical upgrad...
by mermar74
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Door quarter vent windows
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Door quarter vent windows

I wish to know for certain if Coupe and SE5 door quarter vent windows are the same and totally interchangeable as I am chasing a pair (left and right) for my Coupe build. The condition of glass, lower pivot stud and chrome are not important, but all else must be in very good condition. Please let me...
by mermar74
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: Door Quarter Vent Base Seals Se4- 5 Remanufactured
Replies: 15
Views: 5307

Re: Coupe Door Quarter Vent Base Seals - Remanufactured

As a compliment to the newly remanufactured quarter vent seals I have decided to make available my own version of door quarter vent base seals. I am aware remanufactured seals are available from the traders, but I find these are not to my standard and I wish for a better product to fit on my own ca...
by mermar74
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Weatherstrips
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Weatherstrips

Can someone please enlighten me as to what type of door belt weatherstrips are used on Coupe doors; these are the seals that fit inside top of door openings where the wind down glass comes through the door. Also are inner and outer seals the same, and what method is used to attach these to the door ...

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