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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:06 am

I've decided to refocus a bit and to complete all the foibles, not just complete the engine swap. I've never been happy with the suspension despite buying all the right bits. I've just brought a fresh front polyurethane set (superpro) so I'll fit those to some spare wish bones I have. The car will no doubt need new springs due to the lighter engine / gearbox so this makes sense.

I'm also going to refit the brake servo. I quite like not having one and on the track the brakes are great, but if I've potentially got 200+ bhp and intending to use the car on the road a servo is probably a worthwhile investment.

I can then also focus on having a comfortable interior. I'd got 80% there, just a bit more leather and aluminum and she'll be finished. So the march test days is my target, not december drag race :roll: which was probably never going to happen anyway.


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Post by barry_bryan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:39 pm

I am well impressed Mikey, well done mate


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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:19 pm

ok. poo poo.

The engine is in its resting place but the drivers side has so little space for open headers its a bit :?
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Now i realise

1) Lozz and Hugh have open headers but they have got se6 or open chassis accordingly giving them lots more space

2) This is why Phil used the Vauxhall manifolds. The fitting in the 5a just makes it that much more cramped.


There is a way out though. Make a new engine mounting on the drivers side thats 3" lower. Bit of work but heh hoh ? Get it right now ?

The existing mounts are big, and elevated, placing them in the middle of the engine height wise . I presume this is to act as a pendulum, minimizing the effect of engine vibration. But if I move it further down aka essex style, it will give me some space. So make a new mounting to replace the cast aluminum engine one but keep the oil filled mounting rubber thing

Best get the welder out.


PS the passenger side is so big you could get a bus turbo through there


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:47 pm

Good work Mike 8)


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Post by AJL Electronics » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:28 pm

Coupe Racing wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:27 am
I've never found them to grip very well , instead I use separate terminals and covers as per OEM and then use the correct crimping tools .
A superior joint is achieved
You must be buying poor quality then. I have never had any trouble with the grip of insulated crimps. The unreliability myth comes about because many users choose the wrong size and so the wire falls out of it. Waterproof? No of course, but then nor is the traditional type. If you don't like the colour, a little heatshrink will deal with that.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:01 am

Each to their own then


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Post by superleggo » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:19 pm

Mikey

Your engine mounts look much higher than mine which may be why the headers are in the way. Mine is a SE5 chassis as well.

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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:51 pm

Sounds like a good idea. I'll give you a call


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:30 pm

So my ability to do things more than once continues in abundance.

I drilled and tapped the gas injectors a while back,
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right in the wrong place
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so i retapped them and metal glued them in place
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not much of a post but little and often, as I tell my missus


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Post by Coupe Racing » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:38 pm

Metal glue ?
What happens when one fails


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Post by philhoward » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:41 pm

Coupe Racing wrote:
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Metal glue ?
What happens when one fails
LPG “injectors” are purely nozzles/jets - the solenoid part is generally 12-18” further back up the line.


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:46 pm

Anyways I'm suffering from nervous-itus. The ecu is ready to be powered up but I can't help but think i've no doubt wired it completely wrong and if I attach power, it will melt into an expensive blob.

so best do anything but....

So I've been meddling with each end of the engine. At the front, Drive belt all sorted, alternator dun. At the back all water pipes cut and modified to point in the right way
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So this might look a tad messy but compared to the original....


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:49 pm

ok. Apols not metal glued in place. They were screwed in, and applied a tiny bit of metal glue to the thread to keep there where the are. In reality there is pressure from the tubes, fuel rail etc holding everything still it was just belt and braces


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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:51 pm

i know what you mean Mikey - when I wired up the 1.4 cvh injection from 3 different wiring diagrams (and philhoward at the end of the phone), i was still really nervous turning the key for the first time :)


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:30 pm

I know what you mean, but you just have to say sod it some times! It’s all fused, what’s the worse that could happen? :lol:


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