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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:56 pm

So running out of steam, bit too tired, too many 6am starts in the garage followed by work then trying to accommodate visiting family so not sure if Sunday is feasible.

Prop arrived yesterday and fits a dream.
After a lot of effort bled the brakes. (I have all round disk conversions with rear calipers upsidown so its a bit protracted to get rid of airlock.

There is a persistent misfire on cylinder 6. Its a simple one but just need to track it down. Other than that starts fine although a faulty solenoid earth too a while to track down. It worked for 1 day then gave up...


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:25 am

Sorted out misfire, she’s running a dream. Curbs was not meant to be on the scimega but it has driven me forward on the project so well that I’m looking to get her mot’d later this week and on the road Friday for a road trip to Somerset and back. :)

Thanks for all your help, have a great weekend and I’ll look forward to seeing you all soon.

In the meantime I’ll try to puta video up.


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Post by barry_bryan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:14 pm

keep at it Mikey well done so far ,best of luck with the MOT, Baz


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:06 pm

Thank you. Starts at will on the turn of the key, ticks over perfectly even cold so really pleased. Best of all, from the back sounds incredible when you rev her. 3.2 litres , open headers, straight throughs with rear cherry bomb equivalents. Pops on the overrun.

New wiper system all installed. Wipers arms are ford bases with polo tops welded on. My welding is cr*p so took four attempts and grinding back. Still nice and solid and sprayed black.

She was throwing the drive belt 1 notch off the bottom crank pulley. Bit of investigation, turned out the new top pulley was 1mm proud so filed back and all good now.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:48 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:56 pm

After a lot of effort bled the brakes. (I have all round disk conversions with rear calipers upsidown so its a bit protracted to get rid of airlock.
not wishing to teach grannies about eggs but could you not have fitted the N/S caliper to O/S etc, same as they did with the SS1, it uses the Metro calipers 'on the wrong sides' it gets the bleed nipples at the top :wink:


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:16 pm

Hi Alan, excellent idea but pretty certain it wont work. They're the rear so can only fit on the inside. I will check though. I was going to fit them the correct way up but they are designed to be at the front where of course the trailing arms are....

So progress is brilliant. I am trying to do things properly so making sure i finish things 100% but its so close i dont mind.
Tonight i finished the exhausts including hangars mid way down. The've rattled for years but solid as a rock now.
Also finished front suspension including gaiters / ball joint covers etc.
And handbrake.

Remaining.
Wire rheostat for front wipers (I bought a motor controller, just like a volume controller, so i can have any speed wiper from dead slow to insane. )
Refit headlamps.
Make gearbox tunnel cover.
Refit steering column (slightly new position due to larger exhaust headers being a bit closer) - precautionary alloy trim.
Double check all electrics. Fit dash enclosure.
Fit doors and bonnet (all optional)

Start and drive .....

Pull over and smoke a Hamlet.....


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Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:40 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Hi Alan, excellent idea but pretty certain it wont work. They're the rear so can only fit on the inside. I will check though. I was going to fit them the correct way up but they are designed to be at the front where of course the trailing arms are....
sorry Mike, i meant swap from the left hand side to right hand side but still leave on the INSIDE of the disc.

Metro Caliper should be on FRONT to clear steering rack, but SS1 track rods are in front of engine so Reliant fitted the calipers at REAR, so in effect the metro N/S caliper is fitted O/S on the SS1


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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:58 pm

So only remaining job is the gearbox tunnel. Everything else is done even insurance. I had intended to shake her down today but as soon as I refitted the dash and all the clocks etc, the misfire in no 6 returned. Its clearly a loose wire somewhere but I'm going to leave it a couple of days. I've got a few things going on over the weekend so going to give it a rest. (Its becoming obsessive!!)


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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:41 pm

Misfire is the wire into ecu from no 6 gas injector. Pushed her in with a screwdriver and all good.

So then went for a spin :) Bit dusty but all good. Just taking it easy at the moment....


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Post by Oaksey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:44 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
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Just taking it easy at the moment....
I don't buy that for a second; what's it like on full beans? :mrgreen:


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Post by td99 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:46 pm

Oaksey wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:44 pm
MikeyBikey wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Just taking it easy at the moment....
I don't buy that for a second; what's it like on full beans? :mrgreen:
Exactly my thoughts reading that :D


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:18 pm

Mike's clearly struggling with all the power after the asthmatic door stop... :mrgreen:


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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:56 pm

The argument could be made that there is actually less stress on the drive line once traction is broken....


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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:16 pm

well, I've never known a V6 to scream before. Open headers and almost weightless flywheel. The accelerations a bit hairy but its probably exaggerated by all the noise etc. (no bell housing atm). New brake pads are not quite biting evenly and the suspension still has the previous springs although bizarrely the height is about right.

So it really is point and shoot. Just screams and goes. Probably no different to what you pointies are used to but a revelation to me.

There’s some strange noises from the gearbox. I changed the fluid and the crap on the magnetic plug was woeful. Wouldnt surprise me if the box fails but at least the method is done. If I have to change a box or even the engine so be it. I’m just chuffed.

Bizarrely the tickover is very quiet. Just the chatter of the lpg injectors over everything. But the screaming. It’s a bit like a hot four pot


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Post by philhoward » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:58 pm

Those 54degree V6 does sound rather glorious when piling on the revs - even with the original flywheel and on stock EFi.

Tried the party trick of balancing coins on their edge on the plenum whilst idling yet? Think I got to £1.72


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