GTC Vert Soleil

Project Progress for our European Members

Moderators: scimjim, philhoward, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, Lukeyboy46

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 24011
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 525 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by philhoward » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:58 pm

Has your engine movement found a weak hose connection?


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

gtcse8
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1333
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am
Location: Steeton, Yorkshire Dales
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 74 times

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by gtcse8 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:16 pm

Yup I agree with Jim.
The fuel pump can only be in contact with the internal block castings, which only contain oil.
On the 2.8 there is the "Transfer" pipe for coolant from the thermostat housing up to the inlet manifold which may just be leaking.
Other than the inlet manifold itself this is the only way that fluid can escape on that side of the engine that I can think of, unless the water is leaking elsewhere and running along before dripping.
I keep the "transfer" pipes in stock, either Very good used or Brand New.


See the Beast on youtube under" RELIANT SCIMITAR CONVERSION LOL.,Se5,Se5a, Se6a, Two Se6b`s, GTC, SST 1800Ti & not a lot of sense

Oldconn
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1497
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:09 pm
Location: Haute-Saône,France
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 77 times

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by Oldconn » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 am

Chris, I have a couple of sheets of gasket paper, how much(roughly) are we talking about? 3" square? :D


"When I grow up, I want to be me"
-Kermit Weeks
Current: SE6A; 998 Mini.Previous: Morris Minor,Ford8, Cortinas Mk1 &2,MG Midget 1932,Morgan 3W 1934,Lagonda Rapier,Honda S800, Austin Maxi,Citroen GSA, Riley ElfMk2,Peugeot 505,Rover 420 SDI

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5355
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 60 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Hmm, I can't actually see the leak but it is coming from the general direction of the transfer hose, which looks pretty grotty.
So I'll take one of yours thanks Mark, might as well have a new one.
Let me know how much for PayPal - have you still my address on file?

Ian, thanks but it's not leaking oil (yet) so I'll leave that for the time being.


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014>
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

gtcse8
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1333
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am
Location: Steeton, Yorkshire Dales
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 74 times

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by gtcse8 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi Chris
You still at 06600?.
Will get carriage cost later today.
The pipe is only £7.
Just putting a clutch kit together for James in Aups, and have sent Ian a set of pads out for his Mini.


See the Beast on youtube under" RELIANT SCIMITAR CONVERSION LOL.,Se5,Se5a, Se6a, Two Se6b`s, GTC, SST 1800Ti & not a lot of sense

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5355
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 60 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:44 pm

Yes, still here thanks


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014>
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5355
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 60 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:45 pm

I seem to have lost a month somewhere.
Did you send me the rubber goods for the weekend Mark :wink: because I haven't received anything ...

I did pass some time under the car during the month, trying to get it 'finished' for sale.
I scraped the surface rust off the sills, painted and oiled them.
They weren't at all bad but much better now.
I notice that some idiot (probably me) has jacked the car up in the wrong place and deformed the vertical bits of the outriggers but that is not too serious.
At least it shows they are strong enough to hold the car up 8)
DSCF1.jpg
DSCF1.jpg (300.22 KiB) Viewed 1923 times
DSCF2.jpg
DSCF2.jpg (298.17 KiB) Viewed 1923 times
DSCF3.jpg
DSCF3.jpg (287.84 KiB) Viewed 1923 times
DSCF1207.jpg
DSCF1207.jpg (320.43 KiB) Viewed 1923 times
DSCF1210.jpg
DSCF1210.jpg (329.98 KiB) Viewed 1923 times
DSCF1215.jpg
DSCF1215.jpg (287.42 KiB) Viewed 1923 times


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014>
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

gtcse8
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1333
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am
Location: Steeton, Yorkshire Dales
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 74 times

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by gtcse8 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:25 pm

Sorry Chris what with all that`s going on I clean forgot to get a posting price :oops:

Will do it tomorrow.

Mark


See the Beast on youtube under" RELIANT SCIMITAR CONVERSION LOL.,Se5,Se5a, Se6a, Two Se6b`s, GTC, SST 1800Ti & not a lot of sense

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5355
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 60 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:33 pm

No problem, I haven't been waiting for it - only just realised it hadn't arrived :D


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014>
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5355
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 60 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by DARK STAR » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:19 pm

Hose arrived thanks Mark.
I'm not inclined to pass time in the unheated garage at the moment ...
Attachments
DSCF1256.jpg
DSCF1256.jpg (488.41 KiB) Viewed 1828 times


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014>
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

gtcse8
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1333
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am
Location: Steeton, Yorkshire Dales
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 74 times

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by gtcse8 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:12 am

Can`t show you a picture but I have a 4ft snowdrift outside my house and the workshop yard has 2ft deep.


See the Beast on youtube under" RELIANT SCIMITAR CONVERSION LOL.,Se5,Se5a, Se6a, Two Se6b`s, GTC, SST 1800Ti & not a lot of sense

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5355
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 60 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:25 pm

Ridiculous weather continued until the other day, just rain not snow but a lot of it.
Today I decided at last to change the water hose, the car started instantly and I reversed out to uncover the inspection pit.
And found at least 15 cm of water in the pit :?
This is a bit annoying because the anti-flooding floor I installed is only 10 cm high.
I got out the pump that no1 son had kindly given me, but of course I haven't a hose big enough to fit it.
Apart from a metre or so of Samco silicone.
The boss says I should convert the pit into a well, but I would still need some bigger hose :lol:
Job put off until next time.
Attachments
DSCF1376.jpg
DSCF1376.jpg (318.93 KiB) Viewed 1468 times
DSCF1374.jpg
DSCF1374.jpg (343 KiB) Viewed 1468 times


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014>
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5355
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 60 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by DARK STAR » Thu May 03, 2018 9:47 pm

Right, having finally overcome all obstacles there is a new hose on the car and I haven't found any other problems (yet).
Just for the record, 'cos it's not very interesting, here are latest photos of the front of the engine bay.
Attachments
DSCF1496.jpg
DSCF1496.jpg (323.81 KiB) Viewed 1274 times
DSCF1495.jpg
DSCF1495.jpg (413.33 KiB) Viewed 1274 times


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014>
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

gtcse8
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1333
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am
Location: Steeton, Yorkshire Dales
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 74 times

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by gtcse8 » Fri May 04, 2018 10:48 am

Just One thought Chris

I would have put the rocker covers on the other way round to make access to the oil filler cap easier, hard work getting an oil can is so close to the rear of the bonnet.
And as your using a flexi pipe for the breather it would have not interfered with owt.


See the Beast on youtube under" RELIANT SCIMITAR CONVERSION LOL.,Se5,Se5a, Se6a, Two Se6b`s, GTC, SST 1800Ti & not a lot of sense

User avatar
DARK STAR
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5355
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Antibes, France
Been thanked: 60 times
Contact:

GTC Vert Soleil

Post by DARK STAR » Fri May 04, 2018 12:17 pm

Now he tells me :roll:
Good idea, next time I have to demolish the engine I'll do that.


Chris Johnson
RSSOC 1979> Dark Star Coupé 1989> Scimitar France 2010> Vert Soleil GTC 2014>
Scimitar France Website No1 on Google, updated nearly every day

Post Reply

Return to “Projects”