71 GTE SE5A my rolling restoration and now Tdi conversion

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Post by willholderogri » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:34 pm

Thats still ok just use a JAP one it's very versatile


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:55 pm

bit more progress :)

i'm using an RX8 gearbox coupled to the VW engine, I can't find an adapter plate made for this so i've got to make my own. Also after talking to some of the suppliers of these plates i'd be a bit concerned about the manufacturing tolerances, it's ok saying its CAD drawn CNC machined and laser cut if the initial measurements are out.

to make my plate i've copied a VW plate for the engine holes - that is the easy part to get the bellhousing accurate i've stripped off the bellhousing made a brace to bolt the dti onto the crank, made a stand for the engine then rotated the crank round to true up the bellhousing i've then centred the holes i need using a mag drill, swapped the bit out to the correct size, unbolted the bellhousing then drilled the plate, i've repeated this for every hole - very time consuming but guarantees accuracy

the manufacturers tolerance on the centre of the gearbox input shaft to the crank is +/- 0.12mm this way i can get it within that
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Post by CarlosVanDango » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:51 pm

engines out
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:31 am

Running by Sunday?? :lol:


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:50 am

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:31 am
Running by Sunday?? :lol:
:lol: :lol:
i'm under no illusion this will take a while - especially this time of the year, i'm quite fancying going to the retro rides gathering at shelsley walsh next year - i've never been before but looked good this year, so my target is to get this done by then and drive it there under diesel power :D



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Post by philhoward » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:02 pm

Ooh - that’ll be the one traditionally the same weekend as Scimfest... :w


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:53 pm

bit more progress now the weather has warmed up a bit :D

gearbox now removed
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Post by CarlosVanDango » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:38 pm

bit more on the adapter plate - most of the hard work on it is done now, fitted the starter motor today

unfortunately i need to alleviate some of the bellhousing to accommodate the nose of the starter but it should be fine, i do have a flat starter which will fit but it doesnt throw out far enough to meet the ring gear, i was tempted to see if i could modify it but i prefer to use standard parts.
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i've managed to find a clutch plate which will fit the flywheel but i don't have a plate for it, i'm looking for a ford/mazda 23 spline plate with 225/230mm diameter - i'm also told mitsubishi ones will fit



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Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:55 pm

225mm with a 1”/23 spline? Mazda RX-8 non turbo /5 speed.


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:58 pm

philhoward wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:55 pm
225mm with a 1”/23 spline? Mazda RX-8 non turbo /5 speed.
ah yes i've got one with the box but it has a raised part on it which won't sit flat on the flywheel



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Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:10 pm

You can chase bits for a long time or try Precision Clutch in Somerset http://www.precisionclutch.co.uk/ - they’ll make up any inner with any outer pretty much , I believe.


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Post by Old and Slow » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:41 pm

A second vote for Precision Clutch from me. Good service.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:53 pm

I’m fairly sure the Ford stuff is 220mm then the next size is 240mm. I’m a advocate for Precision Clutches, I’m sure they can sort you out


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Post by CarlosVanDango » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:36 pm

i get a clutch made up if i have to but my preference is for off the shelf parts - i've got plenty of time as i'll fit the engine clutch-less get it all running an then pull it out to fit the clutch - might seem like a faff but it'll be in and out another 10 times before its done.



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Post by CarlosVanDango » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:47 pm

this is the amount i need to cut out of the bellhousing
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plan is now to get the engine and box sat in the scimitar engine bay this weekend :mrgreen:



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