Chimaera Project

Chimaera Project

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STE VR

416 posts

147 months

Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Sorry Qbee I don’t know. I ordered it for the T350 but it was sent in error and couldn’t be bothered sending it back.

If Lance wants me to exchange that for a T5 gearknob I can send it to you instead. You’ll have to negotiate with Lance though. laugh

lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Wednesday 5th September 2018
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lancepar said:
Tony,

Screnwash pump, hold on you might be in luck if you want a preloved one.yes

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Anthony,
You have a PM
Lance
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lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Steve,

Goodies arrived, many thanksthumbup

Lance
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QBee

16,590 posts

85 months

Thursday 6th September 2018
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lancepar said:
lancepar said:
Tony,

Screnwash pump, hold on you might be in luck if you want a preloved one.yes

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Anthony,
You have a PM
Lance
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Thanks Lance - seen it and responded readit

STE VR

416 posts

147 months

Friday 7th September 2018
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lancepar said:
Steve,

Goodies arrived, many thanksthumbup

Lance
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No problem Lance thumbup

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lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Friday 7th September 2018
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Anthony,
Pump in Post.
Lance
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QBee

16,590 posts

85 months

Friday 7th September 2018
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lancepar said:
Anthony,
Pump in Post.
Lance
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Thanks Lance.....washer motor seems goosed.yes

lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Saturday 8th September 2018
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Can finish the waterworks install now............2nd fan arrived...........Thanks John.

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lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Sunday 23rd September 2018
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smokin

Nearly ready to fire it up again since the body has been in place (it was run in the restored chassis).
Re routed the PAS return pipe that the PO had too close to the exhaust down pipe.
Plumbed in the redundant heater feed to the bottom rad' pipe and filled system with coolant (will add antifreeze after it is run up).
Discovered where the vacuum feed needs to be connected and joined to the ECU (tee piece needed).

And found where the PO had hidden the ECU, where the document pocket should be on the pass' side. Think I'm going to put it under the top dash cover. (anybody got a lower dash section?) might as well put this back to std while I'm on as I have the original panels for the dash instuments and radio.

Had been considering looking for a Chim' with a rotten chassis, knackered engine, gearbox and diff' etc but beautiful body, are there any out there?

Reminder of what I have, plus doors, VW mirrors, lights and hood that needs recovering etc.

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Cheers.





Edited by lancepar on Sunday 23 September 22:36

lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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Battery

I posted this on a battery thread on the Griff forum.........

"I'm getting closer to deciding what battery to fit. Location will be in the boot as the PO intended with the refurb' of the Chim'

What about one of these?......

https://tinyurl.com/y7bu4mtk

Any chat regarding them etc?"

Anybody used one?

Cheers
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Penelope Stopit

4,221 posts

50 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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lancepar said:
Battery

I posted this on a battery thread on the Griff forum.........

"I'm getting closer to deciding what battery to fit. Location will be in the boot as the PO intended with the refurb' of the Chim'

What about one of these?......

https://tinyurl.com/y7bu4mtk

Any chat regarding them etc?"

Anybody used one?

Cheers
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12V 40ah is far too small

lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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I see the Odyssey PC925 that is used by some is rated at 28 ah @10 hr rate with a CCA of 380.

Not sure if the XR-1000 is 40 ah @ 10 hr, but the CCA is 480.

The XR-1000 is also sold to "Replaces The Odyssey PC1100 Battery!" which I believe other on here also use.

Sound a good buy, but have people tried them?

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dhutch

3,484 posts

138 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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Penelope Stopit said:
12V 40ah is far too small
For what? Its only got to start the engine.

I have a 16Ah Odyssey PC680 on the 2L zetec, and the PC1100 is twice the battery which order to manage twice the engine.

Obviously depends on what aux loads you have, but for most of our cars, you only need to start it. Then your on alternator power.


Daniel


CanoeSniffer

614 posts

28 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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Great progress Lance, top work that man clap

What's your plan for the lights, keep the T350 items? I've seen a sportmotive conversion on a Chim before and I thought it looked the dogs danglies but personal preference etc!

Edited by CanoeSniffer on Saturday 13th October 21:45

lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Friday 12th October 2018
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Yes Mike keeping the T350 lights but can't get an answer from a MOT point of view as to whether it could be tested with just the lamps installed without the cover lenses glued in place.

I just want to get it road legal then decide how to proceed, get someone else to sort the body work etc,

Had my brain hurt recently after a visit from the PO explaining how he planned the electric ignition system, seems I have the MS2 with relay board and a EDIS ignition module, just need to test all the sensors prior to lift off. Apparently when he ran the engine in the chassis it was with the 14CUX.
I need a DB37 M/F extension cable to join the MS2 to the relay board. I have a laptop with a RS32 interface and cable to connect to the MS2 and I've joined the Megasquirt support forum and been in touch with DIYAutoTune.com.
Makes me wish I had a carblaugh like yours.

Cheers
Lance
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Sardonicus

15,982 posts

162 months

Saturday 13th October 2018
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Dont bother going with EDIS 8 for your MS2 install its tough ign but old hat and restricts how you rev limit the engine (fuel cut only) it also has rev ceiling implications scratchchin it was used initially when MS had coil driver issues but those have been gone for around 10 years or more now

lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Saturday 13th October 2018
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"S"

Some more info' on the state of the MS2 install and why at this stage I may use the EDIS8..

All the PO's re-wiring for sensors etc was intended to work like this.....There is a large grey plug which connects to the EDIS8 which needs to be mounted on a sutable heat sink he says. This will interface with the relay board which will be connected to the MS2 controller and make things work. If doing this gets it going, then that'll do for now.

Appreciate your input, keep it coming,

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BIG DUNC

1,525 posts

164 months

Saturday 13th October 2018
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lancepar said:
Yes Mike keeping the T350 lights but can't get an answer from a MOT point of view as to whether it could be tested with just the lamps installed without the cover lenses glued in place.

That should be OK. The cover lenses don't do anything from a light perspective.

lancepar

Original Poster:

322 posts

113 months

Sunday 14th October 2018
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That's what I thought, but my classic car MOT man wasn't sure.
Cheers
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Steve_D

12,282 posts

199 months

Sunday 14th October 2018
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lancepar said:
Yes Mike keeping the T350 lights but can't get an answer from a MOT point of view as to whether it could be tested with just the lamps installed without the cover lenses glued in place.......
No problem from a function point of view but may have issues if the missing covers present a sharp edge of bodywork.

Steve