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  1. lucavigg

    For Sierra Donor

    So, I would just dispose of it as scrap metal rather than approach a car scrap company and run into difficulties when I tell them it's already declared as scrapped on the V5? Luca
  2. lucavigg

    For Sierra Donor

    Hi I have just found out that the donor vehicle I purchased a while ago for my Zero was declared as scrapped on the document by the original owner rather than sold to me! I'm assuming now that I cannot use this as the basis for registering the vehicle and that I will have to get rid of it as scrap metal. Is that correct? Thanks Luca
  3. Finally managed to get out there and test fit everything. I see what you mean by spacers and re-drilling. It all looks good now though, so It's all coming apart for painting. By the way, how did you get the required tension on the fan belt from adjusting the idler pulley? And what is the correct tension? Luca
  4. Thanks Nick, You've just condensed two weekends of labelling, tracing and continuity testing followed by many hours of head scratching into a single post. I'm grateful. Luca
  5. Thanks Sharky, I think I've got it. I'll be out there tomorrow to test fit and PM you if I run into probs. Thanks again.
  6. I have everything in picture 1 except idler pulley.
  7. Can some kind sole who has the GBS alternator kit for the Zetec, tell me how the brackets go together. GBS have kindly sent me pics of it in situ, but I still can't work it out. Thanks Luca
  8. Ordered and on the way. Thanks for the help Nick
  9. Nick. I'm not familiar with skin pins. If I get hold of some, I presume I have to get them to match the rivet holes that will eventually hold everything together. Or can they be used in a range of hole diameters? Luca
  10. The wife? We get into enough arguments shifting furniture. I have a friend who I helped build a Cobra replica a while back. He might be a better candidate. Luca PS My first attempt at writing this message left out the "F" in "SHIFTING"
  11. Thanks Nick. Great set of pics and exactly what I was looking for. Luca
  12. Looks great. Perhaps when you get some time you could post a step by step, and what the major headaches were. I'm dreading this part! Luca
  13. I was wondering more about the non return-valve part of it on the Zetec thermostat. Luca
  14. I've obviously stripped a lot of bits from my 2L Zetec Blacktop acquired from GBS when I bought the kit. Things like inlet manifold, exhaust etc. One of the things I came across the other day was the thermostat housing from the Zetec. I retrieved the thermostat and noticed that there was a small hole in the housing with a tiny bearing and holder to make what looks like a non-return valve. Given other peoples advice on this forum regarding the problems with the Raceline water rail, which I have fitted, would my water rail setup benefit from a similar type of thermostat instead of the supplied one? What is the effect of having a small valve like this in the housing? Thanks Luca
  15. lucavigg

    Omex Ecu

    I was thinking of packing it inside the box with the foam that it came in, but I might just leave some air round it. Thanks guys.
  16. lucavigg

    Omex Ecu

    I'm currently building a small holder and box for my Omex 600 ECU. I was wondering if these run hot and I would need to allow for ventilation in the box? Thanks Luca
  17. OK PM me your mobile number the week before and we can arrange to meet up. Luca
  18. Hi Steve, In between Coulsdon and Chipstead (Surrey). If you have the time, I'll PM you my number and we can meet up. Alternatively, if you're going to Stafford, we can meet there. Luca
  19. Now I'm really confused. The Haynes manual for the engine suggests that it's a water temerature sensor. Wish I could reproduce the diagram here as it's probably copyright. I'll try and get a better pic. Luca
  20. Thanks for the info Robin. My neighbour, who has been in auto engineering for a long time said today that EP80 in the Type 9 may give problems in Winter. I may not be driving it that much in Winter anyway. Or at all, if current progress is anything to go by! Luca
  21. Type 9 Gearbox & Sierra Diff Am I correct in my assumption of EP80 for the gearbox and EP90 for the diff? Regards Luca
  22. To be fair, Raceline did tell me about the thermostat problem, but they said that the newer rails don't seem to suffer from it as much. They said give it a go without and see how it goes. I've seen so many posts about this problem that I might just do it anyway. Luca
  23. Aha, Oil pressure eh? Presumably this connects straight into the GBS loom? I fitted the OMEX water temp at the back of the rail. I had to get Raceline to re-thread the hole for me and they fitted the sensor. On the dash dial, did you use the hole for the heater that is normally blanked with the supplied threaded blanking plug? Luca
  24. Thanks for your help Dave. I was thinking of blanking of the contacts in some way just to avoid corrosion. I might just wrap the plugs with something. Luca
  25. The first is on the inlet side attached to the face of the inlet. I assumed Coolant temp. Second is on the inlet side on the camshaft cover at the gearbox end. I assumed cam position sensor. As I have an OMEX ECU and a Raceline water rail and I'm taking coolant temp of the rail, do I need these two sensors and should they be blanked off? Thanks Luca
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