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Author Topic: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.  (Read 1937 times)

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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #15 on: 13 June 2019, 20:45:16 »

Great stuff and reassuring re gearbox.
I'v got a couple of pictures of engine and me racing but can't fathom out how to add them  to this blog ?

Thank for the offer re exhausts, although I've got something as an interim. I've managed to swap a spare Salisbury 4HA axle for a set of bespoke open headers. The axle recipient is a fabricator so he welded me up a set. They're ok of the right length, but mild steel  so when I need something more substantial I'll certainly come back.

I actually have two Y32SE's and two gearboxes (like buses ! wait ages then two sets arrive) Is there any benefit in fitting my in situ engine with the G cams from the spare engine so it has 4 ? or is it just urban myth regarding performance increase ?
 
And I approached TTV however those billet flywheels are made to order, I was quoted £360 plus vat and 4 week lead time. Its a bit too strong at the mo (Ive already spent too much) and I've still got clutch and prop to get so...

I have a C20xe early flywheel. I'm going to mock it up on the spare engine / gearbox and see how that goes.

A good scimitar colleague who is also an engineer (and knows what he is doing - unlike me  ;D) has dropped an x30xe in his scimitar. He believes he has the proverbial R30 so I'll insist on pictures and if I get them share them on here




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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #16 on: 14 June 2019, 22:58:28 »

evening Mikey :y
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #17 on: 17 June 2019, 22:04:13 »

evening Mikey :y

 ;D ;D

I've purchased the flywheel off ebay and precision clutches in somerset have made me up a 228mm clutch plate with a better performance material and 14 teeth.  My sprinting colleagues had recommended them. However the pressure plate is a bit harder to find. No one will commit to a discussion unless i give them a registration number which of course i don't have. Also the company I thought was ok, TechniClutch, has a few terrible reviews , enough to make you steer clear. Luckily i just missed buying from them. Anyways the courier has quoted 2 weeks to deliver the flywheel. I dont want to wait any longer so I thought  >:( >:( and reattached the dual mass flywheel and clutch with the engine, added the gearbox and lowered it it the engine bay.

Only I've dislocated a finger in the progress and now back in the house realised in the melle didn't check if i'd put the clutch plate in the right way round....

onwards and upwards

I'm trying to type this with one hand. !!
 
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #18 on: 18 June 2019, 01:53:29 »

Try WA51YNG or OE03EXG. Both factory 3.2 manuals :y
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #19 on: 10 July 2019, 07:28:14 »

Thank you Doc for those numbers but it was the cavalier type reg i was after, to match the early red top flywheel. Thanks anyway.

Slow progress but at least some progress non the less.
I have the early redtop flywheel and it fits a treat to the y32se crank.
I have an upgraded clutch plate from precision clutches.
I'm being careful sourcing the pressure plate, trying to make sure i have the right one. Literally taking the flywheel around to local suppliers to try to match up. All pressure plates so far have been the later pot type flywheel.



 
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #20 on: 10 July 2019, 07:34:54 »

And as per previous query. I have two y32se engines. Is it worth taking the G cams out of the spare engine and fitting to the installed engine so its running four g cams ?
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #21 on: 10 July 2019, 14:49:55 »

And as per previous query. I have two y32se engines. Is it worth taking the G cams out of the spare engine and fitting to the installed engine so its running four g cams ?

Yup. :y, makes them run a bit lumpy,
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #22 on: 11 July 2019, 22:18:46 »

Well it only bleddy fits.  :o

I've got a c20xe lightweight flywheel, custom 228mm plate for the R28 box, new LUK c20xe pressure plate. The final piece in the jigsaw was moving the concentric slave forward as the 'height' of the new assembly is 20mm less than the 'height' of the existing dual mass flywheel. So I removed the concentric from the box, then removed the bearing and with very gentle pursuasion fitted the traditional taller clutch release bearing to the concentric housing and result !!! its securely on. The new bearing in 18mm taller so takes up the 20mm defecit.

So the new setup is just under 10kg in total weight compared with 16kg for the dual mass. And it a new better quality clutch plate and new  LUK pressure plate and bearing. Total cost £235. The existing dual mass was very tired so I'm chuffed to bits. All this on the back of the y32se
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #23 on: 12 July 2019, 08:22:40 »

"I love it when a plan comes together "
Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith, 1983  :y

"congratulations "
Dave the Builder 2019  :D ;D
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #24 on: 12 July 2019, 18:51:13 »

"I love it when a plan comes together "
Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith, 1983  :y

"congratulations "
Dave the Builder 2019  :D ;D

thank you

how on earth do i add pictures to this blog ?


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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #25 on: 12 July 2019, 18:56:14 »

.....

how on earth do i add pictures to this blog ?

Pictures need to be hosted elsewhere  ;)
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #26 on: 13 July 2019, 10:31:01 »

Yes, we need piccies :)

Look in the Newbie section for various options for how to host pictures on freebie hosting sites.  You will notice that we have no embedded Ads or subscriptions, which is why we don't have the space or bandwidth to host them on our servers.
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #27 on: 13 July 2019, 11:22:16 »

Here's one in an MGB:


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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #28 on: 15 July 2019, 20:00:24 »

Here's one in an MGB:




Fookin ell.........that should have some pull. :y

Far quicker than an MGC or MGB V8, I imagine. :y
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Re: Fitting a Y32SE to a 1972 scimitar GTE.
« Reply #29 on: 15 July 2019, 21:57:37 »

From memory the BGT V8 only pushed out around 135 bhp so the Vauxhall by will trounce that by a good margin :y
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