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by Excel SA
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:57
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 89
Views: 6359

Re: New member - Excel SA

Hi Pete, yes, you're right I think it does do from side to side, but rather than top to bottom, as on the Lexus diagram, but still in at the top and out at the bottom. I'm not getting anything completely against Plan "A", but will try and get the steering rack, oil coolers etc. in the body on the we...
by Excel SA
Thu Jan 14, 2021 16:08
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 89
Views: 6359

Re: New member - Excel SA

Thanks for the replies so far! Sorry Peter K - I'm not keen on the extra work of your plan! Too many other things to do.....the water pump is pretty much out of the way - in other words it wouldn't be a fun thing to ever change. I also need all available spare space for an air filter and intake, rem...
by Excel SA
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:31
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 89
Views: 6359

Re: New member - Excel SA

Radiator I am hoping to keep the stock radiator as it seems to be in fairly good condition (and Bash used his without a problem!), however the plumbing to the Lexus engine, if done as "standard" makes it a bit of a mess as the pipes would need to cross each other and one a 180 degree "U" turn. The ...
by Excel SA
Mon Jan 11, 2021 14:46
Forum: General
Topic: Rover V8 build log
Replies: 160
Views: 12401

Re: Rover V8 build log

No problem - will be rerouting most thing on mine - the compressor is on the other side of the engine, and the drier space is no longer space! Will pop in to see an aircon specialist in the next week or two to see what is possible or not - I'm running out of space for things - need to get a remote o...
by Excel SA
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:06
Forum: General
Topic: Rover V8 build log
Replies: 160
Views: 12401

Re: Rover V8 build log

OK - here it goes - this is a lot messier than I thought! Pictures are form a 1987 Excel SA which has a lot of plumbing in it - Engine oil cooler, gearbox cooler, power steering plumbing, air-con plumbing as well as the usual heater and coolant lines - I have run coloured lines along the pipes to he...
by Excel SA
Tue Jan 05, 2021 06:08
Forum: General
Topic: Rover V8 build log
Replies: 160
Views: 12401

Re: Rover V8 build log

Let me know if you need pictures of an empty engine bay with most of the aircon plumbing. The dryer position will have to move - you have an extra cylinder and exhaust manifold in that space now! The aircon pump on mine is on the passenger side so will need to re-route everything.

Neil.
by Excel SA
Tue Jan 05, 2021 06:01
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Free to a good home

Can get to the pictures now - have some idea of how it fits together!

Thanks,

Neil.
by Excel SA
Mon Jan 04, 2021 06:02
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free to a good home
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Free to a good home

I couldn't see any pics on the first post, but please can you take some if possible of the air-scoop/cowling with the feed - looking for ideas of how to get something like that plumbed in.

Thanks,

Neil.
by Excel SA
Sat Jan 02, 2021 07:09
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 89
Views: 6359

Re: New member - Excel SA

Thanks all. Dave, I'm adding in extra material along with the original - I'm pretty sure it will make it stronger, but at a cost - complexity and weight. It would be pretty tricky to pull out any damage from jacking, there are holes in the bottom of the cross member for drainage and/or to let the ga...
by Excel SA
Sat Jan 02, 2021 06:53
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Rear Fog lights / Horn not working
Replies: 25
Views: 1615

Re: Rear Fog lights / Horn not working

That's what I will end up with when it's finished some time in the future! Have kept all the Toyota electronics for the engine and gearbox - the new gearboxes do have computers to run things. Have gone with a 6-speed automatic mainly for lower revs at the legal speed limit.

Neil.
by Excel SA
Sat Jan 02, 2021 06:50
Forum: General
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: Happy new year

Happy New Year to you all!

Neil.
by Excel SA
Thu Dec 31, 2020 09:46
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 89
Views: 6359

Re: New member - Excel SA

Thanks Richard - best wishes to you too! The cross-member has been used as a jacking point, and the bottom plate would need some panel beating to get it flat again - I don't think it's parallel to the ground either, so any jacking will start by pushing on one side first.....the trick is to make it a...
by Excel SA
Wed Dec 30, 2020 19:54
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 89
Views: 6359

Re: New member - Excel SA

I hope everyone has had a good Xmas! Managed to squeeze the Lexus engine into the Excel....not without a fight though - it is all very tight. https://bl3301files.storage.live.com/y4moVFlXnEq8nYL98q6GlsyM3UFR4kuHxc_xOpQzrGgV47pXB20p1zX1_735CuyBAUE4unPmCkIeABHwhFYkUY5aMbpDaHY71JwOskYSz0ZHqPC6Mj2JQgYF2...
by Excel SA
Mon Dec 21, 2020 13:10
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 89
Views: 6359

Re: New member - Excel SA

Thanks Dave, The strength of that cross member is an obvious concern for me, hence the questions and am happy for any input to help me get to the best answer. A couple of pics I found of a similar engine - these seem to me to show that the crankshaft does intrude into the sump and right now I can't ...
by Excel SA
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:41
Forum: General
Topic: New member - Excel SA
Replies: 89
Views: 6359

Re: New member - Excel SA

Thanks Bash - have read through your build a few times as well - thanks for taking the time to put the info on the forum. I've been to the lextreme forum quite a bit already trying to get my head around things which can take a while sometimes - the gear lever is the next head scratcher! https://bl33...