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dom.kellett

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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2014, 08:10:25 PM »
I'll keep that one in mind then mate, keep us informed as you carry on progressing! Very interesting :)


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2014, 01:16:33 PM »
Finally found a starter which fits the 126 flywheel and is anti clock.  It is out of a VW 1.9 diesel, all I have to do now is fab an adapter/distance plate to get it to fit. I think it will be around 40mm thick as the mounting flange on the VW starter is further away from the pinion gear, which is the exposed -sticking out of the starter type opposed to the enclosed 126 style. Once I have it installed I will post some photos.

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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2014, 04:53:48 PM »
Ooh great news mate! So glad this is going well for you! I did purchase a 2.0 turbo Sri engine from the saloon rally spec subaru but unfortunately I needed money to get my current transport on the road and had to sell it again (with profit of course), I'm not pondering over a gsx1400 engine with a turbo or r1 engine........ Or of course the illustrious subaru monster :)


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2014, 02:02:48 PM »
I need to fab a 40mm thick distance/adapter to accommodate the new starter. I have had the hole machined in the centre of the 40mm thick aluminium to allow spotting the starter mounting holes. Getting closer to starting the beast might have a go over the festive hols. I ordered a pilot bearing from Germany part cost 8E postage cost 12e I wonder why rip-off, see photos

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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2014, 08:13:02 PM »
Lol, love the packaging! Have you edged the engine up to your car? So you think the 2.0 would fit or would you advise the 1.8 would be the safest option? What clutch are you going to be using also? Do you think the 126 gearbox will be able to withstand the power from the 1.8? Might strain it too much maybe?


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2014, 08:13:11 PM »
Oh and living the thread ;)


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2014, 08:26:02 PM »
One more question ;) did you try reversing the gearbox and using the original scooby gearbox? Could go awd! ;) just a few thoughts 😜


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2014, 09:17:29 PM »
Hi, I read somewhere that inverting the scuby gearbox doesn't work, don't know why and don't have a gearbox to try it out.  I am using a panda/uno clutch, it has stronger springs to aid transfer of power.  There are a few 500's and 126's with 1800cc scubys, Z cars have fitted an 1800 and 2000 in 500's see link.  The 2ltr is slightly wider because it's overhead cams which takes up a bit more room.

Ralph

If you go to Z cars Facebook date 21st June 2013 you will see a 500 barcheta with a scuby 1800cc


https://m.facebook.com/ZcarsPerformance/photos/pcb.781515941878474/781515705211831/?type=1&source=49&refid=17
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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2014, 10:07:06 PM »
Ahh right thankyou :) I'll be buying a fully scooby, taking the engine, gearbox and wiring loom and then selling the rest for parts so I'll have a gearbox to try and play around with lol, thanks for the help mate :) keep the thread up! :)
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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2015, 01:03:52 PM »
Hi all just received the latest machined/amended parts thought the cost was a bit steep though.  Hope to have the engine started soon, once I machine the aluminium distance piece to fit. The distance piece had the hole machined, the flywheel had the bolt head area machined flat and the Boss had the wrong pilot bearing replaced with the correct one.

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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2015, 11:29:02 PM »
How time flies anyway I managed to get into the starter adapter this week. So I have drilled and tapped holes for bolting to the Fiat bell housing and attaching the new starter.  I spent a few hours cutting the adapter out of the billet aluminium. See photos, next trial fit to establish area of bell housing to be removed then polish up to finish.
Ralph

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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2015, 04:34:30 PM »
Amended the bell housing for the starter adapter, now need to clean and trial fit all to engine and see if it fires up.

Ralph

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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2015, 08:28:26 PM »
Looking great and also great quality of craftsmanship! Keep us posted :)


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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2015, 11:28:50 AM »
Things are moving on at pace, well for me anyway, finally managed to get the engine and gearbox and starter fitted together after some minor fettling for bolt head clearance. Removed the plugs skooshed some oil down the bores, connected the battery and pressed the button, she turned  :P :P :P :P. There was a sign of sludge from bore 1, did the oil down the bores another three times and it seemed to clear up, checked the compression and it seemed fine.  I will have to sort out the electronic ignition and a temporary fuel supply and see if she will fire up.
Ralph

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Re: Scuby 1800cc install
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2015, 11:31:34 AM »
Some photos

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