Myrtle's makeover

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Postby Globbits » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:12 pm

Long time no update, thanks to other cars queue-jumping, but the SVX is finally stripped!!! The engine's disconnected from the gearbox and mounts, and is ready to pull (as soon as I can find a friendly helper......)
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See look - there's a gap and everyfink! :D
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I took a brave pill today and disconnected all the wiring, to pull it back and out, leaving me with a very empty car!
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And a shitload of wiring to pare down to the engine/ECU stuff :shock:
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Just to give you an idea of the scale of things, this is the largest section of the loom about 8cm diameter!!!!!
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The engine's got to be stripped a little more, to swap to a shorter sump and remove some of the extra pipework. But it shouldn't be too long before I get a picture of it fitted (temporarily) into Myrtle's engine bay 8)
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Postby Muppet » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:51 pm

OMG that looks fun :shock: :shock: :shock:

Give it a little Snip & Tuck and it'l look much better


Glad my van only got about 10 connectors under the hood.
well that about how many I been playing with.

Just as long as I've not mixed up the Glowplug & Earth cables I should be ok.
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Postby Muppet » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:14 pm

How's the Automotive Spaghetti coming on???
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Postby Globbits » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:50 pm

Well as always, time hasn't been on my side, so actually getting around to Myrtle has been tough. But I've finally managed to sneak a few evenings on her. So we now have:

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One Subaru-ready gearbox back in place, in a her repainted engine bay

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The RJES-approved lifting equipment for.......

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The new beastie :D

If I can find a spare pair of hands tomorrow, the engine will be going in, but only temporarily: I've found a nice man to build Myrtle's new exhaust system and he wants the engine in the van to make it. Perfectly sensible as far as I can see!

Once he's done, Myrtle comes home and it'll be a quick play with the ECU and hopefully get the engine running. Once that's done it all comes out again so Uncle Carl can play with her bodywork for a bit 8)

Beginning to look more like a doable project now though!
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