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Scorpion/Scimitar Restoration in New Zealand

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Final bits of the brake & Steering plumbing also completed. Bleeding to follow.

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Firewall back in place and starting to fit out.  Looking at the pictures it was August 2016 when it was removed.

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Out in August 2016 back in  January 2019.

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Wiring of the new instrument panel almost complete.  Once finished focus will switch to getting the engine ready to install and try and start.  

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A bit slack on updating but we have installed the engine and had a brief test run.  Everything went and sounded good.  We used the Ferret as the slave battery.  Next will be to finish off the gear box  and coolant plumbing so we can run it longer and even try to move it under it's own power.   Thanks to Todd who helped with the install and getting it started.

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Hi Phil, you will be using the "donut" type coupling for the engine to gearbox?. I think you need to change the input flange of the gearbox for the "3 -pronged" one, as the one that you have on is for the earlier driveshaft variant, it should only be a split pin and nut to undo and maybe a puller to remove and change out for the correct one....ready by Easter!

Cheers Andrew.

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Good spotting Andrew.  I will recover the coupling off the other gearbox.  Ready by Easter lol.  I hear on good authority there's another Scorpion that will be at the Easter Rally unattended at nights......  Busy at work is slowing things down currently so aim will be Labour Weekend at yours. Phil

 

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Work still progressing with more parts off the shelf and fitted.  Each with it's own clean up and restoration as you go but progress is progress.  As Andrew pointed out We needed to recover the donut type coupling off the old gearbox and fit it to the replacement.  This was done and the drive shaft installed.SAM_3729.thumb.JPG.5d292e833d5794d78e7f0a691fa9d70c.JPG

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Air cleaner stripped back, repainted and re fitted.SAM_2701.thumb.JPG.62504b63e206055a3ff4c123a7598baa.JPG

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Generator had been stripped and rebuilt some months ago but still needed a repaint plus the air intake sheild was US so a new one was made.  At the same time of painting the dirvers firewall was repainted ready for fitting.  A bit cooler outside so we used the workshop heater to help the paint dry.SAM_3216.thumb.JPG.ad71264e1902605ceaaac9c4cd7dde6f.JPG

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Pleasing to see the changes.

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