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15 Jul 2019 17:12 #211099 by Lambert
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That is an excellent way to test drive a new car. Really impressive for such a short build too. You should be proud of yourself!

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15 Jul 2019 22:19 #211107 by Daniel30
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Brilliant great build and I'm sure you'll have a few more battle scars along the way ;)
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18 Jul 2019 18:04 #211251 by Riccy
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Thankyou for the kind words!

Electrical issue I had forgotten to mention...

On the outing last weekend I noticed that when turning on the side-lights the ABS light comes on. Stays on until ignition turned off and back on. Brakes work, but haven't tried hard enough to see if the ABS is actually working.

I suspect the LED rear lights. Maybe I need a resistor in the brake light or side light as well as the indicators? This is maybe to do with the good-old 'negative' switching that is used on Jimnys?

In other news, the A/C compressor being stuck on is causing frosting of the pipes and something in the heater matrix area, which leads to it leaking out of an over-flow pipe near the exhaust and dripping into the passenger footwell. As this is an existing problem, I suspect it may have contributed to the severe rust of the passenger footwell area, in comparison to the driver side. Its either fix the clutch or bypass it and remove A/C. Obvs fixing the compressor clutch is my choice ;-)

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18 Jul 2019 18:10 #211252 by Riccy
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Its also decision time on which one to keep, Ulysses or J999MNY???

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18 Jul 2019 20:14 #211259 by Lambert
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If both isn't an option, then combing the best bits of each into the better condition vehicle?

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20 Jul 2019 21:16 #211333 by Riccy
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Had endless hassle trying to find the correct replacement pipe for the exhaust to match the back box I have. All of the ones the motor factors had were shaped to work with a different back box to the existing one, meaning nearly £140 for a pipe and box, instead of just £30ish for the pipe bit. Got annoyed and decided to fix it instead :laugh:

Short length of scaffold tube cut and welded on to sleeve it. Works pretty well...





and the garage landlord has had a spare tyre cover made for me in the same tarp material as the loadbed cover. Looks ok so just had to fight with getting a length of strong elastic cord into the bottom seam and its looking ok. Still think the tyre on the roof looks a bit daft, itll do for now tho.



Then it was off to visit mam, but of course taking in a few lanes whilst in the Alston area (rude not to B) ). Avoided the riskier ones as riding solo, but Blagill 1 video has a heart racing drop to start off the road :ohmy:

Ayle:


Blagill 1:


Blagill 2:


North Hudgill:


Garrigill ford:

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22 Jul 2019 10:56 #211389 by kirkynut
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I love this build and how it has stayed true to the Jimny underpinnings, rather than have fancy axles and a zillion link suspension.

It's one cool build!

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27 Jul 2019 18:28 #211542 by Riccy
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OK, confession time.

A while ago forum member Sniper had been fortunate enough to come across a brand new M18 vvt engine. I was lucky enough to acquire it from him (his finance fuhrer wouldnt release funds to fit it sadly). I also acquired a M13 vvt from James Priestly to use for all the donor bits.







Its been wrapped up in the garage beside Ulysses for a while now, and with J999MNY already having a M16 it seemed a shame to take that out of it.

So I have decided to put it into Ulysses :ohmy: (to justify the epic handling ;-) :laugh: )

Today was swapping bits over from the donor M13...

removed the oil pan and oil pickup from the M13 and cleaned up/fitted the pan and pickup to the M18..

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A quick snap up inside the bottom of the engine while its in bits:

B) nice and clean in there

Then it was swap the flywheel and new clutch...

M13 flywheel is on the right, a little slimmer and different size:




I also swapped the little bearing in the middle over as the donor flywheel one was knackered, and the M18 bearing was brand new.

Clutch next. Excedy safari tuff (from the bigjimny store of course):





It did say on the store listing that the clutch cover colour may differ. Not sure why this one is pink, but it looks a meaty thing.

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27 Jul 2019 18:34 #211543 by Riccy
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Oil filter next. Removed the angled liana spec one and put in the new oil filter stand by cutting a grove into it for a washer to fit in. New filter in and looking good.















Next was to start swapping the ancillaries, wiring and brackets over.

The front coolant outlet was blanked on the M18 head, so removed this from the donor M13 and transferred ok


Load of brackets and the belt tensioner:


Rocker cover next (the dipstick is in the wrong place for the Jimny sump to work so you have to swap the cover over):








Clear to see which is the new engine here. So much cleaner inside :laugh:

ready for manifolds:


Going to need to sort out the manifolds better in the long run, the ports on the M18 are way bigger than the Jimny manifolds :unsure:

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27 Jul 2019 19:06 #211545 by Lambert
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You are going to need the load bed full of fresh pants for every time you encounter a corner! Not envious. Honestly. Much.

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27 Jul 2019 19:24 #211546 by Riccy
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Lambert wrote: You are going to need the load bed full of fresh pants for every time you encounter a corner! Not envious. Honestly. Much.


:laugh: lols, yes.. in a way;

It defo needs more weight over the back end. It was much better carrying a engine crane I'd borrowed back home today, than on the way there. Some sandbags or similar might be needed for serious driving :laugh:

You should come and have a go when I get this sorted ;-)

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27 Jul 2019 19:30 #211547 by Lambert
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Yeah defo. Fast. Faster. Fastest! Weapons of mass humiliation.

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