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I know that there isn't much to see here (I forgot to take pics of works in progress-DoHHHH!!) but this shows the engine bay with a re-wired loom and new Kunifer brake and fuel pipes-re-routed to suit the V8.

I stripped the loom of all of it's tape and added/extended the wiring for the coil,fan 'Otter' switch along with replacing some damaged wiring; plus I wired in an overide switch for the fans on the dashboard. I also made up a fresh mini loom for the cooling fans and have upgraded it from original spec. by running two new dedicated power supplies (as the standard set up was poor and suffered from a large voltage drop thus causing slower fan speeds-especially on tick over). Also, to aid this further, I have given each fan motor it's own power and earth feed with a seperate fuse for each-thus to illiminate loosing both fans as is the case with the standard set up. Hopefully this will lead to better cooling, especially in slow moving traffic/when the engine is idling.

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After a lot of cussing and scraped body parts the new oil pressure pipe and V8 gauges now adorn the dashboard (the reve counter was brand new still in its 1976 box).

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You have got alot to do, but I have every faith in you;). Understand completely about leaving the paintwork, time doesn't stop for anyone. Was the guy who did your castle rails a hired 'on site' welding guy?

No he is a very kind fellow Jubilee owner/member.

I must admit that before the weekend I was quite daunted with what was left to do but after 3 days hard graft (plus the bodywork repairs being done) I have got lots in place and I think/hope that after this next weekend I should be finished with alterations in the engine bay and then be onto the mechanics/trial fitting the lump:D:D.

I know what you mean about the engine bay but atleast when the 8 is in there won't be that much left to see compared to the 1800:D

All I have to do now is continue battling the DVLA who have had my V5c since Feb (just to change engine no/cc) but who today asked if I can send proof in that I've changed it. I asked the guy why this was necessary and how I am supposed to insure it correctly without them changing the V5 first to take it to the MOT to prove that it has got a V8 in it now but he didn't seem to know ARRRRRGHHHHHHHH!!!! I politely (biting my top lip very hard) said thanks for your help NOT and put the phone down. I then contacted my insurance company who have confirmed that I will be insured to get to/back from the MOT so result atlast.:)

Anyway thanks for your support and I hope that your L.E. is also coming along well

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The DVLA can be put quite simply as 'bureaucratic fools'. Talking about time not stopping for anyone, the DVLA believe that you have all the time in the world:|. I've had problems like this before so I know where your coming from. As far as the LE is concerned, it's not coming along at all yet:(. I've done all the prep work on one side but that's it. Once I've got a bit further if and when I actually find or own a mig welder, then I'll have to put some pics up. Good luck with yours. I don't think anyone will even notice your engine bay once they hear that gorgeous rumble of a V8.:)

I have finally (I think) finished in the engine bay. I have now fitted the new V8 clutch m/cylinder, attached all of the pipes and routes them ready for the lunp to be fitted.

The next thing to do is pop to Wilco's and pick up 5 litres of Waxoyl to cover the underside in and leave to dry for a week whilst I crack on with checking the gearbox, honing the block before fitting the high comp pistons, bearings and camshaft then it will be trial fit time. Then all that will be left is the rear suspension,axle and exhaust.

Oh and change the tyres

I might make it after all;)

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I drained/inspected the quality of the oil from the gearbox before removing the inspection plate. Everything appears to be in good order and without any particles of metal or fractured casings plus all the gears selected smoothly.

I then removed the sump and filter from the overdrive and checked the two magnets for any nasties but again all looked good. So I then removed the pressure relief valve and it's filter checked for wear, of which there was none, and cleaned it before replacing it and the sump along with a new filter.

My next task was to remove the wiring loom (which is shorter than the 1800's) and replaced it with the Jubes and then checked both the reverse and inhibator switches-both were fine.

I then remopved the clutch fork to replace the pivot bearing/bush and then fitted a new gaitor.

After that I fitted the new propshaft bolts, gearlever bush and new mountings-the round ones were really fun to fit.

So apart from adding fresh oil the gearbox is all ready for re-installation:D

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Apart from a fresh coat of paint the rear axle doesn't need anything doing as I had it fully recondtioned when it recieved the V8 crown wheel and pinion when I converted my roadster. All that is left to do is finish rebuilding it back to steel wheels as my roadster has centre lock alloys,fit new brake lines and then install it with the new rear springs and bushes-one of the jobs for next weekend.

Beware!! When I started cleaning away the rust on the axle cover I managed to create a hole:( (it's at the top just under the middle bolt and is plugged with plastic to keep the muck out). This cover could easily have turned into a cullender it left un-noticed and my rear axle would have been wrecked

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What a weekend. I've removed two axles from two cars:D. I removed the axle from my V8 roadster (which has the 3.07:1 /V8 ratio in) and the 1800 axle/complete rear suspension from my jube.

It's now just a case of cleaning and getting the Hammerite out and then I'll be on the home stretch of fitting V8 rear end back in again

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I'm new to the site and reading along

Great job so far!

My Dad has a V8 so jsut incase you've taken something off and can't remember where it goes, I can take some pictures for you and send them across if you get lost


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