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Adrian
10-03-03, 10:05 PM
Guys,
I know there's been loads of posts in the past but does anyone know any conversion kits available, I'm not happy with the idea of pulling against the outer, it seems a bodge to me.
I know it works but I'd rather find the proper unit.

Any ideas on a supplier?


Adrian

breskit
11-03-03, 09:25 AM
You could look here: http://www.v8tuner.co.uk/products.asp?cid=26

Tony B
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Adrian
11-03-03, 07:53 PM
Tony,
Unfortunately I've been asking Paul for one for a while I think he's having problems with his supplier.

Any ideas of anyone else who does them?


Adrian

breskit
14-03-03, 04:10 PM
You could try Magnum Engineering. I understand they do a complete hydraulic conversion kit too.

http://www.magnum-engineering.com/

Cheers,
Tony B
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Adrian
14-03-03, 07:40 PM
Guys,
Seems Paul @ Abbey could be getting some in soon but I'll explore the Magnum route too.

Cheers
Adrian:D

Bob
29-03-03, 05:48 PM
Its not a bodge. it was standard practice on cable clutched minis. If tou route the cable carefully and make a solid support for the top end it works realy well. Mines done nearly 4000 miles no probs.

dave jenkins
08-04-03, 07:30 PM
Hmm.. looked at my 'box/clutch today, I'll be fitting the engine shortly.
A couple of points, using the Pligrim method, there would seem to be a lot of strain on the alloy casting, spread the load with a plate maybe? What happens if the cable snaps? engine out? Maybe a window cut as an access in the side of the bell housing? or would that weaken the bell housing?
I have a peice of pipe welded to a flat bar that came with the kit. It looks like the widget in the Pilgmim sheet on the conversion. Is there a reason to fit this, as at the moment I can't think of one?
Cheers,
Dave.

breskit
09-04-03, 10:22 AM
I'm currently looking at how I can fit the hydraulic setup into my Sumo as I'm not at all happy with the way in which the cable conversion works.

I looked at a Dax setup at Detling on Sunday and got the idea from there. I can see two choices - to either fit the master cyliner into the top of the footwell probably with a remote fluid reservoir, or try to fit the original master cylinder to the front of the bulkhead as there seems there is just enough room.

Obviously the pedal box would need some adjustment made to it, depending on where the master cylinder is placed as the pushrod needs to be operated in the right direction. I'm looking at making the bracket in the next couple of weeks and will let you know how I get in, if anyone's interested.

Cheers,
Tony B
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Adrian
10-04-03, 07:46 AM
Tony,
Should be in possesion of my new cable kit from Abbey Sportscars early next week, could post a picture if you like. From what Ive seen its really well made and would save you a lot of work.


Cheers
Adrian

breskit
10-04-03, 10:43 AM
Yes please. Would be interested to know how heavy/light the clutch pedal is once fitted. Also, how much did it cost?

Thanks,
Tony B
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sumov8
10-04-03, 08:28 PM
Chaps

I'm in the same boat as you. 3.5 RV8 in a Sumo. I rang Magnum engineering today about their conversion kit. They can supply remote reservoir, new master cylinder, all pipes and brackets for 100+VAT and 10 P&P. It will fit the Sumo, but may have to modify top of pedal box (it's designed to fit straight into Sierra) Master cylinder faces driver with remote reservoir mounted under bonnet and connected together by suppied pipes. They can supply different sizes of pipe/reservoir to give different feel of pedal.

I was even told to send my pedals and they will weld on new brackets for no extra charge. Just pay postage. Can't say better than that!!

Cheers

Stuart

Adrian
10-04-03, 08:44 PM
Stuart,
That's less than I've just paid for the kit from Abbey, cost me 135 including postage. ;( ;(


Cheers
Adrian

Adrian
11-04-03, 06:44 PM
Tony,
Pics as promised. Seems well made and very strong, trouble is I've only just noticed the threads are stipped on the two mounting bolts so I'm not sure what I'm going to do now.



Cheers
Adrian

Adrian
15-04-03, 06:54 PM
All sorted and fitted now, actually driven the car for the first time and had a grin like a Cheshire Cat even if it was for only 50 yards.

Had to drill straight through the bellhousing due to the stripped threads and use Allen screws to bolt it on though.

Clutch works fine just feels like the one in the wifes Corsa, nice and smooth.


Cheers
Adrian

breskit
16-04-03, 05:39 PM
Adrian,

How heavy/light does the clutch feel?
Do you get any grinding into reverse, or any other gears?

The cable version I am currently using is very heavy and awkward. There must be better way.

I'm very tempted to go the same route than make up my own brackets. Shame as I have all the hydraulics for the RV8 clutch, just need to block of the hole I drilled in the release arm so that the push rod can push it.

Thanks,
Tony B
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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tony.breski

beanpole
18-04-03, 05:55 PM
I was thinking of trying these people who do a clutch conversion kit for the Pilgrim Sumo..

http://www.v8tuner.co.uk/offers.asp

Steve

Adrian
25-04-03, 07:27 PM
Tony,
Clutch feels great, just like a production car. I've not had any problems with grinding, althoug I'm not totally convinced its adjusted properly as we just put it on without any real setting up.


Cheers
Adrian