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by gtcse8
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...
Replies: 980
Views: 94856

"I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...

Easiest and cheapest conversion is Lockheed. SE6a onwards, and should not effect the German MOT as it is still from a Reliant Scimitar. :!: Hand brake turns are fun :wink: I also have Brand New Essex starter solenoids, and also the rebuild kit for the contacts as in your picture. Mikey still with th...
by gtcse8
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Am I inhibited ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2121

Am I inhibited ?

I have changed a few over the years.
Jim they do fail, but the hardest part is getting the astard off, they use an ally washer to seal the casing and tend to be very tight.

John I`m surprised you can`t find any on line, they fit a lot of Fords.
by gtcse8
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Overrider Trims - SE5/A
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Overrider Trims - SE5/A

Set just sold on fleabay, £46.50.

Escort MK1, IIRC rears.
Also used on Robins.
by gtcse8
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 638
Views: 116436

Coupe Build From Australia

I`m sure Victor will not mind me passing on his message to me, he reports he has been in Hospital`s for Four months now and is currently in a rehab centre for the next few weeks. He has not told me what the problem is, but he does say he is having a drastic life change to work around the health cond...
by gtcse8
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Superpro Bush Kit - Review
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Superpro Bush Kit - Review

I have just changed an SST set back to OE bonded bushes as the PU were doing the owners head in. :roll:
by gtcse8
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Superpro Bush Kit - Review
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Superpro Bush Kit - Review

I can see :w here. You need to check which type of bush is fitted to your shockers first. Some of the later types use a sleeved bush, NOT the early " Waisted/hour glass type". SPF0718-95K Gaz and Avo mostly used a plain rubber bonded to an inner sleeve, some actually used Rose bearings. You could en...
by gtcse8
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Cologne camshaft gear change
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Cologne camshaft gear change

I`ve done Two that were recovered from the motorway, both needed valves. And one from Tesco`s that just failed to restart after the owner returned from shopping, that one was ok after wheel replacement. It`s obviously down to where the camshaft stops and how far open the valves are. :w I did have an...
by gtcse8
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: XTG 676H SE5
Replies: 1
Views: 120

XTG 676H SE5

Noticed in Leominster, within a fleabay advert.
223697587943
Anyone on here?.

Dave is it on the register?. edited :lol:
by gtcse8
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Cologne camshaft gear change
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Cologne camshaft gear change

Yes Jim It depends upon revs when it fails. Low revs and you get away with it, Motorway speed does tend to just tap the valves against the piston crown. A compression test before lifting the heads is the best check. I have had them in for repair and it`s not always obvious if more work is needed unt...
by gtcse8
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Coupe Build From Australia
Replies: 638
Views: 116436

Coupe Build From Australia

Good News :hurrah:
Just received a message from Vic, he not well, but still around. :clap:
by gtcse8
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Cologne camshaft gear change
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Cologne camshaft gear change

They are Not Nylon, its type of resin, similar to Tufnel.
And YES Alex, they do go pop just like the older Essex wheels.

I have done at least Three Cologne rebuilds in the last 10 years for other owners. :cry:
by gtcse8
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5530
Views: 387453

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Is MikeyBikey with you Jim??.

All the pics are sideways :lol:
by gtcse8
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...
Replies: 980
Views: 94856

"I thought I'd just put the brakes together and drive it"...

Re the drums/brakes: The 6a had the same brake drums in the back?? Weren't they MG-B? Definitely they weren't compatible with the SE5a.... We have been here before IIRC, SE6 brakes were a carry over from the SE5a, Girling. Reliant then went for Smaller discs at the front and larger drums at the rea...
by gtcse8
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6 inner headlight rim
Replies: 10
Views: 250

SE6 inner headlight rim

I agree Will
Best keep it to PM`s, which I have replied to Kev with. :P
Anyway, here are the Two types of rim I have come across.
rim inside.jpg
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rimouter.jpg
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Kev yours should be the more common Wide type with cutouts for the adjusters?.
by gtcse8
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1235
Views: 93858

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

MikeyBikey wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:38 pm
even metric thread is just cack
Don`t go near a power steerin rack then. :?

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