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by drcdb15
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: The 'Cambridge' Austin Seven
Replies: 0
Views: 58

The 'Cambridge' Austin Seven

In dealing with an Austin 7 owner, he mentioned he once had a 'Cambridge'. Not being familiar with this specific variant of the Seven I Googled it, to find this item which I feel merits contemporary broadcasting. Enjoy ! Cambridge 7 02.jpg Cambridge 7 03.jpg Cambridge 7 01.jpg By Patrick Sawer 12:14...
by drcdb15
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Tow bar fittting
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Tow bar fittting

the later type was bent to do away with the large bobbins This is the type of towbar I have acquired, and wish to fit. It didn't come with any bolts to fit the chassis, just the drawbars ('support stays') and bent drop plate assembly (and ball), so I guess I am looking at 2-off bolts for the drop p...
by drcdb15
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Tow bar fittting
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Tow bar fittting

Gosh, such a lot of information ! Many thanks to all who have contributed. However, the main item I had in mind when I posted is the one bolt that hasn't been mentioned, and isn't shown on the Parts List drawing... At the forward end of rods 12 and 13 there is a hole, to fit presumably a boss (or ho...
by drcdb15
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Tow bar fittting
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Tow bar fittting

To save me a lot of brogling around under the car (which I will obviously have to do at some point anyway :( ) can anyone tell me please the size (length/thread) for the bolts that secure the tow bar to the chassis? I am assuming that these will be the same on the MB as on the SE6A/B since the tow b...
by drcdb15
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge wheels/Locking Nuts/Centre Caps
Replies: 48
Views: 4056

Middlebridge wheels/Locking Nuts/Centre Caps

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread for me. At long last I can close it by summarising which parts I've settled on and show what they look like. First, with apologies to our club suppliers, I wasn't very impressed with what I could see of stainless nuts, they all seemed rather dull to ...
by drcdb15
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Alternator fan belt
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Alternator fan belt

ALERT: Please note that the QH codes shown on the MESS site may not be quite correct. The belts should BOTH be 13mm wide. The QH belt QBA 1225 is a 9.5mm belt, which explains why Simmit found it running too deep into the pulley groove. The correct QH code is QBB 1225 - but this seems longer than the...
by drcdb15
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant

Chris if all else failed I was just going to drill out the rivets on the scrap Scim wheel I have and use the centre boss. Separating the standard wheel and spokes from the central boss would be fine, provided there is enough meat left on the boss to give a flat flange onto which the MB wheel will s...
by drcdb15
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant

OK, a little note to clarify things a bit. I've just been checking out the parts list for the GTC (thanks to Graham Walker) and I understand now why Mark is talking about 'removing the hex' - which isn't necessary. The GTC set up has a splined steering column, and the standard GTC wheel has a comple...
by drcdb15
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB Silicone hose set - SE6B compared?
Replies: 22
Views: 905

MB Silicone hose set - SE6B compared?

Chris Apologies if I’m stating the obvious (a throw back from various open university courses) :D Would the main suppliers QRG and GW not hold the answer or relay their knowledge to answer your question? Again apologies. Ron I refer the honourable member to the opening sentence of my original post ...
by drcdb15
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Look what came in the post today

Chris Curious how much is crazy money? Ron I don't know, that depends on how much the buyer wants the wheel. Like you, there are many of us out there who don't actually *need* [insert name of desired part] but SO much really REALLY *want* it ... :lol: I paid £160 for the wheel I have now (I still h...
by drcdb15
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Look what came in the post today

Ron If Chris is correct I can easily make an adaptor to suit, I have a few Mountney adaptors and Old scrap Reliant wheels, plus a few Moto Lita Wheels I could rob a centre out of. The Original MB/Ford Hex centre may be of interest to another MB owner who wants to change theirs?. Mark This might be ...
by drcdb15
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Look what came in the post today

As I said, Italvolanti went west some years ago, and of course the MB wheels long ago became 'no longer available'. Don't be surprised if MB folks offer you crazy money for it - NOS?? Where on EARTH did you find it? And in its original box, too... seems a pity even to use it .. shouldn't you put it ...
by drcdb15
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB Silicone hose set - SE6B compared?
Replies: 22
Views: 905

MB Silicone hose set - SE6B compared?

Any help I can get on this is appreciated Mark - thanks. :)
by drcdb15
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Look what came in the post today

Oh, by the way, I should have said, to fit the wheel you'll need to remove the central padded three-armed bit. It's fixed from the underside with three small screws, self-tappers iirc. Take those out then just push the pad off the steel wheel ribs. Once that's off you'll have access to the six fixin...
by drcdb15
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fitting an Italvolanti steering wheel to a Reliant
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Look what came in the post today

Hang on folks, don't panic - not quite as desperate as this suggests. I've changed a few steering wheels including my MB one, and indeed the MB uses the Ford-originated hexagonal shaft end. However, this does NOT fit directly to the MB wheel. The MB wheel is just like any other Italvolanti wheel of ...

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