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by drcdb15
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Latest valuations published ?
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Latest valuations published ?

Does anyone know of any valuation figures published for MBs recently? The last I've seen are for April 2019, so wondering if things have moved much in the past year. Thanks
by drcdb15
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: B pillar coat hook - major improvement? You decide...
Replies: 12
Views: 846

B pillar coat hook - major improvement? You decide...

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 am
Chris I have posted a "cover" out to you

best wishes
Can I repeat publicly here my private thanks to Geraint for this, it really is much appreciated. :clap: :hurrah: :clap:
by drcdb15
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB rear ARB drop link
Replies: 62
Views: 9269

MB rear ARB drop link

My new rear ARB drop links arrived today, so I thought I'd place the details on the record here since they don't seem to be written down anywhere else. The photos give pretty much all you need to know. There is nothing on the rubbers to show where they come from or what they're made of. All the meta...
by drcdb15
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: B pillar coat hook - major improvement? You decide...
Replies: 12
Views: 846

B pillar coat hook - major improvement? You decide...

needs pictures Chris. Sorry for the delay in responding on this, caused by non-car-related matters requiring absence from the car (but medication seems to be working OK, thanks...) Here are my hooks: 043.JPG 046.JPG Geraint, if these tally with your spares could you please PM me with a price for on...
by drcdb15
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Mot failure
Replies: 33
Views: 2630

Mot failure

That should work ok Chris The tins I use come with Two nozzles, One with a short "Straw" for getting into nooks and crannies :oops: And a standard fan nozzle for normal painting. The one I use most of is very high zinc content, 95% iirc. Cheers Mark. From the MSDS the zinc content is only 10-30%, b...
by drcdb15
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Mot failure
Replies: 33
Views: 2630

Mot failure

But MB kit is mild steel and welded on to the rear of the Reliant supplied, hot dip galve chassis, the MB`s I have worked on all show corrosion/rusting of these parts. I go through tins of Zinc rich primer on the galvy stuff I reman, it may not be up to true hot dip galvanising but It`s better than...
by drcdb15
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: B pillar coat hook - major improvement? You decide...
Replies: 12
Views: 846

B pillar coat hook - major improvement? You decide...

scimjim wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:12 pm
needs pictures Chris.
Had hoped to get some today but now it will have to wait until the weekend. But I think the black one in Geraint's photo is what I am after.
by drcdb15
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB rear ARB drop link
Replies: 62
Views: 9269

MB rear ARB drop link

Many thanks to all for the replies. First, can I apologise for starting this thread as a separate one, I completely missed the 2016 one Will referenced, and so secondly can I suggest to the mods that the threads be combined? Done As it's now 4 years since that 2016 thread, perhaps an update on parts...
by drcdb15
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB rear ARB drop link
Replies: 62
Views: 9269

MB rear ARB drop link

All you really need is some cup washers , nuts and bolts of the right length and bushes to fit ( poly ones will probably last longer ) Agreed. But it's not easy for me to get the car up at present to even get a look at the ARB. My trusted local repair guru says the bolts are so corroded* they'll ne...
by drcdb15
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: B pillar coat hook - major improvement? You decide...
Replies: 12
Views: 846

B pillar coat hook - major improvement? You decide...

OK, first question is: has anyone got a spare or a source of these ? One of mine has gone AWOL so I have just the metal support sticking out of the B pillar, which is not only unsightly but also dangerous. Option 1: remove the hook both sides and patch over with some sort of nice trim - perhaps a Sc...
by drcdb15
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB rear ARB drop link
Replies: 62
Views: 9269

MB rear ARB drop link

In the MB spares list, Diagram C2 lists the rear anti-roll bar together with all of its bushes and clamps etc as a single item, numbered 330160. Needing just the drop link bolt and bushes, I called GW to be told "obsolete, we don't have 'em. They don't really need them to be honest" which rather sto...
by drcdb15
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Mot failure
Replies: 33
Views: 2630

Mot failure

Manual racks are Left Hand Drive Austin Princess, mounted upside down in the Scimitars. Yes, of course they are ... :lol: :lol: :lol: Is there *any* bodge that Reliant didn't get up to in their long history? Surely they must have been the most 'creative' car builder this country has ever produced. ...
by drcdb15
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electric window winders
Replies: 26
Views: 1614

Electric window winders

I think the rear felt was jamming it, which I have replaced + the alignment probably needs sorting. Also worth lubricating with graphite (thanks to Pete Freeman for this tip, though I expect it's one of those things that everybody knew except me :roll: ) https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Kasp-K30050-Graphit...
by drcdb15
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electric window winders
Replies: 26
Views: 1614

Electric window winders

Many thanks for all your advice Terry, much appreciated, and not forgetting other contributors to this thread, especially Dennis' OP for alerting us to this opportunity.
by drcdb15
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Electric window winders
Replies: 26
Views: 1614

Electric window winders

Hi Chris, I don’t think ordinary pop-rivets would be adequate going by the size of the originals. I carefully trimmed the old rivets where they had been formed with a ‘big +’ them reused them and had just the one side welded to replace the trimmed off ‘big +’ deformed area. Thanks for that informat...

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