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by drcdb15
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Vehicle Clearout
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Vehicle Clearout

I couldn't agree more but I'm really struggling for time atm. I've only got space to work on one at a time and I've got someone else's in currently so I can't carry on with the jag and can't even get GOL or JHR inside. The reason for no proper Coupe advert is I don't really want to sell it :mrgreen...
by drcdb15
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: TNF 592K red GTE
Replies: 0
Views: 84

TNF 592K red GTE

Seen late last week in The Village Garage in East Grinstead. Up on the lift, with folks studying the rear underside. Village Garage generally does bodywork and they always have at least half a dozen classics in at any one time, sometimes close to 20, but I don't recall ever seeing a Reliant of any t...
by drcdb15
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Upper front ball joint boot - MB
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Upper front ball joint boot - MB

Thanks Mark :D

Seems the widely used part number for this then is UKC 3466. Don't know whose number that is, probably Triumph.
by drcdb15
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Upper front ball joint boot - MB
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Upper front ball joint boot - MB

gtcse8 wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:49 am

I did once trace the part number from the TR6 cars ...
Mark, would these be the correct size?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254100775652

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ball-Joint-B ... SwIiRc9sWj
by drcdb15
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge spare wheel tray
Replies: 39
Views: 695

Middlebridge spare wheel tray

From memory the MB is about 1" higher - I can measure the distance tomorrow if you like. Will, before you go cutting an inch off the underside of your front end... :shock: :lol: Whilst what Pete says is undoubtedly correct, the important point here is the height you need to get the wheel+tyre in. O...
by drcdb15
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Upper front ball joint boot - MB
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Upper front ball joint boot - MB

As the ball joints are the same across the whole GTE/C range The boots are all the same. I did once trace the part number from the TR6 cars but that was years ago when ball joints were £25 each, they are a lot cheaper now. Some manufacturers used to put rubber O rings on to keep the boots in place ...
by drcdb15
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Exhaust hangers rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Exhaust hangers rubbers

Thanks for all your comments folks. It was the sizes in particular that I wanted to know, so I'll just get prices and shop around (though at only £1.60 in Halfrauds, do I even want to bother ???) I guessed the rears are Ford fit as they're the same as on my old Y-reg Escort of 1980-something. The ot...
by drcdb15
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge spare wheel tray
Replies: 39
Views: 695

Middlebridge spare wheel tray

... turning the idle control valve 180 degrees as sugested (there is a paper gasket in there)... When I did mine the paper gasket was only... er ... paper-thin, and pretty much fell apart. So on the assumption a replacement would be much less than the postage I just put on a smear of Hylomar Blue t...
by drcdb15
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Exhaust hangers rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Exhaust hangers rubbers

Mine are shot so I need a complete set. Does anyone know if the items offered by GW/QRG are anything other than standard generic rubbers I could get from any high street motor factor? Are the sizes particularly critical on the MB, so as to maintain alignment etc? Thanks for your experience and thoug...
by drcdb15
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Upper front ball joint boot - MB
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Upper front ball joint boot - MB

I know other Forum sections have addressed this, in particular for the GTC, but I haven't found anything for the SE6x (also nothing on the MESS site) that I can see, so just wondering if anyone can recommend a specific item, part number etc for the MB. The ball joints themselves are fine, I just wan...
by drcdb15
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge spare wheel tray
Replies: 39
Views: 695

Middlebridge spare wheel tray

Three main issues with the MB wheel tray ime. First is the cut-away on the underside of the lip at the front top edge as shown in Will's photo above. Second is reversing (if it's not already done, on some cars it seems to have been done years ago but no-one knows why) as shown in my photo here. Note...
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff
Replies: 36
Views: 3821

Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff

photo of the larger fixings I used on the door panels - smaller ones along the door bottoms - hold the door panels on no bother and come out easily when and if you have to take the panels off Pete, the OEM self tappers screw into circular nylon inserts in the GRP of the door. I haven't measured, bu...
by drcdb15
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Scimitar nonsense spotted on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Scimitar nonsense spotted on eBay

The Reliant Kitten had seats more comfortable than what ? a garden bench ? Point of order, Mr Chairman - as an owner for 34 years of a Reliant Kitten I can say with personal authority that the seating was indeed comfortable. Bought the car in Bishop Auckland while living in Durham, and with family ...
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: So you think you have a fast car
Replies: 5
Views: 276

So you think you have a fast car

I recently had a driving aid removed from the lower area of the windscreen in order to pass an MoT because the device was deemed to obscure the driver's field of vision. Obviously I disagreed with this opinion and the device went straight back after the MoT, but I am surprised Red Victor passes an M...
by drcdb15
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: PayPal and deposits
Replies: 16
Views: 628

PayPal and deposits

Dave, you asked where you stand. Short answer is, still bound in a contract. I will email you later today, a bit tied up at present. And BTW it's nothing to do with PayPal. email sent. In essence, the buyer has failed to complete the contract, but the contract still exists. Dave has at least two op...

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