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by james couper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Looking for advice

I am going to recharge the battery, or purchase new, is there anything special that i should do to ensure that the engine has oil around it, before starting apart from running it with spark plugs out. Not familiar with this type of engine. It will be a week or so before i can send any photos as i wi...
by james couper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Looking for advice

Hi, Terry Sorry for not getting back sooner, the chap has got a MGYB, 1953 it looks in condition 2, there is some rust on one or two very small places around about one inch in size at the edges of two panels, should be easily to fix. The wood at the top of the doors needs re-dyeing and varnishing, i...
by james couper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Looking for advice

That was my thinking that they are probably a sound investment, but not really car to take out for a weekly run, which is probably why the chap has never put them on the road, but likes to spend time working / restoring them to a good condition.
by james couper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Looking for advice

Just had a phone call from a friend, who has been speaking to a chap who is having to sell his MGPA and MGYB due to poor health i was asked if i was interested, don't know mush about these models does anyone know what to look out for hope to go and see them tomorrow , both cars have not been on the ...
by james couper
Sun May 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Under Bonnet covering
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Under Bonnet covering

Looking for 'Black' flame proof (if possible) under bonnet covering for a SE6A, does any one have any suggestions, happy to purchase sheets and cut to shape.
by james couper
Sat May 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tappet adjustment query
Replies: 44
Views: 3091

Tappet adjustment query

The figures i quoted are from a original Reliant manual that came with my SE6A the plug gap of 0.75 mm is quoted in the later supplement that came from Reliant. I have played around with different settings from different manuals some from Ford and i have always revert back to the Reliant figures as ...
by james couper
Fri May 03, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tappet adjustment query
Replies: 44
Views: 3091

Tappet adjustment query

To get the engine to run more smoothly / quieter, you need to set the SE6A plug cap 0.75 mm, points to 0.64 mm, reduce the idle speed to 800 rpm, then check the timing is still OK, setting everything up correctly can make a big difference, valve clearance for SE6A is Exhaust 0.50 mm (hot) Inlet 0.35...
by james couper
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE6a clearout ... free stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 943

SE6a clearout ... free stuff

I know you state that the items are for collection, would you consider posting, i am interested in the SE6A centre console, i would pay postage, post to Scotland.
by james couper
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Gear Stick Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Gear Stick Cover

My gear stick cover keeps moving up the gear stick, i cant remember how its attached to the centre console SE6A, there is a metal ring at the bottom of the cover.
by james couper
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Car SE6A hunting on idle
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Car SE6A hunting on idle

Car starts OK, runs at 800 / 900 rpm when cold, take car for 30 min. run, car when hot starts to hunt rev,s starts to drop to 500 jumps back up to 900/1000, car running at 85 degrees, plugs are normal or standard ( light brown) do i need to check valve clearance. Adjusting idle speed makes no differ...
by james couper
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How good is it when you get a result.
Replies: 1
Views: 401

How good is it when you get a result.

As reported recently car would stop running after a few minutes, would re-starting after a short period, always getting voltage to coil, replacing coil, points and cap made no difference. Latest, car run for two minutes then stopped, no voltage at coil. Replaced the wire from the joint at fuse box t...
by james couper
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A Ignition switch
Replies: 1
Views: 321

SE6A Ignition switch

Does anyone have a ignition switch with keys for a SE6A or can they be stripped down and cleaned, the switch part not the wiring at the back or what other makes of cars used this switch
by james couper
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 1739

Being driven mad

I don't know if this is a new problem or the original issue, car started first time as normal stopped after 1 minute, removed spark plug no spark, tested for voltage at coil + side no voltage, no voltage at resistor. When testing noticed a small puff of smoke coming out of the key area. Removed the ...
by james couper
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 1739

Being driven mad

I think i have got the problem down to two areas to look at one the carburettor the other ignition switch, but feel its the carburettor. Car started first time as usual run for about 2 / 3 minutes, sprayed WD40 around carb no difference, then cut out, getting spark, removed carb. fuel filter, turned...
by james couper
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Being driven mad
Replies: 15
Views: 1739

Being driven mad

No it cuts out without a cough, sudden depth, replaced some wiring thinking to coil, distributor thinking this maybe causing a leak voltage, no difference, i think i will have to look at a fuel issue i have stayed away from this being the problem as it restarts at a later stage. Just installed a new...

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