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by philhoward
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 29
Views: 715

Which colour looks best?

Same car, different lighting:
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by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery Reliant
Replies: 25
Views: 585

Mystery Reliant

Wonder if I could fit it to the generator in my RV....
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery Reliant
Replies: 25
Views: 585

Mystery Reliant

Cipher? Fox? Any more and I’m out of ideas.
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery Reliant
Replies: 25
Views: 585

Mystery Reliant

Ant? I’m guessing 3 wheels as I’m sure there’s more engine bay space on the 4 wheelers
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Mystery Reliant
Replies: 25
Views: 585

Mystery Reliant

Red top engine, so a Robin 850 or a Rialto 1?
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chrome Lucas dash warning light cluster
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Chrome Lucas dash warning light cluster

It's just the Bezel - chances are if you get some thinners on the original, the black paint might come off... Other than that. they're most Triumphs of the 70's and possibly the bezels are available on their own: http://www.autoelectricalspares.co.uk/bezels-glass--seals-for-smiths--lucas--jaeger-gau...
by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 29
Views: 715

Which colour looks best?

I recall a Nissan colour very similar used on the 80's Bluebird (and Sunny I think) - tenuous Scimitar link as well given the partial engine donor for the 1800Ti?

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by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Leicestershire
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Greetings from Leicestershire

Welcome, John :D

Looks like a good base for a rolling restoration.
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Another Newbie

Green is probably the gel coat of the fibreglass?

Welcome, by the way! :D
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Engine lifting

Chains/straps around the middle ports on the cast manifolds works (although can put a bit of a twist on it) - but that doesn't help if you have tubular manifolds as they are too big to come out whilst still attached to the engine :D I think I've also removed an engine (without gearbox) with a chain ...
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 29
Views: 715

Which colour looks best?

The first edition only had a little note about the Scimitar Sabre, IIRC - second edition included it up to the end I think? I don't actually own a copy - only the Reliant Sportscars book.
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Engine lifting

I'm not a mechanical engineer by trade but last time I recall looking at this, you basically apply the "thread it in more" method (normal depth being 1 x diameter for steel, 2 x diameter for Aluminium) to cancel out the lower strip-out value. Even adding in a 2 x safety factor and not applying the d...
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Engine lifting

im interested in this too. it seems like a lot of weight for the inlet maifold to support. Have you actually done it this way Phil? I've done it without the angle iron - just secured a chain to two of the studs (stud through a link, thick washer and nut) and it was absolutely fine. There shouldn't ...
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Engine lifting

From memory, you can lift over a ton (tonne) on one stud..so more than strong enough. You use all 4 because that's then more than enough to exceed the tensile strength of the earth strap between the chassis and bellhousing that normally gets forgotten :lol:
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine lifting
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Engine lifting

Two pieces of angle iron, back to back, held on with the 4 studs that normally hold the carb is a) the right way according to the Reliant Manual, b) strong enough and c) lifts the engine and box at the perfect angle to get it out of the hole.

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