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by philhoward
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Leicestershire
Replies: 3
Views: 60

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: 6
Views: 135

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: 168

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: 14
Views: 311

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: 168

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: 168

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: 168

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: 168

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.
by philhoward
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Which colour looks best?

Certainly 2 print runs - pictures are better quality in the first batch.

Is that in the Forebears book or the Reliant Sportscars book, JC?
by philhoward
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Which colour looks best?
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Which colour looks best?

My 5a was a very similar colour - Vauxhall Silver Green Metallic from memory https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Opel_Senator_CD.jpg/1200px-Opel_Senator_CD.jpg (Picture of the Vauxhall colour as I can't find one of my 5a). I can't remember the colour Matt G's 5a is from memory ...
by philhoward
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Ford's SS1

Rear trailing arms? Nope - two bolts through the chassis in front of the wheel, ARB, brake flexi's, handbrake cable and shocker is a bolt into a captive nut in the chassis at the top. Should be a cover plate in the rear inner wing allowing access, or remove the bottom bolt instead. Driveshafts shoul...
by philhoward
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Borg Warner Type 35 Automatic gearbox
Replies: 20
Views: 699

Borg Warner Type 35 Automatic gearbox

Dcrosby13 wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:47 am
Gearbox is located in Warrington WA2
by philhoward
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Brake servo which one
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Brake servo which one

It should be there if fitted originally for the MoT and being classed as a safety-related modification, there might be other instances where it could be an issue (Insurance, if not informed) but I'm not sure if that's so much of an issue as there is a note regarding "modifications for a specific rea...
by philhoward
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: clearance (lack of) from pump to belt
Replies: 16
Views: 645

clearance (lack of) from pump to belt

If I was a betting man, I'd say your adjusting bracket has failed (they don't seem to last that well - they were only made from relatively thin steel), and/or that's because it's not the right length belt? I think when I replaced a belt it was listed as a Rover Metro 1.1 which seemed odd as they cam...
by philhoward
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: fuel smell & pressure in the tank
Replies: 7
Views: 204

fuel smell & pressure in the tank

Any use? viewtopic.php?f=59&t=6451&p=52597&hilit ... her#p52597

I think it just vents to the other side of the seal and into the "body" of the cap - obviously it's only a small hole so fuel doesn't get out or water in.

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