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by reliant-reviver
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Pitted piston
Replies: 11
Views: 313

Pitted piston

Should have seen the state of the one that came out of an ex race engine of mine, was making 130bhp until the block got wrecked due to frost. I would be tempted to dress that back and clean the crown. Otherwise can I have it please? Got a set of turned down (for lower CR - turbocharging) lean burn p...
by reliant-reviver
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF my first sprint car
Replies: 548
Views: 21071

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Had a look quickly but can't see where you mention the front upgrade. What diameter are the caliper pistons?

"Bigger" front brakes doesn't necessarily mean larger diameter pistons needed in the rear drums.
by reliant-reviver
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car
Replies: 240
Views: 18029

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

Could have removed the bloomin nut in the time it took to write that Craig!

It is still a "b*stard nut" mind and time consuming. But straight forward enough if a little tedious.

You can even get ratchet S shape spanners. There's a tool for everything these days...
by reliant-reviver
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car
Replies: 240
Views: 18029

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

The b*stard nut need not be a problem. You just need the tools to suit.

S Shape / obstruction spanners are a wonderful thing, which going by the way many on here whinge, I can only assume means they do not possess a set.
by reliant-reviver
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 111
Views: 9963

Ford's SS1

Steering lock is held together with m8 shear bolts. On the of occasion I find them not sheared. But usually it's just a case of centre punch and drill out, they are no special grade and are usually easy to drill. Once the head is give your will find the remains of the bolt winds out easily add they ...
by reliant-reviver
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Hi there

Reading between the lines you have joined for CVH related reasons..... Do tell?
by reliant-reviver
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SS1 seized engine update
Replies: 8
Views: 321

SS1 seized engine update

If we are considering the bottom end as a whole. Otherwise it's just the pistons that are different
by reliant-reviver
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ss1 1800ti
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Ss1 1800ti

Jam pedal down overnight
Bleed all 3 nipples on each caliper simultaneously
by reliant-reviver
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Reliant Reviver
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Happy Birthday Reliant Reviver

Normally I ask for socks. You can never have a enough good socks. Well that was my thinking until last year Mrs RR. bought me a huge bundle of them. I have since wanted for nothing.

Apart from the recently released Dead Can Dance album. I did ask for that.

Everything else was a pleasant surprise.
by reliant-reviver
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Reliant Reviver
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Happy Birthday Reliant Reviver

Shhhhh.

I already qualify for classic car insurance policies, we can stop counting birthdays now!

Woolly jumper, book on the local history and a quality pair of safety glasses. More like 72 than 27!
by reliant-reviver
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SSI seized engine
Replies: 16
Views: 554

SSI seized engine

No problem with changing engine only, but I tend to agree with Jim that is good house keeping to have the while assembly out. That said if the car has only done low mileage then it may be fair to leave it in place. Think I would definitely build the engine up whole on a stand (presuming you have one...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Black SS1
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Black SS1

1800ti that had changed hands a couple times in past few years going by the reg
by reliant-reviver
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - Internal Recycling
Replies: 125
Views: 6543

"Mighty" SE6 - Rock and Roll!

Money best spent on a quality all season or winter tyre, then protect the Wolfies in winter with liberal application of Vaseline.

Can't think composites would in any way be the best choice given how they deteriorate and are very difficult to refurbish.
by reliant-reviver
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 334
Views: 30764

Manny's SS1 1600

There are two schools of thought on cable adjustment for a ball bearing release bearing acting on a pressure plate clutch. Either no play (constant contact) with very little pressure, or a tiny bit of play (3mm in the outer as Alan suggests, which aligns with the ford guidance). Too much play and es...

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