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by reliant-reviver
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Turbocharged Holidays
Replies: 69
Views: 3243

Turbocharged Holidays

Slather the bits in copper slip.

If it's a struggle to get the nut on, use a jack under the head of the bolt to compress. Or shorten the inner sleeve, which is something that may be required if using cheaper pattern parts that are slightly too long, or on cars that are excessively lowered....
by reliant-reviver
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Coolant dump
Replies: 44
Views: 1161

Coolant dump

Only the top spec Fords got the coolant level switch. We take it for granted in SS1s
by reliant-reviver
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: headlight height
Replies: 17
Views: 213

headlight height

Both frames the same type? Profile of the frame changed at some point. Give away is the mounting screws for the cowls. 3 on early frame and 2 on later.
by reliant-reviver
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: headlight height
Replies: 17
Views: 213

headlight height

Because of the unnecessary wiring behind the dash which is known to get a bit hot! That plus some of us disagree on the point of driving around with sidelights on, and prefer not to have the lamps raised. :w Are both your reflectors of the same type/ manufacture (hella, lucas etc) Assuming your car ...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Coolant dump
Replies: 44
Views: 1161

Coolant dump

Reliant sold them all off about 10 years ago. Advertised at £350 each in eBay.

Pressure cap was going to be by next suggestion also.
by reliant-reviver
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 528
Views: 37200

551 A race oddity

When a thread doesn't get many responses, it doesn't mean we aren't reading it. Just that you're doing such a good job we have nothing to add!

More pics always welcome.

Disappointing lack of cable ties still.
by reliant-reviver
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 42
Views: 2125

Ford's SS1

The standard ones are actually quite alright. I have a set here for cheap or possibly an unpaired one back in Berkshire if you can wait.
by reliant-reviver
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Sabre 1800 Fusebox
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Sabre 1800 Fusebox

What's up with the current fuse box? On a Sabre I worked on that had been sweating under a tarpaulin for years, the electrical system was very unhappy. Half an hour with some Poundland nail files and a can of electrical contact cleaner had the fusebox all sorted. Then it was just crumbling light fit...
by reliant-reviver
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 118
Views: 4737

Complete Novice

KN "Reliant" alloys are as light as you will get at 5.5kgs each. Soft top much lighter than hardtop. What's a standard roll hoop weigh, 8 kgs? In my books 863kgs seems reasonable. Mine is over 900 but I've got a good idea of where much of that "extra" weight is. Andy, you'll have to lean a bit more ...
by reliant-reviver
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Bonnet rubber grommets
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Bonnet rubber grommets

Early car will indeed have static mounting studs.

RPW or QRG both list them on eBay.
by reliant-reviver
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: SS1 spotted A303 Andover
Replies: 2
Views: 67

SS1 spotted A303 Andover

D992 PPJ if I had to guess.

The reg is from memory.

Ex Pete silcock car. Recently for sale
by reliant-reviver
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Complete Novice
Replies: 118
Views: 4737

Complete Novice

ED: Beaten to it by PH! Unfortunately that is none too surprising. It's been mentioned by many people (and excessively hammered on about by myself) that the CVH engine as installed in the SS1 makes no where near the book figure that it "should" The XR3 was stated to produce 96BHP at the flywheel. Pr...
by reliant-reviver
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars (....currently sprint car fettling )
Replies: 1701
Views: 96985

Corky's Scimitars (....currently sprint car fettling )

Just mark up the bi-hex spindle nut so it goes back on in the same place. Get said nut hot, then dip it in water, they normally just crack loose.
by reliant-reviver
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Identifying an lsd
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Identifying an lsd

Does it have push in drive shafts to the diff? I understand that all original 7" Ford VC lsds require flange input shafts and bolt on drive shafts. If it has push in shafts and was an LSD, then it could be a ATB but that wouldn't conform to the resistive rotational characteristic described. No load ...
by reliant-reviver
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: And we’re off!
Replies: 5
Views: 286

And we’re off!

Depends how you value your money I suppose.

If the rest of the tank is sound I would be inclined to repair the neck.

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