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by Stupopt1
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Replacement front seats
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Replacement front seats

i fitted MX5 seats, it was a fair bit of work, they don't just bolt in unfortunately
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by Stupopt1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SE5a For sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

SE5a For sale

I agree, that's a reasonable price for a usable appreciating classic,
Ideal for someone who wants to do a bit of work here and there, but still use the car.
by Stupopt1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: New purchase Se5
Replies: 166
Views: 29995

New purchase Se5

Hi Roger thanks for the photos, yes I did enjoy the weekend very much, it was good to see a lot of Reliants at one show. I'll definitely be going again. At least the rain made for entertaining racing. the Woodlands campsite is quite a monster, so difficult to find anyone, if the weather had been bet...
by Stupopt1
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: New purchase Se5
Replies: 166
Views: 29995

New purchase Se5

Great weekend at Silverstone Classic, apart from the weather , but we made the best of it, there was a massive presence for Scimitars and MiddleBridge , it was very impressive . I wasn't on the main stand , but managed to get a spot on the SportingBears stand, near the TVR club. Which was good for m...
by Stupopt1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: batteries
Replies: 1
Views: 273

batteries

I try to go with Bosch Silver if I can , never had a problem with them, i do a lot of short journeys so it's worth the extra few quid .
by Stupopt1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: New purchase Se5
Replies: 166
Views: 29995

New purchase Se5

Finally re-built the diff myself, replaced all the bearings and all the washers around the sun and planet gears, what a job ! , I wouldn't recommend it , especially with the axle still on the car. It was a lot of hard work rebuilt diff.jpg but the hardest thing was doing the main pinion nut up and g...
by Stupopt1
Tue May 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: New purchase Se5
Replies: 166
Views: 29995

New purchase Se5

After a long winter , the car has been going well, the only problem is I've noticed the Diff making a noise like a wheel bearing gone, it was slowly getting worse so I decided to investigate. I didn't want to remove the axle as it's so heavy and was difficult to fit even when the body was off , so i...
by Stupopt1
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 clutch identification
Replies: 47
Views: 6221

SE5 clutch identification

looks like the early clutch to me, I made the mistake of trying to get a cheaper replacement from suppliers that guaranteed a fit, but was wasting my time.
In the end I contacted QRG and got the correct one , yes it was about £200 but it all fitted perfectly.
by Stupopt1
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a sill repair sections
Replies: 3
Views: 708

SE5a sill repair sections

are you looking for the chassis sill parts or the body sill inserts, if it's the latter I had some stainless ones made up by a local co for about £25, it's a horribly messy job though.
by Stupopt1
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: engine bay steel reinforcement
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

engine bay steel reinforcement

Terry H wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:31 pm
there were 4 holes there not being used.
Are they not for the cross brace between the suspension uprights.
Regards Terry H
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Oh yes not the ones in the chassis , I didn’t have the cross brace here , I’m talking about the holes just visible in the red paint near the servo
by Stupopt1
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: engine bay steel reinforcement
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

engine bay steel reinforcement

you can see the original holes on this photo
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by Stupopt1
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: engine bay steel reinforcement
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

engine bay steel reinforcement

yes I made the body support plate myself from Stainless steel, the servo support bracket was already there I've just cleaned it up, I think the original would have been bolted to the side of the inner wing as there were 4 holes there not being used.
by Stupopt1
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: engine bay steel reinforcement
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

engine bay steel reinforcement

mine has 2 separate plates, one is the bracket for the servo and the other is the clamp plate for the body
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by Stupopt1
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: New purchase Se5
Replies: 166
Views: 29995

New purchase Se5

Gets a bit tiresome on long journeys though. Is the budget there for a new longlife (or similar) stainless system? They’ll make it as loud and deep as you want. Unfortunately not at the moment, I want new adjustable suspension first, then spray job , so minimal spend. Maybe I'll try something that ...
by Stupopt1
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: New purchase Se5
Replies: 166
Views: 29995

New purchase Se5

Hi All, I have been driving my car around for while now and would like the exhaust note to be a little louder, I have a stainless aftermarket exhaust (don't know what make , it was on the car when I bought it) it has 2 boxes per side, a larger one under the front seats, and a smaller round tube boxe...

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