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Post by Scimher » Thu May 11, 2017 10:19 am

Looks great, Miles...[Love its living accommodation as well...]

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Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 30, 2018 5:16 pm

At last the chassis is rolling again ! Near rear brakes installed with refurbished drums. Front calipers will hopefully return from Biggred next week and then I’ll install new copper nickel brake pipes ( I kept the old ones as patterns). That’s the plan .......then the engine and gearbox !
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Post by DARK STAR » Wed May 30, 2018 5:21 pm

That looks very smart.
Hope you haven't lost the body in the meantime 8)


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Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 30, 2018 5:29 pm

Hi Chris, no the body is still sitting in the garage on one side and the engine and ‘box are sitting in the front half of the old chassis on the other side😉. So far I haven’t lost anything but there’s plenty of scope yet 😂. Desperately want the body on by the end of this year......work and family life keep trying to scupper that! Not that I’m complaining...



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Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 30, 2018 5:40 pm

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Post by Diyhell » Wed May 30, 2018 5:57 pm

That is looking particularly lovely! Somewhat envious of both its condition and the size of the garage!


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Post by Miles Burnett » Wed May 30, 2018 6:22 pm

I wish I could work on the car more often , but it’s steadily moving in the right direction. It’s easy to get disheartened sometimes. I’m trying to make the garage more comfortable during the winter as well, I find the older I get the more the cold gets into your joints 😂



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Post by Miles Burnett » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:32 pm

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Sometimes during a restoration it's the little things :D . Original early SE5 rear bump stops no longer available so with a template my local garage fabricated and tack welded a suitable backing plate to later ones supplied by QRG. Test fitted onto the original mountings and tomorrow clean up the mounting bolt threads ( from the powder coating) and fix them in place. Well pleased :-D



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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Miles, you're back in action!
Great to hear from you.


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Post by Miles Burnett » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:23 pm

Not massive amounts of action Chris more, petit à petit :D . You know how it is. Brakes all done . This is the last suspension part and I’m just in process of splitting eng/box to clean , replace clutch , inspect engine . Front bits of tin work just being blasted and powder coated. I am moving forward slowly but steadily . Hope all well with you.



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Post by Miles Burnett » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:00 am

And yesterday .......Voila! Starting to look like a car again and now only taking up one car space in the garage. New engine crane has been worth its weight in gold :D . It really took some time fettling the exact position of the body but I got there!
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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:27 pm

Very satisfying progress :)
As you say, it's starting to look like a car again ...

I was under the Coupé the other day and I thought 'wouldn't it be nice to have a chassis like Miles'.
Mine is virtually rust-free but not very pretty.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:51 pm

Miles Burnett wrote:
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It really took some time fettling the exact position of the body but I got there!
That's starting to come together nicely. :D I think your comment about taking time to line up the body is probably very telling as to why many are slightly off - they simply didn't have the time in production, to get it exactly right.


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Post by Miles Burnett » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:03 pm

I will check it is all ‘square’ one more time before I starting putting the bolts in place. I’m not quite sure what to work on next, but it’s probably heater box dismantling / rebuilding and the rewiring . At least with the body on it’s a great morale boost :) .



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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:21 pm

It's always been said that Reliant started with the heater, and then built the rest of the car around it! :lol:


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