A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by philhoward » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:36 am

Does that make it the same colour as the F reg SS1 that was on Copart a while ago? F100-something from memory? Or is it the same as seen on a couple of GTCs?

Doesn't make it an "official" colour but I have a feeling Reliant might not have given it a colour code even if there a couple of cars in it.


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Barrie James » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:30 pm

scimjim wrote:Evie's car is tarn green (82 code) because I supplied a bonnet for it - but yours is 76 (which I can't find listed at the moment) and appears to be the only 76 on the database?
Thanks Jim, a little more digging around is obviously needed. A call to Leonard Brooks methinks. You've also got me intrigued, I haven't yet quoted my chassis number, but you seem to be aware of it. Is the car known to the club then? [Chassis No: SCD210976XXXXXXXXX]

[Mod edit - last part of chassis number removed at Alan's suggestion]


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:47 pm

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scimjim wrote:Evie's car is tarn green (82 c [Chassis No: SCD2]
remove 'FULL' chassis number from public domain ? ? ?? ?

leave paint code maybe ? / /


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:02 pm

Full chassis number removed as suggested (though TBH anyone hoping to get rich quick, by cloning SS1s, is likely to be in for a nasty shock! :lol: )


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:11 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:Full chassis number removed as suggested (though TBH anyone hoping to get rich quick, by cloning SS1s, is likely to be in for a nasty shock! :lol: )
dunno maybe Phil (AKA RR ) or Scim Jim ? ? ? ? :hand:

maybe just me being paranoid after my credit card details were hacked somewhere on tinternet :cry:

(and I always check it is an https site , rarely buy off web either . . . . . .)


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:58 am

Barrie James wrote:
scimjim wrote:Evie's car is tarn green (82 code) because I supplied a bonnet for it - but yours is 76 (which I can't find listed at the moment) and appears to be the only 76 on the database?
Thanks Jim, a little more digging around is obviously needed. A call to Leonard Brooks methinks. You've also got me intrigued, I haven't yet quoted my chassis number, but you seem to be aware of it. Is the car known to the club then? [Chassis No: SCD210976XXXXXXXXX]

[Mod edit - last part of chassis number removed at Alan's suggestion]
It's on the database but I suspect it's there because of the WMB rather than a previous owners notification. Several years ago, we had free access to an international parts database that gave us the chassis number for any registration you entered - so I would look for patterns (for example, if we had E230WMB and E240WMB, I would enter all numbers between E220WMB and E250WMB looking for scimitars).


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by beachcomber550 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:42 am

Barrie James wrote:
scimjim wrote:Evie's car is tarn green (82 code) because I supplied a bonnet for it - but yours is 76 (which I can't find listed at the moment) and appears to be the only 76 on the database?
Thanks Jim, a little more digging around is obviously needed. A call to Leonard Brooks methinks. You've also got me intrigued, I haven't yet quoted my chassis number, but you seem to be aware of it. Is the car known to the club then? [Chassis No: SCD210976XXXXXXXXX]

[Mod edit - last part of chassis number removed at Alan's suggestion]
My edit [ beachcomber ]

Surely not the same Leonard Brooks [ descendants of ] from Harold Wood !!!!!!!!!!!

He made me up some fantastic colours from odd swatches and matched up colours to interiors .....



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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Barrie James » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:01 pm

I remembered the name from a few years ago, but had no number, so I resorted to the net, there were several paint companies with the same name in the area. I wasn't sure which one so I chose at random.

Having tried to identify the colour from the colour plates on Dave's Sporting Reliants site, I read it as Tarn Green as it looked the palest. It has proven not to be the case. So, I am the proud owner of 6, 400ml Spray Cans of Tarn Green. Any use to anyone? They were £13.80 each inc. VAT, but am open to reasonable offers.


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Barrie James » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:07 pm

The mystery of the original colour has now been solved. I sent the V888 enquiry form to the DVLA in October and have just received a reply. The car was originally registered by Graham Walker on 9. 10. 87 and sold by them on 6. 11. 87. In the Application for Registration they completed the colour section with the Reliant description, Crystal Green. The DVLA, of course, merely recorded this as Green on the V5. Now all I have to do is find a source for the paint, Leonard Brooks don't have one recorded for Reliant, though there a five other manufacturers who have used the same description. Methinks a trip to our local paint specialist is called for, and hope that he can match from the car. Short of removing the bonnet and taking that, I think it's the best option at present.

I've had one enquiry about my supply of Tarn Green, but he hasn't got back to me. It was mixed to order using Standox Ref 18856c and ICI Ref A241B. I'll put a note in the For Sale Section.


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:52 pm

Barrie James wrote:The mystery of the original colour has now been solved. I sent the V888 enquiry form to the DVLA in October and have just received a reply. The car was originally registered by Graham Walker on 9. 10. 87 and sold by them on 6. 11. 87. In the Application for Registration they completed the colour section with the Reliant description, Crystal Green. The DVLA, of course, merely recorded this as Green on the V5.
That's interesting, it shows the value of the original records (where they exist) :) It looks as though we need another colour adding onto the list :wink:


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by scimjim » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:09 pm

Excellent, that's 76 solved. A quick look suggests that there are 75, 77 & 78 cars too - Craig's SST was a 75 (a shade of red?). Can't see any 79 or 80 codes.


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Barrie James » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:34 pm

Over the winter I spent some time giving the car a really good clean. I also re-built the rear brakes, the cylinders were weeping and the handbrake cable was very stiff, so I went for a complete re-con. The handbrake works really well now, and needs much less effort to pull it on. I also was pleased to see that kunifer brake lines had been fitted at some time.

It was well worth doing, witnessed by the recent MOT success with a couple of minor advisories.

When I collected the car in October, the boot was stiff to open but was accessible. However, having had no cause to open it over the winter I was really surprised when I started to get ready for the MOT and the boot lid would only raise half-way. So, I took the boot lid off and found that the hinges were almost seized. I gave the hinges a couple of liberal doses of Plus Gas, left it overnight, and gave more Plus Gas in the morning. When I came to move the hinges they were still too stiff to move by hand, so I resorted to a small pair of lock-grips. They helped no end, applications of Plus Gas between moving them up and down finally solved the problem and they can easily be moved by hand now. But, given their position, how does one lubricate them?

When I removed the boot liner, I was pleased to see that the fuel lines had recently been replaced, but, someone had cut through the wires to the boot light. Not urgent, so it's gone on the list. I also noticed that the original sticker from the Chassis maker had survived.
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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by scimjim » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:41 pm

I never knew Helling & Neuhaus did the galvanising - I used to live half a mile from them!


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:02 pm

That sorts out one mystery - they came from Germany (Thyssen) ready galvanised?


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Re: A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:18 pm

It's certainly an interesting historical artefact :)


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