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Post by scimjim » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:28 pm

VIN stamp is on the other side on galv chassis.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:35 am

Apart from those examples where it is on the NS !

But yes that 4 digit tacked on tag is found on the NS and I'm not sure what purpose they served as they don't correspond to the chassis serial number / VIN.

But Jim is right, you will most likely find your actual VIN stamped on the other side.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:58 am

I suppose technically, it's not galv cars that have it on the OS, it's galv chassis with all 4 engine mounts (CVH & Nissan). The galv chassis with CVH mounts only, have it on the NS like non-galv cars.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:06 am

One of my 1800ti was stamped on the NS. Can't say I checked them all either!

Let's not expect too much consistency from Reliant.


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Post by manny » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Good day

further investigation towards the oil leak i have - seems to point to the oil pump\gasket - is it false economy just to replace the gasket alone?

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Post by scimjim » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:49 am

I would imagine it’s the crank seal (which runs in the middle of the oil pump) as that moves and wears unlike the oil pump gasket?

If it is the oil pump gasket, it can be a pig to get off - you’ll need a new crank seal and sump gasket as well.

There’s two types of oil pump (info here) but I think the gaskets are the same?


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Post by manny » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:41 am

Okay will replace the crank seal first , as I have one and take it from there

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Post by manny » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:23 pm

Good day

I drove to DWClassics (Mersyside) to pick up aTR7 roll bar I had bid and won , in the yard were several Rialtos in various states , so I asked if he had a brake reservoir for a SS1 ,
Ah yes same as the TR7 - 20 quid ?

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Post by manny » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:21 pm

Good day all

i replaced the suspect coil with a 'Lucas Sport DLB105' - time will tell - although i have now replaced both coil and amplifier with new items- should be good for a few years..
I also removed the cross member is readiness for the front crank seal replacement- very oily and dirty - but then the rain came...

Tomorrow back on the Ti

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Post by manny » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:49 am

Good day all,

well after about 2 hours - i got to the crankshaft belt pulley - but think my normal heavy handed approach will need to take a back seat- guess i will need to get a puller - or fashion one..

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Post by manny » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:15 pm

I also noted an open 'crank sensor' hole in the engine block...
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:05 pm

manny wrote:
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i got to the crankshaft belt pulley - but think my normal heavy handed approach will need to take a back seat- guess i will need to get a puller - or fashion one..
from memory, I don't think the cambelt pulley needed a puller at all?


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Post by manny » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:58 am

Roger Pennington wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:05 pm
manny wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:49 am
i got to the crankshaft belt pulley - but think my normal heavy handed approach will need to take a back seat- guess i will need to get a puller - or fashion one..
from memory, I don't think the cambelt pulley needed a puller at all?
Good day,

that is what i had seen on most videos and read before i tacked the job, but i did try to lever it off without any success- and stopped before i damaged it- maybe the key is seized to the timing pulley...i have a generic set of three legged pullers arriving on Thursday...
Hopefully this last obstacle will not end in disaster!

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Post by manny » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:51 am

i just re-read the SS1 service manual - it does specify a service tool to use - its a semicircular puller


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Post by Corky » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:30 am

The Ti engine is similar. Absolute pig to get the crank gear off, and the woodruff key took an hour to remove. Due to the position of the gear it was impossible to get my puller behind it and had to resort to levers. The CVH looks like it’s just as awkward.


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