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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:17 pm

I can’t see the damper getting upset by a slight angle change and there’s no way a scrutineer would ever notice imho, moving the damper as proposed isn’t a performance enhancing mod so I wouldn’t feel guilty doing it (if you changed all the suspension pick up points then yeah that’s naughty).


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Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:20 pm

Don't forget K series upper wishbones (or at least the OS) have the shocker bracket welded on slightly further forward at the wishbone.

Move it all forward as far as required. Line of action remains the same if fine correctly, may introduce a bit of a greater moment about the wishbone but don't think that is going to cause any real trouble.

Craig had his beefy coilovers mounted well forward of original on the batmobile.


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Post by philhoward » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:40 pm

Dampers aren't exactly perpendicular to the chassis anyway - or don't look it. These wishbones are re-manufactured ones from Messers Payne, rather than Reliant originals.

Anyway, time for a (shoot myself in the foot) job list:

Find home for new expansion bottle.
Devise and fit cooling system.
Fit HP pump and complete fuel lines.
Make exhaust.
Fit MX5 wiring loom and graft onto Reliant loom where necessary for it to work.
Fit propshaft bolts with threadlock
Tighten hard mountings
Fit and adjust clutch cable and clutch switch
Refit bodywork and fix bonnet release mechanism (do that first).

Probably loads of other bits too..and all before next Friday :lol:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:33 pm

Keep up the good work man, all the tough times will be forgotten when you are hooning around Curbs.


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:03 pm

the stock position for the inner damper mounts has always been wrong imo as it involves an angle change through its travel, so moving them forwards is a responisble thing to do


i'm making this up as i go along :shock:

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Post by philhoward » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:29 pm

stevecrosby63 wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:03 pm
the stock position for the inner damper mounts has always been wrong imo as it involves an angle change through its travel, so moving them forwards is a responisble thing to do
It’s in the “low priority” list at the moment but good to consider it can’t be made much worse :lol:


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Post by philhoward » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:32 pm

Find home for new expansion bottle.
Devise and fit cooling system.
Fit HP pump and complete fuel lines.
Make exhaust.
Fit MX5 wiring loom and graft onto Reliant loom where necessary for it to work.
Fit propshaft bolts with threadlock
Tighten hard mountings
Fit and adjust clutch cable and clutch switch
Refit bodywork and fix bonnet release mechanism (do that first).
Well, throttle cable now installed, as is the clutch cable (just need to adjust).
Think I’ve sussed the cooling system - 180 degree flip of the thermostat housing but the thermostat in there is minging so picking another one up in the morning.
A bit more thinking time on the exhaust - need a couple of “tight” 90 degree elbows so a quick trick to Tweeks first thing then get the welder out.


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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:53 pm

The V-band isn’t for pose points - it’s so I can actually fit the thing! Seems to be a theme with this conversion; I make things so they will work when it’s in the right place but forgot about the getting it in and out in the first instance..
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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:17 pm

Great thing a V band, very simple and useful, makes splitting a system dead easy as not need to pull back over stud length :)


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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:18 pm

Stunningly cheap as well!


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Post by philhoward » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:05 pm

philhoward wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:40 pm
Find home for new expansion bottle. Found several - not sure which one will win.
Devise and fit cooling system. Devised - just need to tighten all the joints and refit the actual radiator
Fit HP pump and complete fuel lines. Half way there - forgot to get a clamp for the filter..
Make exhaust. Made - just need to fit it when it cools down
Fit MX5 wiring loom and graft onto Reliant loom where necessary for it to work New battery on its way which dictates where a lot of the electrics go
Fit propshaft bolts with threadlock
Tighten hard mountings
Fit and adjust clutch cable and clutch switch
Refit bodywork and fix bonnet release mechanism (do that first).
Quite a productive day - after flipping the thermostat housing 180 degrees and thinking myself clever, had to turn it back round to clear the induction pipe that has its resonance chamber moulded to fit around the thermostat housing.. just the air box to find some skyhooks for.

Given a few clear hours during this week, I should be ready for a start. If it starts and there’s no disasters then it will be at test day.
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Post by philhoward » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:58 pm

Well, as we all know a certain virus has basically put pay to the test day, and probably half the planned season.

Logic dictates that I now have time to pull it to bits and do those bits I may have slightly fudged, properly.

Sadly the petrol head in me says keep going to see if it will work first - nothing like a first start to boost the mojo.



Then see f I can get the supercharger fitted... :twisted:


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:26 pm

No debate now, plenty of time to get that blower fitted :lol:


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