SE6A Owner - UCA 9R

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Post by DerbyKev87 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:26 pm

Hello All,

Finally got round to introducing myself, I'm Kev from Derbyshire and last year I purchased an SE6a. I know nothing about the mechanics of cars but wanted to learn and thought what a better way than restoring a classic.

I travelled down to Southampton to collect the UCA 9R and was told it runs and will only need cosmetic work, on arrival I realised this wasn't the case but for how much I bought it for I took the chance. Luckily I have some friends of my me old man who have offered help with the electrics (finally have the new loom in last night), re-spraying and general repair on the fibre glass body.

Generally had a few fed up moments but having become a member of the RSSOC at the practical classics show I've got the "fire" so to speak to get it up and running!
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Post by manny » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:37 pm

welcome and well done !! very similar to my " sod it - i'll buy it anyway!" attitude - be careful Reliants do multiply!!!


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Post by DerbyKev87 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:08 pm

manny wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:37 pm
welcome and well done !! very similar to my " sod it - i'll buy it anyway!" attitude - be careful Reliants do multiply!!!
Thank you, well now you've mentioned it I do like the look of the sabre!


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Post by Scimher » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:16 am

Good luck & well done in taking it on.........Another one to get back on the tarmac, hopefully...



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Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:26 am

Welcome :D


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
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Post by MarkHawkins » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:22 am

Interesting alloy header tank - I have one like that on my 6a - there is a pipe running over to the curved metal pipe coming off the thermostat housing like on a 5a.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:44 am

It’s been converted to 5 series (pressurised header tank) spec with the extra stub on the rad.


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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Post by SithDowell » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:34 pm

Hey bud, good to see other newbies around here!
I have a similar story to yours, my SE5A looked great in the pictures but when I turned up to collect it, I realised it wasn't exactly the simple resto I expected. But again, same as you, it was so reasonably priced it would've been rude not to buy it :)
Fully expect mine to turn out to have a chassis made of rust-held-together-by-underseal, bodywork made of cracks and gloss paint, and electrics full of mice. But its gonna be fun sorting it all out! :D
All the best, mate
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