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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:05 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/-/1631386318 ... 675.l10137

I could not resist and it has found its way to my shed. I can say that this is the first time in a long while I have been genuinely pleased with an ebay purchase. Poor description and old pictures together with a seller wanting paypal payment before collection sets the alarm bells ringing. On collection though the car is genuine and bog standard as it left the factory with a low low mileage, very good interior, gal chassis, good window frames and an extremely clean engine bay, numerous spares and press articles about this particular car were included and the seller face to face was a lovely chap.
It has its issues having been off the road for 10 years it needs a respray as most panels have bubbles but is presentable, tyres and consumables, maybe a clutch/cable (included) and of course it is 1.4 which I haven't started yet and I will need to liven that up.

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Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:31 pm

I think you've done very well for yourself with that one!


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Post by Jhdelta » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:20 pm

Very nice



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Post by Joe. » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:15 pm

I'm jealous!
Looks like a great deal at that price. Decent interior too.
I Look forward to seeing it progress.
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Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:03 pm

Curborough 1990 - not sure where the picture came from, possibly Dave Poole?
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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:47 am

One of very few cars that actually left the factory with "SST" on the bootlid.

With the money you saved buying this rather than the comparable 1800ti and twice the price, you can splash a bit of cash on tuning. Paul Johnson has the ex Steve Feay SST 1.4 that is pushing out over 100bhp, something to aim for?


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:11 am

thanks for the pic Jim,
With the paperwork there is a road test report of the car entitled the blunt edge from the November 1990 edition of Motor Sport, the journalist had the car for a week in the south of France, seemed to like the car but slated the engine. it is a 3 page article about the SST anyone know if this is covered by copyright rules before I add it for every one to read.

Lots of consumables ordered and first job will be refitting pads and shoes as they were taken out so they did not seize, I will do this while waiting for the fuel line rubber to arrive, then start it up.

Phil that is the plan, I don't want to change the engine but will attempt to get a bit more out of it. Tried to find a manual I had all about tunning the CVH engine, could not find it so went on line and could not believe the price being asked..... the cheapest was £50 :shock: ford tax I suppose :D I will look a little harder for mine!


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Post by Edzed » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:44 am

scimjim wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:03 pm
Curborough 1990 - not sure where the picture came from, possibly Dave Poole?
This is one of mine Jim. Can be found on my website.


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Post by Mikelima48 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:07 pm

Your car looks like a remarkably good buy considering the price. It's already on the register but may I update the records to include its new owner please?

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Post by b.c.flat hat » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:33 pm

Good buy, Geraint! It already looks at home. Can't be many Reliant four wheeler variants missing from your fleet? Best o' luck, BC.



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Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:30 pm

You've stolen that really Geraint, nice work my friend and fairly local to you (compared to most)


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Post by Will Anderson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:00 pm

Well bought, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:45 pm

cheers guys still pleased with it, cleared a few non scimitar vehicles out so I have plenty of room.

waiting for service parts and petrol pipe then I will get her running... I have plenty of "full on" projects to do, I wanted a relatively simple one.......famous last words I think :D


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:05 pm

most of the consumables have arrived except the fuel pipe but the urge to fire her up was too strong so bypassing the cars fuel system I thought I would give it a go. but after many hours of tinkering she would not start. All the basics were covered such as fuel and spark. Oh and it is a good spark, or poor insulation on the pliers.... did make me jump and it was only 20 minutes of numbness in my hand :D
Checked the timing and it was I/4 of a turn out. Altered it and tried again, she coughed then nothing checked timing and it was out again. Repeated this 3/4 times before my patience started to wear thin. I had the parts to change the timing belt so dismantled the front end. I gave the old belt a pull and to my surprise it jumped on the crank timing pulley. Woodruff key may be I thought but what I found was a bit of a surprise.
The alloy around the lower pulley had corroded and filled up the timing slots causing the belt to slip.
Pulley came off easily once I had removed the crank would that had been glued. I cleaned all the pulley's but as I wire brushed the crank pulley a piece fell off ....dooooh any one have a crank timing pulley for a 1.4 cvh? .... I assume they are the same as the 1.6...
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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:13 pm

I had the same detritus in there in No.1 - that hadn’t been run in about 10 years.


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