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by drcdb15
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: My dad's SE6b for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 485

My dad's SE6b for sale

Given the general rise in values over the past two years, plus the fact that this car *did* seem to have some improvements - gaiter repaired, new tyres, chassis treated, new CD player, braided hoses etc - then I'm not sure there is anything exceptional about the figures. The car still has the bliste...
by drcdb15
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Replacement door speakers

But my main question is, is the hardboard OE, and should I keep on using it? From memory, it looks like the water-stained hardboard in mine (though I think mine may have some foam insulation stuck to the back, but it's a while since I looked) Thanks Roger - so you think the hardboard is good old Re...
by drcdb15
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Rear lamps - OEM source?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Rear lamps - OEM source?

Just to round this off, I have today received a pair of genuine Hella 9EL122689-021 lenses (made in Romania this time) from JD Motorsport: JD Motorsport Ltd David Dent UNIT 1 RYEBROOK IND EST KINGSTON ROAD LEATHERHEAD Surrey KT22 7UE United Kingdom Phone:01372 361640 Email:firstlinespares@btconnect....
by drcdb15
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Replacement door speakers

By the side of the rear seats is the best place for them Well I'd have thought so too, but sadly that isn't a practical proposition for me at present. it may be that MB wanted to fit bigger speakers, and put them in the rear panel because they fitted? Judging by the wiring which all seems the corre...
by drcdb15
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge Handbooks and Manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Middlebridge Handbooks and Manuals

scimjim wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Looks very similar to every Reliant index to me?
except for the added page numbers. Perhaps of more help with the on-screen pdf version.
by drcdb15
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Middlebridge Handbooks and Manuals
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Middlebridge Handbooks and Manuals

I don't know if this might be helpful to others, but when looking for inspiration in the MB parts list I seem to spend a lot of time trying to find the relevant diagram and parts lists. This is mainly because there are 190 pages but no index as to which section starts where. Ad hoc searching is conf...
by drcdb15
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Who says tractor engineering is agricultural
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Who says tractor engineering is agricultural

TrevorG wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Sorry, shouldn't have overdone the in-board bit. My real emphasis was that tractors had disc brakes mid 50s!
I can never quite get my head around the fact that Lamborghini make tractors, and have done since 1948. Now I'm not surprised *they* had disc brakes ! :lol:
by drcdb15
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Who says tractor engineering is agricultural
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Who says tractor engineering is agricultural

Roger Pennington wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:08 pm
... exposed internals ...
Isn't that an oxymoron ? :) :w
by drcdb15
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Who says tractor engineering is agricultural
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Who says tractor engineering is agricultural

Quite apart from practical issues such as line of sight for inspection and proximity to the outside for ease of access and maintenance, aren't there some theoretical reasons why in board brakes may not be such a good idea - such as if anything in the transmisson downstream of the brakes fails then t...
by drcdb15
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Replacement door speakers

It's been a while but at long last I have got around to looking at the rear speakers. First question was, where are they? In another post I asked whether MB had fitted 6 speakers rather than 4 as I found two grilles at the rear of the car but also had two by the rear seat armrests. Now knowing my sp...
by drcdb15
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff

None of the panels are structural, so plastic rivets would be fine (although I’ve never used them myself). Actually it's the one holding the rear wiper motor in place that I had particularly in mind when asking "are they strong enough". That panel isn't just decorative, and needs to stay rigidly in...
by drcdb15
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff

Can you use spire clips? Like these - https://www.spaldingfasteners.co.uk/u-clips-9/ I've used these before, and they're fine IF you have a handy edge to slip them over AND that edge is the right distance from the hole. On the plus side, you can get them in all stainless (also with just the captive...
by drcdb15
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 2172

Dumb question - Spare wheel support plates...And stuff

Has anyone got any thoughts about plastic rivets? (oooh doctor, it's me rivits...) I've been taking apart all the high tech hardboard panels in the back end of MB61, and found a plethora of screws holding inspection panels in place, with self tappers screwed into the GRP bodywork. When I say "screwe...
by drcdb15
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Rear lamps - OEM source?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Rear lamps - OEM source?

Most likely a previous owner has replaced a single unit after one has been damaged and has not selected quite the right version. Not quite right is an understatement! I took the lenses off today and what I found inside explains a lot... Before the MoT, SWMBO was watching the rear lights as I tested...
by drcdb15
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Rear lamps - OEM source?
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Rear lamps - OEM source?

This is the lamp as fitted to MB67. I can get the part number off the lens of MB14 if it helps? Thanks for the offer Will but please don't go to this trouble. I need to get both lenses off and see what's what underneath. It's good just to know that Hella was the OEM. Provided the screws line up and...

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