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by james couper
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Ss1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Ss1 for sale

How easy is it to repair these chassis, looking at the photo's i don't think there be much left.
by james couper
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Main headlight switches
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Main headlight switches

Access is much easier if you remove the centre gearbox console, the switch console can be moved forward for access to the back of the switches which have two locking tabs which hold the switches in place and to the switch wiring sockets. I find it easier if you push the switch out at the top from th...
by james couper
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Main headlight switches
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Main headlight switches

Clocks changed, went for a afternoon run, side lights / main headlights on for good part of the afternoon run, tried to switch main lights off, switch had over heated and melted one of the little fingers that operate within the switch. Has anyone rebuilt the little fingers with the spring attached. ...
by james couper
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Historic class issues

I had a nice conversation with the chap from the Post Office, getting 25.00 from them for my lost V5, he could not understand what is problem with this Post Office. He said all you have to do is take your V5 to a Post Office, they can scan the bar code or enter the details manually, once the details...
by james couper
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Historic class issues

My car was reg in 1978 car therefore well over the 40 year, my problem is that the Post Office would not send it and said that the information given in the DVLA web site in that my V5 and other doc's should be taken to a Post Office that deal with vehicle tax and they would post my V5 to DVLA was in...
by james couper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Historic class issues

Car was 40 year in January, i.e. 40 years before April new tax year, DVLA said it would qualify, the problem is with the Post Office, tried two different Post Offices, who were not interested in even trying they simply said its not something that they can do. ?? So do i post them, which is not what ...
by james couper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Historic class issues

Car is now over 40 years, received tax reminder, phoned DVLA to find out how to get it class as Historic, informed to write Historic in section 7 of V5 sign / date it take it to Post Office, who will deal with it. Of to Post Office just to be told we cant change it. I said you can post it to DVLA ca...
by james couper
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Car Reg Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Car Reg Transfer

I am right in thinking that if a car that is 40 + year old and has been class as Historic on the cars V5 then the cars reg number can not be transferred on to another car. However if a 40 + year old, but has not been classed as Historic i.e. someone is still paying road tax can then the number can b...
by james couper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Looking for advice

I am going to recharge the battery, or purchase new, is there anything special that i should do to ensure that the engine has oil around it, before starting apart from running it with spark plugs out. Not familiar with this type of engine. It will be a week or so before i can send any photos as i wi...
by james couper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Looking for advice

Hi, Terry Sorry for not getting back sooner, the chap has got a MGYB, 1953 it looks in condition 2, there is some rust on one or two very small places around about one inch in size at the edges of two panels, should be easily to fix. The wood at the top of the doors needs re-dyeing and varnishing, i...
by james couper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Looking for advice

That was my thinking that they are probably a sound investment, but not really car to take out for a weekly run, which is probably why the chap has never put them on the road, but likes to spend time working / restoring them to a good condition.
by james couper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Looking for advice

Just had a phone call from a friend, who has been speaking to a chap who is having to sell his MGPA and MGYB due to poor health i was asked if i was interested, don't know mush about these models does anyone know what to look out for hope to go and see them tomorrow , both cars have not been on the ...
by james couper
Sun May 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Under Bonnet covering
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Under Bonnet covering

Looking for 'Black' flame proof (if possible) under bonnet covering for a SE6A, does any one have any suggestions, happy to purchase sheets and cut to shape.
by james couper
Sat May 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tappet adjustment query
Replies: 51
Views: 6063

Tappet adjustment query

The figures i quoted are from a original Reliant manual that came with my SE6A the plug gap of 0.75 mm is quoted in the later supplement that came from Reliant. I have played around with different settings from different manuals some from Ford and i have always revert back to the Reliant figures as ...
by james couper
Fri May 03, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tappet adjustment query
Replies: 51
Views: 6063

Tappet adjustment query

To get the engine to run more smoothly / quieter, you need to set the SE6A plug cap 0.75 mm, points to 0.64 mm, reduce the idle speed to 800 rpm, then check the timing is still OK, setting everything up correctly can make a big difference, valve clearance for SE6A is Exhaust 0.50 mm (hot) Inlet 0.35...

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