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by reliant-reviver
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: vulcan engineering cvh piston type
Replies: 7
Views: 255

vulcan engineering cvh piston type

Yes that's the one, I say grubby as I was remembering the ancillaries and original rocker cover. Which presuming they belong to the engine in question, then it probably says something. Looks to me to be a tarted up relatively unknown lump. Unless there's receipts or photographic evidence of the spec...
by reliant-reviver
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: vulcan engineering cvh piston type
Replies: 7
Views: 255

vulcan engineering cvh piston type

I would be looking at the existing head casting number to identify what that is, hemi or lean burn.

Is there anything particularly special about the engine?
Not that grubby lump that appeared on eBay last week is it?
by reliant-reviver
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Rebel 750
Replies: 61
Views: 2004

Rebel 750

When you're driving it just think "these had the 600cc engine to start with" and then you might enjoy how bloomin amazingly powerful the 850 seems by comparison.

Really is a nice engine to be fair. Just enjoy it. A modern lump would take away some of that charm.
by reliant-reviver
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Rebel 750
Replies: 61
Views: 2004

Rebel 750

100 bhp / 90ftlb torque is probably about the limit of what you would want to put through the stock axle, and then assuming you were not doing silly things with it.
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 77
Views: 7440

SE6a USM 99T

But yes. Wearing my sensible online advice hat CuNiFer is of course the better material to use in all automotive applications. I think there is also a discussion to be had about what the material content of pipe marketed as "copper" actually is, I have heard that the majority of what is available is...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 77
Views: 7440

SE6a USM 99T

A largely tongue in cheek comment, but knowing how some heating systems "hammer" away often with large unsupported spans they can hardly be considered static. Not vehicular vibration granted but nonetheless. Most garages will replace brake pipes and fuel lines with plain copper when tasked with the ...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Twin Weber DCNF carbs in the RWD layout. Does it ever work?
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Twin Weber DCNF carbs in the RWD layout. Does it ever work?

I have to admit to a largely unfounded dislike of bike carbs on cars. I think it is in part from seeing many poorly executed setups. But I accept that many have demonstrated it as a very effective and affordable method. The idea of 4 constantly variable "modern" Mikuni or Keihin carbs is quite appea...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 77
Views: 7440

SE6a USM 99T

I trust your house is plumbed in CuNiFer also Andy?

Adequately supported copper absolutely fine for fuel lines IMHO. Cheaper and much easier to form. I suspect the answer to why not people don't, is it's the difficulty of running metal lines neatly along the correct route.
by reliant-reviver
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Ss1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Ss1 for sale

No two cars deteriorate in the same way, but on SS1s with an early (non galv) chassis the sill sections always rust out first. It's a hollow section of thin steel prone to trapping moisture so they certainly love to rot. HOWEVER, this, if caught early enough, can be limited to the sill sections alon...
by reliant-reviver
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection

Fair enough that does sound more than dodgy!

4 IDs though? Presumably the vin plate and reg number match? What are the others, etched glass, engine block number?
by reliant-reviver
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection

In respect to a vehicle wearing the wrong "tags" the only real risk, as stated, is that it is actually a stolen vehicle wearing the identity of another to disguise this. The moment after you have bought it you could remove the incorrect VIN and reg plates and you simply have a car which shall need t...
by reliant-reviver
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Ss1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Ss1 for sale

Hopefully someone will see that's got to be worth seeing that through as a project. Ultra low mileage!
by reliant-reviver
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 1966 Coupe for sale in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 485

1966 Coupe for sale in the Netherlands

Think I'd rather have Josh's for around half that! :shock:
by reliant-reviver
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Best SE5a I have ever seen!
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Best SE5a I have ever seen!

OS sill line a bit distorted non?

Does generally look good though.
by reliant-reviver
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 264
Views: 41442

SE5A Project - Swindon

Well to be fair they aren't an issue... up until the point where they fail :roll:

If you haven't got a replacement gear already I can assist with supplying an alloy one whilst I still have stock.

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