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by rkclodhopper
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a valve length wrt mild road cam & unleaded seat inserts
Replies: 20
Views: 943

SE5a valve length wrt mild road cam & unleaded seat inserts

Jim I have no experience of this myself but from looking at the engine workshop manual it appears the cam doesn't have end float shims, the manual shows a plate retained by two countersunk screws as you can see in your picture, this item retains the cam. The words in the book state 'A spacer ring is...
by rkclodhopper
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar values in 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1207

Scimitar values in 2020

We have moved on, a whole bunch of younger people are now getting interested in owning classic cars from the time before they were born, and the choice is not huge. Cars from the 50's 60's and 70's are mechanically/technically simple but rusty unitary construction is difficult to repair properly whe...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 94
Views: 13842

And so it begins

I seem to remember seeing that doubler plate on a fuel tank before, I thought it was there to add extra strength to that area in case the tank got pushed forward in an accident, hitting the watt's linkage and diff.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Classic & Sports Car Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Classic & Sports Car Review

Classic and Sports Car online magazine have carried a further Scimitar article featuring Phil Otley's race prepared SE5, the mag posted it back in March so people might have already seen it but if you didn't it is worth a read, and pretty accurate. Is it just me or is our breed of car getting a bit ...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 1974 5a on Ebay VGN87M
Replies: 18
Views: 1566

SE5A on eBay

The listing should have a health warning, anyone with neck trouble might want to avoid it. The car itself looks very original with a repaint that looks more recent than 27 years ago, I wonder what its like underneath. Just a thought were 5a's painted body colour in the engine bay originally, mine wa...
by rkclodhopper
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Weber 40 DFA
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Weber 40 DFA

Miles The Haynes Weber manual says for the 40DFA to turn both idling mixture screw in until they are in light contact with their seats then back off both one turn. Run the engine until its hot before setting the idling speed you would normally use, then turn the mixture screws in or out by equal amo...
by rkclodhopper
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS
Replies: 498
Views: 68878

pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS

An addition to the list Is the Dome Zero a Japanese late 1970's project with huge pop up's that must have ruined the aero, they also entered Le Mans.

https://www.kudosprime.com/gt6/car_sheet.php?id=342
https://www.carthrottle.com/post/rzokmkm/

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Sabre Echoes Model
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Sabre Echo Model

Geraint
I found this online http://www.1-43.net/category/echoes/
Looks like they were Resin models and the list includes all the Reliant 4 wheel types.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a carb and tuning help / guidance please
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

SE5a carb and tuning help / guidance please

Accelerator jet size 0.70 is too big for normal road use. 0.45 or 0.50 is plenty big enough. 0.55 as shown for later cars is OK. Any bigger and the extra fuel just goes into exhaust as unburnt fuel. If you have a flat spot on acceleration try increasing idle jet sizes to 0.47 or 0.48 Terry I dont t...
by rkclodhopper
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a carb and tuning help / guidance please
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

SE5a carb and tuning help / guidance please

Larry My 5a always seemed to run rich, only ever needed a small amount of choke when cold but it did sometimes bog down a bit when picking up from low revs, it has never ever fouled its plugs. Recently I checked what main jets were fitted I found it had 1.55's and the Reliant workshop manual says th...
by rkclodhopper
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G97 - zetec inside
Replies: 409
Views: 67643

G97 - zetec inside

That's how the SS1 was clothed in the first place, someone threw a dust sheet over the rolling chassis to await Michelotti,s input and Reliant thought it was finished.
by rkclodhopper
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex block: get it decked?
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Essex block: get it decked?

As the rim of the bore where the compression sealing takes place appears to be undamaged and assuming the block is flat it would probably be fine to just fill the area where the corrosion pitting is with plastic metal, this would ensure the card part of the gasket was clamped properly. Richard
by rkclodhopper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Finally got my 5a out for a run
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Finally got my 5a out for a run

Tim, assuming your carb is original fit which should be a Weber 38dgas, the mixture screws only influence the idle mixture, screw them both in fully then wind them out three turns, then wind them out or in a bit more at a time until it idles best, do both screws Together, these carbs have fixed main...
by rkclodhopper
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection
Replies: 25
Views: 3227

2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection

There’s at least one turbo on it.. Yes it does look very much like it has turbos fitted, the pink hoses that runs across the front of the engine and the one that crosses the oil filter appear to be the cold air feeds to the turbo or the turbo output lines but I cannot work out how it is plumbed. Th...
by rkclodhopper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood 5 October 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 5148

Goodwood 5 October 2019

Thanks Phil, although to be fair the water loss problem seems to only occur under the rather extreme conditions found at Goodwood. Done some reading now and its obvious really, the electric pump runs at a constant rpm whereas the engine driven one, with the engine at idle following a blast, is only ...

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