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by rkclodhopper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood 5 October 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1285

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 ...
by rkclodhopper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood 5 October 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1285

Goodwood 5 October 2019

Thank you for the stunning pictures Roger, I like the 'Postcard from Goodwood' image which only emphasises the whole atmosphere of the circuit and surrounding hills and scenery. This was our second sprint at Goodwood this year, the first one ended in a cloud of steam and a puddle under the car when ...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: blue 5 series Southsea
Replies: 14
Views: 2236

SE5a IN 1983 SOUTHSEA FILM

Sorry if this has been posted before and sorry if its in the wrong section but this film on youtube taken in Southsea in 1983 starts and ends with a parked SE5a visible in front of the camera car, registration looks like VUL450M or VUL459M is it on the club register? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by rkclodhopper
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Finally!
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Finally!

I saw, and heard you depart Curborough on Sunday, sounded and looked lovely.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vinyl paint/dye
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Vinyl paint/dye

I turned some tan vinyl door cards black using Halfords vinyl paint, did it years ago and it still looks good but as Trevor says, in your case the paint you use has to be compatible with the paint someone previously applied. Acrylic paint gives a nice sheen and uses a water based carrier so less lik...
by rkclodhopper
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Way too low
Replies: 31
Views: 1688

Way too low

Ken Just been to the garage to measure my 5a, this is with the car on its wheels. Top mount bolt centre to top face of spring 55mm. Top face of spring to bottom face of spring 230mm. Bottom face of spring to lower mount bolt centre 70mm. Total coil-over unit top bolt centre to lower bolt centre 355m...
by rkclodhopper
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Way too low
Replies: 31
Views: 1688

Way too low

The ride height can be influenced by several factors but the first I would check is to make sure the springs are standard, the wrong ones or some that have been shortened by a previous owner would make it sit low and they are not expensive to buy. The dampers could potentially be the wrong ones, but...
by rkclodhopper
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 479
Views: 39718

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

He didn't remove the head just the tail of the slightly overlong bolts. Go for it Mikey your near the end now.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 857

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

Very well done.

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Rebel 1600 crossflow on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Rebel 1600 crossflow on Ebay

An interesting project for someone brave!

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant/223606429392 ... SwFpNdQW92

Richard
by rkclodhopper
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Loton Park 3/4 August 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4588

Loton Park 3/4 August 2019

Nick and I also booked into the Harmer Hill Premier Inn, Friday, Sat nights. What do others do with the car and trailer, can they be left at Loton from Friday evening ready for Saturday and also overnight Saturday ready for Sunday. If not is it ok taking the trailer to Harmer Hill. Richard
by rkclodhopper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans
Replies: 199
Views: 22098

The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans

Bit of a long shot but it could be an earth problem, connecting the fan has provided an alternative route to earth.
by rkclodhopper
Wed May 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A new cooling discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3135

A new cooling discussion

Adding louvres may not be helping in the way people think, a high pressure area exists in front of the windscreen (the heater intake is placed there to make use of it) so a bonnet louvre fitted too far back may be in that same zone and letting air into the engine bay, it will be helping under bonnet...
by rkclodhopper
Tue May 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE

www.gumtree.com/p/reliant/reliant-rebel/1341501163
Location Newark, Nottinghamshire
Was this engine fit something Reliant experimented with?
Says it is registered as being 929cc which is a capacity I can find no record of Coventry Climax making.
by rkclodhopper
Fri May 24, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fume ingress
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Fume ingress

You need one of these detectors www.flightstore.co.uk/pilot-supplies-c1/carbon-monoxide-co-tester-p868/s1046?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0e2E3MGz4gIVqrDtCh3cWw6GEAQYAyABEgL1cPD_BwE One of the features of the 5/5a that I like is that you can run at whatever speed you like with the windows wide open without get...

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