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SE6 Carb Part required

Post by bambam40 » Sat May 17, 2014 12:59 pm

Hi All,

Whilst changing the rocker cover gaskets on my SE6 I noticed the breather pipe from top of rocker cover to bottom of carb had split. as usual with this car as you sort one problem you discover/cause another!
Removing the pipe I managed to snap the plastic "nose" under the carb,

So there I am, started with a 20 minute job and ended up removing the carb so I could get at the problem. The broken part is a plastic "spacer" around 1 cm thick with a metal "W" screwed to it which sits down in the manifold. the plastic appears to be the type you cant glue as I have tried epoxy and it is not strong enough to take a pipe being pushed on it. So I need to buy a new spacer.

Any ideas where I can find one?? Of course if anyone has one lurking at the back of their garage and wish to sell I would be extremely grateful.

Martin


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Re: SE6 Carb Part required

Post by peter freeman » Sat May 17, 2014 2:58 pm

Gold dust - you can drill and tap it and screw in a pipe if all else fails. Not as easy to do as it sounds perhaps as the plastic is fragile.



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Re: SE6 Carb Part required

Post by scimitarpete » Sat May 17, 2014 2:59 pm

The spacer with the w shaped attachment is known as the carburettor to manifold spacer, part number 210719, and the hose as a hose, part number 209887! They sometimes appear on ebay. Look under the title 'Reliant Scimitar'. If you get absolutely desperate, I can send you one from here in Germany but I suspect the postage, while being considerably less than that from UK to Germany, would be a lot.


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Re: SE6 Carb Part required

Post by Poppy » Sat May 17, 2014 6:18 pm

Are you sure that the pipe connects from the rocker cover?. I have the one from the 6A I used own in front of me and the only pipe is the one that connects to the vacuum advance/retard on the distributor. This pipe is broken off and the hole filled with 'Araldite' as I was using a high performance electronic distributor that didn't use a vacuum advance/retard. Personally I would connect the vent pipe from the rocker cover to an oil catch tank. If you ever remove the heads you will see the oily mess on your polished & flowed inlet valves!
If it is the vacuum take off I would tap the hole and thread a piece of copper pipe and screw it in with some sealant.
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Re: SE6 Carb Part required

Post by scimjim » Sat May 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Tony, the Essex has a vent system that has a pipe (with one way valve valve) between the RH rocker cover and the inlet (via the carb spacer that sits below the carb)


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Re: SE6 Carb Part required

Post by Poppy » Sat May 17, 2014 8:07 pm

Yes, sorry I got confused, (it's my age), you are correct, but it is a few years since I had the 6A. If any body wants the spacer I have with the vent pipe blocked off they can have it for the cost of the postage.
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Re: SE6 Carb Part required

Post by bambam40 » Sat May 17, 2014 8:43 pm

Thanks for the replies.

Having searched the web it would seem that this part is about as plentiful as hen's teeth. I have fashioned a repair along the lines of the suggestions using a piece of brake pipe and my virgin tap & die set. Sealed in with epoxy and put the top of the engine back together.
Long test drive later all seems well.

6 hrs to change the rocker cover gaskets seems a bit excessive though!! :D

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Post by bambam40 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:37 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sat May 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Tony, the Essex has a vent system that has a pipe (with one way valve valve) between the RH rocker cover and the inlet (via the carb spacer that sits below the carb)
What does this actually do? It has come away again and I will need to re fit it.



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SE6 Carb Part required

Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:41 pm

There’s remanufactured spacers now available from Burtons etc - not cheap though. The PCV (valve) in the rocker cover opens to allow air out and into the inlet manifold.


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SE6 Carb Part required

Post by gtcse8 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:45 pm

Martin I have a spare breather spacer in very good condition.
Where are you?.

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SE6 Carb Part required

Post by bambam40 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:50 pm

I'm in South Hertfordshire.


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