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Post by willholderogri » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:23 am

Old and Slow wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:04 pm
Thanks, that sounds OK; the Missus has lots of bicarb in the cupboard - will work twice as good!! :?
I find it's alright as long as she does not catch me or ask where it's gone


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Post by manny » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:35 am

Old and Slow wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:03 pm
Yes, please tell us about the acid, and how you used it (immersing parts? / brush it on?)
Looks like good stuff, waste disposal might be an issue?
Good day
Just to add..I use white vinegar which gives similar results..with the added bonus it can be fed to the plants in the garden..
Ta

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Post by Steve_S » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:25 pm

So iv got the repaired parts fitted bolted ATM in the summer ill strip out the carpets and weld them but they have got to be 100% better than before.
The return end of the seat belt was trapped behind the inertia reel is this correct ? or should it be where iv put it in the picture ?
Also the rear seat wont fit correctly the reel covers are holding the seat off, I made the spacer but not having a pattern i guessed so it could be Iv made them to tall anybody got some dimensions ? and are they bolted through the carpets if that the correct positon
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Post by Steve_S » Wed May 13, 2020 8:00 pm

Guys are the seat belt bottom strap in the right place or should it be behind the reel ?



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Post by Steve_S » Wed May 13, 2020 8:31 pm

So have had a couple of days in the workshop on the car I have acquire some electric wing mirrors that turned it to a task there on now just need to finish the wiring when I get an appropriate switch.
Another job popped up I noticed the paint on the servo bubbling turns out to be the brake master cylinder leaking ordered a new repair kit and removed the servo to refresh the paint took the opportunity to remove the pedal box to re position the pedals as I felt they were all to close together and off set to the right so re adjusted the clutch and brake over to the left by the width of the pedal [black oblongs original position ] and repaint all the bits.
The clutch pedal lever master cylinder clevis hole had worn quite bad so welded it up and re drilled it.

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Post by gtcse8 » Thu May 14, 2020 8:44 am

Steve_S wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Guys are the seat belt bottom strap in the right place or should it be behind the reel ?
On SE6 it would be In Front of the reel,
In the picture of the welded up roll bars the hole for the reel is visible but filled with resin.
The inertia reel was bolted through the floor into a captive nut in the chassis, not onto the rollbar loops.
If you peel back the carpet forward of the reel there is sometimes a hole through to the chassis for the seat belt to be bolted in the vertical just in side the footwell.
Not always present, but most chassis have the captive nut there.


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Post by weaver » Thu May 14, 2020 9:33 am

Steve, can I ask when you separated the m/c from the servo, the rubber seal that sits in the servo recess, was it held in with a retaining ring or was it just pushed in. Cheers Dave.



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Post by Steve_S » Thu May 14, 2020 1:32 pm

weaver wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:33 am
Steve, can I ask when you separated the m/c from the servo, the rubber seal that sits in the servo recess, was it held in with a retaining ring or was it just pushed in. Cheers Dave.
It was just a tight fit



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Post by Steve_S » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:03 pm

I took the fuel tank out to give it a clean and paint and have removed this plate anybody know what it for ? I cut it off glad I did as there was a fair bit of rust under it which would have created a leak.
Looks like its been repaired before where the straps go
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Post by rkclodhopper » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:57 pm

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.

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Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:45 pm

Yep, it’s a rust trap on all later tanks. I think we decided it was probably for acoustic damping?


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Post by philhoward » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:53 pm

I did wonder if it was for “anti-drumming”?


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Post by Steve_S » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:20 pm

While the tank is out I removed the watts linkage for a clean up.
Question should the center pivot bush be tight fit on the pin to the point it wont move at all ?
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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:35 pm

scimjim wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:45 pm
I think we decided it was probably for acoustic damping?
Reliant being bothered or even hearing about acoustics would be a very rare thing :lol:
I have seen a few with scrapes that have obviously come from the Watts link centre boss, so IMHA its to protect the tank from being damaged by impact from the axle, possibly a Reliant or MOT addition ??
Steve_S wrote:
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should the center pivot bush be tight fit on the pin to the point it wont move at all ?
Yes, but its probably seized on the centre boss, not a new occurrence, it`s centre steel tube is clamped solid when it`s all bolted up.


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Post by scimjim » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:48 pm

The plate was introduced at #1692 (manual)/1415 (auto) along with the return pipe.


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