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Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:23 am
by rkclodhopper
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.

Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 10:32 am
by philhoward
There was a "930" (actually 928cc) Sunbeam Talbot engine - a popular Imp upgrade?

Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 12:51 pm
by Alan SS1
i like the description of colour :wink:

Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:25 pm
by Roger Pennington
Reliant Rebel restoration has had quite a few modifications.
Fitted with Sunbeam Coventry Climax engine and sunbeam box .........
...............
Registered as Historic Vehicle on logbook, so no MOT or TAX required.
Errrrrm???????? :w

Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:53 pm
by Alan SS1
Roger Pennington wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Reliant Rebel restoration has had quite a few modifications.
Fitted with Sunbeam Coventry Climax engine and sunbeam box .........
...............
Registered as Historic Vehicle on logbook, so no MOT or TAX required.

Errrrrm???????? :w
maybe a 'period mod' as 'original engine / drive train NLA, but as you suggest :w ?? ? ? ?

Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:58 pm
by philhoward
The 930 engine is from the late 70’s - possibly 80’s but not sure I’d say “period...