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by drcdb15
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Head scratcher.
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Head scratcher.

Why would you want to fit a after market air filter - they are cheaper than a original so why would you think they would be better.I would love a "proper" filter if I could find one that fits my carb and does not foul the bonnet - as it is I have to use a K&N which causes me problems when it is hot...
by drcdb15
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: How to value a project ??
Replies: 5
Views: 172

How to value a project ??

There are several 'standard' ways to put a monetary value on a project car, but what the seller and buyer agree on depends on their respective perspectives and objectives. For example, if the project is, to the seller, becoming a millstone that is preventing him doing something else (his "opportunit...
by drcdb15
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Replacement door speakers

May I please thank everyone on here who has contributed to this thread and not only answered my original query but also (as always!) educated me and amused me along the way. I have now ordered a pair of replacement JBL speakers, and learned that I also need to look at the rear speakers in due course...
by drcdb15
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Replacement door speakers

I replaced my 6A speakers in the front doors - info here: http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=35536&p=410676&hilit=speakers+halfords#p410676 Yes, I've read that thread. Thanks. On reflection, thinking about the sound quality etc, it occurs to me ... I thought the whole point of ...
by drcdb15
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Replacement door speakers

I've recently replaced the door and rear speakers on MB60 for the same reason i.e. disintegration of the paper cones. I can confirm that they were mounted directly to the door card (or rear trim cover panel in the case of the rears) via self tapping screws and spire nuts. The speaker covers were se...
by drcdb15
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6a Electric Windows
Replies: 36
Views: 2056

SE6a Electric Windows

The drivers side window on GTC 404 has stopped working - fortunately in the raised position. Tried to take out both switches to swop them over to see if it’s just the switch but the switches only come out around 20mm. Is this the free wire length holding the switches back in place or some switch bo...
by drcdb15
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Replacement door speakers

I am not convinced that the original speakers would have been mounted to the door cards like that. If they were, it is the first car I have ever seen like it. Those spire nuts are certainly not the work of a company like Middlebridge. Well I've dug out a pair of door cards I bought new from GW some...
by drcdb15
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Replacing electric windows glass
Replies: 23
Views: 1952

Replacing electric windows glass

simmit. I had to drill mine out, and you will find that the "locking plate" that these cross head screw went into will drop down inside the door. My frame was rusted/corroded out in many places. The front of the frame worst. On removing the other nuts/screws, I removed the frame completely. Then cu...
by drcdb15
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Spare hoses for MB breakdowns - or Silweld ?
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Spare hoses for MB breakdowns - or Silweld ?

So, if I understand it correctly, QRG had them remanufactured - so the template is there, you just need Nigel to place an order? QRG told me today they have them in stock, and as I mentioned above, it is presumed these are from their original re-manufactured batch - Nigel himself wasn't in today, a...
by drcdb15
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Replacement door speakers

Mine were fitted to the door itself rather than door casing as yours appear to me, better speaker location, I had 5" Alpines in as well, suited the car, also put some 6.5" Infinity Kappa's in the rear up where the normal 4x6 fitted though weren't on mine, drilled a hole pattern in cover casing and ...
by drcdb15
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car insurance advice
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Car insurance advice

Seems to me better to post this here rather than start a new thread, and this is rather separate from the general club advice... I don't know if anyone else on here has picked up on an item on Money Saving Expert recently, but in case you missed it, the gist is, YOU GET THE BEST QUOTE 21 DAYS AHEAD ...
by drcdb15
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Spare hoses for MB breakdowns - or Silweld ?
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Spare hoses for MB breakdowns - or Silweld ?

Yes, been there, got the tee shirt etc :lol: A couple of years ago, as Will alluded to, Nigel at QRG got a remanufactured batch in silicone because this hose was unobtainable, and it seems it still is! I’d imagine they’d show up in a FoMoCo part number search? Oh yes, they show up in parts lists. Wh...
by drcdb15
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Spare hoses for MB breakdowns - or Silweld ?
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Spare hoses for MB breakdowns - or Silweld ?

Hose number 2 on this diagram, the bypass hose QRG had a number made in Silicone. Don't know whether they have any left but they were advertised on Mick's site. Here Thanks for that Will, and apologies for not replying sooner, but I've had trouble identifying which hose this is on my car. Is it thi...
by drcdb15
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Replacement door speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Replacement door speakers

Any recommendations? The paper around the edge of the cones has all but disappeared on mine! 073.JPG Also the grille - the little spigots that are secured by star washers are badly corroded - are replacements available ? And are the MB speakers the same as on the 6A or B etc? Ideally I'd like to kee...
by drcdb15
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New Scimitar Book Published today!
Replies: 6
Views: 406

New Scimitar Book Published today!

Elvis Payne's latest tome is released today. "The Reliant Scimitar", £15.95 in hardback from Amazon. I'm not promoting this, you understand, just alerting folks to something that might be of interest. I have no idea if it's any good, though I did find his earlier history of Reliant Motor Co very rea...

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