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by reliant-reviver
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: vulcan engineering cvh piston type
Replies: 9
Views: 426

vulcan engineering cvh piston type

Think this may be a very worthwhile gamble. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-1600-Cvh-Engine-fuesta-xr2-eacort/193207245165?hash=item2cfc0c996d:g:bjIAAOSweS5dzBey Consider the ford motorsport alloy rocker covers go for upwards of £150 alone now! That head would probably look perfect after a quick tri...
by reliant-reviver
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 1600 (wanted)
Replies: 11
Views: 247

SS1 1600 (wanted)

Near enough to summon you wasn't it ? :lol:

Engine and box easy enough, maybe even opt for the slick 4spd which are plentiful and cheap.
by reliant-reviver
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 1600 (wanted)
Replies: 11
Views: 247

SS1 1600 (wanted)

Oily rag was offering one in the for sale section for the very reasonable price of "sensible donation"

Sounds like the ideal candidate to be.
by reliant-reviver
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: American Racing Vector Alloys 14x7J - SOLD.
Replies: 27
Views: 843

American Racing Vector Alloys 14x7J - SOLD.

In current condition, £150 would be my best guess.

Not that that helps anyone. I'm surprised by the miserly offers above by certain folk. You tight wads! :roll:
by reliant-reviver
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Old Reliant chassis/reg records
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Old Reliant chassis/reg records

Chassis number will (should) be stamped on the end of the front chassis upright by the wiper motor. Will likely be faint and need the area cleaning up to try and find it.
by reliant-reviver
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: vulcan engineering cvh piston type
Replies: 9
Views: 426

vulcan engineering cvh piston type

Yes that's the one, I say grubby as I was remembering the ancillaries and original rocker cover. Which presuming they belong to the engine in question, then it probably says something. Looks to me to be a tarted up relatively unknown lump. Unless there's receipts or photographic evidence of the spec...
by reliant-reviver
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: vulcan engineering cvh piston type
Replies: 9
Views: 426

vulcan engineering cvh piston type

I would be looking at the existing head casting number to identify what that is, hemi or lean burn.

Is there anything particularly special about the engine?
Not that grubby lump that appeared on eBay last week is it?
by reliant-reviver
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Rebel 750
Replies: 61
Views: 2111

Rebel 750

When you're driving it just think "these had the 600cc engine to start with" and then you might enjoy how bloomin amazingly powerful the 850 seems by comparison.

Really is a nice engine to be fair. Just enjoy it. A modern lump would take away some of that charm.
by reliant-reviver
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Rebel 750
Replies: 61
Views: 2111

Rebel 750

100 bhp / 90ftlb torque is probably about the limit of what you would want to put through the stock axle, and then assuming you were not doing silly things with it.
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 77
Views: 7679

SE6a USM 99T

But yes. Wearing my sensible online advice hat CuNiFer is of course the better material to use in all automotive applications. I think there is also a discussion to be had about what the material content of pipe marketed as "copper" actually is, I have heard that the majority of what is available is...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 77
Views: 7679

SE6a USM 99T

A largely tongue in cheek comment, but knowing how some heating systems "hammer" away often with large unsupported spans they can hardly be considered static. Not vehicular vibration granted but nonetheless. Most garages will replace brake pipes and fuel lines with plain copper when tasked with the ...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Twin Weber DCNF carbs in the RWD layout. Does it ever work?
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Twin Weber DCNF carbs in the RWD layout. Does it ever work?

I have to admit to a largely unfounded dislike of bike carbs on cars. I think it is in part from seeing many poorly executed setups. But I accept that many have demonstrated it as a very effective and affordable method. The idea of 4 constantly variable "modern" Mikuni or Keihin carbs is quite appea...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 77
Views: 7679

SE6a USM 99T

I trust your house is plumbed in CuNiFer also Andy?

Adequately supported copper absolutely fine for fuel lines IMHO. Cheaper and much easier to form. I suspect the answer to why not people don't, is it's the difficulty of running metal lines neatly along the correct route.
by reliant-reviver
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Ss1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Ss1 for sale

No two cars deteriorate in the same way, but on SS1s with an early (non galv) chassis the sill sections always rust out first. It's a hollow section of thin steel prone to trapping moisture so they certainly love to rot. HOWEVER, this, if caught early enough, can be limited to the sill sections alon...
by reliant-reviver
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection
Replies: 25
Views: 1729

2 Scimitars in large auction of barn find collection

Fair enough that does sound more than dodgy!

4 IDs though? Presumably the vin plate and reg number match? What are the others, etched glass, engine block number?

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