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by chrisgallacher
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 268
Views: 40922

GavinR's Se5a Project

Love these write-up Gavin! Well done to you and Carrie and keep waving the Scimitar flag :)
by chrisgallacher
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 13
Views: 430

My Reliant two-wheeler

That looks lovely - far too nice to fit to a car :)

These are the new repairs on either axle tube. Currently cleaning up the axle ready for paint & re-fit:
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by chrisgallacher
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 13
Views: 430

My Reliant two-wheeler

I wondered that too Philip. I don't know of the early history of my axle as it's not the original one from the car and was - I think - fitted in the late 90s when the twin trailing arm conversion was done. So it could well have been used in a leading/trailing set-up early in its life, but I've no re...
by chrisgallacher
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 13
Views: 430

My Reliant two-wheeler

I'd forgotten you'd posted that info Mark, thanks. I assume that's a 7HA like mine? I'll pop up some photos of Danny's repairs shortly, but fortunately my axle wasn't as bad as your examples - the plug welds themselves had started to fracture but there weren't any cracks in the casing of the diff it...
by chrisgallacher
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 13
Views: 430

My Reliant two-wheeler

Thanks Tony, and Philip. I actually picked the axle up from Iain today and also I managed to get the two lower trailing arms off the car ok without too much swearing ready for new bushes (more of that below), so it's all fitting up from here on. Piece of cake.
by chrisgallacher
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 13
Views: 430

My Reliant two-wheeler

In theory getting the axle out is straightforward. Drain oil, remove the spring/dampers, unbolt the four big bolts securing the trailing arms to the axle, the Watts linkage arms, propshaft, handbrake mechanism and brake hydraulics and drop the axle away. That’s all very well, so long as you can get ...
by chrisgallacher
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 13
Views: 430

My Reliant two-wheeler

20190818_105114.jpg In the piece about our recent East Anglian Classic Rally I said that the Sabre Six never missed a beat. That was true, but I was puzzled by the handbrake action which had become quite tight towards the end of the rally. Instead of the handbrake lever pulling up three clicks or s...
by chrisgallacher
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 507

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

Well done Chris and Brendan, good write up and I'm glad to see the organisers managed to secure some other Test venues for this year's event :) I recall you said you felt the tests on last year's event weren't the best Gavin. This time round I think we both felt that they were good - not car breake...
by chrisgallacher
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 507

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

heathsabre wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:45 pm
What a wonderfully versatile car your Sabre is - tough, gritty competition car one month, luxury tourer a couple of months later.
I thought for a moment you said "luxury tourer" there Tony.

Funny, that's exactly what I told Caroline.
by chrisgallacher
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Photo's upside-down
Replies: 33
Views: 4168

Photo's upside-down

I have a feeling it's linked to the originating device, and how that tags photos that have been rotated and then saved on that device. Especially smartphones/iPads etc which inherently have to cope with images being rotated all the time. I'm sure I posted something a while back from my iPad mini wit...
by chrisgallacher
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 507

HRCR East Anglian Classic Rally, June 2019

After not doing any competitive rallies in 2018 it was time to bolt the sump and bell-housing shields onto the Sabre Six once again. I did several HRCR Clubmans’ rallies back in 2017, so we entered another of this year’s HRCR events, the East Anglian Classic at the end of June based in Bury St Edmun...
by chrisgallacher
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Clutch master cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Clutch master cylinder

You treat your Sabre Six to Olivio and essential oils? :shock:

Maybe that's where I'm going wrong.
by chrisgallacher
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: SE5a spotted on A303 W, Weds 10th July
Replies: 2
Views: 227

SE5a spotted on A303 W, Weds 10th July

Aha, I clocked what appeared to be a single exhaust when I uploaded the pic.
by chrisgallacher
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: SE5a spotted on A303 W, Weds 10th July
Replies: 2
Views: 227

SE5a spotted on A303 W, Weds 10th July

First time I've had a chance encounter with a Scimitar in a long while. Heading westbound near Sparkford on the A303 on Weds 10th July about lunchtime. Dark blue SE5a with patina overtook us making rapid progress and sounding lovely. I was driving my wife's Honda Jazz so no point waving like a nutte...
by chrisgallacher
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Felicity Crouch
Replies: 35
Views: 2751

Felicity Crouch

So sorry to hear this news. Brian, my thoughts are with you and family at this most difficult of times.

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