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by Moschops
Sun May 11, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

philhoward wrote: That's not to say I didn't do something else and now can't remember what :oops:
What's this glowing thing with the radioactivity warning stickers for? :)
by Moschops
Sun May 11, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

I went out and measured it as best I could with a ruler; the end of the rubber hose in the engine bay has a 6mm inner diameter, 11mm total diameter. Assuming the other end of the hose is the same (it would be one remarkable hose if it weren't!), 6mm inner is what I want. Whether or not those are the...
by Moschops
Sun May 11, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

There we go. A couple of metres ordered. Hopefully the right inner diameter for going over the nylon line.

Edit; that's odd. Usually get an eMail confirming payment. Did the order go through?
by Moschops
Sun May 11, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

Sold! I'll put in for a couple of metres. Any chance of a club discount? :p
by Moschops
Sun May 11, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

Rather than just use whatever fuel line is in my bits box, I think I'll buy some new from a reliable source. The one in there at the moment looks like it has dimensions 6mm inner diameter, 11mm outer diameter. I know this question has been answered many times, but retailers change their suppliers an...
by Moschops
Sat May 10, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

When I do the next fuel line replacement in-situ, I'll replace the lot - much easier than replacing bits IMO. Some kind of accessible replacement would be nice; perhaps a pipe running alongside, rather than inside. Might need some kind of protection, or maybe it could just be solid steel or other s...
by Moschops
Sat May 10, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

Ah, now that is a helpful picture, I think. I have no intention at the moment of doing anything with the lines at the tank end, which presumably means I won't be able to pull the thin nylon lines as far forwards as you have in that picture; from what I read, it should nonetheless still be possible t...
by Moschops
Sat May 10, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

Typical. Got out there and jacked it up, and just as I'm lying under it with one hand having found the join where the relatively wide hose becomes a very narrow (nylon?) line, the heavens open again. Sixty seconds after I've slowly unjacked it (note to self - now that I've got the jack inside, give ...
by Moschops
Sat May 10, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

Excellent. As I type it's heaving down with rain, but now that I've got the right lines, I should be able to get moving on it. As a rule of thumb, I hate having the car in an undrivable state; bits removed for repair and things held on with blu-tack are fine as long as it still goes, but I know what...
by Moschops
Sat May 10, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Best way to seal a hose that goes nowhere?

I've got pictures. And a camera covered in grease. And clothes that I'm leaving by the front door (heavy rains overnight plus oil and fuel under the car where the leaking petrol hosed it all down). Here's a shot from passenger side, looking towards driver side. I've marked where I'm guessing the tri...
by Moschops
Fri May 09, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Best way to seal a hose that goes nowhere?

Thanks for the directions. I'll get back out under it in daylight and take another look. Finding something right on the centreline, between the mirrors, should be easy enough
by Moschops
Fri May 09, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2787

Re: Best way to seal a hose that goes nowhere?

Remove the trapezium shaped plate under the gearbox ( about 8 - 10 small bolts ). Right, I'll give this a go tomorrow. You make it sound relatively easy, so with any luck once I identify the right plate and convince the bolts to come off, it should be relatively straight-forward; plate off, disconn...
by Moschops
Tue May 06, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Side door, the taking apart thereof
Replies: 35
Views: 1652

Re: Side door, the taking apart thereof

With reference to the pictures above, can you point out for me where the electric window motor sits? I haven't gone any further than taking off the card yet. Most of the door doesn't actually look to be in that bad shape. The card is tatty and the linings where the glass emerges at the top need redo...
by Moschops
Mon May 05, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Side door, the taking apart thereof
Replies: 35
Views: 1652

Re: Side door, the taking apart thereof

Mine looks close to a couple of them, but with fewer holes for attaching screws. If I was generous, I'd say that Reliant was adopting a very modern iterative engineering approach, in which a series of small improvements were made, converging on a superior permanent solution that was never reached be...
by Moschops
Mon May 05, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Side door, the taking apart thereof
Replies: 35
Views: 1652

Re: Side door, the taking apart thereof

Spares will always end up suffering the same fate; they need covering, as in AJL's above. Of course, given that no two SS1 doors were the same, every one will have to be custom made :)

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