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by ard126k
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Scimitar DB7!!
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Scimitar DB7!!

You may have seen this project on here before.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-Scim ... SwEOpaOP8l
by ard126k
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 44
Views: 1595

Spegru SE6

The seat base is held by 2 screws on the floor in front beside the seat belt reels. You'll probably find a large hole in the sill behind the front wheel which lets the water in to rot the kick panels. I've plugged mine. Also besides the usual leaky places there is a hole under each side window which...
by ard126k
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

I'm going to the workshop tomorrow so I'll ask if any cracks were found under the paint. No mention so far. Where I had to do repairs, as on the bootlid where a luggage rack had been, or to fill the holes for an old aerial and door mirrors, my standard practice is 2 layers of mat underneath and one ...
by ard126k
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

More progress
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by ard126k
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

Couple more pics from before the hols.
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by ard126k
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Squeaky rubber
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Squeaky rubber

I've had to go down some bumpy farm tracks recently which has shown up the squeaking and creaking from the door rubber seals. I wonderd if tyre dressing might quieten them, or has anyone any better ides?
Alex.
by ard126k
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: How To Guides
Topic: Easily replace alternator belt Essex PAS
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Easily replace alternator belt Essex PAS

Ever since I had to do it on a rainy day I've been annoyed that replacing the alternator belt on an Essex engine fitted with a PAS pump means removing the PAS belt. So when I was changing the cam drive on mine I had a brainwave. With both belts off I placed a new alternator belt on the front engine ...
by ard126k
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

The car is now at the painter's shop, he sent a couple of pics of the progress -

original paint gone -
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etching primer on -
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in grey primer -
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by ard126k
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Essex alloy timing gear
Replies: 156
Views: 17235

Essex alloy timing gear

Jim
I'm afraid my nerves can't take the strain any longer of waiting for the current wheel to go bang so I've ordered one from QRG. So you can take me off the list and move everyone else up a spot.
Alex.
by ard126k
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

There are 2 brackets at the front (under the carpet) to unscrew.
by ard126k
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

There are buttons you can cover yourself. Have a search. I can remember my mum using them in the 50s......
by ard126k
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

Is it on the base, or the back? Base is easy, if you get it out of the car you'll find the ends of the string which holds the button in place, just untie and remove. You may need a new length of string as they're only just long enough (trimmed after installation) and so hard to re-tie. I haven't inv...
by ard126k
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

The rear seats are now installed, and I notice that the backs sit up straighter (less reclined) than on the SE6a. Is this a design feature to allow the hood to lie behind them I wonder, or have I got something else wrong?
by ard126k
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Seat belt webbing
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Seat belt webbing

Has anyone renewed their seatbelts and not thrown them away? I need some webbing to repair a GTC hood. 2 belts would do it...

Alex.
by ard126k
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1982 GTC project gumtree
Replies: 240
Views: 17954

1982 GTC project gumtree

Sorry that wasn't clear Dennis. Thanks for the tip about the door frames - I'll try to remember that when the time comes. I think I would have been inclined to fit the doors with the hardtop in place, on the basis that it's a fixed size and the soft top isn't !!

Got it, Peter thanks.

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