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Post by philhoward » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Ah - but Chris is a Yorkshireman.. :mrgreen:


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:49 pm

Phil understands 8)


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:55 pm

I took the choke heater off and put a spring on the operating lever to hold it in place.
I was thus able to adjust the choke throttle advance without the damn thing heating up and unadjusting itself.
Put it back together and it works more or less as intended, but the choke seems to heat up almost instantly.
Next check is the voltage from the temperature sensor ...

Looking round for other problems (this car is making me paranoid) I noticed one of the power steering hoses looks very tired.
Is it a special fitting or can I use a pressure hose (of what size?) with normal hose clips like on the top fixing?
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:39 pm

AFAIK the supply-side pipes have to use the properly crimped high pressure hoses, due to the pressure that the system operates at (IRO 1200 psi, IIRC?). You should be able to get them made up at a PAS or AirCon specialist.


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:23 pm

The high pressure side looks ok, I'll postpone that idea 8)

Turning my attention to the passenger door which fitted only because I had taken the seals off,
I dismantled the door with the idea that I could cut a centimetre out of the thickness at the back bottom corner.
Only I noticed that the inner moulding wasn't fixed hard against the outer :idea:
So I tried shutting the door without the trim panel - and the clearance is perfect.
Further investigation revealed that the fixing screw holes of the inner panel are not in the right place.
These are apparently original because there are no extra holes THEREFORE Reliant buggered it up originally :roll:

Put the screws back in new holes drilled in the right place - end of problem.
Must order new door seal ...

This important discovery may be useful to the many SE6/a/b owners who have badly fitting doors :doh:


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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:45 pm

Chris

99% of SE6 onwards passenger doors do not fit correctly, this is due to the mouldings being slightly out at the trailing edge at the bottom.

I have just recently re fitted a set of Middlebridge doors with the same trouble, and have another MB waiting for re aligning.

Just look at most SE6 onwards from the rear passenger side and you can see a 5 or 6MM discrepancy.


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:21 pm

Mine now fits perfectly, if I remember I'll take a photo tomorrow.
Has anyone else checked the inner panel fit, it is this which actually touches the seal, not the door.


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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:25 pm

On the MB doorcards they were coated in some form of colourant dye, this had made the plastic swell and become soft.

Some MB had leather coated doors and they are a right pain to fit.

I think Peter Freeman has had this problem too.


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:29 pm

This is an old photo of the driver's door, which is ok.
On this door the inner panel touches the ledge on the outer.
On the passenger side it didn't.
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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:35 pm

Chris you been driving on the wrong side too long.

That`s a passenger door LOL.


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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:28 pm

Ahh :oops: in that case if you enlarge the pic you can see the gap !
About 5mm, not much but it certainly affects the fit.
I wondered why I had a photo of the driver's door ...


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:09 pm

Ok, I think you can see the difference, and not just in the amount of dirt 8)
In fact the passenger door now fits better than the driver's door (right hand side, ok Mark?)
But I'm not going to start on that one as well.
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:15 pm

Scruffy looking motor without the wheel centres,

You will notice that if you set the doors so the top waist line is perfect the centre and bottom lines are lower.


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:43 pm

The wheels are so scruffy the centres don't make much difference :wink:
I did notice the door height is not quite right, but that's another (minor) problem.
When I got the car the passenger door was so far proud of the bodywork you could get your fingers in.
This was handy because I could pull it open when it stuck :roll:


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Post by Oldconn » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:59 am

Set like that, the passenger door looks exactly like mine. There's no way I can get the bottom edge to fit flush, the moulding is simply not accurate. I agree with Mark's comment.


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