Goldie the Coupe

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Post by roymck » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:17 pm

I did think about blanking the drains off but would have to find something to fill the hole in . The drain is so small that no doubt they may become blocked with debris after a while anyway . They must be there for a reason but over the years I have had many Scimitars , some leak and others have been complete heaps yet they are dry as a bone .



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Post by David Tew » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:57 pm

I think Reliant tried hard to keep water out of their cars ...... and failed at every attempt. In seeking to prevent water ingress they just seemed to create new ways for it to get in. :)

The floor-wells in my Coupe used to get soaked. I eventually found it was getting in through the rivets holding the guttering in place. Mind you, the glass sun roof (now gone!) was a bit of an issue as well. I once opened it and received a crotch-full of rain water - not ideal as I was going to a meeting that morning. :lol:


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Post by scimjim » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:01 pm

There are several service bulletins about water ingress - on all models.


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Post by roymck » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:37 pm

Jim , who has access to these bulletins ?
Also forgot to mention doesn’t hurt to drill a hole at the lowest edge of the floor to let water out?



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Post by scimjim » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:39 pm

I have a lot (4 folders - possibly all of them?) in hardcopy format which I’ve uploaded to Dropbox. I think Jim P has a lot and almost certainly Dave P (who also has access to my Dropbox folders).


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Post by roymck » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 pm

Jim how do I get access to your Dropbox , maybe I should ask my 8 yr old grandson . So you’ve lost me . What’s Dropbox ?



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Post by scimjim » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:47 pm

Dropbox is online storage - you can get 2Gb free but I pay for 3Tb for work.

I bought the SB folders (would have originally been in a Reliant dealers) and scanned them all, then saved them in Dropbox.


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Post by roymck » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:23 am

Yesterday thought I would have a bash at the brakes , fitted a new master cylinder and stainless braided flexi hoses and although the car already has copper brake lines it has steel fittings so this caused a few problems on dismantling . So to save time I bought a ready made set of brake pipes from Automec . This kit was supposedly for a SE4 V6 . I was very disappointed to say the least .
Be aware that some flares on my kit are double flares yet the car has in some places the need for only a single flare. Also some pipes are just too short . The pipe from master cylinder to servo is too short and the wrong flares , from servo to front tee again too short and again wrong flares. I know many cars are modified with alternative parts and need modified brake lines but my car is largely standard.
Very disappointed so I cracked out the flaring tool and ended up in places made up my own new longer brake pipes with the correct flares . So hopefully get the brakes re bled today



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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:09 am

If using the Girling servo then there is a process for bleeding between the master and servo and then the calipers


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