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Post by GTC Ian » Tue May 07, 2019 12:50 pm

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Looks really great Ian - well done. Look forward to seeing it on the road, suspect next week's Norfolk Noggin (at Stradsett in the west of Norfolk in lieu of our default location) may be pushing you a bit too hard!!
Like you I was after a replacement header tank, and I followed Andy (AJL) thread and replaced with VW one - see Slice 286 pages 86 and 87 for my write up. However it's only any use if you want to maintain originality.
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Thanks Richard. Next week is pushing it, though I have entered some local shows later in the summer. Oh and it is going to Sandringham in September.
I would prefer to keep it as original as possible but there is a limit to what can be used again. Ive repaired the tank twice now so it wont be long until a replacement will be needed.


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Post by scimrick » Tue May 07, 2019 12:55 pm

I was rather teasing about next week, it will be excellent to see it at Sandringham if not before.
I will try to remember to bring old header tank along with me in case that's of any use to you.



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Post by GTC Ian » Wed May 22, 2019 8:20 am

After a bit of tweeking with the timing the rebuilt engine fired up for time at the week-end. Running a bit lumpy ,valve clearances in need of re-adjustment and the timing wants setting up properly, but thats another task ticked off the list. I now get to use my new shiney timing light. As these jobs can be done in the evenings, it was onto the interior again.
What a nightmare fitting the carpets. Never realised how deep the footwells are. The fact the carpets all have to be trimmed to fit ( thanks Coverdale !!!) hasnt helped. But they are done. So now they are in Im hoping the rest will be plain sailing(wish I hadnt said that). The aim is to have the seats in this week-end. Started cleaning up the seat runners last night and what I thought was corrosion turned to be 40 years of dried grease and dirt. So a quick coat of paint and they will be ready to go. Not long now for the first test drive . The fact the doors are not on yet is a minor detail.


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Post by GTC Ian » Sun May 26, 2019 10:02 am

Finally sorted out the carpets.All fitted with just the foot well carpets to be glued round the edges.Hopefully the seats will all be in by tomorrow and Barbara can have one of the bedrooms back. Just the doors and bonnet to go and its back to a 3 bedroom house again.....
Door rubbers on next and that will be another box from the pile thats left.
Thought I would replace the plywood footwell panels with pvc ones. Now lets see them rot like the original ones.
Had 1 piece of carpet left over. Just couldnt make out where it should go. Any ideas?
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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun May 26, 2019 10:36 am

That piece fits over the tunnel and folds under the rear seat squab.


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Post by guybetts » Sun May 26, 2019 1:35 pm

Very nice Ian.
I have been contemplating replacing the plywood panels (what's left of them 😮) on mine too, and can't help wondering why Reliant never made them in fibreglass!

Might well look at the same material as you, as they look really good.

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Post by ard126k » Sun May 26, 2019 2:04 pm

When I did my footwell panels I decided that they'd got wet from water coming in via the 'drain' holes at the front of the sills. All sealed up now!!

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Post by GTC Ian » Sun May 26, 2019 7:10 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:
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That piece fits over the tunnel and folds under the rear seat squab.
I did wonder if they fitted there but I didnt have any carpet under the seats when I removed them.
On another note. I need some decent fuel pipe have you got it in stock?


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Post by GTC Ian » Sun May 26, 2019 7:15 pm

ard126k wrote:
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When I did my footwell panels I decided that they'd got wet from water coming in via the 'drain' holes at the front of the sills. All sealed up now!!

Alex.
On the drivers side ,I had water coming in through the aerial. This was the result to the sill strengthener . I made a new one in 16 swg stainless steel. That bugger wont rust again!
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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun May 26, 2019 9:27 pm

GTC Ian wrote:
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On another note. I need some decent fuel pipe have you got it in stock?
I have lots of 6mm and maybe 4m of 8mm currently. Stainless hose clips are due in to stock fairly soon.


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Post by GTC Ian » Fri May 31, 2019 8:08 am

AJL Electronics wrote:
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GTC Ian wrote:
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On another note. I need some decent fuel pipe have you got it in stock?
I have lots of 6mm and maybe 4m of 8mm currently. Stainless hose clips are due in to stock fairly soon.
Fuel pipe & clips arrived yesterday. Job for tonight .Thanks Andy


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Post by GTC Ian » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:35 pm

Finally managed to get the remaining carpet stuck down. Either Reliant made them different sizes in either footwell or the carpet was not cut to spec. ( before anyone asks it was coverdale)All seats in and secured. Just finished before the rain started Must admit Im rather pleased with the look. The to do list is shrinking and before you know it it will be mot time. Apart from fitting the doors, all the remaining jobs can be done in the garage.
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Post by Corky » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:37 pm

Looking great !


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Post by GTC Ian » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:38 pm

Now I have the new rear trim from Mark (gtcse8) and have started to polish them. This is the next job.Im just hoping I dont find any more wiring problems.
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Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:39 pm

If you complain to Coverdale, they will tell you that nobody else has ever complained.


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