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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:01 am

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Not sure if the club still stocks them but I was selling them for less than that to club members.

Mgpartsworld is one of Reliant Parts World Ltd many trading names I presume?
yes it is..... a very very last resort for my parts!


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Post by philhoward » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:16 am

scimjim wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:49 am
Mgpartsworld is one of Reliant Parts World Ltd many trading names I presume?
Given the location, I'd say so :)


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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:28 am

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
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the ti bracket is different to this one, I didn't know if the spacers were the same.

I am very pleased with the roll bar from Darryl clearly the alloy spacers pictured were tinkered with to fit it to his car. I will make some spaces and send it all off to the powder coater.....
That all looks a bit “home-made”?


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:54 am

the alloys have come back used a new local guy they look ok but needed quite a bit of work to make them look that way.

tyres are personal choice does anyone know what make were fitted at the factory? there is quite a selection which surprised me as I thought 14" was out of fashion any recommendations or bargains out there :D
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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:57 am

Yeah we had nothing to do with that, it came off the "other" TI we own which literally came to us as a pile of bits, the roll hoop itself is good though and definitely not home made. Those wheels look great Geraint, thats going to be a very nice little SST.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:09 am

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Yeah we had nothing to do with that, it came off the "other" TI we own which literally came to us as a pile of bits, the roll hoop itself is good though and definitely not home made. Those wheels look great Geraint, thats going to be a very nice little SST.
Darryl a lot of parts look home made on a scimitar and needing some tinkering to make them fit well. The spacers washers fitted your car I have made some in stainless to fit mine they may need some tinkering to get them to fit correctly. The bar and plates are definitely not "home made" they have been blasted and at the powder coaters for a nice coating of gloss black. :D


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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:15 am

Wheels look great. An excellent decision to stick with them and get them refurbed in my view 8)

Original tyres were Goodyear NCT.

Best choices out there at a reasonable price today in the 185/60 R14 size would be Goodyear EfficientGrip, or Dunlop Sport Bluresponse, they are a very similar tyre in the way they perform which is down to the fact that Goodyear own Dunlop


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:37 pm

cheers Phil I will have a look


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:39 pm

if i remember correctly, the hoop came off the banana but we used the fittings from that when we put the other roll bar in, so those alloy bits will be from the blue one unfortunately


i'm making this up as i go along :shock:

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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:15 pm

well I have tyres, Goodyear as recommended by Phil.... I used black circle.com and a local fitter, not overly impressed they managed to lose one of the five tyres before it got to the fitter, took 5 minutes to order but 45 minutes on the phone to speak to someone about the missing tyre! back to ATS me thinks.
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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:17 pm

roll bar came back from the powder coaters yesterday, looked fine, today it is covered in spots/bubbles I don't know what they did wrong but they have had it back for a second go :roll:
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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:42 pm

Looks good in the picture


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:39 am

roll bar is back much better this time, also the missing tyre turned up and has been fitted to the spare.

need to locate some new centre caps if anyone can point me in the right direction.

Radio has been changed and the original gone for repair, the display was faulty and it was very quiet.

drivers window assembly has been changed the motor has given up even though it looked new. It is surprisingly clean inside the door, there is wax on everything which helps. The passenger side needs changing as it is temperamental.
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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:43 am

this caused some peculiar running tendencies, tank itself was very clean fortunately I had a spare on the shelf.
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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:48 am

Good work! There's probably not much you don't have on a shelf.


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