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Post by Tuborgman » Wed May 16, 2018 4:14 pm

i all.. Just joined the forum after a long time lurking.. I'm recommissioning my 89 Scimitar 1800Ti. Have read a good lot on the site and it's been an immense help..
I suppose this thread is for me to ask for help on certain items. Mainly what other car will this be from because rep of Ireland motor factors get scared when the name reliant gets mentioned.

First on the I don't know what I'm. Looking for list is the boot struts. Are they reliant only or would something else fit them.. Also what metro are the front pads from. And is there any other disks that will fit without modifications as I think it'll be expensive for me to ship the Scimitar parts from UK.

Which timing belt and water pump fits the Nissan engine.. Local motor factors can have one for a bluebird turbo.
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Post by peter freeman » Wed May 16, 2018 4:49 pm

Timing belt and tensioner. Gates power grip K015028 www.gatesautocat.com
Water pump probably the same as the bluebird - same engine as the Silvia.
Boot struts same as the GTE ones. Discs are special - buy them from other than the club traders and you will get the wrong ones. Callipers and pads are Metro but don't know which year off hand.



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Post by philhoward » Wed May 16, 2018 4:52 pm

The boot struts are a generic gas strut - it probably says the rating on them (110N rings a bell) and the length is easy to measure but even in the UK, even if you can find them from a generic gas strut supplier (I think the size and rating is lower than most normal applications), they're about the same price from the usual suppliers (GW/QRG).

Front pads - MG Metro Turbo (they use a harder compound than the normal ones).

Discs - many other options have been used, but none are without a lot of work one way or another.

Engine parts might need double checking as the engine is a slight hybrid between the Silvia (S12) and Bluebird Turbo although I think the pump and belts are the same for both.


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Post by Tuborgman » Wed May 16, 2018 11:23 pm

That's great stuff.. I could have guessed some of them. But when others have the knowledge then you might as well borrow it.. Really appriciate the answers



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Post by dypcdiver » Fri May 18, 2018 9:19 am

I have tried to get the struts from the original company, but failed. So have bought some from SGS but I haven't fitted them as they are still in the UK as Ryanair refuse to carry them (because they are dangerous) despite there being perhaps a hundred or so gas struts on the overhead lockers doors.
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Post by scimjim » Fri May 18, 2018 9:46 am

I think mk2 sabres got 150N dampers to account for the spoiler?


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Post by dypcdiver » Fri May 18, 2018 10:02 am

Mine is a Mk 2 Sabre! Despite them being originally mounted the wrong way up, they have lasted 24 years.


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