My Reliant two-wheeler

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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:30 pm

chrisgallacher wrote:
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Ideas on a postcard, please.
Give us your posting address please :roll:


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:05 pm

Hi Chris
I use motorcycle chain spray grease on an opportunity basis, it's heavy in solvents to get into those important little places. BC



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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:22 pm

Hi Chris,
You could try spray-on PTFE coating, a dry lubricant so it shouldn't ever seep out or evaporate. No idea how long it actually lasts, though.
Otherwise, as you say, put it on the annual schedule... :cry:


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Post by Sabreite » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:11 am

Chris
"Ideas on a postcard, please"
I would, on assembly coat liberally all parts in copper ease, then when assembled, buy a spray can of waxoil and spray all the appropriate bits. :D
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Post by GavinR » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:19 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
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Live axle reinforcement taken to the extreme 8)
I have atlas axles as shown in the picture (but without the "toe correction bars" to the diff nose or the watts linkage) fitted on my Escorts
They have thick tubes, 10mm alloy braces and are "double pinned" by threading bolts through the housing and tubes for extra reinforcement, and the casings were built by professional rally fabrication companies

I had an axle tube come loose even with all the extra reinforcements - I only noticed as it was using a bit of oil. Luckily the alloy brace was holding it together!
After removing the axle, I redid the plug welds, added some more plug welds and fitted bigger bolts as pins. It's been fine since then

I'll be checking the axle on my Scimitar now :o


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Post by chrisgallacher » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:54 pm

Back to the lower trailing arms removed from the car, it was out with the old bushes:
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And in with the new:
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Shiny bits ready to fit. Rubs hands on thighs:
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Offering up:
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...and fitted:
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A reminder to ensure I didn't spoil my day:
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And all finished, back on the road. Sorry about the 206 making the photo look untidy:
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Post by Will Anderson » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:59 pm

Lovely work. 8)


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Post by heathsabre » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:45 pm

Well done Chris. See you in Kent on Friday.


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Post by Sabreite » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:46 pm

Well done Chris. Do I spy a new set of shiny boots?



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Post by chrisgallacher » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:37 pm

Sabreite wrote:
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Well done Chris. Do I spy a new set of shiny boots?
Only sort of John. The wheels are 15-inch centre-lock Minilite replicas which were on the Coupe when I bought it and which really suit the Sabre as well I think.

However I did fit a new set of 165/80 Hankook tyres to these a year ago after debating what size to go for. I would have preferred 185/70 as on my rally TR6 steels for pretty much the same rolling radius, but these are getting expensive now as Vredestein are one of the few who offer this size and the value of the pound has really pushed the cost of a set up significantly. And I also remember the problems you had with the Sprint Classic ones which were on Geoff C's old Sabre. So these tyres are a tad skinny by modern standards, but I think they look the part on the car and fill the arches nicely.


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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:23 pm

Great result after your unexpected set-back! Well done.
See you at the week-end.
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