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by rkclodhopper
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Abandoned in Devon
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Abandoned in Devon

Thank you Stephenl, you are right its a green 5a with a tan vinyl roof registration HMF730N, so two identifiable ones with VCL636K.

by rkclodhopper
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Abandoned in Devon
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Abandoned in Devon

This youtube upload was filmed 'somewhere in Devon' and shows a large collection of abandoned cars many from the 1950's with some younger ones including an SE5a VCL636K appearing at 1:24 and what I think is another 5a at 10:40, that one has unusual shaped heater intake grills at the base of the scre...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Lubricating prop shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Lubricating prop shaft

My 5a's propshaft had grease nipples but one end had some wear so I hatched a plan to get a second propshaft, then overhaul it and swop them over. Except the one from Ebay didnt have any grease nipples or any grub screws but it had no wear so I just fitted it as it was. So three possible options, ni...
by rkclodhopper
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SAR Massive irregular misfire
Replies: 123
Views: 4847

SAR Massive irregular misfire

I know its unlikely to be the issue in this case but a friend with a old Mini fitted a professionally overhauled engine, he also installed a carb modified with single point fuel injection, darn thing wouldn't rev above 3500 once it was hot, took off the injected SU and fitted a pair of standard SU's...
by rkclodhopper
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: Reliant Mistral Special for sale
Replies: 30
Views: 5627

Reliant Mistral Special for sale

The car that was the subject of this thread back in 2017 has reappeared and is for sale by Anglia Car Auctions. Looks rather nice and now has V8 power, I wonder how much if any Reliant bits remain. Richard
by rkclodhopper
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Hi all!

Hello Surfer Welcome. In some ways it is better to wait for the best car mechanically you can find regardless of interior/exterior colour, manual, auto and all the other other options otherwise you could be looking for a long while or end up with the options you would like and a load of work and exp...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: identifying slotted wheels/rims
Replies: 19
Views: 1001

identifying slotted wheels/rims

I don't think they are Cobra's, I have just looked at the back of my Cobra wheels and they are distinctly marked with 'Cobra' and 'made in the uk' as well as the size/offset details, the style is very similar though.
by rkclodhopper
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE5a valve length wrt mild road cam & unleaded seat inserts
Replies: 20
Views: 1541

SE5a valve length wrt mild road cam & unleaded seat inserts

Jim I have no experience of this myself but from looking at the engine workshop manual it appears the cam doesn't have end float shims, the manual shows a plate retained by two countersunk screws as you can see in your picture, this item retains the cam. The words in the book state 'A spacer ring is...
by rkclodhopper
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar values in 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1994

Scimitar values in 2020

We have moved on, a whole bunch of younger people are now getting interested in owning classic cars from the time before they were born, and the choice is not huge. Cars from the 50's 60's and 70's are mechanically/technically simple but rusty unitary construction is difficult to repair properly whe...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: And so it begins
Replies: 106
Views: 17242

And so it begins

I seem to remember seeing that doubler plate on a fuel tank before, I thought it was there to add extra strength to that area in case the tank got pushed forward in an accident, hitting the watt's linkage and diff.

by rkclodhopper
Fri May 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Classic & Sports Car Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

Classic & Sports Car Review

Classic and Sports Car online magazine have carried a further Scimitar article featuring Phil Otley's race prepared SE5, the mag posted it back in March so people might have already seen it but if you didn't it is worth a read, and pretty accurate. Is it just me or is our breed of car getting a bit ...
by rkclodhopper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 1974 5a on Ebay VGN87M
Replies: 18
Views: 2123

SE5A on eBay

The listing should have a health warning, anyone with neck trouble might want to avoid it. The car itself looks very original with a repaint that looks more recent than 27 years ago, I wonder what its like underneath. Just a thought were 5a's painted body colour in the engine bay originally, mine wa...
by rkclodhopper
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Weber 40 DFA
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Weber 40 DFA

Miles The Haynes Weber manual says for the 40DFA to turn both idling mixture screw in until they are in light contact with their seats then back off both one turn. Run the engine until its hot before setting the idling speed you would normally use, then turn the mixture screws in or out by equal amo...
by rkclodhopper
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Replies: 545
Views: 78047


An addition to the list Is the Dome Zero a Japanese late 1970's project with huge pop up's that must have ruined the aero, they also entered Le Mans.

by rkclodhopper
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Sabre Echoes Model
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Sabre Echo Model

I found this online
Looks like they were Resin models and the list includes all the Reliant 4 wheel types.


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