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Post by Steve_S » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:17 pm

My petrol cap has fell apart the inner bit that seals on the neck it was rusty so anybody got a cap going spare ?

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Post by Steve_S » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:51 am

nobody got a spare ? how about alternatives ?



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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:32 am

Rocking horse poo I’m afraid - obviously shared with all 6 series (SE6, 6a, 6b, Middlebridge) and the TVR S. You might find something in really bad condition off a breaker (like this, but the few that have them are unlikely to sell their spare IME (I’ve been looking for one in excellent condition for about 6 months so far).

Any alternative is going to need GRP work as the rear panel is shaped for the cap.


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Post by Steve_S » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:45 am

scimjim wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:32 am
Rocking horse poo I’m afraid - obviously shared with all 6 series (SE6, 6a, 6b, Middlebridge) and the TVR S. You might find something in really bad condition off a breaker (like this, but the few that have them are unlikely to sell their spare IME (I’ve been looking for one in excellent condition for about 6 months so far).

Any alternative is going to need GRP work as the rear panel is shaped for the cap.
I kind of guess as much from the lack of response :(



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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:51 am

I will have one, that is usable but will have poor chrome...paint it maybe? I know a tvr owner who paid £250 for a decent cap.... which sounds expensive but not much more than some caps demon tweaks sell new. Pm me if interested in what I have.


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Post by Nigel Clark » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:34 am

If you can get a sound cap assembly with poor chrome, they can be replated. The pot metal flap on my GT6 filler has been successfully rechromed by ACF Howell in Walsall.

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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:59 am

Way back in 2016 Mick G did a lot of legwork on this with a view to getting caps remanufactured but the tooling cost was beyond what he was prepared to fund on his own. I know he spoke to the Club about it and pased on all the details/contacts but nothing (so far as I am aware) developed from this work.

Is this really a plea for a remanufacture request? As it is also used by the TVR then the Club stands to recoup its investment through sales to them as well as SE6/MB owners?

I do know of one owner who has made a SE5a locking cap fit but how involved that was I don't know and the looks divide opinion. Another cap that looks similar is the Sunbeam Alpine etc. but I have never had a look at one close up to be able to compare.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:07 am

Will Anderson wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:59 am
Way back in 2016 Mick G did a lot of legwork on this with a view to getting caps remanufactured but the tooling cost was beyond what he was prepared to fund on his own. I know he spoke to the Club about it and pased on all the details/contacts but nothing (so far as I am aware) developed from this work.
2008, not 2016

http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... cap#p22302


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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:40 am

scimjim wrote:
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2008, not 2016
http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... cap#p22302
Aye, that was when the TVR NOS caps put an end to it but he resurrected it in 2016 and passed the info to the Club. Same issue, tooling costs were too much for an individual to take the risk on.


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Post by philhoward » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:32 pm

Will Anderson wrote:
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Another cap that looks similar is the Sunbeam Alpine etc. but I have never had a look at one close up to be able to compare.
The original is from the Sunbeam Rapier fastback, so figures - pretty sure they were all made by Wilmot Breeden anyway although if they still had the tooling I assume they would have made some by now..


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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:14 pm

Probably binned in the Rootes/Chrysler/PSA era when WB saw no reason to continue manufacture?


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Post by rebel alliance » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:27 pm

Not so sure about that as the Arrow range finished around 75 just when the 6 series started so reliant were the main user of that cap until the 6b finished



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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:42 pm

Then I suspect a deal with Reliant buying the old stock cheap...... :wink: :lol:


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Post by erikscimitardemon » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:12 pm

I have a decent used petrol cap. PM me when interested.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:17 pm

philhoward wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Will Anderson wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:59 am
Another cap that looks similar is the Sunbeam Alpine etc. but I have never had a look at one close up to be able to compare.
The original is from the Sunbeam Rapier fastback, so figures - pretty sure they were all made by Wilmot Breeden anyway although if they still had the tooling I assume they would have made some by now..
Yes that's right, AFAIK the Sunbeam Rapier Fastback (H120) was the only member of the "arrow" family that used it (i think there may have been an H120 with another model name? but they were only made in very small numbers anyway).

A little voice in the back of my head says they were originally made by Ceeandess (now long gone, I think).

There is a "similar" Alpine one, but I think it's a bit different - however it's possible it might interchange. It needs someone to try.

I think Corky had one rechromed, and it didn't work very well - it may be a matter of luck, and whether there's any deep pitting?


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