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ShiteRiders' Reliant Robin thread. Projects for sale, not mine though...

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#31 OFFLINE   davehedgehog31

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

I've always thought pothole avoidance would be fun* in these.

 

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:16 PM

Long time no post.
Got both cars back to work okay, but then was to busy to do anything with them for a couple of weeks.
So last weekend I did some basic checks on Rocky (the blue one) and chucked it at an MOT and hoped for the best... it failed but only on three things.
1: Front washers, which turned out to be cruddy four year old water in the bottle.
2: Front brakes imbalance across the axle, I know I was like WTF as well. I think what was meant was difference in effort between front and back.
3:Excess emissions, fresh fuel and quick rag around felt like it helped.
Long story short, me and my wobbly warhorse are tearing up the tarmac of lancashire
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:19 PM

Here it is with an equally poorly put together british icon.IMG_20180710_140400.jpg
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:27 PM

I've a load of pictures of each car which I hoping will make up for the lack of regular updates.
First post collection bath.IMG_20180512_140738.jpg
It's a happy looking little bugger
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The seat is comfier than looks, which wouldn't be hard
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:51 PM

It's a game of spot the parts bin bit.
Metro/Maestro gear knob
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Genuine sub 13k mileage, if this were an rs escort I could retire

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I'm not sure if this is the original wheel. If it is, what does the centre badge look like? The way the warning lights look like they've been fitted with a catapult is a definite reminder, this ain't no Maybach.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:04 PM

Boot full of shit/super rare treasure.
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Spare wheels + SU's
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Points+condensors etc and apparently hard to find ford headlamp adjusters
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'nother su + leads and dizzy caps, bonus country and western tapesIMG_20180512_140959.jpg IMG_20180512_141012.jpg
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:14 PM

No 1,3 wheelers are exempt from emissions test.No 2 yes that is the correct Astrali wheel fitted only to the mk3 Robin.the centre badge is black with the Reliant eagle logo,I believe partsworld may have listed them on ebay.edit: type reliant astrali on ebay,reliant have them for £3.99
No 3 the gasket set is for the 747 cc sidevalve regal engine,so no use to yours.
It's looking well,I am desperate to own another soon,I've had 36 but not for the last 5 years,I'm getting serious withdrawal symptoms to the extent i swear it has changed my personality!
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:17 PM

Spare donkey too, was taken out of another car due to a leaking rear core plug which killed the starter. Has supposedly had some rings removed to use in another engine? Sounds like a weird thing to do imho, I mean why not just buy new and why go to effort of putting the engine back together? Doesn't look like it's been apart, who knows. The numbers mean anything to anyone?

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

Cool plasticvanmans here. I didn't about the emissions, i've never had a class 3 test done before, the place that did it was Kalus' in Blackburn. When I first went there he seemed knowledgeable about reliants, he said he used to do a lot of work for the local agents (name escapes me now) and still had the reamers for fitting kingpins etc.
Emissions were 7·5%, he says he's got it down to 2·5%. All I know is now it feels like it's holding back and pinks like a bastard uphill. I hoping he's just tweaked the dizzy a little and not been fucking about with the carb.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:32 PM

Argh! My engine's being attacked by the worlds shitist squid.
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Rocker cover gasket failure? TADTS
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:36 PM

He will have weakened it,hence the pinking.reliants like to run rich.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:44 PM

And now for the Weeble.
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Local car with a two digit plate.
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Rear wiper is seized supposedly.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:55 PM

Slightly less detritus in this one.
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These seat covers are the itchist things ever.
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Kept the seats mint though, is that my imagination or is that ford escort/sierra fabric circa late 80s.
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30k on this bad boy, a different dash layout to the other car...and yet it's the same basic dash panel.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:10 PM

Spare engine you say? 


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:16 PM

I was just going to say that, but your need is greater than mine.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:23 PM

Should one become available shiterider,do let me know,having been obsessed with the things since I was a 2 year old i am never going to get them out of my system
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

spare axle by any chance???

 

 

I have a nice shaft drive bike thats crying out for a nice.3:1 axle :D


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

Chevette gear knob?
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Insulation in this bonnet, is the blue one a reliant project drive jobby or just a super light weight stradale version.
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More oil tight than t'other bugger.
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I'm hoping this gunky crap is because it's not been run for 5 years and not omnomnom hgf.
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I got this on the understanding the engine was fucked, told the oil light was on and it's clattering from the bottom end.
A new pressure switch sorted the oil light, noise is a combination of a blowing manifold joint and tappets that need setting. Now I have had it running, albeit briefly but now it'll only run with a slow tickover with the accelerator mashed in the carpet. I've stripped and cleaned the carb, and set the previously non existent points gap so next it's condenser and check the fuel pump (which does look damp were the two halves screw together). Anything else obvious I should be looking for, all the electrical side looks new ie; plugs leads rotor cap condenser etc
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:25 PM

spare axle by any chance???
 
 
I have a nice shaft drive bike thats crying out for a nice.3:1 axle :D

Sadly not.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:29 PM

hmmmmmmmm

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:30 PM

Spare engine you say?

A totally unknown quantity at this point as i've not even tried turning it over. It was pulled out for a reason, hopefully that reason was just a weepy core plug. If you can hang on till the weekend i'll give it a once over and report back.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

sorry to jump in but DW have you seen this guy??

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:33 PM

I think that dash moulding originated from the launch of the Robin in 1974? The late one in my opinion looks more hashed up and the earlier ones looks more “right”.
I also think that dash looks quite modern for a mid 70s car.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

Should one become available shiterider,do let me know,having been obsessed with the things since I was a 2 year old i am never going to get them out of my system

No problem, i'll not be a long term owner of either realistically i've a 60 mile round daily commute that normally consists of a least two twat's pulling out on me and at least one dangerous over/undertake so i'd rather not put my life in the hands of a drum braked bathroom suite.
They are wicked cool fun to drive though.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:43 PM

Theres a guy down redfern street near the strand in bootle who breaks robins too.
DW classics (Danny Wilson) I dealt with him a few times years ago when he just broke Fords, he seemed okay. But i'm a terrible judge of character and he might be a right bandit.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:38 PM

The dash originates from 1973,used until 2001. If you look underneath the newer cars dash,you will see the cutouts from the old twin dial set! Cost and type approval being the reason.it was a way of making what was a 30 year old design look different.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:56 PM

It's a game of spot the parts bin bit.
Metro/Maestro gear knob
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Genuine sub 13k mileage, if this were an rs escort I could retire

 

 

thats metro maybe very late mini- if it was maestro reverse would be left then forwards next to 1st (VW gearbag)

 

Chevette gear knob?
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leyland again! 80's mini/early metro


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:40 AM

3:Excess emissions

No 1,3 wheelers are exempt from emissions test.

 
Exactly this.
 
 

8.2.1.2 Gaseous emissions
 
You don't need to check:
 
L category vehicles

 
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A: Quite a range of things, namely

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Engine number:

 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:20 AM



In their hay day, were Reliant always lashing things up to get by or is that the sign of their impending doom(s)?
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 06:46 AM

The blue one wasn't even type approved,hence the real reason for production ending...
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