Classic car technician Jonn has been continuing his work on our 1979 Reliant Scimitar GTE. He cleaned the mating surfaces and put the new inlet manifold gasket in position.
Both rocker covers were fitted and all pipes were connected and a new heater hose was fitted to the rear inlet manifold.
After vacuum filling the cooling system, Jonn tested it and found that there still is a slight miss at idle on cylinder 4.
Classic car technician Steve has been continuing his work on our 1979 Reliant Scimitar.
He removed the inlet manifold so he was able to replace the leaking gasket. He also noticed that the coolant passage was blocked so this was unblocked and cleaned too.
Steve has removed the gear linkage, stripped it down and cleaned. He is now for new bushes to arrive to be fitted. He has then moved on to cleaning up and fixing the headlamp wiring connectors where they have corroded and worn away.
Steve has stripped down the boot lock mechanism to get to a broken bolt. He has removed the lock clean and replaced with clean tumblers ready for refit.
Whilst working on the Scimitar Steve has gone ahead and fitted a new fuel filter too.
Classic car technician Steve has begun working on our 1979 Reliant Scimitar.
He started by investigating the brake master cylinder that was leaking fluid into the servo. The servo diaphragm was leaking air when the brakes were applied so both parts will need an overhaul.
The door switch contacts were found to be corroded so Steve dismantled these and cleaned them ready for reassembly.
Lydia then shaped and improved the fit on the front carpet mat, which allowed her to finish fitting this and glue it down. After this, she noticed that the rear seatbacks were faded and worn, so Lydia decided to replace them. She then refitted the handles and tacked them down at the edges to hold them in place.
We have recently welcomed a new addition to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in the form of our 1979 Reliant Scimitar GTE.
It is with us for some minor electrical work which will soon be completed by our team of experienced technicians.