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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reliant Pickup Reply with quote

Useful for transporting polystyrene no doubt.

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alastairq



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent off road vehicles....
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Kenham



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are indeed, years ago I worked with a chap who was a keen shooting man. His Reliant Regal get him across fields and woods even in wet conditions, quite amazing where it would go.
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all good....but few of us would want to own one!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me of the Reliant Ant

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alastairq wrote:
Excellent off road vehicles....


A neighbour of mine has modified one with the body removed and replaced with a flat bed. It has a mini engine fitted (lengthways) and Morris 8 rear end; including wheels. He uses it for climbing the steep rough terrain that leads to his garage built into the hillside.

It never fails whatever the conditions. Quite remarkable. So is the owner.!
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine had one of the more recent and more powerful ones and gave me shot of it. It had quite good acceleration and the steering was very direct like a go cart but this gave a false sense of its handling because it was very easy to lift a rear wheel.

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
A friend of mine had one of the more recent and more powerful ones and gave me shot of it. It had quite good acceleration and the steering was very direct like a go cart but this gave a false sense of its handling because it was very easy to lift a rear wheel.

Peter


I agree about the false sense of security with the later cars. They had come on a long way from the early cars with the Austin Seven engine and if you are careful on corners they are reasonably O.K. I have driven both and there really is no comparison.

I still wouldn't have one though!
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proper rear wheel drive driving skills needed....sadly mostly lost on drivers these days?

Gas down hard through bends, shifting 'weight' onto back axle...?

Lift off in a bend, the inside rear will lift

Rear engined Skodas would do much the same...[more modern than Triumph Heralds]..
Got slated in the wetpress, due to likelihood of unskilled drivers getting behind the wheel?

Somehow, the concept of 'learning the necessary skills' is now lost, or derided as non-PC. People no longer think they should 'need to know'....
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meant to ask...not being overly affiliated with reliant 3 wheelers [or, Reliant triples????]....but does the fitting of a wider front tyre achieve any benefits to handling?
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Churchill Johnson



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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think a wider tyre on front or even rear would make a lot of difference as most of weight is front biased from engine, i had an early regal last of round shape before 3/25 it had the austin 7 engine which i re-built it was an insurance write off as drivers door hinge point support had been hit and wood frame had splintered and also chassis was bent [ utter cr-p] with fair amount of hoof and horn glue a scissors jack and a block of wood frame was straightened until set, chassis was no more than a broken engine mount new one fitted and all ok after doing engine my wife and self plus my two young kids plus an ex-army bell tent went to new forest and i got 56.5mpg it was kept for about two years then i found chassis had started to rot so it was scrapped .....
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think a wider tyre on front or even rear would make a lot of difference as most of weight is front biased from engine, i had an early regal last of round shape before 3/25 it had the austin 7 engine which i re-built it was an insurance write off as drivers door hinge point support had been hit and wood frame had splintered and also chassis was bent [ utter cr-p] with fair amount of hoof and horn glue a scissors jack and a block of wood frame was straightened until set, chassis was no more than a broken engine mount new one fitted and all ok after doing engine my wife and self plus my two young kids plus an ex-army bell tent went to new forest and i got 56.5mpg it was kept for about two years then i found chassis had started to rot so it was scrapped .....
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:29 pm    Post subject: reliant Reply with quote

I don't think a wider tyre on front or even rear would make a lot of difference as most of weight is front biased from engine, i had an early regal last of round shape before 3/25 it had the austin 7 engine which i re-built it was an insurance write off as drivers door hinge point support had been hit and wood frame had splintered and also chassis was bent [ utter cr-p] with fair amount of hoof and horn glue a scissors jack and a block of wood frame was straightened until set, chassis was no more than a broken engine mount new one fitted and all ok after doing engine my wife and self plus my two young kids plus an ex-army bell tent went to new forest and i got 56.5mpg it was kept for about two years then i found chassis had started to rot so it was scrapped .....
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alastairq



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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Churchill Johnson wrote:
I don't think a wider tyre on front or even rear would make a lot of difference as most of weight is front biased from engine, i had an early regal last of round shape before 3/25 it had the austin 7 engine which i re-built it was an insurance write off as drivers door hinge point support had been hit and wood frame had splintered and also chassis was bent [ utter cr-p] with fair amount of hoof and horn glue a scissors jack and a block of wood frame was straightened until set, chassis was no more than a broken engine mount new one fitted and all ok after doing engine my wife and self plus my two young kids plus an ex-army bell tent went to new forest and i got 56.5mpg it was kept for about two years then i found chassis had started to rot so it was scrapped .....


Mr. Green Mr. Green

Thanks for that.....useful bit of history.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
A wider tyre/wheel combo would throw the centre of contact for the front wheel further to the nearside.
This is assuming that there isn't enough clearance from the suspension and steering mechanism on the off side of the wheel to allow a wider wheel with a different offset that permits the centre of contact to stay on the same line
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