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« on: May 13, 2011, 01:13:29 PM »

Someone recently asked what sized bolts are used on Reliant engines. Can't find the thread now, but while perusing our extensive filing system, (a big heap of paperwork in the spare bedroom), this morning, I came across this list, sent to me a few years ago by Mr Flap when we were ordering parts for his orange "Flapster" trike.
Thought it might be of use to fellow Reliant triketeers.

Timing cover

Bolts
1/4" unc x 2"   2 off
1/4" unc x 3/4"   5 off
Nyloc nuts
1/4" unc   2 off

Cylinder head  

Nuts
3/8" unf   6 off

Gearbox

Top plate      1/4" unc x 3/4"   8 off
Top gearbox to engine      5/16" unc x 3"   2 off

Thermostat housing

1/4" unc x 3/4"   3 off

Distributor clamp

1/4" unc x 1/2"   1 off

Carburettor to inlet manifold

5/16" unc x 1/2"   2 off

Inlet & exhaust manifolds etc

5/16" unc
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 01:17:29 PM »

If you know any more, such as the rest of the gearbox to engine bolts, rocker cover nuts etc, we'll add them to the list.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 12:40:18 PM »

It was me asked on someones thread asking about bolts for a bike engine. Thanks for that Andy, will get some stailness ones ordered up for reliant trike. I am crap with imperial threads, shouldn't be cos it was imperial when I was doing my apprenticeship bu thad nowt to do with them for 40 years inbetween Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 09:55:50 PM »

Metric measuring & decimal money came in while I was in secondary school, so I learnt kinda half n half. Even now, when I measure something I'll write it down half in Imperial, half in Metric  -2 5/16" x 15mm etc!
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 12:47:48 PM »

Cant remember exact year it came in, it was after I started work in 68 but not that many years probably71ish? You still at secondary school eh youngster? Smiley

We only used imperial at the machine shop I was apprenticed in and I am almost certain it was the same on day release at Brooklands. For the last gawd knows how many years I have used both though and not really a problem, its the Whitworth fine and coarse and BA and everything else that stumps me.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 11:08:51 PM »

I left school in '78.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 12:50:45 PM »

Bloody eck, you is young then, or did you stop on. Left at 15 in my day
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 10:29:28 PM »

 Grin I am but a mere slip of a lad.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 12:36:57 PM »

hmmmmmmmmmmmm, may be younger but mere slip??? Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 07:20:25 PM »

Hi
    Does anyone know the sizes/threads on the eight studs/nuts that hold the diff housing together?
More to the point...where I can get a set from?
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 07:25:39 PM »

Cylinder head bolts can they be nyloc stainless???
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 08:55:29 AM »

Cylinder head bolts can they be nyloc stainless???

Not sure I'd use nylocs, possibly the nylon could soften with heat.
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 09:47:56 AM »

DONT USE NYLOCS ON HEAD STUDS  well i wouldnt,,

you get what i would call a false feel when torqing down the head  as the nyloc bite,s the thread  giving the torque wrench a false feel
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 09:52:45 AM »

The cylinder head nuts came loose on my last Reliant trike & left me stranded at the side of the road one night. So I now torque them down then add a second nut on top to be sure. The second ones are dome nuts, which aslo hide the ends of the steel studs.
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2011, 06:37:50 PM »

Hi
    Does anyone know the sizes/threads on the eight studs/nuts that hold the diff housing together?
More to the point...where I can get a set from?
Cheers
 Cool

I ended up with 1&5/8" long x 5/16 UNC/UNF studs
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