Hidunc's Reliant Tech Tips and Info Homepage

Welcome one and all.   Although this site is primarily related to the Reliant Fox and other 4-wheel derivatives of the Kitten, I hope 3-wheeler afficionados will also find it useful and interesting. After all, we all share the same basic ideas and running gear, though older Reliants less so.
2013:
I've done a bit of correcting, added a few documents, so have a look around.  
PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH COMMENTS OF ANY SORT [CONSTRUCTIVE IF POSS!] ABOUT HOW I CAN IMPROVE THE SITE.
I HAVE TRIED NOT TO INCLUDE ANYTHING COPYRIGHT, OR WITHOUT PERMISSION.  THAT'S WHY THERE'S SO MUCH ON THE DUNCSBITS CD THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE SITE!!
Get me at Reliant World forum or <hidunc@ntlworld.com>        Thanks...

How to use the site: [choose to read files online or download them]
On the left is a list of primary pages in bold [File Cabinets]. Clicking on the disclosure arrow reveals a list of files or 'subpages' within. Clicking a subpage's name will open it to read online.
To download a file instead of reading it click on the primary page title and, when the primary page opens, download from the list or right-click/command+click on the 'subpages' along the bottom. If a page shows only 'subpages' [or 'attachments', then each can be downloaded by right-clicking [command+clicking] on its title. I'm sorry that pages like the Technical Topics' page are in a random order but there isn't an obvious way to sort the order of page content - as far as I know!

Primarily this site is dedicated to sharing help and information about Reliant vehicles, built in Tamworth, UK, with glassfibre bodywork.
Reliant built a great variety of vehicles [as well as other items made from G R P] including the Scimitar range, using Ford and Rover engines, and the famous 3-wheeler Regal, Robin and Rialto ranges, using Reliant's own design of engine in lightweight alloy, of capacity from 600cc to 848cc ['850'].
Lesser known are the ranges of 4-wheeler 'Economy' vehicles, many based on the contemporary three-wheeler range mechanically and also in body style.
Of these 4-wheelers the 1960s Rebel was based on the contemporary Regal 3-wheeler, the 1970s brought the Kitten, based on the Robin 3-wheeler, and finally in 1983 the Fox, which was a totally different body design on a chassis and running gear donated by the Kitten, with some updates and improvements adopted through to the end of production in the late 1980s.
While the majority of stuff on this site centres around the Fox, much of it is relevant to the other economy four- and three-wheelers, not to mention other British vehicles produced in the days of distributors and carburettors, as Reliant made good use of mechanical and electrical components shared by other manufacturers. All you need to know about SU carbs, Lucas distributors, etc.
The time has come when professional service engineers have little to do with components such as these.  Enthusiasts and home-mechanics need more and more to find advice and explanations of how to service and repair their vehicles.  I hope this site will help.
The other main purpose for this site is to share things which are merely of interest. Pictures, history, little-known-facts, whatever, aside from the primarily technical.
The excellent Reliant World forum, and the various Reliant clubs do an increasingly good job of bringing together people and ideas, problems and solutions. I hope this site will provide some sort of permanent library to refer to in addition.

Any ideas?  Want me to include something?   eMail me at  hidunc@ntlworld  and I'll do my best.

For further help, fun and info you might like to visit FIFER'S site at    http://sites.google.com/site/fifersrelianthintsandtips/home