Hi all.- Restoring my 750ES and have some needs - Heater fan motor & blade; blade broken (in 2 pcs) and motor not rotating freely. Would need both. - Canopy: mine is pretty bent from all over, and some of PO's has tried to repair it by attaching a square tube inside below window, etc. Looking for just the canopy. Have all other bits - Rear axle. Have understood that some other Reliant model has same axle with longer gearing, but still a 1-on-1 replacement. What should I look for?
Canopys are not easy to obtain and there were a number of moulds used so chances are if you got another it would need tweaking. I wrote a feature On how to repair them that's in one of the Bug Club Magazines. I will try and dig it out. The fan motor is fairly standard although the 4 bladed version is more difficult to get hold of.
The rialto 2 is the axle with the best ratio. Good luck and keep us posted.
Of the canopy, naturally anything can be fixed, but this one is is pretty bad. What are the main differences I should pay attention at? I may have to take finding a new one as a long term project
Sorry Karl. As the Bug has run only 20k miles & as I recently lifted the cylinder head the bores are pristine, I want to keep engine stock. Would you believe that it would run OK with b axle & bone stock 750 engine? Or in other words enough torque for b axle gearing? I have no idea of the difference in gearing ratios & how to identify a b axle...
The more repairs the canopy has/or had will make it heavier. The strut may struggle over time and put a bow on the outside. That is worse case. I believe my dad or myself (can't remember) ran for a while with a b and a 750, works but still lacks the final push. B axles are Easy to spot they have a b stamped on the diff casing.
If you have a question your better of starting a topic in the main forum.
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