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by PeteMac
Sat May 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5432
Views: 353782

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

Easy seeing there’s a Bentley Driver’s Club event up North somewhere this weekend. Saw about 5 beauties this morning on the Kingsway in Dundee. Only managed to photo two.
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by PeteMac
Mon May 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 1800 Ti No Sparks
Replies: 25
Views: 605

SS1 1800 Ti No Sparks

That pesky optical sensor again!

Good to hear the car's up and running. :)
by PeteMac
Tue May 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS
Replies: 395
Views: 45516

pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS

Your guess is as good as mine as to what these headlights do. But it's a rare beast - and one I remember seeing at the Glasgow motor show at the Kelvin Hall about 40 years ago. argyll-car.jpg https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/47PgZXqnbJN0HCyssW49p4v/the-argyll-turbo-a-classic-supercar-from-t...
by PeteMac
Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: The popular subject of non starting Ti's
Replies: 5
Views: 147

The popular subject of non starting Ti's

Here's a start. I've tried to group them by cause of non-starting (where known) or the main the topic of discussion . Fuel pump inoperative Starting problem SST Turbo fuel pump Crank angle sensor/dizzy SS1 1800Ti will not start Ti starting woes Won’t start when hot - SST 1800Ti 1800Ti Distributor (O...
by PeteMac
Sun May 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: The popular subject of non starting Ti's
Replies: 0
Views: 84

The popular subject of non starting Ti's

Here's a start. I've tried to group them by cause of non-starting (where known) or the main the topic of discussion . Fuel pump inoperative Starting problem SST Turbo fuel pump Crank angle sensor/dizzy SS1 1800Ti will not start Ti starting woes Won’t start when hot - SST 1800Ti 1800Ti Distributor (O...
by PeteMac
Wed May 08, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: The popular subject of non starting Ti's
Replies: 5
Views: 147

The popular subject of non starting Ti's

Will do, Jim. Though I'll wait till I'm not at work. :)
by PeteMac
Wed May 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: The popular subject of non starting Ti's
Replies: 5
Views: 147

The popular subject of non starting Ti's

Was just thinking, does anyone else think that the subject of Ti starting deserves it's own area/topic/sticky/something within the forum? It has become a very popular topic of late, and a centralised store of information might be useful for the poor souls who will invariably go through the same pain...
by PeteMac
Wed May 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting
Replies: 83
Views: 5321

Ti starting

maybe silly question, but does the throttle butterfly close properly? Note, at the throttle there's an idle speed control pot that provides a gradual drop in (lower) revs when you take your foot off the throttle. Check it's functioning OK. And I there's a small screw to adjust when the pot is activ...
by PeteMac
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More Ti starting woes
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

More Ti starting woes

MOT passed today! Straight through. No advisories. Happy chap! :D Turns out the mechanic trained at our local (now closed) Reliant garage (where I used to take my old 5A), so had plenty of experience with fibreglass cars, though mainly 3 wheelers, I think. (The garage I used for MOT is Esplanade Car...
by PeteMac
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More Ti starting woes
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

More Ti starting woes

Hadn’t touched the car for a week, not since I drained the tank then refilled with good fuel (and it still didn’t start.) Today it started on first attempt (which is great) but I don’t know what changed (which is not so good.) I’ll just keep trying it the next few days and see If it continues to sta...
by PeteMac
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More Ti starting woes
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

More Ti starting woes

Well, no joy. Extracted pretty much all of the contents of the tank through the sender hole. Refilled with good fuel. Same result. Turning but not firing. Not even a hint of a fire. Still sparking ok. Timing is good. Fuel pump pumping. Still makes me think it’s a fuel problem, but no clue what. Or c...
by PeteMac
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More Ti starting woes
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

More Ti starting woes

IS it not possible to siphon fuel out via the filler with a long-enough flexible pipe (and a pump)?
I wondered the same, so I tried it yesterday. No joy - the internal structure of the tank must somehow prevent it. Pipe didn’t even get wet. Unless there’s a knack to it.
by PeteMac
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More Ti starting woes
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

More Ti starting woes

I'll be having a go at this tomorrow. Is there a knack to removing the sender unit? Does it just turn then pull out?
by PeteMac
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More Ti starting woes
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

More Ti starting woes

Thanks Phil. So it shouldn’t be necessary to drain the tank completely? If I can pump the water out from the bottom of the tank, that should be enough?
by PeteMac
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More Ti starting woes
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

More Ti starting woes

Hadn't thought of that, but it does sound likely. There was certainly heavy rain on Monday night and Tuesday, and the car was sitting out in it. A case of emptying the tank? How's best to do it. Is syphoning best, or disconnect pipe at tank? And then the drain holes at fuel cap will also need checke...

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