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by PeteMac
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights
Replies: 375
Views: 33482

pop-up headlights

This just 'popped' up on Facebook - Lister Storm
by PeteMac
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights
Replies: 375
Views: 33482

pop-up headlights

You perhaps wouldn't expect to find a video of the lights in action - that's until you remember Herbie fell in love with one :D
by PeteMac
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights
Replies: 375
Views: 33482

pop-up headlights

It looks like the light itself does move a little, so I’ll add it :-) The raised lights do sit a fair bit higher than the originals. Being (allegedly) made for the US market, it's seems likely they were added to meet US regs. Shame, as they certainly don't look as neat as the originals. Wouldn't tu...
by PeteMac
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights
Replies: 375
Views: 33482

pop-up headlights

Owen Sedanca (As you may have guessed, work is not holding my attention today. :D )
by PeteMac
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights
Replies: 375
Views: 33482

pop-up headlights

That's a comprehensive list! Might want to add the Mangusta to the DeTomaso list - a small number (about 50 US-destined, 1970 examples according to Wikipedia) had popups instead of the more common four headlamp arrangement.
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by PeteMac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car Transportation
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Car Transportation

Try Shiply. https://www.shiply.com/ Beat me to it! I used Shiply recently and was very satisfied with price and service. Enter details on their website (what's needing moved, pick up and destination postcodes) and companies put in their bids. Price I got was £135 lower than a local company had quot...
by PeteMac
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5290
Views: 279562

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

Went to the Swiss Museum of Transport today. It'd be worth the entry fee alone to see those Monteverdis. But a Miura too! Don't think I'd want to leave. I remember seeing one of the 4-door Monteverdis (photo 6) at the Forfar Classic Car Auction many (over 20) years ago. No kidding. Most exotic and ...
by PeteMac
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti timing issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Ti timing issue

Thanks Phil - this thread has pretty much all the info I need. I've contacted https://www.dcperformance.co.uk re a full Silvia set.
by PeteMac
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti timing issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Ti timing issue

Thanks Phil, that’s what I hoped. Out of interest, what is the cable made of? I expected it to be copper, but an internal investigation of mine just showed what looked like cotton threads. Is this right?

As for a replacement, where would folk generally go?
by PeteMac
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti timing issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Ti timing issue

Tested the ht leads with the multimeter tonight. All plug leads appear to be ok, but failed to get a resistance reading for the coil to dizzy lead. It flashed up a reading a few times but always quickly reverted to 1. Is this lead any different to the plug leads? Should the resistance reading be the...
by PeteMac
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti timing issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Ti timing issue

Thanks Jim, I suspected as much.

I’ll go back and check the rotor arm position. I assume it should be pointing towards number 1 lead position on the dizzy (I.e. top right).
by PeteMac
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti timing issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Ti timing issue

Nothing is ever easy. Got up yesterday looking forward to swapping the 3 and 4 leads at the dizzy (see previous post), firing it up and going for a blast. Just as a reminder - car was starting no problem on Friday, but there was a significant lack of oomph when on the road. Realised this was likely ...
by PeteMac
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti timing issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Ti timing issue

I need to give myself a kick. Might get my wife to give me one too. Think I deserve it. I started thinking about firing order. I've checked so many times I've committed it to memory. It's 1-4-3-2, isn't it? (One forum search later) B*ll*cks! Reckon I'll be switching 4 and 3 around in the morning. (S...
by PeteMac
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti timing issue
Replies: 33
Views: 1441

Ti timing issue

Well, car is consistently starting and running now. The misplaced timing marks rang alarm bells and made me wonder how carefully the timing belt had been changed. (It was done not long before I got the car.) So I refitted the belt following the manual to the letter. Put it all back together, and it ...
by PeteMac
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Hello from Scotland

Welcome from another Scot who's recently returned to the fold. Though my absence wasn't quite as long! (Only been 24 years since I bought my first. :D ) In Dundee, so not incredibly close unfortunately. Looking forward to seeing some photos and following your progress.

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