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by Alan SS1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Quarterlight swap
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Quarterlight swap

So having swapped the windy mech over from donor door Ive found out why the window was very stiff, the front channel that appears to be part of the Quarterlight has distorted through rot, how difficult/DIY will it be to swap from donor door depends on how rotten the fixings and remains of framing a...
by Alan SS1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Bargain bonnet
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Bargain bonnet

AJL Electronics wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:24 am
Well it seems that dear Ruth can't find the shift or CAPS lock keys, so simple arithmetic to put the decimal point in the right place is clearly a step too far!
surprised you hadn't noticed the spolling mistake as well ? :-)
by Alan SS1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Vented Brake Discs & Stub Axle Bearings
Replies: 18
Views: 643

Vented Brake Discs & Stub Axle Bearings

for info, I used fine wet&dry on a sheet of glass , to take some material off, used lots of oil and just took a smidgen off!!!

use a figure of eight pattern to avoid high/low spots and as it is slow then no need to mask anything up :wink:
by Alan SS1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Adjusting small sports front wheel Bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Vented Brake Discs & Stub Axle Bearings

for info, I used fine wet&dry on a sheet of glass , to take some material off, used lots of oil and just took a smidgen off!!!

use a figure of eight pattern to avoid high/low spots and as it is slow then no need to mask anything up :wink:
by Alan SS1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Vented Brake Discs & Stub Axle Bearings
Replies: 18
Views: 643

Vented Brake Discs & Stub Axle Bearings

. So, some time before the next MOT I've got to get the bearing(s) replaced. Thanks for all the help and assistance. Note that both myself & Peter (and maybe others) have 'modified' the inner face of the bearings, in my case changing out the used bearing for a BRAND NEW Reliant boxed unit did NOT i...
by Alan SS1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Adjusting small sports front wheel Bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Vented Brake Discs & Stub Axle Bearings

. So, some time before the next MOT I've got to get the bearing(s) replaced. Thanks for all the help and assistance. Note that both myself & Peter (and maybe others) have 'modified' the inner face of the bearings, in my case changing out the used bearing for a BRAND NEW Reliant boxed unit did NOT i...
by Alan SS1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Car Reg Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Car Reg Transfer

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:31 pm

. . . .. . the inspector will want to see a complete driving vehicle not a log book bought off ebay :roll: or a chicken coop :D .
spoil sports :wink:
by Alan SS1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Reliant Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Reliant Fox

scimjim wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:05 am
The Tandy camper on a Fox was quite popular.

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and even more 'wandery' I'd suspect :-)
by Alan SS1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41349

Manny's SS1 1600

What age is the car? or to be more specific, does it have the early or late rear inner wheel arches? The later ones were wider and give slightly more clearance, especially if you've got wider wheels/tyres. Morning sir, well it's an 85 model with standard 185/6o R14 tyres...what are the width differ...
by Alan SS1
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41349

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day folks right....measurements are as follows: ground to jacking, gap between arch and wheel top NSF: 6", 2" NSR 6",0.5 OSF:5.5", 1.5 OSR 5", -1.x " so will be swapping units between sides today and remeasure on Sunday ....but seems conclusive ..? Ta Manny step back a moment, it would appear ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New EU Design rules
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

New EU Design rules

Coupe Racing wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Some historic cities in Europe are full of electric cars that constantly beep and bleep
thats not very 'historic' surely some sort of recording of a horse & cart trundling along cobbles would be more in keeping ? :wink:
by Alan SS1
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New EU Design rules
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

New EU Design rules

. .. .. . It can also be switched to silent. On silent or with noise, you’d be surprised how many people step out in front of it without looking properly. It’s probably a subconscious act based on not hearing an engine noise. I’m not sure if creating artificial noise is the answer, or do we just ne...
by Alan SS1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Computer Problems and Solutions
Topic: Edit date created for MP4 files
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Edit date created for MP4 files

I'm a suspicious sod, so I just change the date & time of the PC , re-save the file and then re-set the clock, no exe files involved :wink: had to do this when 'sanitising' technical reports but wanting to make the sanitised report appear to have been created at the same time as the full-blown, non-...
by Alan SS1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SS1 #1239 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 299

SS1 #1239 for sale

you are not really doing a good job of 'selling' this :shock:

but I guess it is a 'warts and all' project/ sale, good luck, should be saveable?
by Alan SS1
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 68
Views: 6526

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

sorry to prolong this thread :-( can't really fault the AA guy that rocked up within fifteen minutes of my phone call, (during rush hour) and agreed instantly that with large puddle of oil appearing under car and 20W/50 liberally applied to most of engine that it 'was not a roadside repair' (camshaf...

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