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by Alan SS1
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 17
Views: 747

MOT exemption

The Ti is due at the end of May, so that'll mean I won't have to MOT it this year as it goes SORN in November. I'll get it done in March next year. I'm similar, but it means a trip direct to MoT station next year, I'd prefer a shake down so 'might' get it tested around end of summer, maybe, to avoi...
by Alan SS1
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ss1
Replies: 12
Views: 218

ss1

Hi Alan, It's a 1600, I believe? If so, assuming the oil level is correct, the tappets can take a while to refill if they're past the first flush of youth and not been run for a while. It might take until the engine has warmed a little before they quieten down (when the oil starts to thin). concur,...
by Alan SS1
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 1600 Brake pad wear indicator
Replies: 8
Views: 330

SS1 1600 Brake pad wear indicator

No, completing the circuit makes the light come on. I agree when the LOOP touches earth pad warning comes on, ie the disc, but I'm sure I had odd results with handbrake warning light (I think) so I just used an old 'sensor' from worn pads plugged in and tucked away under the fuse box so that the lo...
by Alan SS1
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 1600 Brake pad wear indicator
Replies: 8
Views: 330

SS1 1600 Brake pad wear indicator

but don't you need to bridge the connector to make the warning lights to work properly? (After thrown it in bin) for us in the UK (assumeyou are not?) it is a bit of a grey area with what warning lights should or should not come on with the ignition, even the low fluid level light SHOULD be part of ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1489
Views: 116800

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

Small sports are easy, they just glue in place :wink: except removal of glue/sealant could have been a PITA ? :shock: never ever set anything 'in a safe place' :wink: not sure if an insurance company would pay up on that one? although screens are still available NEW, tinted were on six week lead, b...
by Alan SS1
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1489
Views: 116800

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

please don't take my comment as a complaint, only observation .. .. . i seem to remember reading about a 750 club 'car' that used the engine mounts from a Mini as 'suspension' and got away with it for the one or two seasons until they added a clause about 'xx inches travel' so yes I can see where th...
by Alan SS1
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1489
Views: 116800

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

Had to make some crank handles for a work job tomorrow, and whilst waiting for weld to cool/paint to dry, mocked up the cage cross bar and forward bar to bulkhead. All just tywrapped in place. Anyway finished handles and off for a kip :) 20200319_211852.jpg 20200319_211919.jpg not much of original ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5577
Views: 422702

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

Rover SD1 rolling body shell , in metallic gold , no doors on a flat-bed

I think I've seen on earound the car shows locally so maybe (hope) it will still be here the show season!
by Alan SS1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1467
Views: 171741

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

ENT 13R

on a catering van suppliers , Entier, so pretty darn close,
by Alan SS1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: 1600 speedo cable
Replies: 2
Views: 116

1600 speedo cable

Given it’s a Ford gearbox end with a BL speedo head it’s likely to have been a Reliant specification cable. There might be one from something else that will fit although I haven’t found what yet. For something like that I’d save the risk of having more bits in the garage that don’t fit and get one ...
by Alan SS1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 Light switch, air filter,spare wheel support.
Replies: 12
Views: 318

SS1 Light switch, air filter,spare wheel support.

Had to fit a new water pump to the SS1 Corky - it was so noisy and there was so much play in the bearing I could not believe it was not leaking. I had a spare of course. mine only leaked on the garage floor, after a run and you'd have expected it to piss all over the place in use ? ?? ? ? although ...
by Alan SS1
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Computer Problems and Solutions
Topic: left from right?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

left from right?

All this new web-page design is taking it's toll? :D
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but other than that excellent upgrades
by Alan SS1
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5577
Views: 422702

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

Pair of BENTLEY convertibles with roof down

6 XF & 7 XF :shock:

or should this be in in 'good number plates' ?
by Alan SS1
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1489
Views: 116800

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

I can’t believe you only had one grinder all this time. I have seen the light and now have 3 (idea from Phil A) - one for cutting, one with a grinding disc and one with a flap disc. Saves so much time not swapping discs every 2 minutes. 2 Toolstations specials and a B&Q jobbie and so far all holdin...
by Alan SS1
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'
Replies: 1489
Views: 116800

Sabre Turbo racer: 'Light Sabre'

Cleaned up the NS trailing arm prior to strengthening and lopping the bush mount tubes off. 20200303_220245.jpg 20200303_220250.jpg I could have supplied you a jig to permit the fabrication of 'bespoke' rear arms, :shock: > > > saved a precious TWO 'standard' items ?? ? ? ? :wink: not sure if havin...

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