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by Alan SS1
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: cheap Lidl plasma cutter
Replies: 12
Views: 698

cheap Lidl plasma cutter

scimjim wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:06 am
3 blokes in the queue for one of these outside our local Lidl at 0755 - amazingly they have a pile of them :D
so how many did you buy??? :wink:
by Alan SS1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: cheap Lidl plasma cutter
Replies: 12
Views: 698

cheap Lidl plasma cutter

Now then.... I’m not expecting the quality of laser or water jet cutting, but how easy is it to make passable cuts and with what sort of dexterity? For example, curved holes.. if you mean round holes cos they're curved?? :wink: seriously though the link that AJL posted means I really need to make s...
by Alan SS1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitars in a Gilbern book!
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Scimitars in a Gilbern book!

While Reliant had Ogle, Gilbert chose etch-a-sketch to design with only one working dial on it :mrgreen: ... and even that stopped working when they designed the estate! before handing it to Reliant when came time for the SS1 ? before the GTE folks point out the obvious . . .. does rarity equal qua...
by Alan SS1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars and other short stories
Replies: 2139
Views: 180657

Corky's Scimitars and other short stories

I like your attention to detail Steve, thats a cracking 'built to the regs' car, super impressed 8) Potentially another Cheshire winner :lol: :mrgreen: Definitely, but it's not concours I've built it for. :lol: ruddy heck, glad I don't do concours if that's your 'it will do effort for a racing mach...
by Alan SS1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Revenge of the Scim
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Revenge of the Scim

The SS1 doesn't have (and shouldn't need, IMHO) a manual fan switch, so the fact that yours has got one tends to suggest that the proper fan switch has failed in the past, so someone who couldn't face the job of fixing it has wired in a substitute. As Phil mentioned, the switch is hidden away on th...
by Alan SS1
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars and other short stories
Replies: 2139
Views: 180657

Corky's Scimitars and other short stories

Steve,
looking very tidy and up to your usual high standard , especially for a 'racing' version, even if road-going :shock:
I don't know where you find the time and enthusiasim !!
by Alan SS1
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternative gearbox mounting method?
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Alternative gearbox mounting method?

or if a real cheap skate
washer, section of rubber (from conveyor belt, cos I have loads) plate, more rubber, washer and bolt through the whole assembly, or any other source of squidgy material? rubber radiator hose would be too flimsy? but maybe doubled up/folded flat
by Alan SS1
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Speedo/rev counter
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Speedo/rev counter

for what it's worth mine is a Ford item, it may also by other sources, but is identical to the escort of same era (1985)
by Alan SS1
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Hybrid cars - engine wear due to cold engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Hybrid cars - engine wear due to cold engine?

IMHO as long as you don't go from leccy drive to MAXXED out on jungle juice what's different, I only have tried a Toyota (I think it was a Toyota) as got it as Hire car, not asked for I hasten to add! :shock: It was innocuous and would pootle along and when it decided leccy was lacking , or battery ...
by Alan SS1
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Northern Ireland MOT Test Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Northern Ireland MOT Test Issue

I must be lucky as I think I pay £35 for MOTs. I generally drive the cars in, do the horn, washers and lights and wait while he does emissions. I drive it onto the rollers and do the brakes for him, onto the ramps and follow him round underneath so I can check things for myself. A decent tester is ...
by Alan SS1
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Northern Ireland MOT Test Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Northern Ireland MOT Test Issue

I don't trust private garages that offer "cheap" MOT tests. ie. under £50. Local anecdotal evidence suggests that they often find and do work (unauthorised) that puts the bill up to compensate. I'm talking about alleged blown or worn coloured bulbs, bushings etc. (usually vastly over priced) that k...
by Alan SS1
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Northern Ireland MOT Test Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Northern Ireland MOT Test Issue

I'm tickled by the typical political not answering the question viz Question DVA chief executive, Paul Duffy, was asked by BBC Radio Ulster if private garages could be used to clear the MoT test backlog that is currently building up across Northern Ireland. He simply replied: "What I would say about...
by Alan SS1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5562
Views: 413589

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

Coupe Racing wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Autonomous AGV's for moving large shopping containers . Lots of tech in something so big
shopping or shipping, big difference between an ASDA trolley and a forty foot steel box :-)
by Alan SS1
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 613
Views: 56897

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

So house sale fell through. We were supposed to exchange this week and buyer pulled out. No excuse. 4 months build up. :evil: that is so b888y unfair come to Scotland, house sale/purchase can (I think) still be done on a hand-shake which scares the living day-lights out of solicitors. if you agree ...
by Alan SS1
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 222
Views: 31079

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:14 pm
scim_rebel wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Rattling wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:56 pm
I think you ought to leave it like that with a clear shiny coat it looks very 60s psychodelic "man" :D much less work
I was just thinking the very same thing... :lol:
Oi! Yer cheeky pair! Hang on a minute. Hummmm?
and it would be 'in period' ? ? ??

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