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by Alan SS1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?
Replies: 93
Views: 3638

cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?

a more comfortable right leg position during long runs (maybe not what you'd get in Malta You can spend hours getting from one place to another even though the distance isn't great.. :w Aye , I knew that from a holiday long ago, but then you wouldn't be sitting with the throttle at same position, u...
by Alan SS1
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?
Replies: 93
Views: 3638

cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?

Sorry, no belts..... this is poverty spec !! :cry: Another thing. I need more leg space. Can seat rails be shifted further back? aye as Jim says they ALWAYS had belts for the UK market, needed since 1970's ? (or earlier) it looks like they have been removed cos you have the 'inside oot' adaptors. t...
by Alan SS1
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Photobucket
Replies: 156
Views: 11362

Photobucket

II'm assuming Microsoft won't get up to the same silly games. aye we know where ASSUME gets you :wink: I have my own copies on the lap-top on Google Drive AND USB sticks (in garage) but mostly mine are just of our holiday places, now that we can drag and drop car related stuff it is a massive boost...
by Alan SS1
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Another 'interesting' project
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Another 'interesting' project

now that's a kit car (and a half) :wink:

it looks as if the guy has thought about most of the issues and at least had an idea of how to overcome them all. . . .

whether the fixes would work? ? :wink:
by Alan SS1
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?
Replies: 93
Views: 3638

cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?

Thanks Phil and Roger. Still loads left to sort out.... repairs to nose cone, complete re-spray, clutch will need replacement sooner or later... soft top faded clear panels to be replaced...... push switches in console not functioning.... Seems like he took a dislike to my vehicle. He refused to te...
by Alan SS1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights
Replies: 349
Views: 25908

pop-up headlights

Jim nae saying you are telling porkies but on the Toyota surely that whole section is always 'up' otherwise the air intake and 'power bulge' would have to rise and fall with the lights (and power output ?) :wink: or is the hatch for access to check oil/water etc PS not fancy my chances in a roll-ove...
by Alan SS1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 38
Views: 1173

Ford's SS1

I spoke to a wheel refurbishing place around the corner from my house and was quoted £60 inc VAT to do the 5 wheels and remove/refit tyres. Never having bought car tyres before, I'd appreciate any input on what would be a good choice. EDIT: Some on the shortlist are Kumho ES01 Ecowing Yokahama AE01...
by Alan SS1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Insurance again!
Replies: 60
Views: 3484

Insurance again!

I think that I'm with KMG as the ultimate 'insurer' but use a local broker, and by local, I mean across the road from work so I can go and give them grief, but not had to do any claims for this car. SWAMBO has had odds & ends and the local broker has been very helpful . .. . so local wins; and cost ...
by Alan SS1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A 4.0ltr Rover V8 Upgrade
Replies: 48
Views: 4657

SE5A 4.0ltr Rover V8 Upgrade

Scott not wishing to spoil the party but I assume you have black on white/yellow plates as well? happy to be corrected as i thought silver on black were only 'show' .. . . .. I thought the cut date was 1st Jan 1973 as I got pulled by police/VOSA inspectors many years ago, I was OK as car is Sept 1972!
by Alan SS1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 38
Views: 1173

Ford's SS1

to reduce the melting effect of the exhaust onto the handbrake cable I inserted a 40mm piece of tube between chassis and clamp (adding a piece of 1/4" plate so the cable had somat to clamp to) and also a piece of old PVC garden hose as a sacrificial layer :-)
by Alan SS1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Con-rods cvh
Replies: 12
Views: 270

Con-rods cvh

from my limited info turbo are low compression , and either con rod is shortened or small end to piston crown is shorter personally anything on E-bay is taken with very large doses of salt, unless from the likes of 'Burton' or similar 'well proven? you could give them a ring, but my gut feel is they...
by Alan SS1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Testing ABS sensor Volvo C30
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Testing ABS sensor Volvo C30

philhoward wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:43 pm
All depends on the age (and "intelligence") of the system to be honest.
valid point, and for that reason I like the ABS on the SS1 :wink:
by Alan SS1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Wheel options??
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Wheel options??

Jim

liking those ones, but I like the purity of the milk bottle top :wink:

for steels I ran Chevette 13" with 5mm spacers, but maybe nae ideal for hill climb , OK fro trial hill climb though :-)
by Alan SS1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Testing ABS sensor Volvo C30
Replies: 17
Views: 465

Testing ABS sensor Volvo C30

my limited knowledge (from the 480 system) is that the resistance needs to be 'about right' and then there needs to be about the right number of pulses from each sensor, so not sure if 'voltage' is correct term, I think that they look for the square wave and compare the two (maybe all four) square w...
by Alan SS1
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: CVH Manifold
Replies: 10
Views: 520

CVH Manifold

The flange needs rotating and about 3/4" of pipe chopping out as the exit flange is also lower. You would gain very little if nothing at all from fitting an XR3i manifold WITH stock arrangement downpipe (modified to fit). Pictures of my 1300 with XR3i 4 branch cast manifold and custom made . Aye po...

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