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by Alan SS1
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Anyone got an mx5 and an ss1?
Replies: 10
Views: 273

Anyone got an mx5 and an ss1?

m m m m not sure about the purple one's ground clearance or the tyre life with that camber angle !

Like RR I did have a sketch somewhere of an SSE (that's estate or SSV that's van)
kinda use the inspiration of the GTE and move window aft two feet and continue slope of boot lid ?
by Alan SS1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1977 scimitar gte Breaking
Replies: 18
Views: 836

1977 scimitar gte Breaking

I'd have thought the first mini posted would fall foul of the UK rules regarding 'wheels not exposed' or whatever the correct rules are!!! :shock:
by Alan SS1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Horror stories
Replies: 15
Views: 446

Horror stories

I liked the wooden suspension, ended up doing the same to keep the rear axle located whilst I refurbished the trailing arms/torque tubes on the 480,

mind you that was one arm at a time whilst vehicle was raised on axle stands :wink:
by Alan SS1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Would you consider this in your Scimitar?
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Would you consider this in your Scimitar?

try finding the book ISBN O 905247 027

Battery Car Conversions by Prigmore, Wykes & Freeman

show show to convert your Reliant (Regal or Bug) into leccy float
by Alan SS1
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3407

Future MOT changes

and it is even 'greyer' if your car doesn't need an MoT that isn't required you can't get a 'Tax disc' if the MoT will have expired when you want the tax disc to start from. but if you wait until the MoT HAS expired then the system will happily oblige :? I think there will come a poitn when they do...
by Alan SS1
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT changes
Replies: 87
Views: 3407

Future MOT changes

which bit?
30 years, 40 years or just the whole idea of dropping the MoT for older cars?

TBH the new 'shake plate' bit scares the life out of me! :shock:

i reckon the SS1 would almost come off the ramp as it's so light. . . .
by Alan SS1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 595
Views: 39835

Look what came in the post today

aye but no proof the fancy height adjustable bit works when you park half a ton of Scimitar on top of them :wink:
by Alan SS1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ss1 vented discs - mg metro calipers
Replies: 20
Views: 603

ss1 vented discs - mg metro calipers

[ Disc behind hub used to be normal practice for most manufacturers - AFAIK the move towards disc outside hub is a relatively recent thing, undoubtedly in part due to convenience, but partly I suspect, due to the fact that since the banning of asbestos, pads seem to have become more "aggressive" an...
by Alan SS1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 907
Views: 49517

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

scimjim wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:16 pm
999K on a Fiat 500 in Cheltenham today :D
Jim I can possibly 'black cat' you

99N or N99 on a Range Rover (looked new style) so money not too tight in ABZ :? met on way and return from ASDA, I was on foot, they weren't (obviously)
by Alan SS1
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ss1 vented discs - mg metro calipers
Replies: 20
Views: 603

ss1 vented discs - mg metro calipers

the problem is that Reliant fitted the discs BEHIND the hub, for most companies the disc is bolted on (or held on with wheels) to OUTSIDE of hub. so in Reliant's case you have to remove the hub to swap the disc, therefore , no idea what the base disc would be, the QRG / GW vented /big-brake-upgrade ...
by Alan SS1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Top ball joint, Flat inboard or outboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Top ball joint, Flat inboard or outboard?

I have an ADA camber guage that seems pretty decent - nice and simple design and tbh would be easy to replicate at home. Set tracking with string lines too. No need for any kit then. Yep, same as I do, using spirit level for vertical checks. roll car backwards first then forward two complete revolu...
by Alan SS1
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: worst design possible
Replies: 13
Views: 412

worst design possible

is there a thread already for this? if not can I suggest the replacement of pollen filter in volvo C30 (and i assume all fords/ Volvo of same vintage) to change:- remove carpet trim, poke the wee clips HALF WAY in (otherwise they fall down back of carpet) lower fuse holder (easy so far) now remove t...
by Alan SS1
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 1600 odd question
Replies: 15
Views: 555

SS1 1600 odd question

Yep, about 9" of wire to spade connectors that plug into the loom. mmmm about 3" AT MAXIMUM on mine , maybe been 'got at' in one of previous nine owners, not bad in first eight years of other's ownership !!! we've had it since 93 and it had been 'put aside' in 91 or 92 after the chassis sheared the...
by Alan SS1
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 1600 odd question
Replies: 15
Views: 555

SS1 1600 odd question

Jim the one with wires looks vaguely like mine was until the wire fell off :-(

soldered back on and then 'potted' with resin that we use at work :-)

it had a couple of short wires with spade connectors not easiest to re-attach but possible, just
by Alan SS1
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Sammio SS1 Kitcar projects
Replies: 36
Views: 2427

Sammio SS1 Kitcar projects

I'm liking the 'Morgan' approach to the chassis mods :lol:

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