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by Alan SS1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 165
Views: 11647

Manny's SS1 1600

No, the headlights shouldn’t raise without the ignition being on. but they do rapidly go back down again if you twirl the wee white (edit black wrong car) knob with the ignition off :wink: keep fingers well clear!!! for safety the 480 has a link to the bonnet so that it stops you chopping your fing...
by Alan SS1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 165
Views: 11647

Manny's SS1 1600

the inhibit relay does control current to the dip, but it STILL passes through the switch on the column!! (I think :wink: )
by Alan SS1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 1186

cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?

piston ring s(IMHO) are never going to be 'bubble tight', there will always a be a small gap between each of the rings so fluid 'should' find it's way past 'eventually' on other prjects if piston was stuck (and I mean STUCK) then we used to leave them standing for a few months and if the diesel HAD ...
by Alan SS1
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear wheel bearing Ss1 Ti
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Rear wheel bearing Ss1 Ti

funny I did same with the front one, both sides, twice ie once to fit 'new' once to fit 'modified-one' :-)
by Alan SS1
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 165
Views: 11647

Manny's SS1 1600

I think that switch is toast?

and taken out the multi plug into the bargain :-(

Note that 'as standard' there was NO relay on the dip!!

switch WAS Metro, but any BL/ AR of that vintage will fit, or fit somat that fits the bill :-)
by Alan SS1
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear wheel bearing Ss1 Ti
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Rear wheel bearing Ss1 Ti

concur with all above comments but a ring spanner will 'just' go in rather than the socket, and I reckon ALL the nuts on the wishbone are a real PITA. but i also fitted allen bolts to make life easier , not that Iplan to do it again as I have fully galv trailing arms :wink: are you sure bearing is s...
by Alan SS1
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 1186

cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?

sounds like 'sticky' rings, I'd just give it a whirl and see if running it sorts itself out, nothing to lose, don't put too much diesel in as it will dilute the oil!!
I assume the head is off if you can see level drop?
by Alan SS1
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5 with Omega power
Replies: 263
Views: 20322

SE5 with Omega power

the thread on the fuel line 'might' be a JIC fitting?

we use them (JIC) at work, or maybe even 1/4" BSP ? can you measure the OD and pitch, I'll have look what we have so at least lets you know (of course GOOGLE will also help on pitch etc)
by Alan SS1
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Clear out mostly small scimitar
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Clear out mostly small scimitar

Blimey!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: damn I should have offered you a fiver . . . .. . are they gold plated? EDIT Were they Gold plated? :wink: 2nd EDIT they did look like pig's ears, right enough, Dad just ran a wire from the old fold up pop out things and these were bolted onto the roof in middle of...
by Alan SS1
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Clear out mostly small scimitar
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Clear out mostly small scimitar

New unused aftermarket indicators, not sure what off but useful for a dash indicator for oil pressure on race car 20171114_210207.jpg jeez, we had those fitted onto our Wolsley 444 and the Morris J2, so I'd suggest these are pre 1970??? and in both cases they were fitted as 'after market' , source ...
by Alan SS1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 928
Views: 54245

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

S 51 which would be OK on a wee Reliant ? :wink:

DVLA says Mazda 3, but i didn't think it was that , but it was hissing down on Sunday on way from Remembrance day
by Alan SS1
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 1186

cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?

(also changeable with the head still attached, don't drop the collets :oops: ) I put rags in the oil drain holes, because I was worried about doing that :wink: (also, worth going for the "top-hat" style seals, which are held down by the valve springs - see Burtonpower here ) Aye, I'd done the rags ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 1186

cvh specialist - Engine swap advice needed?

I'm with Phil & Jim on this one, it can't do any harm with a wee bit lower compression ratio, it might just 'come at' with a wee bit of use, albeit smokey until the rings free off. ( but if it stays smokey it could be the valve stem seals which are shot (also changeable with the head still attached,...
by Alan SS1
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 Electric window switch
Replies: 18
Views: 385

SS1 Electric window switch

philhoward wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:47 am
I think it's the rear window switches from a pre-facelift? That's certainly where I managed to get a couple from back in the days when you could still find them in scrapyards.
probably as the front window ones would have been 'one touch' to open fully, maybe the same to close?
by Alan SS1
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 Electric window switch
Replies: 18
Views: 385

SS1 Electric window switch

Peter

me thinks you'd need to supply a photo of the switch you have as a replacement :-)

I THINK used a montego switch that was a straight swap , but as this was nearly 25 years ago can't be 100% certain !! :wink:

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