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by Alan SS1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 48
Views: 1648

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

that sounds really great but I'd I failed to convince SWAMBO . . . . .. in our case went on line and got a price from Brittania (which was about £120) then on phone to the AA and they matched it (well they came close and I was going to agree and Mrs said 'no' tell them we need more discount :shock: ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5187
Views: 255960

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

B plate 1.2 NOVA, in red (not pink) looked 'original' and unmolested, can't see anybody bothering to re-spray one , but you can never tell . . . .. . :-)
by Alan SS1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5187
Views: 255960

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

Citroen 8 in Nerja along with older 'normal' cars (lack of salt I guess on roads) and this weird Renault, not sure where the patient was meant to go !! :shock:
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by Alan SS1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 502

SS1 MOT fail :(

to slow brake fluid loss, try filling to nearly the brim and put in a rubber bung (try from a wine making kit ) :wink: the small amount that weeps out means that you don't really need to bleed on reassembly :roll: and I've also fitted allen headed bolts for future ease of attack, but if you can get ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Inner rear wing panels ?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Inner rear wing panels ?

due to the 'accuracy' of Reliant build, I have a small thin spacer (sourced from plastic emulsion paint pail) between the front face of the captive plate and the inside of the rear wing :wink:
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Which Ignition Coil!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Which Ignition Coil!?!

ditto, ign amp on bulkhead next to fan , permits easy replacement 'at road side' :-) TBH never felt how 'hot' the coil actually gets, it is tucked into a cosy area anyway? I suspect my issue was with poor connection as tested min eon top of a an oil burning workshop stove (fairly hot) and still worked
by Alan SS1
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5187
Views: 255960

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

saw a Bently today in a terrible metallic purple colour, no accounting for taste (or lack of?) :shock:

dunno the model,, but there are a few knocking about ABZ in 'normal colours', so maybe this is why chose the odddity?
by Alan SS1
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Front anti roll bar links from where?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Front anti roll bar links from where?

Ah, I managed to get the 10mm through the existing bushes on the SS1 , but they are 'old style' rubber :-)

had to renew the washer /spacer on top / bottom though as were rotten, SS penny washers seem to work though :wink:
by Alan SS1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Front anti roll bar links from where?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Front anti roll bar links from where?

I used a piece of 10mm threaded bar, bit of heavy wall steel tube (4mm WT) as a spacer but I guess thinner would do?

lots of grease applied during assembly so it would come apart again . . .. . :wink:
by Alan SS1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Which Ignition Coil!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Which Ignition Coil!?!

Motorcraft
79BB 12024
B112X

Electronic Ignition
by Alan SS1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 502

SS1 MOT fail :(

Oil leaks keep rust at bay :-) Mine weeps from the drive shafts and I wipe the excess away pre-test :wink: as for the gearbox, I over filled it many years ago :oops: and only lately has the flow decreased from front bearing (or it's empty :shock: ) I even have teh front seal, but a bind to get the e...
by Alan SS1
Tue May 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SS1 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 416

SS1 for sale

Alan

I didn't see the chap we spoke about again on Sunday, so looks like he's missed a bargain. . . .
by Alan SS1
Sat May 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ss1 v6!!!?
Replies: 37
Views: 1047

Ss1 v6!!!?

philhoward wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Alan SS1 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 7:51 pm
BTW, possibly Reliant were reluctant to fit a 'non uk' engine in keeping with the 'keep it British' philosophy???
ignoring the fact that the CVH was built in ??? :wink:
Wales..
Ok, I stand corrected, I thought it was a German unit . . . .. :oops:
by Alan SS1
Fri May 25, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ss1 v6!!!?
Replies: 37
Views: 1047

Ss1 v6!!!?

ref comments about any engine being 'too tall' I did see an SS1 where they had 'lowered' the front engine mounts to get a the 'wrong 1600 engine/carb combo to fit but not the gearbox one !!! :shock: it's not recorded how long the prop shaft lasted or sounded like! :w I do like the idea of an alloy s...
by Alan SS1
Wed May 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5187
Views: 255960

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

like the Orkney registered car in photo, weel probably just using up the last few 'BS' numbers???

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