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by Alan SS1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 51
Views: 1902

breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?

All food for thought and gievn dcrb15 / Chris's recommendation of Auto Aid I shall be giving them a call. AA renewal just dropped on the door mat. Now gone up to £310.36 for joint cover Silver membership :shock: that's double what AA tried to charge SWAMBO for joint GOLD, (excluding home start) :sh...
by Alan SS1
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scrappage Scim
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Scrappage Scim

Which totally failed to answer the question :D The petition was: “Make it illegal for manufacturers to process vehicles which have Historic Vehicle on their V5 documents though any scrappage scheme. A simple way to avoid losing rare road heritage is to make all vehicles with Historic Vehicle on the...
by Alan SS1
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Awkward Aerial
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Awkward Aerial

spegru wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:34 am
Why did anyone bother with an electric aerial in a fibreglass car. A piece of wire up the windscreen pillar should do it!
yep, works for me, hidden from view, weather & vandals :-)
by Alan SS1
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Grawpy
Replies: 50
Views: 5551

Grawpy

scimjim wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Standard (later) 1600 instrument panel wiring for future reference

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I'm liking the 'big plug' / 'little plug'.

any cardboard boxes :D
by Alan SS1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: breakdown Recovery AA vs RAC or who?
Replies: 51
Views: 1902

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: 5188
Views: 256664

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: 5188
Views: 256664

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: 557

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: 252

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: 11
Views: 340

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: 5188
Views: 256664

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: 242

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: 242

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: 11
Views: 340

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: 557

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...

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