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by Alan SS1
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: First time start.
Replies: 11
Views: 322

First time start.

binlicker wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:52 am
Just checked coil with a multi meter primary 1.5 ohms which I think is about right. Secondary is 4.5k ohms which I think is too low but to be honest it might as well be written in double dutch for what it means to me :D
as NOT 'open circuit' probably OK??
by Alan SS1
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: First time start.
Replies: 11
Views: 322

First time start.

You could substitute your old coil for the new one, to eliminate the possibility that the new one is dead. Also if you ensure that you've got 12v going to coil +ve, (have you checked that already, with a test lamp if you don't have a meter?), then connect a wire to coil -ve, and touch that wire bri...
by Alan SS1
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ignition module.
Replies: 7
Views: 318

ignition module.

Hi Alan. If you are still following this thread its a 3 bolt fixing distributor. Had a look with the aid of a torch tonight. yep so if it is a three lug version then ONLY two wires, green & black. the earth is via the mounting onto the cylinder head. I can have look tonight to see which is which (g...
by Alan SS1
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1237
Views: 107814

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

CL10 XXX on somat that wasn't a Clio, probably not relevant anymore, just me ?? ? (and there are another 998 of them :wink: )
by Alan SS1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ignition module.
Replies: 7
Views: 318

ignition module.

when the ignition is turned on and just wondering if that's why the additional wires appear to be providing 12v working their way from the pilot jet cut off feed of the carb any help on this and how to make a better job of making the ignition module work and link it to the coil would be appreciated...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 192
Views: 10739

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

Can anyone recommend bulkhead sound proofing and or fire retardant. I'm going to build up the bulk head with fibreglass for strength and to seal it. Then I want to add sound proofing (and do i bother with fire retardant) Do i then encapsulate that in more fibreglass ? Or do I go to a breakers and l...
by Alan SS1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car that has not been sorned
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Car that has not been sorned

halfpenny wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:00 pm
You will need an mot for a reg swop
that was usually what happened. but if the car is MoT exempt (over forty years old) then what happens ? :?

migh tbe a bigger can o worms?
by Alan SS1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Gearbox rear mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Gearbox rear mounting

I tried those but the second one rounded off. When the box is out and I can turn the chassis over I can attack them easier. It’s the rear rubber mount that I need to disconnect so that the rear of the box can drop slightly, or come out with the engine if it has to. or grind the head off the spinnin...
by Alan SS1
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 5
Views: 182

engine oil

Thanks, had a good chat with classic oils man at NEC thinking of using their 20/50 for GTE instead of Millars as its cheaper and probably just as good, 20/50 bit thick for hydrolic tappets so as she doesn't use oil or smoke will probably stick with 10/40 I went for 'correct' (10/40) oil but thought...
by Alan SS1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikey's Scimega
Replies: 192
Views: 10739

Mikey Bikey's Scimega

philhoward wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am
That’s an impressive use of a drill, Mike! :shock:
especially when still attached to the chassis :D
by Alan SS1
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 67
Views: 7647

SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

Well done! Interesting to see that you got it out, complete with gearbox, without removing the nose panelling (only the bonnet, of course). I've always had the impression that removing the nose was virtually essential? Depends on the hoist I think. The hoist I used ( a few years ago now ) would not...
by Alan SS1
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Inner tube to stop air leak
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Inner tube to stop air leak

1969SE5 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:10 pm
but pretty sure a flick with a wire wheel, and a smothering of RTV will do the trick.
i've done similar and actually ALL the beads were rubbish on the C30 so wire brushed and added a couple of layers of spray paint, sorted :D
by Alan SS1
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1237
Views: 107814

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

saw 5 XY or similar, but the DVLA reckons it a Mini Cooper which looked more like a Renault so there must be a couple of these VERY low numbered plates . . . . .
by Alan SS1
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Optimistic Price SE6
Replies: 20
Views: 1015

Optimistic Price SE6

scimjim wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:35 pm
I think it's quite a nice colour when it's polished

phoca_thumb_l_gte-se6.jpg
didn't think you could polish one of those, but you could roll it in glitter :wink:
by Alan SS1
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic Road Tax
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Historic Road Tax

Steve_S wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:58 am
Car was first registered 26/1/1978 on log book but DVLA has a built date as 31/12/1978 hows does that work ????????
impressive stuff , registered before GRP even mixed :wink:

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