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by Alan SS1
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 327
Views: 28655

Manny's SS1 1600

Turns out the non starting was due to the kingpin lead not fully home in the dizzy ..so we are back in action :D :D school boy error ? but to be fair getting the plug leads on is a bit of an art? I prefer to remove the whole thing!! what with working by touch easy to get it mixed up and makes sure ...
by Alan SS1
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5352
Views: 289712

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

1969SE5 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:03 pm
whats with the hazzard tape on the rear beam etc... ? Being Fiat related, probably to warn oncomers when its lying in the road having dropped off !!
and sticky tape to keep the anti-sway bar intact
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for a project SS1
Replies: 33
Views: 883

Looking for a project SS1

We (well ) I bought a project 1600 and found it 'adequate' performance wise, sure others will claim it's not. but middle of road for performance and it can be a lazy drive. (sure the car can handle better than I'm prepared to push, and anyway as you are close to road it seems faster , keeps you in o...
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 327
Views: 28655

Manny's SS1 1600

PS I've not investiagted how much if any water is in the tank after 25+years, probably get a fear if I did? Mine had loads - it's over a decade now since I changed it, so I can't remember exactly, but it was between 2 and 4 litres - no wonder I had running issues! :shock: only issue I have is pump ...
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 32
Views: 1097

MOT exemption

turboscim wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Regarding m o t, in the newsletter from my insurers there was a broad hint that in the event of a claim a valid m o t would be a VERY good thing.
funny that (not really) as Insurance will ALWAYS look for an easy out (clause)
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5352
Views: 289712

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

That Hillman Avenger must been one of the first? folks had a Hillman Hunter Estate and I think it was also an 'L' plate (ASG 934L), but that was >30 years ago so maybe not?
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 327
Views: 28655

Manny's SS1 1600

Personally I wouldn’t bother. Just an added failure point imho. Tend to agree, except if the car has an iffy fuel cap and lives out side most of it's life. I'm not conviced that the water doesn't enter via the key slot, through the lock barrel and into the tank, I have a WASO with the small flip ov...
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Aux belt clearance issue
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Aux belt clearance issue

Just for completeness, here is the other type that I mention with the GMB Japan cast body. Easily identified by the core plug in the neck section. Lockheed DD1211 CVH wpump 02.jpg Also sold at some point by Quinton Hazel and possibly MoProd and no doubt other brands. These have a nicely cranked nec...
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: 'pinned' topics gone / missing
Replies: 8
Views: 264

'pinned' topics gone / missing

philhoward wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Someone noticed :lol:
Now moved to “FAQ” - http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewforum.php?f=32
I'd noticed earlier but hadn't got around to asking .. . . . .

and yes all in one place is sensible :D
but just wait until the FAQ gets too long and you'll have to subdivide it as well :wink:
by Alan SS1
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: 'pinned' topics gone / missing
Replies: 8
Views: 264

'pinned' topics gone / missing

As title

have i done something wrong or were the number of 'pinned topics' taking up too much space? especially on 'General Topics' :wink:
by Alan SS1
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 1980 GTE Fraserburgh, Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 167

1980 GTE Fraserburgh, Scotland

more chance of a sale if all the tools tidied away first ? ?
by Alan SS1
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Aux belt clearance issue
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Aux belt clearance issue

I think that you have the same 'replacement' / 'after-market' water pump that I ended up with. The original water pump elbow starts earlier andpoints 'up-hill' more steeply and gives more clearance. (link to a photo of the two here) http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?t=37302 note the '...
by Alan SS1
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting woes
Replies: 25
Views: 1626

Ti starting woes

I was starting to think this day wouldn’t come. Finally got the Ti out for a blast. Brilliant! Still some jobs to do - straighten up the bonnet and doors - but at least (and at last) it is drivable. And just in time for winter! 😀 VERY late for summer, bit close to water's edge given today's rainfal...
by Alan SS1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5352
Views: 289712

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

you didn't 'have to ' turn around, but glad you did :-)

old tranny with diesel lump (or provision for)
by Alan SS1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti
Replies: 143
Views: 14269

Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Manny Photos as requested, I'll edit the text later but pub beckons tonight :-) centre strap.JPG 16 SWG welded on and then 'bent to suit'! centre strap.JPG radiator mount.JPG small section of angle welded opposite way up to allow the radiator mount to be bolted on, short section permits 'misalignmen...

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