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by Dave 6726
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Bill Brightons Scimitar Sabre Mk2
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Bill Brightons Scimitar Sabre Mk2

And this is the fourth time...........! :cry:

(See http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... 21&t=41367 )
by Dave 6726
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Duff starter?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Duff starter?

philhoward wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:45 pm
...given the age of the car it’s likely to be a Sierra unit (OHC/Pinto engine, not the CVH or DOHC version), if the bolts go in from the engine side.
That's a new one on me, Phil, I've always assumed it to be CVH. What other indicators are there to confirm a Sierra one?
by Dave 6726
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Duff starter?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Duff starter?

peter freeman wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Don't you have a set of jump leads Dave ?
I've two sets actually, Peter, but after the battery top up it was fine on a 'proper' battery (condition) tester, so I didn't bother trying a jump. Could bear it in mind if all else fails.

OaS: I'll try it the morrer - thanks.
by Dave 6726
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Duff starter?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Duff starter?

Thanks for that, Phil.
I didn't notice what happened to the lights. Will check tomorrow and see where the bolts are while there.
by Dave 6726
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Duff starter?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Duff starter?

Very basic q. here, gents: Came to start SS1 1600 (Kirsty) and got the sticking effect, as if it had hit TDC somewhere and the starter just couldn't push past it. Tried again and got what I think was the solenoid chattering a bit feebly. I seem to remember (last time this happened to me was forty ye...
by Dave 6726
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: EV anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 602

EV anyone?

FLT?
Well they're not very fast, are they? And look at the size of their batteries...…….
(And there still isn't an emoji for hysterical laughter.)
Sorry; bit bored here...
by Dave 6726
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SS1 Turbo For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 601

SS1 Turbo For Sale

This is the third time..... I'm STILL waiting for a couple of legacies to pay up...………. :roll:
by Dave 6726
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Stuck bonnet and ignition

The passenger side catch has released but not the drivers side. That happened a few times on Kirsty, but NS jamming when OS released. I found it would release if I parked the car on slightly different levels at front between OS and NS. Must have been due to flexing a slight twist on the chassis. So...
by Dave 6726
Thu May 30, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A new cooling discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 1930

A new cooling discussion

Probably but why put holes in the bonnet - just raise he rear a bit with spacers on the hinges I was just addressing the theoretical aspect, but was aware that some people did this. Mind, in aesthetic terms, I think neatly installed vents (if you must) is better than having what the iggies might si...
by Dave 6726
Wed May 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: A new cooling discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 1930

A new cooling discussion

Would the higher pressure at rear-bonnet vents then mean more outside (cold) air pushing in to force hot air along the tunnel at high speed, but allowing hot air out at low speed?
by Dave 6726
Tue May 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: FBHVC 2019 National Cost of Ownership Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 337

FBHVC 2019 National Cost of Ownership Survey

For anybody interested in the generalities of classic car ownership :)

https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/research
by Dave 6726
Tue May 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1353
Views: 133698

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

I just thought that a couple of vintage door handles for opening a bonnet was a bit.... I don't know....extreme? (And as it's 'modern', H&S of mown-down pedestrians?) :lol:
by Dave 6726
Tue May 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5470
Views: 366266

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

Kirkley Hall, Sunday.
by Dave 6726
Tue May 07, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1353
Views: 133698

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

At Kirkley Hall on Sun.
Not sure if it's gen. or replica and the bonnet 'catches' look dead dodgy to me.............. :shock:
by Dave 6726
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historical curiosity.............
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Historical curiosity.............

Just came across a 2014 Practical Classics mag.
In it a guy called Theo Gillam was restoring an SS1 reg.C52 KLG; it's on SORN.
Anyone here? How did the resto go?

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