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by Dave 6726
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 231

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: 17
Views: 733

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: 17
Views: 733

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: 166

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: 1340
Views: 128935

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: 5442
Views: 358947

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: 1340
Views: 128935

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: 1085

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?
by Dave 6726
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Carburettor Remains
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Carburettor Remains

GONE! :D
by Dave 6726
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Carburettor Remains
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Carburettor Remains

Phil -

Got yours and replied. Hope you got it - I'm not used to using the PM system.
by Dave 6726
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Carburettor Remains
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Carburettor Remains

In case anybody can make use, before I chuck it........... Weber DFT 32/34 carb. (Ex SS1 1600 'Kirsty') Available at cost of postage/packing (est. £15) or collect free. Not included: Bi-metallic thermostat coil - used on new carb to reduce price :D Fast idle cam - broken, hence replacement by new ca...
by Dave 6726
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Are you having trouble starting?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Are you having trouble starting?

Laters wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:02 am
A mate of mine who lives in Australia brought a few over for me a more than a few years back.
He got them through customs? :shock:
by Dave 6726
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: First outing of the year
Replies: 6
Views: 857

First outing of the year

peter freeman wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:21 pm
And to think I got excited as we had a butterfly in the garden yesterday
Me the same with a peacock in the workshop (put him outside) and two bumble bees worrying the snowdrops.
My FOOTY was a 10 mile potter round the back lanes in Kirsty with new Weber DFT - very satisfactory! :D
by Dave 6726
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 660
Views: 67510

Look what came in the post today

Somewhere else on the Forum some time ago, I mentioned how the fast idle cam in Kirsty's carb had gone AWOL and I was 'inventing' a manual arrangement. Well, this went to about 60% completion and I then lost interest in working in a freezing garage, plus other family commitments intruded quite a bit...
by Dave 6726
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

A trophy? I like, but what name could you give it until you know what it's for?
(Actually, it'd look nice polished up!)

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