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by manny
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ss1 towbar
Replies: 6
Views: 265

ss1 towbar

ooh you got any pics - i have been looking at one for my SS1 and TR7

Ta

Manny
by manny
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5473
Views: 366998

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

Northbound on M42 Sunday ( must have been some motorsport event)..i saw a couple of Audi R8's, with a black sinister Corvette following and then something very shiny.... a black and chrome Buggati Veyron :shock: being 'pursued' by an Audi S3 very close...
by manny
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day, i did not change the front springs as i had a trip up to Nottingham, however when i arrived i parked with the nearside on the kerb, and by chance noted that the offside arch gap was now the same as the nearside, i could get my hand between the tyre and arch....that makes no sense or logic ...
by manny
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 6
Views: 283

KVL SE5 Project

Should keep you busy over the summer\autumn\winter....years :D

Good luck and keep us posted...

Ta

Manny
by manny
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

What age is the car? or to be more specific, does it have the early or late rear inner wheel arches? The later ones were wider and give slightly more clearance, especially if you've got wider wheels/tyres. Morning sir, well it's an 85 model with standard 185/6o R14 tyres...what are the width differ...
by manny
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

step back a moment, it would appear from above that there is only a small difference at the front? ie half inch at front yet at the rear there is nearly one inch (now reduced to 3/4" after all the changes. so if there was a problem caused by the front then surely the difference would be as big or b...
by manny
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day folks,

picked up the car with new MOT .. :D , spoke with the chaps about the rear - they said nothing obvious was visible with the suspension setup etc, and they measured the difference at 3/4 inch .. :? :?
I will replace the fronts over the weekend and report back...

Ta

Manny
by manny
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day all

Front springs arrived :) (Ta RR)..and the car passed its MOT, so I guess the rear end is in order, I pick it up tomorrow so will have a chat :?

Ta

Manny
by manny
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

Well I dropped off the car for its MOT and spoke of the issue - they will take a thorough look for me
by manny
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

Have you compared the shock absorbers to determine they are identical? Unlikely but someone could have substituted something odd into one side. Tyre profiles same both sides? was thinking that (shocks)..profiles are the same... :( having said that the 'new' shock units were the exact the same lengt...
by manny
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

No mention of measurements after you swapped the rear springs left to right? Did you measure the compressed and free length of the springs? If the fault moved sides it’ll be the rears, if it only changed it slightly it could be fronts. Good day the springs on the car are the new ones from QRG, so s...
by manny
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day,.

:( no change at the rear....there is still an inch difference ....what next??

Boo Hoo

Manny
by manny
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day, .. well i installed the new springs ...and the car drives better ..feels better planted...but visually there is a still a difference between the two sides.. :? :? I will re-measure tomorrow in the same car park at work....i am also booked in for a MOT ,so will ask the chap to scrutinise th...
by manny
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41360

Manny's SS1 1600

It is interest do you know what springs you are fitting to the rear in terms of length and rate? Good day , the rears are SS1 'standard' as ordered and supplied new by QRG...does that help\ clarify...? Length seems the same as the old that i took off, i did note the newer ones were harder to compre...

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