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by manny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

scimjim wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:15 pm
td99 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Being a bit pedantic, you really need to make sure the car is on very level surface...
and then swap the rear coilovers left and right to confirm that they’re at fault.
Yes- will do a proper test at the weekend in a car park nearby

Ta
Manny
by manny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

td99 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Is that same height front and rear jacking points?
i just checked the rears :oops: will check all round later
by manny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day folks,

just measured the ground <-> jacking points
The driver side is 5.25 inches
The passenger side is 6 or there about..
I have an other spare unit so will try that at the weekend , other wise new springs from ..RR ?
Ta

Manny
by manny
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

did you put the bolts back that hold the inner wing to the floor of the boot front corners? (or might been rivets) mine are M5 SS as easier to remove etc no bolts/fasteners allows the edge of outer wing to 'flap aboot' or at least not sit 'neatly' you can adjust the shut lines quite a bit depending...
by manny
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day,

one ( possible) reason ...the rear shocks have mounting holes that are not equidistant from the spring collar ..would that make a difference - i only removed the one shock but did not compare the orientation , will pop out in a bit ...being lazy at the moment..

Ta

Manny
by manny
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

I'd take out the boot liner then you can see just about everything on both sides including the frame inner wing liners etc and compare sides ,it takes about an hour to remove it but well worth it for ease of restoration :wink: i took boot liner previously when the tank was refurbed and it's just dr...
by manny
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

scimjim wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 pm
No, no and no..... :D

Find out why it’s dropped first.
oh...okay then sir.. :( :(
by manny
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

maybe adding some spacers between the wing and the frame will pull it upwards enough to clear the rubbing..?
by manny
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

Is that the wheel or,wing that caused it ? Funny you saying that - i swapped the shock unit and it seemed better, went for a 10 min drive and the squeak still occurred but not as often, but overall no improvement. I then noted the driver side wing was sticking out at the rear sill compared to the p...
by manny
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38911

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day, can't believe my last post was back in December 2018! - testament to the car behaving , until now.. I began to notice an intermittent squeak towards the rear of the car within the cabin...guessed at wheel bearings\drive shafts etc..then today i noticed the issue. the passenger side wheel h...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: UK-Italy-UK
Replies: 7
Views: 386

UK-Italy-UK

Absolutely - I think it was €25 - it was a few Deutschmarks last time I went :D Make sure your car is tip top or take out insurance for a few more euros though, recovery is expensive and Armco repairs are eye wateringly expensive! you did the ring in those cars :shock: :shock: :shock: my mate is ge...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: UK-Italy-UK
Replies: 7
Views: 386

UK-Italy-UK

Got back from Europe on Friday - 1500 miles in scrapyard save cars - I had a £500 Mercedes E300TD estate with Richie and DJ/Andy had a £260 Alfa 147. Spa Classisc, Nurburgring (including a lap where the engine soundproofing caught fire and I lost all brakes), Reims, Paris and Dunkirk (with a few me...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: UK-Italy-UK
Replies: 7
Views: 386

UK-Italy-UK

Why buy a car for the trip - why not use a Scim. Been down that way a number of times in a 6A, GTC, SS1 ( various ) Sabre and last time in our MB. In all of our trips only had one problem when the 6As alternator would not produce full power so could not drive it in the dark and when the rad fan cam...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: UK-Italy-UK
Replies: 7
Views: 386

UK-Italy-UK

Good day all Just completed my EU round trip 2154 miles, 54 Hrs, five tanks of fuel Bought this just for the trip about a month ago. ( 1984 B reg, 65K on the clock, i am the fourth owner) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47875175001_8a4a0eb7a2.jpg did not miss a beat! Although i add a go slower s...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Blue SE6a near Cradley Heath
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Blue SE6a near Cradley Heath

Spotted on yesterday's commute - chap in a white shirt, heading towards Cradley Heath

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