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by pauluspaolo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Crosby clearout - inlcuding most of an 1800ti
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Crosby clearout - inlcuding most of an 1800ti

Do you have the heater motor/blower & tin snail still? I can't see it in the pile! :)
by pauluspaolo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Did this ever get made?
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Did this ever get made?

And has anyone got one?

Just looking in my friend's Observer's Book of Cars from 1989/90 and found it contains a Scimitar SS2.
by pauluspaolo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Reliant Coupe Marathan Rally Car
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Reliant Coupe Marathan Rally Car

That's just a wee bit gorgeous - best of luck with the sale :)
by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof

Still working on the photos - it's been absolutely bouncing it down on & off today & the interior of the car has remained dry (a minor miracle in itself!) so I thought it best not to disturb the sunroof :shock: Will try to get some sorted over the weekend. I've had a quick look on Ebay but can't fin...
by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof

Many thanks for the reply - potentially of interest but mine's the pop up type (with a single central latch - over centre type) rather than a wind up/down unit, so yours is obviously a different make/model. It's really only the catch I need - the glass & surround are both fine - but it obviously nee...
by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof

Hi there, I keep the hardtop on my SS1 99% of the time. If I want to go topless - not a pretty sight :shock: - I'll wind the windows down & take the sunroof out (I store it behind the passengers seat). However the catch on the sunroof has broken & the repairs I've made aren't holding up particularly...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: What do I put the engine on?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

What do I put the engine on?

I removed the engine only & left the gearbox in situ, I didn't find it that difficult to remove all the engine-g/box bolts. I did strip as much off the front end of the car as possible - bumper front panel, radiator etc - as the engine's set quite a long way back. I stored my engines - the Zetec to ...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 expansion tank & hoses
Replies: 2
Views: 377

SS1 expansion tank & hoses

These are now sold - thanks all :)
by pauluspaolo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 expansion tank & hoses
Replies: 2
Views: 377

SS1 expansion tank & hoses

So this weekend turned out to be a garage sort-out weekend. Lots of rubbish - some car related, some not - taken to the tip & some long forgotten, but potentially useful, SS1 items uncovered including this expansion tank & hoses. All the hoses appear to be in good condition with no splits or damage ...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Performance air intake
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Performance air intake

You could try something like this. There's just enough room for a conical air filter behind the driver's side headlamp, the headlamp still raises & lowers fine & this setup's been on the car for 4 or 5 years now without any problems. I have fitted a different carb (a DGV) though so there may be prob...
by pauluspaolo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

SS1 MOT fail :(

It could be that I used thinner/short sockets so they got down the gap whereas thick ones would not. I'm not doubting that you managed it Peter but I tried every 17mm socket I could lay my hands on as well as a 17mm box spanner (which is just a tube of metal with a suitably sized hex pressed into o...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

SS1 MOT fail :(

Hi all, the car is legal again for a year :) My friend & I spent Saturday removing & refitting (with a new bearing) the drivers side rear wheel bearing. We had to take the offside rear suspension apart in order to get to the bearing carrier/hub. No way could we get a 17mm socket (3/8" drive or other...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

SS1 MOT fail :(

Thanks for the reply chaps & I'll definitely have a go with the 3/8" sockets/extension before removing the trailing arm :) Having said that I removed the inner wheel arch last night which gives me much more room & makes access to the trailing arm bolts much easier (in case I need to go down that par...
by pauluspaolo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

SS1 MOT fail :(

So new anti-roll bar links have been made & fitted - guess which is which: https://i.imgur.com/3RuTnYk.jpg The new rear wheel bearing has arrived so tonight I'm going to make a start on that - wish me luck as I think it involves removing the offside rear trailing arm, drive shaft etc - which means s...
by pauluspaolo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

SS1 MOT fail :(

So I took the SS1 in for its MOT last Tuesday & it failed on a number of things unfortunately: 1.) Both headlights were out of alignment. 2.) Both rear anti roll bar drop links were worn & showing excessive play. 3.) Offside arb drop link was loose. 4.) Offside rear wheel bearing worn. 5.) Slight fu...

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