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by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 9
Views: 209

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: 9
Views: 209

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: 9
Views: 209

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: 437

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: 219

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: 219

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: 615

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1145

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: 1145

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...
by pauluspaolo
Thu May 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 (CVH) custom exhaust manifold/system wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 362

SS1 (CVH) custom exhaust manifold/system wanted

This is, I suspect, a forlorn hope but does anyone have a custom exhaust manifold & system, in stainless steel preferably, for a CVH engined SS1 available? I'm getting fed up with the bodged (I like to think that it's a superior bodge) system in my Zetec engined SS1. I've refitted the standard CVH m...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 with 1600 Zetec
Replies: 1
Views: 590

SS1 with 1600 Zetec

NTDWM but but looks interesting for those wanting a Zetec engined SS1. Most of the hard work looks to be done but not sure I'd trust someone who thinks Webers (or Dell Orto's) are SU's! Having said that most of the hard work's been done it's a B reg car so beware chassis condition as this is before ...
by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Anyone put a VTEC in an SS1?
Replies: 15
Views: 2207

Anyone put a VTEC in an SS1?

Looks a nice zetec engined SS1 that - thanks for the link & I'm not surprised it sold. Hmmm R1 carbs .......????? :) Ther's an SS1 for sale on Ebay at the moment with a 2 litre Zetec running on bike carbs that looks interesting. Nothing to do with me though just looked ..... interesting :lol: Sounds...

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