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by myredscimitar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 67
Views: 8023

SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

Well done! Interesting to see that you got it out, complete with gearbox, without removing the nose panelling (only the bonnet, of course). I've always had the impression that removing the nose was virtually essential? Depends on the hoist I think. The hoist I used ( a few years ago now ) would not...
by myredscimitar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 Heater fan
Replies: 6
Views: 255

SS1 Heater fan

Looks good to me Jim. Are you in tomorrow? I could get to Gloucester pretty much anytime to suit you. Otherwise I'm free Wed or Fri morning.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 Heater fan
Replies: 6
Views: 255

SS1 Heater fan

Hi Jim

if you think you have a viable spare that would be the easiest option. where is the workshop? When would be a good time for you?

Keith
by myredscimitar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 Heater fan
Replies: 6
Views: 255

SS1 Heater fan

Anyone got an SS1 heater fan / motor they are willing to sell? Mine has died, rendering the usually fairly useless heater totally useless. Not good at this time of year. Same as a fairly early Fiesta I believe, but a quick e Bay trawl didn't find anything. Or any ideas for a more modern substitute? ...
by myredscimitar
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: ti
Replies: 10
Views: 500

ti

The photos may flatter it, but if that " needs paint " I hate to think how to describe my white 1400.
by myredscimitar
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More stupid questions: axle stands, fuel hose and...
Replies: 26
Views: 991

More stupid questions: axle stands, fuel hose and...

peter freeman wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:04 am
I have always used axle stands on the main chassis members on all of the cars I have had - between the lower wishbone ( front ) fixing points on the SS1

I usually go for the main chassis members too. Has the addtional advantage of keeping the axle stands out of my way for most jobs I find.
by myredscimitar
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Non Scim Battery question
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Non Scim Battery question

Thanks for that folks. I've done too many silly things in the past because I didn't think through what I was doing first.

Little job for me in the morning then.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Non Scim Battery question
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Non Scim Battery question

The battery on the wife's Meriva is on it's last legs, so I bought a replacement this morning. Rather than dive in and just replace it I read the Haynes manual .... half a page. Dire warnings about central locking, radio needing a code, ECU needing to relearn things etc etc. The radio is the big con...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: MoT and headlight dip
Replies: 17
Views: 998

MoT and headlight dip

I've got another three reflector units somewhere in my spares stash. All from E Bay at different times over the years. When I get a chance I'll line them up and compare them.
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: MoT and headlight dip
Replies: 17
Views: 998

MoT and headlight dip

philhoward wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:02 pm
Have you confirmed your units should take the P43t (style) bulb rather than the H4 (which the original SS1 units DO take)?
Not yet Phil. I'll look at that before I buy.
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: MoT and headlight dip
Replies: 17
Views: 998

MoT and headlight dip

Many thanks all Looks as if we have got to the bottom of it this time. I have always just assumed the bulbs should be H4, so over the years that's what I've fitted when needed. Looks like I've been wrong all this time :roll: :oops: Just checked on line, my local Halfords have the correct bulbs ( as ...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: MoT and headlight dip
Replies: 17
Views: 998

MoT and headlight dip

You mentioned this previously here Keith :) Hi Jim Yes, as I said I had this problem with my 1600 at an earlier MoT. Never got to the bottom of it then so when it came up again I thought I'd have another go at understanding what's going on. As I said, it's not causing much of a problem, I just want...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: MoT and headlight dip
Replies: 17
Views: 998

MoT and headlight dip

Thanks Phil

That does seem a more likely explanation than LHD units. When I get a chance I'll have a look at the bulb location and try to compare it with the drivers side.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: MoT and headlight dip
Replies: 17
Views: 998

MoT and headlight dip

Just back with a nice new MoT for my 1400 :D :D No advisories, but a couple of little niggles during the test. Initially failed emissions, high CO, but its an " old school " country garage I've used for the last 20 years so a little tweak of the carb while it was on the analyser brought it back into...
by myredscimitar
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 801

SS1 master cylinder

Have to agree with the others, £15 for a pair of special, hard to find, screws isn't unreasonable. Picked up my calipers from Biggred in Worcester this morning, they look rather better than when I dropped them off last week. Now fitted and system bled, on the basis of a short test drive I think that...

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