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by myredscimitar
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternator/Battery problems
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Alternator/Battery problems

Quickest way to find out if something is drawing current when it shouldn't: Make sure battery is charged. Everything off, keys out of ignition. Disconnect battery earth. Set meter to Amps. Connect one meter lead to battery earth terminal, other to the earth cable. If anything is drawing a current th...
by myredscimitar
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: You learn something new every day
Replies: 8
Views: 455

You learn something new every day

You found it a lot quicker than I did :( :( :( :(
by myredscimitar
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: You learn something new every day
Replies: 8
Views: 455

You learn something new every day

I have been driving SS1s for over ten years now, and every now and again still find out new little things about them. About two weeks ago I went to take my 1400 out but found the battery completely flat. Put it on charge and took my 1600 instead. Couple of days later repeated, battery completely fla...
by myredscimitar
Sat May 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5352
Views: 289605

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

No photos sadly, but a very rare sight driving down Tewkesbury High Street this afternoon. A plastic bodied three wheeler, not one of Tamworth's finest, nor from Bond or any one like that. Strictly I guess it wasn't a car either, a little Sinclair C5. In retrospect who thought they were a good idea?
by myredscimitar
Fri May 04, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Disappearing Power!!! SS1
Replies: 31
Views: 1571

Disappearing Power!!! SS1

I had similar intermittent loss of power with my 1600 last year. After changing the coil and amplifier thing on the dizzy problem still there. Someone on here suggested it might be down to water in the fuel tank. Like you I was a bit apprehensive about removing the tank. I tried a bottle of this in ...
by myredscimitar
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Top Down
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Top Down

Just back from my first hood down drive of the year. I'm sure some of you hardy people had yours down weeks ago, but this morning was the first day that tempted me. Had a really nice 70 mile round trip up to Cirencester and back, bit chilly on top of the Cotswolds but lovely sunshine most of the way...
by myredscimitar
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Tyres

Before you fit new tyres clean the complete inside of the wheels ( where the tyres fit ) and paint them with a undercoat and then finish with such as Hammerite smooth. I have 195x65x14 Khumo's on my 7" Wolfs for the summer use as 14" tyres are hard to find now and they are good value for money. For...
by myredscimitar
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Old Rosie
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Old Rosie

To round this one off. opened the box a few days ago .... very nice.
In Morrisons again this morning, they still had a few boxes left, so I bought another.
Even more of a bargain today, down to £10.
by myredscimitar
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Old Rosie
Replies: 4
Views: 889

Old Rosie

I just got back from the weekly food shop at Morrisons in Tewkesbury. They have Westons Old Rosie cider on offer at £13 for a 10 litre " box ", a very good price I think. I don't know how widely the offer is available, but if you like a drop of cider ( and Old Rosie is very nice, 7.2%, fairly still ...
by myredscimitar
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 1600 Spark Plugs
Replies: 22
Views: 2035

SS1 1600 Spark Plugs

Interestingly, to follow-up a little on this, I was in Halfords today (failing to buy wiper blades for the Yellow Peril) and I was having a general scout around, as one does :roll: , and I noticed that they only seemed to have Bosch plugs, and not a very big selection. I don't know if the small num...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fuel tank venting
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Fuel tank venting

I have complete galvanised neck, locking cap and key from a late model sabre 10 quid plus post, can put up pics tonight Thanks for the offer. At the moment its just at the " I wonder why it does that " stage and not causing any problems ( fingers etc crossed ), so I'll leave well alone, but keep an...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fuel tank venting
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Fuel tank venting

Photos would have been a good idea but ........

thanks for the explanation of the vents though. Next time I'm in there I'll remember to check ( I hope )

Keith
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fuel tank venting
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Fuel tank venting

Hi Roger I have always assumed my tank was vented. I had the boot liner out a couple of years ago to change the rubber petrol lines, but I can't remember if there was a vent or not. There is a small bore line teed into the filler pipe though, just below the filler cap, visible when the cap is off. I...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fuel tank venting
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Fuel tank venting

A light frost last night, now a clear sunny morning. My 1600 is parked in the sunshine, as I walked past it just now I noticed " bubbles " from the key hole in the filler cap. Obviously the tank is warming in the sun, air is expanding and gently bubbling out of the keyhole. I thought the tank had a ...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear Brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Rear Brakes

I always clean up the mechanism whenever I have the drums off, and then apply a very light smear of Copperslip to the moving parts.

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