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by myredscimitar
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Non Scim Battery question
Replies: 8
Views: 162

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: 162

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: 509

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: 509

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: 509

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: 509

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: 509

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: 509

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: 464

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...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 464

SS1 master cylinder

Heres another set on E Bay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLMC-PRINCES ... :rk:8:pf:0

See also discussion here

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=39875

Keith
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 464

SS1 master cylinder

The two screws holding the reservoir on are totally knackered, rusted solid. I’ve managed to get them out but now I need two more.Cheers, Nigel. I found these little b.....s were the hardest part of the job, I managed to get mine out in a reusable condition but it took a lot of time and was touch a...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 464

SS1 master cylinder

I bought a seal kit to rebuild my master last week from QRG. Cost a fairly eye watering £48 ( + VAT I think ) However I just logged on to post a question and found your post, my question could be relevant. I believe the SS1 master is from the Austin Princess???? Would be good if someone could confir...
by myredscimitar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 master cylinder rebuild attempt
Replies: 10
Views: 752

SS1 master cylinder rebuild attempt

Hi Mark Where did you get your seal kit from? This morning I re sealed the master from my 1400 with a kit from QRG. The kit Nigel supplied had 14 rubber parts ( seals, O rings etc ), pretty much like the kit I had from him for my 1600 last summer. Last year I spent quite a bit of time and worry conv...
by myredscimitar
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof

That worked a treat. Knob was reluctant to turn, but with a bit more effort (and pushing up at the same time ) the sunroof opened.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof

Thanks both.

I'll give it a go in the morning, assuming the weather holds.

Keith

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