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by myredscimitar
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Old Rosie
Replies: 2
Views: 224

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: 577

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: 13
Views: 317

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: 13
Views: 317

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: 13
Views: 317

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: 13
Views: 317

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: 278

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.
by myredscimitar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: eh? what?
Replies: 9
Views: 453

eh? what?

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:07 pm
Well, I got every werd! Dunoh wats rong wi' southern Shropshire slow dawdling drivers, maybe not enough Celtic Welsh inflewunce!
Southern Shropshire?????

St Martins is about as far north as you can be while still in Shropshire!!

Keith ( Born and brought up in Ellesmere :)
by myredscimitar
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coolant bleed fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Coolant bleed fitting

A few months ago I had problems bleeding my 1600 CVH ( replacement engine with no head bleed plug ) I was going to buy something like this to fit https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/black-nylon-16mm-joiner-with-bleed but managed to bleed the system in the end so never got around to it. Might be w...
by myredscimitar
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Radiator removal
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Radiator removal

Radiator changed and back on the road. I had a bit of a battle refitting the rollbar clamps ( twice unfortunately, first time I did them before fitting the bottom hose, then found I could not get at the Jubilee clip :oops: :oops: so had to take them off again :oops: :oops: ) but otherwise no great p...
by myredscimitar
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Radiator removal
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Radiator removal

Roger Pennington wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:32 pm
(that's the "book way" to do it)....

Thanks Roger. Which " book " is that? I've got ( most of ) a copy of the pink Reliant manual, it came with the car, but it's not complete, pages up to F-37 are missing.

Think I'll go for the bottom method, bad memories of those wing nuts.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Radiator removal
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Radiator removal

Just had a better look at my leak, coming from somewhere in the bottom area of the radiator, the hoses are dry, so looks like the rad is toast. What's the best way to get the rad out? Do I need to remove the headlight panel?, a bit of a pig if I remember from the last time ... 3 ( possibly 5 ????) b...
by myredscimitar
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5049
Views: 214043

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

A 1920's ( I think ) Austin of some sort. In the garage where I was waiting while my SS1 was being MoT'd. The Austin was in for some cooling system problem. Looked in very nice condition, lovely looking old engine. An alloy block, unusual for that age???? 20170830_103515.jpg 20170830_103515.jpg Phoy...
by myredscimitar
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ungrateful cars!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Ungrateful cars!!!!

My 1600 passed its MoT yesterday, only one advisory for slight play in a rack end joint. Same advisory as last year I think, so probably not in need of urgent attention. Drove in to town to pick a grandson up this morning, cup of tea and a quick chat, back out to the car to find it sitting in a grow...
by myredscimitar
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5049
Views: 214043

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

My mechanic at work

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