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by speedy555
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Bristol cars
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Bristol cars

Without going all political, you have to wonder where it will all end, when and how?! Luckily I have low overheads etc, but its still a battle every week.
by speedy555
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Bristol cars
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Bristol cars

by speedy555
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

Well managed to get some primer on today :D Not gone fantastically well TBH as there were some lumps in the paint (Tried cutting corners and didnt filter the primer :oops: ) but they will flat out in the morning. I didnt remove the door handles etc either, so hope that isnt another corner i wish I h...
by speedy555
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

all of the passenger side and number plate rear lights except for the indicator (side, brake, reverse, fog, earth) are supplied from the drivers side light IIRC. Thanks Jim, I thought that may be the case. I'll sort it out after its painted now. The 'custom' side infill panels on the car turn out t...
by speedy555
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

The rear of the inner wheel arch can be ground away, behind is the tub about 15mm further back. Glass together and problem over except for 205 888s with the wide shoulders that are still very close Keeps that bit of the inner wheel arch polished tho Thanks - I'll see how it is when I get it on the ...
by speedy555
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: COST OF CAR SHOWS !!!!! Race Retro?
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: COST OF CAR SHOWS !!!!! Race Retro?

£80 sprint entry....Thats where I feel lucky racing on the Ovals (And one of the reasons I do) We get paid up to £50 for turning up, 3 people get in free, and prizemoney where a good meeting will see you win £200-250 and the biggest race of the year up to £5000. Its an aquired taste of course, and y...
by speedy555
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

My normal sized 185/60x14 on KN diamonds sometimes rub the rear of the front wheelarches (seems to be most noticable when reversing on full lock) so I suspect it's a fairly common problem. Phew....Thanks! I did hear it do it a couple of times previously, funnily enough on full lock backing into the...
by speedy555
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1987 SS1 Ti Ride height adjustments
Replies: 451
Views: 33693

Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

In theory you should be fine, but Id shield it with a piece of wood / aluminium or something else not very flammable just to be safe.
by speedy555
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

Just a bit of rubbing down gone on today. Unfortunatley found some previously undetected osmosis in the bonnet :( The front of the car has had some serious painting over the years...9 different coats plus some laquer!! Thank god for the DA sander!! Also noticed that the outside tread of my front whe...
by speedy555
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

OK - Thanks Jim :)
Off to start pulling bits off it today for painting.....
by speedy555
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

The clock is circular, the elec windows is a 2 or 4 pin rectangular/square plug, not sure offhand what the elec windows are. Do you have a decent photo of the plug you mean? Think it was square - should have taken more notice Jim, but its all back together now so I cant check :oops: No decent pics ...
by speedy555
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

could be the electric mirror plug - it's a small loom from dash to centre console? There's a picture of it in another thread somewhere. I have elec mirrors, and they work so cant see it being that?? Everything works in the car, It was more a puzzle as to what could be fitted that mine hasnt got in ...
by speedy555
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

Dont think the wings have been replaced Jim, as they have 0203 written on them too! (Though its possible I suppose) The wire was just hiding under the fusebox so I thought Im not that lucky, but Ill test it anyway...and hey presto! The other side was there under the heater. I also have an unused plu...
by speedy555
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 - B639 FDM
Replies: 364
Views: 19903

Re: SS1 - #203

Finally got an hour or two on the car again today :D Im not very happy with the rear tyres - borderline legal, hard as hell, and dated 2001. I went to my local tyre shop (Friend of mine) and 195/50's were £80 a pair for Barum's to me, which didnt seem too bad. However I decided to take a detour to a...
by speedy555
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 597
Views: 81713

Re: Ben's (running) 1975 SE5a

Although you evidently still have some teething problems, Im so pleased its on the road again. (Can you believe it was sold to me with a full MOT?? :shock: )
I bought the headlamps from ebay - Bosch maybe? Flat glass halogen items.

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