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by manny
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day all well after confirming the spring compressors i had were too big,failing to find a garage ( bike\car) that could help, i modified two scissors jacks by welding four locating tabs, two for the coil spring and two for the lower seat groove....and by winding about an inch each side... i got...
by manny
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New EU Design rules
Replies: 22
Views: 1470

New EU Design rules

I wonder if you can pick your own noise :D
by manny
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

Either get yourself a set of spring compressors or find a friendly garage who does...please! They're only £20 from Machine Mart..one in Great Barr and one in Wolves. i have a set of compressors i used on the TR - but suspect\read the hooks may be too large?, will try those first and then plan B loo...
by manny
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day all, my rear springs arrived from QRG ( top service- its the first time i have used them) , i am planning to use my tie down straps to try and compress the springs...which is not the best plan i agree.... i have solid steel rod which go through the shock eyelet and then feed the straps arou...
by manny
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: B reg SS1 - looks nicey
Replies: 2
Views: 383

B reg SS1 - looks nicey

Alan SS1 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:50 pm
manny wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:24 am
1985 SS1
ended already!!!!
assume it went for asking price at least..?
by manny
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: EV anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

EV anyone?

Roger Pennington wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:04 pm
manny wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:07 pm
i think a hybrid SS1\GTE would be interesting..
Hmmmm, interesting concept....... :D


What do you mean, "that's not what you said in the spec!" :W


SS1-GTE Hybrid 02.jpg
i said hybrid...not morbid! :lol:

EDIT... actually... i like it :!:
by manny
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

But if your daughter is intent on driving it, please the first bit of money you should be spending is on a set of new tyres. I note from the pictures on the same axle one old style looking continental and a khumo powermax. I like saving money and getting the most out of something, but 150 buys you ...
by manny
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: B reg SS1 - looks nicey
Replies: 2
Views: 383

B reg SS1 - looks nicey

by manny
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

Do check your rear trailing arms to be sure one isn't giving way. Think it would be alarmingly obvious if so, but while you are there. The Monroe rear damper / spring units are generally very good, so if you have a fully functioning replacement you could simply swap that in and carry on enjoying th...
by manny
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: EV anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

EV anyone?

I have been reading lots of DIY projects online, i think a hybrid SS1\GTE would be interesting..
by manny
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day folks

right....measurements are as follows:
ground to jacking, gap between arch and wheel top
NSF: 6", 2"
NSR 6",0.5
OSF:5.5", 1.5
OSR 5", -1.x "

so will be swapping units between sides today and remeasure on Sunday ....but seems conclusive ..?

Ta

Manny
by manny
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 440

new to the forum

Good day Tim,

welcome to the forum.....only one Scimitar??
Look forward to the pics

Ta

Manny
by manny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

scimjim wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:15 pm
td99 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Being a bit pedantic, you really need to make sure the car is on very level surface...
and then swap the rear coilovers left and right to confirm that they’re at fault.
Yes- will do a proper test at the weekend in a car park nearby

Ta
Manny
by manny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

td99 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Is that same height front and rear jacking points?
i just checked the rears :oops: will check all round later
by manny
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 42987

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day folks,

just measured the ground <-> jacking points
The driver side is 5.25 inches
The passenger side is 6 or there about..
I have an other spare unit so will try that at the weekend , other wise new springs from ..RR ?
Ta

Manny

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