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Post by Ford » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:06 pm

Fingers crossed for a dry weekend.
I'm getting close to thinking about an MOT now.
Some of the jobs I need to do are adjusting rear brakes and handbrake cable, bleed brakes, refit radiator fan, refit heater fan, plumb up new radiator, refit front crossmember, adjust headlights, surround a bumper back on.
I still haven't thought about the quarterlight frames and doors, I think I'll have a go at welding up the pieces I have, but again that'll probably be after MOT.

Do you think I'll pass an MOT with unadjustable electric mirrors? :?


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Post by scimjim » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:31 pm

As long as the tester has a reasonable view to the rear, yes. They can still be adjusted by hand.


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Post by Ford » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:25 pm

After undoing downpipe nuts, it was obviously very warped like Jim suggested, so I took it off completely to file flat.
Then noticed a couple of cracks and pinholes in the weld between the pipe and 'V' piece.

A future upgrade will likely be a 4 branch manifold and downpipe, so I'd like to just get this one repaired for the short term.

Is welding likely to be a success?


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Post by scimjim » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:31 pm

It should weld okay - problem will be the pinholes, which might indicate very thin metal?

I have several spares :D


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:43 pm

Ford wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:25 pm
After undoing downpipe nuts, it was obviously very warped like Jim suggested, so I took it off completely to file flat.
Then noticed a couple of cracks and pinholes in the weld between the pipe and 'V' piece.

A future upgrade will likely be a 4 branch manifold and downpipe, so I'd like to just get this one repaired for the short term.

Is welding likely to be a success?
as a 'stop-gap' try cleaning out the area where you plan to weld and press in some exhaust repair paste

then give it a good roasting on gas cooker

but if loads of pin-holes I'd discuss options with Jim :-)


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Post by Ford » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:44 pm

Am I right in thinking that the CVH alternator ribbed v belt is an AVX10?


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:42 pm

Ford wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Am I right in thinking that the CVH alternator ribbed v belt is an AVX10?
doesn't seem correct, usually the code has the length eg 4x655, 4 v and 755 long (as an example) but don't rely on my memory as i have a belt from a montego on ours!

Montego drive belt 755 R4


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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:47 pm

AVX is a type of belt, you’re missing the length (eg AVX10-550)

Although I don’t think it’s the right cross section anyway if this pic is correct?
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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:49 pm



Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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