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Post by Benc » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:54 pm

Well I have to commend Jim on spring installation. Had another faff with the compressor tools but no good.

Position spring on top seat, lower wishbone in position, bar on bottom of spring and gently lever onto back of seat.

Place vertical link on bottom wishbone, loose fit nut, jack up and secure top ball joint, tighten bottom ball joint.

Finished in no time :D
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Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:04 pm

I suppose it does help using soggy old springs :roll:

Ok I'll concede that Jim's right it's easy enough to do and yes, the danger is relatively small just don't stick your face in there!

Getting rather excited for this year's sprinting, a lot of RG Scimitars coming together and not all cooked the same recipe.

Getting the itch. Must resist.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:06 pm

Excellent - but as Phil said, why on Earth are you refitting those?


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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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by scimjim » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:10 pm

Today’s work included removing the diff and trailing arms, then cleaning up the underside. It doesn’t photograph very well but the diff cradle was on its last legs as the rear section had corroded through - the rest was just surface rust and the brakes looked brand new and unused!
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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:11 pm

I have some Phil uprated springs going spare if you are interested, only used at Curbs then replaced with some blocks of granite 😂


I break stuff...... :w

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Post by Benc » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:14 pm

Squashed them at work with a loadcell in circuit and they looked ok to me :shock:



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Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:36 pm

Fitted the 3.62 LSD diff
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That’ll be it for a while as it’s back to work tomorrow, then away skiing for a week.


Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by scimjim » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:02 pm

scimjim wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:55 pm
First problem - no access panels!

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Fixed that
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Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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Post by scimjim » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:10 pm

Got the back end finished this weekend with Andy’s help - rear dampers are temporary and handbrake needs looking at but it’s rolling again.

Mucked up on the front uprights and fitted a pair that we (Phil H and I) had been experimenting with for alternative calipers. Unfortunately those experiments involved opening up the caliper mounting holes :oops: so that all came off again and another pair cleaned up and fitted.

Did some measuring with Andy here and came to the decision we didn’t want to hear - we’d have to lower the floor.
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Connected up a battery and rigged up a fuel pump but it looks like the starter has decided not to play - annoying as it worked perfectly last November, so that needs to be looked at too.

Curborough test day is getting very close, very quickly!


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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by scimjim » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:56 pm

Picked up a new handbrake cable, alloy pulley wheel and Goodrich hoses from GW while I was oop north.
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Fitted the rear brake pipes, fronts are waiting for Mr Wilson to do his magic with a set of calipers suitable for the vented discs.
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Also welded the seat rails on (not my best upside down welding but passed the jump test :D ) - made a template and started on the steel floor for that side.
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Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:03 pm

Steel floor in, needs finishing off and bonding in, side harness attachments in
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Handbrake cable and plastic wheel replaced (no pics)

Rear harness attachments fitted
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Tyres and stickers arrived
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Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:53 pm

195/45R14 on the compomotive TFs

Do muchly approve that.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:31 pm

Phil found them - I had no idea they made RS3 in 14”. A bit more expensive than 15s but with a 3.62 LSD and only 100 ish BHP, I think they’ll be better suited than 15s?


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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:47 am

Will be interested to see how you find them.

I much prefer mine on 14s as said many times before. I was on 195/45 for my first season and switched between those and 185/60 as wets the year after. Will be looking at 185 / 55 or 50 when I next need tyres.


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Post by scimjim » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:00 pm

Cleaned the split rims and fitted the tyres today
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Fitted the radiator and plumbing as well as the fan (after the pic 😀)
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Sorted some niggling electrical problems (it needs an MOT in roadgoing class, so things like handbrake light must work) then refitted the dash.
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Fitted the new battery and a new electric pump and fired it up to check everything worked okay.

doors on tomorrow I reckon :D


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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

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), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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