Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

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Post by Benc » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:07 pm

I’ve gone in through the top and can lift the catch further but it doesn’t open. Can’t hear the catch open.Thinking something broke in the catch.....



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Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:44 pm

The linkage operates a latch on the locking mechanism (circled in red) - you need to push this latch with a screwdriver.
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Post by Benc » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:25 pm

Cheers Jim I’m in.....

For some reason the handle lever 2 via link rod 7 doesn’t move back full. When you lock the door the lever at the other end of 7 goes in the wrong position ie is trapped by the handle lever / latch lock lever.

Will have to study the drivers side tomorrow :w



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Post by Benc » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:44 am

Found why the door won’t open the cast chrome handle has snapped one side...
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Anyone got a spare passenger side they can post?

Or just the chrome handle part.

See wanted add.
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Post by Corky » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 am

They’re Rover SD1 if you nobody has one Ben.


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Post by Benc » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:26 am

Cheers Steve



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Post by swoakes » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:28 am

We May have something at the garage. We have doors but I don't think they have handles fitted.

Jim King or Phil Andrew are your best bet I reckon Ben


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Post by Benc » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:43 am

Cheers Chaps Jim has one so should be sorted.



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Post by Benc » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Right sprint 2019 prep starts

What’s the best order to do the following?

1 turbo removal?
2 front wishbones removal?

Regarding the turbo should it be removed from the exhaust elbow or Leave elbow on turbo....
Does the oil need draining?

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Post by Oaksey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:33 pm

Check the upper wishbone bolts are free and if they're not, start trying to free them. Then do the turbo as there's more chance of that job requiring hard to find parts. The suspension is easy to sort.

The oil doesn't need draining and iirc you have to split all joins to help access to the harder to get to nuts


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Post by Corky » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:52 am

Benc wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Regarding the turbo should it be removed from the exhaust elbow or Leave elbow on turbo....
Does the oil need draining?

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You’ll need to drain most of the coolant.
Leave the elbow on the exhaust, easier to disconnect the turbo from the elbow.
Try and get a turn on the B’stard nut before loosening the rest of the manifold. A cut down ring spanner and a piece of wire or rope to pull it up with, usually does the trick.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:13 pm

There's a how to on here somewhere that I did iirc along with pics of the spanners I modified. Also some pics on my old SST project thread too 're turbo removal iirc.

The bastard nut is the crux, remove that and life's a whole lot easier! The elbow can be done either way, I've done both leaving on downpipe or leaving on turbo.
Once manifold to heads loose you can pull to end of head studs to get access to inner water union on turbo core. Remove oil drain hose at sump, not turbo stub imho.
Remove whole assembly as one, and then disassemble manifold from turbo on the bench.

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Post by Nick » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:33 pm

Agreed, the manifold to head is the key.

When putting together carefully check all studs, use quality nuts and gaskets all round.


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Post by Corky » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:12 pm

One problem with the elbow is the availability of the gasket to the exhaust flange. I bought one from QRG when I rebuilt the car, but it wasn’t perfect and took some “adjustment”. Kidney gasket on other side is always worth changing anyway. Hence suggesting breaking that joint rather than elbow to down pipe.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:40 pm

The b*stard nut need not be a problem. You just need the tools to suit.

S Shape / obstruction spanners are a wonderful thing, which going by the way many on here whinge, I can only assume means they do not possess a set.


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