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Re: 8 Ball

Post by scimjim » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:14 pm

mini update on the various projects before the clock rolls across to 2017.

As most of you know, Sarah was diagnosed with cancer in June and underwent chemo-radiotherapy treatment from the beginning of July until the Friday before Curbs. The first review in Nov indicates that the treatment was successful and we're now waiting for the next review.
That obviously meant that we didn't attend the Classic Le Mans 2016 and very little car work was completed.

We did manage to get to the Malta Classic in October (which was fantastic), as well as a quick December break in Prague for the Christmas markets (we did Berlin last year and were horrified to see the cowardly attack there this year).

Next up in January is a weeks skiing in Italy with the Blind Veterans, then our big family holiday (for our 50th birthdays) is in March this year - so it's going to be tight getting G97 ready for the test day on 4 April. Just the drivers seat to swap, new diff to fit, fuel system to replumb and new tyres to fit!

Target for 8 Ball this year is to finish the seats and get it MOTd and used.

Snotty needs the exhaust manifold refitting (and one stud replacing) and the sump refitting - then it will be advertised a bit better in the spring.

The engine that we fitted to the SS1 of Petit La Blanc over a weekend, several years ago, is now using more oil than fuel - so it's in for a transplant and tidy up then the priority is Andy's K series SS1 Megan.

The flying broomstick is making small steps forward as and when Phil has a free day or two to work on the brake upgrade and Diesel's clutch replacement has obviously slipped now (probably next winter?)

In addition, I now have 3 galv SS1 chassis and enough bits to build at least one up (1.8 MX5 anyone?) - if anyone has a body tub on a scrap SS1, please don't throw it away :-)

For now, we both have this stinking cold that everyone seems to have but here's hoping that 2017 brings a much better year to all. :pint


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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
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Re: 8 Ball

Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:26 pm

I'm very pleased to hear about the good news please give my regards


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Re: 8 Ball

Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:50 pm

Good news mate, give her a big hug fra' the pair o' us,



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Re: 8 Ball

Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:12 pm

Yes, excellent news regarding Sarah.

The scims will wait....


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Re: 8 Ball

Post by GeoffTE » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:28 pm

Lovely to hear the good news about Sarah. Best wishes.


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Re: 8 Ball

Post by AnotherTim » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:58 pm

Best wishes for 2017 Jim and Sarah. Hope everything goes from strength to strength.

Sorry to hear about the challenges of 2016.

(A personal thank you for finding the time to offer me advice and support over 2016with so much else evidently going on.)



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Re: 8 Ball

Post by scimjim » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:51 pm

Thanks for all the kind words, emails, texts, PMs, calls etc - Sarah had her 6 month checks just before we flew to Barbados for the family holiday of a lifetime :mrgreen:
scimjim wrote:Next up in January is a weeks skiing in Italy with the Blind Veterans, then our big family holiday (for our 50th birthdays) is in March this year - so it's going to be tight getting G97 ready for the test day on 4 April. Just the drivers seat to swap, new diff to fit, fuel system to replumb and new tyres to fit!

Target for 8 Ball this year is to finish the seats and get it MOTd and used.

Snotty needs the exhaust manifold refitting (and one stud replacing) and the sump refitting - then it will be advertised a bit better in the spring.

The engine that we fitted to the SS1 of Petit La Blanc over a weekend, several years ago, is now using more oil than fuel - so it's in for a transplant and tidy up then the priority is Andy's K series SS1 Megan.
So today I pushed everything outside to tidy up the workshop and get G97 to the front ready for test day next week.
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Okay - not quite everything but everything that needed to come out :D

It looks like the starter on G97 is kaput, so that's tomorrow's job. The tyres haven't arrived so I'm hoping they come on Monday. Diff is done so just the seat to fit and refit the hardtop.

Snotty just needs the cooling system tidying up, 8 Ball still needs seats and Grawpy (in the foreground) is getting there.


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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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Re: 8 Ball

Post by scimmy ben » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:55 am

Loving the windscreen 'to do' list


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Re: 8 Ball

Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:30 am

Jim,
Have you taken up knitting looking at all that in the engine bay! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Good luck with all your jobs and "To do's".....

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Re: 8 Ball

Post by scimjim » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:03 pm

Minor update - after discussions with Jamie (gordini5), I received some new switch labels. They're slightly bigger than standard and we've added "heated seat" :-)

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Quickly fitted one for comparison

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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
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1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Re: 8 Ball

Post by AnotherTim » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:50 pm

Nice!

Nice switches too.



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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:01 pm

Tried to fit a new fuel cap today. I didn’t really want to lose the locking cap but the chrome is tired, so here goes
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Old one off and touched up some paint chips


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And that’s where it ended!

The new roll pin was smaller than the old one, so didn’t stay put and the actual dimensions of the cap were slightly different too - meaning it didn’t close properly.

Annoyed, I refitted the old cap with an M4 screw and a rivnut - it actually looks okay so I may tidy it up and leave it :roll:


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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
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1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by philhoward » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:50 pm

I thought the new roll pin for mine was too big - until I started fitting it and found out how tight it needed to be. I’d guess someone drilled it out previously then?


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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:56 pm

The original was tight - very tight :D


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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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8 Ball

Post by Rev Light » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:15 pm

I had a devil of a job with mine. And some collateral damage. Roll pinhead the issue. Took me all afternoon to do.

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