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Post by binlicker » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:09 pm

I'am looking for a single wiper SS1. I would consider any engine but it has to be a project. I recently gave up work so have time to get it back on the road. So maybe a member has a car that fits my criteria. Thanks Steve :D



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Post by Will Anderson » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Welcome!

If you can give a bit more info on your location, how far you are willing to travel and possible price range that might give us a steer on what to offer.

Meantime, have you seen this; but it is in North Scotland.


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Post by peter freeman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:34 pm

TI wheels and boot lid although its advertised as a 1300 ford CVH



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Post by binlicker » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks for the prompt posts. I live in West Yorkshire so something within about 100 miles. I don't have a trailer or a car with a tow bar for that matter, but I can hire a flat bed for about £150 + fuel for the day. I've been looking for quite a while and they are coming up but 200/300 miles away from home and while I'am willing to some extent to take a gamble by not seeing the car first it goes against the grain a little bit. So I think unless a vehicle is recommended by a forum member I would have to see the car first. So far as how much I'am willing to pay. I will pay what the car is worth. To be honest I was hoping a member had a car and maybe it was one project too many. Thanks again Steve



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Post by binlicker » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:56 pm

Thanks philynnbob, I'd seen it on e'bay yesterday and the bidding looked like it was going to go for a lot of money, ie a lot of bids in a short period of time on a new listing but it now seems to have slowed down. I'am going to keep my eye on it. Thanks Steve



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Post by Nick » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:03 pm

Only advice ,get a galv chassis one


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Post by Corky » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:32 pm

binlicker wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Thanks philynnbob, I'd seen it on e'bay yesterday and the bidding looked like it was going to go for a lot of money, ie a lot of bids in a short period of time on a new listing but it now seems to have slowed down. I'am going to keep my eye on it. Thanks Steve
That looks like it’s worth a punt. I paid more than the current bid price for one in worse condition, but still felt I got good value for money. Have a look at the thread linked in my signature. The SS1 build is at the end.

The new turbo is nearly £500 on its own, so the rest of the car is currently free !


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:58 pm

That will go over a grand I expect.

Well, maybe if he adds some more pictures.... Or maybe if he doesn't!?!

Is it belonging to GeoffP67? Location and picture surrounding send about right...


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:00 pm

There was an advert for three project SS1s in previous slice mag on the south coast. All galvanized chassis if that is a must (Nick's suggested requirement not mine!)

I suspect one of these is the white 1300 just sold on eBay in past weeks.

That red 1300 in Scotland looks an excellent buy. Originality is key with SS1 (projects) imho.


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Post by binlicker » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:25 pm

Is the green 1800t known to the forum members? If so maybe someone can give me some impartial advise. At the moment there are 3 cars for sale in the UK. The one in Northern Scotland one in Southern Wales and the one on e bay. 2 are 1300 and the Hitchen one is a 1800t. I would like the 1800t but unsure of my expertise regarding the turbo engine. The guy has submitted more photos of 1800t but all they show really is bits missing off the engine although he says he has the bits. Heck I bought my house faster. Thanks Steve



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Post by Corky » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:30 pm

The Ti engine is a simple beast. Nothing to fear !


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Post by peter freeman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Beast is the right word we run both our tI's at 160 bhp but 200 is easy to get. Better mpg than the CVH as well as long as you don't always have a heavy right foot.



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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:41 pm

The Nissan CA18ET is a cracking engine when it works.

But when it doesn't it's a frustrating expensive bar steward.

You can buy half a dozen CVH gasket sets for the price of one ET set. There are also no scarce or fragile parts on a CVH.

Horses for courses really. If you want performance, get an1800ti and suck up the possible repair costs.
CVH cars are dependable and wallet friendly if a little mediocre out of the box.

I do enjoy paying 145 a year on road find licence for my 1300 though.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:43 pm

I would avoid that green Ti and buy something together and functioning of you are new to them. Picking up the pieces of someone else's stalled project is much easier after your first time around.

Budget 1-2k and find yourself something you can drive home, they are all "projects" if you're the fiddling type!


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