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Post by Andrewwoey » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:03 pm

Hello.

I have just brought a 1985 1600 SS1. Its a project car with some work done by other owner(s) but still plenty to do. It came with a owners club keyring and i'm hoping previous owners have used this site, so i can find more information on the car. I will probably end up taking the body off the chassis.
I am from north Worcestershire and normally mess with motorcycles but decided a new car project was due. I'm glutten for punishment. :lol: I will update my profile location when I can find how to do it :roll:

Andy.



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Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:14 pm

Welcome :-)

Chassis number/reg for the registrar please and lots of photos :lol:


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Post by Mikelima48 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:27 pm

Hello and welcome.
I'm that man and as Jim says, would welcome the registration number and VIN so I can check whether your car has been registered, or not.
These little cars are most sustainable and, once up together, great fun to drive. You'll find lots of information on here and there's lots of expertise in the club.
Please keep us informed of progress and good luck with your project.
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Post by greeny » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:38 pm

Welcome. Best advice is to locate your nearest noggin (local scimitar nut meet) and it's also worth attending Scimifest held the weekend of the 19th of augaust at Curborough sprint track. There will be loads of other scimitars from the little ss1 1300 through the ss1 18ti to the gte/c and middlebridge.
Our traders will be there also who if you are order will bring your order along.

Good luck with your project!


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Post by Andrewwoey » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:21 pm

Thank you for the welcomes. Who do i PM the car details to, for the groups register?

Andy.



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Post by philhoward » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:31 pm

Mikelima48 (a couple of posts up) is the current registrar :D


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Post by Andrewwoey » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:52 am

Yes, i see now :lol: I will try to sort it at the weekend when i have more time. I will hopefully get some pictures as i have to uncover and move the car, if the weather is being kind to me.

Andy.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:29 pm

Mikelima48 wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:27 pm
These little cars are most sustainable and, once up together, great fun to drive.
Hi Andy, and welcome to the forum! :D

As someone who's been using a 1600 SS1 as his daily driver (for a huge mileage) since 2002 (15 years :shock: doesn't time fly!), I can certainly agree with Mike's sentiment. Good luck with your car, and I look forward to hearing more.


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Post by Andrewwoey » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:21 pm

Thanks Roger. I will post more after the weekend. I brought the car, blind. Stupid thing to do and against every thing that i normally do. It will be an extremely slow build as i have my bike builds, that take priority. Hopefully when i take a proper look underneath, there are not to many horrors lurking. I have had a quick look and i can see some work as been done. Updates to follow.

Andy.



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Post by scimjim » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:35 pm

give a shout if you need any parts - there's a few of us that have done body off rebuilds, so a couple of things to watch out for like hidden bolts and rivets holding the body tub in :-)


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.
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Post by Andrewwoey » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:04 pm

I will do, thanks. Been searching the site and there is plenty of good information here.

Andy.



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Post by manny » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:47 pm

Andrewwoey wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:21 pm
......... I brought the car, blind. Stupid thing to do and against every thing that i normally do.......

Andy.

Welcome ...and you are not alone :) my last three.... one i did not even like the look of!

Manny


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Post by Andrewwoey » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:22 pm

Welcome ...and you are not alone :) my last three.... one i did not even like the look of!

Manny
:lol: :lol: It is a dangerous thing to do. :?
I work up near you. I must look out for yours cars on the road.



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Post by manny » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:36 pm

Andrewwoey wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:22 pm


Welcome ...and you are not alone :) my last three.... one i did not even like the look of!

Manny
:lol: :lol: It is a dangerous thing to do. :?
I work up near you. I must look out for yours cars on the road.

PM if you wish - glad to show my ..heaps!...some actually work!


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Post by Andrewwoey » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:26 pm

Its a bad addiction. I thought i managed to break the car addiction and only carried on with the bike addiction. Sadly the bug is never far away. At least i will never be bored or rich! There is always something to do and some parts to pay for. :? :?



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