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by Rounded_nut
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Aux belt clearance issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Aux belt clearance issue

I did see a few similar in appearance to that but wasn't sure.

I won the bid on the motorcraft one so I'm just waiting patiently for the postman
by Rounded_nut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Aux belt clearance issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Aux belt clearance issue

You've just saved me an evening of searching :D Worth a bid anyway. This to do list just keeps getting longer :roll:
by Rounded_nut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Aux belt clearance issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Aux belt clearance issue

Thanks for the advice. Took the belt cover off to get the front mount bolt out.and the belt isn't in the best nick so I'll look for a genuine pump and stick a belt on there at the same time. I will try raising the whole pipe as suggested by Alan and see if it clears the fan. If not, I could always f...
by Rounded_nut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Aux belt clearance issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Aux belt clearance issue

Ah. Brill. I'm assuming original pumps are quite rare to find now. I was putting it back to get some measurements and snapped the head clean off the adjuster tensioning bolt.. : :roll: I've taken the engine mount off that side so I can get that snapped bolt out but I'm wondering if it's possible to ...
by Rounded_nut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Aux belt clearance issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Aux belt clearance issue

Afternoon folks. Having a look round the engine bay this afternoon and noticed the fan blades on the alternator are awfully close to the moulded coolant pipe. So much so that it's actually got a small nick out of it. The belt also runs perilously close to the water pump inlet elbow No problem I thou...
by Rounded_nut
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

Clueless1 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:46 pm
what thread are the nipples?
M7x1.0

2 of mine were quite soft but one was a right PITA

The bleed hole makes a nice pilot. Start off with a 3mm working up to a 6mm. That gives the ends enough room to fall out. Finished off with a 6.4mm from an M6 helicoil kit and then tapped out
by Rounded_nut
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

Chipping away at this bit by bit Took the calipers to work to try to remove the snapped nipples. The heat and beat method didn't work, neither did reverse drill bits. Drilled the threaded part all the way out until the end pieces fell out by themselves and re tapped. Flushed through some clean fluid...
by Rounded_nut
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

I see. I did take the 4 bolts out and try to split them but couldn't see what came apart from what and the Mrs wasn't too pleased about all the hammering with a teething child trying to sleep.

Will strip the rear first as I suspect it might need shoes and then order all the bits in one go
by Rounded_nut
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

Got an hour away from the Mrs and kids so had a look at the front brakes. Both calipers have had the head snapped off the inner bleed nipples so I'll be taking them into work and attempting to remove them on the bench Looks like the discs still hadn't been changed since Joe owned it and going off th...
by Rounded_nut
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

Thanks Mike.
Yeah that will be fine. I'll send you a pm once the V5 comes through.
by Rounded_nut
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

I see now. Yes, the connection on the alternator was loose. Sorted that and it's now idling as it should and the choke seems to be working correctly.

Thank you all for the info!
by Rounded_nut
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

Thanks Phil. In which case I think it's knackered as it doesn't do anything, Even if I supply it with power
by Rounded_nut
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

Thank you gents. I found the ignition feed hiding in amongst the loom. Connected back up and now it idles fine but cuts out when I touch the throttle. Unfortunately I'm battling against a weak battery so I have to wait an age to restart it. IMG_20180922_132728.jpg Theres another large solenoid looki...
by Rounded_nut
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: C313FHB , SS1 no#437
Replies: 22
Views: 1778

C313FHB , SS1 no#437

Hi all. So here is my latest acquisition. 1985 SS1 , chassis number 437. I'm relatively technically minded. Mechanic by trade but mostly used to working on modenish vehicles. The oldest one I own is a 1990 MX5 and this will be my first carburettor engined car so I'm learning as I go. The previous ow...
by Rounded_nut
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Converting SS1 Front Brakes to Single Line
Replies: 21
Views: 4860

Converting SS1 Front Brakes to Single Line

My apologies. I've completed misunderstood the thread :roll: . I see what you're saying now though.

Yes there is an issue with front to rear balance but Im jumping ahead of myself.

I'll start my project thread this weekend and highlight the issue further when I've had a bit more of a poke around.

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