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by Alan SS1
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Hot starting problem
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Hot starting problem

auto choke thingy broken? (if still fitted)
IMHO ignition amplifiers tend to work or fail, nowt between :wink:
by Alan SS1
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5579
Views: 432952

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

B plate NOVA, bit 'used' but hey when did you last see one in (faded) red, special edition version as well, the type wher ethey added a few stickers to help move a few more . . .
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars and other short stories
Replies: 2302
Views: 197119

Corky's Scimitars and other short stories

:lol: It was a confuser for Phil. :mrgreen: Stableford is a golf scoring system that confuses the hell out of people. I was hoping someone would look it up. I have an odd sense of humour :lol: I take it you’re not a fan of hitting a tiny ball into a tiny hole 450 yards away, with a stick... there a...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Distributor question
Replies: 141
Views: 7592

SS1 1800 CVH Project Distributor question

Yes, there’s an alignment mark in the dizzy flange and a corresponding mark on the head. nothing fancy on mine, just the corner of a cold chisel, I assume done 'after initial assembly' cos not possible access after installation !! two lug version is the way forward then, easy testing BEFORE you ins...
by Alan SS1
Fri May 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Distributor question
Replies: 141
Views: 7592

SS1 1800 CVH Project Distributor question

off top of head cannot confirm resitance, 'electonic type' is all I can remember . . . . you CAN test both dizzy before intallation ours is an early version with teh LUCAS type. earthed via the body. if they are wired up to a dizzy then simply twiddle the drive cog and you should get a spark if you ...
by Alan SS1
Fri May 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars and other short stories
Replies: 2302
Views: 197119

Corky's Scimitars and other short stories

You have to follow the instructions very carefully, as it'll only charge if the compressor is turning. On the S2K you can't see the compressor, so I had to wait for the click and wurring noise before I could start adding the gas. There are warnings about over pressurising, and a list of PPE which d...
by Alan SS1
Wed May 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: choughton's SS1 project
Replies: 163
Views: 21885

choughton's SS1 project

Abs sensors often misfire, but the system ignores one or two missed teeth i beleive sort of filtering out glitches i can confirm that the ABS doesn't like missing teeth as it plays havoc with the controllers :-( been there when lost part of the inner sealing ring from wheel bearing (integral with b...
by Alan SS1
Wed May 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: handbrake cable route
Replies: 14
Views: 274

handbrake cable route

Peter, for what i's worth I put a short section of steel tube on the LHS, about 40mm long to move the cable down a we bit from the exhaust pipe , simply added a bit of flat plate so that the outer clamp still 'clamped' just seemed to stop the pastic from sticking to the exhaust pipe. and I have a ra...
by Alan SS1
Mon May 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Distributor question
Replies: 141
Views: 7592

SS1 1800 CVH Project Electrical woes

maybe already discussed for starting after VERY long time, plugs oot, thin oil down plug holes, turn over with spanner on crank-shaft nut for few turns every day to 'soople it up' for a week or so large volumes poured over the cam shaft etc still plugs oot and give it short bursts on starter then cr...
by Alan SS1
Thu May 21, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS
Replies: 472
Views: 65208

pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS

that is a LOAD of glass, i can only guess how hot it gets in the sunshine .. . . . . .
your Kit-Kat / Yorkie could be poured out?
by Alan SS1
Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SS1 drivers door wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 169

SS1 drivers door wanted!

Hi, first post from me. Just bought my first project car in the form of a 1987 SS1 1600. In fairly sound condition apart from the driver’s door. Where it meets the hinge is falling apart and no longer holds straight. I have done my best to strengthen this up with not a not of success. Thanks in adv...
by Alan SS1
Fri May 15, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars and other short stories
Replies: 2302
Views: 197119

Corky's Scimitars and other short stories

CNHSS1 wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:18 am
You can go for centre take off plate

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spaghetti junction?????
3D inventor required, or just keep 'sucking it and seeing' ?
by Alan SS1
Fri May 15, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: fuel filler
Replies: 14
Views: 539

fuel filler

Hi just to say received new grommet from QRG (Nigel) he said use half or it ,make sure the drain holes(4) line up and refit recessed bracket and filler neck with the new 3 screws (thanks Phill) and refit job done thanks. I'd open up the drain holes even more . .. . . no bracket on ours, but an earl...
by Alan SS1
Fri May 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Welding rear suspension arms
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Welding rear suspension arms

bu88er, worst possible place, i think mine were on the cross tube
IMHO used would best viable option, tackled with a proper chipping hammer before being installed ;-)
no new available??
by Alan SS1
Thu May 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Welding rear suspension arms
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Welding rear suspension arms

Hi All Been a long time since I've been on the forum, but the old girl failed MOT today. Rear suspension arm o/s if anybodys got one. It has been suggested that I weld a patch over the hole, I'm not sure if that's such a good idea ? depends if tube or 'C' section is goosed? It is in some ways a bit...

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