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by Alan SS1
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 115
Views: 10262

Ford's SS1

Ford wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:10 pm

Any tips on checking alignment of the headlights for MOT, by the way?
pair of crosses on inside of garage door :-) gets it 'ish' then leave th ecovers off until you take it to MoT and ask them nicely to twiddle as required :wink:
by Alan SS1
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5353
Views: 301421

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

ford transit, Mk1 diesel 'pick-up' on flat bed last week-end
by Alan SS1
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 115
Views: 10262

Ford's SS1

I feel (IMHO) that the earlier one has the disadvantage that the motor is sat inside the intake pipe, blocking some of it off, which surely must reduce efficiency, (quite apart from the smaller fan as well). I've had both types of later fan, (shrouded motor like yours on the right, and exposed moto...
by Alan SS1
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1206
Views: 99084

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

Anderson Drive in ABZ

three motors all with SL, FL and somat L all with two digits AND a Bently with XF two digits (obviously they had a Jag but couldn't afford to swap the plate of the Bently) and the fifth one also had a low plate number!!! :shock:
by Alan SS1
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Roger's Scimitars - MOT Time (SS1)
Replies: 492
Views: 35144

Roger's Scimitars - MOT Time (SS1)

This thread hasn't had an update for a while! :roll: 2. Especially for Craig, this one - "Oil leak, but not excessive (engine)"! I've had this one before in the past, don't they realise, it's a CVH innit, they all do that, Sir! :lol: good job the Regal is MoT exempt then, it really only ever needed...
by Alan SS1
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: 1600 cvh
Replies: 17
Views: 899

1600 cvh

Sounds like it’s probably out of an XR2 originally - standard SS1 exhaust will bolt straight up. would that not depend on the design of the 4-2-1 ??? ie how far down under the sump the 2-1 part was . . . . some had a twin pipe running down front of block and only became 'one' at sump level (in XR3 ...
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: 1600 cvh
Replies: 17
Views: 899

1600 cvh

Sounds like it’s probably out of an XR2 originally - standard SS1 exhaust will bolt straight up. would that not depend on the design of the 4-2-1 ??? ie how far down under the sump the 2-1 part was . . . . some had a twin pipe running down front of block and only became 'one' at sump level (in XR3 ...
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: The word on the streets of wales
Replies: 19
Views: 1196

The word on the streets of wales

Many years ago grand-parents drove to some holiday in Germany and kept seeing signs for a large town /City called 'Ausfahrt', but wasn't on their paper-maps . .. . . :shock:
by Alan SS1
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: 1600 cvh
Replies: 17
Views: 899

1600 cvh

depends on where the dizzy is fitted (if fitted) Sierra had the dizzy on FRONT of the block AFAIK
then issues on starter motor location/direction so maybe rear engine plate, but others will confirm
by Alan SS1
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Come on Mr Blair ... give it away ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Come on Mr Blair ... give it away ;)

jeez what happened to 'an Englishman's home is his castle ' ????
I'd just put up a fence :-)
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Front brake hoses
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Front brake hoses

my local motor factors had them 'in stock' ( a few years back) so also fitted to something else, ROVER SD1 I think, but I'l see if I can get the part number form my 'alternative parts' list FLFBH6248 or PHC135 i thought I'd kept the label from the boxes :oops: these ar the numbers on the invoice fr...
by Alan SS1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Front brake hoses
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Front brake hoses

my local motor factors had them 'in stock' ( a few years back) so also fitted to something else, ROVER SD1 I think, but I'l see if I can get the part number form my 'alternative parts' list
by Alan SS1
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 334
Views: 30830

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day, happy to report i have no fuel leaks :D .. now then ..a school boy question ...i know how to adjust the clutch..how do i actually know when the clutch is properly adjusted.... When i replaced the fork widget thingy my clutch is now back to a low biting point and on\off operation - as it w...
by Alan SS1
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 334
Views: 30830

Manny's SS1 1600

Turns out the non starting was due to the kingpin lead not fully home in the dizzy ..so we are back in action :D :D school boy error ? but to be fair getting the plug leads on is a bit of an art? I prefer to remove the whole thing!! what with working by touch easy to get it mixed up and makes sure ...
by Alan SS1
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5353
Views: 301421

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

1969SE5 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:03 pm
whats with the hazzard tape on the rear beam etc... ? Being Fiat related, probably to warn oncomers when its lying in the road having dropped off !!
and sticky tape to keep the anti-sway bar intact

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