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by manny
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Victor Thomas ?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Victor Thomas ?

Morning all

Excellent !! ...Paul mentioned he was a Lotus man, possibly racer in the 50\60's ..i mentioned to Paul i would try and find out if he was known on the forum..

The V8 Scimitar has been sold i am informed, not sure if was advertised on here?

Manny
by manny
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Victor Thomas ?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Victor Thomas ?

Good day,

anyone aware\know of the above - he has a SE5 V8 for sale...and his son in law ( Paul Marsh) just joined the company a few months ago, he saw my SS1 ...and a chatting we got :)

Ta

Manny
by manny
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: ss1 towbar
Replies: 6
Views: 270

ss1 towbar

ooh you got any pics - i have been looking at one for my SS1 and TR7

Ta

Manny
by manny
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5477
Views: 367684

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

Northbound on M42 Sunday ( must have been some motorsport event)..i saw a couple of Audi R8's, with a black sinister Corvette following and then something very shiny.... a black and chrome Buggati Veyron :shock: being 'pursued' by an Audi S3 very close...
by manny
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day, i did not change the front springs as i had a trip up to Nottingham, however when i arrived i parked with the nearside on the kerb, and by chance noted that the offside arch gap was now the same as the nearside, i could get my hand between the tyre and arch....that makes no sense or logic ...
by manny
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: KVL SE5 Project
Replies: 6
Views: 295

KVL SE5 Project

Should keep you busy over the summer\autumn\winter....years :D

Good luck and keep us posted...

Ta

Manny
by manny
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

What age is the car? or to be more specific, does it have the early or late rear inner wheel arches? The later ones were wider and give slightly more clearance, especially if you've got wider wheels/tyres. Morning sir, well it's an 85 model with standard 185/6o R14 tyres...what are the width differ...
by manny
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

step back a moment, it would appear from above that there is only a small difference at the front? ie half inch at front yet at the rear there is nearly one inch (now reduced to 3/4" after all the changes. so if there was a problem caused by the front then surely the difference would be as big or b...
by manny
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day folks,

picked up the car with new MOT .. :D , spoke with the chaps about the rear - they said nothing obvious was visible with the suspension setup etc, and they measured the difference at 3/4 inch .. :? :?
I will replace the fronts over the weekend and report back...

Ta

Manny
by manny
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day all

Front springs arrived :) (Ta RR)..and the car passed its MOT, so I guess the rear end is in order, I pick it up tomorrow so will have a chat :?

Ta

Manny
by manny
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

Well I dropped off the car for its MOT and spoke of the issue - they will take a thorough look for me
by manny
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

Have you compared the shock absorbers to determine they are identical? Unlikely but someone could have substituted something odd into one side. Tyre profiles same both sides? was thinking that (shocks)..profiles are the same... :( having said that the 'new' shock units were the exact the same lengt...
by manny
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

No mention of measurements after you swapped the rear springs left to right? Did you measure the compressed and free length of the springs? If the fault moved sides it’ll be the rears, if it only changed it slightly it could be fronts. Good day the springs on the car are the new ones from QRG, so s...
by manny
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 386
Views: 41439

Manny's SS1 1600

Good day,.

:( no change at the rear....there is still an inch difference ....what next??

Boo Hoo

Manny

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