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by reliant-reviver
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF my first sprint car
Replies: 767
Views: 41977

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Go quicker without that extra drag of the lights up...
by reliant-reviver
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1TI Wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 135

SS1TI Wheels

You can get away with less. 10mm is the "lazy" answer though! Also quite safe and feasible to grind away material from the caliper and /or wheel. To answer the original question as I interpret it. Any conversion using the spaced / wide body "metro turbo" calipers will be no larger in diameter and he...
by reliant-reviver
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 Gearbox ratios
Replies: 10
Views: 179

SS1 Gearbox ratios

Even if it's a type E 4spd they are still worth good money to the ford boys, rally escorts etc don't really need the 5th gear!
by reliant-reviver
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...
Replies: 19
Views: 168

ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...

Just cut the bolts down if there is enough thread to do so?

I've had various lengths over the years and trim then up according to what's required. Have had to shorten the tubes to get clearance from the top wishbone before.
by reliant-reviver
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...
Replies: 19
Views: 168

ARB drop links and this radiator pipe...

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Pic from my files.

The usual problem I have is the bolt is too short relative to the tube!
by reliant-reviver
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 Gearbox ratios
Replies: 10
Views: 179

SS1 Gearbox ratios

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Find a Type 9, 1600 prop (or just front yoke), speedo cable and gearbox mounting bracket and get swapping if you need that extra gear!

Or a 3.6:1 final drive in place of the original 3.9 (all ss1)
by reliant-reviver
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Hill climb prep
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Hill climb prep

Funnily enough I was at Saltburn by the sea a few weekends ago and couldn't help but think that road down to the sea front would make a cracking hill climb, never knew it was used for such! Regarding prep. Reliability first, upgrades after. The car is perfectly capable in stock form as had been prov...
by reliant-reviver
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Google Street View
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Google Street View

Or you can even catch me busy at the workbench in this shot from 2012!
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by reliant-reviver
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Google Street View
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Google Street View

From Google earth ariel view my old transit van (in RAC orange) appears outside our house here in Sheffield and again outside mum's in reading. Made me chuckle when I realised it :lol:
by reliant-reviver
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Brake pads - the old chestnut
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Brake pads - the old chestnut

They smell great too when you get up close on a change :lol:
by reliant-reviver
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Essex Timing gear
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Essex Timing gear

The wheels are in motion with the next batch of alloy gear sets as previously supplied.
But other than "later this summer" I can't really say when they will be available.

Price will of course be keener than any other current offerings.
by reliant-reviver
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Brake pads - the old chestnut
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Brake pads - the old chestnut

Probably right on Pagid. I just know the RS4 (?) Compound pads I used to run in the Porsche calipers were incredible.
by reliant-reviver
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Harewood 2 June 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2436

Harewood 2 June 2019

Yeah hoping to be up there for the next one. Hour from my door.
by reliant-reviver
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Harewood 2 June 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2436

Harewood 2 June 2019

I hear your frustrations flatcap, but I'd say north of 20 pts IS competitive. I don't think you've placed unfairly. I suppose the question is do you think your car could be put round the track faster in someone else's hands? I was always happy with where I placed in the 1300 as I don't think I've ev...
by reliant-reviver
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Sprint and Hillclimb Chat
Topic: Brake pads - the old chestnut
Replies: 19
Views: 433

Brake pads - the old chestnut

I've got a set of new (or near new, i cant recall) yellowstuff pads here that I had from Raz, make me an offer if you are interested?

I'm running Mintex 1144 pads in mine and does what I need it to. Pagid probably don't do an uprated compound for the metro pad, but if they did....

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