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by pauluspaolo
Thu May 21, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: fuel sender
Replies: 8
Views: 175

fuel sender

I found it useful during my rebuild to print off the circuit diagram & get it laminated. That way it's garage proof to a degree & available to refer to without going online (which is not always easy or convenient). For what it's worth my petrol light goes out after a few seconds & long before the ga...
by pauluspaolo
Wed May 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Oil catch tank location?
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Oil catch tank location?

So it's been a gorgeous day today but a wee bit too hot for yours truly, as a result I've spent some of the day in the garage. I've fitted the catch tank - which wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to me - & I then spent another hour or so deciding where to run the pipes. The larger pipe from t...
by pauluspaolo
Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Oil catch tank location?
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Oil catch tank location?

Here's a photo of crowded drivers side inner wing - was thinking of putting catch tank on chassis rail between blue oil pipe & earthing strap (more or less under the oil filter) or on the chassis rail by the rad fan support bar (not sure if the catch tank is too tall for it to go there though).
by pauluspaolo
Mon May 18, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Oil catch tank location?
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Oil catch tank location?

Thanks for the photos/info, that's probably the best/most logical place for it. Unfortunately that's where the tubing for the air filter runs so there isn't space for it - the air filter itself sits just behind the driver's side headlight. I don't have a spare wheel fitted so wondered if it'd go on ...
by pauluspaolo
Mon May 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Oil catch tank location?
Replies: 12
Views: 200

Oil catch tank location?

Possibly a dumb question it is there an ideal spot in the engine bay for an oil catch tank? I'm currently running the car with 2 little filters on the oil/vapour outlets (Zetec engine - both filters on driver's side). I've not had any negative comments about the filters at MOT time, or any undue oil...
by pauluspaolo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: RS3 Tyres & 15" Wheels For Sale SS1
Replies: 6
Views: 770

RS3 Tyres & 15" Wheels For Sale SS1

GLWTS one of the best looking wheels ive ever seen on an SS1, genuinely suited the car and made it look much more modern. Ref buckle, a guy i know has a pukka machine for taking buckles out, quick and simple and seems that many modern cars suffer from pothole buckles due to 17/18/19/20 wheels and u...
by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear diff rubber mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Rear diff rubber mounts

I seem to remember that the diff is mounted to the chassis by some rubber mounts. I also seem to remember reading that these mounts were no longer available. Is this the case & if so what do people use as an alternative?

Many thanks :)
by pauluspaolo
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Whiny rear diff - advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Whiny rear diff - advice needed

Ta for that & it's food for thought as whilst I do use 1st gear it is pretty much redundant.

Just out of interest Jim how much would you want for a standard 3.92 diff?

Thanks again :)
by pauluspaolo
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Whiny rear diff - advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Whiny rear diff - advice needed

Sorry if it's a dumb question but what would the difference be between a 3.62 diff when compared to the normal (3.92?) diff?

Many thanks :)
by pauluspaolo
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Whiny rear diff - advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Whiny rear diff - advice needed

Hi all, I took my SS1 out a couple of days ago (my wife & I went to a classic car show at Newby Hall near Ripon - only saw 2 Reliants there & they were 3 wheelers :( ) & the rear diff is very whiny at any sort of reasonable speed. Is this normal - they all do that sir! - or does it indicate that I n...
by pauluspaolo
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear drop links alternatives for SS1/Sabre
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Rear drop links alternatives for SS1/Sabre

Corky wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:22 pm
I’m going to order a couple of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253350907777.

They look as near to OEM as anything else I’ve seen. Although a tad longer.
Did you get these & if so did they fit OK?

:)
by pauluspaolo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: First drive of 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

First drive of 2019

The weather's been decent the last couple of days so I decided to chance it today & drive the SS1 the 9 (or so) miles into work. No significant problems to report & the car drove nicely. My daily driver is a 2007 Suzuki Swift Sport which is one of the most firmly sprung cars I've ever driven. Before...
by pauluspaolo
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Ss1 2.0 zetec
Replies: 12
Views: 2249

Ss1 2.0 zetec

Nice to see another Zetec engined SS1 - mine's an 1800 on a single weber carb (megajolt lite jr ecu) so doubt that it's as fast as yours - looking forward to digging it out of the garage this month :)

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by pauluspaolo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Crosby clearout - inlcuding most of an 1800ti
Replies: 26
Views: 4173

Crosby clearout - inlcuding most of an 1800ti

Do you have the heater motor/blower & tin snail still? I can't see it in the pile! :)
by pauluspaolo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Did this ever get made?
Replies: 24
Views: 3366

Did this ever get made?

And has anyone got one?

Just looking in my friend's Observer's Book of Cars from 1989/90 and found it contains a Scimitar SS2.

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