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by pauluspaolo
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear drop links alternatives for SS1/Sabre
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

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: 715

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: For Sale
Topic: Ss1 2.0 zetec
Replies: 12
Views: 1440

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: For Sale
Topic: Crosby clearout - inlcuding most of an 1800ti
Replies: 26
Views: 2980

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: 2276

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.
by pauluspaolo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Reliant Coupe Marathan Rally Car
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Reliant Coupe Marathan Rally Car

That's just a wee bit gorgeous - best of luck with the sale :)
by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof

Still working on the photos - it's been absolutely bouncing it down on & off today & the interior of the car has remained dry (a minor miracle in itself!) so I thought it best not to disturb the sunroof :shock: Will try to get some sorted over the weekend. I've had a quick look on Ebay but can't fin...
by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof

Many thanks for the reply - potentially of interest but mine's the pop up type (with a single central latch - over centre type) rather than a wind up/down unit, so yours is obviously a different make/model. It's really only the catch I need - the glass & surround are both fine - but it obviously nee...
by pauluspaolo
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Potentially dumb question - SS1 sunroof

Hi there, I keep the hardtop on my SS1 99% of the time. If I want to go topless - not a pretty sight :shock: - I'll wind the windows down & take the sunroof out (I store it behind the passengers seat). However the catch on the sunroof has broken & the repairs I've made aren't holding up particularly...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: What do I put the engine on?
Replies: 7
Views: 863

What do I put the engine on?

I removed the engine only & left the gearbox in situ, I didn't find it that difficult to remove all the engine-g/box bolts. I did strip as much off the front end of the car as possible - bumper front panel, radiator etc - as the engine's set quite a long way back. I stored my engines - the Zetec to ...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 expansion tank & hoses
Replies: 2
Views: 631

SS1 expansion tank & hoses

These are now sold - thanks all :)
by pauluspaolo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 expansion tank & hoses
Replies: 2
Views: 631

SS1 expansion tank & hoses

So this weekend turned out to be a garage sort-out weekend. Lots of rubbish - some car related, some not - taken to the tip & some long forgotten, but potentially useful, SS1 items uncovered including this expansion tank & hoses. All the hoses appear to be in good condition with no splits or damage ...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Performance air intake
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Performance air intake

You could try something like this. There's just enough room for a conical air filter behind the driver's side headlamp, the headlamp still raises & lowers fine & this setup's been on the car for 4 or 5 years now without any problems. I have fitted a different carb (a DGV) though so there may be prob...
by pauluspaolo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

SS1 MOT fail :(

It could be that I used thinner/short sockets so they got down the gap whereas thick ones would not. I'm not doubting that you managed it Peter but I tried every 17mm socket I could lay my hands on as well as a 17mm box spanner (which is just a tube of metal with a suitably sized hex pressed into o...
by pauluspaolo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 MOT fail :(
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

SS1 MOT fail :(

Hi all, the car is legal again for a year :) My friend & I spent Saturday removing & refitting (with a new bearing) the drivers side rear wheel bearing. We had to take the offside rear suspension apart in order to get to the bearing carrier/hub. No way could we get a 17mm socket (3/8" drive or other...

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