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by myredscimitar
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel hose
Replies: 32
Views: 1720

Fuel hose

I'm still not convinced that it's the ethanol content that is causing the problem. Over the ten or so years I have had my SS1s I think I have replaced most of the rubber hose twice ( the last time earlier this year with AJL Cohline ) I have only once had an actual fuel leak, that was in the very ear...
by myredscimitar
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB vertical links
Replies: 8
Views: 410

ARB vertical links

Replacement link in this morning's post. ( Usual brilliant service from Nigel )

Bit of inventive use of the Jack and fitted. Much easier than Monday, experience I guess.

Often find when a job gets tricky it helps to walk away and try again later. Getting a bit frustrated seldom helps.
by myredscimitar
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: 1400 vs 1600
Replies: 5
Views: 256

1400 vs 1600

Don't know about 1990 cars, my two are 1986 so both CVH. Edit .. both E reg whatever year that makes them. Around town not a lot of difference. Open road the 5 speed 1600 is much more relaxed. If I'm going to be on a motorway I always try to take it. The 4 speed 1400 always seems a bit strained at 7...
by myredscimitar
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB vertical links
Replies: 8
Views: 410

ARB vertical links

So, this morning's progress report. The good news, with a bit of leveraging and Jack under the wishbone got the drivers side fitted :) Same process on passenger side, assembled, winding up the nyloc :D . Somehow then stripped the thread : :oops: No idea how, not a lot of compression on the rubbers a...
by myredscimitar
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB vertical links
Replies: 8
Views: 410

ARB vertical links

Hi Jim I think you are probably right, reducing the tube length isn't going to affect ARB stiffness. I'll have another go tomorrow, and keep hacksawing the tube as a last resort. Been fiddling with the new links off the car, it is going to need a lot of compression of the rubbers to get the nut on t...
by myredscimitar
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ARB vertical links
Replies: 8
Views: 410

ARB vertical links

Hi all One of the ARB links on my 1600 snapped last week, replacement set arrived from QRG yesterday so today I set out to fit them. I did the same job on my 1400 a few years ago, memory is a bit hazy but I don't remember it being a difficult job. Today however ........ Couldn't get the old links of...
by myredscimitar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Upton on Severn Blues Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Upton on Severn Blues Festival

Not a very detailed sighting I'm afraid. About 30 minutes ago, leaving the Blues Festival, a Scimitar pulled out of the car park. Dark, so I didn't get any detail. 6 I think, probably a dark colour.

Really good festival, lots of good music, lots of beer, good weather and a great atmosphere.
by myredscimitar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Ignition circuit

scimjim wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:42 pm
I’ve had an intermittent light before - flexible circuit board contacts were corroded. Try tapping the dash?
Started with a few gentle taps and progressed to something a little more violent. No light though.
Ordered a new DVM, should get it tomorrow so I'll have another poke around then.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Ignition circuit

Just when you thought I'd gone away!! Went to the Autoelectrician in Innsworth. He had a recon alternator on the shelf for " not a lot more " ( his words ) so I bought it. Fitted it this morning .... still no ignition light!! Can't check voltages because my DVM has stopped working. Unlike yesterday ...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Ignition circuit

AJL Electronics wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Just mend yours, Innsworth is not so far from you.
This is the man I guess?

https://thestarterbay.webs.com/contact-us

I'm out that way tomorrow anyway, I'll drop it off and see what they can do.
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Ignition circuit

This the one I want? https://www.amazon.co.uk/ALTERNATOR-LRA00460-54022147-F042A06007-D46446700/dp/B07GRPLT83/ref=sr_1_40?crid=3CLAWTNNATPJ&keywords=ford+escort+alternator&qid=1562095901&quartzVehicle=36-511&replacementKeywords=alternator&rnid=419157031&s=gateway&sprefix=escort+alternator%2Caps%2C21...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Ignition circuit

That's two votes for dead diodes then. I had just about convinced myself the alternator was at fault, but then got sidetracked by my non functioning flying lead. What alternator do I need then? Don't even think about suggesting changing diode packs, tried that once a few years ago ( when I had the 6...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Ignition circuit

I’m slightly confused by the “split” on the brown/yellow wire? I thought it was a single wire from loom into the small spade? Sorry Phil, that's me not being clear. As you say it was a short single wire from the loom to the spade, but I split it and crimped a spade connector in to make it easier to...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Ignition circuit

Hi All Thanks for the replies Phil and Andy. If I can't get to the bottom of this myself might have to take up your offer Andy. Just having another look. The bit that has me totally confused: Ignition off, brown / yellow wire from loom to the small spade connector at the back of the alternator split...
by myredscimitar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ignition circuit
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Ignition circuit

Electrical numpty here, finally found a bit of time to look at the ignition on my 1400. Symptoms: No ignition light. Split the small wire from the loom to the alternator and checked: Ignition off: 12V on Alternator side, 0V on loom side. Ignition light off, that's OK because with ignition off there ...

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