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by myredscimitar
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project running but bad misfire
Replies: 210
Views: 14552

SS1 1800 CVH Project running but bad misfire

If you think most water is out it could be worth trying something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-WYNNS-DRY-FUEL-WATER-REMOVER-PETROL-DIESEL-ENGINES-CAR-325ml/311969508899?hash=item48a2d4ee23:g:XKwAAOSwpOBZzOJV&redirect=mobile Seemed to work for me a few years ago. Quick, cheap and easier t...
by myredscimitar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gloucestershire Local Shot Blasting
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Gloucestershire Local Shot Blasting

Thanks Andy, just sent them an enquiry.

Found another place just outside Tewkesbury I'll try as well.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gloucestershire Local Shot Blasting
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Gloucestershire Local Shot Blasting

One for Scimjim / AJL I guess. Any recommendations for shot blasters in the Gloucester / Cheltenham / Tewkesbury area? My SS1 failed MoT this morning, holed rear suspension trailing arm. I have a good spare pair ( e bay several years ago ), but would be better to blast and coat before fitting I thin...
by myredscimitar
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6b Power steering hp Pipe removal ???
Replies: 23
Views: 1595

SE6b Power steering hp Pipe removal ???

Long time ago since I did this job, so the details are a bit vague now. What I do remember is that the only way I could get a spanner on the union's was to do all of them, but they had to be done in the correct order to get access. Can't remember what order now of course, just go for the " easiest "...
by myredscimitar
Fri May 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scimitar mileages before lockdown
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Scimitar mileages before lockdown

Bought my 1400 SS1 about 14 years ago, I've done around 45,000 in it so around 3000 a year. Then I bought my 1600 about 10 years ago, since then I've done around 48,000 in it, so a bit less than 5000 a year. So an average of around 8000 a year between them. I retired about 6 years ago, so the averag...
by myredscimitar
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

Electric windows

This morning I removed the door card to investigate the wiring. The switch and wiring across the door gap is obviously OK, 12V at the motor connector when the switch is pressed, the 12V " moves " to the other connector when the switch is pressed the other way. Motor does not attempt to turn though. ...
by myredscimitar
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

Electric windows

Just had another look inside the switch and at the wiring diagram. The " missing " contact is a red herring.... looking at the switch nothing can have moved and a closer look shows that the two earth contacts within the switch are electrically connected within the switch anyway, looking again at the...
by myredscimitar
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

Electric windows

OK, so I have found the inline fuses, thanks Jim. Totally invisible from the small side panels, but when I eased the heater / radio centre section forward found them hiding high up. One of the fuses found melted ( why I wonder? Probably next part of the attempt to sort the windows ) Replaced the fus...
by myredscimitar
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

Electric windows

Thanks for the replies. Jim's photo makes the fuseholder look really obvious, however I have just had another look at my car and I just can't see it / them ( I'm assuming there are two, one for each side as the wiring diagram ) Can't see any relatively heavy grey wire either. How easily does the hea...
by myredscimitar
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electric windows
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

Electric windows

Hi all Thought I would take advantage of the enforced lockdown time to investigate my passenger side electric window failure. No 12V found at the centre switch by the handbrake , so I assume the inline fuse has melted / failed. I seem to remember reading on here some long time ago that the inline fu...
by myredscimitar
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Revenge of the Scim
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Revenge of the Scim

Of you are worried about getting the stat housing out ( I was!!! ) something like this lets you relocate the switch somewhere accesible. This isn't the one I used, but similar.

https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/aluminium ... using-32mm

Keith
by myredscimitar
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel hose
Replies: 32
Views: 4500

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: 1256

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: 923

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: 1256

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...

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