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by td99
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: Roll Bars
Replies: 112
Views: 24595

I have one of Pete Silcock's batch and think it looks much, much nicer than the std one (Ok I know it's supposed to be functional!)
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by td99
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Trying to make a decent layout but...
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Trying to make a decent layout but...

Was trying to post a mini restoration story. But it does not seem possible to have a paragraph of text followed by a couple of related phgotos, then the same again, etc. In the preview all photos end up at the end, making rubbish of the story.
by td99
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Global
Topic: anybody out there?
Replies: 36
Views: 16982

Don't agree Eric, I've had quite a few Renaults and enjoyed them all. Best car I've ever had was a Renault 25 v6. Comfortable, spacious and 7000 rpm in 5th was exhilarating although expensive! Had it 9 years. Enormous luggage space, took scooter standing up. Hungry on petrol for short distances thou...
by td99
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Littlechickens 1800TI
Replies: 216
Views: 30126

See new thread re avo schock lengths/height.
by td99
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Death of a Scimitar
Replies: 182
Views: 35293

Roger,
Wasn't trying to put people off gf cars, just wanted to emphasize importance of fuel pipe maintenance as the old motto of "don't fix what ain't gone wrong" does not apply here. With original hoses you are playing russian roulette.
by td99
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Littlechickens 1800TI
Replies: 216
Views: 30126

Rather worried about the use of Hammerite. Good on garden fences, but not so good against abrasive road grit spray and oils. If you still have the opportunity, a layer of POR 15 might be worthwhile.
I put hammerite om my previous uprights and within 3 months it was gone in places.
by td99
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Littlechickens 1800TI
Replies: 216
Views: 30126

Hadn't seen that photo of the loose springs. I guess we'll have to wait and see the report of ride height!
by td99
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Death of a Scimitar
Replies: 182
Views: 35293

Very painful to have to say goodbye to a pile of burnt but many still good parts (esp gearbox) . No option to store such a disgustingly smelly thing at home. SWMBO now thinks CAR is a 4-letter word but I'm still committed & amazingly permitted! to buy Paul Turnbull's DET project SS1. I bought ther r...
by td99
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Littlechickens 1800TI
Replies: 216
Views: 30126

Looks to me as if the max extended length of the AVO's is less than the originals. That has nothing to do with ride height though as springs will then be compressed.

Am about to fit Avos to rear of my car, will be interesting to see if difference is the same. Plan to keep original springs.
by td99
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Death of a Scimitar
Replies: 182
Views: 35293

Death of a Scimitar

Around 3 pm today my son backed out of the drive and car stopped and was engulfed in a sea of fire. Must have been broken petrol pipe.:cry: :cry: :cry: Unfortunately not insured for fire...as I was still getting it ready for a valuation. Is the second time I have experienced fuel line breakage on st...
by td99
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Littlechickens 1800TI
Replies: 216
Views: 30126

According to GW: 130 ft.lbs.

(And who isn't envious of that mega-garage!)
by td99
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Scimaritans
Topic: Location, Location, Location
Replies: 57
Views: 21680

I'm located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Knowledge limited to SS1 but have reasonable toolkit incl welder. Can't really store anything but maybe can be of assistance to anybody stranded nearby with problems.
Phone +31 652716008
by td99
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SS1 Diff Ratios and LSDs
Replies: 14
Views: 10412

Stew, 3.62 is a decent mod & with the bigger wheels & S14 Nissan gearbox in my Sabre results in near perfect gearing, it'll do over 45 in first now & still cruise at 75 below 3000 rpm in 5th. That's what I'd like too. It's approx what a 3.4-ish diff would do with 15 in wheels. I see from the list th...
by td99
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SS1 Diff Ratios and LSDs
Replies: 14
Views: 10412

Craig,
I've put a deposit on that group buy for a quaife...
If I read your info right, what I should look for is a non-lsd 7"diff, fit the quaife to it (if the buy goes through) and remove the output flanges so original drive shafts fit?
by td99
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SS1 Diff Ratios and LSDs
Replies: 14
Views: 10412

SS1 Diff Ratios and LSDs

Pete,
Interesting your 3.6 diff - at the moment this message notification came in I was calculating diff ratios and speeds! The standard car is certainly too low geared.
Actually wonder if a 3.4 is suitable?
Anybody know what models 3.6 & 3.4 diffs come from?

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