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by td99
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Windscreen storage - horizontal OK?

Have 2 SS1 windscreens that have long been stored in spare room but now have to find a another place to live.
Windscreens are normally stored in vertical plane. Is it ok to store windscreens laying flat long-term?
I could try to provide some support at the middle I guess.
by td99
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: The word on the streets of wales
Replies: 33
Views: 4818

The word on the streets of wales

TrevorG wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:50 pm
Kinda got a bit serious ... I had the choice of learning the language that I got 3% in O-level or Arabic. I therefore chose the latter and have never regretted it!
Do you mean to say that Arabic is easier than French? (Or was necessity maybe the driver!)
by td99
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: MoT and headlight dip
Replies: 17
Views: 1831

MoT and headlight dip

As I was going up to loft for the SS1 winter wheels, I took opportunity of taking photo of RHD headlamps and then the LHD ones in my car...... Mirrored ( but not precisely) dipped beam pattern is quite evident. Interestingly both have text "Lucas Foreign Glass" And now I see UK headlights marked "H4...
by td99
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Long time lurker and once again 1800TI owner
Replies: 31
Views: 3304

Long time lurker and once again 1800TI owner

Well if they've been replaced in last few years it shouldn't be a problem. It's when the original lines are still there that the problem is urgent. If you remove the fuel filter, examine the inside of te rubber tubing for incipient splits/cracks. Nylon lines are normally OK but the joint from nylon ...
by td99
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Long time lurker and once again 1800TI owner
Replies: 31
Views: 3304

Long time lurker and once again 1800TI owner

Thank you Mr. Oakes. I shall have a look through my red book as I have no idea where the fuel filter is... Does it matter where you get the dizzy cap etc. From? Dom If you're replacing fuel filter then also replace rubber fuel supply tubing to and from it. (Pig of a job to get to joint over gearbox...
by td99
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Clueless1 SS1
Replies: 166
Views: 8094

Headlamps

philhoward wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:12 pm
td99 got a significant improvement on his by simply fitting relays to the dipped beam circuit.
Yes see http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/view ... f=4&t=4632

I also fitted Bi-Xenon lamps but that was an incredible fiddle due to headlamp movement. LED woud be much more attractive now.
by td99
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Computer Problems and Solutions
Topic: iMac buying help please !
Replies: 36
Views: 6647

iMac buying help please !

IMHO your're/She're better off buying a nice mac laptop and a 34 in hires 3440*1440 monitor. Better screen and better flexibility although might cost a bit more.
by td99
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 134
Views: 18633

Ford's SS1

Any tips on checking alignment of the headlights for MOT, by the way? pair of crosses on inside of garage door :-) gets it 'ish' then leave the covers off until you take it to MoT and ask them nicely to twiddle as required :wink: Then when it's adjusted by MOT man, park it in garage and draw lines ...
by td99
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ford's SS1
Replies: 134
Views: 18633

Ford's SS1

Jim the Ignition barrels are swaged and pinned at the manufacturing stage, I have around 100 in stock and they cannot be dismantled. £25 with Two New keys. gtcse8: You might look into possibility of supplying 2 new lock barrels for the door locks so owner only needs 1 key. My project car suffers fr...
by td99
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's SS1 - Ti Sprint Car
Replies: 440
Views: 41047

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Never trusted wedge pedallers, there's voodoo involved😜
That's why they go faster :P :P :P
by td99
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's SS1 - Ti Sprint Car
Replies: 440
Views: 41047

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

No picture possible until you've removed the manifold. Then, what's the point!
It's at the front underneath of the manifold.
Best to remove distributor to gain clearance whatever spanner.
by td99
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Too old to drive?.......
Replies: 25
Views: 3604

Too old to drive?.......

Nick wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:21 am
I am coming up to 70, so will be doing the licence renawal bit....
Still doing some sprinting ,and pleased to note can still beat some of the youngsters Experience still counts
But that won't impress an examinator!
by td99
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF sprint car
Replies: 908
Views: 55738

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Using the "Big Brake Upgrade" Volvo calipers/carlton discs, I found 20.6 a better balance than the 22 mm. 22 mm locked up rears too easily.
by td99
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's SS1 - Ti Sprint Car
Replies: 440
Views: 41047

Ben's SS1 - SSF novice sprint car

Or just make your own...
There's also an offset for the ring upwards in relation to spanner body in this photo/plane.
This gets it undone and then good and tight!
by td99
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: The word on the streets of wales
Replies: 33
Views: 4818

The word on the streets of wales

In my first year in NL, visiting Cologne, I carefully noted the name of the street where I parked "Einbahnstrasse" :oops: :oops:

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