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by myredscimitar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Stuck bonnet and ignition

You're a star Trevor.

A bit of forceful pushing down from a largish son and the catch popped open.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Stuck bonnet and ignition

Before you look at anything else 're the bonnet, just try getting a friend to press down on the bonnet (both sides) whilst pulling the release. It often helps a sticking catch! Thanks, Sounds a simple thing, so worth a try before anything more complicated. My son is calling this evening, he's a big...
by myredscimitar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Stuck bonnet and ignition

Hi all What's the best way to release a stuck bonnet? I've just read the recent thread re adjusting the cable, but that involves opening the bonnet and I can't. I have tried pulling the release lever as hard as I dare, don't want to break anything and make a bigger mess. The passenger side catch has...
by myredscimitar
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Petrol hose ( again )
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Petrol hose ( again )

A couple of weeks ago I noticed some cracks appearing in the supply hose to the fuel pump, replaced about five years ago with what I thought was good quality hose ( labelled R9, see photo ) I bought some Cohline from AJL and finally got around to replacing it today. A couple of thoughts, most of the...
by myredscimitar
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Electrical problem

Thanks Roger
Will have a look tomorrow sometime.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Electrical problem

After several months of trouble free driving my 1400 has developed an electrical fault, which I hate as car electrics are not my strong suit! All working as normal yesterday, however today I have no ignition light or " brake test light " when ignition switched on. Checked brake fluid level, reservoi...
by myredscimitar
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: New soft top.
Replies: 4
Views: 844

New soft top.

My soft top has reached the end of its usable life ( the canvas is OK still but most of the stitching is rotted and most seams are coming apart ) A local boat hood company have had a look at it for me and say it is beyond economic repair. Time to save for a new one then ( hard top on at the moment, ...
by myredscimitar
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 67
Views: 9759

SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

Well done! Interesting to see that you got it out, complete with gearbox, without removing the nose panelling (only the bonnet, of course). I've always had the impression that removing the nose was virtually essential? Depends on the hoist I think. The hoist I used ( a few years ago now ) would not...
by myredscimitar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 Heater fan
Replies: 6
Views: 548

SS1 Heater fan

Looks good to me Jim. Are you in tomorrow? I could get to Gloucester pretty much anytime to suit you. Otherwise I'm free Wed or Fri morning.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 Heater fan
Replies: 6
Views: 548

SS1 Heater fan

Hi Jim

if you think you have a viable spare that would be the easiest option. where is the workshop? When would be a good time for you?

Keith
by myredscimitar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SS1 Heater fan
Replies: 6
Views: 548

SS1 Heater fan

Anyone got an SS1 heater fan / motor they are willing to sell? Mine has died, rendering the usually fairly useless heater totally useless. Not good at this time of year. Same as a fairly early Fiesta I believe, but a quick e Bay trawl didn't find anything. Or any ideas for a more modern substitute? ...
by myredscimitar
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: ti
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

ti

The photos may flatter it, but if that " needs paint " I hate to think how to describe my white 1400.
by myredscimitar
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: More stupid questions: axle stands, fuel hose and...
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

More stupid questions: axle stands, fuel hose and...

peter freeman wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:04 am
I have always used axle stands on the main chassis members on all of the cars I have had - between the lower wishbone ( front ) fixing points on the SS1

I usually go for the main chassis members too. Has the addtional advantage of keeping the axle stands out of my way for most jobs I find.
by myredscimitar
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Non Scim Battery question
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Non Scim Battery question

Thanks for that folks. I've done too many silly things in the past because I didn't think through what I was doing first.

Little job for me in the morning then.

Keith
by myredscimitar
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Non Scim Battery question
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Non Scim Battery question

The battery on the wife's Meriva is on it's last legs, so I bought a replacement this morning. Rather than dive in and just replace it I read the Haynes manual .... half a page. Dire warnings about central locking, radio needing a code, ECU needing to relearn things etc etc. The radio is the big con...

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