A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

If you have a long-term project and would like to share/document progress, this is for you.

Moderators: scimjim, Roger Pennington, philhoward, Lukeyboy46, erikscimitardemon

User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 27893
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Contact:

A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by philhoward » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:59 pm

Manifold to head, yes.

Manifold to downpipe, yes.


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
SS1 Racer
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 40772
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester

A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by scimjim » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:15 pm

Manifold
31C16162-4203-46FA-B683-F2702837FF36.jpeg
31C16162-4203-46FA-B683-F2702837FF36.jpeg (207.07 KiB) Viewed 209 times
Downpipe
E1F660B2-C785-44F4-9B58-DFB7A263B192.jpeg
E1F660B2-C785-44F4-9B58-DFB7A263B192.jpeg (166.77 KiB) Viewed 209 times


Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

Saber One
RSSOC Member
Posts: 45
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:12 pm

A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Saber One » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:53 am

What's the best way of sorting door, around the hinge holes and door skin , which matting/chopped strands to use ?? which resins (do they come with accelerator , hardener !!) Is it worth fitting a spreader plate in when repairing. have been on East Coast supplies website , but there's so much choice 😬. Will be my first attempt so simple answers appreciated 🙂 thanks
Attachments
20201016_111014.jpg
20201016_111014.jpg (366.72 KiB) Viewed 146 times
20201016_111100.jpg
20201016_111100.jpg (266.91 KiB) Viewed 146 times



derekoss
Posts: 244
Joined: Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:37 pm

A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by derekoss » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:35 pm

Hi, I gave up using polyester resin and chopped strand mat a while ago. I use Wests epoxy and woven tape.
Found it much easier and stronger. Longer working time (with the slow hardener) if mixed in small batches. Mixing must accurate.
You pays your money............
Derek



User avatar
reliant-reviver
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5159
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:05 pm
Location: Beighton, Sheffield

A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:57 pm



Philip Andrew.
'74 Robin Super Saloon, '84 SS1 1300, '86 SS1 1800ti, '87 SS1 1300
Previous: I lost count around fifty.

User avatar
Alan SS1
Posts: 2285
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:58 pm
Location: BoD, Aberdeen
Contact:

A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by Alan SS1 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:59 pm

remove all the rusty debris, if not already fallen off, remove the blown chopped strand, replace with any type of resin you fancy. I have used old style 'isopon /Davids for years on fixing the Regal/Robin etc. found some super high strength stuff from a local GRP tank maker, but by goodness it was HARD as anils when cured!!! (and used a special MEK hardner, I think dispensed in a minature whisky bottle . .. . .)

replace with a section of AT LEAST 16SWG steel plate on inner at top and outer at bottom, unless concerned about looks, but as you have an SS1, then low on priority? :wink:


SS1 1600 (AJZ ----), C30 (SK 57 ---)& 480 ( .. . EVU & . . . . CDC)
Regal 330 (VAV ---) now passed to another 'keen owner'

User avatar
adamwilkes
RSSOC Member
Posts: 667
Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:01 am
Location: Poole, Dorset
Contact:

A New Project. The Pale Green 'Womble' SS1

Post by adamwilkes » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:29 pm

Rub down any surface to be repaired with, say, 40 or 80-grit paper or an angle-grinder sanding disc to give a really good key for the resin/mat - remove all paint/filler. Grab 1Kg of "450g (1.5 oz) Chopped Strand Matting - 1mt wide"; 5Kg "General Purpose 2-8500 Polyester Resin (including catalyst)" - the resin is more than you need right now, but costs hardly more than 2.5Kg of it. Look at: https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/ ... %2Facetone to see what I think you need, I've added some thinners (for cleaning) and a roller for getting air out of the mat - about £32. It won't hurt to add more mat if you think you may have more to do elsewhere. A couple of layers of this mat will make about 3mm grp thickness - not sure how thick you will need it, be guided by what was there and add more! You'll be ok vigorously using a paintbrush and roller to wet through the mat with resin. 2% catalyst approx - a little more if cold outside.


Adam Wilkes
Scimitar GTE 5a 1973, kinda Highland Purple; after months of work, still a ruin!
I can't help myself - I have to ask questions and find out why. Why ? Dunno :shock:

Post Reply

Return to “Project Progress”