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New owner of a SST

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:10 am
by Jonnybiker
Hello, I have just bought a 1992 sabre as have had a Fiat X19 / MG TF 160, few retro hot hatch’s. This seams to tick the boxes, also being a rare! Here’s some pics see what you think? Needs some work, but hopefully will be a nice project.

New owner of a SST

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:16 am
by scimjim
Welcome :D

It’s a mk1 Sabre turbo, not an SST though :D

New owner of a SST

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:19 am
by Jonnybiker
Cheers! Looking forward to getting it on the road!

New owner of a SST

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:40 am
by Geraint SabreGTCse5
bit of a thread on this one already

http://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopi ... 23&t=40487

incidentally it was "advertised" on ebay last night/early this morning for £1500 buy it now.... dropped out of my watch list now.

New owner of a SST

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:16 am
by Jonnybiker
Yes bought it on Copart! So bit of a punt, worse case sell it for parts, still had mot till August so looks as it has been used, mot history says it’s been stuck at 100k

New owner of a SST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:24 am
by old bean
Nice bit of kit, if you can't get on with it give me a shout!

New owner of a SST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:47 pm
by Jonnybiker
Just got it, needs some work was stolen and recovered! Mess of wires to sort out, paint just needs a good buff! How to you open the bonnet??

New owner of a SST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:02 pm
by scimjim
Bonnet release is at the base of the drivers A post.

New owner of a SST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:51 pm
by gtcse8
Jonnybiker wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:47 pm
was stolen and recovered!
When ?, is that why it was put on copart by the insurance company?.
Did you get the keys with it?
Mark

New owner of a SST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:58 pm
by philhoward
scimjim wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Bonnet release is at the base of the drivers A post.
As Jim says - in front of the accelerator pedal. If that's snapped, it’s possible (just) to manually release it via the pivots which are the top of the bulkhead - look upwards with your head roasting on the accelerator pedal. You might want to remove the speaker to get an arm up there..

New owner of a SST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:04 pm
by Jonnybiker
I contacted the chap who was selling it on eBay and he said he sold it and it wasn’t as described in the advert, it needs lots of work!! Then he said someone attempted to steel it and insurance wrote it off. Then I saw it and won it!!

New owner of a SST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:15 pm
by Jonnybiker
Yes I have keys, lots of wires pulled out and back of the ignition barrel is gone! Side lights were on, not sure what’s the best to get it running? New barrel and key? Light switch is also broken

New owner of a SST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:18 pm
by philhoward
Light switch is easy - MGB, Metro Mk1 or Range Rover Classic.

I think you might need a copy of Peter Freeman’s wiring diagram though.