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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:15 pm

That's interesting because my very late 1600 has doorcards without inserts. I've now had the car for about 16 years ( :shock: ) which is roughly half it's life, but of course I've no idea what the previous 8 owners got up to! :lol:


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Post by philhoward » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:21 pm

I'm referring to the ones with the inbuilt door handle - not the "flat" ones with the separate handle..


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Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:33 pm

If you had a 1600 without E/M then you could not have the inserts (fitted to T1 and T2) as the manual adjuster sticks can't be mounted through them. (Ignoring the one exception in my garage)


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Post by td99 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:35 pm

And some Ti's (eg mine) had no inserts, no dash veneer and manual windows...


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Post by scimjim » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:40 pm

I didn’t know any SS1s got dash veneer as standard?


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Post by td99 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:56 pm

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I didn’t know any SS1s got dash veneer as standard?
I mean the strip of veneer-like stuff surrounding clock,dash- vents etc. Was that only SST/Sabre then?


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Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:59 pm

Indeed. Any SS1 with the dash inlay has been modified / had it retrospectively added.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:38 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:33 pm
If you had a 1600 without E/M then you could not have the inserts (fitted to T1 and T2) as the manual adjuster sticks can't be mounted through them. (Ignoring the one exception in my garage)
Ah, that would account for it then - I have type 2 cards, on doors with electric windows but manual mirrors, and no inserts. :)


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Post by philhoward » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:19 pm

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yeah but whilst its light enough to blow away in a stiff breeze, its not powerful enough to make any headway into said breeze when its running... :lol:

I agree a 1300 in pov spec maybe 820kg-ish with hood, single mirror etc.
Just for interest, our racer (galv 1600) was 847kg and that’s with a roll hoop, hardtop (with sunroof glass replaced with Perspex) and no spare wheel, plus a Golf radiator. Seating could be a couple of kg out as we have a Sparco seat for the driver and a 5 point harness. Currently has twin 40 DCNF carbs instead of the original DFT.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:41 pm

Has anyone ever weighed a windscreen at all?

I estimate (calculate) it at 9.8kg.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:54 pm

I have a screen in a scuttle, and the remnants of a scuttle just chopped up if you are desperate for the measurement?


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Post by Corky » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:51 pm

I’ve got a screen in the garage. I could weigh it at the weekend if needed.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:19 pm

I'm not desperate at all, just curious. But the screen on its own is what I'd prefer. So Corky, if you have one out & you have free time to weigh it, that would be very good of you.


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Post by Corky » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:26 pm

BigBobPilot wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:19 pm
I'm not desperate at all, just curious. But the screen on its own is what I'd prefer. So Corky, if you have one out & you have free time to weigh it, that would be very good of you.
No problem, leave it with me.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:30 am

I know this is slightly off topic but there is alot of weight in the windscreen surround, I chopped a tub up recently and was surprised by that.


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