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by Peter S
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
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SS1 1800 CVH Project Good news and Bad!

Well much to my surprise I managed to undo the crank pulley bolt and take the pulley off. On taking off the water pump there was a surprise in the impeller IMG_20200625_172754.jpg It looks like peas or berries :!: No idea how they got there. Water was pouring out but the only thing obvious is the ev...
by Peter S
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project More wiring queries

Well I've briefly got the engine running :D I filled the float chamber after turning it over without the plugs in untill the oil warning light extinguished and after a few reluctant turns it fired :!: A bit lumpy but just about cleared when it ran out of fuel Bad news there's a leak from the water p...
by Peter S
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project More wiring queries

I've found why the hazard switch was not working properly IMG_20200618_145444.jpg So if your hazards only work with the switch pushed fully in and the ignition lights come on you know what it is :!: I've managed to straighten the contacts and all OK now In other news I've got sparks :D The engine tu...
by Peter S
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project More wiring queries

I did wonder why there is a heated inlet manifold, I thought you were supposed to have cold air and fuel going into the cylinders :!: I have lived is Scotland though when the average maximum daily Temperature in February was -1c so I know it's a little different up there :D Anyway another stupid que...
by Peter S
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project More wiring queries

Thanks all I was thinking it was an earth
The other black lead soldered to the white coil wire must be for the electric choke
Progress today
I've insulated the bare wires and discovered that the temperature controlled vacuum valve? On the inlet manifold is broken :!:
by Peter S
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project More wiring queries

Thanks Phil That's what I thought about the brown wire - it wasn't connected when I got the car, nothing was in the engine bay, it was in that location and sort of fitted any ideas where it might go :?: I guessed with the dizzy obviously wrong but I believe not original to the car as No starts 86 an...
by Peter S
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project More wiring queries

I've spent a few minutes untangling the dizzy and coil wires and I have the following: White/ Black wire going to the negative terminal of the coil - with a green wire soldered onto it which goes to the outside pin on the connecting plug to the dizzy White wire going to the positive side of the coil...
by Peter S
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project More wiring queries

More wiring queries :!: I've unpicked the wiring by the coil, as I managed to melt some of the insulation when I first connected the battery. I have not altered any wiring and it appears that 2 White/ black wire are soldered to a green one which goes to the dizzy 2 White wires are soldered to a blac...
by Peter S
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project Headlight lift motors

A quick update Having tested the lift motor resting on the chassis several times, struggled to refit - difficult on your own with the bonnet and front bumper on! Guess what it doesn't work :shock: The "up" power lead must be damaged as always continuity when cover off but not when cover on. This may...
by Peter S
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project Headlight lift motors

Thanks Phil bought another blade change over type with 87a - but still the same - lights come on before being lifted up.
The switching type with 2 87s the lights do not come on at all.
by Peter S
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project Distributor question

Finally found a tiny mark that "looks" in the right place! For the dizzy But still trying to sort the headlight lift motors :w The RHS side now works "just" bad connections The LHS :!: :!: It goes down but never up :?: I've checked the switches in the motor cleaned no joy tested the motor with the s...
by Peter S
Sat May 30, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project Distributor question

Having got the serial numbers and a quick Google brought me to the Scimweb pages SS1 1.6 distributor problems and Alan SS1 :!: So Blue cap 3 lug (Bosch?) 81SF 12100 AJB 2DD 41838E 1782, Module number under sticker saying XL Tested Black cap 2 lug ( Lucas) 86 SF 12100AMA 8 CC 48607J 1188 With module ...
by Peter S
Fri May 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 1800 CVH Project Interesting find!
Replies: 169
Views: 10361

SS1 1800 CVH Project Distributor question

Managed to some most electrical issues bad connection and switches needed cleaning Moving on had a bad day today! Tried to bleed the brakes left 1/2 litre of fluid on the garage floor as left bleed valve open thought the fluid is taking a long time to come though! The Eazybleed didn't work as leaks ...
by Peter S
Fri May 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (Broken down)
Replies: 1793
Views: 127854

Rat Rod (Broken down)

Steve I found with my 5a if left for more than a few days the fuel evaporated out of the bowel and the pump took ages to fill them before it started I used to take top off air filter and squirt some fuel down the chokes - usually fired first time then ran Ok as pump filled the bowl before fuel ran o...
by Peter S
Thu May 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (Broken down)
Replies: 1793
Views: 127854

Rat Rod (Broken down)

Dirt in the carb/ jets, water in fuel?

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