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by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: SCISSOR LIFT FOR <£1K 2,268kg
Replies: 5
Views: 417

SCISSOR LIFT FOR <£1K 2,268kg

This one looks good for a low height garage and only £160 more than the scissor lift above. https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/230sp-3-0t-capacity-short-2-post-lift/ that would be neat! if the switch gear could fit on either side of lifting post as 'just too wide' for the garage :-( and ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Petrol tank
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Petrol tank

Cheers Phil, it’s had some hoses on by the look of it. Don’t like how they are fitted so will probably shorten or replace. Thanks for the info. Rob what Phil is saying is ' do NOT try and wiggle the hoses off the sender' :-) I found I could 'just' remove the sender with the hoses STILL attached fro...
by Alan SS1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5442
Views: 358849

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

philhoward wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:11 am
Volvo P1800ES yesterday on the M6S. GTE still looks better...
Oh! challenges , challenges :shock:

I thought you were pointy guy? :wink:
by Alan SS1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Stuck bonnet and ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Stuck bonnet and ignition

Make sure the catches are bolted in tight too as the movement sometimes can cause a opening problem To avoid said issue replaced the bolts with allen headed fasteners so i could get EXTRA purchase on them to tighten (and added star washers) to avoid the catches moving, started with them at FULL hei...
by Alan SS1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Which Oil filter for SSI 1800TI??
Replies: 19
Views: 276

Which Oil filter for SSI 1800TI??

peter freeman wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:41 pm
or just hammer a screw driver through it to start it turning.
tried that once and ended up with oil everywhere and the filter still fixed to block :-(

the chain option will probably work better than the strap as I guess the lumpy bits on chain 'dig in ?
by Alan SS1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 Gearbox ratios
Replies: 10
Views: 183

SS1 Gearbox ratios

damn, that means that the gearbox i have stored under freezer for last umpteen years is a four speed unit (correct spline size) Depends - but the type 9 is quite easily identifiable by the amount of aluminium housing behind the iron case. A picture will tell a thousand words.. that means digging it...
by Alan SS1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 Gearbox ratios
Replies: 10
Views: 183

SS1 Gearbox ratios

ss1 ford gearbox comparison.JPG damn, that means that the gearbox i have stored under freezer for last umpteen years is a four speed unit :cry: (correct spline size) I got it FoC without a gearlever and 'looked' similar , so thought nothing of it. . .. . so if can confirm it is a four speed unit it...
by Alan SS1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1340
Views: 128847

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

philhoward wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:34 pm
No photo, but spotted 1ED today on a Discovery (I think). Bomb squad maybe?
no cos bomb squad would be UX8, so must be taliban :wink:
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38913

Manny's SS1 1600

did you put the bolts back that hold the inner wing to the floor of the boot front corners? (or might been rivets) mine are M5 SS as easier to remove etc no bolts/fasteners allows the edge of outer wing to 'flap aboot' or at least not sit 'neatly' you can adjust the shut lines quite a bit depending...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE5a for restoration - offers
Replies: 9
Views: 442

SE5a for restoration - offers

since when did your location count as 'North Scotland' :shock:
Shetland is , Orkney is, Thurso is, but your home, not convinced . .. . . :wink:

but either way a long way for Josh to collect, I've just collected a car from Darlington, and that felt far enough
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 357
Views: 38913

Manny's SS1 1600

did you put the bolts back that hold the inner wing to the floor of the boot front corners? (or might been rivets) mine are M5 SS as easier to remove etc no bolts/fasteners allows the edge of outer wing to 'flap aboot' or at least not sit 'neatly' you can adjust the shut lines quite a bit depending ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS
Replies: 405
Views: 46931

pop-up headlights NOW INCLUDING HIDDEN HEADLIGHTS

scimjim wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:38 am


Another Rapport Forte has popped up here on retro-rides.

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and folk say SS1 is ugly?? :shock:
by Alan SS1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1340
Views: 128847

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

not that that's 'illegally' spaced :wink:
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Rebel with Sunbeam Coventry Climax Engine, GUMTREE

Reliant Rebel restoration has had quite a few modifications. Fitted with Sunbeam Coventry Climax engine and sunbeam box ......... ............... Registered as Historic Vehicle on logbook, so no MOT or TAX required. Errrrrm???????? :w maybe a 'period mod' as 'original engine / drive train NLA, but ...
by Alan SS1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: 2 x SS1 & 1 x Se5(a?)
Replies: 3
Views: 180

2 x SS1 & 1 x Se5(a?)

jeff hoole wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:13 pm
Kincorth ?
aye ;-)

tried street view and you can't see them , but you can on aerial view (but ONLY if you know the exact location) :shock:

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