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by mn757
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 carburettor questions
Replies: 3
Views: 251

SS1 carburettor questions

Fitted at the weekend, you were not wrong about the throttle clip, what an awkward design. Seems to be running very well so far although I've managed to lose the throttle clip so can't venture too far at the moment without the cable falling off until a replacement arrives. Definitely an improvement.
by mn757
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 carburettor questions
Replies: 3
Views: 251

SS1 carburettor questions

Thank you for those details, that's helpful. I'd assumed something was missing from the ball but now I see that's just where the cable connects. Will have a play. Thanks
by mn757
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 carburettor questions
Replies: 3
Views: 251

SS1 carburettor questions

Hi all, I have a 1300 SS1 with the VV carb fitted. I also have a manifold and weber from a 1600 SS1 that i'd like to fit to try and get a bit more power. 1). Is this a stupid idea ? 2). If not, my new carb has the throttle linkage missing - does anyone have the missing bit ? 3). Will I need to chang...
by mn757
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: S6 Coupe on a trailer 14/03/19
Replies: 4
Views: 463

S6 Coupe on a trailer 14/03/19

Near Measham, probably to or from Iain Daniels presumably. Looked very nice. Turquoise / mint colour
by mn757
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Flywheel balancing.
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Flywheel balancing.

I have also heard conflicting opinions on this. I have spoke to Car Clinic in Darwen who will be building my 3.4 engine and they said it's perfectly safe to remove a small amount of weight without going over the top. I have driven a 3.4 essex engined 6a belonging to a member on here and it revved mu...
by mn757
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 99
Views: 7464

660XYB Engine fix

I'm about to put my gearbox back in. What size / thread studding did you use to help align gearbox ? Thanks. Martin
by mn757
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering wheel splines or not!
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Steering wheel splines or not!

My Straight Six coupe is the same as yours
by mn757
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 67
Views: 8823

SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

It seemed to cause no issues. Although, fingers crossed I have no plans on trying it again :)
by mn757
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.
Replies: 67
Views: 8823

SS1 'Mr Green' back from the dead.

October 2018 (I'm a bit late posting...) Time for an update on ‘Mr Green’, now 9 months since purchase and over 3000 miles covered regardless of weather. It’s been going well, but a massive oil leak meant the engine and gearbox had to come out. Not really what I needed as I’ve two other cars needing...
by mn757
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: B-pillar Back to Black
Replies: 30
Views: 1844

B-pillar Back to Black

I've found most of the 'back to black' type sprays work well but don't last long. Best thing i've found is...shoe polish. But make sure there's none to get on any clothes etc.
by mn757
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 81412

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Sorry to see this 😔 mine did the same (supplied by a well known specialist) so maybe not related to engine build quality..? This is at least the sixth recent case of this lately.
by mn757
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: ENDED - Coupe headlamp covers - an update
Replies: 32
Views: 2404

Coupe headlamp covers

Please add me to the list

Thanks.

Martin
by mn757
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Convert heads to unleaded or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Convert heads to unleaded or not?

PM inbound shortly
by mn757
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Convert heads to unleaded or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Convert heads to unleaded or not?

The proof is in this thread and having had to deal with the aftermath (see my photos) I can assure you it's entirely possible. http://www.martin-north.co.uk/forum/one.jpg http://www.martin-north.co.uk/forum/2.jpg http://www.martin-north.co.uk/forum/three.jpg Heads from a respected Essex specialist. ...
by mn757
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Midlands!
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Hello from the Midlands!

Welcome. I'm also an SS1 owner and in Nuneaton so just up the road if you need anything.

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