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by siw1800
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Which Oil filter for SSI 1800TI??
Replies: 20
Views: 1017

Which Oil filter for SSI 1800TI??

I struggled with the 1800TI and Sabre. Then I found the way. I always loosened the filter by hand when stone cold, then soon as I had Cracked the seal, warm the engine up on a run so oil most fluid then it twisted off easily by hand. Starting when engine warm was a real knuckle killer!!
by siw1800
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 92
Views: 10749

MOT exemption

Roger Pennington wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:37 pm
help owners of old vehicles that have been substantially modified do not by mistake
that says to stop them making a mistake when it is modified
Roger Pennington wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:37 pm
providing the vehicle has not been substantially changed
That says ok if not modified
by siw1800
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 92
Views: 10749

MOT exemption

Note that it’s not from DVLA or FBHVC - it’s a letter from the DfT to the FBHVC. Given the typos in the last para and the fact that the last two paras contradict each other, I’m a bit suspicious. Note that it’s not from DVLA or FBHVC - it’s a letter from the DfT to the FBHVC. Given the typos in the...
by siw1800
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car that has not been sorned
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Car that has not been sorned

As Will says. It's also worth considering whether it is still registered with the DVLA, especially if you want to retain the original number, as any car not taxed since the DVLA was computerised in 1983 might not be. You're on the cusp at 35 years but if you have a V5 (of any colour) rather than th...
by siw1800
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car that has not been sorned
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Car that has not been sorned

Hi Guys,

Anyone know what happens if you have had a car off the road for 35 years. There was no sorn when it was last used and has sat in a barn since, doing something with it now, will dvla be after a fine for not sorning it?

Thanks.

Simon
by siw1800
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Forums & Facebook
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Forums & Facebook

But was the cloud artificially made by the Russians?
by siw1800
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: The Dowsetts Comet
Replies: 16
Views: 2903

The Dowsetts Comet

Looks like the offspring of an E type and an Aston. Think the price might scare me!
by siw1800
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 4410

Beware the car thieves

This is just a very old story with a new twist. Thieves always find a way. Only 1 real deterrent, when caught give them substantial penalties, massive fines, long prison sentences, banned from driving for life or my favourite, death!
by siw1800
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1370
Views: 139049

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

Darts are not that bad, only the engine is a bit fiddly, but it is so good it's worth it. I would love to make a Dart with proper rear suspension, a decent gearbox and a rack-and-pinion conversion (which mine had) But I'm getting too old for all that - and as mentioned Darts are now fetching prices...
by siw1800
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1370
Views: 139049

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

I always sell cars just before they rise in value, notably Daimler SP250 and Porsche 928 GTS. Looking back I should never have sold the Daimler at any price but there you go. So when I sell my GTC you can look forward to them doubling in price overnight :mrgreen: You really want all the servicing t...
by siw1800
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Remove a car radio
Replies: 21
Views: 2157

Remove a car radio

"MF"?

Simon Waddington
by siw1800
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Looking for a project SS1
Replies: 40
Views: 3030

Looking for a project SS1

"Yes I've seen it. The wife loved it says I can have it but it's all done nothing for me to fix. Wife's not that keen on the SS1"

Exactly what I was saying about the Sabre. Just a beautiful car!

Simon
by siw1800
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Looking for a project SS1
Replies: 40
Views: 3030

Looking for a project SS1

Disclaimer, My Mother had a 1300, then a TI then a Sabre Turbo, which I told her I would buy when she sold it (while we were on the test drive). She loved the 1300 but found it gutless. She loved her TI and Sabre. I think the ss1 is ugly, the TT is the ugliest and the Sabre is a wet dream. We did lo...
by siw1800
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SST H993WGF
Replies: 73
Views: 7366

SST H993WGF

Few weekends work. 2011-12 difference.jpg Int b and a .jpg I suppose the difference is, someone like me has racks full of the right parts. Where as buying all the bits to make good outright would potentially be a costly exercise. Still. That bluebird turbo engine is begging for a big top mount turb...
by siw1800
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General European Chat
Topic: FRANCOPHONIES
Replies: 48
Views: 10590

FRANCOPHONIES

"SouthoFrance" You a northern lad?

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