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by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: UK-Italy-UK
Replies: 7
Views: 167

UK-Italy-UK

Absolutely - I think it was €25 - it was a few Deutschmarks last time I went :D Make sure your car is tip top or take out insurance for a few more euros though, recovery is expensive and Armco repairs are eye wateringly expensive! you did the ring in those cars :shock: :shock: :shock: my mate is ge...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: UK-Italy-UK
Replies: 7
Views: 167

UK-Italy-UK

Got back from Europe on Friday - 1500 miles in scrapyard save cars - I had a £500 Mercedes E300TD estate with Richie and DJ/Andy had a £260 Alfa 147. Spa Classisc, Nurburgring (including a lap where the engine soundproofing caught fire and I lost all brakes), Reims, Paris and Dunkirk (with a few me...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: UK-Italy-UK
Replies: 7
Views: 167

UK-Italy-UK

Why buy a car for the trip - why not use a Scim. Been down that way a number of times in a 6A, GTC, SS1 ( various ) Sabre and last time in our MB. In all of our trips only had one problem when the 6As alternator would not produce full power so could not drive it in the dark and when the rad fan cam...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: UK-Italy-UK
Replies: 7
Views: 167

UK-Italy-UK

Good day all Just completed my EU round trip 2154 miles, 54 Hrs, five tanks of fuel Bought this just for the trip about a month ago. ( 1984 B reg, 65K on the clock, i am the fourth owner) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47875175001_8a4a0eb7a2.jpg did not miss a beat! Although i add a go slower s...
by manny
Sat May 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Blue SE6a near Cradley Heath
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Blue SE6a near Cradley Heath

Spotted on yesterday's commute - chap in a white shirt, heading towards Cradley Heath
by manny
Tue May 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternate engine thought
Replies: 25
Views: 701

Alternate engine thought

spegru wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:11 pm
WRX engine Max width 802cm
Essex V6 incl Exhaust manifolds 750cm but there is spare room in there I think above the chassis. Main problem likely to be steering shaft
go full electric for the steering :)
by manny
Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vinegar used to flush cooling system
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Vinegar used to flush cooling system

This stuff will probably be OK for cleaning https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261185426102?ul_noapp=true Regards Terry H That's the chap - I ordered five and just filled up some tubs for my de- rusting of parts - four years on it still works - but you need time and patience , every so often I filter the t...
by manny
Mon May 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vinegar used to flush cooling system
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Vinegar used to flush cooling system

ALSE6 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 2:38 am
So at what ratio vinegar to water is used?
Cheers.....Alan
Morning Alan

I used white vinegar with 25% dilution- then ran my car to temp ( fan came on)- several times over a week

Ta

Manny
by manny
Fri May 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vinegar used to flush cooling system
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Vinegar used to flush cooling system

Seems a bit odd to me but have any of you guys used or heard of vinegar being used to flush out an engine and cooling system? Just wondering. i have use it for that purpose and much more :D check out the derusting on my TR7\GTE signatures... ...and on fish & chips... Ta Manny ps and its kind to gar...
by manny
Tue May 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Yellow SS1
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Yellow SS1

sometimes ...less is more... but not in this case !
by manny
Sun May 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ss1 carburettor issues
Replies: 10
Views: 260

ss1 carburettor issues

Good day,

if you turn up the idle - does it stall ? Was the original high tickover masking the issue you discovered?

Ta

Manny
by manny
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE 6a Chassis Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 2119

SE 6a Chassis Problems

Peter Armitage wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Thanks Manny, no pressure, will wait for pics.
I have sent you an email sir

Ta

Manny
by manny
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE 6a Chassis Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 2119

SE 6a Chassis Problems

Peter Armitage wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Have you any pics of outriggers, jacking points and sill rail areas?
I can get some over the weekend- or better still pop down and assess if it meets your needs, that may be better for peace of mind - as pictures are not as reliable as a poke around!

Ta

Manny
by manny
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE 6a Chassis Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 2119

SE 6a Chassis Problems

Peter Armitage wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:22 am
Hi Manny.
Thanks will take a look. Where are you based?
Good day

I am in Smethwick , West Midlands- B66

Ta

Manny
by manny
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ss1 ti not starting.
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Ss1 ti not starting.

Crank Angle Sensor burnt out. Just changed one this week. The fuel pump ran when the shaft was spun but no sparks or clicking from injectors. If Manny can confirm by substitution or fitting it to his car ( can be tested without removal of a known running dizzy ), just plug it in and spin it. I stil...

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