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by Barrie James
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: SS1
Replies: 20
Views: 795

SS1 ruined

I wouldn't say it was ruined, what's been done to it is easily reversible, if that's the way the next owner wants to go.
Had it been re-sprayed, as the seller indicates, it would have been a nice looking intriguing car, as I suspect the intention was for it to be de-badged.
by Barrie James
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Galvanising chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: Galvanising chassis

There is an alternative to galvanising. You could paint the chassis with "Zinga" which is a galvanising paint. It is reputed to outlast conventional hot dip galvanising, and it is suited to overpainting with chassis paint. You can purchase it from Frosts, the Classic Car equipment specialists. ( fro...
by Barrie James
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5003
Views: 199019

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

Too many to mention individually, today was The Vectis Historic Vehicle Club's annual show, 250 plaques were made and we should have made more as there were 265 cars in all from both the Island and visitors from the Mainland. The cars ranged from a 1929 Austin Six, to a 2000 Aston Martin, with the o...
by Barrie James
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Driver's Seat in Black for 1972 SE5a
Replies: 0
Views: 158

WANTED: Driver's Seat in Black for 1972 SE5a

Has anyone a spare Driver's seat in Black Vinyl for a 1972 SE5a, which they would be willing to sell? I live on the Isle of Wight, where we have the Vectis Historic Vehicle Club. One of the members, who is not at all internet savvy, has a rather nice SE5a. But, while on a tour of Ireland sometime ag...
by Barrie James
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Pic 2
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Pic 2

Pic 3 not bad either, I have one of those as well. Though I'm surprised it's already being called a' Classic'!
by Barrie James
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Bad design !
Replies: 22
Views: 1660

Re: Bad design !

In a properly designed engine: are there any? The camshaft would be shaft driven from the crankshaft. How about this for an idea. Horizontally opposed, six cylinder 2.5Ltr, air cooled. Twin contra rotating crankshafts, two con-rods per piston, shaft driven single overhead camshafts. Would cost a min...
by Barrie James
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Amazing condition 5a forale Leicester
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: Amazing condition 5a forale Leicester

If it's still fitted with its original Speedometer, a reading of 8,300 miles would seem to indicate a total mileage of 108,300. Which, to my mind, would seem a more realistic total.
by Barrie James
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 1987 SS1 1600 For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: 1987 SS1 1600 For Sale - NOW SOLD

"Tufa" has found a new home, hope you enjoy driving one of the best small cars around Neil.
by Barrie James
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SS1 No.1 - Back to life
Replies: 78
Views: 15419

Re: SS1 No.1 - Back to life

What surprised me from the article in C&SC was the value they attributed to the SS1 - £2000 - £4000, it appears that Scims are beginning to edge out of the valuation doldrums. Hopefully.
by Barrie James
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: How many left???
Replies: 79
Views: 3996

Re: How many left

It worked for me, one click & I was away.
by Barrie James
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements
Replies: 95
Views: 8227

Re: Geoff Cooper - Funeral Arrangements

I was never fortunate enough to meet Geoff and, having read this thread, I'm sorry I didn't. But I am very familiar with his contributions to the Forum. I'm too far away to have attended today, but my thoughts were with Geoff's family and all of those who were there. I've made a small donation in Ge...
by Barrie James
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 1987 SS1 1600 For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 921

1987 SS1 1600 For Sale

Regretfully I have to sell my 1987 SS1 1600, I had purchased it to keep me out of mischief in my spare time. I now find that, due to personal circumstances, I have very little spare time, and very little opportunity to work on, or use, the car. You can see more about it on this thread: http://www.sc...
by Barrie James
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: smart charger at Lidl
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: smart charger at Lidl

I have one of these, which I bought a couple of years ago, I think it was £11.99 then. I recently used it to charge a battery which ha been allowed to rundown quite a bit, when I connected it the charger showed 7.5v, and the battery type indicator wouldn't function. I left it connected for two days ...
by Barrie James
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: ANG - A long-term Project
Replies: 63
Views: 5884

Re: ANG - A long-term Project

I recently had a chat with the chap who runs our local garage workshop. He's going to give me a hand to fix the starting problem and, as he's MOT qualified, he'll give the car a once over to see if there's any chance of passing the test. I'll keep you posted with any progress.
by Barrie James
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 1977 SE6a Auto For Sale.
Replies: 1
Views: 604

1977 SE6a Auto For Sale.

Regretfully I am listing my SE6a. I Have finally realised that changing circumstances won't let me complete the work needed. So I think it's better for the car to pass to someone else to do it. The car is currently on SORN, and hasn't been run since last summer. It has done 83,000mls, and had a full...

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