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by agriffo2000
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ss1 heater
Replies: 3
Views: 224

ss1 heater

Thanks, will do that before rather than after tea tomorrow!
The air coming out of the end vents is noticably warm, but when we unloaded the boot after we got home the stuff was certainly warmer than I expected so maybe a bit of both. What sort of heatshield above the exhaust would be needed?
by agriffo2000
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: ss1 heater
Replies: 3
Views: 224

ss1 heater

Hello Everyone, My 1.6 SS1 drove like a dream to and from Curbs but Clare was like a roast potato when we got home as she couldn't shut the heater off fully and the driver's window wouldn't open! Are the heater flaps notorious for wearing out and not shutting off? I took the centre console out tonig...
by agriffo2000
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: engine sounds like a machine gun
Replies: 17
Views: 594

engine sounds like a machine gun

what happens when you mix a load of different specs together?
by agriffo2000
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: engine sounds like a machine gun
Replies: 17
Views: 594

engine sounds like a machine gun

receipt says 10/40
by agriffo2000
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: engine sounds like a machine gun
Replies: 17
Views: 594

engine sounds like a machine gun

strange that it sat all winter and then started quite happily but two weeks after it has been serviced it starts playing up. I didn't do the service myself this time, for various reasons - could wrong oil or filter or anything else daft done during the service exacerbate the problem?
by agriffo2000
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: engine sounds like a machine gun
Replies: 17
Views: 594

engine sounds like a machine gun

The battery was flat as well so I had to wait for that to charge up a bit before poking around. Just started the car and no noises at all. Oil under battery was from dip stick not being re-seated properly after checking the oil when I first started the car up and heard the noise! Will leave it to se...
by agriffo2000
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: engine sounds like a machine gun
Replies: 17
Views: 594

engine sounds like a machine gun

Hello everyone, my 1.6 cvh has been standing a week away from home and when I started it up, it sounded like a machine gun - very loud clicking noise. I had little choice other than drive it home gently and 100yds from home the noise suddenly stopped. When I opened the bonnet, there was a lot of wha...
by agriffo2000
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: petrol!
Replies: 14
Views: 874

petrol!

yes, I thought exactly the same Phil!
by agriffo2000
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: petrol!
Replies: 14
Views: 874

petrol!

That's interesting about the contemporary test reports Roger!
Are these types of aftermarket cap interchangeable? I haven't got access to the car at the moment to check, but I don't think I saw a manufacturer's name in it.
by agriffo2000
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: petrol!
Replies: 14
Views: 874

petrol!

thanks folks, as you can see from the photos, the whole assembly is aftermarket. 1a.JPG 1b.JPG When fitting the new filler neck hose I undid the little screws holding the top ring down hoping to move the neck out of the way but although it wiggled a little bit, it wouldn't really move and I am not s...
by agriffo2000
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: petrol!
Replies: 14
Views: 874

petrol!

Hello everyone, my SS1 is leaking petrol from the filler cap. I filled the tank up on Monday and pretty much as soon as I drove it away I could smell petrol. This continued off and on over the week and yesterday I realised that the top of the petrol cap was wet (with petrol) and there was a smear do...
by agriffo2000
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ss1 parts
Replies: 1
Views: 331

ss1 parts

I am fed up of tripping over parts in my garage so with Curborough coming up it seems a good time to have a clear out. If anyone is interested in the following please pm me - I can take to curbs or we can arrange something else. Photos to follow. All for/from a 1600 car pair of NOS rear drive shafts...
by agriffo2000
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fuel tank venting
Replies: 24
Views: 1424

Fuel tank venting

thanks.
Where is the pipe from the non-return valve routed? Mine goes all round the houses, eventually ending up at the rear bumper.
What is your T piece made out of - blue plastic like mine??
by agriffo2000
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fuel tank venting
Replies: 24
Views: 1424

Fuel tank venting

ah, ta
by agriffo2000
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Fuel tank venting
Replies: 24
Views: 1424

Fuel tank venting

yes it looks like a messy version of that but the pic says it is the 1800 set up and mine is a 1600. All that pipe looping back on itself isn't needed surely?

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