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by Moschops
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Lights - high-beam or nothing!
Replies: 28
Views: 2899

Re: Lights - high-beam or nothing!

On the plus side, they do now both wind up and down by manual turning of the motor. This is something of a relief; at least the moving parts haven't cold-welded together! I was having a look at the back of the assembly but there sadly isn't anything clearly marked "apply voltage across these termina...
by Moschops
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Sprucing up with vinyl?
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Sprucing up with vinyl?

On the mighty interwebs, some people have spruced up old, tatty dashboards and so on using vinyl. Looks like they get the vinyl, and using a heat gun they stretch it using what it's going over as a frame, and when it's the right shape, glue it on and tighten it around the back. Anyone had any experi...
by Moschops
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Lights - high-beam or nothing!
Replies: 28
Views: 2899

Re: Lights - high-beam or nothing!

Now that the lights do all go on, which is nice, the next step is making them move up and down under their own power again. Things for me to check are relay (is there any way to tell, or should I just buy a new one anyway?), fuse (looks fine), and then the actual lifting motor. (Edit: I have dug out...
by Moschops
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Lights - high-beam or nothing!
Replies: 28
Views: 2899

Re: Lights - high-beam or nothing!

It was a bit of a by-product of going to town on the ignition barrel. The bad connection in the final turn of the key (i.e. activate starter motor) seems to have gone away, which is nice. It's not a major disaster as I tend not to drive at night these days anyway; if I'm going somewhere after sunset...
by Moschops
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Lights - high-beam or nothing!
Replies: 28
Views: 2899

Lights - high-beam or nothing!

Having tinkered with the electrics under the cowling, I've just noticed that the lights are restricted to high-beam or nothing. That is, turning on the lights results in no action until I push the lever forwards (or hold it backwards) to activate the high-beams. All I did under the cowling anyway wa...
by Moschops
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Hood poppers
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Hood poppers

Thanks very much, all. Excellent advice, as always. Without this sort of thing, every job would take much longer, and I'd go though numerous iterations working out what someone else here already knows. Speaking of which, I need to ask about lights. Time for a new thread!
by Moschops
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Light switch not clicky
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Light switch not clicky

One from that eBay link was very nearly an exact match, thanks. Comparing to the failed one, the plastic clippy bit simply failed over time. Although, looking at a new one, it seems a borderline miracle that they hold together at all. The restraining "clip" (for want of a better word - if I didn't k...
by Moschops
Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Hood poppers
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Hood poppers

Some of the poppers (i.e. the little metal two-part bits that attach the hood at the back and sides to the actual car) need replacing on the poorly JimboMobile. Can anyone recommend a source? I need to remove some from the car (some rusty, and at least one seems to have simple failed - something tha...
by Moschops
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Light switch not clicky
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Light switch not clicky

Once I'm near it again during daylight and not raining, I'll pop the cover off and take a look.

So some time in July, then :p
by Moschops
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Light switch not clicky
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Light switch not clicky

The light switch isn't clicky today. It's smooth. I note that the switch is attached to the steering column housing, so maybe on the inside whatever it's attached to has simply come away. I would just go out and take it apart now, but it's heaving with rain. Anyone had this before? Am I going to fin...
by Moschops
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Selling the SS1 Rooster
Replies: 0
Views: 372

Selling the SS1 Rooster

I have to sell the SS1; essentially because I don't take it out enough and I just don't have the capacity to do the work needed on it next (cosmetic, and maybe looking at the suspension).

Details in the "for sale" section.
by Moschops
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Noisy clutch pedal
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Noisy clutch pedal

The JimboMobile suffered something of a catastrophic gear box issue (something springy gave up the ghost, rendering the clutch pedal for decoration only; no changing gears while the engine is running, no way to disengage whatever gear it's in if you try to start it). That's now fixed, but I'm left w...
by Moschops
Wed May 28, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2773

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

In the end, a pair of cutting pliers was the most appropriate tool :)
by Moschops
Sun May 18, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2773

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

Nuts. Having finally got a really good look at the clip with a mirror-on-a-stick and a torch, it's not a jubilee clip and it's not a springy hose clamp. It's got a very small bulge on one side (that might be the world's smallest screw, corroded over, but all the jubilee clips of that diameter I have...
by Moschops
Mon May 12, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowhere)
Replies: 54
Views: 2773

Re: Return line leak (previously, seal a hose that goes nowh

Another classic British (Isles) car with impressive bodywork longevity and a disappointing engine :)

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