Search found 186 matches

by PeteMac
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: SS1 interior trim paint
Replies: 5
Views: 791

SS1 interior trim paint

Can anyone recommend some grey paint for touching up (or repainting) the SS1's interior panels? I'd like to rid my instrument binnacle surround of a couple of blisters, so it's going to require a paint.
by PeteMac
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Early door card - door pull repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Early door card - door pull repair

reliant-reviver wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:35 pm
Otherwise there was a Reliant part that acted as a formed finisher that sat under the door pull.
I had been thinking along those lines. Given the rarity of this item, I'm guessing no photos of real examples are available. Anyone replicated one?
by PeteMac
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Early door card - door pull repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Early door card - door pull repair

Is there a favoured approach to fixing the shrunken/split door card at the door pull (as shown in this photo) that gives a satisfactory finish. All suggestions welcomed. :)
39FFB9A8-AAFA-4D83-9153-C6E86837C79A.jpeg
39FFB9A8-AAFA-4D83-9153-C6E86837C79A.jpeg (330.23 KiB) Viewed 1083 times
by PeteMac
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti wiper problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Ti wiper problem

Thanks guys! Much appreciated.
by PeteMac
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti wiper problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Ti wiper problem

actually removing the dash isn't as difficult as I dreaded Agreed, and wiper motor removal wasn't too bad either. Ford, did your wiper motor have these connectors on it? These were all attached to my motor body (the cylindrical part) via one of the long, narrow bolts. They all come from the connect...
by PeteMac
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti wiper problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Ti wiper problem

Yes, gave the gearbox a good clean out and added new grease. Same at spindle end. Is there a way to test the park switch with the unit removed from the car? I tried power to the 'live' and 'park' terminals (with 'earth' earthed) but nothing - I assume it should run then stop when it reaches the 'par...
by PeteMac
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti wiper problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Ti wiper problem

Tried wiper again on Thursday. Not a thing. Nothing. Dead as a doornail. Pulled dash to get access to motor. Tested connector and motor in situ. Power to the connector was fine. The wiring seems to follow the following layout, borrowed from this website. (Note this is the connector on the motor, not...
by PeteMac
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti wiper problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Ti wiper problem

Looks promising. Left the taped spindle to soak overnight following Peter’s advice. Tried the wiper again tonight. Initially no movement, but it sprung in to life after a sharp tap on the spindle with a rubber mallet. Left the car (and wiper) running for 10 mins just to give it some exercise. The wi...
by PeteMac
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti wiper problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Ti wiper problem

Thanks all.
philhoward wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Does it work if you lift/remove the wiper arm?
Nope. Tried lifting the wiper and jiggling it a bit, but nothing.

I'll try and get some lubrication in to the mechanism as Peter described and see what happens.
by PeteMac
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti wiper problem
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Ti wiper problem

The wiper on my Ti has always been untrustworthy. It will sometimes work on first attempt, but will usually give up pretty quickly. When it has failed, I hear a short screechy beep and click from the delay unit when I try to switch it on. I therefore bypassed the delay unit but still nothing. Absolu...
by PeteMac
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting
Replies: 86
Views: 7697

Ti starting

Great news! It’s a great feeling when it finally bursts in to life.
by PeteMac
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting
Replies: 86
Views: 7697

Ti starting

Have you tried adjusting it? Two screws hold it in place: one above and another below. Once slackened a little, it can be rotated for adjustment. There should be continuity in the idle position, and continuity should break as soon as the throttle is opened. (That's how I set mine up anyway.)
by PeteMac
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting
Replies: 86
Views: 7697

Ti starting

It does sound like the crank angle sensor is doing its job. When mine went it would turn a full one or two revolutions before a random spark/click was heard. Found a similar issue being reported a few times on the Silvia forums. See here for an example. Seemingly a common issue (as one contributor s...
by PeteMac
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Another Scottish 6A
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Another Scottish 6A

1980 GTE Manual with O/D up in the granite city.
NTDWM
by PeteMac
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Ti starting
Replies: 86
Views: 7697

Ti starting

ive noticed what looked like an adjustment bolt on the back of the dizzy but couldn't find any tech-spec to tell me what to do with it ,so what is it and how do you use it?? Simply a case of slackening the bolt a little - it sits in a slot in the mounting plate so slackening will allow you a little...

Go to advanced search