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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by MarkHawkins » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:32 pm

yes taxed online easily enough once I had the right number from the new keepers form.


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:46 pm

Well done on the MOT - good to hear it's back up and running! :D


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:36 pm

MarkHawkins wrote:Just had news that it has passed it's MoT (no advisories!)
replace a missing propshaft bolt.
lucky man then, I'd have thought a prop shaft bolt would be a 'fail' :? front drive shafts get a load of checks.

but well done anyway, another one on the road,

mine is taxed but with sleet and snow today decided not the best outing for first day of spring :(


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by MarkHawkins » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:39 am

William (who plans to learn to drive in the car) was with it through the MoT so was able to do things when it was on ramps before the test as the final prep.

I drove it to work this morning and a strong gust of wind hitting me while doing 65 caused a small tear in the vinyl covering to the hard top to greatly enlarge. Off to the hardware store at lunchtime for some contact adhesive!

Further impressions while driving - the ride is probably softer than OPJ but firmer than VLN. Steering is very quick and direct. The gearbox is very quick and precise. I can't see most of the speedometer as it is covered by the steering wheel / left hand.


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:43 am

I have the same problem with speedo view - hence the seat lowering mod, it totally transforms the driving experience.


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by MarkHawkins » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:11 pm

Here's a picture of it next to a BMW X6 in the office car park with the hard top.
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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:31 pm

I don't share the problem of speedo visibility, but then I'm a compact (but beautifully-formed! :lol: ) 5' 8".

Compared with moderns the SS1 always looks tiny - at the last Goodwood noggin I parked next to a Chrysler C300, and the difference was amazing:

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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by Scimher » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:07 am

....Well done on the MOT, Mark - Whoops, sorry to hear about the vinyl being attacked by the wind.......trust the adhesive sorted it & that it has been ok for you in every other respect......



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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by MarkHawkins » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:25 pm

It was William who got it the MoT, putting the time in with the electrics. He needs to do the same now with VLN and it's iffy earths. Evostick did the job in holding the vinyl down and the hard top is a big improvement on a soft top with gaffer taped windows! I checked the tyre pressures yesterday and found they were all at 34 psi ! - not just the originals on the back but two fresh ones on the front also. I have adjusted down to 24 all round and it now rides better over pot holes.


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by MarkHawkins » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:32 pm

We had the hard top off this afternoon and did some local running round in it topless - most enjoyable. The petrol goes quite a bit further than anything else I have and it's very easy to park. Could do with more seats though!


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by MarkHawkins » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:56 pm

Can anyone point me to the best thread / instructions for replacing the fuel lines that run from the tank to the bulkhead ? I'd replaced the lines directly over the engine in sight but not the ones nearer the bulkhead and beyond which have now started to crumble.


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:32 pm

Mark

start here:-

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3192&hilit=petrol&start=45

then 'Corky' ? wrote up a nice section, can't find it tho :-(


apologies not 'corky'

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7047&hilit=petrol+pipe&start=75


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by MarkHawkins » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:28 pm

Thanks
Reading this I understand that
a) I need to be very careful at the fuel tank end when removing rubber pipes
b) I need to look for R9 or R10 spec pipe but do I need 6mm or 8mm bore?
c) Don't kink the nylon pipe.


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:39 pm

R6 is okay for carbs - R9 is for fuel injection, R10 is for immersed applications, (R11 is filler and vents)


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Re: SS1 No 7

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:47 pm

Unless it's different on such an early car, you should find the pipes are 8mm for the supply and 6mm for the return


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