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Post by Corky » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:02 pm

It's finally done. The car runs straight and true, with no unexpected noises.

A bit of a frustrating day and I'm not exactly where I wanted to be with it, but it's ready for Curbs.

The first run round the block I found the steering wheel was off-centre. A quick check with my Trakrite showed it was 1.5 degrees tow in, a bit of fiddling later and I got it to 0 degrees.

Jobs to do after Curbs:-

Transfer the poly bushes from the damaged lower wishbone to the brand new replacement from TJ Motorsport (currently the new WB is on rubber bushes).
Transfer the 195/45/15 tyres onto the old alloys (as pictured) that I'll be using for the rest of the season. They have 50 profile on at the moment and I prefer the 45s. It turns out that the rear wheel I clobbered is actually out of true :( .
I found that one of the 22mm wheel cylinders was leaking. I only had 20mm on the shelf so have fitted those. The brakes don't feel as good as they were, but they'll do for now. I'll order some more 22mm and fit those before Blyton.

This the scrap pile
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Un-damaged side
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The side that took the full hit from the bank
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:34 pm

Well done Mr.Cork


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:40 pm

SS1s rock! 8) cant kill 'em, must have the silver 'engine donor' in the background quaking in its coolant :lol: :mrgreen: :twisted:


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Post by swoakes » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:51 pm

Well done Steve; so you don't need me to make the tea then :lol:


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Post by Benc » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:52 pm

Well done Corky excellent result. Still looks very shiny Cheshire style



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Post by Corky » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 pm

swoakes wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Well done Steve; so you don't need me to make the tea then :lol:
I forgot about that, I should've given you a call. Do you mop brows as well :lol:


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Post by swoakes » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:18 pm

Corky wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 pm
swoakes wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Well done Steve; so you don't need me to make the tea then :lol:
I forgot about that, I should've given you a call. Do you mop brows as well :lol:
You'll never know :mrgreen:


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Post by Benc » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:24 pm

Mop brows.... Steve C Don’t you remember Mr Oakes brow at Blyton when we had to wait for them blasted pretentious one seat jobbies :w

One has had the audacity to enter at Curborough

Better bring a big towel



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Post by swoakes » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:01 pm

Benc wrote:
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One has had the audacity to enter at Curborough

Better bring a big towel
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:46 pm

Good work Steve. The sill can be sorted another day. Mine's got a bit of a ding in the drivers sill where it looks like it's been ridden over a kerb or something (it was there when I bought it). It's on my list of things to fix at some point.


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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 pm

Fantastic stuff mate


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Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:45 pm

and an excellent repair job there, at DOUBLE quick speed, especially after the 'hammering' it looked to have taken

I guess that could/would been a 'write-off' in a road car?


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Post by Corky » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:01 pm

I’d just like to say thank you to everyone for;

* The words of wisdom
* P155 taking Encouragement
* Offers of parts
* Offers of help

Can’t wait to try it out at the weekend :D


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Post by Corky » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:08 am

Another great Curborough weekend, but the car did throw me a few issues, all of which were directly related to the Loton accident.

The first problem was the new CV joint failed half way round my first lap on Saturday afternoon and I had to be pushed back to the paddock. After some diagnosis, much phoning around and internet searches (Thanks to everyone who pitched in) we just couldn’t find a joint that could be fitted to the car in time for scrutineering on Sunday morning. On stripping it down and rebuilding it (thanks to Richard Carter, Jim and Nick H for helping with this) we found it was giving zero articulation. This could’ve been the reason for the failure or it had been damaged by a misalignment of other parts.
But as luck would have it we were in a field full of other Scimitars parts cars, and Jim very kindly offered to lend me a joint from “Snotty” (thanks Jim). Part 2 of the solution was for Craig to bring a joint with him on Sunday and we’d fit that to Jim’s car at lunch time. It all went according to plan and I got back out at 4:30pm for one gentle lap (I still didn’t know if it was the car killing the joint or if I’d just fitted a faulty joint).

The lap highlighted problem no.2 . The tyres were awful (I was running the spare set with much older higher profile tyres, as I’d bent one of the other wheels in the crash). I had two of the good wheels and tyres with me, so fitted those to the back, which gave the car an interesting look and improved the rear end a grip quite a lot, though understeer from the front felt a bit worse. Then there was problem no.3 , the rear brakes weren’t as effective as they were, which meant I locked up the fronts quite a bit more than I usually do :lol: , this was another hangover from the rebuild as I only had 20mm rear wheel cylinders available, rather than the 22mm ones that had been leaking. I couldn’t do anything about that though, but drive around it.

So my plan for Sunday was to do two gentle practices to avoid killing the CV joint, then one lightly spirited run to get a time on the board, the then do a “mega don’t care if I break it” final run to see if I could beat last year’s time. The first three parts of this plan went very well, with my first gentle timed run just 1.5 seconds of last years time. The final run though, didn’t go so well, I bodged gear changes, locked the front wheels and lost about half a second on T1 :evil: :evil: :evil: . I was just trying too hard and made a cobblers of it :lol: . The good news is that I didn’t break the CV joint, so I’m reasonably confident that it was the replacement I fitted during the rebuild that was faulty, and is wasn’t down to misalignment issues.

So the plan for Blyton, is get the four good tyres onto some straight rims, fit some 22mm wheel cylinders and pack a couple of spare CV joints in my tool box.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:24 pm

Worth buying genuine Ford or at least known make CVs, 'Hi- Quarity' ebay jobbies are crap :lol:


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