Dave's 1987 SS1 Summer Project

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Re: Dave's 1987 SS1 Summer Project

Post by Joe. » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:42 pm

Phil, Please don't tempt me with the concept of banding and offsetting a set of 13" steelies and fitting hubcaps. I'm still recovering from buying the Michelotti's!
I wouldn't take much persuasion either - The custom offset steelies on the Red Rebel are one of the best things I've done to it looks wise....

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Re: Dave's 1987 SS1 Summer Project

Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:43 pm

Right, understood. Definitely not to post any pictures like this, which might tempt you.


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Re: Dave's 1987 SS1 Summer Project

Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:49 pm

not liking those trims . . . .
i'd stick with the alloys :-0


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Re: Dave's 1987 SS1 Summer Project

Post by Joe. » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:09 pm

Sort of Update:

I've been continuing to replace bits and pieces on the car - The new springs I got from craig have cured the droopy nose and mean that corners and speed bunmps are no longer as scary! The boot tub is fixed back in now and the boot interior light works.

The SS1 has clocked up some miles on the motorway recently, performing faultlessly and seemingly fairly economically.
With the soft top fitted the wind noise is quite bad at motorway cruising speeds but I think this is probably at least partially down to my window frames flopping around at the moment! Also I have a later aftermarket hood without the steel strips down the rear of the windows which may make a difference.
The car seems very eager and will happily redline when pulling away and acheive speeds well in excess of its stated design top speed.

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Re: Dave's 1987 SS1 Summer Project

Post by greeny » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:58 pm

Oh dear!!! The letter that tells you your car works properly!


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