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SS1 #27

Post by speedy555 » Fri May 05, 2017 7:49 pm

Not sure of the plans for this....repair, break or move on but I felt the urge to save it as local to me and its future wasn't looking too great anyway! Laid up in 2002 for new sills but it never happened. 1300c 4 speed :( but Body is pretty good TBH, nice mohair hood, stainless exhaust, all the old MOT's for it and a few handbooks. Oh and new brakes in the boot (No wonder they don't work :) ) and new galv sills came with it. I need a real good look at it before I decide whats best for it...or more likely best for me as time isn't something I have a lot of! Everyone likes a picture or two anyway, so here goes.......
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Re: SS1 #27

Post by greeny » Fri May 05, 2017 9:03 pm

Well worth doing, if only I had the space


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Post by speedy555 » Fri May 05, 2017 9:22 pm

Im not so sure - well from a financial point of view anyway for me at least. Would make a very original car though.....engine only ran for seconds(fuel pump issue maybe) but sounded sweet.


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Re: SS1 #27

Post by reliant-reviver » Sat May 06, 2017 2:09 pm

If you have the replacement sills in hand and the ability to do it, would seem rude not to.

Don't be belittling the 1300 and assuming it is undesirable. I can think of a good number sold for four figures in recent memory. Originality is the key to saleability.

Regarding sill replacement. It is very straightforward compared to any monocoque car requiring the same. If the rot is confined to the sill sections then it can all be done from underneath with no cutting out or lifting of the tub. If the rust has crept up the pillars and into the cross tubes then yes. More access is ideal but an adequate job can still be done without a full strip down.

As a youngster one of my first SS1s was a 1300 that had been "rebuilt". Well it was quite a bodgework and i ended up spending a day patching the underside. About a dozen seperate patches later it was hammer resistant. On reflection i should have just taken the plunge and replaced the sills entirely. All for the sake of learning though eh?


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Post by speedy555 » Sat May 06, 2017 4:49 pm

I quite like it TBH - something refreshing about uncomplicated cars with small engines. Anyway, Ive been over it today and got it running and its much too good to break. It will make a fairly straight forward project for someone so will put it up for sale at some point and if it sells it sells, if not I might put it aside and get round to it at some point. An early 1300 might be more desirable by then :) :)


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