1987 SS1 Ti Ride height adjustments

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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by scimjim » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:26 pm

definitely a poor earth then - high resistance = low current (not enough to light the bulb)


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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by swoakes » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:23 pm

But enough to show 12v on a meter. You live and learn :!: Thanks Steve


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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by philhoward » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:25 pm

That'll be why it's always useful to have a test bulb as a backup - a sidelight/indicator bulb with two leads attached to check for a REAL 12v...sorts out the real earths from the phantom ones..


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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by swoakes » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:27 pm

On another issue ; where can I get the outer door seals from? Do Wollies do one that fits? What section? As usual the seals have loads of splits on them.

Would this do?

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1734-wi ... strip.aspx


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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by swoakes » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:15 pm

A further update on progress along with a few questions:-

I have received and fitted a boot spoiler (MR2 Mk1) in white which is an amazing colour match for the car.

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The hood cover has been fitted after some work with a hair dryer to stretch it; some poppers need refitting and 1 new required.
The indicators now cancel on the steering wheel as they should.
Started to clean up suspension and check brakes for MOT
Only lights not working are front fogs.

Some questions:-

What mountney steering wheel boss fits the SS1?
Is it a requirement of the MOT to have front fogs on an 87 car; the front fogs are rusted away so may just remove for now. Will I need to blank the switch also?
What is the best way of replacing the large rubber pipe between tank and filler neck? Can I disconnect at the tank and pull through the hole in the rear deck? Not sure I can get at the jubilee clip where it joins to the filler neck above the rear inner wheel arch.

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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:25 pm

That's looking great Steve, well done.

My '88 car has no front fogs, and no mounting holes for them either, so no need for the MOT. Easiest way to get at the pipe is with the boot liner out, then you should be able to see everything easily.

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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by swoakes » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:34 pm

Thanks Roger the spoiler looks good (IMO) but the added weight means that my boot no longer stays up on the stays :( Has anyone fitted uprated ones to solve this?

As regards the fuel filler pipe; could it be removed via the hole in the rear deck :?: Don't fancy removing that rear tub; sounds a tricky job to me :wink:

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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by philhoward » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:14 pm

Bootliner removal is surprisingly easy - courtesy light, few screws you can see, 2 strut pins and the two in the bottom corner which attatch to the wing, plus the latch striker. Remember a) to lift it dead vertically, remembering to disconnect the lamp wiring and b) the broom handle to replace your head as a boot stay when the struts are removed...

Whilst its out, check/replace the fuel lines you can see. Just cut the line off the tank sender (if its one of those tanks - there are a couple of variations) rather than try to pull and snap it off...they are brittle..


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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:36 am

philhoward wrote: Whilst its out, check/replace the fuel lines you can see. Just cut the line off the tank sender (if its one of those tanks - there are a couple of variations) rather than try to pull and snap it off...they are brittle..
Funny you say that Phil, that's exactly what I'm up to at the moment (if I could persuade my siphon to co-operate, because the tank's a bit full otherwise).

I actually made an access panel in the liner so I don't need to take it out to do the fuel lines, but it was out to do the lights anyway. In fact I feel an urge to do another couple of access panels for the lights.

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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti Electrical Help needed

Post by swoakes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:17 pm

I have continued to play with the wiring for the front fog lamps and cannot get a live supply at the lamp (good earth direct from battery used during test :wink: ) :idea: Just realised that they are auxiliary lights not fogs so may need to test operation again because I may have tested in sidelight position :oops: Assuming I did test correctly and that I have no live how are the lamps fed :?: I have traced the wiring to a double bullet adjacent the headlamp motor on the O/S, connector containing 2 blue/ yellow wires; 1 must be the incoming supply at the O/S and the other wire feeds the N/S. Grey wires then feed the positive to the lamp. I have tested across the 10a fuse in the fuse box and get nothing (again must check main beam was on). Assuming test was correct does this signify a switch problem or is there a relay somewhere? There are 2 relays of unknown purpose adjacent the master cylinder. Any help much appreciated. Steve


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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by myredscimitar » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:28 pm

Just realised that they are auxiliary lights not fogs so may need to test operation again because I may have tested in sidelight position
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Just popped out to test mine to confirm what I thought.

Aux lights only work on main beam, not sides or dip ( at least thats what mine have always done )

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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by reliant-reviver » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:29 pm

You need main beam on for the auxillary lights to work. Stupid, I know.


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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:22 pm

It's worth checking what lenses/beam patterns the lights actually have, since they might have been changed. If they have a narrow angle/long range pattern then they're aux ("driving") lights and can only be operated with mains on (effectively they count as "extra mains", and legally have to go out when dipped - this is how they are described in the handbook), on the other hand if they have a very wide angle, flat, short range pattern then they're fogs and can be rewired to work with "sidelights" (but of course, only in "conditions of seriously reduced visibility" :) ).
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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti

Post by swoakes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:37 pm

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: Idiot of course main beam only NOT when dipped. Not done any tests in that setting :oops: Not even when I first tried them BUT to be fair the reflectors fell into a million bits on both lights when I removed the covers so the chances of them working was slim. I have a spare pair to will hopefully get them fitted tomorrow. Thanks all; I feel a right berk :!: Perhaps I should have read the manual first :lol:


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Re: 1987 SS1 Ti UPDATE

Post by swoakes » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:21 pm

Tested the Aux lights today on main beam and no change; still no volts at the positive grey cable with a good earth run direct from battery. I have also cleaned all bullets down by the lights. I have removed the Aux light fuse at the box and with main beam on and switch on; no volts at either fuse terminal. Does this suggest a switch issue or is there a switching relay somewhere? Any help much appreciated. Steve


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