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SS1 chassis rust

Post by Jasper53 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:47 pm

Considering going for a look at a 1985 car. Will not be galv chassis I presume? Has, or had should I say Ford 1.6 fitted. Was put off the road a few years back with blown motor.
Question, as I can see the car on a lift if I want, where are the rusty bits likely to be on the chassis? Can you still get hold of parts for the CVH?
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Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:57 pm

Sills mainly - progressing up the A and B posts and inwards at the jacking points and associated tubes. There’s also a weak point in the main rails where the exhaust goes through, I’ve seen two cracked there. CVH parts are still available, usual problem is snapped cambelt if it hasn’t had proper servicing.


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Post by Jasper53 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 pm

Told the heads off so could be?



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Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:03 pm

Have a look at the head and see how much oil is caked onto it - that’ll tell you how well it’s been maintained straight away.


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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SS1 chassis rust

Post by scimjim » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:05 pm

This was the last one I changed due to cambelt snapping
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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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