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by guybetts
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My midlife GTC
Replies: 46
Views: 5870

My midlife GTC

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Is it possible the cars had a MC change and the fluids been in the servo ever since?
That is possible, though it would have been quite a while ago. I'm just surprised there was no tell-tail signs, like white smoke, but then if the non-return vacuum valve is working, there probably shouldn't be.
by guybetts
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 660XYB Engine fix
Replies: 13
Views: 637

660XYB Engine fix

I mounted mine on the side, using the engine and dynamo mountings.
by guybetts
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: My midlife GTC
Replies: 46
Views: 5870

My midlife GTC

I've been overhauling the brakes for the past few months. Today I removed the servo (which was a tad awkward getting to the top right securing nut as seen looking up the footwell - only to find it was loose - possibly never tightened when fitted, as it is so awkward to get a spanner or socket on it ...
by guybetts
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Red GTC on M40 / M25
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Red GTC on M40 / M25

Captain Beke mentioned red wheels :D
Thanks chaps, it does look like it is no.66

Guy
by guybetts
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Red GTC on M40 / M25
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Red GTC on M40 / M25

Yes, number plate is just not quite legible :(
I've tried cross referencing with the register many possibilities, but not got a match (I.e. possible match - wrong colour)
Therefore, unless someone can read it better than I can, or admits it's them :P , it might not be on the register...

Guy
by guybetts
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Dealers, the car ones!
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Dealers, the car ones!

Telephone area code number 0787, which would very likely have become 01787 centres on Sudbury, Suffolk - north-east of Chelmsford
by guybetts
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 297
Views: 10017

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

P.S. Chris, now I've found my list, I will cross-check with yours and see if I have any other cars you don't :D Chris, nothing stands out. Maybe a couple of different letters, but you've got more :D I'm afraid I can't remember now Guy, it was too long ago and I don't have any photos of the suspensi...
by guybetts
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!
Replies: 43
Views: 1453

Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!

Its mad to think that reference in the add to the car having a Mays Head has been removed so quickly, Barons are watching. Its all a bit 1984. Then perhaps they should change the bit where triple SUs are stated as an option where in fact they were standard. Sadly the motor trade consists of people ...
by guybetts
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 297
Views: 10017

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Hi Chris. My point was that the chassis numbers aren't indicative of the model and it's the overlap details which would be of interest (to me, at least). :wink: And to me too :) Okay, there isn't a "model" derivative in the Straight Six's, but its well documented that the rear suspension was modifi...
by guybetts
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!
Replies: 43
Views: 1453

Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!

Doesn't anybody proof read an advert these days, for simple things like spelling and grammar... :evil: oh and facts :roll:

It looks nice enough though
by guybetts
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 297
Views: 10017

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Chris, no.696 TPF601F has been spotted a few times this year by a work colleague, in Dorset. It was sold by a trader earlier this year if I recall, so could very well be it's new home (no longer Essex)
Guy

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by guybetts
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 297
Views: 10017

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Trying to get through the straight sixes. I have 'found' CAN 170D, owner G Curry of Kirkby, Merseyside But the chassis number shown 0257 is the same as HEG 387D. Unlikely that anyone would exchange those plates so one of them is probably chassis 0256 - but which :roll: There is actually a photo of ...
by guybetts
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe Register
Replies: 125
Views: 27222

Coupe Register

"Buxton Scimitar" - the dark blue with gold 5-spoke alloys - was built by a guy near Stokenchurch, Bucks., in the early 1990's. Featured on the cover of Slice 122 (Nov-Dec 1991). Cannot remember the full spec now, but it was a very nice V8 conversion. The manifold downpipes were a hand-crafted work ...
by guybetts
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: GTC802V & EOE417V featured in Autocar Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 782

GTC802V & EOE417V featured in Autocar Magazine

I agree that they did have a history of using fake plates on publicity photos, but it's surely less likely that they would send out cars for independent road tests with them fitted? My thoughts too. If the car was being loaned to a magazine that intended to use it for testing, then it should have b...
by guybetts
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: GTC802V & EOE417V featured in Autocar Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 782

GTC802V & EOE417V featured in Autocar Magazine

As they were "official" magazine test reports, I'd guess they were factory cars. Maybe they were re-registered prior to sale, and are still out there somewhere? That is the conclusion I'm coming to. Dave Poole has shared details of many of the GTC features in magazines, and both these cars feature ...

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