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by drcdb15
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 2281

Beware the car thieves

He’d just taken delivery of a very nice 7 series BMW. Another neighbour was car jacked in Mcr for his Golf GTi. Section removed by moderator As Geraint says... Crime prevention can be simple and obvious but in the everyday rush of our personal lives we can become complacent. Just try and make your ...
by drcdb15
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1544

Fantasy Reliant Museum

Depends how wide you want to cast the net - the 750 Formula was originally built around Austin 7 engines, but when they became too old and valuable, they changed to using Reliant engines. They've now moved on to Fiats (presumably with the disappearance of Reliant). Reliant engined ones still race i...
by drcdb15
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1544

Fantasy Reliant Museum

Red Rocket, the Booze bus. Richards Black thing. Because they helped influence me to go racing. (note an avoidance of pointies - sorry, no bad meant. Just the way I'm made up.) :D Sorry, but these and Blue Thunder mean nothing to me. Can you/someone explain please? I presume these are various membe...
by drcdb15
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1544

Fantasy Reliant Museum

Get with the 21st Century, pleeeeze!!! :D We could set up a virtual Museum for 100th of the cost, just need well-produced clips of each vehicle - interior, engine bay, engine sound, some circuit coverage etc. :evil: Brilliant idea - and we wouldn't need to actually look at any of the AI imagery bec...
by drcdb15
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1544

Fantasy Reliant Museum

Red Rocket, the Booze bus. Richards Black thing. Because they helped influence me to go racing. (note an avoidance of pointies - sorry, no bad meant. Just the way I'm made up.) :D Sorry, but these and Blue Thunder mean nothing to me. Can you/someone explain please? I presume these are various membe...
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!
Replies: 52
Views: 2280

Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!

I think the only post that questioned the value was the first one? Well, Mister Chairman, as that was my post I can't let that preposterous suggestion go unchallenged. I think, Jim, you perhaps mis-interpreted my heading - when I put two exclamation marks, I intended to signify that this was an exc...
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1544

Fantasy Reliant Museum

I was watching homes under the hammer the other day. There was a derelict mill building comprising multiple floors with several thousand sq foot of space, located in Staffordshire and sold for 50k. That would have suited the purpose. Has to be somewhere close to Tamworth. Can't have a Reliant museu...
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1544

Fantasy Reliant Museum

scimjim wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:08 pm
All of the above - in Tamworth :D
and your Top Ten are... ?
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!
Replies: 52
Views: 2280

Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!

Sadly the motor trade consists of people who seem to know very little of what they are dealing with...and this applies to modern cars as much as old ones! Really..... Sweeping comment ? Not sure why you have a problem with this. Would you say you know more about Scimitars than this Auction house? I...
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 1544

Fantasy Reliant Museum

I don't *think* there's anything on here about this, but sorry if this is old news... I did make a suggestion a while back (http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=39174&p=451771&hilit=museum#p451771), but anyway... Let us suppose that there really was going to be a "Reliant Museum" ...
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!
Replies: 52
Views: 2280

Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!

why not ask someone to cast their eyes over the ad first? A poorly written ad just puts buyers off Who says it's "poorly written" ? *You* may regard it so, because you do not suffer from dyslexia. But to the seller, I am sure this advert as written seems perfectly acceptable. After all, if I wanted...
by drcdb15
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!
Replies: 52
Views: 2280

Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!

I DONT SEE ANTHING wrong with the avdert. Seams perfactly FINE TO ME? As so many of you have noted, the wording of the advert is pretty much inescapable, and my own initial reaction was to remark upon it - until it occurred to me that the writer may well have dyslexia. Let us not be too hasty to ju...
by drcdb15
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!
Replies: 52
Views: 2280

Barons 11 December 2018 SE4 - £12K!!

Is it me or does this car seem a little lifeless? Maybe used to belong to John Major ... ???

Anyway, for anyone in need of a fully restored SE4 this is an opportunity for some serious wallet-lightening:

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1059109
by drcdb15
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: New Scimitar Book Published today!
Replies: 22
Views: 2111

New Scimitar Book Published today!

My first impression is that drcdb15 (Chris) should be offered some beer mats. :) Never mind beer *mats*, I think a pint of the real thing would go down very nicely :lol: Come on, Scimitar buffs, how come no-one else picked up on our very own 50th anniversary celebratory brew ? (at least, I can't fi...
by drcdb15
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Recommended Suppliers
Topic: Brake pipes - Greg Willig
Replies: 0
Views: 1417

Brake pipes - Greg Willig

I want to promote Greg Willig as the go-to man for bespoke brake pipes. He's just made me a set for my Webster, in cunifer with all fittings including a weird M10/3/8UNF problem resolved for under £50. It simply is not worth buying your own tools and risking an amateur novice job when for the same m...

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