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by drcdb15
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gtc respray
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Gtc respray

If you read round a lot of Scimitar literature, web sites and so on, you'll find a number of places that seem to have a good reputation for Scimitar resprays. Apart from the two already mentioned I can think of Spa Garage in Leamington, Barry Herber in Norfolk, and Avon Classic Cars in Weston-Super-...
by drcdb15
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Where do I look for a nice 6B / GTC
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Where do I look for a nice 6B / GTC

Sinbad wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:17 pm
... I,m now of an age when I want a very good or restored car. ......
Not exactly the model you might be looking for, but certainly in the "very good" category, MB43 is currently available. http://www.middlebridge-scimitar.co.uk/ ... .php?id=48
by drcdb15
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Astonished
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Astonished

Over the years I have bought various kinds of alloy wheel cleaners most of which left the alloy dull. Today I thought I would try something different so used Astonish oven cleaner - used the sponge part of the applicator not the abrasive side and its done the job and seems to have left the shine on...
by drcdb15
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Alpine stereo
Replies: 23
Views: 3954

Alpine stereo

I wish to thank David Tew for his suggestion of a fully solid state head unit, and I'm happy to say MB61 has, perhaps with the exception of the EFI, at last entered the digital age, with an Alpine UTE-200BT which I obtained from Car Audio Centre for the very reasonable price imho of £84. When used u...
by drcdb15
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC for sale east yorkshire
Replies: 14
Views: 492

GTC for sale east yorkshire

Dave 6726 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:05 pm
I wonder why some of them think that photos of the interior, engine room, etc aren't important........... :roll:
Choice of parking spot is interesting too - from the shot of the Viva at the end of the listing seems they always park like that... :lol:
by drcdb15
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MW/LW radio
Replies: 12
Views: 434

MW/LW radio

Mike, I presently have this Philips up for grabs, and I will be coming along the M4 TOMORROW Wednesday 18th en route to south Wales, so an easy detour to you if you're interested in it. The radio works, but I have not tried the cassette player so cannot guarantee it. I'm not asking any money, and as...
by drcdb15
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Scooter Ski... The non-wheeled Reliant!
Replies: 14
Views: 4137

Scooter ski

Henrik, the people to speak to regarding all things Reliant like this are probably Elvis Payne and Mark Cropper. They run the Reliant Motor Club website: http://www.reliant.website/ This aims to be a focal point for interchange between all of the various Reliant-oriented clubs, forums and websites -...
by drcdb15
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: MW/LW radio
Replies: 12
Views: 434

MW/LW radio

The radio in my Se4 doesn't work so I want to replace it. I don't want a modern version, It would help to know what your original radio is. If it too is "MW/LW" then don't you already know what stations you can receive? And if it's more recent than that, why do you want to replace with something ol...
by drcdb15
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Alpine stereo
Replies: 23
Views: 3954

Alpine stereo

Actually, I hadn't really thought at all about a mechless unit, but now you've put the idea into my head... I've found a number of Alpine units that are of particular interest, not just because of their size, but because - as I read it - they will play FLAC files straight from a USB stick - no need ...
by drcdb15
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Alpine stereo
Replies: 23
Views: 3954

Alpine stereo

Most modern head units will fit well. Thanks for that Andy. I've been getting rid of all the wiring this afternoon and trial fitted a very neat little Goodmans unit I've had for some years, 160mm deep fitting, and it slides in a treat. Seems I've been worrying about nothing. In view of Mick's remar...
by drcdb15
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Alpine stereo
Replies: 23
Views: 3954

Alpine stereo

Not starting a new thread in interests of keeping subject matter together, so.. I wish to know if there is a preferred replacement item for the original MB radio head unit. I don't have anything original, and the Philips 562 radio cassette that came with the car is obsolete and has decidedly iffy sp...
by drcdb15
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Jaguar X Type
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Jaguar X Type

For some reason though an X-type is either a pile of dust not long after its 10th birthday or soldiers on for ever? My first 2004 bought in 2008 was sold on in 2016, still passing its MoT fine, and the replacement Sov is 2007 and now 12 years old. Neither car has had any MoT advisory for bodywork c...
by drcdb15
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Jaguar X Type
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Jaguar X Type

TrevorG wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:35 am
You want Ford mechanicals and European build quality......I've now got a Volvo estate.....
So presumably your mate wouldn't recommend a Scimitar either ... :w :wink:
by drcdb15
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Jaguar X Type
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Jaguar X Type

is a dutch car likely to be rusty (I have owned a Jaguar in the past :wink: ) If your previous experience has been the XJ6/8/S ranges, it's unlikely you'll find any of those issues in the X-type range afaik. Biggest corrosion problem on the X-type estate that I'm aware of is the rubber weatherseals...
by drcdb15
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Jaguar X Type
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Jaguar X Type

it developed weak sills and they started to collapse when jacking up the car, I have had two X-type estates spanning 12 years and well over 100,000 miles. Both diesels, one a 2.0 and the other a 2.2 Sovereign, generally recognised as the best option in the range. The X-type has TWO front jacking po...

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