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by *JP*
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Out and About with JOAN
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Out and About with JOAN

I think there is something very refreshing about seeing a 5 series GTE with tidy styling cues in a soft clean and subtle colour. I see JOAN very much as being brisk and tidy thing, which seems very in keeping with the driver. Agreed. More specifically...nice wheels,good lowered stance,front spoiler...
by *JP*
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1800ti For Sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2124

1800ti For Sale

reliant-reviver wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Strong money for a car without an MOT mind. But prices are certainly on the up. In part because supply has really thinned out in the last 5 years.

Well bought Mr Crosby!
Sorry,missed the bit about lack of MOT!
by *JP*
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1800ti For Sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2124

1800ti For Sale

Mikeincoleshill wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:03 pm
That sold quickly
But then a nice looking car.
Not surprised...because it looked more like a £3k+ car than a £2k one!
by *JP*
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ABS System for a 5A???
Replies: 20
Views: 911

ABS System for a 5A???

Jaguar converted their drum braked cars to discs all round in the late 50s,XK150,3.4 mk1 saloon and mk viii large saloon,or was it mkix.

The rear 5A drums are the same as the much earlier Austin Cambridge/Morris Oxford IIRC...not exactly sporting icons :)
by *JP*
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ABS System for a 5A???
Replies: 20
Views: 911

ABS System for a 5A???

Another thing to consider before looking at radical mods is the state of your rear drum brakes. It's easy to neglect these because the majority of the braking is done by the fronts,but maladjusted or faulty rears still reduce braking capability a lot and make it easier to lock up the fronts. A disc/...
by *JP*
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: ABS System for a 5A???
Replies: 20
Views: 911

ABS System for a 5A???

Anything is possible but ABS on an old car seems like a masssive task in both expense and time...TVR went bust even without spending to fit it to any of their cars,saying the cost was prohibitive.

Learning cadence braking might be advisable... :)
by *JP*
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: car in shop
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

GTC makes Kent Today website for crashing into Subway

" Vintage" ? i.e 1930 or before.
Police are so young now so a GTC must seem about 90 years old to them I guess :wink:
by *JP*
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: SOLD SOLD SOLD! 1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example
Replies: 18
Views: 1923

1971 Scimitar SE5A for sale, manual transmission, excellent example

Interesting debate over the true age of the car - the V5 says it was registered in December 1971, but have never checked whether numbers match up. Am away from the car at the moment but will certainly have a look when I'm back out of curiosity. Perhaps it's the first 5A phase 2 ever made,a prototyp...
by *JP*
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1106
Views: 80256

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

scimjim wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Yep - a Range Rover :mrgreen:
...or an XK120 fhc with a Le Mans style filler cap?
by *JP*
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Graham Walkers
Replies: 26
Views: 1875

Graham Walkers

Must just be me, but interesting to see comments about great service, I contacted them 3 times last year for parts prices (all the same enquiry) as wanted to compare to QRG, never had a response, so only ever speak to Nigel @ QRG now. Never tried Walkers at all,so can't comment (bought parts from Q...
by *JP*
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Replacing Mechanical Fan.
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Replacing Mechanical Fan.

The old school,cheap and simple way of trying to reduce Scimitar underbonnet temperature was to pack out the mounting hinges to crate a gap at the back edge of the bonnet. Looked slightly odd,but not too bad...no idea how effective it actually was. EDIT: Different hinge types,so easy on a 5a/6,perha...
by *JP*
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Graham Walkers
Replies: 26
Views: 1875

Graham Walkers

Interesting pictures. However I'm rather puzzled because if you just look at their cars for sale list you generally see only one Scimitar for sale or none at all. I appreciate some of these are customers cars,but there are others that appear to be for sale or,like the green Coupe,now sold. Now I hav...
by *JP*
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Straight 6 £8000 or best offer
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Straight 6 £8000 or best offer

Impossible to choose without seeing both, but from the ads alone I tend to prefer the blue one,especially with the included spares. Yes,but one is an orange the other an apple :D v I appreciate that,but from a personal point of view,I don't rate an S6 above a V6,I would simply be happy with the bes...
by *JP*
Thu May 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Straight 6 £8000 or best offer
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Straight 6 £8000 or best offer

There is another Coupe on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-scimitar-gt-coupe-se4b/253651504687?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52343%26meid%3D9544ad935e1a47b4828d8d66400031b9%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D323281776308%26itm%3D253651504687&_tr...
by *JP*
Sat May 26, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 1967 Coupe Brochure
Replies: 4
Views: 370

1967 Coupe Brochure

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/september-1968/28/road-test A very Clarkson-esque review referencing the above brochure and mini skirts :wink: :wink: From Motor Sport magazine and written by " W.B.",it's editor William Boddy who wrote for it for many,many years. He was certainly,...

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