Search found 498 matches

by *JP*
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Steve's 1977 6a
Replies: 132
Views: 12834

Re: Steve's 1977 6a

It warmed up a few hours ago to 19 centigrade and 60% humidity so I went for it!! My first experience spraying, its quite tricky. I put a coat of barcoat on the car but I think it went on a bit thick, I can no longer see the old paint underneath. Is that too thick for barcoat? All in all it was fun...
by *JP*
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 'Straight 6' coupe at H & H, Buxton
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

Re: 'Straight 6' coupe at H & H, Buxton

It sold at the auction for £5500...sadly I never managed to get there so cannot report on it's true condition.Not a good result for the seller,surely he could have sold it easily at that price and not,of course,then having to pay commission.
by *JP*
Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 'Straight 6' coupe at H & H, Buxton
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

Re: 'Straight 6' coupe at H & H, Buxton

scotdunc wrote:But why the intake vent where the licence plate should be!!! Plus its had its front bumper chopped.
Agreed,doesn't show whoever did this as the brightest,doesit?...so buyer would need to budget for a new bumper as well.
by *JP*
Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 'Straight 6' coupe at H & H, Buxton
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

Re: 'Straight 6' coupe at H & H, Buxton

I'll be at the auction on Wednesday so will report back later...as usual it's a case of buyer beware,IIRC from previous pics the interior was "original",i.e. tired and in need of a retrim,and it was stated that the o/d didn't work.
by *JP*
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White Sabre 6 A30
Replies: 28
Views: 2248

Re: White Sabre 6 A30

Slight change of topic but last Saturday about 4pm I saw a red Sabre 6 on the outskirts of Worksop (Notts). ...which reminds me, some months ago I sent an email to the Sabre Registrar enquiring about a friend who owned a red Sabre 6 years ago who I have lost touch with,but received no reply.Perhaps...
by *JP*
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White Sabre 6 A30
Replies: 28
Views: 2248

Re: White Sabre 6 A30

Slight change of topic but last Saturday about 4pm I saw a red Sabre 6 on the outskirts of Worksop (Notts). ...which reminds me, some months ago I sent an email to the Sabre Registrar enquiring about a friend who owned a red Sabre 6 years ago who I have lost touch with,but received no reply.Perhaps ...
by *JP*
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: I'm stroppy today! A rant.
Replies: 49
Views: 2535

Re: I'm stroppy today! A rant.

So the plural of "forum" is "fora"...are you sure? We are using 21st century English here,not 1st century Latin. :wink:
by *JP*
Tue May 10, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: General Circuit Racing Chat
Topic: This doesn't look too good!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7307

Re: This doesn't look too good!!

Very strong originally,but weakened by the passage of time,like a Scimitar's outriggers... :) Not if they're galvanised, as many SS1s are (including mine :D ) - and don't forget it was SS1s specifically that I was refering to. Also, is the Elan jacking point section actually joined to the rest of t...
by *JP*
Tue May 10, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: General Circuit Racing Chat
Topic: This doesn't look too good!!
Replies: 27
Views: 7307

Re: This doesn't look too good!!

The Elan has strong steel reinforcement at the bottom of the cill to create the official jacking points,you can (or could) jack up anywhere along this to raise the front, rear, or all of one side of the car.Very strong originally,but weakened by the passage of time,like a Scimitar's outriggers... :)
by *JP*
Wed May 04, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White SS1 M6 J17
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: White SS1 M6 J17

Matt, Elan prices have doubled in the last five years.I owned an Elan a long time ago and in ' 88 I bought a new SS1 1600 which I had for a couple of years.The price range for a good Elan now (condition 1 to concours)is £15k to £25k.IMHO the price range on a similar basis for a SS1/Sabre (1800 ti) S...
by *JP*
Wed May 04, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White SS1 M6 J17
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: White SS1 M6 J17

The red Elan in the photo is a S3 or S4 drop head (not a +2).Such an Elan could be worth £20k,prices have risen a lot in the last few years.An SS1 turbo should compare well in driving with an Elan,but it is of course a 20 year newer design.I agree SS1's should be worth a lot more than they are, but ...
by *JP*
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT Advisories
Replies: 24
Views: 1678

Re: MOT Advisories

Regarding the oil leak from the rocker covers,I can quite understand this being an "advisory"...to put it another way,if the rc gaskets had failed completely and oil was pissing onto the exhaust manifolds I would fully expect this to be a fail as a serious fire hazard.
by *JP*
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: blue GTE
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: blue GTE

This early Bristol which comes fairly regularly to the Goodwood Breakfast Club is a good example of patina :mrgreen: Patina.jpg Returning to the subject, when I first started attending Club events in the early '80s there was an Se6a which used to attend, which was said to be ex-HRH. It was blue (I ...
by *JP*
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: NOT work safe but still hillarious!
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: NOT work safe but still hillarious!

Very funny,but copied to another car site I visit and it got deleted almost instantly...hope that doesn't happen here.
by *JP*
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Scmitar Buyer's Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Scmitar Buyer's Guide

...in the April edition of "Classic & Sportscar".Written with help from Dave Poole and featuring his SE5.
No new revelations for owners such as us, but a well balanced,concise and readable article nevertheless.

Go to advanced search