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by ScimiTom
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Patchwork
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Patchwork

Oaksey wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:12 pm
Now that is cool 8)
Ooh-err... I'd have to disagree with you there, Josh! There's something a little too reminiscent of barnacles on a whale for my liking!
by ScimiTom
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: P plate SE6 Freswick
Replies: 27
Views: 3525

SE6 in Highlands

I have some vague recollection of an interesting article in Slice a few years ago about a woman restoring a blue SE6 somewhere up north. I wonder if this is the one.
by ScimiTom
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Help Wanted from Owners in Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Help Wanted from Owners in Scotland

Hi Alan

I've sent you a 'PM'.

Tom
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Pre 67 Ford Show - Dunfermline
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Pre 67 Ford Show - Dunfermline

A great show it was too! It was good to catch up with you all again, even if Boffin didn't make an appearance this time. I strongly considered parking my 'Rocco amongst the Scimitars with a display board explaining that it took its styling cues from the Scimitar GTE (which is not wholly untrue - the...
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Knocking and a-clunking
Replies: 13
Views: 1733

Knocking and a-clunking

I'm looking for any suggestions as to what may be causing the following symptom on my SE5a. On any sharp right turn, there are a few dull clunks/knocks from somewhere around the offside front wheel area. It is most noticeable when I start to straighten up the wheel. It feels like it should be the st...
by ScimiTom
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 5a parts
Replies: 22
Views: 2726

5a parts

Robin Reliant wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:27 pm
I need the three knobs that go on the end of the three heating/ventilation sliders if you have them please?
Good luck with this - I've asked for one of these too, and sent two private messages, without any success. Hope you get a response.
by ScimiTom
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 15
Views: 2072

New member

Welcome, Jim! A distinctive car, in that colour and with the vinyl roof - very nice! I look forward to hearing of your progress...

Tom
by ScimiTom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 5a parts
Replies: 22
Views: 2726

5a parts

I'm missing one of the heater control sliders. I know it's a tiny part, but I'm happy to pay if you can be bothered posting it.

It's 'knob assembly, heater control', labelled number 34 in this diagram: www.grahamwalkerparts.co.uk/SE5%205A%20heater%20.htm

Thanks
Tom
by ScimiTom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Two queries: gearbox and starter nut
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Two queries: gearbox and starter nut

Am I right in thinking there should be some kind of cover/gasket on the end of the gearbox housing? Is it available on its own? Don't really want road dirt getting in there... IMG_4405.JPG Also, can anyone tell me what size of nut should be used at the starter solenoid connection which runs to the c...
by ScimiTom
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2351

Fuel issues with SE5a

Great news, Matt - glad you're up and running again... ...As am I! After replacing the coil and the condenser, all is well once more. I haven't ascertained which of the two was at fault, but I'm just glad that in the end it was a relatively simple fix. So, as is often the case with Scimitars, it cam...
by ScimiTom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2351

Fuel issues with SE5a

I'm in exactly the same situation as you Tom. Limited time to play and a car which only splutters / stalls when hot. Nothing I've done seems to make any difference😡. Going to drain all the fuel tomorrow and try fresh 97octane. Good luck with yours. Yes - frustrating, isn't it? Best of luck sorting ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans
Replies: 199
Views: 21241

DemonBlueDays SE6 - purchasing and wiper boxes

I would've thought the obvious choices would be 'Mr Incontinent' or 'The Weak Bladder'... (need I explain those...!?) - although, with the colour of that body, I'd worry about which end it's evacuating from!

I'm only kiddin', Tom. That looks a good basis to work from - enjoy! 8)

Tom
by ScimiTom
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel issues with SE5a
Replies: 22
Views: 2351

Fuel issues with SE5a

Well, that was all too good to be true, of course... The symptoms returned and I'm back to square one with the car. Here's what has been done: 1. Hotwiring - made no difference 2. Different coil used - made no difference 3. Timing checked 4. Spark strength checked 5. Distributor checked 6. Connectio...
by ScimiTom
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Green 5a in MSN article
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Green 5a in MSN article

My news feed on MSN flagged up an article entitled: 'Britain's best dead car companies'. Amongst others was Reliant, with a photo of a green SE5a, registration DMA 897N. Am I right in thinking its owner is called Neill? I seem to recall an article about its restoration, and the car having golden whe...
by ScimiTom
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What a plonker...
Replies: 12
Views: 2539

What a plonker...

Welcome! Yours must be an early 5a, like mine (November 1971, K reg). All the best with getting the car sorted - and show us some photos when you can!

Tom

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