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by ScimiTom
Tue May 21, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: OK - not actually a Scimitar
Replies: 5
Views: 944

OK - not actually a Scimitar

Ah, that solves it - nice looking car! I actually had 'Lotus' in my head when I saw it, but didn't want to risk suggesting that in case I was way off the mark! :D
by ScimiTom
Mon May 20, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: OK - not actually a Scimitar
Replies: 5
Views: 944

OK - not actually a Scimitar

Someone alerted me to a 'chocolate brown Scimitar' that had been parked up for years next to an MG. On further investigation, I found this... https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.804695,-4.1246777,3a,15y,71.15h,80.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUpEwAk-IbWhg6H2rtOI3GA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 Now clearly this is not...
by ScimiTom
Mon May 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 'J' reg 5a for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 973

'J' reg 5a for sale

I just spotted this for sale on eBay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323811209753?ul_noapp=true

As far as I can tell this is a genuine 5a, not a 5. Were there really 'J' reg 'SE5a's? I always thought my 'K' reg 5a was about as early as you can get.
by ScimiTom
Wed May 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Barn find SE5a in County Meath, Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Barn find SE5a in County Meath, Ireland

nickm wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:56 pm
It's a 5a not a 5 so it can't be a 1970 model.
Nor is it a 'Simiter'! :roll:
by ScimiTom
Tue May 14, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Tidy 6b
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Tidy 6b

Yes, I'd clocked this one too. It looks like an absolute cracker - well worth it, if all is as good as it would appear.
by ScimiTom
Sun May 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: Stirling and District Classic Car Show 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Stirling and District Classic Car Show 2019

Thanks for these, Will. Today was a cracker! I hadn't realised Kevin was there with UMA. It was nice to meet a few new faces (and Scimitars). Great start to the show season! 8)

Tom
by ScimiTom
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Project HUM
Replies: 28
Views: 5524

Project HUM

That's one HUMdinger of a car, Mike! Great to see another yellow 5a getting back on the road. 8)
by ScimiTom
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition light staying on
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Ignition light staying on

Just a quick update on this - I fitted a new 17ACR 50 amp alternator and the problem is now solved. I decided to go with the simpler (if more expensive) approach. Thanks for the suggestions.
by ScimiTom
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New (to me) Se5a
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

New (to me) Se5a

Welcome, Spencer. The car looks good! Does it really need stripped and rebuilt!? Where in the Borders are you? Hopefully you'll be able to make it along to join the Scotland (East) noggin which has pretty strong membership. I'm over in the west with a 1971 SE5a. We should hopefully have a few Scimit...
by ScimiTom
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Dash cams.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4680

Dash cams.....

I have a Nextbase 402G in my daily driver, and have used it in my Scimitar when wanting to capture special journeys. For me, the clarity (of both audio and video) is great. I've had mine a few years now (it was 'Which? Best Buy' in 2014), so there may well be better ones on the market by now, but I ...
by ScimiTom
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: GTE for Sale on Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 2714

GTE for Sale on Facebook

scimjim wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:40 pm
I reckon it could be a bargain?
Possibly, but it's just too much of an unknown quantity. Why couldn't the owner simply push it out of the garage, wash it, and get photos of more than just the rear end? It raises my suspicions somewhat...
by ScimiTom
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 107
Views: 18249

Engine Rebuild Novice

Hear, hear! And as someone who appreciates number plates, that one is an absolute cracker! OSM 205M; so in other words it looks like 'Osm 2 Osm' or 'Awesome to Awesome', almost like 'going from strength to strength'. Best of luck with the engine fitting, and enjoy that stunning car! 8) Tom PS - Or,...
by ScimiTom
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Fluctuating volt .meter
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Fluctuating volt .meter

Pommy, I reckon our cars must be sending each other signals, as mine seems to suffer the same issues at the same time as yours. It was the same with the cutting out when warm, and now with the dodgy ignition light! For what it's worth, I've got an uprated 50amp 17ACR alternator on its way - decided ...
by ScimiTom
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition light staying on
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Ignition light staying on

I've tried turning the headlights on, then starting the engine. The headlights got brighter on start-up. So, should I conclude that the alternator is charging and doing its job, and that the fault is with the ignition light wiring? Again, on a short drive the car behaved impeccably. Any ideas are ap...
by ScimiTom
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition light staying on
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Ignition light staying on

I know there are a couple of threads on here to do with the ignition light staying on, but has anyone experienced these symptoms: The ignition light on my 5a is flickering at idle, then glowing brighter with increased revs, and staying on while driving. The voltmeter is reading as normal (around 13V...

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