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by BigBobPilot
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5385
Views: 333295

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

The Maestro vans were mules for Freelander 1. Most were painted standard van white, there may have been 1 or 2 black ones too, I can't remember. The LCV's had integral aluminium chassis. So no not a seperate chassis, but a bit more than a monocoque. Pretty similar to the current bigger Land Rover al...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5385
Views: 333295

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

A bit of a cheat here, as I've got 2 cars from the British Motor Heritage Museum at Gaydon. I work next door to it & I've been meaning to drop in have a look at the recent building, which houses some of the Jaguar Trust cars, but is also an over spill storage upstairs that you can still wander round...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12695

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

The heat control cable wasn't connected to the valve on the engine when I bought the car. Nick (previous owner) advised me that it didn't work, which is why it was disconnected. At Curborough, I asked Nigel from QRG, he didn't have cables, but suggegted leaving the outer in place & replacing the inn...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 486
Views: 19486

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Hi Chris,

SRE 353G (900): I bought it in April 2018, it's in Warwickshire.

I did email Matt, when I bought it, but his list has not been updated.

Project thread here:

https://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtop ... 20&t=38638
by BigBobPilot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12695

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

I had no intention of making a new heater unit, just making the most of what's there. Definitely not Project Binky style.

Yep, the XJR is an auto.
by BigBobPilot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12695

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Hi Stew, The SS1 is close, I was having a push on it. However, having recently got myself a workshop; I've diverted to fixing the car that the coupe was supposed to replace... My Jag XJR 6 has been sitting with no MOT since the end of May. I was undecided whether to sell it for spares or repairs, or...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 100
Views: 12197

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Well done.

The rust isn't going to polish off the chassis is it!
by BigBobPilot
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12695

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Hi Nick, yes I know the pipe to the rad is none standard. It was the hard pipe to the back of the water pump that I changed.
by BigBobPilot
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12695

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Yes, doubled up anti roll bars. It was a period mod for a stiffening up the front roll.

The heater hose was replaced with straight silicone hose. Fine at the water pump, a little tight to the rocker cover at the top.
by BigBobPilot
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12695

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

The nights are starting to get chilly and my coupe didn't have antifreeze in it, as I'd done some flushing & topping up a few times and the heater matrix started leaking (currently by-passed). I know it's needed for anti-corrosion, but I wanted to change a couple of pipes first, and just hadn'tgot r...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 100
Views: 12197

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

Alternatively, you could drop the chassis on to casters. A board or wooden frame with castors screwed to it, something like these (but a cheap home mafe version):

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2309878562
by BigBobPilot
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Alternative master cylinders
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Alternative master cylinders

I've used Tilton master cylinders on a few different competition cars. I've not had any problems with them. They'd be my first option for future projects, decent quality at a reasonable price. Theu don't win any prizes for looking original though if that's your thing
by BigBobPilot
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12695

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Me & who?
by BigBobPilot
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 113
Views: 12695

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

:wink:

There was a tastey Rover SD1 Vitesse in the car park last week.

The Honda Prelude must be a daily driver, it's always around.
by BigBobPilot
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Coupe alloy rad
Replies: 14
Views: 848

Coupe alloy rad

Here are a couple of photos of the alloy rad in my coupe. It's from Alloy Racing Fabrications. I don't have any more details on it, as it was fitted before I bought the car, but thought the photos might be a helpful reference.
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