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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by cookieboy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:12 pm

a nice muscle car and cheap as chips here .theres a dealer on the side of the m3 .i always up rubber necking when i go past ....boys and toys springs to mind .


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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by Stephenl » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:16 pm

I have got a mustang too!

That is the reason I bought the Scimitar a roof rack, because I couldn't get a surfboard in it. Mine isn't a convertible; you can get anything in a convertible! Mustangs and Scimitars must go together!

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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:28 pm

Can't all be as pretty as a Scimitar!

EDIT - this post got out of order somehow.
The Mustang Coupé IS as pretty as a Scimitar.
But you can't get surfboards in it.
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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by cookieboy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:46 pm

nice colour stephen .i like the roush versions .tuned and ready to hit the loud pedal .


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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by gerrynj » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:24 am

Stephen: looking at your Scimi - the rear is sitting pretty low in comparison to mine; People have always commented
the the rear of mine rides way to high. Would you know what springs lengths you are using in the back? As far as I am
aware; I have stock springs in the back (14"?). Any suggestions as to what springs lengths/rates I should use to lower
the rear - there is about 5" between the top of the tyre and the wheel-arch
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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by Stephenl » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:12 am

Funny you should mention it, as my rear end is on the "to do" list.

It sits too low, the exhaust grounds out. It was even worse. When I bought the car it had small profile tires on wolfraces and one reason I put those tvr wheels on was when I bought them they had wider tires already on them making the diameter larger and jacking up the rear to a more acceptable level.
I once had a trailer hooked up and the tow hitch was almost on the ground; it really isn't quite right.
I wish I could help you with the shocks/springs, it is something I have been meaning to explore.


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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by Stephenl » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:18 am

cookieboy wrote:nice colour stephen .i like the roush versions .tuned and ready to hit the loud pedal .
Thanks, the saddle leather interior goes really well with the blue.

This car is the 2011MY GT with a 5.0l V8. It gives a book BHP of 412 and it really is exceptionally fast. It is a very good price for such a very fast car. A friend has a Aston Martin V8 Vantage and the performance is not far off, for a LOT less money.

You can get them on the UK but it will be more like 36k UKpounds to buy once it has been shipped, tax paid etc.

http://www.billshepherdmustang.com/inde ... &Itemid=45


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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by gerrynj » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Stephen:
You just gave me a clue - my car was originally fitted with a hefty towbar (long since removed); Now I am wondering if the rear springs
are indeed original to the car or if they were fitted by the previous owner as he did use it to tow a trailer. Only way to find out is to remove
the spring and measure free length and poundage
BTW - which part of California are you in? I travel to San Diego a couple of times a year.
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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:37 pm

The USA is a big country
California is a big state
And everyone is in San Diego

PS Gerry, your car is definitely too high at the back, but I'm not a GTE specialist ...


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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by Stephenl » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:55 pm

Gerry, San Diego is where I am. If you are coming by this way let me know. I will take you for Fish and Chips and a Pint in the Scimitar.


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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by gerrynj » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:46 am

Stephen:
I'll be out there next Apr? - I 'll hook up with you and we share a pint (or two)
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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by JoeySully » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:05 pm

Look like it got a mention On USA Today also
A reliable Reliant Scimitar ;)
http://content.usatoday.com/communities ... r-584958/1
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Re: Californian Scimitar

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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by JoeySully » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:19 pm

thanks :) link corrected.



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Re: Californian Scimitar

Post by Stephenl » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:34 am

The Septics are loving the SE5!

http://forums.mwerks.com/showthread.php ... t=scimitar
http://forums.mwerks.com/showthread.php ... t=scimitar
Page 1 of this second link shows some of the amazing cars showing up to the show I went to in LA, that happens every week. It is truly a wonder; one chaps said "you get numb"; an Aston Martin Lagonda hardly got a glance I was so busy rushing around looking at the huge range of wonderful cars


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