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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by scimjim » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:12 am

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Re: North American Scimitars

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by canadascimdarren » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:09 am

Well the ebay auction price was creeping up towards the craigslist price and now it has gone from the auction, just before the end date. I think we can assume a deal has been made! Good news I am sure!


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:48 am

Another one added to the register. :D


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by SangiSci » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:11 am

Guys,...

I am getting my ass kicked by my '67. The brakes are done for, I need to replace this Girling servo, I need to convert this electrical system from a generator to an alternator, I need to install an electric fan, fuel pump is frozen and the starter is dead!!

If I was looking for a project, I got one! The headlight bezels are all shot and I am not too sure of the wiring in the car. Otherwise the body project is moving on steady. lots of creases on the fiberglass. It is gonna take me a year to get her to run and stop.

I cant get a Girling Servo, who knows of a replacement servo for this? I am also looking for the appropriate alternator to replace that lucas generator so I don't modify too much and keep original.

Any help, and I mean ANY, is welcome.

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by DARK STAR » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:19 am

Not too sure of the wiring - that's normal, even Reliant weren't sure of the wiring.
Are you sure you have a generator (dynamo)? I thought all V6's had alternators.

For brakes on my Coupé I have an SS1 servo which is fine, bolted to SE6 master cylinder.
This was done for the dual-circuit conversion, but shows that servo applications are not critical!

Maybe not much help but my brain is not working well today, sorry.

EDIT there is an official Coupé wiring diagram on my site which bears some resemblance to reality ...
http://www.scimitarfrance.net/scimitarf ... as.html#20


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Scimher » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:25 pm

...If a '67 Scimitar coupe then a later Lockheed servo will (or should) fit...My SE5 originally fitted with a Girling has such. As Chris says, it is likely you have an alternator, but possibly a paltry 35amp job which can be superseded by a 55amp item ...(or even larger..)
Hi-torque starter motors with the 'piggy back' solenoid are available or the original type....(one on eBay now at about £138.00)
An electric fan from Kenlowe, Pacet or someone can be obtained & fitted. New mechanical fuel pumps are available but best you take the old one off to check the contour of the 'arm', as there are at least 2 different types & they are not supposed to be interchangeable. There is the option to blank-off the mechanical one & fit an electrical one, should you decide to...



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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by philhoward » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:35 pm

I think the original servo is the same as used on Lotuses of a similar period but not sure.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:05 am

Sadly looks like the current owner won't be able to get stuck in any further. Shame but good to know before its too late

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/4753146361.html


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by DARK STAR » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:09 pm

That's a pity, hope someone capable takes it on.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Scimher » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:30 pm

...Must be about the only coupe in that part of the globe.....How many escaped outside of Europe?



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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by philhoward » Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:58 pm

One in South Africa, a few in Oz/NZ I believe?


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Stephenl » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:12 pm

This maybe know about but it was a new one to me

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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by DARK STAR » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:27 pm

New to me too, but I'm not as well informed on pointy cars.
It looks smart, strange to be right hand drive when the SS1 was produced in considerable numbers in left hand drive.


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Re: North American Scimitars

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:32 pm

That's interesting, Stephen. I thought Darren's TI (now in Canada) was the only one over there (officially, anyway)? I notice that this one, as well as being RHD, appears to have UK plates on it, as far as I can tell from the photo? Maybe a personal import????


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