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Post by fab.gtv » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 pm

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I’ve owned REL417G (Scimitar GTE SE5) for 4 years this month and bought it of a nice gentleman in Paignton. I haven’t really used it and want back on the road. Although I drove it back to London when picked it up, 200 miles with no faults at all on the journey.
I have sent it off to Iain Daniels to get it ready as my daily driver. It’s still in great condition and was rebuilt by J55 JGL 17 years ago and is a credit to him.
I have to wait until the lockdown is over before I can pick it up as I’m in the vulnerable group.
It gives me something to look forward too.
I have tried for hours to put a photo and gave up the on the link is the best I can do.
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:35 pm

Your in safe hands, Johns workmanship is always amazing


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Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:58 pm

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Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:59 pm

fab.gtv wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 pm
I have tried for hours to put a photo and gave up the on the link is the best I can do.
are you using a windows laptop or a phone/tablet?


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
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Post by rjudcsx » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 pm

Your car looks splendid ,I umd and ard over should I buy a 5 or a 5a but came down on the side of a particular 5a due to its condition ,price ,history ect . I beleve you had a 5a as well , how do you perceive the difference ? Regards Richard . PS I had the same prob with photos Jim got me going .



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Post by fab.gtv » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:53 pm

scimjim wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:59 pm
fab.gtv wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 pm
I have tried for hours to put a photo and gave up the on the link is the best I can do.
are you using a windows laptop or a phone/tablet?
I use an iPad but I’m not very technical :oops:


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Post by fab.gtv » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:29 pm

rjudcsx wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Your car looks splendid ,I umd and ard over should I buy a 5 or a 5a but came down on the side of a particular 5a due to its condition ,price ,history ect . I beleve you had a 5a as well , how do you perceive the difference ? Regards Richard . PS I had the same prob with photos Jim got me going .
They are very similar to drive both were manual overdrive, the only thing is my 5a had electric windows which I miss. I much prefer the dash layout in the 5 it just looks classier to me. When your in the drivers seat it just feel more special. I think either are a joy to own. Unless your fixed on a particular model I’m with you, condition is everything.
I feel lucky to have found REL417G.(I remember seeing it years ago on a classic car garage site for big money where the last owner bought it). I saw it was on sale for several months in 2016, I think it was because of the location (PaIgniting Devon). He had a few phone enquiries but I believe I was the only person who viewed and knew I had to have it when I saw the amazing condition.


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Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:00 pm

fab.gtv wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:53 pm
scimjim wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:59 pm
fab.gtv wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:33 pm
I have tried for hours to put a photo and gave up the on the link is the best I can do.
are you using a windows laptop or a phone/tablet?
I use an iPad but I’m not very technical :oops:
Okay, select “add files” just below the quick reply box
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Select “photo library” (obviously “take photo” will bring your camera up if you want to post an immediate pic, use “browse” if you’re attaching other sorts of file such as a word or pdf document stored in your iCloud Drive, downloaded documents, dropbox, etc )
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Select “all photos”, scroll through until you find the one you want and press on that photo - a blue tick will appear on the photo and the top right “cancel” button will change to “done” - press that.
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And a file name will appear below the quick reply box with “place inline” and “delete file” buttons (sometimes the place inline option takes a minute depending on your wi-FI speed). Select “place inline”.
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And the attachment name will appear below your message
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Then press “submit”

You can preview if you like - and you can move the picture around to appear between lines of text if you want.


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
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Post by fab.gtv » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:35 pm

Thanks to scimjim I now now how to post pics. This is a visit to the Ace Cafe NE London’s couple of years ago.
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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:14 pm

What a good job done by Jim , you would not get that level of input on other sites I have been on , in my opinion . I have just noticed that you have a GTV , 2000 or 1750 ? I had a Guilia Sprint [step bonnet ] some years ago ,what a gem of a car if the tin worm is kept at bay . A local Italian rest owner has a GTA just had the engine rebuilt in Germany for £????? runs like a three leg donkey , over radical cam's and twin chokes not jetted correctly . Regards Richard ps looking forward to more pics now .



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Post by fab.gtv » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:57 pm

rjudcsx wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:14 pm
What a good job done by Jim , you would not get that level of input on other sites I have been on , in my opinion . I have just noticed that you have a GTV , 2000 or 1750 ? I had a Guilia Sprint [step bonnet ] some years ago ,what a gem of a car if the tin worm is kept at bay . A local Italian rest owner has a GTA just had the engine rebuilt in Germany for £????? runs like a three leg donkey , over radical cam's and twin chokes not jetted correctly . Regards Richard ps looking forward to more pics now .
It’s an Alfetta GTV 2000, the problem is it is so immaculate I worry about driving it. I’ll be using all my cars once this terrible time is over. I have realised life is to short.
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Post by adamwilkes » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:11 pm

Gorgeous cars, both. Definitely made for driving ! 8)


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Post by tony1966 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:06 am

deffo cracking cars-i had a sud tix when i was younger-a car so far ahead of its time,great to drive but rust had most of them scrapped very early in their life



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Post by fab.gtv » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:30 am

tony1966 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:06 am
deffo cracking cars-i had a sud tix when i was younger-a car so far ahead of its time,great to drive but rust had most of them scrapped very early in their life
I had a year old alfasud in pastel green that was staring to rust. I must say it was the best drivers car I have ever owned. 1200cc so needed to be revved, such fun and stuck to the road like a limpet.


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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:41 am

I had the Alfasud engine in a Porsche 550 kit car, the one with hydraulic tappets - a joy to drive, mechanically very solid. Cheap engine from the scrap yard which was full of rusting Alfas.


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