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Post by Nick » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:49 am

Out of curiosity, how does the Gilbern compare with the Scim?

You might recall a couple of years ago I had an Elan +2 and didi a comparison article. I still have the Scim but not the Lotus, -message!


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Post by NigelW » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:50 pm

Hi Nick.
Although technically very similar they have a very different feel. The Gilbern is a GT in the true sense. IE very spacious, comfortable, easy going until you push her. I have had for for 10 years and driving her is like seeing an old friend. I have only been driving the Scimitar for about a month so I am still getting used to her. She has been modified a bit, so is very lively and responsive. She also feels much lighter so you have to learn respect. Lovely to drive but a bit more cramped in the cabin, especially if you were over 6 foot tall, which I am not!
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Post by greeny » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:56 pm

NigelW wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:50 pm
Hi Nick.
Although technically very similar they have a very different feel. The Gilbern is a GT in the true sense. IE very spacious, comfortable, easy going until you push her. I have had for for 10 years and driving her is like seeing an old friend. I have only been driving the Scimitar for about a month so I am still getting used to her. She has been modified a bit, so is very lively and responsive. She also feels much lighter so you have to learn respect. Lovely to drive but a bit more cramped in the cabin, especially if you were over 6 foot tall, which I am not!
Love them both!
Nige.

My pops had an invader 2 when I was a kid and in the back there's not as much room as a scim but the seats are amazing at allowing taller people to fit in to that space!!


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Post by scimjim » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:11 pm

Indicator wiring here.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:43 pm

Had a tidy up in the workshop today - which unearthed a coupe in the corner :shock:

Bypassed the heater (so that it still drives) and pulled out the rusty remains from inside (much easier than the 5 or 5a!)

This was behind the matrix
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Post by philhoward » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:47 pm

Nice..


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Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:50 pm

Hetty the workshop sucker made short work of that :D
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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:16 pm

If you continue at that pace it won't be the "slowest resto ever" :mrgreen:


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Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:00 pm

The two fans I had were both past their best, one wouldn’t turn on slow speed at all.

An hour later and I have an SS1 radiator fan motor fitted - that should improve the flow :D
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Post by NigelW » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:06 pm

Looks like the occupant has long gone. Probably before my ownership!
Glad to see you're not rushing things!
I miss the old girl, always something to do to while away a few hours!



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Post by scimjim » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:28 pm

The heater is secured by a bolt on each corner, they engage with captive nuts on a plate that’s riveted to the tunnel (visible 2 pics up). All 4 bolts had sheared and the top plate was flakey
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The bottom plate was presumably in the vacuum cleaner :shock:
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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
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
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by BigBobPilot » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:14 pm

Ah, you have the light-weight competition option without trying. Well done!


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Post by NigelW » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:21 pm

FYI, my current coupe will be in the April issue of "Classics Monthly" on sale 21st Feb.



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Post by JohnB » Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:53 pm

I look forward to it!


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