Body back on...Woo! (SE6A in Hants)

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Re: Body back on...Woo! (SE6A in Hants)

Post by DarrylWebb » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:12 pm

Good stuff. I've not been checking other folks' threads of late. It's good to see solid progress on this.


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Post by jond » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:05 pm

Fantastic work there :D



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Post by PlasticMan » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:12 pm

Thanks Will, Mikey, Darryl and Jond, always good to get some feedback!

I have now taken delivery of a replacement front hub (for were one of the stud hole has enlarged on the drivers side and is now useless) and a stack of door bolts and nuts, to go with the body bolts that I have....Some were in the house! Basically I'm dead keen to get back on it. Having said that there will be a slight delay as I have to visit the outlaws out this weekend. Fingers crossed for good weather on the next one.



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Post by PlasticMan » Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:37 pm

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It's been about 4 years so probably time for an update? This is possibly the slowest and most lax project out there. I think my obsession with running old bangers as everyday cars (I end up kicking the Scimitar out of the garage so I could fix the daily). Also I lost a chunk of this summer because I was busy trying to master riding and working on a motorbike... Yep got all the excuses lined up.

Anyway it's nearly ready for an MOT but then bloody Christmas turned up! But is is almost there, all i have left to do is adjust the handbrake, possibly 're bleed the brakes, make a final decision on plumbing the air hoses for the heater, re fit the glove box and try and do something with the seal around the hatch. When you start it up and reverse it you can a massive hit of exhaust fumes..... Far out man!!!

I have to confess it came out of the garage this time so I could glue part of the roof of my MX5.....



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Post by PlasticMan » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:24 pm

Another casual update... Since December i have been slowly tinkering and fault finding. I have to use a farm track to get from the house to the main road and it's ideal for shaking down a car (literally as it has some massive pot holes!).

I discovered that the rubber rear exhaust mounts the car came with were useless and fell out, so I managed to find sturdier rubbers. Found that one of the heater hoses wasn't sealing properly and was piddling coolant into the interior (that was a bonnet off job to sort that).Found a leaking brake union and replaced it.

Then this week I was furlough'ed , which gave me quite a bit of spare time...

The Scimitar has finally hit the road! The good bits, the old Essex lump pulls nicely and sounds brilliant! I have all 5 gears in my Ford type 9 box present and correct. All the electricals are still working.

The not so good, the steering wheel isn't in straight, the Speedo doesn't work and the brakes could be better.

So things to work on and in the current climate i can't really justify random test runs, so I guess I will have road test it On the way to the supermarket.



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