1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

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Re: 1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:40 am

I managed to score a pair of black (last incarnation before they stopped doing them) Konis a couple of years ago which had been fitted for only a short while. Still looking for some matching fronts (car came with Spax fronts, yet 40 year old originals on the back).


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Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:46 am

"Bulgarian Trailer lights" are a lot brighter than originals and have a much better earthing arrangement. I've got them on my 5a (see my avatar pic) but they're very easy to fit to a 6a. Currently a whopping £19/pair, delivered: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Rear-Light ... 3f32d22875


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Re: 1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

Post by cobrascim » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:44 pm

philhoward wrote:"Bulgarian Trailer lights" are a lot brighter than originals and have a much better earthing arrangement. I've got them on my 5a (see my avatar pic) but they're very easy to fit to a 6a. Currently a whopping £19/pair, delivered: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Rear-Light ... 3f32d22875

Phil,
I'm just about to try and remove my rear lights for 6A respray. I had to replace last time around as the wee nut arrangements usually break -cant remember if I put plenty of copperslip on them years ago.
Do the lights you refer to fit in the current holes on a 6A or do they need widening?
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Re: 1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:54 pm

Cut a large hole and use the 4 "flange" fixing screws and/or a new bridge bracket using the two fixing bolts (a couple of U-shaped brackets) which makes it a bit of a one-way fitment...

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ScimmyMike has fitted some to his 6b - so have several others but he's possibly the most frequent poster on here I can think of that has.


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Re: 1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

Post by cobrascim » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:57 pm

Thanks Phil,
Will go have a look.
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Re: 1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

Post by FrazzleTC » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:58 pm

Thanks for info, Phil! I'll give them some serious thought! :D



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1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

Post by FrazzleTC » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:51 am

It’s been quite a hiatus, but I’m delighted to say that the Scimitar is back in my ownership and has been for a month or so. I’ve not done a lot with it in recent weeeks as I’ve been very busy, but I’m planning to do a few bits over the winter and also, hope to start using it regularly again!

Hope to make it to Curborough in it for the first time next year!
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1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

Post by Dave 6726 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:30 am

....and Kirkcudbright for the second time? :D



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1979 Scimitar SE6A in daily use

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:44 pm

Welcome back! :D


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