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My Scimitar project .

Post by Neil Madrat » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:05 am

Here is my scimitar project ,
Should keep most of my weekends busy for a while ,
Let the stripdown begin ;-) Image

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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by peter freeman » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:30 am

It can be fun - when you are young enough.



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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Oldconn » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:44 am

Ah! You've got the nice wheels; and the doors fit well. If the chassis is good it will make a lovely car.


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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:55 am

Agreed, it looks like it's got a lot of potential - a lot depends what's going on underneath, of course.


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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Neil Madrat » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:46 pm

The main chassis looks OK but most of the outriggers need replacing,
Body wise seam in good condition beside a bit of cracking under passenger side front bumper,
Engine have been rebuilt at some point in her life so has the gearbox ,
The inside will need all new carpets and at least the drivers seat renewed ,
Door panels falling to bits ,
The front windows are very stiff to open and will need a new windscreen rubber ,
And the folding sunroof has fell to bits so that should be fun to replace .
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Post by peter freeman » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:54 pm

Reminds me of our Coupe when we got it - the garage has not changed that much though - with the Coupe out its got more in it.
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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by philhoward » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:22 pm

If the vinyl isn't ripped on the door cards, just make new boards - it's only glued to a bit of 3mm hardboard.

Outriggers can be done in situ pretty easily.


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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:35 pm

The body looks pretty sound, generally - there are metal strengthening pieces in the sills which often rust and expand, causing "swollen sill syndrome" but yours look pretty straight.
The engine looks as though it's had at least some work done; hard to be certain, under the grime, but that looks like a stainless top hose? Also the fuel pump looks newish - but please change the fuel pipes for proper ethanol-resistant ones before you try to run it. AJLelectronics, on this forum, usually has them in stock :wink:


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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Neil Madrat » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:00 pm

Yes Phil that's what I'm going to do with the door panels ;-) .
And I'm going to lift the body off so I can get at chassis and outriggers properly clean weld and paint it all before body goes back on again ..
Well spotted Roger the last owner has just replaced the fuel pump and fitted the stainless top hose ,
He has changed some of the fuel pipe but not sure how much will check all that once I start to strip it all off ;-) ..
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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:30 pm

Neil Madrat wrote: He has changed some of the fuel pipe but not sure how much will check all that once I start to strip it all off ;-) ..
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The thing that immediately jumped out at me, is that the visible fuel hoses look like that horrible clear braided "garden hose" stuff, which may be great for watering your petunias, but doesn't last any time at all, with modern fuels :wink:


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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Neil Madrat » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:20 pm

Ye silly me its the pipe you can't see he has replaced that goes to the pump underneath ...
And yes that will be getting changed ;-) ...



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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by GeeBee R3 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:42 pm

Give me a shout when it's time to lift the body off and I'll do my best to be there to lend a hand as I'm only in Cleveleys


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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Neil Madrat » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:01 pm

Cheers for that Mark ;-)
Will probably be late January early February ,
Need to get Land rover carbs rebuilt then swap scimitar with lannie in garage .
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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by GeeBee R3 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:21 pm

No worries. Moving house mid-January but should be sufficiently organised to put a few hours aside by then. I don't work Monday to Friday though (work two out of three weekends)


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Re: My Scimitar project .

Post by Neil Madrat » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:45 pm

Weekends only for me i work all week
Hence why it takes a while to complete jobs on cars ;-)
If you need to move any cars when you move house I've got a trailer here (if I've not sold it by then that is )
You could borrow if you need to ..
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