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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by greeny » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:04 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:Nice purchase Paul, bit miffed that the bloody thing has been under our noses at High Peak Noggin all the time, still it's another one the registrar wasn't aware of, hope to see it out and about sometime.

If things like this crop up near us I may need to go back onto face book!!! Or maybe not for the sake of my marriage!!!! :lol:


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:58 pm

Nigel Clark wrote:Lovely car, well done!

I think if it was mine (if only...), I'd be tempted to recommission, get an MoT and drive it for a bit before getting into major work.


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I was very tempted and that was the original idea; however yesterdays inspection revealed a small hole near the rear shocker mounting brackets and a few other places which need attention, so it's best to do a quick body off and do it properly. I would say the Coupe's an easy body off, and to be honest when you've removed 80 odd (mostly hidden) bolts from a Marcos and had to lift it to 45 degrees to get the body off, doing it on any Scimitar is a pleasure :roll: :lol:


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:00 pm

greeny wrote:
ScimmyMike wrote:Nice purchase Paul, bit miffed that the bloody thing has been under our noses at High Peak Noggin all the time, still it's another one the registrar wasn't aware of, hope to see it out and about sometime.

If things like this crop up near us I may need to go back onto face book!!! Or maybe not for the sake of my marriage!!!! :lol:
I think it's a one off so I'd stay away :lol:


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:00 pm

stevmale wrote:That Coupe looks good , well done Paul.

Maroon / dark red Scimi's in my opinion look the sharpest.
Cheers Steve, and you would say that!!


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by greeny » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:21 pm

turbster wrote:
greeny wrote:
ScimmyMike wrote:Nice purchase Paul, bit miffed that the bloody thing has been under our noses at High Peak Noggin all the time, still it's another one the registrar wasn't aware of, hope to see it out and about sometime.

If things like this crop up near us I may need to go back onto face book!!! Or maybe not for the sake of my marriage!!!! :lol:
I think it's a one off so I'd stay away :lol:

:lol:


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by Nigel Clark » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:27 pm

turbster wrote:
Nigel Clark wrote:Lovely car, well done!

I think if it was mine (if only...), I'd be tempted to recommission, get an MoT and drive it for a bit before getting into major work.


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I was very tempted and that was the original idea; however yesterdays inspection revealed a small hole near the rear shocker mounting brackets and a few other places which need attention, so it's best to do a quick body off and do it properly. I would say the Coupe's an easy body off, and to be honest when you've removed 80 odd (mostly hidden) bolts from a Marcos and had to lift it to 45 degrees to get the body off, doing it on any Scimitar is a pleasure :roll: :lol:
I can see where you're coming from with body off straight away. I'm all for doing things properly!

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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by fightingtorque » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:56 pm

Keeping it standard...... I can imagine it starts this way and then we will see maybe some polybushes and a steel timing gear. Change cam while you are at it, maybe change the exhausts. Minor suspension upgrade. Different carb. Change the wheels. Change the brakes. Modified heads. Change the carb again................



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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:48 am

fightingtorque wrote:Keeping it standard...... I can imagine it starts this way and then we will see maybe some polybushes and a steel timing gear. Change cam while you are at it, maybe change the exhausts. Minor suspension upgrade. Different carb. Change the wheels. Change the brakes. Modified heads. Change the carb again................
There will be subtle mods/improvements for reliability etc, absolutely no intention at all to upgrade power, brakes or exhaust, but steel timing gear is a given as are poly bushes. The dampers were new Monroe's with new 2.25" springs when it was parked up, the ride height looks sensible, so if they work as good as they look they will stay.


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:28 pm

Don't forget electrics too, two 50amp fuzes seems a poor way to protect the whole car.



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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:45 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:Don't forget electrics too, two 50amp fuzes seems a poor way to protect the whole car.
It's got two 4 way Lucas fuse boxes as per the SE5, sure my other one had that too??


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by toolmanchris » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:53 pm

If its anything like my 5a they tend to get a bit "melty" and lose good connection. I replaced mine with a blade fusebox splitting out lower current from high current loads and relays for the headlights and ignition switch.


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by turbster » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:10 pm

toolmanchris wrote:If its anything like my 5a they tend to get a bit "melty" and lose good connection. I replaced mine with a blade fusebox splitting out lower current from high current loads and relays for the headlights and ignition switch.
Sensible idea, I just made my own loom and used a modular fuse/relay box on my other Coupe, but I'll use two new replacement Lucas boxes and add a couple of Lucas relays on the bulkhead to keep everything looking as it should on this one..


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by scimjim » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:23 pm

For some reason the 5 type (two boxes of four fuses) suffer far less from overheating.


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by philhoward » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:24 pm

I think it's because the fuse clip "ears" are one piece rather than the 5a-on type which are two separate pieces of metal per side?


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Re: Standard and leaving it that way Coupe

Post by toolmanchris » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:48 pm

The 5a fusebox is that nylon type plastic as well which does melt rather easily


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