New purchase Se5

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New purchase Se5

Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:44 am

Just picked up an Se5, my first Scimitar, has been sitting for a few years but really looking forward to getting it fixed up and can't wait to drive it
Had it dropped off by transporter and gave it a scrub, but that's all I have done so far.
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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by erikscimitardemon » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:52 am

Welcome to the world of Scimitars.
Hope you will enjoy it as much as most of us do here!


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by peter freeman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:54 am

It does not look bad at all - hope you get out and about in it soon. Usual things to do - if it still has the fibre timing wheel change it for a alloy or steel one. Get to your local noggin for any help/information.



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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:58 am

welcome :)


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:10 am

Welcome :D

Registration looks familiar?


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by GeoffTE » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:18 am

Welcome ! Nice to see another 5 destined for the road again :D


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Tinker man » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:24 am

Hi and Welcome!!

Phil, it does look familiar and isnt this the car that was on a car park in London some time back? could be wrong..

good luck with the car and start a project thread! even if just for your own enjoyment and reference to see your progress.

cheers, Ian.


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:28 am

I think it was Mick Jennings' daughters car?


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New purchase Se5

Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:33 am

Tinker man wrote:Hi and Welcome!!

Phil, it does look familiar and isnt this the car that was on a car park in London some time back? could be wrong..

good luck with the car and start a project thread! even if just for your own enjoyment and reference to see your progress.

cheers, Ian.
You are correct, this is me rescuing it yesterday morning, it did look very sorry for itself, going to be a lot of work . It's got a lot going for it.
Engine converted to unleaded, good interior, good dash, stainless exhaust, manual, overdrive.
I haven't checked the timing gear yet but won't try to start it until I have, early days yet
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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Tinker man » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:38 am

good to see it rescued!

at least it rolled onto the transporter, that has to be a bonus and a good start. nice wheels too! :D

good luck with the project, exciting times.

cheers, Ian.


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:43 am

I gather it was a well sorted car before being parked up -hopefully it won't take too much to get back on the road.


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by greeny » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:48 pm

Welcome well bought and have fun!!
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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:13 pm

Welcome, and well done on the purchase. I look forward to hearing more. Good luck :D


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Stupopt1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:36 am

Well, I have been having a good look over the car and started quite a shopping list
Alloy timing gear
new brake master Cyl
new clutch master cyl
new brake lines
fuel lines
water pipes
fuel tank straps
4 new Tyres
Bit of welding to the chassis
Haven't looked a suspension yet
All do able just might take a little longer than first expected, happy days.


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by AnotherTim » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:14 pm

Welcome to the club!



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