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Post by demonbluedays » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:40 pm

Bet you never saw this one coming did you?

Well long story short I'm currently in the process of buying Terry H's SE6 which is Going to take time but hey, well worth the wait for one I know works well and goes even better...

Well known on here and if I may say so scared the sh17 out of me earlier today at how rapid it actually is. Loads of fiddly little jobs to do with her but, and it feels odd to say this, mechanically it's sweet, few oddities but nothing that's a concern as yet.

Anyway first job between myself and Mr H is the wiper boxes, replacing them and making it easier in the future to get at them again....

I could list everything the car has had done that I know of but Terry has admitted there's a few upgrades he's forgotten about to say to me so I'm sure he will be along to list them all :wink:

So yeah, round two time gentlemen! Updates won't be like before so don't worry either but it works, it's sweet and I love it
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Post by demonbluedays » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:25 pm

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Post by Will Anderson » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:41 pm

Welcome back to Scimitar ownership Tom, hope this one goes better for you.

And, as for the witty name, how about Walter?

Walter "MYT" Mitty? :oops: I'll get my coat! :)


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Post by demonbluedays » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:56 pm

Yeah Link was easy as there was green moss like a hat and me being an avid gamer thought of Link from the legend of Zelda....brown though this time...and Fazbear won't fit (Freddy Fazbear of five nights at Freddys fame)


I'll come up with one in time


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Post by ScimiTom » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:35 pm

I would've thought the obvious choices would be 'Mr Incontinent' or 'The Weak Bladder'... (need I explain those...!?) - although, with the colour of that body, I'd worry about which end it's evacuating from!

I'm only kiddin', Tom. That looks a good basis to work from - enjoy! 8)

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Post by demonbluedays » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:38 pm

Okay so, managed to get my laptop going so I can write out a full list of exactly whats good and not so good that i know of so I can come back for later reference (Terry, if you can give me extras or correct me if I stuff up some info that would be fantastic my good sir!).


Good Bits:

Alan Dean Gauzes fitted - literally fired up on the first key turn after not starting in a few months, impressed with how quick it was i was expecting a few seconds of turning over
New Water Pump
Engine Recon less than 20k miles ago (its only on 57k now anyway)
Recon Power Steering Rack fitted, I'll be honest, its as light as my VW's, which should help if Sarina ever needs to take the car.
Brakes have had a hell of a lot of work done (something's Teflon now, pistons i think? I cant remember fully as im multi tasking everything as I type)
Nissan 200SX seats, comfy and brown, certainly going to feel the benefit on a long drive with them!
Wolfrace Slotmags
Adjustable front suspension fitted
Galvanised outriggers and side rails (side rails too?)
Another rail is now welded rather than bolted...which one im not sure but It's worth noting
LED lights now in dashboard
Headlights have been upgraded to more modern illumination
Electric Mirrors (Jag with Ford controlling unit on driver door)
Electric Windows
Sunroof
Tonneau Cover On Car
New Battery
A Sweet, if yet not as yet hooked up solenoid release for the boot on the centre console (You know...lazyness an all that)
Its road ready (well apart from the wiper boxes, but unlike last time with Link, it could be driven on the road today if so inclined to do so)
It's an SE6 so Girling braking system.
Spare parts galore (Still say you should sell some instead of handing them over Mr H!) Including Tubular Manifolds, Adustable rear Suspension...an odd twist to adjust setup with them, Cut to fit HT leads, various Piping, a new Dash top new bumper Etc Etc....
A Sizeable stack of invoices on work done and parts paid for - My favourite bit as link came with some old MOT's and that was about it
More things I remember or Terry can say about to be Added Later!


Bad Bits:
Wiper boxes need addressing first as if it rains im blind!
Some swine seems to have in the past taken a wire brush to the slotmags so theyre never going to be "perfect", but im not fussed as long as theyre safe and in good order
Need to fit footwell carpet (Supplied)
Engine sometimes when warm has lower than expected oil pressure, surely nothing to worry about but if it nags me i'll get advice on how to address it
Paint is faded, then again i'll run the rat look for a while, its not that bothersome for me
Rear seats a bit dirty as someone (Not myself or Terry) put a dirty clutch on there and now its messed it. (Ithink theres rear seats from the 200 that Terry has but ill double check)
Passenger door...the metal arm to hold it open isnt in place anymore, hopefuly an easy fix to sort. but then again I cant see any passengers coming in it too often Besides Charlie....maybe Teo as well.
May benefit from a long drive out once its all transferred over to my care as it's been used but could do with a nice blast to clear out any remaining cobwebs
Maybe a quick service?
A few other minor fiddly Jobs to do on top.


As you can see its not perfect, but then again the way MYT is, thats how I wanted Link to be not the best but perfectly usable as a rolling resto. Over time there are things that will eventually be done, not a big fan of the tan interior so will slowly gather together another (likely Wine and Shroom) and fit it in, and dye the seats to match, eventually respray the car in a few years time, when its financially an option. But for now, Wiper boxes are the major priority on the list followed by enjoying and working slowly on everything as we go down the line. As for me im going to spend some time reading through the workshop Manual Jim King gave me several years ago so i'm more clued up this time when it comes to sorting things out.


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Post by demonbluedays » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:16 pm

Only a small step forward so far...


Terry has managed to get more access into the bulkhead whilst I've been stuck in the daily grind of work. Hoping later this week we will be able to get in there and hopefully get the old boxes out at least.

Acquiring timing gear as well from Mr Hadigate, on top of the cost of Mighty to prevent catastrophic consequences happening later on (adding that job to the list I'll be posting later this week) and electronic ignition too.

Speaking of jobs, when all the higher priority jobs are done, see if we can put the tubular manifolds on, thinking while mighty is around all the tooling and better ramps than mine (mine look decidedly crusty) do it, not too sure about what to do with those adjustable rears though as yet....


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Post by Scimher » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:22 am

Looks a good, sound car.........Enjoy!



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Post by demonbluedays » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:50 pm

This time I intend to,

Plan is for Mighty to be my toy for when it's just me when boys are with grandparents and sarinas in work, Sarina will be getting a Honda CBF 125 for work and back, the VW becomes the all rounder car (just tipped 40k on the clock, not bad for 9 years old!) For when it's too impractical or too rough outside to sensibly use the other two....

That being said I do want to experience all weather driving in a Scim, as I get the feeling in the snowy weather if it repeats like it had in the last 2 years, Mighty might even have to be Sarinas work and back thing...As the Fox did ok last time but got VERY twitchy as it's a pretty short wheelbase with a fair amount of power from it's 3 cylinder engine to put down....I mean that car can and will if you try it wheelspin in second gear under hard acceleration.....

Hoping to get an hour or two this Friday if it's possible between sarina napping and the boys are with grandparents before i grab them back to spend a weekend keeping them entertained and quiet enough so Sarina can sleep enough for work at night....


Updates if I manage to get time to play this weekend to follow...m


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Post by demonbluedays » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:55 am

Job list: jot this down now whilst I'm in the right mindset

Note to self: Tick them off as you do them!!!

Wiper boxes - In Progress

Work out clever way to make panel cut out easy to access in future.

Check dash top currently in car, decide on replacement with part on hand or leave until it's deteriorated further

Rebuild interior after Wipers repaired and replaced and tested

Check why passenger door part came off and assess situation

Get another/refit said part

Fuel Up (enough so the warning light goes out and a gallon or two more)

Quick jet wash (From a distance Tom!) to check out wheels and clean exterior as your there and will have the token time.

Rear window rubber replacement

Empty car of any tools parts etc and check out interior condition properly taking good look at those rear seats.

Check out the low oil pressure when engine is warm oddity

(Once paid for) swap timing gears

Have a look at swapping branch for tubular manifold

See if it's worth putting on the rear adjustable suspension.

Health check of mechanical and routine maintainence parts and grease/refill/renew where needed

Short run to make sure all is good

Rear light upgrade with LED lights (are they bulbs or those truck clusters?)

Check rear hatch not shutting first time all the time oddity

Ponder if you can fit carpet yourself or (assuming by then she knows) give Sarina the carpet, keys and knife and let her show you how it's done.

Wonder is air filter worth swapping as it touches the bonnet pretty much.

And finally for now

have a crack at the paint with cutting compound see if it can be rejuvenated, if not give up and keep the rat look


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Post by willholderogri » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:10 am

Nice description good luck


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Post by demonbluedays » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:01 pm

Another hour and a bits work with myself and Terry and those stupid effing c-ing wiper boxes have been liberated!
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As you can see from Terrys hand, it's a bit tight!
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Passenger side one was jammed up rock solid could be useful as a tent peg maybe?
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Drivers side one was stiff (boom boom) but as there's two new ones, and it's already out the car....two new ones going in.
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The only mishap was the washer on the passgener wiper box broke a little bit as it was removed but Terry has that one covered with a bit of magic.

Using my can of monster to hold the rope attatched to the second box temporarily in place we pulled out the drivers side box with the bundy pretty easily compared to how much of a ballache it was to get the first one to play nice. Fitting the guide string/rope to the replacement wheelbox and securing the other end with masking tape to the body to ensure its a simpleish job...
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Wasn't an easy job but a cut out in the bulkhead is definately the way to go with this, as you can get right to them without having to part strip the dashboard.

Next now is obviously fitting new ones and then testing the whole thing out. But time constraints meant that's all we had time for. Seems like a good thing too as I'm home and it's just started chucking it down out there...anyway, pictures below of progress of today:
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Ps...is the Bundy meant to be bent? Looks like it but is strange considering how odd it makes the setup look.....


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Post by demonbluedays » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:22 pm

Should mention further on that access point, in that recess also runs the wiring for the dashboard, and it can and will repeadedly catch the wiperboxes and bundy with ease, the way that worked to get the first one out was take one nut off the wiperbox (one closest to the bundy to the next one, and undo the nut closest to the wing so its just hanging on, then it'll come free and slide almost straight out. The second one you've got the cabling and awkward shape of where they sit to wiggle it out, but with some copious swearing and juggling it will eventually come right out. Update soon from myself or Terry on how you put this back together, and then how to make a decent access cover so this job is ten times faster if it ever needs redoing


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Post by 6B and 4A » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:42 pm

The bundy on my 6B is also bent at the drivers end - see photo

GW said it should be straight but they did not have one. Same with QRG but they offered an overlong straight one to cut and flare. I did buy one off ebay but it was slightly too short and the bore is too small - the rack will not go in.

I had planned to heat and straighten the bundy even though I did not understand how I had bent it in the first place. I did reassemble the bundy with the two wheel boxes but it did not fit the holes in the body when tried from the outside. Back to the drawing board I think.

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Post by demonbluedays » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:27 pm

Sod it, it'll work..wait...hang on the bend may very well explain why the cable or tube I can't remember which tried to snake down into the bodywork....of course if we had the first wiper box off the weight unsupported on the end would have caused it to drop and if it was bent in the first place it would have felt like it was snaking away.....hang on I'll look at the workshop manual....



No two separate straight bits.....Sod it...it seems to be like that for a reason as it's a solid bit of pipe....We will find a way


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