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Post by ScimiTom » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 pm

Oh my goodness... Mike, I am so sorry to hear this. The car seemed in good shape to me from the little that I saw (and heard), and I was assured the paperwork was comprehensive. I feel pretty flat now. I must apologise, as I clearly made an inaccurate assessment of the car. The seller must've 'talked a good game' and (more fool me) I fell for it hook, line and sinker. What a gullible idiot I am... :(

Have you got in touch with Bob to register your disappointment?

I really hope you don't think I set out to mislead you. I honestly thought it seemed a great car for the money. As I made clear, I don't know the first thing about Sabres, so I had nothing to compare it to. 'Caveat emptor' indeed. I hope you have as little hassle and expense as possible in getting the car back up to scratch. Let us know how you get on.

I need a beer...

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Post by Supersub » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:30 pm

Please please Tom don't feel that you let me down. You didn't. I am really grateful that you went to view the car and overall is not that bad. I've no doubt that when you went to view the car it performed well. And as to you being a gullible idiot I am sure you are not. If you believe that then so am I. Unless you are a complete cynic most of us take what people say to us at face value. Maybe a little naive but in general I have found that most people are honest. I, like you, had no reason to doubt what he said so don't feel bad about it. As I said my comments are my opinion of the car and perhaps I am expecting more than what I should expect. I've no doubt that once I get it sorted out it will be a good buy.

As to contacting Bob I did get back to him early on highlighting the problems but he has so far declined to respond and to be honest I don't expect him to. As far as I am concerned that's the end of the matter and we move on.

As to you needing a beer hopefully we will meet up some time at which point I will be buying.

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Post by ScimiTom » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:50 pm

Supersub wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:30 pm
As to you needing a beer hopefully we will meet up some time at which point I will be buying.
Ha - thanks, Mike! I will be sure to take you up on that offer. Thanks for putting my mind at ease too. :) All the best.


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Post by Corky » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:02 pm

It looks stunning in the photos Mike, hopefully the fixes won’t be too difficult.


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Post by Supersub » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:28 pm

I'm glad I put your mind at ease Tom. You have nothing to feel guilty about. Marian keeps on at me to visit Scotland as we have never been so when we do will let you know. Just won't be in the winter though. Or when the midges are about! Take care.

Yes Steve - it does look good in the photos and in general they do represent it well. Having cleaned the car if you look at it from the angles and distance the photos were taken it looks just like them. However if you look at the areas not shown and some of the mechanical areas they do not quite live up to the standard of the rest of the car. Don't get me wrong. Taking the car as a whole its pretty good but just not up to the level I was led to believe it was.

As to getting it sorted I'll be taking it one step at a time. First thing is get the engine sorted which hopefully won't cost too much rectify. Just depends on what they find. Same with the clutch. Once its up and running as it should then the other areas can be tackled as and when funds allow. To many cars. Not enough cash. Should stop letting my heart rule my head!

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Post by Supersub » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:02 pm

The battery for the 1.4 K series Sabre I have just bought is located in the boot in the additional storage space under the ply access board. Previous SST and Sabres I have had had it fitted under the bonnet. Is this the correct fitment point or is this a mod? Also can anyone recommend a replacement (this one is shot) preferably one with a bit more 'oomph' in it please.

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Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:07 pm

K series is in the boot.

Only one I could find at a reasonable price that fits the box was a Japanese one for which you need post adaptors. Give me a couple of mins and I’ll tell you the type number.

Post adaptors were a couple of quid from memory.


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Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:08 pm

It’s an 055, Mike.


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Post by alan.wells » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:29 pm

Hi
Just bought one of these for my SST Ti, the last one has been on for 14 years, not bad,
eBay ref no 321290192128, there is also a cheaper one, a Lucas Classic, but has less power,
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Post by Supersub » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:32 pm

Me again,

When I sold the SST 1800Ti and 1400 CVH Sabres I passed on not only the fully documented history files I had gathered for them but also all the relevant ancillary documents. This included such items as the workshop and parts manuals (the red ones), alternative parts book, wiring diagrams etc. In fact everything relating to that which would be helpful in maintaining the cars. Having now bought the above I feel I now need to build up my library again. Appreciate that Reliant weren't the greatest with regard to such documentation but did Bean Industries issue any documentation for the later Sabre models such as Owners Manual etc. or do I have to make do with the ones I previously owned which in the main were for the SS1.

Also as the car appears to still be fitted with dim/dip headlights (put sidelights on and headlights pop up) can someone post the mod to the switch which corrected this anomaly. If I recall correctly it was in Slice 125. This is another library I need I need to replace.

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Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:34 pm

Mk2 Sabre handbook can be downloaded off sporting-reliants.com


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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:37 pm

Mike, Beans published very little for the K series outside of the owners handbook and the type approval docs (which I have copies of) - they do include dim-dip and headlight/aux light flash wiring mods. Obviously a metro K series Haynes manual will cover the engine, the SS1 red manuals cover the mechanicals and Peter Freeman’s excellent wiring diagrams have been updated from my stripping of a Sabre K.

I have lots of Slice magazines and probably a couple of spare red manuals too but postage would be massive.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:40 pm

SST battery is in the front Alan, Sabre K is in the boot. However, I’m pretty sure I cut the mounting lugs from an SS1 063 to fit in a Sabre K? Measure first :D


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Post by Supersub » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:37 pm

Thanks Phil - Have just printed it off. Great start.

Hi Jim - Have obtained second hand copy of the Haynes manual. Re Peters wiring diagrams I think I have just found it on an old memory stick. Will start searching the forum over the next few days to see what else I can find. As to other items you have agree postage will be expensive so possibly not on. However later in the year once the better weather comes around maybe by making use of good old volunteer Scimitarians it might be possible to get them transported. Still won't worry for now. Thanks all the same.

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Post by Supersub » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:44 pm

Thanks again Phil. Keep up the good work fellas. All this time and effort on my behalf. Good job you lot don't get paid by the hour. Would cost me a fortune. This is what makes this club such a good one to be in.

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Mike


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