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ted180
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Post by ted180 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:03 pm

thanks for welcome just put a 1971 se5 back on road it had been standing since 1993 not good on computers (you cant weld or put a spanner on them) will get my son to register and put location later thanks



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Post by philhoward » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:09 pm

Welcome, Ted!


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Post by Lee » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:02 pm

Hi,
I'm new on here. I have 1976 SE6 that I am restoring. I also have a SE6A that is being broken for spares. (I know there are differences), so I might have some pieces that will be left over and looking for a new home. I'm new to the Scimitar, but have restored old Alfa Romeo and Rover P6 cars as hobbies. Yes lots of welding on both, but what cars Alfa used to make. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello.
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Post by greeny » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:24 pm

Hello


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
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Post by R5hep5 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:02 pm

Hi All
I live on the Essex / Hertfordshire boarder. I have a 1972 GTE, which I have owned for 22 years.
I am having problems engaging gears, I think its the selector. I do not have the time or the equipment to fix this myself.
Does anyone know of a good garage in my area that I could take it to?



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Post by greeny » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:10 pm

Welcome!! I am sure someone will be here soon to answer your question.


Babe the GTC number 229 and and Smurfett the 1400 SST. Ness the vw t4 van/dayvan/camper
Previous 3.0v6 X type jaguar triumph acclaim scimitar SE4A 663 (ex Collin Watson coupe) 2x se5a's 2x SS1 1600s and a load.of other things I can't remember!!!
GTC drivers doing it under canvas since 1981!!
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Post by karosseriealex » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:27 am

Hello Folks,
i m Alexander from Germany near Frankfurt, and i m restoring a beauty, that stands for over 25 years in fathers garage, SABRA GT 4 No.4868.
Ford Consul Motor.
The transmisson is missing, ZF was going for an Elite many years ago, so i need a replacement.
Can anyone help me, heard that a Ford Sierra transmission can be fit?
Thankx hope for your help Alexander 004917696127584



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Post by erikscimitardemon » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:20 pm

Willkommen!

The Sabre/Sabra gurus will be away this weekend for the Sabre Meeting. No doubt they will answer your questions soon.
Is your car known to the club registrar?


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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:46 pm

Welcome to the Club.
Here's a picture from the meeting this week-end, 9 cars in all. I think some have the original Ford (Type E?) 4-speed box fitted, but I'll bow to superior knowledge when the Sabre/Sabra Registrar gets back on the forum.
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Post by heathsabre » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:48 am

Hi Alexander

Several people with Sabras or Sabres have fitted the Ford Type 9 gearbox from the Sierra. It is a relatively easy job to do but does involve a machined adaptor plate or ring to go between the 'box and the original bellhousing, a hole to be cut at the top of the bellhousing to take the selector rod from the 'box and one or two other mods that I have forgotten about. Jacques Vandevelde in Belgium fitted a Type 9 to he Sabra a few years ago and would be happy to discuss the details with you. I have sent you a PM with his contact details.


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Post by PaultheWall » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:11 am

Hi, Im Paul from Sheffield,
ive recently aquired a '71 Manual White Se5, its in need of full restoration as it was sat in a garden for a number of years, luckily it seems pretty much complete, the odd badge is missing.
Has the origonal engine, Laycock overdrive, and a lot of rat droppings and a rotton sump.
I expect to be doing a full chassis rebuild,
its currently hidden away in a mates garage so I cant work on it till the list of projects ive got on goes down a bit! :shock:



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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:17 am

Welcome, Paul!

Would this be ALU per chance?


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Post by PaultheWall » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:06 pm

Nah its NPX

would love to find out a little more about the car, as this will let me judge what to do with it.

options currently are -
Full Resto with some of the nicer period mods & mild engine tuning (cam, Carb(s) etc.
Body / chassis Resto with throttle bodies on the warmed up engine and brake upgrades.
Body / chassis Resto with a modern engine.

Given im thinking of doing the HERO Le-Jog Event in it, Option #1 will probally be the one.

also did SE5's ever come with power steering? or am i gooing to have to get inventive :idea:



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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:18 pm

MGF EPAS column fits well by all accounts - Peter Freeman on here has done a couple from memory?


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Post by PaultheWall » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:20 pm

hmm might be an option. might have to keep it "used in period" type, Engine driven pump, ram retro fitted on the rack, or just go to the gym a bit more.



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