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Post by froggleston » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:14 pm

Hi everyone!

I bought this Scimitar (PRW28R) back in August last year from jonrev, and have been slowly but surely getting it back to mechanical soundness. At 36 I decided it was time for me to get what I'd wanted for years!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=33642

It ran pretty well on the drive back from Kings Lynn to Norwich, but had to stop 4 times due to stalling when at low revs and at temperature. This was the major issue with the car at the time, that I hoped wasn't a dodgy carb, fuel pump, or some other issue. Turned out it was nothing serious but needed a new vacuum hose and HT leads, plus redoing the timing which was out. Replaced the battery for a bigger 45A one, and it sailed through its MOT this year, save for a couple of bits and bobs (worst thing was the rear driver side wheel bearings were pretty much seized so took a lot of labour time). I recently took it upon myself to replace the leaky rocker cover gaskets, which went as easily as to be expected. Rear bushes were ok - just needed a healthy dose of paraffin grease.

Hope to put up some pictures soon, but all in all thoroughly enjoying the car!

Cheers,

Rob



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Post by peter freeman » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:17 pm

Quite a number of Scims in your area who will no doubt drag you to a noggin - don't resist as there is a lot of help and information there. Welcome



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Post by froggleston » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:25 pm

Thanks Peter! I hope to venture out to a noggin soon. I've only just started venturing out for longer journeys in it so I'm very much up for meeting other owners in and around Norfolk :)

ImageScimitar by Rob, on Flickr
ImageScimitar by Rob, on Flickr



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Post by Oaksey » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:14 pm

Welcome :)

Jon bought the car off me. How's the paint holding up?


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Post by froggleston » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:22 pm

Hi Josh!

I've been reading through trying to trace who had it, and got as far as "Josh" so I guess that's you :D

Yeah it's OK. It really needs a bit of TLC and a respray to be honest, which is a bit out of my budget at the moment. Fair bit of crazing, but not really noticeable at a couple of metres. I'd love a bit more history on it if you have it!

It's running well now though, and it's a fun drive.

Cheers

Rob



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Post by Oaksey » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:38 pm

Here's the thread from when I got it viewtopic.php?t=28700

The guy I bought it from used the car for towing his sailing boat for days out but got rid of it because his kids were complaining about the lack of space in the back. I think he'd owned it for a very long time and had spend a long time sourcing good condition interior parts.

I did the necessary to get it an MOT as well as sorting the roll bar/seat belt mounts and cleaning the engine bay. I was going to use it as a daily instead of my manual 5a but the insurance company wanted £2300 extra to insure it so I moved it along. It ran really well when I had it but I think I remember Jon having some issues with it (I was very tempted to buy it back off him)


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Post by froggleston » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:43 pm

Ah that is the thread! Without the images it was hard to tell.

I was amazed at the number of miles it had done, and couldn't quite believe it, but your info makes sense as it's amazing inside for the age. Yeah, the issues turned out to be not so bad, so fixing them up to get it back to daily running was not too painful. There's plenty of room in the back for a child and two rather large dogs, so I'm very happy with it. My stepson age 11 loves going out in it!

Wow! That's extortionate! I'm thankful that my insurance is nowhere near that :shock:



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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:36 pm

Hi Rob, Welcome to the forum! That's a smart looking car, enjoy it! :D


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Post by scimjim » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:41 pm

Welcome :-)


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Post by froggleston » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:56 pm

Thanks Roger and Jim! Looking forward to getting more into the community :)



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Post by scimrick » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:23 pm

Hi Rob
email sent to you with Norfolk noggin details for 18th Oct.
cheers
Richard



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Post by Diyhell » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:28 pm

Welcome too! Always loved a yellow car...


SE6a needing lots of work...

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Post by peter freeman » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:30 pm

Diyhell wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:28 pm
Welcome too! Always loved a yellow car...
So do the wasps



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Post by froggleston » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:33 am

Hi Richard! Thanks for the info email - unfortunately I'm away for work on the 18th, but any future dates would be much appreciated!
scimrick wrote:
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Hi Rob
email sent to you with Norfolk noggin details for 18th Oct.
cheers
Richard



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Post by greeny » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:29 am

Hello and welcome
Well bought and she is a good colour!!!


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