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Post by Tycondad » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi all, thanks for the approval.
Just bought my first Scimitar which was described as a recent runner bit clearly wasn’t and was last on the road in 91.
2 weeks in and the engine is stripped waiting to go to the machine shop, oil pump seized snapping the distributor drive, big ends/mains are all a worrying copper colour with no surface left.
Body off and pre blasting the chassis looks like it needs minimal welding (fingers crossed).
One strange thing is an aluminium plate pop rivited on to the side of the battery tray with the numbers “4284 17” does this relate to anything?

Also where could I find any history on the car?

Thanks
TD
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Post by philhoward » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:57 pm

Welcome :D


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Post by Terry H » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 pm

Hi, and welcome. Where about's in South Wales.
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Post by RockerPhill » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:16 pm

Welcome mate!

There's a couple of us in South Wales. We're a rare breed. Myself and the gentlemanly Terry H above are from the Newport area.

If I can help at all, let me know :)


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:49 pm

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the car! :D

The alloy plate in your photo is the "Body Number plate" - the number on the plate is probably similar to (but maybe not exactly the same as) your chassis number (bearing in mind that Se6-on chassis numbers started at 1001). As yours is quite a late Se6a, that looks a reasonable sort of number. I've never seen a definitive explanation of the other number (17), but it's been suggested that it might be the mould the body was taken from?


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Post by Tycondad » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:45 pm

Thanks Roger



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Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:46 pm

Welcome :-)


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Post by Tycondad » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:12 pm

Thanks, I am in Neath, parts seem to be the main issue at the moment, as I know these will take time to find I’ve started Looking for:
Webasto, back lights, dizzy, timing gear, tubular manifolds, a nose support, quarter light seals and I’m sure the list will grow as the strip down continues. :D



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Post by greenandsilver » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:46 am

Hi,
I'm in Neath and have quite a stock of parts, pm me for a phone no and maybe I've got some of the stuff you'll need.



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Post by kevincooper » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:09 am

Welcome Tycon to the Club

I hope to see you at the noggin in a few months when I move to South Wales

All the best with the car

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Post by Scimher » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:52 pm

Re. 'any history on the car'.....if you haven't already done so then get a 'V888' form - (you can probably do it online, these days...) & then send it off to the DVLA with your cheque for a fiver - in a week or two you should get photocopies of previous V5's etc. It tends to go back to '77, I think, so you should get the whole lot of what the DVLA have been notified of....Then spend a quid on a cheap ring-binder, get a packet (or two) of plastic sleeves, chronologically put all the paperwork appertaining to your car in them & you've got yourself a 'history folder'... :)



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Post by scimjim » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:46 pm

V888 system has been suspended AFAIK Geoff - probably cost cutting.


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Post by Terry H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:34 pm

I just had a reply from a request for previous owners of this Rover Sterling and they refused on the grounds that my request wasn't reasonable as I wanted to find out about previous history of work done such as Cam belt change which could cost over £500 etc etc.
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Post by scimjim » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:21 pm

Yep, you can’t get the full history you used to.


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1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by Scimher » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:15 pm

I see - didn't know that.......They must have withdrawn that facility fairly recently then.... :shock:



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