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Post by RichM » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:19 pm

Hi all, returning to club membership again after 14 years!

I used to have a '78 SE6a as a daily driver around 2003/4. I loved it until it stopped loving me by failing an MOT to the tune of a £900 quote to fix it by the venerable QRG!

I've wanted another one ever since and finally gave in and bought a locally advertised 1980 SE6a, but this time with a V8 conversion.

It's MOT'd and running but is really a running resto.

Look forward to getting involved in Scimitars again, and as my enthusiasm by far outweighs my knowledge I'll no doubt be wearing out the search function and asking all the dumb questions known to man.

Any words of advice gratefully received!

Rich



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Post by AllingtonGT » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:31 pm

Welcome. Again. Quite a few members down your way who will no doubt welcome you too.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:47 pm

Welcome back to the Club and to Scimitar ownership, Rich! As you're in Southampton, you'll find there's an active local noggin near you - details here. Also please keep us posted about the car :D


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Post by 1969SE5 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:37 am

Welcome Rich, I am sure the combined knowledge of the Club will be able to assist with even the most dumb questions, from personal experience they have answered a lot of mine ! :P


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Post by scimjim » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:46 am

Welcome :D

Is that Badger’s (RIP) old car?


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Post by RichM » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:36 am

Hi Jim,

I don't know if it belonged to Badger at some point, I bought it from a chap called Mike in Fareham. Before that it was owned by a Carl Phillips, and before that a Gordon Ruscoe.

I haven't got the photo upload skills yet but will try and do that this morning!



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Post by scimjim » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:43 am

Yep, Carl was “Badger” on here, so there should be some history of the work he did here.


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
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Post by RichM » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:18 am

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Well, Badger kept good records of the build, I think I have every receipt for every part during his ownership. I'm not an expert but it looks like a very good conversion. 11 years on it needs a few bits doing now but hopefully it'll be back out and about this year!



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Post by Ford » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:49 pm

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Fixed aboved images ^^


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Post by RichM » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:42 pm

Thanks Ford - I followed the instructions on the forum but the images didn't work - I couldn't work out what I'd done wrong!?

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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:50 pm

Judging by what you did in your post, I suspect you found some out-of-date instructions. In the wake of the photobucket debacle, there is no longer any need to use external links to post photos - it can be done using drag & drop direct from your computer. Full instructions are in this thread (last two posts)

Here's a photo of the car when owned by Carl, at Brooklands Museum, New Year's Day, 2014

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Post by RichM » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:13 am

Great pic, thanks Roger!



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