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Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:48 pm

RonH wrote:
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I’m more than a little surprised that nobody seems to have mentioned Scimitars with covers on. :shock: :shock: Supposedly one of the biggest things that you must not do under any circumstances :dh
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Post by RonH » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Sorry Jim. I definitely wont be attempting to prove your right. :lol:



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Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:46 pm

We have several in club storage with dust covers on - the only one we’ve had a problem with, doesn’t have a cover on :D


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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.
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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:18 pm

VYT Was John Dunn`s Concours car, who was RSSOC club chair for a short while, and also Concours judge.


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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:19 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:46 pm
We have several in club storage with dust covers on - the only one we’ve had a problem with, doesn’t have a cover on
Pigeon Poo ????


See the Beast on youtube under" RELIANT SCIMITAR CONVERSION LOL.,Se5,Se5a, Se6a, Two Se6b`s, GTC, SST 1800Ti & not a lot of sense

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Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:18 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:19 pm
scimjim wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:46 pm
We have several in club storage with dust covers on - the only one we’ve had a problem with, doesn’t have a cover on
Pigeon Poo ????
Tee-hee :D

No pigeons but one car has microblistered on the bonnet only (repainted a few years ago and stored since.


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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),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by 1969SE5 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Must just be me, but interesting to see comments about great service, I contacted them 3 times last year for parts prices (all the same enquiry) as wanted to compare to QRG, never had a response, so only ever speak to Nigel @ QRG now.


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Post by GTC Ian » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:53 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Benson and Hedges, but yes - it’s that one.
I knew it was something to do with smoking


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Post by *JP* » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:28 pm

1969SE5 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Must just be me, but interesting to see comments about great service, I contacted them 3 times last year for parts prices (all the same enquiry) as wanted to compare to QRG, never had a response, so only ever speak to Nigel @ QRG now.
Never tried Walkers at all,so can't comment (bought parts from QRG at the beginning and just continued with them since they were good).

Walkers obviously advertise on here but neither them nor QRG have any direct postings to the forum,which is a pity...unless I've missed something?



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Post by Ford » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:42 pm

1969SE5 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Must just be me, but interesting to see comments about great service, I contacted them 3 times last year for parts prices (all the same enquiry) as wanted to compare to QRG, never had a response, so only ever speak to Nigel @ QRG now.
I had the same experience. The other Nigel at Parts World was excellent too.


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Post by RonH » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:56 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:48 pm
RonH wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:56 am
I’m more than a little surprised that nobody seems to have mentioned Scimitars with covers on. :shock: :shock: Supposedly one of the biggest things that you must not do under any circumstances :dh
Ron
Outdoors - as dust covers indoors, it’s fine.
O I C
Outside covered = more bubbles than a freshly poured glass of champagne.
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Post by Scimher » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:13 pm

GTC Ian wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:53 pm
philhoward wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:52 am
Benson and Hedges, but yes - it’s that one.
I knew it was something to do with smoking
I remember reading about that car in Thoroughbred & Classic Car in the late seventies or eighties (I think it was featured on the cover!). owned by a Roger Rowley Esq. I believe. He restored & then subsequently rebuilt the car to keep it competitive in quite cramped surroundings, I think - lock-up sized. It would be a major cleaning & drying-off job, mostly underneath, whenever rain fell onto the car...Does anyone know whether the aforementioned gentleman is still around? I seem to think that he was a teacher & lived around W. Bromwich or somewhere....



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Post by French Coupé » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:27 pm

1969SE5 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Must just be me, but interesting to see comments about great service, I contacted them 3 times last year for parts prices (all the same enquiry) as wanted to compare to QRG, never had a response, so only ever speak to Nigel @ QRG now.
Be patient, I received an answer to an enquiry yesterday from GW. Couldn't for the life of me think why... Then I noticed it was a reply to an email I sent them in 2015! :shock: :lol:


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