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Re: Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by Oaksey » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:18 pm

Tom Williams was the founder of Reliant, according to google :)
A pretty important person for us then :D


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Re: Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by scimjim » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:23 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:I think it looks great,

but who's TOM ?
As there's no smiley, I'm assuming you mean the road sign and genuinely don't know who Tom Williams was and where the photo was taken?


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Re: Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by scimjim » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:25 pm

Former site of the factory

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Post by Will Anderson » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:31 pm

nickkeyser wrote:Me too! Still got it too, tucked away.
Yep great wee cars and I often wish I had hung onto mine - might replace it one day though! :wink:


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Post by Elizabeth's dad » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:37 pm

The owners of that house must get fed up with old plastic cars parking outside!


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:38 pm

Before and after shots (from threewheelers.com) :

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Tom Williams Way isn't actually labelled in this view, but it's the road in the centre, heading north from the roundabout. (ie through the centre of the old factory)


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Re: Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by windy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:07 pm

Thanks for posting the maps Roger. I took my picture at Tom Williams Way on the way back from the Tamworth heritage festival in October last year. I knew the old Reliant site had been there but never realised I was parked in the entrance to the old Scimitar assembly shops. I'll have to take NRE 845F there this year if all goes to plan :) It would be great to see more Scimitars at the Tamworth festival as there were only 2 last year;
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Re: Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by scimmy ben » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:19 pm

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Gemini Bob wrote:I thought that too Darryl, a litttle wood effect fablon on the side would complete the image. I love that little car but like Steve I think of bigger engines and LSD's etc :roll: :lol:
I'd consider a transplant, but not too big. Even 1200cc or 1400cc from a cooking model hatchback would improve the economy and usability and keep the fun factor.
That's got to be a fiat engine then, adaptors already manufactured for the 750 motor club.


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Re: Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by windy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:59 pm

The handling is good because the front/rear weight distribution is 50/50 split so to keep this any engine transplant would ideally need a very lightweight one. The gearbox wouldnt take much more power than the 850 gives so you would also need to change that too. I'm guessing the combined weight of the present engine & box is only around 70kg.



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Re: Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by PatrickMcRebel » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:24 am

Your Rebel is looking very well Mark :)
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Windy's note about the Ford crossflow remoinded me of a conversation with Joe Devlin many years ago - he told me that he drove a Rebel with the crossflow unit in and blasted passed one of the Directors driving a Scimitar. He reckoned that that was the end of any development of the Rebel by Reliant!
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I do hope someone re creates it, what a beast that would be!

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