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Re: Coupe Register

Post by toomanysabres » Thu May 03, 2012 12:47 pm

Could the SA prefix be one of those South African engines that mermar has had all the trouble with.


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Re: Coupe Register

Post by scimjim » Thu May 03, 2012 6:00 pm

Engines were consecutive but with 2 models being produced consecutively they got a bit mixed up. The first SE5s had SC9xx engines IIRC.


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Re: Coupe Register

Post by scimjim » Thu May 03, 2012 6:02 pm

toomanysabres wrote:Could the SA prefix be one of those South African engines that mermar has had all the trouble with.
SC is Reliants engine serial number prefix - they allocated the numbers not Ford.


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Re: Coupe Register

Post by harky » Thu May 03, 2012 11:20 pm

thanks for the replys
the production date or paint code makes sense ,
I assume there is similar #s stamped on other plates ?
another question is ---- there is an alloy plate riveted near the bonnet catch ( on the body) it is about 3"x 1" , this plate is blank , as in nothing is visible , what was on this plate ?? my guess is a warning radiator cap may be ??
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change of season in Adelaide --- getting colder , opposite to you in the UK
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Re: Coupe Register

Post by philynnbob » Fri May 04, 2012 12:12 pm

Hi Harky
Yes this plate refers to cooling system and also informs you that-"Bluecol Anti-freeze must be used"
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Re: Coupe Register

Post by franklintq » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:51 pm

Hi, I am looking for a replacement radiator caution plate any ideas where I might get one?
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Re: Coupe Register

Post by sciminut » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:49 pm

Hi Matt

Just bought a Coupe on ebay Jim King says you've not had chassis or reg numbers off owner, will do my best to secure for both cars when pick collect !

PS Silverstone swung it for me first time next to one instead of pics.... Thought Wow ! Got to have one

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Re: Coupe Register

Post by Stephenl » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:04 pm

There is what looks like a discovered coupe on pistonheads classic car forum. Ill get the pic but I'm on my phone.


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Re: Coupe Register

Post by DARK STAR » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:13 pm

This one?

Looks sad ...
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Re: Coupe Register

Post by scimjim » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:19 pm

Is that another one behind it?


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Re: Coupe Register

Post by toomanysabres » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:32 pm

DARK STAR wrote:This one?

Looks sad ...
Usual story first start stripping the paint - realise the enormity of the restoration - give up.


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Re: Coupe Register

Post by AllingtonGT » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:54 pm

From the colour, the shed and the shrubbery, I think those two are in Surrey or thereabouts. They surface from time in these types of articles but the guy wont sell them or his other classics, all in similar state. I think they were on the forum within the last year, so am sure Roger or Jim our resident thread hounds might find them!



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Re: Coupe Register

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:38 pm

Thread hounds, indeed?! :shock: I resemble that remark! :oops:

However, there's nothing like a challenge - try this thread 'ere for a start!


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Re: Coupe Register

Post by scimjim » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:39 pm

Thought I recognised it but was on my way out, so couldn't investigate :-)


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Re: Coupe Register

Post by AllingtonGT » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:43 pm

I knew you'd know where to look! Good work Roger. Thanks. Roger 1: Jim 0 :)



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