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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:51 pm

Are they TR wheels? The spare is standard Reliant.


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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by Oaksey » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:54 pm

May be wrong, but they're very similar:
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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:18 pm

TR6 wheels are 15"


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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by alan1272 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:30 pm

they're standard reliant steels as far as i know; they will be replaced with the dunlop alloy/steel composite wheels anyway.

the chap was sketchy on the gearbox details as he'd bought it off someone else who had it fitted to a scim. it's probably a corrolla or celica box with a custom bellhousing from a company in australia. it uses an essex pressure plate and toyota friction plate. it has a hydraulic clutch, custom prop and a phosphor-bronze spigot bearing which he ordered from australia. i'm hoping i wont have to touch it as it could become a real pain to source bits if i don't know what they're from. i'll get some pics when i get underneath it properly.
the speedo cable is custom and under-reads massively; i thought i was doing 50mph down the A55 but my Dad claims i was doing 80mph+ and he was struggling to keep up in the beemer :D
can anyone point me in the direction of a decent beige carpet?



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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by Oaksey » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:33 pm



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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by alan1272 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:42 pm

wow, i thought i'd have to get a second hand one! nice to know there is some decent parts support for these cars still.



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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:44 pm

Speedy cables will recalibrate your speedo for the non-standard gearing but I'd wait until you've fitted the new tyres.


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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:48 pm

That headrest looks like a home made cover on the standard inners. I may have a tan one I took of to re-upholster mine in blue. Let me know when you take the cover off if they are standard and you are welcome to whatever I have lurking. That assumes you are going to stay with that interior colour? If putting new carpet in, the world's your lobster. Speaking of carpet, if you order Coverdale through me, you get 8% off their price.


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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by 70sicon » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:31 pm

scimjim wrote:Speedy cables will recalibrate your speedo for the non-standard gearing but I'd wait until you've fitted the new tyres.
I used them and they got there in the end but it did take them two goes and i had to give them GPS speeds against the speedo reading.
This was after following their instructions to the letter and it didnt work.
Its quite accurate now but still over reads slightly at high speeds which is the better option i guess.



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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:35 pm

Never used them myself but a friend I was helping build a hybrid land rover used them and was more than happy (at a price!)

There's no way it will be wrong if you carry out their instructions correctly AND they build the speedo to those figures:

(1) Take the measurement from the centre of the hub of a drive wheel to the ground, with the tyre pumped to normal pressure.
ANSWER:(1)__________ distance in Inches
(2) Put a chalk mark at the bottom of the measured wheel also marking on the ground where it meets. Push the vehicle forward one revolution of the chalk mark and record the distance travelled
Answer:(2) __________ distance in Inches
(3) Now disconnect the speedometer and place a cardboard arrow on the end of the protruding inner speedometer cable.
Put a chalk mark at the bottom of the measured wheel and then push the car straight forward (with gear in neutral), counting exactly 6 revolutions of the wheel, whilst a partner counts the number of times that the arrow on the cable revolves.
ANSWER:(3)__________ number of turns of the cable. (N.B. include parts of a turn e.g. seven and a quarter turns)
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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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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by 70sicon » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:38 pm

Yep did all that and it was wrong
I actually measured twice with a mate and we are both engineers so we aint stupid.
Perhaps the apprentice did mine either way it was s**te for 80 quid
Perhaps most people dont check them when they get them back just assume its correct !



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Re: hello, prospective new scimitar owner.

Post by alan1272 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:51 pm

i've started a project thread here viewtopic.php?f=20&t=17702



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