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by *JP*
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 6 series bumper colour
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

6 series bumper colour

I'd vote for satin black...but were they actually painted? i.e were they just black rubber,like a tyre?
by *JP*
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Bangers & Cash auction prog.
Replies: 15
Views: 1494

Bangers and cash

The Scimitar guy gave me the most amusement I've had since the lockdown.
He was going to auction the GTC but changed his mind and let the GTE go instead, because (IIRC) he had decided to drive the GTC to the south of France and thereby get a girlfriend...
Somewhat of a facepalm moment for me...
by *JP*
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars and other short stories
Replies: 2482
Views: 224957

Corky's Scimitars and other short stories

I method I have used for a local paint repair is to apply the base coat and simply fade it out within the panel. Then flat the edges of the paint and go over the whole panel with a grey ( fine) scotchbrite pad and finally lacquer the whole panel. The end results were very good,but that was with non ...
by *JP*
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars and other short stories
Replies: 2482
Views: 224957

Corky's Scimitars and other short stories

Looks plenty good enough. I've got several cheap mini guns like that,Chinese knock offs of Devilbiss, or yours possibly Sata. Really come into their own doing wheels when you are trying to get into small spaces. If you are doing quite a bit of work they are cheap enough to have separate ones for pri...
by *JP*
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1978 SE6a rolling restoration project - now sold :(
Replies: 818
Views: 95338

1978 SE6a rolling restoration project - now sold :(

Hi John, I've still got the Boxster I bought a couple of years ago, so I'm going to take some time to enjoy the time, money and effort I've put into that for a while. I can only realistically deal with one car at a time, due to space and time constraints. I'd like a SE5 maybe one day, but I'd also ...
by *JP*
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 1978 SE6a rolling restoration project - now sold :(
Replies: 818
Views: 95338

MikeT's 1978 SE6a - Sold.

Hi Mike,
Do you have another car in mind as the next project?

I too have got the majority of my enjoyment from older cars in solving the problems that come with trying to restore/ improve them,so I can understand your feelings only too well!

All the best,
John.
by *JP*
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Front outriggers
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Front outriggers

I see thrifty Yorkshireman don’t throw away worn out brushes...they just modify them. :)
by *JP*
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: FS: Honda S2000
Replies: 8
Views: 2355

FS: Honda S2000

Oaksey wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:03 am
Nope.
Admirable restraint!
by *JP*
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres

If you are looking for originality there is another tyre available in 185/80/14 H rated...the Dunlop Sport Classic..and Dunlop seems a rather more retro British tyre name than Vredestein. Don’t know what the factory 6/6A fitments were but I think the OEM 5A fitment was Pirelli CN72...no longer avail...
by *JP*
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wet or dry sand clear coat
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

Wet or dry sand clear coat

I used upol 1k acrylic clear first time I have sprayed anything. Happy with the results so far just dont want to mess it up now :o With an air dry lacquer like that I would say 2 days in a warm setting for it to be hard. Playing devils advocate I might question why you might want to sand it a at al...
by *JP*
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 1967 Coupe for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

1967 Coupe for sale

Better than the £14k one at QRG?

You would need to see both,of course.

Also,get the back bumper fitted please.
by *JP*
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: 1966 Coupe for sale in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

1966 Coupe for sale in the Netherlands

reliant-reviver wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Think I'd rather have Josh's for around half that! :shock:
Or the red V6 for less than half!

I can only see that white Coupe sat in a spotless garage ( you know the sort,with a polished tiled floor),covered with a bespoke cover.
Can’t see it being driven very much...
by *JP*
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Stunning Coupe
Replies: 10
Views: 1895

Stunning Coupe

I wouldn’t worry about the quality of the ad,although it could be improved.It’s not as if there are loads of other top quality Coupes for sale. The ad as is will grab the attention of anyone who wants one and on inspection the car will sell itself. Personally I prefer Car and Classic to sell the bet...
by *JP*
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Oaksey's XJ6
Replies: 134
Views: 34639

Oaksey's XJ6

I do recall when I had my D type recreation,with it's XJ6 engine and 0/D box,the clutch plate would stick quite often if left for more than 2 or 3 weeks...so perhaps this is an issue with this engine/ box? I always managed to free it by turning the engine over with the car in top gear,brakes on and ...
by *JP*
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Nice looking coupe 4a project here
Replies: 10
Views: 2044

Nice looking coupe 4a project here

Yes,that does look like a viable project rather than junk that's stood in the rain for the last 25 years.

Still much to do,so not for the faint hearted.

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