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by ScimiTom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 20
Views: 434

What is this part?

Interesting... OK. Well, my early 5a is fitted with the later engine, so I guess the change from auto to manual (and repositioning of the cooler) must've been after the engine change. I wish I had some proper history on the car - would've been so helpful to know what's been done when!
by ScimiTom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 20
Views: 434

What is this part?

:shock: Well, blow me! That must be it then. It certainly looks like it could've been sitting there for the full 49 years! I'm all for originality, but it will be going. Thanks, Josh.
by ScimiTom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 20
Views: 434

What is this part?

Can anyone identify what this grotty-looking thing in front of the fan is? It looks like a cooler of some kind, perhaps. The two pipes at the left side simply terminate under the car, so hopefully I can just remove the whole thing.
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Thanks
Tom
by ScimiTom
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Nice 5a on ebay
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Nice 5a on ebay

It's got to be a good sign that an admittedly somewhat 'tatty' Scim can now potentially fetch around the £4 thousand mark, but I can't help but feel with a tiny bit more effort the seller could be looking for a fair bit over that asking price. Give it a wash (or at the very least remove that bird cr...
by ScimiTom
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 Headlight Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 953

SE5 Headlight Problems

AJL Electronics wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:30 pm
They should come on with main beam and also on the "flash" stalk.
Damn - that's what I feared. I can't recall if they've ever worked, but I feel like they used to. Another one for the list then...
by ScimiTom
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 68
Views: 10039

Broken Boffin

New seals for the windscreen, rear side windows and quarterlight bases (and a rather grotty rear wiper) arrived this week. IMG_1119.JPG I've obtained a quote for rechroming the rear window frames and rear hatch. The wheel alignment check has again been delayed as the garage's tracking equipment is c...
by ScimiTom
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: SE5 Headlight Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 953

SE5 Headlight Problems

I'm resurrecting a 3 year old post here, but I have a similar issue and wondered if anyone can enlighten me. My outer headlights work exactly as they should - coming on for side lights, on for dipped, brighter for full beam or flash. My inner headlights never come on - but should they? From my pathe...
by ScimiTom
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old/new SE 6a/GTC previous member
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Old/new SE 6a/GTC previous member

Welcome, Bruce. Nice to hear of another Scimitar staying north of the border. Enjoy your GTC! 8)

Tom
by ScimiTom
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 5a Car and Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 1722

5a Car and Classic

I was just curious as whenever a nice one pops up, just based on pictures it always gets a vote of being worth it......Before i dropped 10 large i think i might want to give it a detailed inspection first....kicks over chair I don't think anyone in their right mind would part with £10,000+ without ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Wheel Alignment Accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Wheel Alignment Accuracy

I am interested in this subject as I have a 5a that pulls to the left . I was going to take her in to a local garage for the tracking to be looked at but the only garage that is in my vicinity with a Laser tracking facility is , apparently , KwickFit . I am a bit unsure if they would be " up to it ...
by ScimiTom
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: 5a Car and Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 1722

5a Car and Classic

What a beauty! That looks worth every penny. I wonder what it will go for in the end? Such a shame about that bonnet bubble - hope it can be easily sorted.

A great example of how the background of the photos in an advert can really enhance the overall effect too.
by ScimiTom
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Garage Clear out
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Garage Clear out

willholderogri wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:04 pm
would love the rear shock absorbers how much are you asking for them please ?
He said that the items are free, provided you collect all of them together.
by ScimiTom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Spark Plugs What are you guys using in the Essex V6 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 814

Spark Plugs What are you guys using in the Essex V6 ?

I fitted NGK BUR6ET spark plugs to my 5a three years ago, in the belief that these were the recommended type. Have these fallen out of favour? :?
by ScimiTom
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5621
Views: 492604

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

During a family get-away to the east coast this weekend, I stumbled upon this little bunch of classics parked up in a residential area, including a lovely yellow Reliant Kitten. I recognise the Peugeot at the back and the Fiat at the front, but what's the gold one inbetween? Row of classics 1.jpg Ro...
by ScimiTom
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Red 5 series at Tooting Bec
Replies: 43
Views: 1397

Red 5 series at Tooting Bec

Tom, the heater elements are so fine they are difficult to see. I’ve used it once when I‘d taken the dog to the common and we were both soaking it’s a godsend. A dog... allowed in that car!? :shock: I may well go down the heated screen route, as it would certainly be handy to have that facility whe...

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