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by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech
Replies: 11
Views: 754

New shocks and springs recommendation please - going for Protech

Thanks for the update, Richard. It's handy as I'm about to order some too.

Dennis, would you suggest 14" x 250lbs for the rear as well then - or better with 12" x 250lbs (or even 225)? I'm thinking of a 5a, in my case.
by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Maroon SE6a - FNS 562S
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Maroon SE6a - FNS 562S

Noticing my 5a in the supermarket car park this morning, a woman came over and we had a good chat about Scimitars. She had a 6a in the late 80s/early 90s and showed me a photo. FNS 562S was a maroon 6a auto on Middlebridge wheels. She also mentioned that her husband had owned a 5/5a, and that her ne...
by ScimiTom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wolfrace wheel 'flanges'
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Wolfrace wheel 'flanges'

Here goes - my next stupid question... Why does one of my five Wolfrace wheels have small 'flanges' or 'spacers' around the wheel nut holes? I can't believe I've only just noticed this, but is this standard? IMG_0608.JPG The result is that I cannot get the nuts to seal flush against the wheel. Even ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Spax adjustable coilovers
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Spax adjustable coilovers

JoeySully wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:23 pm
Slice is well worth a read. Lots of good information in there.
I always read it cover to cover eventually - but I usually don't get to the last page until the next issue lands on my doormat! :wink:
by ScimiTom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Spax adjustable coilovers
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Spax adjustable coilovers

Thanks for the advice, everyone. ProTech wasn't one of the names that had cropped up in my searches (and I still haven't found a moment to open up Slice 293!), but it looks like it could be worth a shot.
by ScimiTom
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Spax adjustable coilovers
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Spax adjustable coilovers

I'm hoping someone can help me in my ignorance. I've browsed a few posts on this, but I'm clueless on springs and dampers... I'm looking to order the above, but trying to identify exactly what I need is a minefield. There seem to be multiple Spax websites, none of which make it particularly obvious ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fatal Accident involving a Scimitar
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Fatal Accident involving a Scimitar

That's awful news. I wonder if the driver and car were known to anyone on here?

A strange feeling... normally I'd be delighted to hear of another Scimitar up here in Scotland, or of the Scimitar appearing in the press - not in these sad circumstances though. :(
by ScimiTom
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: 5a lower sill strip
Replies: 9
Views: 389

5a lower sill strip

Richard, please do let me know if you find a source for these, as I'm looking for a pair as well. Mine are OK, but I'll need brand spanking new ones after the respray. I inquired with Queensbury Road Garage and they don't have any in stock.

Tom
by ScimiTom
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Lockdown Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Lockdown Photos

Boffin has been put to good use on the weekly supermarket trip a number of times now - but I remembered to get a photo this time! I had just got back to the car to find her being admired by a fellow shopper. A 20 minute conversation ensued. He was a 71 year old who had wanted a GTE since 1968! When ...
by ScimiTom
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Scimitar article in today's Autocar magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Scimitar article in today's Autocar magazine

philhoward wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:30 pm
Sounds like the reg of the 6b of our very own Club Sec, John Unwin?
Ah yes, that's the badger! :)
by ScimiTom
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Scimitar article in today's Autocar magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Scimitar article in today's Autocar magazine

Today's Autocar magazine features the lovely TPN 328X on the cover (sorry, can't remember the name of its owner), with the caption 'Reliant's stylish oddity'. The associated article is the last in the magazine, on pages 70-71, featuring the usual history of the GTE, buyers' info and stock photos of ...
by ScimiTom
Sun May 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Reliant scimitar TUW875S on Synetic (Salvage) website
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Reliant scimitar 1977 on Synetic (Salvage) website

Looks like a lot of car for the price... It's a close relative of this stunner from the Hamilton area:
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by ScimiTom
Tue May 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: New to me....SE5a RBW
Replies: 54
Views: 2870

New to me....SE5a RBW

Nice car! 8) I'll be ordering the stainless bumpers myself from Harrington shortly - currently priced at £769 ( https://groupharrington.com/brand/reliant/ ). Pretty steep but, if you love the car, price doesn't come into it... Is that a Golf R lurking in the background? Indium grey? Could almost be ...
by ScimiTom
Sun May 03, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: National stay-at-home motor show 3rd May
Replies: 13
Views: 733

National stay-at-home motor show 3rd May

What a lovely day for a car show! 8) £14 in donations which, for a quiet street in a quiet estate, is pretty generous, I'd say!
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I'm so glad we still got to have a car show (of sorts) in these difficult times.

Tom
by ScimiTom
Sun May 03, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Car Shows
Topic: National stay-at-home motor show 3rd May
Replies: 13
Views: 733

National stay-at-home motor show 3rd May

Oops - only just found out about this! Great idea though. The forecast is good, so I'll be sure to get the ol' girl out onto the driveway! 8)

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