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by Gnu
Sat May 12, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: How many Scimitar's are there left ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: How many Scimitar's are there left ?

It's an interesting subject, and thanks to each who've replied. :) The question of "what constitutes a car?" is a valid point. Usually it would be the structural chassis (as it is the frame with my classic motorcycles) simply because it's generally not changed and is most long lasting. Not always so...
by Gnu
Thu May 03, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rebuild of MYD 535L
Replies: 602
Views: 43373

Re: Rebuild of MYD 535L

I have workshop envy !

....mind you the heating bill might be more than my lifetime budget would stretch to
by Gnu
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: How many Scimitar's are there left ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

How many Scimitar's are there left ?

I keep seeing adverts for Scimitar's being scrapped for parts &/or are abandoned projects, and are now being moved on for next to no money - just to clear someone's driveway or back yard. I was wondering if anyone knew just how many are left. ? Perhaps there's a way to find out how many presently ha...
by Gnu
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Cipher update
Replies: 44
Views: 11191

Re: Cipher update

"... and that relief line, the man who is going to prepair the Cipher further for painting is now thinking of a way to solve this, he didn't look too happy. It's going to cost a small fortune to have the body rebuild to a decent level... can't go back now..." :cry: Woe is me.., Thomas ! ..the origi...
by Gnu
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Paint for Cipher... how much!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3368

Re: Paint for Cipher... how much!!!

Thomas, good evening. If I might, I'd respectfully suggest you try painting an area of the car yourself ? ..starting off with a particularly easy area such as the underside of the rear of car. You may well be surprised how very easy it is. One thing to note is that with grp panels off the car, they ...
by Gnu
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Reliant / Ogle / Lucas prototype for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 3800

Re: Reliant / Ogle / Lucas prototype for sale

So might I ask, what's happened to the car now ?
by Gnu
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Cipher update
Replies: 44
Views: 11191

Re: Cipher update

Thomas is correct, there was, and perhaps still is somewhere a Cipher rolling chassis and body panels, with Ford's Mk1 Escort mechanicals. There may even be a windscreen and side glasses too. ? At the time, and for commercial reasons, I sought to use an alternative mechanical set, to those of the Re...
by Gnu
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Cipher update
Replies: 44
Views: 11191

Re: Cipher update

Phillip, Shame you've had to let the Cipher go.. ...And perhaps a shame that I wasn't there to take up the batten. I know I shouldn't.., I'm in a demanding profession.., and have an old boat to finish, six classic motorcycles, and the GTE., to keep my busy. Still, I'm not sure I could have resisted,...
by Gnu
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Cipher update
Replies: 44
Views: 11191

Re: Cipher update

Phil, £1million (reported) - just for chassis tooling in 1984 !? Plus the amortisation of tooling & logistics for the body, glass & trim. I'm surprised Reliant was good for that sort of credit !? It's sad to think how much the company worth five years later.. Putting that figure into perspective, I ...
by Gnu
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Cipher update
Replies: 44
Views: 11191

Re: Cipher update

Jim, shame you detest the base vehicle so, the Reliant Kitten / Fox were great little cars, great fun to drive and very economical. Even more so when thought of as a competitor to something like the Fiat Panda. The Austin-7 derived (all alloy) motor is very tuneable & can even be refined in terms of...
by Gnu
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Cipher update
Replies: 44
Views: 11191

Re: Cipher update

Hi guys, Hi to both Thomas and Philip, it's really great to see the progress of your Cipher. Philip how's yours coming along ? Re. the chassis's complexity and, indeed the overall design : You might want to give us a little slack, in-so-much as the car was designed and built by just Tony Stevens and...
by Gnu
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Suffolk
Replies: 9
Views: 1104

Re: Hello from Suffolk

Hi Frank, I'm new to Scimitars (SE6A) and this forum. Yesterday I posted for the first time http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14084 . :? I'm also in Suffolk, just north of Ipswich , I see that you're near Lowestoft, but get around the counties. If and when you're passing IP6 9JB...

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