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by chrisgallacher
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: 1972 SE5a Callington, Cornwall
Replies: 8
Views: 359

1972 SE5a Callington, Cornwall

Spotted in Tesco car park in Callington, Cornwall last weekend this Rover P6 V8-powered SE5a. Chatted to the owner - a long-time RSSOC member who had owned the car for ever and which was his only vehicle and daily driver. Plenty of patina and sounded lovely as it drove off! He said he was happy for ...
by chrisgallacher
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: CSCC at Thruxton Sat 21st Sept
Replies: 32
Views: 1152

CSCC at Thruxton Sat 21st Sept

John Devlin's Sabre Six looks lovely and it's great to see it being used in this way. 42 WYD is a well-known car, having been raced and rallied by John's Dad Joe, for instance over 40 years ago in the 1978 Donnington Six-Hour Relay Race as discussed in this thread . That race footage is on YouTube, ...
by chrisgallacher
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Goodwood Revival
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Goodwood Revival

Sabre Six appears twice in the Saturday highlights piece, right at the beginning (8s) and again at 1min 56s for the spin:

by chrisgallacher
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: Goodwood Revival
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Goodwood Revival

Looking good on both counts John. How did Simon Drabble get on? is he racing tomorrow as well?
by chrisgallacher
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Sabra Sabre weekend 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Sabra Sabre weekend 2019

Caroline and I would just like to echo John & Pams' comments. Many thanks Jaki and Tony for all your hard work in pulling the weekend together - we really enjoyed ourselves, it was great to see so many faces again, the weather was perfect and the hotel and visits really hit the spot :D Thank you! A ...
by chrisgallacher
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Sabra Sabre weekend 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Sabra Sabre weekend 2019

Philip & Jennifers' new car valeting business is at last starting to pay dividends:
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by chrisgallacher
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: SABRE SIX sold
Replies: 4
Views: 318

SABRE SIX FOR SALE

That does ring a bell Philip now you mention it. Someone may dig up the link? If you could do the remaining work yourself for say £3k - or even £5k - and have everything sorted for that then it could stack up in pure financial terms. But as I say I don't know the car so have no idea of the extent of...
by chrisgallacher
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: SABRE SIX sold
Replies: 4
Views: 318

SABRE SIX FOR SALE

A rare opportunity with much of the expensive work done? These cars rarely come up and the price sounds attractive if it really is close to completion. A decent write-up would help along with some more photos - e.g. the chassis, quality shots of the interior etc etc. I don't know any of the details ...
by chrisgallacher
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 25
Views: 1526

My Reliant two-wheeler

Well done Chris. Do I spy a new set of shiny boots? Only sort of John. The wheels are 15-inch centre-lock Minilite replicas which were on the Coupe when I bought it and which really suit the Sabre as well I think. However I did fit a new set of 165/80 Hankook tyres to these a year ago after debatin...
by chrisgallacher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 25
Views: 1526

My Reliant two-wheeler

Back to the lower trailing arms removed from the car, it was out with the old bushes: 20190819_194649.jpg And in with the new: 20190825_141715.jpg Shiny bits ready to fit. Rubs hands on thighs: 20190829_180004.jpg Offering up: 20190831_130007.jpg ...and fitted: 20190901_163717.jpg 20190901_163813.jp...
by chrisgallacher
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Red Coupe Staffs
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Red Coupe Staffs

The ex-Inca Trail Coupe campaigned by the late Ted Howles, now owned by Vic Kristiansen. Featured in the Rally column in Slice about a year ago - lovely looking car! Hope all is OK.
by chrisgallacher
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: coupe rear axle
Replies: 26
Views: 1472

coupe rear axle

The very early Coupe 7HA axle was, I believe, the same width as the slightly narrower Sabre Six axle. Early in the Coupe's life this was changed to the somewhat wider 7HA axle (about an inch, maybe an inch and a half, wider? Certainly not very much), but I'm not clear if this coincided with the chan...
by chrisgallacher
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Early Sabre
Topic: My Reliant two-wheeler
Replies: 25
Views: 1526

My Reliant two-wheeler

Back to removing the lower trailing arms. As I said, I had to resort to hacksawing through the lower arms axle-end bolts both sides as they were completely seized in the bushes. I hate doing this - it's admitting defeat, is a crude approach and in my experience just transfers the problem somewhere e...
by chrisgallacher
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 269
Views: 42591

GavinR's Se5a Project

Love these write-up Gavin! Well done to you and Carrie and keep waving the Scimitar flag :)

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