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by scimmy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine replacement for kit car
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Engine replacement for kit car

I am somewhat dubious of the respray cost, but the chap did say it wasn't a full respray only respraying what was needed and that it wasn't being stripped down to fibreglass. I agreed with him when he said people are greedy when it comes to these kinds of things, but I'm sure others on here will dis...
by scimmy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine replacement for kit car
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Engine replacement for kit car

Thanks for the link. I suppose the transport cost would be considerably more than that £300 for a two way journey. Looking at the link I wouldn't know where to begin. As it was my late fathers car I had very little involvement on it, ie what precisely issues it had prior to being laid up. From what ...
by scimmy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine replacement for kit car
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Engine replacement for kit car

I don't know for certain if the engine will be a dog, but the bloke seems to think its in good order. Why a Scimitar was brought in and the Essex taken out I don't know. Unlikely that I will see it running unless he brought the engine to mine and fitted it in. Just a pity there's no-one local to me ...
by scimmy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine replacement for kit car
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Engine replacement for kit car

Ok this isn't strictly Scimitar specific but still involving an Essex engine, or rather replacing one (possibly for another) for my late father's E-Type kit car. I had a chap come on buy the fibreglass hardtop which came with the e-type kitcar, which I decided to sell as it wasn't needed (£200 he ga...
by scimmy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: 6a near Formby
Replies: 0
Views: 656

6a near Formby

Spotted (only fleetingly) a two tone SE6a travelling along the A565 around Ince Blundell near Formby on Friday afternoon. Colour looked like brown over cream. Quite likely the same 6a that's seen at various local meets and shows that sports the same colour combo (unlikely to be another car in the ar...
by scimmy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Tracing my dads SE5a
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Tracing my dads SE5a

Yeah that was me:0. I had to create another account with a different email account as my old one got hacked into and I couldn't remember the password and username for the forum so had to start from scratch. I forgot about posting that message regarding the 5a we had. I'm not sure if it did go overse...
by scimmy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Tracing my dads SE5a
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Tracing my dads SE5a

I'm curious to know if anyone has an info on one of my dads past GTE 5a which he owned from about the mid 90s til about mid 2000. Asking just purely out of curiosity as I've often wondered what happened to the car after he sold it. I do vividly recall my dad saying that the car was sold overseas, wh...
by scimmy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 2895

Parts for sale

Might as well throw the parts I have in the bin as they'll be worthless and people will pay sod all for em.
by scimmy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

6-7 grand is ridiculous imo. Shows some people have too much money burning a hole in their pockets.
by scimmy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 1985 SE6B 24v Cosworth 2.9 FOR SALE
Replies: 22
Views: 2172

6b for sale for 16k

Just spotted this red SE6b for £16,995. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1079045 I'm somewhat gutted after I sold my late father's 6b (which he only owned for about a year) two years ago for just 2 grand lol. If i'd tried to sell the 6b I had for even half that kind of money id have had zero enq...
by scimmy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

I have a fibreglass e type Jag owned it since 2010. Had some bloke come look at it last year and tried to offer 2 grand for it lol. Can you believe 2 grand for an E-Type replica?. I have a real one - owned it since 1987. 8) Parts are expensive but if you are prepared to watch and wait eBay does tur...
by scimmy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

I suspected the reason for parts being cheap is because the cars themselves are cheap. As,for reprays being that kind of money due to the all in one body, I think that's a silly sum. I have a fibreglass e type Jag roadster (which was my late fathers), owned it since 2010. I somewhat doubt the geezer...
by scimmy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

Yeah I've just seen a Owners Club grill badge for sale on ebay for 80 quid. And yes you can buy a new one from the club for £7.50. Seriously ripping someone off there if someone buys it, but I suppose it's their fault for not looking via the owners club first and thinking a pre owned example off eba...
by scimmy
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

yeah i do agree that £70 for one is tad ridiculous. here's a few: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-Scimitar-GTE-original-Workshop-Manual-inc-supplement-No-209032-1971/233048311971?hash=item3642c308a3:g:VdQAAOSwrQ5cFRyJ:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true and there's also this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Work...
by scimmy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE Owners Workshop Manual
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

GTE Owners Workshop Manual

Hi, I have a Reliant Scimitar GTE Owners Workshop Manual (factory workshop manual?) in my possession which belonged to my late father who owned a 5a, 6a and a 6b GTE. . The one I have is a very large, detailed file in a blue folder. I've seen the odd one come up for sale on ebay, one at the moment f...

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