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by GavinR
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Hi, Had a busy Christmas but got back to the Scimitar this weekend Thanks for all your advice on painting the body on the chassis, I think it will be a while before I get to that stage though... Yesterday I moved a few cars around so I now have space to store the chassis while I work on the body, so...
by GavinR
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

From memory the bottom of the A post should rest on them. They are not fixed together though. Hi Joe, Thanks for the info - I've looked at the pictures on your thread a few times, very useful to see which bits are hidden by the body Hi Gavin, You mentioned in an earlier post that you were going to ...
by GavinR
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Sounds like the steel reinforcement in the sills is rusting and causing the cracks, What condition are your steel A posts in? On my car the bottoms where it met the sills were quite rotten. I had new ones made up to replace them, you can get to them by opening an hole up in the wheel arch - not an ...
by GavinR
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Now the body was suspended above the chassis, I've spent the past few evenings building a wooden framework to support the body, firstly to make everything more secure, and secondly so I can move the body around on it's own :D The framework is bolted to the body through existing body mount holes, hop...
by GavinR
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

GavinR your avatar pic (and forum name) looks awfully familiar, have you not campaigned a Mk2 Escort at Loton Park regularly? and a stage Mk2 also? im a loton local & competitor (although frustrated on the sidelines for last 12 months or so) sure ive seen the car on the lockstops out of Triangle an...
by GavinR
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a On Road Restoration, repair, modification...
Replies: 324
Views: 44604

Re: SE6a On Road Restoration, repair, modification...

the old su pumps on morris minors are not quite as beefy as the one you have Mick. I may go for a silver top fast road facet pump with a filter king regulator and a non return valve somewhere down before the pump if fuel is going to drain back that way or mount the pump in the tool box at the rear ...
by GavinR
Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

More progress yesterday, removed the instruments, steering column and then the windscreen after carefully cutting through the rubber round the top and the sides - it's a laminated top tint one so I didn't want to risk breaking it Onto the dashboard, out of the 6 bolts, 3 came out well, one snapped o...
by GavinR
Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

hacked gearstick hole normally indicates a gearbox type change (auto to manual) - but your clutch master cylinder hole looks to be original ? It's not quite as round as even Reliant made them... I think you could be right, it might be an auto changed to a manual Close up of bulkhead, clutch cylinde...
by GavinR
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Continued the strip down over the last few days Engine bay emptied and all wiring labelled http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2009/12/20101213013351953Scimitar%20015.jpg Passenger door removed, needs a bit of work after 6 out of the 8 hinge bolts snapped, I had to drill out a couple of interior door han...
by GavinR
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

So now I knew the engine was ok, today I started the strip down, removing everything in the engine bay - master cylinders, servo, radiator, washer bottle, wiper motor and linkage, fuse box, alternator, lights and indicators, and pulled all the wiring back to where it goes through to the wheel arch, ...
by GavinR
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 263
Views: 40562

GavinR's Se5a Project

Hi, This is the car I bought off eBay in October, she's been off the road since 1993 http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2009/12/2010120400367635949Scimitar%20003x.JPG http://media2.turbosport.co.uk/2009/12/2010120400369748843Scimitar%20004x.JPG I moved her into the workshop last week and connected a bat...
by GavinR
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi - Se5/Se5a Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: Hi - Se5/Se5a Project

Hi,

Yes the wheels are steel with the plastic covers

I was confused over the Se5/Se5a as the engine has the older carb but other parts suggested Se5a, thanks for clearing that up

It will have a respray before going on the road, but I will keep it Red

Thanks for the interest

Gavin
by GavinR
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi - Se5/Se5a Project
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Hi - Se5/Se5a Project

Hi, I bought this off eBay in October from Raymond Harris in Exeter He bought the car in 1988 but his wife never liked it as it went too fast for her, so he eventually bought a more sensible car and the Scimitar was laid up in his garage in 1993 where it stayed for 15 years before the garage was nee...

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