JNX Sabre Six

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Post by red rocket » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:02 pm

A bit fraudulent this, as no technical work is mine. The comment on my signature is not an exaggeration. Mechanical work to date has been undertaken by Iain Daniels and his team at Classic Motorsport. But it’s an interesting car so thought I should introduce it. If this should sit in the Early Sabre thread Mods, then please feel free to move it.

Car acquired in January 2019 and was driving. I drove it from the Stoke area where it was bought to Iain which is I guess about 60 miles. It’s a 1963 car, and was Reliant’s press car to mixed reviews!

Work done to date,

New custom stainless exhaust fitted. Radiator recored and all water hoses and fuel lines replaced. New wishbone fitted to replace bent one which sorted the pull to the N/S when delivering the car. So the car is no longer incontinent and now drives straight and true.

Some electrical work has been undertaken to sort the wipers, rev counter and generally tidy up. The gearbox and overdrive have also had work to make driving a better experience.

I managed to find a set of triple SUs which have now been fitted and enhance the look under the bonnet. Some photos of before and after.
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Post by scimjim » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:04 pm

Is this at Dave’s for paint now?

No seat mods needed?


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:05 pm

That's lovely 😍


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Post by red rocket » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:07 pm

Whilst there is still some mechanical work left to do, the car is now driving well. I had booked a slot some time back with Dave Speed for paint. Ahead of that some work was undertaken to deal with the usual droopy doors, which now sit flush.
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Post by red rocket » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:08 pm

And the car was delivered to Dave for paint this week. Here’s a hint at the scale of his task.......
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Post by red rocket » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:11 pm

scimjim wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Is this at Dave’s for paint now?

No seat mods needed?
Update above Jim. Yes now at Dave’s. Seats are okay, just need a bit of light and sympathetic restoration. Next job on the list when funds recover. !


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Post by philhoward » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:28 pm

The sound of a straight six on triples - music to my ears 8)

Going to be taking this up the hills? :mrgreen:


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Post by red rocket » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:58 pm

philhoward wrote:
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The sound of a straight six on triples - music to my ears 8)

Going to be taking this up the hills? :mrgreen:
Road use only for now Phil. But never say never......


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Post by philhoward » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:18 pm

“Exhibition runs” then 8)


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Post by red rocket » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:07 pm

So Dave has been busy on stripping off the paint. Original was a silver/grey, then white, a mid blue metallic lurks, then two shades of red. The A pillar has come to grief and the head lining may need a look......but nothing that will phase him.
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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:40 pm

Looks like you have quite a few choices of colour to go back to.
Dare I say blue metallic could look nice?
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Post by red rocket » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:14 pm

A great car in a great colour Philip. But think I’m settled on Aston Silver Birch which is not too far off the original factory colour. Still some way to go, it hope to have it for Silverstone in 21.....


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:27 pm

Looking forward to seeing this 🙂


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Post by heathsabre » Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:44 am

Or how about a nice "Aston Martin" green. Here is our project, just out of the spray booth.
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Post by chrisgallacher » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:02 am

Great to hear progress Trevor. What is all that stuff under the head lining - that was never there from manufacture, surely?

And loving the colour choice on your project Tony - that's going to look stunning when fitted up.

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