'72 Se5a

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Post by gasjunky » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:57 am

Well today is the day ,got let down by a transporter to collect my Se5a as to me a unknown quantity so thought sugar with all the info from the owner decided to drive the car back, so took water ,tools towrope jump leads 2 cans petrol and the new battery , battery on and fired up virtually straight away and noticed the guy's garage floor dry and clean no leaks .He was insistent I drove up and down the drive it all drove good so loaded the tools etc in ,stuck the fuel in the tank and got settled in so off down a Motorway for a few miles at 50mph checking the gauges temp up to 85deg oil pressure sat at 70psi and stable no fluctuations so far happy onto a busy A road had the urge to open it up but stuck at 50 after 20miles bored with 50 so 60 then 70 and back to 50-55 all instruments still good levels , dropped the overdrive in all all worked well revs dropped down to 1500rpm, pulled into a layby to have a check of the engine all ok and it started on the button and the exhaust burble awsome sounds like a Mk3 Zodiac so had the window down all the way even had a W reg Honda come past waving and giving a thumbs up so someone else likes the ol'girl ,so now the tittyvating starts.Got what I think a good deal with the insurance fully comp 4000miles 180 days European and Breakdown with European breakdown £96.60.



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Post by willholderogri » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:05 pm

gasjunky wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:57 am
Well today is the day ,got let down by a transporter to collect my Se5a as to me a unknown quantity so thought sugar with all the info from the owner decided to drive the car back, so took water ,tools towrope jump leads 2 cans petrol and the new battery , battery on and fired up virtually straight away and noticed the guy's garage floor dry and clean no leaks .He was insistent I drove up and down the drive it all drove good so loaded the tools etc in ,stuck the fuel in the tank and got settled in so off down a Motorway for a few miles at 50mph checking the gauges temp up to 85deg oil pressure sat at 70psi and stable no fluctuations so far happy onto a busy A road had the urge to open it up but stuck at 50 after 20miles bored with 50 so 60 then 70 and back to 50-55 all instruments still good levels , dropped the overdrive in all all worked well revs dropped down to 1500rpm, pulled into a layby to have a check of the engine all ok and it started on the button and the exhaust burble awsome sounds like a Mk3 Zodiac so had the window down all the way even had a W reg Honda come past waving and giving a thumbs up so someone else likes the ol'girl ,so now the tittyvating starts.Got what I think a good deal with the insurance fully comp 4000miles 180 days European and Breakdown with European breakdown £96.60.
seems like you bought a good car .what company did you use for insurance ?


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Post by philhoward » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:09 pm

Sounds like a perfect starting post for a Project progress thread to me (if you want this thread moving, let me known) - and an uneventful collection!


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Post by scimjim » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:12 pm

Good start (already moved to project progress :D )


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Post by gasjunky » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:50 pm

willholderogri, I went online and the best quote no pun Peter Best Insurance is the broker and the Insurance Hiscox as I have no ncb's on the car after 12months I get 2 yrs after 3 yrs get 9 years ,also £2000 spares free legal other companies over £100, breakdown not included,+ £44, 90 days European I have a Chrysler 5.7 hemi on classic ins. and that stays at zero ncb.it does not accrue any Ncb's how sweet.I used Peter Best in the 80's for Kit Car insurance forgot all about them 'til now.



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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:31 pm

Would like to see some photos if you have got any . Regards Richard .



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Post by rebel alliance » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:22 pm

Hope its not yellow 😮



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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:07 pm

Unless it's Nevada Yellow :wink:


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Post by Old and Slow » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:11 pm

Sounds like you are pleased...well done.
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Post by gasjunky » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:45 pm

Calm down Pictures will follow , the car is Highland Purple with Black vinyl roof ooh aah mrs, tan trim has a Scimitar club sticker on the screen , Norfolk registration , info time now, with the tailgate locking catch on the inside is that adjustable as the catch hook does not quite engage over the round cam.



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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:22 pm

Rebel , you appear to be suffering from a bad case of Xanthophobia , this can be brought on by a trauma in the past that you associate with the colour . Sadly the only cure is to purchase a very large bunch of bananas and consume them in one go :lol: Richard .



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Post by scimjim » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:37 pm

gasjunky wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:45 pm
with the tailgate locking catch on the inside is that adjustable as the catch hook does not quite engage over the round cam.
Normally caused by the pin on the hatch bending after years of being slammed - there was a plastic bit added between pin and glass on late 6a to stop that happening.


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
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Post by rebel alliance » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:51 pm

Oh i don't know Richard i have one in the line up here
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....must do a purple one



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Post by gasjunky » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:08 pm

rjudcsx we're Reliants not Citroens, scimjim got it closed and catch working needed a little more effort but the key does not function ,right key but jams 1/2 way so barrel out job me thinks, look at the time and I'm fiddling with cars at least I don't have to suffer Emmerwhotsitdale, soaps are for washing, cars are for better things in life.



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Post by willholderogri » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:27 pm

thanks for the insurance details I will have to contact them


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