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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:00 pm

gasjunky wrote:
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.
Until recently, I insured direct with Hiscox (they bought RH who I was already with). They’ve just sold RH but I’m still with them. Important clause for me is the guaranteed buy-back in event of total loss.


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Post by gasjunky » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:36 pm

Hi scimjim with my '35 Austin light 12/4 the Austin club recommended RH but they were like "double glazing salesmen" just would not let up so went with Adrian Flux for £72 with what I needed, RH asked how much Flux was told them "yeah but we could do it for £99 ???



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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:50 pm

gasjunky wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Hi scimjim with my '35 Austin light 12/4 the Austin club recommended RH but they were like "double glazing salesmen" just would not let up so went with Adrian Flux for £72 with what I needed, RH asked how much Flux was told them "yeah but we could do it for £99 ???
thats a pity - I’ve been with them over 15 years and couldn’t recommend them more highly. A friend with a 1923 12 heavy went with them on my recommendation and was very happy. As long as you get the relevant cover and clauses at a price you’re happy with, it generally just comes down to how they deal with a claim - and some have better reputations than others.


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SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
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).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by gasjunky » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:08 pm

There is another one I would not touch with a Barge Pole although I was only with them for 1 year won't say the name but you can put 2&2 together based in Cambs. named after a very nice WW11Bomber ,I should have read their feedback before buying but the quote was £200 less than others they did not recognise my double gated covered Carport with cctv as a safe area for my insured car so the premium went up by £95 they took 5 hrs of waiting for a so called response from the Insurer and asked was that my Dodge Nitro outside "yes" so how do you know I asked Google earth or a drone the answer "you decide" they send people round to check your address and where the car is said to be, on the feedback one guy insured a Landrover and then after 1 month decided to cancel because of aggro and they took all his I year premium in costs and fees for cancelling , nice outfit buyer beware.



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Post by philhoward » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:09 pm

scimjim wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:50 pm
and some have better reputations than others.
Diplomatically put.. :w


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Post by MY CAR » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:00 pm

Hi JIm ,
I am with RH and new company been with them for 7 years and in that time have added other vehicles and now my SS1,very happy and good price.
Alan



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Post by gasjunky » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:26 pm

Well thankyou Phil I found out the hard way I bought a damged Midas Gold kit car owned by a magazine and wrapped up on the A1, took various moulds off the car as spares altered some put them on the club's forum then sat back and watched the litigation letters flowing in from a potential buyer of the original moulds who in time did not use the car they just wanted it out of production as it impinged on their own car sales.Just been looking for a tailgate lock and was quoted £125 exchanged golly gosh had to take a pill,anyone put a electric solenoid type on just need it to lock with mine key goes in and turns 1/2 way but won't go any further round , flash bulb idea a 4" gate bolt or hasp and padlock .



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Post by gasjunky » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:36 pm

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Post by gasjunky » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:39 pm

Here it is Purple people eater some may know the car previous owner 5years Duxford Spitfire engineer hence the embossed No. Plate



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Post by Scim8tar » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:08 pm

The key on the hatch lock only turns a quarter turn to lock, it has probably got a rounded edge on the sliding locking peg or a broken cam peg on the back of the barrel, if the later you can get a barrel from the club trader's, I have a nice fully working one here but a club member is wanting to buy it for £30, if he changes is mind i will let you know.



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Post by rjudcsx » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:23 pm

Nice car , I was expecting a few more exhaust pipes for the Merlin . £125 exchange :shock: Regards Richard.



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Post by gasjunky » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:56 am

When I was looking at the car prior to purchasing 2 Spitfires were up above us he was giving me the car info I said sorry I've just got to listen to those engines,there is something about the sound of a Merlin ,I am lucky where I am we are under a flight line and you can hear nice engined planes a good way off so enough time to get into the garden ,the downside when a Chinook flies over always low and everything in the house rattles for several minutes.



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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:06 am

gasjunky wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:36 pm
needed, RH asked how much Flux was told them "yeah but we could do it for £99 ???
Apples and pears, apples and pears.

Admin charges, what do AF charge for a minor or even major change on the policy? RH no charge.

Cancellation charges, what penalties do AF apply? RH only charge pro-rata for the insurance cost, no "cancellation" fees.

Telephone numbers, do AF use Premium rate numbers for contact? RH don't.

Breakdown cover, do AF include full European breakdown cover? RH do.

Underwriting, can you get a query to the underwriters on AF? With RH, I was able to get a change in my policy to allow any named driver to be covered even for business use. That impressed me enormously.

I just don't bother shopping around any more as every time I have, the value for money was poorer although the headline price may have been attractive in isolation.
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Post by gasjunky » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:15 am

Scim8tar thanks for that I will have another go ,I will add I am on a few forums and clubs and this is one of the friendliest and help full some have got their heads up where the sun or moon does not shine some are what I call "Hooray Henry's having got a pot 2 ???" another I left due to the language and obscenities and did not understand that children would have a interest in what the parents were looking at and the Mods did nothing so I pulled the plug.My cars come 2nd in my life I care for my wife who is very ill with lots of health issues and enjoys going to car events when possible with me so tomorrow it is Scimitar appraisal time for her if its a Yes we're good if No the Mrs is going on Ebay no reserve 1 owner full history ,not many original parts ,like them all, a bit expensive to keep.



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Post by gasjunky » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:23 pm

Tailgate lock update,got the key to function it's a bit hit and miss works one time then doesn't' I presume it is a wear on the small shaft that goes thru the mechanism with a hook shaped cam/lever this held on by a nut, there is a lot of sideways and upwards movement on the shaft and to top it off the external rubber gasket broke into pieces I take that was just to stop water ingress, hello mr black silicone gun



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