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Post by jacobohara » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:34 pm

Hello there, I am a new member both to the forum and scimitar ownership.

I purchased my scim mid way though november, and it has since had the engine and gearbox out, new clutch fitted and new linkage bushes machined. I am now tuning up the engine to sort a few of its running issues.

The car has had all new brake lines, braided where possible, all new stainless exhaust and cooling pipes aswell as a new radiator. Luckily the chassis has always been undersealed so no rust, or at least none that I can see!
Sadly the paint has seen better days so will need extensive work on that side, aswell as a leaking webasto roof, so a very damp interior currently but I do have new carpets to go in.

Thank you
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Jacob

Quick question too, I would like to have a project thread, however it will be slow progress, is it still okay to make a thread in projects? or should I wait till I have substantial progress to document?
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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:40 pm

Looking good :D

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Post by Miles Burnett » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:27 pm

I’m sure a project thread would go down well, looks like you’ve been pretty busy already. I’ve had my 5 several years and the body , chassis and engine/‘box are still sitting separately in the garage :D .Pictures always appreciated :wink: . Welcome and good luck.



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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:32 pm

jacobohara wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:34 pm
Quick question too, I would like to have a project thread, however it will be slow progress, is it still okay to make a thread in projects? or should I wait till I have substantial progress to document?
Project threads can have as much, or as little content as you like :-)

I use them to try and keep track of where I am and what I’ve done to each car!


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Post by roymck » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:08 pm

Hi Jacob , we love Projects even better with photos . If your not certain that it’s been changed check the cam gear . If it’s fibre or plastic toothed change it ASAP . Pull the fuel pump off and have a peek inside with a torch .



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Post by jacobohara » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:54 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:32 pm
jacobohara wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:34 pm
Quick question too, I would like to have a project thread, however it will be slow progress, is it still okay to make a thread in projects? or should I wait till I have substantial progress to document?
Project threads can have as much, or as little content as you like :-)

I use them to try and keep track of where I am and what I’ve done to each car!
In that case I will start one this evening or tomorrow possibly, thank you!


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Post by jacobohara » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:56 pm

roymck wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Hi Jacob , we love Projects even better with photos . If your not certain that it’s been changed check the cam gear . If it’s fibre or plastic toothed change it ASAP . Pull the fuel pump off and have a peek inside with a torch .
Thank you Roy,
Ah I was trying to figure out how I could check, I will have alook that way tomorrow, however I think it will be coming out soon and will be replaced with a steel gear and a new cam :lol:

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Post by philhoward » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:02 pm

Welcome, Jacob - looking forward to the Project thread! :D


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Post by giddo » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:19 pm

Hello Jacob,
Pleased to have you on board, new Dorset members always welcome, hopefully you will be able to be at some of the Dorset noggins, these are usually held in Piddlehinton under the leadreship of James Donnelly (contact details in Slice).
At the moment I can't square your protestation that project progress may be slow with your list of jobs done since November; better get writing or it will all be done.


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Post by jacobohara » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:37 pm

Thank you for the feedback guys, project thread is now live! It can be found under "1970 SE5 rolling resto"
@giddo, Thank you, I am happy to finally be part of the scimitar crew, and I would very much like to attend some of the noggin meets once I know it'll make it there :? but until then I'll have a look into slice!
and yes I'm afraid this quick progress is only due to the christmas break, it'll only be weekends from now on!

Thanks
Jacob


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