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Post by jackfindon » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:27 am

[/media][/media][/url][/url]Hello everyone, I needed a project to help fill my time; I noticed the Reliant Scimitar ad, and have just taken delivery of my new project. Reliant Scimitar GTE 1974. Don't quite know what I have got myself into
but she has been garaged since 1995 and someone looks to have made a start on trying to save her. Didn't take me long to realise that there was a lot more required to saving this old girl than I had first thought. I believe the car is one that some of you might recognise and I would be interested in any info you can give me. reg; GEB867N.
I realise I am going to need some help from experts on this project.
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Post by adamwilkes » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:31 pm

Welcome Jack - let's have a look at your new project! There's lots of knowledge on here; feel free to ask :)


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Post by Scim8tar » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:58 pm

Welcome Jack, I have sent you a pm.


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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:08 pm

Welcome Jack from a fellow 1974 5a owner , look forward to seeing a few pictures , dont be shy . Regards Richard .



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Post by scimjim » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:41 pm

Welcome :)


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Post by philhoward » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:30 am

Welcome :D


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Post by peterbradbury » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:10 am

Welcome, good to hear of another local Scimitar!


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Post by Scim8tar » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:21 am

Good Morning all, I have just had a chat on the phone with Jack, he has sent me a couple of photo's of his new purchase to put on the forum, the car has been dry stored since 95 and has good bodywork and interior so looks like a very good project needing mainly reinstating on the mechanical side of things, I am going to visit him over the weekend to give the car a look over.

Paul
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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:40 pm

I remember it being advertised , long term ownership from a deceased estate if I recall . Looked like a good , honest , unmolested car . Like mine , if its been in storage for some time assess with a fine tooth comb, before you get your spanners out , as like most cars , they do not like a long " sleep " . Enjoy the journey. Regards Richard .



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Post by Scim8tar » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:13 pm

Yes Richard it is the car you recalled, and it is all the things you thought, in fact having had a look over it today i would buy it myself if Jack get's bored with it ! I think it has been garaged all it's life, there is no sign of it ever having a damp interior and the headlining is like new, it has had a re-spray many years ago but no bubbles or crazing, the door fit is spot on and closed with a light push with one finger.
a very nice little project, nice guy as well.


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Post by rjudcsx » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:01 pm

Any pictures yet ? Regards Richard .



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Post by Scim8tar » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:04 pm

Sorry Richard, we got chating and i forgot to ask if i could take some photo's


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Post by jackfindon » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:48 pm

pictures and many thanks for the good welcome. Paul brought some some much needed reassurance on his visit and thankfully liked what he saw, so panic over now I am ready to bring this beauty back to life.
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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:42 pm

Looks a bit time warp , very nice . If it was mine I would go thru it mechanically , [ oils ,filters , brakes , fuel hoses , check timing gear , grease up ect ect .] but just give the body and chrome a good polish and get some miles on it before winter , then , you will be able to asses and enjoy at the same time , wish I had done that with mine instead of taking bits off , however I did not have a working gear shift at the time :( Regards Richard .



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Post by Old and Slow » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:04 pm

Nice colour too.


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