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Daren
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Post by Daren » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:08 am

Hi all, Just purchased my first Scimitar (Green se5a). Have had Escort mk1 /mk2's in the distant past. Looking forward to using the car. I live in Sussex and will be asking lots of questions. Daren.


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Post by IanC » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:39 am

Daren wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:08 am
Hi all, Just purchased my first Scimitar (Green se5a). Have had Escort mk1 /mk2's in the distant past. Looking forward to using the car. I live in Sussex and will be asking lots of questions. Daren.
Welcome!
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Post by philhoward » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:43 pm

Welcome Daren! :D


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Post by peter freeman » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:54 pm

Plenty of answers on the site not always the same answers or answers you like but worth taking note of what is advised. One of the first questions is where you can get a wiring drawing for the car - its here :- https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/technical.htm note that in its time there were three different ways in which the 5A's headlights were wired ( all on the drawing ) identified by their chassis numbers - just another Reliant "thing". I am sure you will love the car when you get used to it



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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:07 pm

Good decision, well done and welcome.
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Post by TrevorG » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:26 pm

Welcome to Scimitar ownership and the forum Daren.
Whereabouts in Sussex are you? I used to have a farm in catsfield and am often back in the area.
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Post by Daren » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:27 pm

Thanks for the information about the headlights Peter, thank will be useful. Thank you all for the welcome.
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Post by Daren » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:31 pm

Trevor, I live in Burgess Hill but work in Laughton.


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Post by Mikelima48 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:43 pm

Welcome, your car looks good. I hope it provides miles of motoring pleasure.



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Post by scimjim » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:02 pm

Welcome, nice 2002 too :D


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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:16 pm

Welcome, you've joined a great owner's club (as I have also found out recently myself!).

And that is a lovely looking car.

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Post by Oldconn » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:12 pm

Welcome aboard, that's a clean-looking car - even clean under the wheel-arches! Don't forget to notify the SE5A registrar, Dave Speed. :D


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Post by Brucky » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:15 pm

Looks like a great car enjoy👍



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Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:12 pm

Hi Daren,
You work in Laughton?! We go to both The Cuckoo Show and The Laughton Show each year as The Solent Noggin... what a small world?
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Post by Daren » Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:59 pm

Only been to the show once and enjoyed it. Maybe I'll show my car this year? Daren.


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