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Post by nuclear_jimbo » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:10 pm

Hi, I'd like to introduce myself as I'm new to both the forum and Scimitar ownership. As of last week, I'm the proud owner of UTR 325T, a yellow 1979 SE6A Auto which is my first Scimitar but not my first classic as over the years I've owned (amongst others) an MGB GT, Fiat Strada 130TC, Saab 900 Turbo S, Porsche 924 and 944 S2, Mercedes CL500 and a Coventry Climax firepump, plus various elderly BMW motorcycles. The amount of interest that passers-by show in the Scimitar is amazing, I've never had anything like that with any other car I've ever owned and it can't just be the colour!

There are a few jobs to do on the car, it runs but it's not running right so I'm taking a methodical approach and testing step by step and it's a delight to have a car where the wiring diagram fits on a single page again. Also there are a few jobs that I would class as "finishing" like wiring up electric door mirrors and so on but there's plenty to keep me occupied.

As for me, I'm an IT manager working in medical research. I'm based in London for work but I and the Scim live in North-East Lincolnshire. I've been lurking the forum for the last few months while I made up my mind about getting a Scimitar so I already have to thank the experts for their help! Hopefully I'll be able to pay that back in time.

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Post by rjudcsx » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:26 pm

Evening and welcome , nice to have another Scim on the forum from Lincs . Regards Richard.

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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:30 pm

Welcome aboard;
If you've been watching our antics on the Forum you'll know there are many experts willing to help solve any issues (with the car, that is) ... :)

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Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
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Post by scimjim » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:30 pm

Welcome :D

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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 ScimiTom » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:47 pm

Welcome. Enjoy getting to know the car. And yes, they do seem to stand out in yellow...! 8)


Current: 'Boffin' (1971 SE5a)
Previous: 'Sunshine' (1980 SE6b)

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Post by philhoward » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:21 am

Welcome :D

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Post by willholderogri » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:32 am

Welcome it's nice to have another biker on the forum. There are a few of us on here .

1962 mini, bedford CA , KR200. morris 1000, mini pickup.several escorts,ford cortina X2 ,astra, SE5A x 2 ,ford focus.

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Post by adamwilkes » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:09 am

Welcome, and don't be shy on showing all your photos (pictures painting thousands of words) :D I rode a BMW R65 for a few years - I removed the double saddle and painted it pink :lol: It was white again when I sold it 8)

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I can't help myself - I have to ask questions and find out why. Why ? Dunno :shock:

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Post by TrevorG » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:15 am

And a welcome from sunny west Wales....yet another biking scimitar nut!

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Post by Symmo » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:57 am

Welcome to the forum, I have found it to be a mine of information. Also a number of us bikers on here even QRG does bikes as well!

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