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gasjunky
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Post by gasjunky » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:42 pm

Hi every one just bought a what I believe to be '72 SE6B Scimitar and I need some info on parts and bits and pieces, firstly I am a elderly person with petrol in my veins I have a Chryler 300c 5.7 hemi also a 1935 Austin 12/4 ascot ( her in doors is not too happy with that )the previous owner was quite up front and pointed out what he thought was needed, the car fires up on the button and is 4 spd manual with o/d so bits on the brake servo which I now believe is a Lockheed there is a white circular plastic cap piece with a what I would call a "nipple " which goes in to the housing when the engine is running but he said it has a issue and sticks up some times and gives a "long pedal" but when pumped returns to normal, then there is the mechanical fuel pump which for some reason will leak thru the inlet pipe, the electric fan he says has issue that it draws a lot of power enough to flatten the battery to me minor issues but any ideas as to obtaining the parts for the servo i.e service kit, the fuel pump and the fan also it has quarter section chrome front bumpers and the n/s is pickled I appreciate any info and appreciate it, My history former Vauxhall test driver at Millbrook in the '70's many years in Grp fabrication and repairs where I met Bob Dewar of "Sperex VHT" paint products he had a early Scimitar then in '78 bought a brand new yellow with green tints Scimitar he literally owned for less tha 4 hrs and rejected it due to bodywork faults and he found out it had laid at Tamworth for 18 months so he bought a 924 Porsche.I then went Truck driving UK and International now well retired and doing local car shows Mel.



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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:55 pm

Hello, typically QRG or GW for those kinda bits:

https://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/trading-partners


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Post by philhoward » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:00 pm

Welcome, Mel!

1972 would be an SE5a; a SE6b could be 1982?


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Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:35 pm

Welcome :D

Maybe start a thread in project progress and you can record the journey?


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Post by rjudcsx » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:05 pm

Welcome Mel , what part of the UK are you in ? Have you looked up your area Sec on this site , might be a useful contact in your future strivings . Regards Richard .



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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:19 pm

Welcome - good luck with the car, plenty to keep you busy, I think!!


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Post by gasjunky » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:00 pm

Thanks everyone ,Thanks Philhoward for your info, efi_springte tried Gw nothing,rjudcsx,Richard in Bedfordshire. as to the servo some one on here sometime ago used 1.9:1 RLE72696 and there are a few on fleabay so sent some QQQ's to the sellers or alternative a anchor on a chain or bricks .



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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:29 am

Chrome bumpers so SE5a, and Girling brakes not Lockheed
Welcome Mel


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Post by philhoward » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:06 am

Lockheed servo is a common replacement when the Girling one fails.


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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:05 pm

I thought Mel was basing his assumption on the fact that the car was an SE6b :mrgreen:
We need photos !!!


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Post by philhoward » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:55 pm

Yep - I’m not sure which model it is exactly yet either :mrgreen:


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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:29 pm



Jim King

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.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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