Red 5 series at Tooting Bec

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Post by Cartrain » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:24 am

There was always that tip about pouring Luke warm water onto the screen until the blower unit could take over.



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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:20 pm

Wonder if anyone has tried to use a portable demister/heater (12V powered from the cigarette lighter) in a Scimitar?

Having read some of the threads on here, seems like lots of issues with the club heated windscreens.... :(


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:46 pm

fab.gtv wrote:
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Did you see me driving or was it parked? I didn’t seE your car. I usually see classics as I’m a bit of a car nut.
You were in Halfords car park, I was driving past heading for Trinity Road.


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Post by Simon mitchell » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:09 pm

What a beautiful car. Any more pics - I’m sure we’d love to see them. Congratulations,



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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:34 pm

Cutwaterdrummer wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:20 pm
Wonder if anyone has tried to use a portable demister/heater (12V powered from the cigarette lighter) in a Scimitar?
Yep, on quite a few cars, I even knew of one that had the fan in the back too. :lol:


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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:25 pm

Ha, ok then!

Anyone have any recommendations on a decent fan to use...that won't blow the fragile GTE electrics!

Thanks in advance


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:31 pm

I do remember they were Kingavon, which were cheap and cheerful in the day.

Maybe a newer type of Ceramic would be ok ??.


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Post by Cutwaterdrummer » Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:37 pm

Thanks, Mark. Will do some Googling!


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Post by fab.gtv » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:41 pm

Simon mitchell wrote:
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What a beautiful car. Any more pics - I’m sure we’d love to see them. Congratulations,
Here’s a few more.
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Post by rjudcsx » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:54 pm

Would love to see a photo of the Zagato , if you do not mind . Regards, Richard .



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Post by fab.gtv » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:17 pm

rjudcsx wrote:
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Would love to see a photo of the Zagato , if you do not mind . Regards, Richard .
Richard, not really the right car for this section but here it is. Flattering pic, needs a respray when you get close.
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Post by rjudcsx » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:25 pm

Thankyou , simplicity of line personified . Richard .



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Post by roymck » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:48 am

fab.gtv wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:41 pm
Simon mitchell wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:09 pm
What a beautiful car. Any more pics - I’m sure we’d love to see them. Congratulations,
Here’s a few more.
That’s a nice car, wish it was mine . Is it a early pre 500 car?



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Post by fab.gtv » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:53 am

Not sure; How do I find out if it’s an early pre 500?


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Post by rjudcsx » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:00 pm

Do'nt think so , but I have been wrong before [ on many occasions :lol: ] lets see what the chaps in the know say. Dont you think the Fulvia's rear side windows are very like the ones on the DB4 GT Zagato , bit of a trade mark , if I remember the rear hatch is side hinged. Had a Fulvia 13s for a short time before it crumbled away, very nice engine though . Richard .



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