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by ScimiTom
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White SE6(a?) - SUS 22R
Replies: 1
Views: 199

White SE6(a?) - SUS 22R

Not a sighting as such, but today my wife was chatting to her boss' father, who casually revealed that he has just recently sold a Scimitar - registration SUS 22R. A bit of research has revealed it's an October '76 SE6a (or would that even make it a rare SE6?), white, auto, with a sunroof, and last ...
by ScimiTom
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Ivory 6a Edinburgh
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Mathewsons auction 6b

Ah, an old friend... This one never seems to have quite settled with anyone long-term, sadly. Here's a post from a few years back regarding its sighting in Edinburgh...
https://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtop ... 97#p373497

Tom

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by ScimiTom
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres

Is "Boffin" on sprint classics at the moment? I thought I remembered Steve putting them on, "back in the day", but I guess there's been so much water under the bridge since then, that I may be wrong, or they may have been changed? That's right - Boffin's on Sprint Classics (with Dunlop composite wh...
by ScimiTom
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres

Thanks, guys. Right, that decides it then - I'm going with 185/80 R14 H (90) since, like Roger, I'm aiming for maintaining originality.
by ScimiTom
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres

Thanks for clarifying. Yes, maybe they are larger than strictly necessary - I like the 'chunky' look though! Would the smaller 80 profile be likely to help with low-speed manoeuvring and parking?
by ScimiTom
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres

Does anyone else on here use the above tyre on their GTE wheels? I am looking to get a replacement set for my Wolfrace wheels, via Black Circles. The specification is 185/90, 14" rim, speed rating H (as I have done in the past). All I can get is a max profile of '80'. When ordering through Vredestei...
by ScimiTom
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Scimitar in Princess Anne article
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Scimitar in Princess Anne article

Not much to shout about, but last Sunday's edition of 'Style', The Sunday Times magazine, featured a two-page article (pages 30-31) on Princess Anne, basically labelling her the 'cool' royal. Two of the photos featured an SE5-series GTE - one with her sitting in it, one with her standing by it. Sadl...
by ScimiTom
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 37
Views: 3545

Broken Boffin

A new year and an opportunity to outline some next steps over the coming months: 1. Tidy up the wheel which took the impact, by repainting it and acquiring a new centre cap and wheel nut. 2. Fit a full set of new tyres to the Wolfrace wheels - still plenty of tread depth but getting old now. 3. Gene...
by ScimiTom
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Green 5a in Yorkshire
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Green 5a in Yorkshire

Spotted by my mum and dad at 12.30 this afternoon - a dark green 5a, registration RWX ***L, around Netherton Hill/Blacker Lane, in Netherton. Anyone on here?
by ScimiTom
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 37
Views: 3545

Broken Boffin

Cheers, Will - that's the phrase I was looking for! Today's follow-up session on the bodywork involved sanding it back, applying filler to both the outer and inner wing, applying black stone chip paint to the inside, filling some areas again, sanding back, then respraying. Unfortunately we were a li...
by ScimiTom
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 37
Views: 3545

Broken Boffin

I finally managed to resume contact with the independent fibreglass repair guy, who was happy to do the bodywork from my garage. A few hours were spent this afternoon, using a grinder on the inside of the wheel arch to gain access, painting resin in from the back, filling in with fibreglass, leaving...
by ScimiTom
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Stunning Coupe
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Stunning Coupe

It looks such a lovely car, Andrew. However, I have to ask: has the written part of the advert been produced by QRG themselves? I'm a terrible pedant, I know, but it really detracts from the quality of the advert and is not worthy of the beautiful vehicle it describes. There is not a single correct ...
by ScimiTom
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 37
Views: 3545

Broken Boffin

After a slight delay in delivery of the larger stub axle, Boffin is now back home, with all the new bits fitted, including new brake pipes. Thanks to Will for those! Brake pipes.JPG More disappointingly, my fibreglass repair guy who was due to fix the wheel-arch damage last weekend seems to have gon...
by ScimiTom
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Members' Business Services
Topic: SSG - Painting & body repairs
Replies: 23
Views: 8087

SSG - Painting & body repairs

Nice work, Dave! I can't wait for Boffin to get the star treatment too!

Do you stock that bonnet insulation material yourself, to stick on after it's been sprayed? I've always thought mine could do with some of that.

Tom

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