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by scimitarpete
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?
Replies: 21
Views: 2348

Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?

If you drive on van tyres in Germany and have an accident you will be prosecuted. Van tyres do not have the appropriate speed rating and proper snow tyres are essential.
by scimitarpete
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: GTC clutch release lever
Replies: 0
Views: 646

GTC clutch release lever

Hi folks. I'm looking for a clutch release lever for my GTC. Also, a boot that minimises the ingress of dirt into the bell housing. I live in Bavaria (Germany) so would need item(s) to be posted.
by scimitarpete
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Snow and tyres
Replies: 45
Views: 5265

Snow and tyres

Here in Bavaria, winter tyres are a legal requirement in snow: usually fitted from November to March. If you are involved in an accident when winter tyres are mandatory and you do not have winter tyres fitted, even though the accident is not your fault, the police will prosecute you. Could be that y...
by scimitarpete
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Reverse Gear woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Reverse Gear woes

Lee, check the overdrive inhibit switch which may have failed or become maladjusted and so is giving the overdrive a hard time by not isolating it when reverse is selected. I'm no expert but I recall such a problem many years ago in my 5A.
by scimitarpete
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: GTE let me down, trailered home
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

GTE let me down, trailered home

Fuel filters not fitted as standard to 6As. Sounds like dirty fuel. Do you have the original fuel tank? could be rust etc clogging the fuel lines intermittently. I experienced something similar but had no filter and a stainless steel tank. Turned out to be the finger tip of a rubber glove which I ne...
by scimitarpete
Thu May 11, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Polish restoration specialists
Replies: 0
Views: 606

Polish restoration specialists

Here's a (non-racist) question. Can anybody recommend any Polish restauration specialists? I have a friend here in Germany who has a replica old-timer bus built on a Ford transit chassis which he has had for some years having bought it in the UK but It will not pass the German MOT and needs a lot of...
by scimitarpete
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Decode of plate on battery container wall.
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Decode of plate on battery container wall.

Fascinating! One of my 6As has the numbers 1507 and 9 on the plate while my GTC has an equivalent plate bearing the numbers 188 and M5. However, since one of my 6As, according to its VIN and Don Pither's book, is russet red but is actually forest green (perhaps according to Sheldon Cooper) and has b...
by scimitarpete
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Decode of plate on battery container wall.
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Decode of plate on battery container wall.

It is quite probable that this enquiry is unoriginal but I can't find any past reference. What is the function of the aluminium label within the engine room, pop-riveted to the engine side of the wall which contains the battery of a GTE/GTC? Is there a decode of the numbers stamped into the surface ...
by scimitarpete
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: General Se6A Update and thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: General Se6A Update and thanks

Hint: if you decide to remove the gutters by drilling out the rivets securing them to the body prior to respray, be careful when re-fitting them. I cleared the holes after the respray and was a touch over exuberant and drilled a hole right through the roof. Easy to repair but upsetting when the neig...
by scimitarpete
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Dreaded paint removal. air or electric sander?
Replies: 22
Views: 2140

Re: Dreaded paint removal. air or electric sander?

When I prepared the last of my 5a s for a body off respray, I removed the 6 to ten coats of various coloured paint with a chisel! I am not joking. It was a one inch wood chisel and it took me a month and did not involve a hammer! I then used an electric orbital sander with 180 grit discs. The orbita...
by scimitarpete
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Water pump (not Scimitar)
Replies: 31
Views: 2876

Re: Water pump (not Scimitar)

Years ago I went mad and bought a new Range Rover. Big mistake. Apart from the failure of Range Rover to register the vehicle until about 2 weeks after I had taken delivery and driven it for a week, missing trim, rapid rust forming under the bonnet and a half stripped engine drive shaft, the engine ...
by scimitarpete
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: NUT CRACKERS
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: NUT CRACKERS

Excellent thinking outside the box. My wife returned from a stay in hospital and missed the thing that projected from the headboard over the hospital bed which had a handle suspended from the end of it to help her to sit up or, even, to turn over. She missed it when she returned home so I ordered a ...
by scimitarpete
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Paint Colour
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: Paint Colour

I, too, suspect that it is Beaujolais (hic). Many of Reliant paint colours were appropriated from Porsche and Jaguar and renamed. April Yellow is Porsche zitrone gelb (lemon yellow). At least Reliant used some classy colours.
by scimitarpete
Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear Wheel Hub Removal SE6a
Replies: 32
Views: 3976

Re: Rear Wheel Hub Removal SE6a

I agree with housemartin. I, too, attempted to remove the halfshaft on my 6a some years ago but, having failed with my cheap-o puller, I was lucky enough to be able to use the puller from the motor transport section at my RAF base. It was a monster and worked but the good advice which I was given by...
by scimitarpete
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Request for photos please from US owner.
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Request for photos please from US owner.

Bonnet release (sorry! Hood release). You probably haven't seen my post on an auxiliary hood release device. If the hood release cable breaks or comes adrift, it can be quite exciting to attempt to open the hood. If you attach a piece of cord/nylon line/wire to the latch in addition to the remote la...

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