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by petrolbob
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5586
Views: 444357

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

This afternoon around 2.30 a Spitfire (aircraft) flying south east over our house. Possibly BBMF but not sure. Always such an uplifting sight, and worthy of a mention.
by petrolbob
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: test photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1445

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not Scimitar but does have similar design seats as SE5, except for the colour of course
by petrolbob
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Sold A car??
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: Sold A car??

A large number of cars appear to be advertised "Spares or repair", probably to avoid litigation, which in my view is perfectly fair.
Personally I would word the receipt as - "Sold as clearly described needing repair and restoration" which your sale description covers.
by petrolbob
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering column nut
Replies: 13
Views: 2458

Re: Steering column nut

9/16 UNF. is the thread size.
by petrolbob
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings/Have you seen..?
Topic: Beige GTC in Dorrington
Replies: 10
Views: 2720

Re: Beige GTC in Dorrington

alan.wells wrote:I met the owner some 20 years ago, his first name I cannot remember, But his surname I'm sure is Fallows, he lives in the Shrewsbury area, the car is 2.9 with A4LD and runs full LPG, he's visited Curborough many times, a very knowledgeable and pleasant man.
Regards
Alan
Nigel
by petrolbob
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: R.I.P Edward ( Eddy ) Shepard ( Lancs Noggin )
Replies: 6
Views: 3362

Re: R.I.P Edward ( Eddy ) Shepard ( Lancs Noggin )

Sad news indeed.

Did Eddy also own an ex Royal car presumably ex Princess Anne ? This 6a had a full leather interior superbly done, and is the only one I have seen close up.

RIP Eddy
by petrolbob
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Unreliability-totally frustrating!
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: Unreliability-totally frustrating!

I was just about to suggest looking at the HT side with a strobe. Have this ready when the car "dies". Also try opening the fuel filler cap, the vent could be blocked.
Personally I would stick with the weber, normally they are fine.
by petrolbob
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Sunroofs - how many different factory types?
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Re: Sunroofs - how many different factory types?

It would be interesting to find out if any of the ex-employees or dealers know. I seem to remember hearing that the metal sliding version was a factory option on the coupe? I owned a coupe HND 88E many moons ago, and that had the solid sliding panel described by Jim. It appeared to be factory fitte...
by petrolbob
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Moronic mechanic on Car S.O.S
Replies: 30
Views: 5755

Re: Moronic mechanic on Car S.O.S

I had a GTE in my workshop with the front wheels on ramps. The rear end had been jacked up and was sitting on axle stands. I was in the process of lowering the rear of the car with a jack, having removed the axle stands. Before the rear wheels hit the deck the car came off the ramps in a rush and pu...
by petrolbob
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Can't buy this anymore , why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Can't buy this anymore , why?

I have recently bought some "Marine Clean" from Frosts who advocate the use of this as a degreaser before using the POR15 paints on metal. The degreaser seems very effective. Like others on here I grew up using Gunk and occasionally Jizer on car and motorcycle parts. In recent times I have used "Pav...
by petrolbob
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5586
Views: 444357

Re: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

BS Marson -Fiat dealership in Keele Rd Newcastle U Lyme have one in the showroom.
by petrolbob
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Modern Tin Top cc purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 5624

Re: Modern Tin Top cc purchase

Not sure how many seats you need, if you can manage with 2 have a look at SLK Mercedes. I have owned and run the 230 "Kompressor", and currently run a 320 manual. The price of many of these fall below your budget but you would need to look closely at the bodywork, as Mercedes did not apply enough co...
by petrolbob
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: 3.0 air cleaner
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Re: 3.0 air cleaner

The metal 3litre air filter will fit a DGAS carb fitted to a 2.8 6b /8. The inlet trunk will need some metal cutting from the end. I have done this and retained the summer/winter air control. Others have cut the trunk closer to the can. If you get hold of one and place it on the carb it is very easy...
by petrolbob
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: coaming reflection
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: coaming reflection

One of the best interior cleaners which will remove polish etc is called "Groom" and is sold by Halfords (and hopefully others). Not sure if its obtainable in your location. It will remove the shine that is causing the reflection.
by petrolbob
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Period Pictures / Old Photos / Memories
Replies: 544
Views: 56288

Re: Period Pictures / Old Photos / Memories

Jeff thanks very much for letting us view this archive. In the events list and Coombe Abbey in particular, the last picture of a silver coupe took my interest. That coupe belonged to Dennis and Joan Maynard from Audlem. (JFX 750F) It had quite extensive work done on it in Robin Rews workshop by the ...

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