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by Joe.
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Seems like ages since I updated this thread, After putting up a post about looking for the fiberglass sections my car was missing I was fortunate to be put in contact with John Valler (Cheers Geoff) who had a body shell that was fairly local and that he was looking to dispose of. Fortunately John wa...
by Joe.
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: White Se5 Near Worthing, West Sussex
Replies: 0
Views: 360

White Se5 Near Worthing, West Sussex

My dad was telling me he spotted a smart looking Se5 near worthing (durrington, area) at the end of last week, I'll post up a photo later.

He's also mentioned seeing a bright yellow Scim out Lewis way but he hasnt got a photo of that!
by Joe.
Fri May 28, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

I've seen worse rollbar ends, Joe! Thats almost good enough to made a pattern from.. Yes thats the plan, The rollbar on the other side is in worse condition though...! finding steel off the shelf of the right diameter has been interesting, I've got a freind whos looking into sourcing some and makin...
by Joe.
Fri May 28, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Finally sorted out the photos of the recent work, Car out in the daylight, (it went onto the stands under its own power) http://www.industrialbritain.co.uk/forumstuff/scim/44.jpg I had the car up with the intention of laying new copper brake lines but realised I'd lost a vital die from the flaring k...
by Joe.
Tue May 18, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Spent the day digging a bit deeper into the rollbar corrosion problem and cut out 2 sections of the fibreglass to expose the good metal. The bottom section of the rollbar has been given to a mate whos going to fabricate up some replacements, Looking at them it doesn't look like it was ever painted w...
by Joe.
Mon May 17, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Just a quick update - The engine is now running, Spent yesterday playing with the engine and despite changing HT leads and dismantling the carb could only get her to run by pumping the throttle therefore dumping petrol out the aceleration jets into the manifold. It ran ok at high revs but misfired &...
by Joe.
Sun May 16, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Put quite a few hours into the car over the past week, with help from a mate the car now has a new front loom, dash loom and connections to the fusebox. Rear loom is being re used fro the time being. We have also fitted a new stainless exhaust system layed the front brake pipe sections & copper clut...
by Joe.
Mon May 03, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Cheers for the welcome, I'm based in west sussex for anyone who's wondering, Not a huge amount to update progress wise yet, I've been busy with other things. Over the bank holiday I did manage to find time to start work on some small jobs, mostly testing electical bits. I did also find time to clean...
by Joe.
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTEa Restoration

Current Status: in the 20 Days I've had the car things have progressed quite well; Many parts off the previous list are now on order or have begun to arrive The Gearbox and Cluch are fitted and aligned (not funny when you have no heavy lifting kit) Starter motor is fitted, Engine electronics provisi...
by Joe.
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTEa Restoration

In the first week of getting the car I put together a Jobs list in no particular order though the engine test list has been what I've been working on recently. Jobs / major missing parts list List: To run the engine (to test): Fit Gearbox and Clutch so engine will be mounted on something other than ...
by Joe.
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 91575

Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...

At the start of this month I took the plunge into scimitar ownership and bought a Tax exempt 1972 GTE! The car has been off the road for over 10 Years and seems to have had a series of owners who havent managed to get her back on the road, The backstory as it was told to me was that it had been stri...
by Joe.
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the Boards and new to the Scimitar
Replies: 5
Views: 633

New to the Boards and new to the Scimitar

Hi all, I thought it was about time I signed up an account here and introduced myself, Over the bank holiday I bought my first Scimitar GTE (1972) Its a partially completed project and is currently in need of quite a bit of work to get it to an MOT-able sandard, as its mostly in bits at present, Tho...

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