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by Joe.
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 104429

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

This threads due an update or two I think, Having glassed in the new A posts we moved on to working on the new sills, I've seen other repairs mentioned on the forum that just replaced steel with fibreglass but personally thought that there would be too great a compromise in terms of strength rigidit...
by Joe.
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 104429

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

What condition were the trailing arm brackets on the axle in? Pretty much the same as yours! the top is fine but the lower section has been filled with cement sometime in the distant past which has just speeded up the rust :roll: current plan is to fabricate replacements (or get them from QRG when ...
by Joe.
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 104429

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Right this thread has been being neglected a bit - been too busy filling the garage with fibreglass dust! :D Since the last post new upper fulcrums, vertical links, and lower wishbone mounts have arrived from Graham Walker. A shiny new pair or TR6 stub axles, bearings and brake discs have also been ...
by Joe.
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - Fun* things to do while your engine is being balanced...
Replies: 497
Views: 104429

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Just to update with the workdone so far, I've had a difficult day working with the car Chassis is now repaired and primed and has now been moved out of the garage and the body is now in, Its starting to seem like there is far more work do do than initailly hoped. :( Seatbelt mount replaced, galvanis...
by Joe.
Tue Aug 10, 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: 104429

Re: Joe's Scimitar 1972 GTE 5a Restoration

Just a quick update, the body is now off without any major incidents! and I've had the first chance to look at the condition of the chassis top. Generally its in fairly good condition (better than I'd hoped judging but some of the other photos I've seen.) Though there are quite a few areas to sort o...
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: 104429

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/Have you seen..?
Topic: White Se5 Near Worthing, West Sussex
Replies: 0
Views: 478

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: 104429

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: 104429

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: 104429

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: 104429

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: 104429

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: 104429

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: 104429

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: 104429

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 ...

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