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Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by windy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:59 pm

Just fitted another windscreen after the original one shattered on Monday, now we can go & have a play in the white stuff :D
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Post by Corky » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:17 pm

I've got a sudden and inexplicable yearning to own a Rebel van. Maybe it'll pass soon :lol:


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Post by windy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:30 pm

:D Heres another shot just to tempt you more
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The mice have been busy nibbling at the (new!) fuel pipes so play has been temporarily put on hold :cry:



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Post by Ben Kenobe » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:31 pm

Maybe it won't pass Steve, maybe it shouldn't, there's a lot to like about these little cars, they are a ton of fun to drive, doddle to park, OK they ain't going to win any sprints (in standard form) but it would take a lot to get me to part with the Kitten Estate.

It would be interesting to see you give a Rebel the 'GTC' treatment ...


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Post by Corky » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:35 pm

Ha ha.... Having read Joe's thread it looks like it'd be a nice challenge. I wonder if there's enough room for an ET or DET.

Mind you the tuning of Reliant's own motors is a well trodden path. Must resist, must resist :lol:

Will it tow 1500 kg ? Thought not.... :lol:


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Post by Ben Kenobe » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Tow 1500kg - the car barely weigh 600kg - that would make for an interesting trip if tried - drum brakes and a whole 37 bhp ...

Why tune it ... ?

If you really want to 'tune' a Scim theres a chap not far from you with a 2 litre 1000bhp lump in an Evo -- now drop that in a Rebel ...


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Post by philhoward » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:41 pm

Thought - wheelbase of a kitten is virtually the same as an SS1..add arches and play!


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Post by Corky » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:45 pm

Ben Kenobe wrote: Why tune it ... ?.
I seam to be genetically programmed to try and make whatever old car I buy better (in my mind). In my head faster=better :lol: also shiny=better !


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Post by Corky » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:46 pm

philhoward wrote:Thought - wheelbase of a kitten is virtually the same as an SS1..add arches and play!
I have so many projects in my head, I doubt many (if any) will be coming to fruition in the foreseeable future :roll: :oops:


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Post by Ben Kenobe » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:48 pm

I see, have you considered therapy :wink:

Don't recall seeing the Cosworth conversion thread for the GTC ... must have missed that one ... or was that only 'shiny' ... as opposed to 'fast' and 'shiny'


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:55 pm

Ben Kenobe wrote: Don't recall seeing the Cosworth conversion thread for the GTC ... must have missed that one ... or was that only 'shiny' ... as opposed to 'fast' and 'shiny'
No, you missed it - it's here - though probably only Steve could start a 14 page thread and then sell the car before he did it!


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Post by windy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:57 pm

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Ben Kenobe wrote: Why tune it ... ?.
I seam to be genetically programmed to try and make whatever old car I buy better (in my mind). In my head faster=better :lol: also shiny=better !
I was told the engine bay was originally designed to accommodate a Ford crosslow, so theres a fair bit of room in there. The 850cc in my Rebel keeps up with modern traffic, and thats with only around 30hp at the wheels. The handling is excellent & you can negotiate islands at crazy speeds. Add another 50 to 100hp & it would be amazing. I have already fitted Spitfire disc brakes, which is easy as the front suspension is mostly Herald
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Revised rear axle, HID lights etc. Next on the list are some adjustable seat shocks so I can get the front down a bit :)



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Post by Ben Kenobe » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:01 pm

I think you have done much more - that is sitting lower than normal at the back - or do you have a couple of dead bodies in there, I like it, I'd have no quarms about running around in it.


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Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:20 am

That does look nice Windy,


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Re: Scimitars stablemate gets to play in the snow

Post by martyn » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:15 am

Hi
Windy's note about the Ford crossflow remoinded me of a conversation with Joe Devlin many years ago - he told me that he drove a Rebel with the crossflow unit in and blasted passed one of the Directors driving a Scimitar. He reckoned that that was the end of any development of the Rebel by Reliant!
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