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Post by alarmman49 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:06 pm

HI everyone,

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who replied to my sometimes stupid posts on this forum. I am in my defence a new (now older and slightly wiser thanks to you) owner of a Scimitar SS1 which I still love to bits.

My final query of the year is.................... do I need to keep all of my AF spanners etc which I gathered over a period of years whilst owning a Triumph Spitife 1500? It seems that the Scimitar uses millimetre size spanners and torx bolts? If this is the case I can swap all the AF stuff in my tool roll for millimetre. Can someone confirm this..........

Thanks in advance for any replies and have a great 2018!!

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Post by philhoward » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:21 pm

Being Reliant, the odd bit of AF snuck in but unless you’re intending removing the front dampers or seatbelts any time soon, I think metric spanners will see you through..

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Post by Rattling » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:26 pm

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Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:43 pm

You’ll need them for when you get a GTE to go with your small sports :)

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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:54 pm

Happy New Year to you too! :D

and yes, the spanners I normally carry in the SS1 are metric (though you can never have too many tools, so I'd certainly keep the imperial ones at home, just in case something turns up! :lol: )


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Post by 747PETE » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:46 pm

A very Happy New Year to everyone.....I will be firingher up after 4 years very,verysoon :-)

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Post by drcdb15 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:52 pm

alarmman49 wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:06 pm
HI everyone,

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who replied to my posts on this forum.
... and have a great 2018!!
Can I add my thanks too to all on the Forum who have responded to my various questions, it has been a very good year for me as regards helpful discussion and advice from you all, so hope I can offer something back in the year ahead.

Have a great 2018, wherever in the world you may find yourself (and your Scim!) :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:

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Post by manny » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:41 am

Like wise...tremendous support from chaps\chapesses - thank to all and have a ball!!
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Post by peter freeman » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:02 am

Started my new year by booking the ferry for the international. Expensive start.

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Post by Corky » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:56 am

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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:13 pm

Yes, have a truly happy new year folks.

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Post by GeoffTE » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:26 pm

Happy new Scimitar year everyone :D

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