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Post by scmarf » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:27 am

Thanks Andy. I just ordered it through your web shop - assuming I pressed all the right buttons!


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Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:24 pm

Nothing showing on the system!


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Post by scmarf » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:17 am

Nothing showing on PayPal either :?: so I just went through it again. Seems ok now.


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Post by scmarf » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:45 pm

I would like to say thanks to Kevin Osborne for letting me crawl over and under his car at the NEC. He and his car were a great help in answering some of my questions. Nice to chat to Terry too. He was a bit too stressed to chat at Scimfest which is quite understandable. Always nice to get together with other Scimitar addicts. :)


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Post by scmarf » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:24 pm

Fully 'cohlined' up thanks to AJL. :)
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Tried out some 'Petro Patch Putty' on a leak in the tank (over enthusiastic grinding down of a spotweld). Remains to be seen how well it performs but I've heard positive things and I only stand to loose £5.63p.
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Post by scmarf » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:42 pm

A bit of a frustrating day (who'd have thought it :roll: ).

To be fair to Ben, it went something like this:
"Dad, I don't think that radiator is much good"
"We can't afford a new rad. It'll be fine. Its just the bottom that has corroded"
After Ben, Martin North and I had gathered in the garage on Friday and watched coolant pour over the floor as fast I poured it in the top, I ended up calling in to Nigel at QRG for one of his fancy aluminium ones.
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Very nice 8) and fitted fine. The only criticism I would make is that, in common with most remanufactured radiators, there is no drain plug. Reliant decided it was a good idea. Would it really be that much more expensive to put one in? As it turned out today, the new water pump had to come off for a strip and rebuild and without a drain plug, I had to faf around with undoing hoses to drain the system. :bh


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Post by scmarf » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:49 pm

I never did manage to source the rubber section to go around the fan and wiper motor straps. An old bike inner tube does the job on the fan but would look a bit naff on the wiper motor. Anyone ever found this section?
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Post by philhoward » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:41 pm

From a very quick google: https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/ ... rap-rubber although I’ve no idea if it’s the right size.

Search for tank strap rubber - various sizes about.


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:02 pm

I have about 10 of the rubber sections, PM me and for the postage price I will post.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:07 pm

Can you add one to my ever-increasing pile of parts too please Mark :D


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Post by scmarf » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:29 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:02 pm
I have about 10 of the rubber sections, PM me and for the postage price I will post.
Mark
PMed. :)


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Post by scmarf » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:41 pm

I have been aware for some time that the likelihood of a magnet sticking to the back of the rear 'diagonal riggers' has been slim so last week, inspired by a look at Kevin Osbornes car, I attacked the problem. As I suspected, there was a lot of filler there.
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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:13 pm

Jim you surprise me you need one of those??. :?:
I would have thought you had a few off the cars you`ve owned/broken ? :lol:

Still working on the Oil Pressure Gauge Extension mountings, you know what I mean :cry:
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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:59 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:13 pm
Jim you surprise me you need one of those??. :?:
I would have thought you had a few off the cars you`ve owned/broken ? :lol:
Plenty second hand Mark, I need a new one for the very tidy 6b I’m recommissioning.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:02 pm

Andy, once the diagonal has gone, you usually have a hole in the main chassis too :(


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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