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Post by ScimmyMike » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:13 am

As you can no longer buy Kenlowe (they've stopped retail sales a while back for some reason) I'd go Revotec or Pacet tbh both decent makes, take a look at car builder solutions website


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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:04 pm

I think mine is a Revotec, it is slimmer than a Kenlowe of the same diametre and very efficient.


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Post by 02Anders » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:32 pm

Thx Gents!
Revotec now ordered... :)


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Post by 02Anders » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:44 am

There's another update on my Scimitar on ViaRETRO - this time concerning choice of steering wheel.
Did I make the right choice?

https://viaretro.com/2019/07/steering-m ... d-correct/


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Post by scimjim » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:15 am

Centre cap is too bling for me, but the wheel itself is lovely :D


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Post by AllingtonGT » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:37 am

Jim would only love it if the centre cap had a beard.
I think it looks great and as long as you're not blinded by reflections it's a good change. It won't creak either.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:31 pm

It looks great! It's worth noting that (whether done by you or a PO I don't know?) your car has been retro-fitted with chrome instrument bezels, which probably enhance the overall effect, also the (chrome?) mirror on top of the dash isn't original, but similarly blends in well. :)


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Post by 02Anders » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:49 pm

HaHaHa... a bearded centre cap - now there's a novel idea! Might have to try that one day... :lol:

Geoff, I haven't found the reflections to be blinding in any way thus far. But as you say, on a positive the Moto Lita doesn't creak, and it generally just feels a lot more sturdy and substantial. Imo, a vast improvement over the stock steering wheel...

Roger, both the chrome bezels and the dash top mirror were fitted by a previous owner. I really like the chrome bezels to be honest, and as you say, they compliment the Moto Lita steering wheel too. To be honest, I probably wouldn't have installed the Lucas rear view mirror on top of the dash myself, but now that it's there, I also don't mind it in the slightest...


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Post by 02Anders » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:08 am

Hi everyone,

My apologies, but it's been rather quiet from my side lately. Life has thrown a few challenges my way in terms of suddenly finding myself without employment back when Thomas Cook Airlines went bust towards the end of September and then having to relocate for a new job and so on and so on. But we've more or less found our feet again, so it's due time for an update on my Scimitar - which has equally thrown me a bit of a curveball as well. Was it my own fault though?? Well, read the full story here on ViaRETRO and feel free to share your views and opinions: https://viaretro.com/2020/02/roulette-is-a-losers-game/
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Post by philhoward » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:37 am

It's rare to blow between 2 cylinders - there's a lot of space for it to bridge - they normally go between the cylinder and adjacent waterway or was that what was meant?

Water loss in itself may have just been a failed inlet manifold gasket, and a failed head gasket can then ensue due to localised overheating. Good to see some proper old fashioned repair work going on though it must be said! I'm glad to see there's no new valve seat inserts being used - for some reason they seem to cause more problems than they seek to resolve..


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Post by scimjim » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:58 am

Glad to hear you found a job - a couple of my friends were on the ramp at Manchester but seem to have found jobs quickly.


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Post by 02Anders » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:12 pm

Yes Phil, I see now that I should perhaps explained the gasket failure a little better. It was indeed between one of the cylinders and an adjacent waterway that the gasket gave up - it was just between cylinder 2 and 3 that this happened. Hope that makes a little more sense??
Glad you approve of the good ol' fashioned head work being undertaken by Jürgen Jesse... :)

Jim, the 23rd of September was indeed a sad day - leaving no less than 9000 people across the UK without a job! I'm glad though that your mates have managed to move on. It required me to relocate to Luxembourg, but I'm now back in a good place and looking forward again... :wink:


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Post by 02Anders » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:31 pm

Another little update on my SE6a, which is now sporting a German registration!
Back when Jürgen Jesse in Trier sorted out the head work as described above, he also fitted new LHD headlights, treated my Scimitar to a new handbrake cable and put the car through its first ever TÜV (the German equivalent of a MOT). But of course, Corona then hit us all hard and the German motor offices were subsequently closed leaving me unable to register the car. However, I've finally managed to get German plates and registration document, so my Scimitar is back on the road. Jeeez... it's great to be back behind the wheel of my Scimitar...!! :D
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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:19 am

Well done Anders, that looks great .
Neat photos too .
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Post by 02Anders » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:30 pm

Thx Chris! :D

Hope you manage to get your Jag properly reg'd soon...


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