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Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 7th July 2019, 07:21
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By scimjim
As an aside, Reliant also used the SS1 chassis...

As an aside, Reliant also used the SS1 chassis for the MGF prototype - the V8 RWD PR2. The PR1 was M16 FWD by Motor Panels of Nuneaton, the PR3 was the K series FWD by ADC of Luton (that Austin Rover...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 7th July 2019, 07:12
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By scimjim
Towns did a lot of work on the SS1. Firstly the...

Towns did a lot of work on the SS1. Firstly the SS2 that was hoped to sell in America with a V6 engine

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6185&stc=1&d=1562483264
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Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 6th July 2019, 19:48
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By scimjim
It got one eventually - Reliant took the design...

It got one eventually - Reliant took the design back in house and did what they did best (GRP monobody instead of Italian designed plastic panels) - and we got the mk2 Sabre (too little, too late) ��
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 4th July 2019, 18:09
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By scimjim
Scimitar SS1 = 84 inches (funnily enough, not on...

Scimitar SS1 = 84 inches (funnily enough, not on the site IanA linked)
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 9th April 2019, 17:20
Replies: 413
Views: 47,392
Posted By scimjim
It’s not the donor car reg (you’ve never been...

It’s not the donor car reg (you’ve never been able to keep that on this type of car since IVA/SVA came in) but an age related plate that you can have if you keep 3 major components from a single...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 8th April 2019, 21:44
Replies: 413
Views: 47,392
Posted By scimjim
anything that’s historic VED can have black &...

anything that’s historic VED can have black & silver plates.
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 29th March 2019, 21:30
Replies: 413
Views: 47,392
Posted By scimjim
I’m competing at Prescott on 25th May - hope you...

I’m competing at Prescott on 25th May - hope you can bring it along if you still have it, I’m sure the BOC would love to see it there on La Vita Rossa day!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 20th March 2019, 20:54
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By scimjim
2 rear red reflectors are mandatory for MOT...

2 rear red reflectors are mandatory for MOT (position isn’t specified for cars) - rear white reflectors are a fail.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 10th March 2019, 08:17
Replies: 31
Views: 4,416
Posted By scimjim
Yep, to change tax class it’s hardcopy only - I...

Yep, to change tax class it’s hardcopy only - I thought it was already historic class.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 8th March 2019, 19:43
Replies: 31
Views: 4,416
Posted By scimjim
If you tax it online, there’s a check box to...

If you tax it online, there’s a check box to declare it’s VHI - no need for a V112 or a trip to the post office.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st February 2019, 07:29
Replies: 72
Views: 4,715
Posted By scimjim
GT (coupe), not GTE (which had 14” wheels). Have...

GT (coupe), not GTE (which had 14” wheels). Have you had them banded yet - they’re 5.5” as standard.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th February 2019, 15:52
Replies: 59
Views: 12,018
Posted By scimjim
Just noticed this reading back through the...

Just noticed this reading back through the thread. Although you’re right that only later cars had galv from new, many have been replaced by owners (and some apparently by the factory) and you can...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd November 2018, 20:10
Replies: 2,621
Views: 405,455
Posted By scimjim
$399 pa was the business model that killed...

$399 pa was the business model that killed Photobucket - latest pricing is $4:03 a month for 2GB $5:83 a month for 20GB and $10:33 for 20TB
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd November 2018, 19:25
Replies: 2,621
Views: 405,455
Posted By scimjim
The new CEO of Photobucket reversed that decision...

The new CEO of Photobucket reversed that decision (after his predecessor was fired) and they should all show now - try refreshing the page if they don’t come up first time (a quick look on page 2...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th September 2018, 17:37
Replies: 1,437
Views: 517,885
Posted By scimjim
yep - DVLA & DVSA use different databases, I had...

yep - DVLA & DVSA use different databases, I had problems with a reg transfer because of it!

All of my cars have different names on the two databases!
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 17th September 2018, 22:20
Replies: 413
Views: 47,392
Posted By scimjim
I’ve seen the adaptor shafts but would definitely...

I’ve seen the adaptor shafts but would definitely go with the short bellhousing (I sold mine for a lot more than I paid for it!).

The change in tyre profile won’t totally hide the very low first...
Forum: Italian Replica builds and chat 17th September 2018, 21:50
Replies: 413
Views: 47,392
Posted By scimjim
Just catching up on this great build and it’s...

Just catching up on this great build and it’s looking lovely :)

You said you just bolted the new Engine onto the existing type 9 - But the V6 needs a longer input shaft and has different ratios to...
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale, swap or wanted 17th September 2018, 21:11
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By scimjim
Avo had a problem a few years ago with early...

Avo had a problem a few years ago with early elongation of bushes - they gave out thousands of replacements FOC.

I’d go direct to the manufacturer and ask them?
Forum: Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion 17th September 2018, 21:07
Replies: 37
Views: 4,692
Posted By scimjim
I like the wide look - but being a bit more...

I like the wide look - but being a bit more performance orientated, I’d have to put the right size Wheels/tyres on - the sidewalls on those balloons will be rubbish in high speed corners.

Chassis...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 28th August 2018, 12:23
Replies: 199
Views: 56,819
Posted By scimjim
Anyone know what happened to this/Nigel?

Anyone know what happened to this/Nigel?
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th August 2018, 16:54
Replies: 119
Views: 18,839
Posted By scimjim
Best Post Ever :first:

Best

Post

Ever

:first:
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th August 2018, 16:49
Replies: 305
Views: 49,889
Posted By scimjim
Followed your build from the start, never saw the...

Followed your build from the start, never saw the car despite living in Brockworth and competing at Prescott - now I spend the weekend at the South Cerney show (as we have done for the past few...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 2nd June 2018, 20:34
Replies: 21
Views: 3,336
Posted By scimjim
With the original Ashley links with Reliant (look...

With the original Ashley links with Reliant (look up Sabra/Sabre) it’s a pity you didn’t put this on an SS1 :)
Forum: General Build Chat 9th January 2018, 15:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By scimjim
What’s wrong with the existing cars and parts for...

What’s wrong with the existing cars and parts for sale, swap or wanted (http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=23) section?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 3rd January 2018, 17:47
Replies: 104
Views: 15,176
Posted By scimjim
Oh damn, I was looking forward to someone who’s...

Oh damn, I was looking forward to someone who’s been involved in the kit car world for 40 years being proved correct and finding that it really “should have been subject to an IVA or at least go down...
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