Dave's Scimitar SS1 1600
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|February 2012 >
|I must admit the result was
better than I thought it would be!
It was then left to dry out overnight
|The next day it was time to use the Renovo Ultra Proofer
|Again this was brushed on and left to dry out
|Then thoroughly tested for leaks the following day >
|I was very pleased with the results and would recommend Renovo to others
|March 2012 >
|Next job was to replace the cracked tyres. Thanks to Vic on the Scimitarweb.com forum for selling me 3 virtually brand new tyres.
|So the wheels were taken off and loaded in the back of my GTE to get the tyres changed at the local garage >
|New tyres fitted >
|Next on my job list was to look at the speedometer as it wasn't working >
|The top binnacle is held on with those horrid plastic wingnuts, which you can see under the dashboard >
|My method of removing them was to use a 24mm socket with extension to remove the wingnuts as they are very difficult to get to by hand unless you are double jointed! >
|With the two wingnuts removed you can lift off the binnacle. >
|You can now unscrew the instrument panel and lift off.
|I checked the speedo dial itself and that works fine, so it must be down to the speedo cable.
|The very tip of the inner cable had snapped off, so my landlord Bob suggested that I cut 1/2 inch off of the the outer cable
|Bob, cut the end fitting off and cit 1/2 inch off the cable and then tacked the end fitting back on cable on.
|The cable was then refitted and it worked fine! Thanks Bob!! >
|I was given a spare spoiler by one of the cars previous owners, so I decided to fit it rather than leave holes in the boot >
|The spoiler was sanded down >
|Given a coat of primer >
|and finally a top coat of satin black paint >
|The spoiler was then fitted back on the car >
|Next important addition to the car for me was a roll bar, purchased from the Scimitar Club >
|These brand new roll bars are available at discounted prices for members of the Reliant Sabre and Scimitar Owners Club >
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