1971 Reliant Scimitar SE5

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This is my favourite project. My aim is to make this old sports car go as fast as I can for as little as I realistically can. I had so much enjoyment with 'Project: Bratwurst' (see 'Past Projects' section of this website) that I wanted to build something else following the same ethos. But in order to be able to achieve this that heavy old Essex lump had to go! Hence the Jag V6 conversion.
The rest of the car needs work including a number of common repairs which I have detailed within the sections below so if you have a Scimitar that is suffering the more common ailments then take a look as you may find some useful info in there to help you.

Live Action Video

First though, here is a video walk around of the general state of the car. This video will be updated and replaced from time to time.

Recorded on shaky old technology with appalling sound reproduction...

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The Work!

The work, including general repairs that may be of interest to other owners, has been broken down into major sections accessed through the links below.

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Bodywork

Common repairs and lightening modifications

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Not Ready Yet

Chassis

Repairs and preperation

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Not Ready Yet

Suspension & Steering

Strip & Refurbish

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Not Ready Yet

Brakes

Improvement options

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Engine & Transmission

Jaguar S-type sourced 3.0ltr AJ-V6 and manual 5-speed gearbox

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Not Ready Yet

Electrics & Instrumentation

Bringing the wiring up to date

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The contents of this website are purely a reflection of my own experiences and knowledge gained whilst working on my various projects. Anything you do based on what you have read here is done so entirely at your own risk.
Personally I wouldn't trust some like me with a lawn mower! You have been warned! Flapper-bat!

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