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yippee!! i've finally got a barn find! (sort of)

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its not a ford but has a ford essex 3.0ltr V6, was at my sisters wedding last week and me and a friend spotted the front of this behind a gate, had a wonder over, knocked on the door, had a chat, deal was done for £150!! picking it and a 250 quad up in 5 weeks, im very very happy, wanted one for ages, :mrgreen: and my cousin got a dutton sierra kitcar running with mk1/2 axle and 1600 pinto for £100, i shouldv'e asked first, :( , but heres the pic of it, guess what it is, :lol:

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oh yeah 8) , though i just realised what kit car my cousin bought thanks to the swear filter, hahahaha, chassis needs welding in places but that'll be easy enough, im all excited, our lass isn't though, still haven't finished the escort and i've bought this, hahaha.

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brilliant good feature on one of those and a capri in the latest retro cars mag

 

always quite fancied one myself

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no its a s.i.e.r.r.a, needs chassis work but the body is ok, has a mk1 escort interior, wont take long to sort out, and he got it for £100, :( , but mines bigger n faster, :twisted:

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no its a s.i.e.r.r.a, needs chassis work but the body is ok, has a mk1 escort interior, wont take long to sort out, and he got it for £100, :( , but mines bigger n faster, :twisted:

 

still you got some real bargins there!!! me and the mrs just payed £850 for a mk1 fezzy :roll:

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Being a 3.0l,that scimitar is probably the GTE version .... foot down and wibbly wobbly chassis time :lol: .....

 

...they twist like mad under hard driving ,still a top car tho :wink:

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im fancying a rover V8 in it instead of the essex, gonna try n convince my cousin to take the essex lump n pop it in the dutton, :D

rover wash your mouth out :mrgreen:

sorry, :oops: , i meant ford small block, :thumbsup:

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Nice looking cars them, but a deffo form over fuction problem very hard to work on and to get to anything :lol: this ones my dads

 

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Good luck with the Scimitar project fella.

My current Scimitar was also a barn find and I’ve owned it for about a year now.

I used to own the orange one pictured above until I sold it to my old man and brought the green one.

I think Scimitars a bit Marmite you either love them or hate them. I’ve always loved my Fords but I’ve got to admit the Scimitars are great fun and they love going sideways!

My one was in quite a mess when I brought it, but it so cheap I had to have it.

I’ve spent the last few months restoring and modifying it which includes a full service, complete brake overhaul, new wheels and tyres, custom exhaust system and a re-spray.

If you need any advice on the project give me a shout. :D:thumbsup:

 

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oooooohhh, thats nice, :D can i ask what sort of mpg he gets then? and is at as comfy as it looks?? also who does he use for spare parts etc??

Comfort is down to what ever seats have been fitted, scimmies are reknown for the front seats falling apart. Fuel consumption is poor, mine has an auto box and returns about 20 - 25 mpg, worse if your spanking it down the M11. But its great fun upsetting the BMW drivers who wonder WTF has just gone past them. :twisted:

Spares are not to much of a problem, many new parts from specialist dealers. Other parts from the Bay. Get the CD rom manual which lists in at the end where a lot of the parts were used elsewhere. i.e. door handles from Mini Cooper, rear hatch from Lotus, front suspension from TR3 etc.

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