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  1. 13 points
    Not sure which is the saddest - the fact that you quote unqualified commics as headlines or that you feel it appropriate to the share them with a classic car forum...
  2. 13 points
    Tom, The other day I posted my thoughts on a photo that you had reposted in the sidescreen forum; it caused an exchange of opinions and bewilderment necessitating ‘John the Mod’ to steep in and scrub the posts. This I regret. Since then I’ve had time to reflect and, had I reflected before I posted then I would have not done so. I’m not one to usually jump in with both feet and the vast majority of my threads and posts are considered. However, it was not the case in this instance as I know you are not capable of what I accused you of. I’m ugly enough to admit publicly when I’ve got it wrong and I owe you a sincere apology, which I hope you will accept in the spirit in which it is offered. All the best, Andrew
  3. 12 points
    HELP THE NHS ~ I've let my adjoining empty house (fully furnished) to four NHS nurses free of charge during this National Emergency. We have a very large General Hospital at the top of the road. Some of these nurses have to travel large distances to the hospital. Now these nurses are in walking distance to the hospital. My late wife was a Nurse and I'm sure she would approve of my actions. It's the least we can do for our 'Angels' who work very long and dedicated hours. When this emergency is over my Grand-daughter and her family will move into the house. Tom.
  4. 10 points
    Very very Harsh Geko. I see a man, in an unenviable position, doing his utmost to balance the impossible tasks of trying to control the spread of a new novel virus - for which there is no treatment or preventive vaccine - whilst also trying to keep people in work, or funded if they can't work, and not allow the economy to be so badly damaged it will never recover. I also see an exasperated man trying to remain positive and polite when he is harangued by opposition MP's when they said they would work with him, and the media who seem intent on undermining every decision and take cognitive dissonance to a new level. This is a man who was in intensive care himself just a few weeks back, but his role means he has to be in the House - other MP's should respect him for that and maintain appropriate distancing. Edit - Cognitive Dissonance - a great term, thanks for using it Nigel in another thread
  5. 9 points
    By the book...
  6. 9 points
    Well, it's about 16 months since I posted here. I've been lurking for a couple of months or so, but feel now is the time to join in, contribute hopefully, and to gain again from the camaraderie of fellow TRR'rs. Here are the TR and Stag, taken in Feb after they had both had a run out. They both got a run the day before the current restrictions came into force. If the travel restrictions remain then I'm sure one or both will be employed on a shopping trip at some point.
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  8. 9 points
    Languishing in Kernow, until the troubles are over. Cheers, Deggers
  9. 8 points
    Apologies if this comes across the wrong way, I would not like to upset anyone. I came from Hull in Yorkshire and we had the William Wilberforce museum and visited it several times as a child. Some of the paintings, cargo hold layouts and the steel anklet, necklets, and manacles, whips etc were bloody awful. However when I look at such historical artefacts I do so from the moralistic position of the 20/21st century's and it makes it impossible to decide how it must have been at the time. I was given to understand that slavery is a very old practice, possibly as old as mankind and common in Africa at the time between different tribes. Much or our pseudo-history of that period comes either via Hollywood or UK costume dramas which seems to paint a rosy picture of life then for the working classes , but it was not so, I am not convinced that working life for the working classes then was little better than slaves. Our army and navy with the press gangs had a very similar slavery practices by any other name, much of mankind's history demonstrates no value for any human life other than the then ruling class. Were not the Roman armies also filled with slaves? There are so many historical atrocities that it is difficult to judge which is the lowest point in the worlds humanity. Even in modern times with the WW2 slave labour in Europe and the far east, and slave labour conditions still being reported within far east manufacturing. There are still reports of Philippine domestic servants still being held in wealthy western homes, and there are also continuing press reports of the migrant sex-workers held at slaves throughout Europe. I am not qualified to judge which slave from which era has suffered the most and which deserves the most sympathy, but I really believe that if we care about slavery we should be focusing on those who are currently enslaved, not those who were enslaved generations ago. I do think though that it is not possible to airbrush history and that the presence of such statues, universities and similar monuments and bequests help maintain the subject in the public consciousness and is perhaps a suitable method to remind us of how close geographically, and timewise we are to such practices and how we are all impacted by them even today. The presence of the statues serve as yet another warning from history of the depths to which mankind can sink to whilst believing at the time that such practices are acceptable Alan
  10. 8 points
    My sympathies went downhill when they defaced Winstons memorial and others did not stop them
  11. 8 points
    As said above "Is all of this, Boris Johnson responsibility, all of it ?" Boris Johnson did not become Prime Minister until July 2019 some 10 months ago, so even this Guardian article cannot pin the previous 3 years and 2 months on him. Since becoming leader most people would remember and agree him battling against parliament and John Bercow not to mention all the turncoat remainers trying to usurp the referendum vote for Brexit and the BBC trying to scupper it. Throw in a few court battles from a Justice system overreaching themselves and you can see that the actual time Johnson had available was compressed into this area before the General Election held last December and then of course the battling again through Parliament to get ratification of Brexit complete by the end of January (remember that) so that's actually 4 months 2 weeks when Johnson was in control...but otherwise engaged. Why don't we try and allocate blame for something ...anything...to have been done by all these different factions mentioned above, other than Johnson. He appears to have been the only one fighting on the Uks side, and if these other complications had stood to the side and let the Brexit referendum decision apply, instead of trying to usurp the peoples will, it would have been done and dusted, and a trade deal been in place over 12 months ago without the constant carping..."we can't get one agreed in the time" ! Leaving time for other thorny decisions to be made. Mick Richards PS: Quoting the Guardian and Nesrine Malik is a tacit akin to throwing in the towel !
  12. 8 points
    Hi - I just wanted to join in. It's not everyone who can flick their adored stepdad's name on the internet and find him...so very proud of him. Thanks especially to Tom for 'Roy has passed the Chequered Flag; may he rest in eternal peace.' My stepdad took me on, aged 7, and treated me like King Cod's princess. So I would like to say hello. Regards, Belinda King x
  13. 8 points
    Took my cousin out to lunch. She was born in 1918. Tom
  14. 8 points
    This had me scratching my head for a while, but it should now be resolved. What I did not realise is that although all the permissions were set correctly, there was another setting in quite a different part of the forum admin for setting a limit on how many reactions groups of users could have. It was set stupidly low, or to 0. This explains why everyone was merrily using it when we launched the new version and then it disappeared for some and not others! Now all set to unlimited and should be operational for all.
  15. 7 points
    The slave trade was obnoxious and horrible...and an accepted business of the time. We tend to think of this large scale exporter of slaves worth hundreds of thousands of pounds worth (maybe millions) when we think of slavers...in many cases...wrong ! The ownership of slaves was spread countrywide and was an "investment opportunity" for many, including middle class (that's right, people like you and me !) who used it as a pre "ISA" method of money multiplying. I remember seeing on "Who do you think you are" (I think) that when the British government banned owning slaves a "bounty" was paid (ie some guineas GBP per head) to the owners for their lost "assets" amongst them a dentist in Glasgow who owned 4 and various other peoples and trades spread across the kingdom. Of course there was a ledger kept of the owners and monies paid for their losses suffered. I also remember Ainsley Harriot had a connection to the West Indies, this was revealed when his episode of "Who do you think you are" took him back to his roots and my overriding memory of the programme was his vehement and barely contained hatred for people who owned slaves and particularly the owner of his father. When later in the programme he found out that his father had been released from being a slave and declared a free man, and had then himself bought a half dozen slaves for investment and business purposes (renting them out to the plantation owners) his surprise and sickly pallor told the story. His grin (as adopted by presenters) started to slip and uumms and aaah's "well who would have believed it" slipped into the conversation along with a grudging admittance that "it was of it's time". “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” Rather than try and judge generations previous for their many misdemeanours (real or imagined) I think it's as well to try and give them as much licence as we cut for the "yoof" of today. We all live in the worlds of our times and can only judge what is accepted by the world in general as being right or wrong, today slavery is rightly condemned and our governments would not allow it, and the populations would rebel against it. These statues are of people who were regarded as being notable in their times, their actions at that time were regarded as honourable, that's all that can be said about them. Mick Richards
  16. 7 points
    You cannot change history, but you can change the future. In my opinion, The statues should remain, but used to educate the next generations. There is nothing to stop the authorities where the statues are to put up "information sheets" about what that person did.....and historically correct. Mob culture is a dangerous thing. What next....burning books ?, demolishing historic buildings built by those persons...the list can go in and on. i must add that what happened in America was completely wrong....but I must also add that the woman who tried to burn the union flag on the Cenotaph was beyond contempt. That monument is there to remember those who lost their lives to protect the freedoms that people enjoy today.
  17. 7 points
    Elect clowns. Expect a circus.
  18. 7 points
    Going for a drive in the TR, what harm can it do? I don't think it is prohibited for the risk of passing on Coronavirus, but for every car on the road there is a greater risk of a car accident. A percentage of accidents warrant a police response, maybe an ambulance maybe a hospital trip is needed and that puts a strain on the NHS resources - and who would think a hospital trip to be a good thing in these times? Venturing out in your classic also sends a message out to others that the rules don't apply to you. Probably the same reasoning to shut DIY stores and reduce domestic accidents. But I really ache to try out my rebuilt engine but for the greater good I have curbed by irresponsible urges.,I'm no Saint, just doing my little bit to help. Alan
  19. 7 points
    Happier times at St Mawes with my wingman Stuart.
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  21. 7 points
    Today, the British Motor Museum held a press launch to unveil its latest, most exciting exhibit. Ken Timms Chairman of Board of Trustees at the British Motor Museum and David Stocker, Trustee for The National Heritage Memorial Fund announced the addition of MVC 575 to the collection at Gaydon. The Museum now own the car, thanks to a £250,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). This historic Triumph TR2 broke the land speed record for two-litre production cars in Belgium, on the Jabbeke Highway. On that day in 1953 and with Ken Richardson at the wheel, it made the Triumph TR sports car a household name around the world. We covered the rebuild extensively in TR Action Magazine, was there at the launch of the restoration at the RAC Club in Pall Mall and even took it back to Jabbeke in 2017. Today marked an exciting moment in the life of this iconic TR. Video below, full article here: https://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2020/03/0220/Jabbeke-TR2-arrives-at-British-Motor-Museum
  22. 7 points
    Hi Andrew ~ I sincerely accept your apology ~ Thank you. There's been one hell of a mix up regarding the subject. Best forgotten about and let's get back to normal. Here's to the future ~ Tom.
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  24. 7 points
    Lovely end to a lovely day. Crisp winter coastal run, and down to the beach for a stroll at sundown. Happy new year all, Deggers
  25. 7 points
    Dartmoor . December . '18 Deggers
  26. 7 points
    Stuart-- Some better pics of the tubing straightener. The aluminum blocks are 7" x 1" x 0.5". You should be able to closely estimate the other dimensions from those, though none are particularly critical. The V-groove bearings are industry number RM2 2RS. A Google search will turn up a lot of places to buy them. Those bearings work for a range of tubing sizes, but for 5/16" tubing, if the tool is adjusted too tight, the sharp tops of the grooves will leave marks. The standard shoulder bolts I used required a couple of thin shims to tighten up the fit. Ed
  27. 6 points
    Ridiculous idea to start at 99p with no reserve for Tim's TR6 and as for getting someone to bid against your own listing, is this really the kind of behaviour we want to promote on this forum? - it's a totally underhand and a morally corrupt practice, you should be embarrassed even to suggest it! Not surprising that Tim hasn't been back on here since last Friday - well, maybe that's another potential member lost, thanks for that!
  28. 6 points
    It was my birthday on Monday so I celebrated by a drive down through the New Forest to the sea. A superb day and a very enjoyable 150 mile round trip. I got well suntanned in the process too. I passed a white TR6 near Beaulieu who flashed his lights so hi if you are on the forum.
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    What initially was a depressing fault has turned into a bonding and fault finding session with my 15 year old son, so actually enjoying the process. “When the wind blows, don’t just build shelter, also build windmills”. That’s been my windmill, closer to my son, it was really cool as he helped me with the digital stuff and I showed him some mechanical stuff, we’re both learning, which is cool, right ? Stephen
  31. 6 points
    "...What's in it for the BBC?..." In my teens my father was a bakery supervisor and he would get me up to do my homework at 5:30am. I always had the radio on and started listening probably 1960's, with Jack de Manio. Much on my working life was on the road and I listened to the radio news programs (Today) every morning. So I have had about sixty years of following the BBC News programs. I always felt that the news was an unbiased report of particular events, often not in either the UK's or the governments favour, but it always seemed "fair" and balanced. Since the nineties I have noticed a steady swing away from reporting events to only reporting events that suit a particular agenda and failing to have any mention of major international stories that do not suit that agenda, and there are many examples. I observe that the BBC is pushing an open-border, globalism, pro EU stance that denigrates anything worthwhile in the UK and the BBC appear to be exchanging good independent reporters and newscasters for those that only fit the BBC's decision to move away from reporting to opinion-forming. Why do they do this, what is in it for the BBC? It is very simple for any head to recruit and select those who share their opinions and slew society in a direction it would not necessarily be moving. Tonight for example the BBC invited Sarah Wollaston, a prominent remainer to comment on the latest Coronavirus briefing, on at least four occasions she did not answer the questions put to her but repeated her anti-Cummings stance, but as a GP she should have been well placed to provide an objective assessment of the briefing but chose not to do so. Balance in reporting on the BBC is no longer about allowing a mixed range of informed commentary and alternative suggestions but about sniping and undermining whilst offering nothing constructive to the melting pot. Someone high up in the BBC is fashioning a political tool to steer public opinion, and it stinks. Alan
  32. 6 points
    As per John Morrison I sometimes hear the journalist say "..people are complaining/objecting/up-in-arms..." (perm and one from three) and I wonder if it is their mum & dad , or colleagues and editor as they will have had no time to take soundings from the wider public. Not untrue, just a ruse to slant a story to meet an agenda. I believe that BBC are still out there trying to manipulate public opinion to get Brexit reversed by; Removing Mr Cummings Discrediting Boris Johnson Get a Brexit delay approved by EU Brexit just dies, along with democracy. Why no reporting of reducing Covid death numbers - or is that a good news story which does not play well with the objectives of the end game ? Why so little reporting of Stephen Kinnock visiting his father on his 78 th birthday 150 miles away? Alan
  33. 6 points
    Drove to Barnard Castle today. I’ve been having trouble with my eyesight recently, and I was advised it was the best place to go to get it tested. Charlie.
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  35. 6 points
    A milestone day today: many of you may recall I had a stroke in late June last year, and because I also had a number of absence seizures, the last on 2 July, I voluntarily surrendered my driving licence to the DVLA for a year. Well, although navigating the reapplication process on the DVLA website and completing the various forms has been a nightmare, the DVLA don’t make it easy! The DV1 form has been completed, along with the correct (!!) medical questionnaire, supporting medical evidence and a supporting letter from my employer (Army HQ Andover) the tracked package was posted off yesterday and received by the DVLA today, so all being well the DVLA will expedite my reapplication and I will be driving my TRs from 2 July, and riding my motorbikes a few weeks later; I promised Bev I wouldn’t jump straight back on the bikes until I regained at least some modicum of roadcraft in the cars first…… The next Milestone will be returning to work, hopefully in June or July. Fingers crossed! Cheers, Andrew
  36. 6 points
    Sadly, that's exactly where the UK finds itself. The Westminster government attempts a grown up conversation about the way forward and the media respond with juvenile points scoring attempts, as do some of the devolved assembly politicians. Nigel
  37. 6 points
    I think that is a bit harsh. The guy was in intensive care just a few weeks ago. I suspect he didn't quite get the words right about "going back to work tomorrow" - i.e. today. I suspect he meant/ or meant to say we would start the process of getting people in certain areas of the economy back to work today with more detail/guidance on that coming out today and in the next few days/weeks. For weeks people, the media, businesses and opposition politicians have been asking for a road map to recover from lockdown. All have said trust us to use common sense and trust us to use our intelligence to do the right thing as we remobilise the economy - yet now as the first steps start to be discussed, all people can do is complain! Watching the news programs this morning I was getting quite angry at many commentators and interviewee's comments. If those people put as much effort into thinking about how to do the right thing as they seem to be into finding fault - then we will be fine.
  38. 6 points
    The 4 faces of my TR3a the soft top topless with aero screens top less with full screen hardtop. these cars have so many personas forgive the multiple pictures Mike.
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    Well, I thought it was very very funny. In these dull times any mirth is welcome - keep them coming. Roger
  41. 6 points
    Friends TR2, and my TR4 (and a Lotus Esprit).
  42. 6 points
    Husband: My wife is missing. We had a falling out over something silly, so she drove off yesterday and has not come home since... Sergeant at Police Station: What is her height sir? Husband: I'm not sure, a little over five-feet tall? Sergeant: What’s her weight? Husband: Don't really know? Not slim, not really fat. Sergeant: Colour of her eyes? Husband: Sort of brown, I think? Never really noticed. Sergeant: Colour of hair? Husband: Changes a couple times a year. Maybe blonde now? I can’t remember. Sergeant: What was she wearing? Husband: Could have been trousers, jeans or maybe a skirt? I don't know exactly. Sergeant: What kind of car did she go in? Husband: She drove off in my one of my classic cars. Sergeant: What kind of classic car was it? Husband: (sobbing) It's a pimento red 1972 TR6 CP model which has had the head ported & polished, race valves stem conversion, bronze guides, roller rockers. It was bored out to 40 thou, has a tuffrided crank, ARP big end bolts, lead copper bearings 360 and pinned thrust washers, dynamically balanced lightened flywheel, seven bolt flywheel conversion. Newman fast road cam. Lowered 20mm with Moss uprated springs front and back. TRE Koni rear telescopic conversion and Koni front shocks. Superpro bushes all round. EBC front brake kit: split calipers with vented discs and Hawk pads. Uprated rear hubs with thicker flange and Proptech drive shafts. Front alloy hubs and bigger stub axles. Superpro bushes on strengthened diff mountings. Bosch fuel injection pump conversion with Prestige underslung throttle linkage and braided injector hoses. Lumination electronic ignition, Cobalt blue HT lead set and a Flamethrower coil. Ceramic coated Phoenix stainless steel manifold and big bore cross box to standard design. Kenlow 14” pusher fan fitted. Aluminum radiator with custom self-bleeding and improved cooling system to stop hot running on number 5 & 6 cylinders. Spin-on filter conversion with a K&N oil filter fitted. Mk2 MX5 leather seats with horizontal slats and separate headrests. Walnut dash. Standard spec black trim and carpets with a 15” CR steering wheel fitted. ........(he continues to cry). Sergeant: Don't worry sir, we'll find your TR6.
  43. 6 points
    Just fitted a pair of LED H4 bulbs to my '3 Very impressed. I previously was using Osram Night Breaker Halogen bulbs, lamp units are The modern Valeo (Cibie) type Photos showing comparison (see titles) LED bulb LED dip Night Breaker dip LED main Night Breaker main They come with a separate electronics box, but it all fits withing the headlamp shell. They came from "Classic car LEDs" no connection, just a satisfied (regular) customer. Bob.
  44. 6 points
    ............and who calculated that the forum has a disproportionate influence and do we really make a lot of noise. Communication within the TRR is rather fragmented. TRAction is slow even when it is on time. The MT comments are rather biased Info dispersal within local groups is iffy at best Group leader meeting information is a virtual secret. But it is the forum that gets stick for being vocal. Nice one. Roger
  45. 6 points
    En route to Helsinki via Moscow and St Petersburg, Scenic Car Tours, September 2019, St Basils Church, Red Square, Moscow and Hotel Metropol Moscow, well guarded.
  46. 6 points
    Off topic, but thought I'd share this photo from my local vet:
  47. 6 points
    Here's my offering, ascending the Gavia on the same rally as Iain Paul. Rgds Ian
  48. 6 points
    Cornwall . Sundown . Summer '18 Deggers
  49. 6 points
    This topic has been prompted by wiper-brush kits becoming available on eBay for much lower prices than hitherto, £12 as against £25 or more. And I bought a DR2 from 1958 with the classic destroyed commutator, caused by running with worn-out brushes. A few years back I'd have to store a motor like this until a new armature turned up. Both DR2 and DR3A wiper-motors will run to destruction without carbon-brushes. This one was running OK, if a bit squeaky. Then I bought some commutators from the US and could fix them. But after shipping, import cost and VAT these worked out to cost around £10 each. Now I can get them on eBay from China for less than £3 including shipping. And very good parts they are too. The photos are largely self-explanatory I think. Except photo 3. I get the old commutator off by crushing in a vise. You can see that only a few thou of copper remains and if run a little longer this would all come apart. More or less anybody with a soldering iron could do this job and it would take only an hour or so. The last photo shows the front area of shaft where the bearing runs. Even after 60 years of hard life I cannot measure any wear here. They are usually like this. Whereas NOS ones in boxes are often rusty, even if advertised at £100 or more.
  50. 6 points
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