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jogger321

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    1971 TR6 PI CP Owned by me for over 30 years Used as everyday vehicle in the first few years of ownership Dry stored for over 25 years then back on the road to good useable condition in 2018

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  1. Andy was it easy to install ? I'm not great with electrical wiring...do you have to convert to modern car electrical sockets for the power and speakers?
  2. I realise it a cheapy from china ...but it kind of looks the part and i'm sure will sound better than the 35 year old cassette radio in my car Has anyone tried one of these out at all? https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/173383738701?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=173383738701&targetid=520884170599&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006976&poi=&campaignid=6744139833&mkgroupid=78343140446&rlsatarget=pla-520884170599&abcId=1139126&merchantid=114962564&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6umA59Dp5QIVDbDtCh34MwKxEAQYBCABEgKluvD_BwE
  3. jogger321

    MX5 seats

    I recently bought a pair of MK1 seats from Paul Bishop that he has overhauled and recovered in gorgeous blue leather...I'm absolutely chuffed with them and paid Paul £650 for them...He doesnt send seats through the post though now...you have to pick them up Runners as recommended by Paul... £100 from TR Trader
  4. https://groupharrington.com/brand/triumph/page/2/ Not sure if any money is saved buying direct...plus if it arrived damaged that would be fun sorting that out sending it back etc I'd personally buy from a uk supplier such as TR shop
  5. With a proper Bosch pump set up, a clean fuel tank and the metering unit/prv/injectors/throttle bodies reconditioned by someone like Raven Smith there really are not a lot of problems to be honest...and I speak from experience...and we are talking a 50 year old vehicle here too
  6. Hi Don't want to hijack this thread...I own a 71 CP UK TR6 and I never knew there was a rod. I've always opened my metal scuttle lid by hand externally...It opens and shuts ok this way and is on a spring If I do have a rod where would I see it in the car...If I don't does it mean I just need the rod and will it be easy to fit with everything in situ? .....Edit ...Sorry should have read the thread more thoroughly before my original post.....No sign of any lever on my car near the H frame...and I notice that the lever is not available at moss either
  7. Thanks for the info. Good news they have all come out without any studs snapping or threads stripping...I'm a meer novice at this stuff... A few of the bottom bolts securing the throttle bodies were tricky to remove as in I couldnt get a 1/2" socket drive on them. I bought a 3/8" extension bar and used that along with the correct socket and sorted it.. I have ordered a Payen gasket and will reassemble with graphite grease the studs and both surfaces of the gasket... The other good news was that the manifold easily came away from the head giving enough room to remove the exhaust gasket...without further dismantlement of the exhaust system
  8. Thanks chaps...A quick look just now .....I've just put penetrating oil on each nut.... I've tried to turn them all and it appears the nuts are all seized but without much brute force they are turning because the stud is also turning (i.e coming out siezed on the nut).....I haven't broken anything yet Will this method be ok if I simply replace with all new studs and nuts etc?
  9. The TR6 Pi that I put back on the road after a 26 year gap of storage has been behaving itself really well the last couple of years covering nearly 3,000 virtually trouble free miles... Last week I noticed what I believe is a slighly leaking exhaust manifold to engine gasket...The two nuts (top and bottom) holding it nearest the bulkhead were loose...I did tighten them up and also all the other nuts (which moved) however we still have the leak so I guess i'm going to have to remove the manifold and throttle bodies in order to do this. I wonder if there are any tips on the best way of going about this...I'm concerned about snapping the studs on the head and also throttle body realignment? on reassembly. The gasket i'm intending to purchase is one of these...Should I use anything on the mating surfaces? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Payen-JA510-Manifold-Gasket/143299846365?epid=248851123&hash=item215d5620dd:g:8gYAAOSwWYxdNlmy Many thanks
  10. jogger321

    belt trouble

    Loosening engine mounts to change a fan belt? Thats the sort of thing you would expect to have to do on a modern honda car along with needing a special tool...but surely not on a 50 year old Triumph?
  11. jogger321

    Classical Dash

    My experience having dealt with a lot of these cottage style companies in the classic car world... is that there are a lot of really good craftsmen out there that excel in the quality of their work but are rubbish at running a business and all it entails...
  12. jogger321

    Classical Dash

    PLEASE CAN ANYBODY HELP!!!! - UPDATE Yesterday I posted my side of a dispute with Classical Dash regarding supply of a wooden dash for my ’71 TR6PI. Ian Bond – owner of Classical Dash not surprisingly told me last night he has a different story…. Anyway: Last night a fellow TR enthusiast – having read my story and felt my frustration - took it upon him to build a bridge between Mr. Bond and myself. I CAN TODAY CONVEY TO ALL OF YOU THAT WE HAVE GENUINELY SETTLED THE DISPUTE AND THAT A DASH IS NOW IN MY POSSESION!! This is very good news and means I can look forward to my “soon to be” retirement giving me time to finalizing the restoration of my TR6. Why did it come to this? As often with human beings; my general statement is: - lack of proper communications. What you say may not be what I interpret you are saying…. Before I get too philosophical, the message from my friend, who is storing the dash until my next visit to UK, is that the dash in burr walnut looks stunning and for sure would be to my likings!!! Special thanks to those of you that has assisted in the closure of this dispute!! Halvor Asland
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    Classical Dash

    Hopefully Classic Dash will see this either on Facebook or on this forum and take up the opportunity to respond to these allegations?
  14. I ended up driving my 6 down a country lane in the dark for the first time last night...and what an experience that was! The car passed an MOT last year and on dip beam although not brilliant the lamps do point down at the road in what appears to be roughly the same height for both beams main beam seems to be a different story though...looked to me like one was pointing away from the road and too high....Is this possible or just my imagination? Is there an easy way to check this using a garage door rather than paying a garage with all the kit? If so how do you do it plus how to the adjusters work on the lights? Many thanks
  15. I need to replace the window outer rubbers on mine. In fact one of mine is completely missing and the window rattles around when up. What is this mythical tool spoken about? :-) I guess if my name is Peter I'd be known as Peter no Tool? If anyone has one they'd be be prepared to loan I'd be more than happy to make a contribution towards the cpost of the original as I suspect if I buy one I will only use it once for this job
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