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  1. Me neither, the only advantage of getting old is being yourself. Do as you please and say what you think ( for those of you in the UK:- VICTOR MELDREW RULES OK) Bri
  2. Thanks for posting Stan I really enjoyed that. PS. Hope you're not totally snowed in Brian
  3. Hi Peter Adding relays with an independent fused supply reduces the current flow through the switches and with a suitably rated relay allows maximum power to reach the lights. Old switches tend to have a resistance to current flow which causes heat and reduces available power, so the lights do not perform as well as they could. Brian
  4. I would disconnect the wires at the door switches first .The feed to the lights is permanently live and the circuit is made by the wires from the bulb to the switch being connected to the negative supply by the switch earthing to the body. For the lights to stay on the negative wire from the bulb must be connecting with the car bodywork at some point. If the fault was in the live positive wiring the fuse should blow. If disconnecting and insulating the wires at the door switches does not fix it , your problem will be in the wiring between the lights and the switches. Brian
  5. Hi Andy. The register have a brilliant disc available through the shop of a seminar about lead loading , It features our very own Stuart Edwards and has some very useful tips on what and what not materials to use. You will also find details in the members section of the register web site. The only people who to my knowledge supply a kit are Frost but there may well be others brian
  6. Lots of discussion and advice about it on here. Far more reasons not to use it in a classic than for. +2 for Bluecol. Brian
  7. Hi Gents Thank you all for your help. adhesive of any type is out so I will look at using just the plate or the stainless rivet option if I can find a supply in small quantities. Thanks brian
  8. Silly question for today. Just picked up some strengthening plates from Rimmers ,to fit replacement inertia seat belts in my 6. These provide an additional fixing through the rear wheel arch. Common sense tells me that ideally these should be welded in place but checking the car in their showroom I couldn't identify any welding. Not having access to welding equipment would a chemical weld such as JB Weld or similar suffice. Brian
  9. Last time I Checked with the electrical factors ( about 1yr ago ) direct replacement were not available but complete LED fittings were on sale at around £60. This may have changed now the new EU directive has come in phasing out halogen bulbs so now LED is the standard. Fitted a lot of LED fittings in the year before retirement and the difference was very noticeable both in improved light and power consumption. Brian
  10. Hi Steve Last winter I repaired my TR 6 seats with foam from Dunelm ,apart from taking more time to shape the foam with care you can get a good result. The only issue I had was waiting for Dunelm to replenish their stock of the size I wanted. I think the total cost with adhesive etc came to around £40 . Brian
  11. Hi Dave I have been using 195 Firestone' s on my 6 with standard steel wheels for seven years. I probably do the same type of driving that you envisage and have been very pleased with them. As for racing ,track days and tail out antics there may be better but it's horses for courses . Brian
  12. Hi John Another possible ,are both battery leads good sometimes cable strands can burn away inside the insulation and over time breakdown without showing outward signs. Brian
  13. Hi Andrew Love the Z950 and the CB750 I'm afraid the fireblade is a smashing machine but not my style too much like a racer. I suppose the other two are more from my era, my next machine may well be a supercharged Zimmer frame. Married to a petrolhead and all those toys, you lucky boy Stay safe Brian
  14. Andrew, how do you get away with having so many toys, the boss must be very understanding. What's the secret. Brian
  15. Generally start at the top and scroll down to see what's happening then to Alec' s Inn then dip in and out of the other sections. Although I run a 6 I still find interesting stuff on the other sections. Use a kindle or laptop, the laptop version works better for me. Brian
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