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  • Birthday 05/07/1963

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    Pezenas, South of France
  • Cars Owned:
    TR6 CR (1973)
    TR6 CP (1971) sold
    Spitfire 1500 (1976) sold

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  1. rwest

    Repair panels

    Hi Tim I just checked at Revington TR (https://www.revingtontr.com/) and they do appear to have most panels, however they're not repair sections. Cheers, Robert
  2. I would be careful with hot dip galvanising as it involves heating the metal to 443 degrees C (according to the American Galvanizing Assoc) and this has been known to distort the chassis, especially if there has been welding work carried out.
  3. I can't comment on TRGB, but Enginuity looked after my car for 20+ years and I've always been exceedingly happy with their work, nice bunch of guys too.
  4. Grease + dust and gravel make a nice grinding paste
  5. Is that something trapped behind the damper (see photo)? It looks like it would limit the travel on the wishbone. If it's the same on both sides then I guess it's nothing to worry about. Cheers, Robert
  6. Hi Clem, that looks really nice, is it attached to the roll cage at the top? I'm looking for something that'll reduce the buffeting on long drives and it looks like that might do the trick. I'm using a mesh screen at the moment that really does make a difference, but it's still very tiring on 12 hour drives and I prefer not to have the roof up.
  7. Hi Pete You were looking for some information on classic cars that have already been converted to electric and thought you might be interested in Vintage Voltage which comes up occasionally on Quest UK (TV) - and includes a Lancia Fulvia, BMW 1602, MG Midget and Ferrari 308. I also did a search for Vintage Voltage on YouTube and it came up with some interesting results from other shows. Cheers Robert
  8. Hi Blair I have just registered my TR6 in France, they were satisfied with the certificate supplied by the FFVE - you shouldn't need anything more than that and a current Controle Technique. Send me a private message if you want to talk about the process... Cheers Robert
  9. +1 about the corrosion. I had a cut-off identical to the OP's photo that caused all kinds of weird problems, mainly petrol pump, when I was driving back from Spain one year. I only happened to notice it because there was the tiniest wisp of smoke coming from the cut-off switch. In the end I bolted the 2 cables together and that got me back to the UK.
  10. The problem with using bolts is that you don't have anything to align the gearbox and bellhousing when refitting. This isn't a problem if you've got the engine out, but a total bugger if you're doing it in-situ. Take a look at Cheftush's video at around the 5 minute mark:
  11. Hi John, I was just checking because another company (I won't mention their name), did charge me VAT in the early days after Brexit. There doesn't seem to be much correlation between the price of the product and the price that the couriers charge, so bundling up orders seems to be the most cost effective way. I find that most of the prices from EU suppliers are way higher than the UK, and often it actually takes them longer to deliver than shipping from the UK. I really would prefer to give my money to the locals, but I'm not that rich Cheers, Robert
  12. I think you'll find that it is meant to be a stud that is there to help align the gearbox with the bell housing when assembling. I'm not sure that you'll be able to remove it and replace it with the correct stud, but if you remove the gearbox later (to replace the clutch etc) and you accidentally remove the 2 'studs' then you'll have great fun trying to get the gearbox back on. Cheers, Robert
  13. I think I must have just been lucky with my experience so far getting stuff from the UK. I have found that all the parts I wanted to buy in the EU have been far more expensive in comparison to the UK prices, and the surcharges on top of the import duty have remained fairly small and the delivery very quick. So far I have only bought fairly expensive parts (£500+), so maybe the 'admin' charges are per item and therefore work out as a smaller percentage on more expensive deliveries. Personally, I do find the difference in prices between Moss UK and Moss France quite offensive and I feel lik
  14. Hi John Did Moss UK charge you VAT on the purchase? Cheers, Robert
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