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  1. Saggy That looks remarkably like a Dragon class. A very pretty boat. And I am now depressed... Paul
  2. "one window good, three windows bad"
  3. Perhaps you could encourage the TRR to celebrate with a set of these:
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    Dash lamps

    Super, Steve - much appreciated. Thanks Paul
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    Dash lamps

    Hi Steve Now that sounds like a solution rather than a bodge. You wouldn't happen to have a link, would you? Cheers Paul
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    Dash lamps

    Chaps As part of the winter project dash refreshment, I'm replacing the old 789 lamps with LEDs. However, I see that the lamp holders' threading amounts to two pressed 'creases', one on either side. I also see that the edison screw on the (reputable-source) LEDs is fractionally shallower than the outgoing 789s and the ferocious spring loading is simply pushing the lamps past the holder thread. Are there any natty tricks for increasing the 'crease' grip on the lamp, without having to remove each and every holder? I've tried pinching the holder onto the lamp thread and have so far ruined one lamp holder and one led lamp. Thanks Paul
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    Cyl Head Mods

    Neil Why have you removed the two images you posted? Paul
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    Cyl Head Mods

    Richard No problem - hope it helps. Paul
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    Cyl Head Mods

    Richard Side-by-side comparison with a 219019 casting. This one is skimmed and measured at just over 9:1 (the crease in the combustion chamber touches the face approx 2/3 across the water way - red line). Shape looks pretty similar, though. Paul
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    Duckhams is back

    Thank you, Peter C & MESteve (various posts between #38 & #53) - a lot learnt! Cheers Paul
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    Speedometer font

    Steve, Charlie Many thanks - will try both and let you know if I have any success. Cheers Paul
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    Speedometer font

    Chaps A bit more advice, if you can. A previous owner had evidently fiddled with both of the big dials. It seems that the warning light lenses had broken away from their stubs, which are still buried in the rubber light hoods, and glued them messily to the dial face itself. The gluing has made quite a mess of the contact faces and I would like to replace them, but I cannot find a source. Any ideas where I might be able to buy all four (main beam, turn, ignition & oil pressure) in the right colours? I've sent an enquiry to Caerbont Automotive, but I think they sell complete instruments rather than parts, no? Cheers Paul
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    Duckhams is back

    Hi Bruce In a similar vein... Leonard Renkenberger's ancient 6-TECH document on 74tr6.com concludes with the advice not to pull the choke out immediately on a cold car, but to let the engine do a few turns on the starter and get the oil circulating before ignition. Much to be said for that. Cheers Paul
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    Speedometer font

    True, Don, but the figures are small and I'm finding that dodgy eyesight (excellent long distance, but slow to re-focus on near objects) is a hindrance. That and a touch of pedantry, not easily assuaged by the gainsayer my post attracted. Cheers Paul
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    Speedometer font

    Erm......... am I being chastised?
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    Duckhams is back

    Interesting... neither Gulf Classic nor Castrol Classic give any data in their literature about ZDDP. Foolishly, I bought 5litres of Gulf Classic 20W50 last month without inspecting the tin properly. Gulf do not provide a figure on their website. Not do they offer a data sheet for this particular oil. Castrol offers a data sheet, but there is no mention of the ZDDP content. It seems that both companies may be marketing their oils on the basis of reduced detergents and a nefarious reference to 'anti-wear additives' qualifying them as 'classic' oils. Cheers Paul
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    Speedometer font

    The one that Stef identified: http://www.heiler-tachodesign.de/Triumph-TR-5/6 Paul
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    Speedometer font

    Thanks Rog - that's the beast! I'll knock up a vector file and anybody else who wants to convert their ex-US 3.7 diff speedo to KPH will just need to get the file printed locally. Edit: thinking further, I will need to identify just the right shade of 'slightly nicotined white' to match the aged digits on the tachometer... Cheers Paul
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    Speedometer font

    Hi Bruce I looked at their website, but I think creating the graphic is an interesting challenge and will avoid the risk of removing the pointer and scratching the japanned screwheads. And bang next door to my office is an excellent print shop, who will undoubtedly rise to the challenge. The trick would appear to be the type of vinyl it is printed on, so that it doesn't lift off the slightly dished speedo face. This was the inspiration for having a go myself - Euro 60.00 for a replacement sticker is a little rich, methinks. Paul
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    Speedometer font

    Roger, Ed Thanks for this. Do you happen to know which Eurostile weight/compression it is? BQ appears to be right for the TR6 logo, but it looks too bold/extended for the speedo, as below. Cheers Paul
  21. Chaps Since it has turned rather cold and nasty and the forecast is more of the same, I've started on one of my winter projects, to refurbish the dashboard dials. Being a US model, the speedometer is measured in mph and I intend to knock together a graphic for the outer ring of the face, denominated in kph, and have it printed on self-adhesive vinyl. To achieve authenticity, does anybody know what font is used for the numerals? Cheers Paul
  22. Hamish Agreed - I stumbled upon Elin's on-going series about six months ago and they are most enlightening (and engaging) for an armchair engineer like me. Cheers Paul
  23. It's also an easy job if you have digressed from a fairly standard engine specification. It's getting it right that takes time and effort. Balancing between appropriate needle, correct tuning and best ignition profile seems to be far more of a challenge... but a rewarding voyage of discovery for a dope like me. Paul
  24. Hahaha! I'd not noticed how apposite the choice of the second picture is. I'm glad my wife didn't see the 'deep water' sign before I clicked on the 'send money' button! Paul
  25. Nick It's a double-edged sword... the very size of the range is the real challenge to making the best choice, no? Paul
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