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Bob Horner

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  • Birthday 09/23/1967

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  1. It seems that the 82441 have been discontinued. Speaking to suppliers on the web. You can get a version with sidelights incorporated (not sure of code but demon tweeks sell them) but not a version without sidelights. On another thread Bob (Lebro) suggested checking on ebay and I did find one there secondhand. Bob H
  2. Just to follow up, I've sourced one in stock at a motor factors. However, it seems this lens has been discontinued so anyone who advertises stock online on the basis that they can source from the manufacturer/ distributor will not be able to source it unless they physically hold one themselves. It seems the side lighted version is still available (Demon Tweeks stock them). I would be interested if anyone has any other lens they can recommend - valeo/cibie or otherwise? Regards Bob
  3. Hi Malcolm I cant get that link to work - just goes to Whoops we cant find that page and searching using tr7 details says no products available. I'll try with a pc tomorrow rather than an ipad. Thanks for the offer Peter but like you I think I prefer something more old fashioned in terms of looks! Thanks for all your help. Bob
  4. Hi Roger Yes but way too expensive!! Generally they used to be £50 each or less if on offer from Europarts. Ordered twice off ebay only for sale to be cancelled due to unavailabilty. That may happen here or perhaps these guys realise they are the only supplier with any stock! Bob
  5. Hi all Im trying to source some cibie headlights. Looking at past threads 082441 seems to be the right part number but it seems they are no longer available. Ive ordered a couple of times only to find the order cancelled because they cant get hold of them. Ive got them on my TR4 and looking for some for my GT6. Any help appreciated. regards Bob
  6. Can't see it myself - TRs are just not rare or good enough to be worth north of £30k. Realistically you're running out of people who care that much about them with any money. My bet is classic cars will fall long term. They are part of the asset bubble that cheap credit has created. Don't want to be morbid, but they are mostly owned by people in their 70s - when theyre gone or too old to bother with them, there will be a lot of them around with no one to buy them. As I said, buy them to drive and tinker with - not as a long term sure bet investment!!
  7. Further to Tom's post, it just goes to show that the economics of classic cars and their prices are totally mad! Perhaps we all expect too much perfection? It could also be that in this industry, a flat labour rate of £60 per hour plus VAT is not sustainable and the true market rate is nearer £20 per hour! I'm an accountant and I charge some professionals out at £50 per hour (but some of us with tax expertise are around the £200 mark for consultancy). However, I'd get a far cheaper staff to photocopy (ie the office equivalent of rubbing down perhaps!!?). To my mind, quoting £60 plus VAT
  8. There is an awful lot of BS talked in the classic car world and motor trade generally. In my view its very like the world of estate agents.. Having some professional experience of both worlds, I find they have a slightly different moral code to the rest of us. There are some true gents in all these worlds but an hell of a lot of chancers and rogues out to make a quick buck. Caveat emptor I'm afraid. No amount of consumer law helps you with slightly dodgy second hand goods if they've got your money and a string of excuses. The law is just too expensive unless you are prepared to do it you
  9. Tank looks pretty good (from what I can see) and swilling with fresh fuel didn't produce any bits and pieces but may do sloshing treatment as well in time. On my car, there is not a brass union to the tank (as shown by the manual) rather a rubber fuel hose and I think it was the degrading of this small section that caused the issue. All renewed with ethanol resistant hose and copper now right the way to the carbs. Bob
  10. Well just to close this one off. Thanks for all the suggestions. Turned out to be fuel lines partially blocked -all renewed. Tank emptied and swilled out. Very clear once renewed how much extra fuel flow there was. Clearly pump could suck enough through to keep the float chambers full enough in normal driving but sustained high spead driving it ran short. Useful though in that runs far better after everything else checked, cleaned and tightened! Bob
  11. The vent is in the cap and seems fine but I'll give running with cap open a go. I agree with comment re fuel lines, new kit on order regardless of what has caused this as all looking a bit tired and bits in filter are a worry. By the way, does anyone know if Dave Davies is still recondiotioning pumps - ive got a spare to recon so may as well do that now if it comes to swapping the pump. I used him before but cant find his details. Forgot to say using HS6 carbs that I bought fully reconned may be 4 years ago but I wondered whether a sticking piston could be at fault - fine
  12. Not posted anything technical for a while but this one should get some heads scratching. Had to pull out of the RBRR on Saturday evening due to a misfire problem. The car goes fine through the gears and revs up to 5k with no hint of a misfire but when on a motorway in overdrive top at about 3500 rpm (so 80 ish) it starts to misfire and lose power. Pretty much consistently- does somtimes pull for a while at 3500 but then a misfire sets it. Car slows to 60 ish or less. However, once youve left the motorway, generally it clears and you can cane it down a B road without a hint of an issue.
  13. My revotec switch failed after a couple of years. The location is a bit crap really for adjusting, altough as said before, once set its ok (until it fails!). I replaced it with another (pipe already cut) which was pretty pricey for what it is - lets see if it lasts longer than the previous one. Sometimes you just wish such things were better thought out given their cost. Bob
  14. Its all classic car prices. My theory is cheap credit and lack of return elsewhere but mainly cheap credit. In my experience, years ago, the classic community wouldnt think of borrowing to buy a classic (a car to get you to and from work was different). Now its like houses - buy the best you can afford it will only go up etc etc. Plus there are a lot of current retirees who are far more affluent than previously (at the moment at least). More money in, limited supply, prices go up. Its just sad when genuine enthusiasts are not able to afford even relatively modest classics Bob
  15. Bob Horner


    ive been disappointed by the Retrosound unit. I think others have as well. Its expensive for what it is, fiddly to use and radio reception is poor. In another classic I just fitted a modern unit at a fraction of the price that works better. Bob
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