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Wayne Scott

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  1. With the rapid development of the Covid-19 pandemic and after extensive discussions with all the show’s partners, Clarion Events Ltd has taken the difficult decision to postpone the forthcoming Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery. Clarion Events Ltd is working with the NEC to find suitable options to reschedule the event. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled date. Further updates will be issued once the organisers have more information to share. Ticket holders are advised to check the website and social media channels as well as monitor their inbox for newsletters. Lee Masters, Show Director, said: “The wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is paramount. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the event. This is an unprecedented situation and we ask for patience as we transition to the new date.” All ticket and exhibitor bookings will be carried over to the new date. If you have any questions, please visit the website www.necrestorationshow.com or contact your ticket vendor directly. As a smaller event gathering, Classic Car Auctions will be running its auction as originally planned. Please visit www.classiccarauctions.co.uk for further details of how to get involved. The TR Register will be constantly updating our advice and latest news on Coronavirus in line with developments and updated advice, so please keep watching this page: https://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2020/03/0222/Coronavirus-guidance
  2. Note from the Clerk of the Course, Bill Rosten issued yesterday: The Land’s End Trial has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Mulling through the latest advice from the Government, Motorsports UK and various media, I have been discussing this with quite a few people and listening to their advice. I am of the opinion that we ought to postpone the Land's End rather than cancel or indeed to carry on trying to run it. We have within the team discussed ways of: 1. Doing away with the need for officials to handle either the declaration or control cards. 2. Doing away with competitors signing on & off. 3. Providing extra washing facilities. Whilst this may be possible and even desirable, it will not eliminate the risk of transmission. Relying on competitors and officials to withdraw if they feel unwell only takes one so far. There are a number of unknown factors such as a period when an individual may be infectious but not yet showing symptoms. The COVID-19 outbreak is still spreading and curtailing our activities generally is a major step to limit its spread. Our event is low risk BUT there are areas where the risk of passing on this disease would be higher, such as controls in confined spaces (Barbrook) or rest halts (Bridgwater & Wilsey Down). I am not willing to place our officials and competitors in a position where they might be more exposed to the coronavirus, let alone the individuals and firms that supply facilities and refreshments. My feeling is that there will be more likelihood in the near future of events being closed down and a possibility that more of us will be confined to quarters. The current outbreak is not showing any signs of slowing down in either this country or our neighbours. Hopefully, over the next few weeks, we will understand how best to tackle this problem. Accordingly I propose that we delay the running of the Land's End until 11th/12th September, which does not conflict with ACTC events. Taking this decision now will give people time to make alternative arrangements with hotels etc. I apologise to anyone inconvenienced by this decision. Clerk of the Course Bill Rosten.
  3. Today, the British Motor Museum held a press launch to unveil its latest, most exciting exhibit. Ken Timms Chairman of Board of Trustees at the British Motor Museum and David Stocker, Trustee for The National Heritage Memorial Fund announced the addition of MVC 575 to the collection at Gaydon. The Museum now own the car, thanks to a £250,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). This historic Triumph TR2 broke the land speed record for two-litre production cars in Belgium, on the Jabbeke Highway. On that day in 1953 and with Ken Richardson at the wheel, it made the Triumph TR sports car a household name around the world. We covered the rebuild extensively in TR Action Magazine, was there at the launch of the restoration at the RAC Club in Pall Mall and even took it back to Jabbeke in 2017. Today marked an exciting moment in the life of this iconic TR. Video below, full article here: https://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2020/03/0220/Jabbeke-TR2-arrives-at-British-Motor-Museum
  4. Hi John, The TR Register website and this Forum are currently completely different entities with completely different logins. One is not related to another. I'm looking at changing that in the very near future.
  5. Hi Iain, I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to achieve here. You clearly know your password and can login with your email / username otherwise, you wouldn't be able to post. The screen grab you posted shows that you are now using a different email to the one you initially provided and which I switched your account to. Is this the email you now want to use? pop@ rather than iain@ ? Is it that you are just trying to change your password for something more memorable? Your SpitfireSIX account is live, you are successfully posting and sending PMs, that account has iain@spitfire6.uk as your email address. Emails are being sent to your email address, there is no problem with them sending, so it must be that they are being caught up in a spam filter somewhere. Also, be aware the only emails you will receive are notifications of PMs or replies to threads. Some ISPs have a setting for anti-spam levels, I suggest you notch it down a mark. I have also gone through your account preferences and turned on your email notifications. A quick tip - be careful about adding a full stop after your email address. spitfire.uk is fine spitfire.uk. makes the system expect something to come after it, like .co.uk If you can help me better understand your needs, I can look again at this for you.
  6. Stan, you are correct - the Forum software has been majorly updated in recent times - now showing closer to actual IPs and accounts online rather than just any old search engine or Bot that happened to pass by. Still not perfect, as there are a lot of 'guests' listed but much more realistic. I could always separate out guests and "unsigned in" accounts from the usage stats, but they would always be lumped together on the display everyone sees at the bottom of the screen. A quirk of the forum software. Trust me, there were never 12,000 real physical people signed in on this forum at one time ever, even if the old version of the forum software used to show that! In real terms - the Forum has remained pretty static in user numbers and activity over the past year or so. That is a turn-around after an on-going steep decline seen over a number of years previously (which I had presented at AGMs in the past) and I would put that turn around down, in the most part, to the positive awareness that John Morrisson and the moderator team are building through their articles in TR Action and general promotion of the better aspects of the Forum community to the wider club. There is always an increase is traffic through the Spring and Summer months and I expect that will be larger this year thanks to John's efforts so we should start seeing growth again.
  7. The limit on file size is 4mb per image , you can have as many as you like on a page but bear in mind the more images , the longer it takes to load on some slower connections. Very occasionally, people hit the server limit on account storage, that's no problem - contact the office and we'll add more for you. I don't see a blog for you on the site but happy to advise if you need any more assistance. The blogs are good for writing a diary on a rebuild, from your point of view, stage by stage and sharing your story with others - like Panch did: https://www.tr-register.co.uk/rebuilders-diary/author/10114/venkatramanan-panchapakesan Forums are much better for Q&A and conversations with multiple contributors to a single thread. But you can add your updates here if you'd like, the option is yours - some people prefer a focused blog and that option is there for them over on the website.
  8. Hi Iain, You can now login with your new email and old password. Your old account was traced and has been merged with this one to keep your content intact and correctly attributed.
  9. Hi Alan, The office have looked into this for you and the issue with the broken link is now resolved.
  10. Hi Tom, I have sent you a PM and am sure I can help with your issues. Also you have been tagged as a member in here as you have successfully renewed until Jan 2021. Please see my private message for further help and information. These messages are accessed via clicking the envelope at the top right of the forum. I will also email you the messages direct.
  11. Hi Iain, It's likely going into your Spam folder. I'll change it from our admin end for you and will PM when done.
  12. Hi Iain, There should be no issues with any genuine working email addresses regardless of their country of origin. I can see you have an email address associated with your account used to post here that seems to be working. If you'd like to change that email address, PM me your new one and I'll change it for you.
  13. Hi Tom, We only have a record of the account you used to post the above query so cannot reinstate any previous versions I'm afraid. The forum does operate an automatic cleanse whereby if an account is not logged in to for a number of years, it is deleted. That may have been what occurred here. Happy to reinstate your membership if you can PM me your membership number.
  14. Hi Alan, The terms and conditions are here: https://www.tr-registershop.co.uk/terms.asp and are found at the foot of the page. Sounds like that could be made more clear. It is Jo Whitty, the TR Register office manager who runs the shop rather than anyone on the Forum so that is where your answer will come from. Luckily I spotted this and I'll raise this with Jo for you but in future please raise any queries with her directly. Details on the contact page of the website.
  15. Thank you Tony, I had a really nice weekend with friends. All the material on this particular issue has been collated by the office and has been made available to the Police, Trading Standards and the legal representatives of anyone looking to take legal action. If there is something more you feel the club is able to do to help victims of issues like these, or if you feel you may be able to volunteer you services in some way - please send your suggestions to the Chairman, the contact details for whom you can find in the back of TR Action or via the contact page on the website.
  16. There is categorically and absolutely no link , partnership, friendship or association either implied or otherwise between the TR Register Car Club, (its members, staff or volunteers) and the restoration company formally trading as S&M Triumph. Posts incorrectly suggesting this, have been removed from this thread as they have no basis in fact. Sadly, some members have reported to the club that they have suffered substantial losses and disputes at the hands of the S&M Triumph company and this has been well documented within the club membership via TR Action Magazine. The car club will do all that is in its power, to ensure other members are informed of the reports shared within the club's membership of such issues. TR Action Magazine no longer accepts advertising from the individuals or companies associated with S&M Triumph nor are their Directors / Representatives allowed to be members of the TR Register Car Club. For some background, I refer readers to this story previously published: https://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2018/11/0166/SM-Triumph-Restoration-Ltd-enters-liquidation
  17. Hi Conrad, Thanks for this, yes it seems to have dropped off the members area main tabs in the re-shuffle. No problem, while I re - add it, you can access it as follows: Go to the home page and click Classifieds. The menu expands like so - when it does click Edit Your Adverts: If you are own an iPad or mobile it will look like this. Click on the arrow to expand and, just like the PC version, Edit Your Adverts is the last option on the list: If you are not logged in, it will present you with the login page into which you must enter your email and password. Then, the following screen will open. If you are already logged in it will skip the login page and just go straight to the My Classifieds page. Here you will find a list of adverts to edit, cancel or renew. Alternatively from the opening page of the members area when you log in, you will find it in the list of links under "What you can do" > Sell a car or parts : Hope that helps in the interim!
  18. Wayne Scott


    Sorry to hear of your mishap. If you can get hold of the factory service manual, all the dimensions are in there. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Tr7-Repair-operation-Manual-Part-No-Akm-3079b-Paperbac/362777410846?epid=91662597&hash=item547737fd1e:g:CPsAAOSwj~tdnmQs I'm not at home at the moment to scan one for you sadly.
  19. I spent a day with Darryl putting together the feature article for this car which appeared in TR Action 294, November 2016, Page 41. Can't believe it's that long ago already!
  20. Flagged as a spammer, posts deleted and blocked. Apparently it is a security breach across multiple IP Boards today. Now dealt with..
  21. It is with great sadness that I must announce that Jim Pickard, the TR Register’s Wedge Registrar for TR7s and TR8s has passed away. Jim was instrumental in founding the Wedge Register within the TR Register car club and was providing invaluable support to the TR community through his voluntary work and column within TR Action Magazine. He will be sorely missed by the club and it has been a tremendous shock to loose such a key member of our TR Action Magazine team so unexpectedly. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
  22. They are tapered, so should be fine, but I’ve always given the threads a light wrap of plumbers tape before tightening . Beware of over tightening!
  23. Hi, interestingly it was always my intention to create an index page like this. It was attempted some years ago and involved users tagging thread starters with a series of subject tags which I would then have been able to link to and create a contents page. The tagging system was required to be compulsory when posting thread starters in order to make it work and ensure all items were listed in the right subject areas, but was overwhelmingly rejected by forum users on here and so was abandoned. The tags have remained optional (as you have used them) but are rarely used and so are not comprehensive enough to create an index like that. Perhaps the new admin team can revive it.
  24. My Grinnall TR7V8 sadly had to be taken off the campsite at Le Mans in 2016 by TRR Insurance breakdown. They recovered the car, supplied a hire car which I had during the Le Mans week and took all the way to Calais where it was swapped for a UK right hand drive car for me to take on the ferry and then home to be dropped off any my nearest rental office. All fine.
  25. Posted on behalf of a member, Guy, who posted in rebuild blogs in error: Guy says; "My TR6 has recently had a new Fuel injector and overhauled fuel pump and fuel tank. Probably within last 18 months. recently the engine feels like it is either being starved of fuel and/or an electrical issue, as the engine is no longer smooth sounding when accelorating, and instead is juddering and less power. Any pointers ? It did this before when I ran the fuel tank quite low. This time fuel tank was a quarter full. I would assume due to overhauled fuel tank that it would not have years of bits in."
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