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About Alfrom

  • Birthday 10/10/1946

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    Hertfordshire, UK
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    Alfa's mainly

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  1. Spoke too soon - it's come back!!! Grrrrr.
  2. Hi Rob Very many thanks for the pointer. It seems to be working OK for me now - what a relief! The area indicated by you is close to one that I was investigating but shied away from entering into a Settings area labelled 'Developer Tools'. I know a bit about computers but that seemed a little too deep into the weeds for comfort. Anyway, I dived in, followed the instructions and seem to have fixed it. You are right to think it associated with caches and the like. Looking through all the correspondence and other stuff, it seems as though the original problem came into existence pretty recently as a result of a software upgrade - now where have we heard that before? Anyway, it wasn't anything to do with a dodgy email, it seems. Finally, very many thanks again - another example of the depth of expertise and helpfulness that is available on this forum.
  3. Apologies for this but I seem to have opened a dodgy email and since then can't really get into my Hotmail emails. Having entered the account name and password, all I get is a short message that is at best unhelpful, viz [object ReadableByteStream], as per the attached photo. Can't get to the emails - or anything else in Hotmail. Can anybody out there help me out on this?
  4. There is a skirt fitted to the bottom edge of the Windbreaker in my car and it extends down to the floor. It does a reasonable job but be aware that the flow of air will still blow forward between the seats unless the bottom edge of the skirt is fixed low down or on the floor. I've found that fitting the hooked strips of Velcro did not grip on the carpet. I have found though, that putting stuff down behind the seats does a pretty good job of keeping the skirt in place. Although the air flow is much less, be aware also that air can flow forwards between the seat and the B-pillar are of the body - try making the skirt wide enough the reduce this tendency. The only downside to all this is that access to the back shelf is quite limited when the hood is up.
  5. I can recommend highly something called Captain Tolley's crack cure - it certainly worked for me when I experienced the same wet leg problem. Some years ago and when suffering the wet leg problem, I replaced the windscreen and rubber not for that reason but because the screen was a toughened glass screen and was probably original, as under certain conditions (driving in the rain and dark), was becoming increasingly annoying because of surface imperfections. While the screen was out, I could see the bodywork was in good condition. Sadly, I still got a wet leg in the rain. Basically, I lifted the rubber away from the outside of the screen and dripped the fluid down inside the rubber. After a little while, I could see some of it coming into the interior past the rubber seal - easy to see as it is light blue in colour. When dry, it is clear and can't be seen. I did this twice to be sure and have never had a problem since - and that was about 3 years ago. Might work for you as well. Pierre
  6. Yesterday at the Silverstone Classic with 4 other LVG TRs. A bit damp - although dry for the parade lap for the TR6 birthday.
  7. My CR has working rear side repeaters and the wiring/installation looks original (well, it looks pretty old anyway).
  8. Sunday at Kimbolton Country Fayre, along with 11 Camb Followers, plus many hundreds of other classics. Very popular event with something for everyone - even 'stunt' horses were on show! Flypasts by a BBMF Hurricane were short but sweet.
  9. Same here,Steve. The earth side connection from the side of the bulb to the car is via the spring prongs mounted on a ring that is held in contact with the holder side connector by the plastic body. I haven't been able to see a 'proper' electrical contact - it looks just like a pressure contact. When you consider the force required to fit or especially to remove the holder from car, it is no wonder that the contact becomes unreliable.
  10. Came back a week ago from 3 weeks in Italy when the afternoon day temperature every day was 35-40degC. Suffered two occasions of cavitation causing the engine to stop. On both occasions, it was after about an hours driving and with the fuel tank around 1/3 full. Not sure if it is relevant but on both occasions, we were fairly high in the Apennines - I'd guess at somewhere around 1500m or a bit more. Boot was packed with stuff so the Bosch pump down in the wheel well could get no air circulation at all. Emptied the boot and spent half an hour admiring the views before carrying on.
  11. Alfrom


    Yes John. He and his daughter are still going strong, although not without incident! I'm sure you'll hear all about the top hose, bonnet release catch and the car being in the way of an incompetent SUV driver who didn't look backwards when reversing! My 6 is going great but suffered an intermittent electrical contact in the electric fan supply (no mechanical fan). We created quite a cloud of steam as we arrived at the hotel in Ravenna - very embarrassing. Now fixed. Tomorrow, we tackle the Brenner Pass on the way to Innsbruck. Weather forecast continues to show a very hot day ahead.
  12. Alfrom


    On the 17th, I'll be travelling from Dusselforf to Calais for an afternoon ferry back to Blighty after nearly 3 weeks in the TR in Italy. I'll keep an eye out for any other TR6ers on their way home. Looking forward to some cooler weather - it's been 35degC every day for a couple of weeks!
  13. This may not help but I had a need to replace the wiring in the boot of my car (body shop managed to put a number plate screw into the wiring) and I didn't fancy replacing the whole loom. Basically, I cut all the wires on the original loom about a foot into the boot on the nearside and 'soldered on' the new wiring, having already routed it through the various nooks and crannies. Much quicker and far less bother for me. May not suit you, of course.
  14. Alfrom

    TR6 @ 50 PLAQUE

    Try this. Two tywraps at the top and one looped down below the bumper on the valance, where there is a handy place to loop the tywrap. Needs an extra hole in the bottom. Pity the plaques now available from the TRR are so thick.
  15. Another alternative is to do something I spotted at our DID destination at Bressingham. In essence, it involves a flat metal plate held onto the bumper with what looked like a Velcro strap and then to use more Velcro to attach the plaque to the plate, making the plate re-usable. Looked very smart indeed. Incidentally, we had four TRR local groups at Bressingham, amassing about 50 TRs in our own parking area. Very impressive.
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