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david c

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About david c

  • Birthday 11/24/1949

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  • Location
    Maldon Essex
  • Cars Owned:
    Herald 1200 convertable
    Spitfire MK4
    International Harvester 434

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  1. Thank your replies gents, I will try the wheel the the car had prior to restoration (the 15" wheel) and see how I get on. If it does help I can always change back to the smaller wood rim wheel. heaven only knows how the Southend old bill managed to use them as traffic cars with a 16" wheel.
  2. Some advise please Changing the steering wheel on my 1967 4A from a nice shiny new woodrim 14" Motolita back to the "original" PVC covered 15" wheel, I think it will look better make the steering somewhat easier even if it does brush my legs on occasion, can I adjust the angle even a little? Question is I'm not 100% convinced the wheel that came with the car is original having looked at the usual Classic car parts suppliers images the steering wheels all seem to have the multiple chrome wire spokes, mine has the solid silver three spoke arrangement with a long slit in each of the spo
  3. + 1 for Autopaints Brighton.
  4. Excellent, thanks Rob connected the yellow wire to the tang on A1 as you suggested, via a fuse. and hat presto now when I restart the car the radio / usb player does not go back to track one, perhaps now I will get further than track 15! Having poked about behind the "H" frame and the radio, I am now firmly of the opinion that I must tidy up the rats nest of wires. Kind regards David
  5. Hi Rob Had a look at the voltage regulator this afternoon, The "A" terminal is used for the ammeter via a brown and white wire, as there is no spare spade on the A terminal I assume I must cut this wire and splice in the yellow from radio, or is there a better way? Thanks David
  6. That' interesting, will have a poke about and let you know how I get on, Thanks again David
  7. Thanks Rob, clear and simple......just what I need /needed
  8. I know it's not a huge problem but, Every time I switch the ignition off it cuts all power to the stereo this causes the memory to shut down so every time I restart the car the stereo goes back to the start / 1st track There must be some way to avoid this safely . Any ideas please? Sorry should have said it's a TR4a Thankyou David
  9. Thanks Steve, really useful. Have to be honest here, my initial reaction to my skill as a paint sprayer may have been a little over optimistic or it may may have been influenced by the thinners. Any way turns out though mostly very shiny also rather orange pealy and bits of over spray, so out with the 1200 grit and that knocked the orange peal off Just received a pack of very fine grit papers right up to 5000 grit as Pete and Andy suggested and this video has confirmed so will have a go at getting at least a semi pro finish , when I have finished....if I am at least reasonably satisf
  10. Steve that sounds like just what i'm looking for.......how do I find it please?
  11. Nigel would love to have another shot at it, who knows straight from the gun finish....... ....I wish, but i'm self isolating in the shed, well that's what I tell the boss. I will take a few pics tomorrow. Will certainly be leaving it for a good few days, in this rubbish weather it's not like I can put it out in the hot sun for a day or two. I will have a look on the web for ultra fine grit paper. Thanks, David
  12. Having spent the last few months revisiting my Spitfire the last few days I have been respraying it, nothing clever just "quick" blow over, really quite pleased with the result. Before I got my TR4a some 4 years ago the Spitfire was my first proper restoration, I did all the spannery bits then the TR presented it's self. Obviously the TR took precedence and the Spitfire got put to one side so the cosmetics had to wait. On reflection and with the benefit of hindsight I should have finished the Spitfire first. Without the pressure of having to finish the proper car. working on the Spitfire
  13. I had this problem too. I really enjoy listening to music (proper music late 50's to early 70's). After much fafing about I bought a quite simple Pioneer that fitted into the "H" frame, light on features but quite big on volume. I use mine with a mico "thumb" usb drive, it holds over 300 tracks all on something as the name suggests no bigger than your thumbnail, never bothered to fit a aerial. What I haven't yet worked out is as Roger says is where to site a pair of half decent speakers, at the moment they sit in the footwells stuffed right the back, not ideal but the best I can th
  14. That's a nice way to look at it. Must say I have only driven it up and down the lane but it does seem to go very well for little Spit. Will look at Rimmers (got them on "speed click"
  15. Evening all. This is an odd request for which I am sorry. Having got my TR sorted to a point, well I'm happy with it, I have turned my attention to my Spitfire which I actually bought before the TR and sort of lost interest in when the TR arrived. Well I have learned a lot about "restoring" old Triumphs and one thing I have learned is that it is important to know what you have! to that end I have been trying to find out just what I have bought. This is where I am getting a little confused, I thought I had bought a mk4 but now I am not so sure, the very battered vin plate lo
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