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david c

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About david c

  • Birthday 11/24/1949

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. That' interesting, will have a poke about and let you know how I get on, Thanks again David
  4. Thanks Rob, clear and simple......just what I need /needed
  5. 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
  6. 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 satisfied I post a pic or two, Thanks all for your help and advise David
  7. Steve that sounds like just what i'm looking for.......how do I find it please?
  8. 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
  9. 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 I had the time to ....perfect my spraying technique is too strong a word, but improve fits the bill. As I said I am "quite" pleased with the finish but I think I might be able to improve it with a little light cutting and polishing and would appreciate any advise, I really would rather not go at it with even 1200 grit wet and dry. Thanks and sorry for the waffle. David
  10. 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 think of right now. David
  11. 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"
  12. 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 looks a bit odd one side pop riveted the other side screwed on the numbers indicate a 1972 UK built car FH43378 that agrees with the licence plate number, the trim number indicates a black interior which it has. The paint is stamped as 96 saphire blue.....to my mind the colour of the car is French Blue? which is odd as I believe this colour was not used until 1973. The engine number is YC67581HE this is where it gets very confusing from my research this engine number it would seem to refer to a 1500 Spitfire or rear wheel drive Dolomite 1500s I assume the engine was at some stage replaced? On the plus side the chassis looks very good and despite the odd bit of bodywork welding which looks to have been very well done it seems like a nice little car. should I be worried or just get on with it? Thanks all David
  13. Used to use this on the teak work on my boat, can't see a use for it on TRs. David
  14. david c


    Thanks Mick that makes sense.
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    Back to bare metal inside and out, but not painted in epoxy primer, just standard grey primer..........like they used in the factory? reasoning the original primer would not have been epoxy (would it?) and that lasted 50 years, was planing on giving the top and bottom inside a spray over with some sort of underseal" as its quite clear that's where the rust strikes.
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