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Daz

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  1. It's strange how we spend money to keep the dog, £500 telly, the spare bedroom we haven't even been in for years and the wife warm and dry but neglect our £20k (and often more) pride and joy. My garage was built to the same spec as my kitchen with insulted floor, walls, roof and door along with central heating. I told the wife it was in case we ever wanted to turn it into a study, and she fell for it. The Joker sits in there snug as a bug in a rug. Magic


  2. Making holes in a new plenum chamber for the s/c.

    Back in the '50s grammar schools marginalised workshop subjects - mine had one woodworking lathe and no metalwork shop, and two hours per week.. So today, 55 years after a mis-spent schooling, was an adventure in a making holes in a 1/4 inch thick aluminium box section 3" square. On paper it bolts to a TR6 twin-carb manifold using the 8 carb stud tappings. So yesterday was spent with dykum ( another new experience) a scribe and a ruler, and a lens. I reckoned I was within 0.5mm of correct. Then the fun started. Centering a centre punch to 0.5mm is not so simple. But setting a 8mm drill dead centre on that - well, no-one ever taught me how to do that. The drill bit doesn't have a 'point', and its spiral... impossible. So I drilled 3mm holes centered with a lens. Then a stationary 8mm bit will bend ever so slighly when pressed onto the 3mm hole if off-centre. Very relieved that only two holes out of the 8 needed dremelling, And that they all lined up both ends of the manifold. The box slotted satisfyingly onto the manifold. . By contrast the hole I had dreaded, 2" diameter, was a doddle, using a hole saw in the pillar drill.

    So altogether a new experience, if a bit late in life.

    Peter

    Never too old to learn something new, but a nervous afternoon I would think.


  3. Hi

    I have decided to take out my gearbox again tomorrow to resolve my sticky clutch issue.

    What parts should I grease with a smidgeon of copper ease and is there any other procedure I should be doing ie. polishing up etc.

     

    Many Thanks.

     

     

     

    Chuck the B&B Transit clutch away and get a proper Leycock TR one


  4. More thanks to Derek, I have received a letter confirming new tax class, a receipt for £0 confirming my car is taxed until next March, V5C to follow, interestingly there is no mention of the £126 I paid to tax it 2 weeks ago :ph34r: maybe it will come back with the V5C.

    The main thing is its now free to tax for the next 40 years

     

    Result :rolleyes:

     

    Huge thanks Derek

    Just returned from Devon to find a cheque from Swansea for £95 so me a happy bunny.


  5. More thanks to Derek, I have received a letter confirming new tax class, a receipt for £0 confirming my car is taxed until next March, V5C to follow, interestingly there is no mention of the £126 I paid to tax it 2 weeks ago :ph34r: maybe it will come back with the V5C.

    The main thing is its now free to tax for the next 40 years

     

    Result :rolleyes:

     

    Huge thanks Derek


  6. Dear Daz,

     

    If you look at my response the one before yours send a copy of your heritage cert. to that dept in the DVLA along with your V10 & V5C by recorded delivery and ask them why have you had to pay £126 at the post office and can you have a refund? Lastly make sure that you also have copies of you V10 & V5C

     

    Bruce.

    Thanks Bruce, that's just what I have done. I hope to get my money back but I really just want to get the taxation class sorted for next time. Money is only money, it cant make you smile like a 6 on a sunny day. I will report back when / if my paperwork ever returns


  7. Well I failed today at local main post office, my car is 74 built 75 reg, I have a heritage certificate, they didn't know what it was, I gave up, paid my £126 and will be posting the reg doc to Swansea. Main thing is I'm back on the road for spring and to be honest £126 is cheap after blasting round the A roads for an hour tonight I have had my monies worth already

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