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Andrew Smith

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  • Birthday 11/03/1957

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    Originally joined the Register in 1984 when I owned a 1973 TR6 (OPC 310L) and another 73 TR6 (NAP 966M), then a basket case 68 TR4A (NHA 717F) and then another 68 TR4A (SUV 407F). Have recently found OPC 310L (TR6) and SUV 407F (TR4A), anyone know the whereabouts of my other TR6 (NAP 966M) and TR4A (NHA 717F)?
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    Farnham, Surrey, but West London born and bred!

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  1. Have great trip Steve, I'll look forward to reading your progress on FB - like you, I'd be fair happier doing that journey on a GS than a Multistrada. Cheers, Andrew
  2. Hi Steve, You may have missed my big day back in early July as you were probably off sailing the seven seas in Kedr, but driving is now back to normal after a little over a year off the road. Update to my post below is that I've had a couple of short cautious rideouts on the Zed (the CB750 K1 is not ready yet, maybe next year?) which went well and a rideout down to the Alton Cafe with a couple of mates on their oil burners (RG500 and 750H2) and it felt good to be back on two wheels again, but haven't been out for a few weeks due to the weather. Cheers, Andrew
  3. Peter, Here's Saffy's petrol cap position which is correct: 1970 CP, original and unmolested apart from period Moto Lita steering wheel - can't see why a 74 CR cap would be positioned any different, so your's is correct too. Cheers, Andrew
  4. Those were the days Suzanne, this is a photo of the very first forum meet organised by Guy (Jersey Royal) back in 2009 at Malvern. I'm in the pink 'Camp Flowers' shirt in this one and No 16 in the second photo above - I'll let other identify themselves as they may wish to retain their anonymity for good reason, just saying....... Cheers, Andrew
  5. Yep, hand painted in matt black with a brush at the factory - runs were not an optional extra........ Cheers, Andrew
  6. Tom, Thank you for letting us know, it couldn't have been easy. I bet Diane is already putting Alec straight on a few things in her own indomitable style. Our sincere condolences to you, Colin and the rest of the family. Andrew & Bev
  7. Steve, I’m glad you were able to keep your riposte polite and I’m equally glad you felt able to fire off both barrels, or at least express your opinion. I’m an advocate for free and frank speech, not unlike Alec in that regard; although he was much blunter and far more eloquent a Wordsmith than I could ever wish to be. I apologise if you and others felt patronised by my post and felt it arrogant, that was not the intent. Maybe if you reread it after the red mist has settled you may see the key point of what I was conveying. You are not alone in having a really stressful job an
  8. The problem with the Likes button is that it was not solely associated with technical advice. I, like many others I'm sure, had noticed some members trying desperately (for some reason?) to increase their number of posts by posting inane topics and comments e.g. stupid jokes, childish threads etc, very few of which (if any) had technical content or offered meaningful advice and getting 'Likes', all which tallied up - this did not mean they were particularly technically competent, but could be interpreted as being so. Cheers, Andrew
  9. Yes, that rising sun was somewhat of a premonition as I took the photo during a photoshoot in October 2016 for a Triumph World article about Saffy. Talking of photoshoots, here's some taken in July 2017 for a Classic Cars Magazine shootout - Saffy waving the flag for the TR6 and out in front again, of course! Cheers, Andrew Taken by Rob of Classic Cars Magazine These two taken by me:
  10. Hi Roger, Very good! Several times riding a motorbike over the years I've felt Jesus has wanted me, but not for a Sunbeam. Cheers, Andrew
  11. Thanks for your comment, however it was taken on a closed military road at sparrow's fart!
  12. Such sad news - to anyone that knew Alec and knows Diane will understand what Stuart says is so true! Andrew
  13. One of my favourite photos of 'Saffy', my 1970 survivor TR6, now in a private collection in Japan.
  14. Fair price for a very good project - good luck with the sale Rex. Cheers, Andrew
  15. Sean, Not sure if you read the posts but they encroached into club business, so I think John's action was appropriate. Cheers, Andrew
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