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Andrew Smith

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About Andrew Smith

  • 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 (uphill from Baldrick) - but West London born and bred!

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  1. Andrew Smith

    Tr6 hardtop

    Hello John, The PO of my TR6 (VUX) fitted one and, whilst I can see the attraction, in my opinion it doesn't 't look right on the square line of the 6 so it came off sharpish (along with those chrome wires and that 'wheelbarrow' exhaust system) - plus, if ST thought it suited the 6 lines they would have offered the 'Surrey' as an option. Edit: you'll need to change the windscreen capping for that of the TR5 if you go that way. Cheers, Andrew
  2. Andrew Smith

    Spring is in the air

    Yep, sure is Tim - Spring is just round the corner.......
  3. Andrew Smith

    Useful travelling spares list

    Rich, Why not join the TR Register, you'll be kept up to date with all what's going on then? Cheers, Andrew
  4. Andrew Smith

    Useful travelling spares list

    Matt, This is what I packed for a 3 week 3,200 mile road trip to France in 2012 (and didn't need any of it) and will repack for a week 3,600 mile tour of Spain, SofF and Italy in June. TR6 Spares List.doc Edit: just found this very useful info by Roger Ferris (TR5 Registrar) in a file: TR6_spares_spanners.pdf Cheers, Andrew
  5. Andrew Smith

    Compression Test Results and piston coke clean up

    With a 133k on the engine there's nothing wrong with those compression readings - I've seen a lot worse on 6's with half that, so it seems previous owners have looked after it very well. From your avatar it appears you have a CP, these are notoriously lumpy on idle due to the cam profile. Cheers, Andrew
  6. Hi Steve, No such problems with an original square bottle, maybe search out eBay and the usual TR used OE suppliers e.g. TR Bitz, TR Shop, TR Trader. Cheers, Andrew
  7. Andrew Smith

    Spot & Fog Lamps

    Rob, These original period (Lucas and Raydot) spot and fog lights were fitted to 'Saffy' from new and taken off the first owners' TR4 when he traded it in: Regards, Andrew
  8. Andrew Smith

    FOR SALE: TR6 and TR2 - 4 surplus parts

    Hi Willie, PM sent. Cheers, Andrew
  9. Andrew Smith

    Overdrive - Worth the expenditure?

    Peter, Unless I've read your opening post incorrectly, why go to the expense of buying both an OD and gearbox - why not just buy the J-Type, have it converted and fitted your existing box by Peter Cox? The gearbox removal/fitting, wiring, relay and switch is a relatively straightforward process and doing it this way is likely to save you well over £1, 000. Cheers, Andrew
  10. Andrew Smith

    WANTED: TR6 Frame

    Many thanks Simon, Regards, Andrew
  11. Andrew Smith

    WANTED: TR6 Frame

    Still looking folks. Cheers, Andrew
  12. Andrew Smith

    Fuel tank woes.

    Anyone tried this stuff (Scale-X) - https://www.tmchemicals.co.uk/scale-x-phosphoric-acid-rust-remover-264-p.asp
  13. A poignant photo this one turned out to be - Saffy has a new owner and is on its way to a private collection in the land of the land of the rising sun. Cheers, Andrew
  14. Andrew Smith

    What Motorbike(s) do you have in your garage?

    Jerry, Pete, Waldi Love the CBX, I remember when they were new and as you say, very expensive, over engineered and considered complicated so they didn't sell too many - but it was all about Honda flexing their technological muscles, and then the Kawasaki Z1300/6 was launch a year later (1979) and it all got silly thereafter. A mate of mine bought a US Z spec one in 2017 and I must admit I didn't think it handles or stopped very well when I rode it, but it did shift with almost turbine like acceleration - a few photos below. He's still got it and won't part with it. However, after all these years I've still got a soft spot for the old Brit bikes and hankering for a Trident T160 so when the FireBlade goes (and maybe the CB750) I might well be looking for one? Keep the photos and stories coming folks, this is turning in to a great thread! Cheers, Andrew
  15. Andrew Smith

    What Motorbike(s) do you have in your garage?

    Hi Tim, I do like the F2, a mate had one from new and it went like the clappers and handled OK too. Your old F2 is currently on SORN and I've posted a thread on the Honda forum to see if anyone knows of it - will keep you posted if anything turns up. Cheers, Andrew

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