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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. Spot on Neil, it was even worse on my 98 E36 M3 EVO.
  2. A similar thing happened on our recent tour in europe in VUX (our 72 TR6), after setting off from the South of France for Italy in 34C+ we hit mile after mile of stop-start slow moving lorries and caravans. Then after crossing into Italy we hit even more traffic and at one point sat for over 30+ minutes in more stop-start traffic in a fume filled tunnel at baking oven temperatures due to a lorry breaking down - I dread to think what the temperature under the bonnet was, but VUX kept it's cool. After a cooling down period the clutch was perfect for the rest of the trip through Italy, Switzerland and home via France. Cheers, Andrew
  3. Thanks Conrad, like most things to do withTR ownership, you have to get a little creative at times........ Cheers , 'George'
  4. Chris, We have just returned from a 3 week/3,000 mile tour in Europe visiting Spain, the South of France, Italy and Switzerland we got caught in some horrendous stop-start traffic on the drive from the SofF to Italy with temperatures hitting 36-38C. For most parts of the driving the weather was between 28 - 34C. My TR6 runs a Bosch pump and diaphragm PRV and I didn't experience any problems with fuel vapourisation or have any injection issues, I did keep the fuel tank topped up when whenever possible as the cold fuel helps keep the system cool. Quality of fuel also helped, I avoided 95/98 (E10) like the plague as I found the car did experience pre-ignition on E10, but no such problems with 95/E5. Hope the above is useful. Regards, Andrew
  5. Hi Marco, Many thanks for your recommendation to visit Villa del Balbianello whilst we were at Lenno on Lake Como, it was spot on - it was a short walk from hotel Lenno up a rather steep incline in 32C but well worth it to see the villa, it's absolutely stunning gardens and views: From Como we drove north to Lake Lucern, again with spectacular views Regards Andrew & Bev
  6. Today we drove from Santa Margherita on the Italian Riviera to Lake Como........and VUX has had to put up with some extremely hot weather at 32C! Cheers, Andrew
  7. Thanks Marco, useful info. Cheers, Andrew
  8. Hi Marco, Here's the outline route (minus local drive-outs and diversions) for you and other non-members: Portsmouth to Santander and return via Calais - Dover Santander, Spain - Lenno, Italy: Lenno, lake Como - Lake Lucern (via the Furka Pass) - Calais Cheers, Andrew
  9. Hi Marco, Have a look at this thread: Regards, Andrew
  10. Thanks Neil, we sure have mate! Cheers, Andrew
  11. Good observation - only one is wrong (not fitted by me I hasten to add) - now sorted as per the BB. Cheers, Andrew
  12. Preparing for our 3 week Euro trip this coming Friday - replaced the near side halfshaft as there was too much play in the splines (so just in case) and started packing the spares in the boot and around the car: Cheers, Andrew
  13. Thanks for the feedback folks, very useful. Steve - thanks for the offer, although I'll wait until you've tried them and see what you think. Cheers, Andrew
  14. Thanks Alan, a useful observation. Cheers, Andrew
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