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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. It just goes to show what can be done with a pile of bits, plus bikes take up so much less space than a TR and you can fit more into the same space. Yes, I've been keeping an eye on eBay etc and strong money is being asked for restored or project SL125s - the chance of a finding a UK one is slim. Cheers, Andrew
  2. Love the XL250 and that's a cracking restoration! - my first bike was a brand new SL125 in 1974, I was 17 and that little bike got me into enduro, trials and motocross bikes. One day I hope to see one in my garage next to a PE250......... Cheers, Andrew
  3. Excellent photos Paul! Cheers, Andrew
  4. Great photo Tom - yep, start them young and keep them interested! Here's my two boys - David in my first TR6 (aged 2 - he now 31) and Matt in my TR4A (aged 3- now 28): Cheers, Andrew
  5. My recovery is going well thanks Stan - luckily both my sons and their partners enjoy the TRs which is good as the boys will get one each when I'm either not driving anymore or I'm pushing up daisies. Not really a MG fan Waldi, however I do like the pre-war MGs, but any classic car (or bike) not used regularly is likely to spit the dummy so I'm lucky the boys like driving mine. Cheers both, Andrew
  6. My youngest son (Matt (28)) and future daughter in-law (Issy(28)) stayed with us this weekend - yesterday Matt took me for a nice long drive in the 3A; it was nice to get the old girl out and feel the wind in my hair and for him to drive the 3A again - both my sons have been insured in the TRs since the were 23. Today, Matt took Issy the TR6 out for a nice drive in the sunshine, her first outing in it - the young'uns just look right (cool) driving TRs:
  7. Trial fit and tested - tomorrow's job is to touch up the surrounding paintwork, dig out some appropriate spades and sleeves, final fit, re-grease the pivot points and then fit the LED conversions I got from from Bob in Feb. Cheers, Andrew
  8. Graham, Thanks for the offer, I may just do that. But it needs a repair and respray to the lower front wings which have split (approx 10mm) where the wing meets and vibrates against the sill and baffle plate, the offside is worse - my painter assures me he can match the Signal Red which has been on there since 1989. Cheers, Andrew
  9. Peter, You did, I was being a Biff and looking at the wrong diagramme! Cheers, Andrew
  10. Great photos - my son and future daughter in-law want my TR3A ('TuRK') at their wedding next August and will be driving it as part of the ceremony. They're getting married in a forest in Kent, so best get on with a few cosmetic jobs if TuRK is to look its best in the photos. Cheers, Andrew
  11. Harry, Bob 70 is the new 60 which is the new 50, so that's where I'm at - give into age at your peril. Keep riding, you don't need to ride balls-out just at a safe speed for you and the bike and just enjoy being free on two wheels. After Bev's and my recent health scares our attitude to life has changed, as in we try our best not to put anything off because we'll be a long time dead. Cheers, Andrew
  12. Blimey, I must be getting old - I was looking at the 4A MC pushrod! Cheers, Andrew
  13. That's interesting, the MOSS catalogue shows a fix rod. Cheers, Andrew
  14. Thanks Bob, I see you've got an adjustable MC rod, as TuRK has. Cheers, Andrew
  15. Thanks Alan, I keep a spare BMW one for the TR6, I'll look into it. Cheers, Andrew
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