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  • Birthday 09/04/1951

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    Chelmsford
  • Cars Owned:
    1965 mini 850, rebuilt with 1000 engine and 1100 gold seal g'box and diff assembly - sold

    1969 1600 Cortina, rebuilt with 1600 GT engine and 1600E diff assembly - sold

    A whole heap of other stuff, finishing with a Honda Accord 2.2 TDi; a very nice car for cruising long distances.

    Now have a Ford Kuga for comfort, carrying capacity and the grandchildren, with a Mercedes SL500 for long distance comfort travel.

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  1. Russell I took the above advice and fitted a second bonnet release. When I bought my car, the release mechanism was fitted with a post designed for 2 cables, so, at some point, an emergency release must have been considered by a PO. Inside the cockpit, the 2nd mechanism was a mirror image of the original, fitted on the drivers side. I routed it with the smoothest possible curve and cable tied the cable close to the bulkhead. This 'new' release I ran with a black handle and black outer case. The original release, I fitted with a new red cased cable with a red handle. The black release became the standard release, for every day use The red release, (the original) became the emergency release. This on the basis that; 1 - with the new release fitted and in use, I was much less likely to have a problem 2 - the "emergency" (original) release would only be used once. Using the new system, opening the bonnet became very, very much easier Hope this helps John
  2. If you think about it Triumph made some pretty cars; TR 4/4A/5 and 6, the Stag and the Heralds (mum had a 13/60), they all stand up well in the looks stakes even today. Such a pity the management of the companies was so slipshod in the latter years John
  3. The DiD I attended here, started at Stow Maries (http://www.stowmaries.org.uk), where at 08.45hr the wind did little for our efforts to keep warm. Like Roger, there was a huge range of cars; TR4's, 4A's and 6's, MGA's Stags, Fords, Morris', MB SL's Porsches, Bentleys and even a RR hearse and 2 accompanying black RR limo's. Again, like Roger, the weather held up, just, throughout the 53 mile drive to the Museum of Power (http://www.museumofpower.org.uk) A great day, organised by the CCVC John
  4. Mike I drive past Deals every Monday (well most Mondays) on my way to Coggeshall. Always glance at the cars in Deals, but have never stopped to take a proper look This one seems a bit pricey to me, but, I'll stop and have a look on Monday. I'm not in the market for another car, so SWMBO tells me . . . . . . . . . . . . .hmmmmm John
  5. Really, really good news, many thanks to John and his team, who have listened and worked to make this a better place I would echo Seans comment regarding the sign in rules, as it was these that prevented a lot of old hands from staying. On the positive side, the above is the only potential stumbling block to seeing at least some of the old hands back with us John
  6. Jogger Hi FWIW, the military use Rust Veto. I know that the product is designed for hydraulic systems, but, as a cleaner and preventative measure, once you have your system cleared, it has merit. Although light oil based, it can be flushed with water glycol and is emulsifying, so, will not damage your system The one suitable for water based systems is; https://www.houghtonintl.com/en-gb/node/1582 John
  7. Rich

    Good evening

    We are just off the A&N roundabout 5 Fraser Close CM2 0TD

    I am usually around . . . Here, at my daughters in Chelmer Village . . . . . At my sons place in Witham.

    Just call me on 07713 916725 and we can meet up

     

    John

  8. Paul Mechanical If the element is fitted with any form of bypass device (I don't know about this one, do you have the part number), the primary reason the bypass is there is to protect the element from damage. Poor/wrong assembly or an over rated spring could result in the type of collapse you can see. The element should be tested to 3x the design collapse rating. If the spring is correctly rated, is the element blocked? Did it do excess running hours? These elements are usually rated at about 60 microns This, generally, allows the carbon to circulate, as is is not considered to be detrimental to the engine in the usual concentrations. A blocked filter will capture much more carbon. This will blind the media and create a high delta P High delta P could, could, result in the damage shown. Hope this helps Note; If you have the part number, I'll try to get hold of the spec John
  9. AlanYes, I have an interest in the peninsular wars, the House of Bourbon is a part of the history of the time Something I am ignorant of is the origins of the 3 colours on the Tricolore. The cross of St George is something we only tend to see at sporting events and right wing rallies, which is a great shame. We share our brave Roman soldier with, Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia. Aapparently the country Georgia is named after St. George.
  10. I heard this was the colour of the new French national flag
  11. Rodders That applied if I had declared that my 6 was garaged when at home, which I did. She lived in a nice warm garage. So, if I left her on the drive and she was nicked, the insurance company would not pay When I was away from home in the car, she was insured overnight, even if not garaged. But, I . . . . . Had to have the hood up!!! Had to lock the car!!! On a 1975 Triumph? . . . . .The hood can be opened with a sharp finger nail and the door with a hair grip
  12. Didn't we see this, or something very similar a few months back It was a silly price then
  13. Gents I tend to agree with your points, there is some money to be spent, brining things up to par, but, as Kevin says, it's originality for me and a lot of that originality has been replaced and would need to be put back; wheels, PI system, steering wheel are the easy bits to spot, so what else would need doing? I have always coveted the TR5; The prettiest body, combined with the straight 6 PI. I know the Lucas PI has its critics, but, after Clive Manvers had worked his magic on my TR6, including going back to original parts, the engine started, ran, pulled and stopped like a dream, no matter what the temperature or weather. Why don't I have a '5'? The answer is in the advert.
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