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  1. Tom Believe me, when you have a guy who understands the PI system and sets it up properly, it is 1st class The late great Clive Manvers and his team fixed my unreliable gear change and cold start / cold running issues I drove a different car away from Emsworth. Yes, I was £1000 down, but, never a problem from that point on. John
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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



  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. I heard this was the colour of the new French national flag
  12. 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
  13. Didn't we see this, or something very similar a few months back It was a silly price then
  14. 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.
  15. Mike is rightModern unleaded decays quickly, if left static, just 3 or so weeks will cause it to deteriorate. Keeping the tank full is fine, if you use the fuel Regular usage and topping up will do the job, but, you need to be using a goodly proportion of the fuel in a 10 to 14 day period. This way, degradation of the fuel is minimised and the presence of the fuel protects the inside of the system
  16. Always used Esso Synergy from choice No ethanol in the SE, East Anglia. Use it neat, straight from the pump, nothing added, nothing taken away. Ethanol is added in some UK regions, forumites more informed than me can confirm where. Shell V Power as a back up
  17. This thread provides a big part of the answer to the problem . . . Use this forum, all over the country, there are the likes of young Stuart down South, stick with those who we know are long term TR fanatics
  18. I ran mine all year round I did any planned maintenance during the winter, but, if she was on her wheels, she was out and about whenever it was dry and there was no salt residue on the road. If it was inclement for a long period, I would run her up for about 30 minutes at least once a week. I never worried about tyre flat spots, she didn't stand around long enough IMHO
  19. When it happened to me, it was a 'big' lump of solder on a poor repair in the wiring inside the column, took a while to find it.
  20. All I have 2 off Osram headlight bulbs, details as in the title above These are of no use to me, but, seeing as how I cannot for the life of me remember having a need for these since my Mini days, I wonder why I still have them! Anyway . . . . .any good to anyone? If so, PM me details and I will post them out, FOC John
  21. wjgco

    Path to purism?

    Make It's simple and quick Probably doesn't save any money, but, the satisfaction of doing it and knowing how to for next time
  22. Gents I have a windscreen Capping for a 6 here in CM2 if it is of use to anyone. Used, but straight PM me if you would like to pick it up, posting it will be both a bu99er and costly I don't like to bin stuff, but, as we are moving (a future proofing exercise, I'm told), I have to clear a lot of stuff out John
  23. Poor management for sure Alec, rusty steel panels fitted in production, but. . . . . My 2 brothers-in-law worked at Cowley, one on the assembly line, one at pressed steel fisher. They spent more time out on strike than in work A very small number of people who ran the unions at Cowley were determined to bring the factories to a close and in the end, they did. Remember Red Robbie in the Midlands?
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