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  • Birthday 11/11/1965

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  1. Hello Brendan, I've just checked on the government's MOT website and it seems that your former car is still going strong ... https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/ In terms of establishing who owns the car now and where it is, that's not so easy. Up until quite recently you could have got the information from the DVLA, but no more. Probably your best bet is to contact the TR6 Registrar Derek Graham (saffrontr6@btinternet.com) and ask if the car is known to the club. If it is, then the club might be able to contact the owner and let them know that you are looking for the car. H
  2. Hi John, Sorry to hear of your woes. I cannot quite picture the issue, but something like this might help ... Or, this if you have a spinning collar .... Hope it is of some use. Cheers, Darren
  3. Sorry to hear you have sold your 5. I can understand why it's been a tough day for you. As someone said to me earlier, we are only the custodians of these cars. No doubt you've enjoyed the car and done your bit to keep it going. Let's hope the new custodian takes as much joy from it as you obviously have. I cannot ever imagine selling mine, but then we never know what the future holds and sometimes there's no choice but a difficult one. Best wishes, Darren
  4. Hi Mike, Sorry to hear of your issues. If you want to drop me an email, we can have a chat, as I've experienced similar. dfcummings@aol.com Cheers, Darren
  5. I've got a spare Harry. It's a bit tatty and I'm not absolutely sure it's working, but you are most welcome to give it a try. Best wishes, Darren
  6. I heard he did frilly knickers ... but might have imagined it.
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    FND 205F

    I agree, absolutely.
  8. TR5tar

    FND 205F

    Trouble is Hawk, somewhere along the line the car has been registered (incorrectly in the opinion of many) as a TR5, so Trading Standards are unlikely to take much interest. After all, the seller is selling it as a 5 and it's registered as one. There is a group of 5 owners who are trying to tackle the issue by making representations to the DVLA and the FBHVC at the moment, but I think it'll be a long and difficult process.
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    As Mafield says, lots of 250s correctly registered as 250s. If I had such a car to sell, I'd be straight on to the DVLA and put the error right.
  10. Glad to hear of your success Mark, even if it came at some expense. Rule I follow these days is always start with the easiest and cheapest things to change. Cheers, Darren
  11. Hi Mark, Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear of your woes, but hopefully you'll find some help here. If it were me, I think I'd start by talking with the dealer you purchased the car from. If they are one of the TR specific ones, then they'll be more than happy to help you, I'm sure. If they are not TR specialists, then I can see that you might not get far with them. Also, I appreciate that given the distance between you and the dealer and the problems, it'll be difficult to return the car. I'm certainly no expert on the mechanical side of things, but I'm always interested in
  12. Don't think that I could ever feel happy with an electric TR. No smell of exhaust fumes, or of petrol fumes, or of hot oil would ruin it for me. Darren
  13. Or, how about making an offer for this one that is said to be original ... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TR4-badge/163112460642?hash=item25fa42a162:g:OGkAAOSw7btay8sm Cheers, Darren P.S. No relationship with the seller.
  14. Is that a bar that we'll be meeting in? I'll see you there. Cheers, Darren P.S. Don't forget the gathering for Alec on Saturday from 3PM. I believe it is taking place in the Scampton room, but please check.
  15. "Heavens to mergatroid, if that MG is lapping faster than the Triumph, the TR driver is going to get this brolly where the sun don't shine when I catch hold of him". It's a lovely photo Tom. Humour is the best defense. Remember the happy times. RIP Alec. Darren
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