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  1. On 11/14/2019 at 11:49 AM, jogger321 said:

    I have one of these in my TR and to be honest its Ok, my only criticism is the FM station strength is not good at holding the reception, its got Bluetooth and you can charge your phone etc.

    Amazing value for money think I paid £15 delivered  

  2. Adrian


    I think the flat bar dimensions were 20mm wide by 2.5mm in thickness with very simple radius'd ends, I will confirm next time I go to my lock up.

    To be honest I copied this existing MGF ones as a pattern, hacksaw, file and re drilled out the holes.

    I have still not finished the skirt on mine to stop the draft coming between the seats.

    Hope this helps






  3. Hi all


    Starting ticking off the jobs for re commissioning the car for the coming season, anyway the problem I was having engaging overdrive was simply down to the Gearbox oil level being low.


    Took the car for a run today and it engaged and disengaged really well.


    Thanks for all your comments & support




  4. Guys


    Took my CR TR6 out for a drive today and what was noticeable was how long the Overdrive took to Engage and Disengage, seemed like forever say 15 seconds at a guess.

    I have not noticed this issue before and wondered if you can offer some advice on where to focus my attention to resolve.

    The gearbox oil I have is EP90 grade and I have not checked the level since early summer.



    Any ideas would be appreciated 


    Thanks in advance



  5. Steve


    I too have a CR with a 996 pump in rear arch which reading the history of the car was installed in the 90's, I am interested to know what you opt for pipework and connections for the installation. I have already uprated the tank outlet, installed a tap and replaced standard triumph filter with Inline replaceable type as shown but think this set up could be improved.


    Can you post some images of your pipework set up please





  6. Adam


    For three years I had the three K&N filters in place with standard linkage on my CR model, I found it could be difficult to start when hot without choke applied. About one year ago I purchased an original Plenum and fitted single K&W filter on its end, its definitely better at Hot starting now.




    Hope the picture helps





  7. Dennis


    I totally agree my son who is 16 year old generally comes with me to classic car meets, loves the gatherings & photographing the cars, funny enough he loves Austin 7's. However recently he had his school prom and I have been offering to take him in my 6 as most arrive in more modern prestige cars. He said "no way" too embarrassing to be seen in car with you !!!! I think the problem with him and my car was he would have needed to go with me on his own and if it had been say a stag that could have held 3 people it would have been OK.


    You cannot win



    Give it a year and he will want to drive it if he passes his test and I can afford the insurance cover





  8. Update



    Took the car for a drive at the weekend as the weather was great and the wind deflector has made a difference, as stated I increased the length of the mounting brackets by 35mm to get the deflector height increased.


    Image of brackets extended by 35mm, original on the Right hand side was 100mm centers between M8 clearance holes, now 135mm.




    Not bad for total spend just over £50 so far



    Question, can any of you advise me of what you have connected to the Bottom of the wind deflector to stop draft between the seats ? I am assuming leather/pvc material strip, is this correct ?, pictures would be fantastic




    Thanks in advance






  9. Did you use the MGF brackets or make bespoke ones?




    I modified the existing MGF brackets, opening up the mounting holes for clearance under the seat belt guides and a bit of adjustment the mounting angles to ensure the hood frame cleared when retracted. To be honest i was suprized i don't have to remove the wind deflector when putting the hood up and down, it clears without a problem. The next thing is to road test it to see if it does the job, which i hope to do over the weekend.


    Hope this helps




  10. Thought would like to see my take on an alternative & cheaper method of fitting a wind deflector on my Tr6, I couldn't bring myself top spend nearly £200 on a bespoke one.


    Your not going to like this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I have purchased an a used MGF version off ebay for £50 including delivery and with minor bracket adjustment, right angle bracket mounted under my seat belt guides, It fits well.



    I have not fully tested yet as ran out of time today, but very happy with the result.


    following options may be needed to optimise performance


    1. Increase height slightly by lengthening brackets, I think it may not be 1-1/2 below side windows, more like 2-1/2"

    2. Make a pvc/leather skirt and fix with velcro to underside stop draft between seats.


    What do you think ?







  11. Fitting hidden anti theft imobilisor switch given Phil's terrible week, this seems like a warning shot !


    I was thinking of breaking into the wire prior to the Inertia switch, is this a good location and if so what amp age rating switch do i need ? will 16 amp do as i have one spare.



    Forum thoughts would be appreciated







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