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aardvark

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  1. That would be my take too John. Running up to water temperature is not the same as running up to oil temperature. Unless you get the oil hot then it can’t boil off the condensation. And doing that in winter by not driving it will be difficult. cheers dave
  2. It’s too high (which is why Jeff has the timber ramps in place), and it’s too wide to drive over (see the arrowed parts in the photo below). It has to be pushed under the car from the side. So you need a garage which is the width of your car with working space plus the width of the frame (so you can push it under the car from the side).
  3. What is the width of your garage Mick and whose lift do you have installed? It looks mint!! cheers dave
  4. Steve, from memory 50 inches. You definitely won’t have enough room with a 9 foot garage. My garage is 3.6m wide. I put the car on dollies and push it to one side, then man handle the really heavy tilting lift into place into the centre of the garage whilst trying not to drop it on the car, then push the car back over it. I only just have enough space to do this. My view of it is that it is good once you have it in place, but the hassle for my size garage isn’t something I regularly want to do more than once a year. If I had the money then a proper drive on scissor lift is what
  5. I had mine refurbed by past parts about 5 years ago. More expensive than buying a new replacement but there were some dodgey new ones around at the time. It came back looking like new. cheers dave
  6. With modern fuel, it’s only a matter of time .....
  7. Original Triumph TR book states the home market steering lock being standard on CP52786 onwards. My 70 car is slightly earlier and does not have the steering lock. cheers dave
  8. Hello. I asked this very question a couple of weeks ago. Scroll down to page 4, currently second item on tr6 forum. cheers dave
  9. I don’t understand your point here Tim. Clearly the old tread patterns are still being used (because you can buy them). Modern Snow tyres have a more similar tread pattern to the classics than to summer tyres, the main difference being rubber compound. Michelin wouldn’t sell classic tyres if they were in any way unsafe or less safe than modern tread shape. If tyres are old (in age terms) they will not be as safe as new tyres regardless of tread pattern type - that’s obvious. It’s strange that you think that there are people that will hold on to their tyres beyond the safe date
  10. So the dash has to come out I’m afraid. The two big instruments have to be totally removed and then perhaps you can tilt the wooden dash enough to get at the rheostat without removing the other instruments. If you got this far though it’s easier to remove all the instruments and do the remainder of the task on the bench.
  11. If all the instrument lights have switched off I would just rotate the rheostat to see if they come on. Sometimes I have accidentally knocked the rheostat and then found some weeks later that the lights don’t work. Turning the rheostat always switches them back on ( for me at least). if the rheostat has failed then I would remove the dash and tackle it on the bench. Especially so if you plan to install a clock! good luck.
  12. There’s a lot of talk about tread pattern but we shouldn’t forget about tyre shape (I don’t mean round). Modern tyres have a square profile meaning the breakaway point is sharp. The classic tyres have a rounded profile meaning that the breakaway point is less sharp and more predictable. we shouldn’t forget that our suspension geometry was designed around the tyres used in the 60’s and 70’s. I don’t think you can say that a modern tyre design is superior to a classic tread pattern tyre which uses modern materials. If that was the case then there would be no market for XAS, CA67 and the
  13. My experience with XAS is similar to Kevo’s ie it’s a excellent tyre with very safe and predictable handling characteristics. Certainly ranks up there as the best improvement on my car compared to the over wide tyres it used to have. cheers dave
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