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  1. Sorted - it was the inertia switch. Thanks Waldi!!!!
  2. I've not started the car for a couple of months, but due to the change in the weather I decided to give it a run today. Flat battery to start with which was rectified with a spare battery. Bosch fuel pump sounded good initially, and nothing appeared untoward. However, after cranking it half a dozen times without success I then realised that said pump was no longer working - arrrggghhh! I'm a complete novice when it comes to anything mechanical & electrical so haven't a clue where to start looking. Could it be a fuse? Any ideas gratefully received.
  3. For sure. Either that or Stag unit?
  4. Right, minds made up and I'm going to bite the bullet and get an A type fitted. Have to thank each and every one of you for your words of encouragement, it was all I need to hear. Sincere thanks to all for taking the time to respond. Kind regards Peter
  5. Andrew - See my response above
  6. Showing my ignorance (nothing new there then) but is that option available in an A type unit. There's nothing wrong with my existing gear box, but most of the refurbished A type units I have seen so far come with a gear box combined. Prices are based on an exchange basis, so presumably I send the gear box from my car once it has been removed?
  7. Hi Rob. Couldn't agree more. My previous six (back in the 70's) had an A type fitted, and I loved it!
  8. Hi All. It's been a good while since I have felt the need to consult the esteemed members of this group, and hope your advice will enable me to reach the correct decision. I have a 1971 TR6 which unfortunately is a non overdrive model. I am considering having an A type overdrive & gearbox fitted, and given the estimated cost of around £2,500 (ish) I am wondering if it's a worthwhile expenditure? I specifically want an A type overdrive, as that's what would have been fitted in 1971, rather than the apparently more 'robust' J type. I suppose my question is with regards to the residual value once an overdrive is fitted - is an overdrive model more valuable than a non overdrive model. Not necessarily overly concerned with recouping all of the cost of installation, but it'd be nice to think the car might increase by 50% of the cost? Thoughts please... Regards Peter
  9. Thanks Chaps! I'm hoping that I've the same problem (and solution) that Tim D experienced. I'm just hoping whatever the RAC man did, is easily reversible,and I'm able to identify the wiring connections to their correct positions. Watch this space... Many thanks to all once again. Peter
  10. Hi All. Following my post regarding engine cutting out which I posted last month. A really long story cut short, the car eventually broke down and it wouldn't start again. The man from the RAC eventually diagnosed (frying my radio in the process)the problem as a faulty ignition switch. He then ran a temporary 'live' wire from the battery directly to the coil to enable me to get home. Can anyone tell me is replacing an ignition switch an easy task,or would I need the expertise of an auto electrician? Also will I now need a new lock and keys? Finally, there seems to be a wide range of switches available, at vastly different costs. Can anyone recommended a particular type? 1971 CP car. Ignition located on steering column which is lockable. Many thanks. Peter
  11. Many thanks to all for taking time to reply. Much appreciated! No plans for the next few days to get behind the wheel, but will let you know should the problem manifest itself again. Regards Peter
  12. Another point I should have perhaps made clearer in my initial post was the 'slightly' overheating was some 3 hours before the stalling took place. Up until that point I'd probably driven over 40 miles with no problems whatsoever! Could it be the coil?
  13. Hi John. Can't say I noticed what effect it has on other instruments. Driving along happily listening to the radio, then a split second after the radio goes off the engine has stalled. A quick jump start in 3rd gear, and it fires up again. I just hope I'm not putting everyone on a bum steer with my diagnosis of an electrical fault??? When driving in 3rd gear for the last few miles, the engine doesn't miss a beat!
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