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Paul J

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About Paul J

  • Birthday 12/12/1953

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    Almost at Lands End
  • Cars Owned:
    Hillman Imps x2, van den Plas 1100, Viva SL90, mini 1000, MGB Roadster, Vauxhall VX4/90, Vauxhall Victor, MK3 Cortina 1600 GT, Fiesta Ghia, Volvo Estate, Volvo 365 GLT, BMW 318, BMW 320, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes ML270, VW Golf, BMW X1, TR4A 1966, TR6 1973. TR5 1968.

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  1. Well done Tim looking really good, enjoy. Paul
  2. Thanks Mick, the Red Surrey I had made locally in Mohair having had the backlight painted first which was a mistake, would have been easier to paint match the Surrey top but it looks much better than it did with a black Surrey. Its not quite as bright red as the pic states. Paul
  3. Back in the 70's I machine skimmed cylinder heads on a shaper both cast iron and aluminium heads, took awhile to set them up with feeler gauges. No coolant on the cast heads needed but we used paraffin on the aluminium heads. Paul
  4. May suit someone if you can find it! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Tr6-Chassis/174542199715?hash=item28a3869ba3:g:b8IAAOSwQC1fxyeH
  5. Thank you Rodders another year older!! Have managed 350 miles so far, for some reason there had been salt put on the roads which has stopped my driving. Merry Christmas to you both. Paul
  6. Yes that's correct Old English white, thank you for your thoughts, the colour seems to be quite close to the original paint I found underneath. No dry weather now unfortunately to enjoy it. Paul
  7. Nothing like that on mine Dave. Paul
  8. Thanks for all your positive comments much appreciated. 250 miles so far and beginning to relax a little and still have the grin. Paul
  9. Paul J

    Tank pic

    You have a PM Pete
  10. A local upholsterer he also did the seats. Based at Hayle Cornwall.
  11. I did get Jill a puppy in February Rodney very wise move on my part, not so wise now though the hairs on my black carpet are becoming a fixture, as soon as I turn the key the puppy is waiting to get in.
  12. Hi Tim I fitted a Smiths voltmeter with additional wire. Not easy to get exactly what you need from Autosparks, this was the 3rd loom I’ve had from them and I have yet to get it right.
  13. They are MX5 seats Gary had them re-upholstered locally in a cherry red leather.
  14. This TR5 project came my way in late January 2020, it was quite unexpected as I had given up all thoughts of having ownership of a 5 due to the ever increasing value and their scarcity. Sold my TR4A and TR6 and acquired UHD214F which had been a stalled project from late 80's residing in Worcester. Covid lockdown gave me the excuse to almost live in my workshop and garage, there was much to do though the chassis had been renewed in 1990 with new suspension bushes etc, all had perished and needed replacing, there were no B posts, all paint had been removed which had given its rat like look.
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