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  1. Thank you, OK not for purists but they do make sense as they will never need painting and no rust problem either, plus it would be easy to cut an access hole to be able to remove headlight bulb as said previously and blank it off with a suitably large rubber bung of some kind. Peter where did you get your plastic bowls from please? Thanks everyone I know what to do now. Michael
  2. No access to the rear - good idea - I'm going to be putting leds in my Cibies mind so access won't be a problem as they last longer than halogens. I was looking to see what other TR users have found out as I'm at the stage of either de rusting and painting existing ones or buying the plastic ones if they are upto the task as someone said they don't fit but then why would Moss et all be selling them? Maybe I should ring Moss see what they say. Thanks for your reply. Michael
  3. Hi can anyone tell me if the plastic headlamp bowls are worth buying as the metal ones always seem to rust. I did read somewhere ont net that the plastic bowls are not compatible with Tr6 which I thought was strange. Lastly will the Landrover plastic bowls which are not made by Wipac fit Tr6 as they do appear to be a Walbro make if memory serves me right I think. Thank you guys Michael
  4. Thanks for the help guys, a hardened steel ball bearing sounds a good idea I may get that and see how it goes. Michael
  5. Can anyone tell me if the small pin/dowel or whatever its called which fits in the bottom of the gearstick can be bought new. The one in mine looks quite worn I was expecting it to be round on the top and flat on the bottom where it sits inside its hollow with spring inside. Also the end of my gearstick has grooves around it- is this normal? I'm restoring my car and going through everything to make sure it's as it should be so appreciate your advice. Thank you Michael
  6. So that's around 143bhp at the wheels Harry pretty good, have you had the cylinder head ported and flowed? Regards Michael
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    Do you mean the pi Pedestal seals? as that's what your picture looks like--the pedestal does have 2 seals which are hard but not that difficult to fit if you make sure the assembly is absolutely clean and add a little lube on the outer surface of the seal whilst making sure you press them in square on - I used a socket of the nearest diameter if I remember rightly. Michael
  8. Confused now, I've read on this forum that it was OK to zinc plate nuts and bolts provided they are put in the oven afterwards to heat treat them now someone is saying they shouldn't be galvanised which is same process isn't it?? Confused dot com Michael
  9. I got mine from one of the TR suppliers that has stock of old parts TRGB I think it was, part was cut from a rhd bulkhead so needed cleaning up but fit perfect once done.
  10. Mm fitting anything to any car with 60 year old wiring would concern me- unless it was removed and thoroughly checked end to end for continuity and decent earthing for example, yes led bulbs would help on current draw and stick with engine mounted fan rather than an electric to keep the originality too. Everyone is different and we are all entitled to our opinions - it's not worth getting upset over it life's too short as we all know. Forums are great for sharing info, experiences, advice that's what they are here for. Yes some people can be arsey but you get that walking down the hi street or should I say in the large shopping malls - try working in retail for years like I did and you will really see how unreasonable and arsey folks can really be!
  11. Peter- Around 5 times the price of standard plastic number plates - but in the grand scheme of things these old sportscars are no longer cheap if your doing a full restoration either yourself or someone doing it for you.
  12. Is it a photo shoot for an advert? Slogan could be along the lines of: "Remember what we produced before joining the EU- let Britain Triumph again!"
  13. No worries there chopper the original style will be on mine - you know the reflective yellow background and the reflective white with raised letters-just need to find who makes them -no reflection with silver and black obviously which will have been why the dvla changed them though the old TRs before the 6 do suit the old plates as they are period correct. Happy motoring everyone. Michael
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