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  1. Hello Chris, welcome to the Forum.


    You don’t say, do you know when (year) it was sprayed BRG and what type of paint (cellulose etc) and how many panels affected?


    I’m not an ‘expert’ but, in my experience, this is 99% of the time down to something not covered in the preparation..... If it’s any consolation, I had my 3A sprayed (cellulose and original [I used to be much more sure about this - Bill Pigott!] Signal Red, half a dozen tiny blisters appeared in quick time... However, they have never got any worse; Ive done much worse in the meantime.... Don’t let this spoil the enjoyment of owning and Driving something special! 

  2. Happy Birthday Wayne (albeit belated)....


    However, the issue here is BOD have ‘closed - and not sure bolted - the door way after the horse has bolted’ ..... Fact is from RedTom posting Members and enthusiasts are still being ripped-off..


    On a final note, again, not impressed that BOD will not step up to engage and take ‘ownership’ here.



    Kind regards 


  3. On 1/18/2020 at 3:38 PM, RogerH said:

    The sad thing about this person was that after hurting so many good TRR members he was allowed to walk away from the club unscathed.

    Whereas another member was hung, drawn and quartered in public by the committee without any charges being made for the membership to see what was going on.




    Roger, again, you have made the crucially good point.


    Now, and by further copy to all, what can we effectively do about it? - If we just wait for A. Westbury and chums to read this and ACT on members (and all decent TR drivers) behalf, I’m afraid we will be waiting for ever.....

    Do we have a mechanism to ‘encourage’ (I’m lost for the right word here) the BOD to start acting as correctly fitting and carrying out the role they are in place to do?


    On a final note, by copy to BOD, if I’ve got hold of the wrong end of the stick; still appreciate to know what, where and how?

  4. Looks a bit of fun... Cannot begrudge them that (Do none of you remember the terrible things we used to do to ours back in the day (or, was that only Apple County?)


    However, I don’t understand starting with what appears such a good original example? 

  5. Hi John,


    Many, many years ago I ran mine out of alignment, everything was ‘fine’ for ages, the tipping point finally came when the overdrive dropped out and I carried on at ridiculously high revs leading to the woodruff key shearing (Cat Tunnadine towed me miles home - he was a good guy 40 years ago!)....


    In hindsight, tell your pal, it would have been prudent for me to shim / sort the dynamo alignment (in my case)

  6. 6 hours ago, John Morrison said:

    Lubricant must be only soap, fairy liquid etc, or your tyre will be kaput anyway.


    Cannot do the ‘thumbs up’ due to John being a (head) mod but, this is absolutely the way to go, whatever else you try put loads of liquid washing up liquid top and bottom then do what you have to do wriggling on both sides.... It went in therefore it really should also come out

  7. Smart lady!


    Anyone remember the period shot of Miss World in the car with Stirling Moss?............ Reportedly, (OK it was actually a caption competition) she said to him something along the lines “So Stirling you were never actually a World Champion!

  8. Well done Colin, - your wife sounds lovely!


    You’ll be amazed and impressed with the power and performance of a side screen TR compared to any of the pre-war cars - we can keep up with most moderns within ‘legal’ limits.


    As per my Nov 7 post, that was my first and positive observation.. much better and rare you can find a car that has not been molested and bodged over the years of changing ownership


    good luck and enjoy... keep us posted



  9. Yes Peter, best wishes and sympathies from me also..... Don’t think any any of us went into TR custodianship knowing or expecting where it might ultimately lead....


    We are all on the same path, just at different cycles, I’m hoping long term ownership can only help make us more resilient in whatever small way, you can say if that is all total bol###s   




  10. 2 hours ago, Andy Moltu said:

    It's part of classic ownership.

    I find it really difficult to hand over doing any jobs to someone else.

    If I do it I know it will be done right and if it's not I know who to blame.

    Bang on Andy, I’m exactly the same....


    Must admit that the ‘5 mins jobs’ take increasingly longer than the allotted half hour nowerdays but, that generally also OK

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