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  1. Sorry it posted twice but I can't see how to delete this copy Nice one Andrew, I like the simplicity. etc, etc, ..... Cheers, Pete.
  2. Nice one Andrew, I like the simplicity. I use something similar when working on my bikes, the problem is the same but, rather than on the flat, I needed to work around peculiar shaped bits of bike. My solution was a 5" off-cut of mains electrical wire, the stuff with thick copper cores, and to put a crocodile clip onto the ends of two individual wires and then a large clip onto the other end. The larger clip clamps onto the edge of tinware on the bike (the electrical box's lid or the headlamp-shell usually) ..with a piece of inner-tube under to protect the paintwork. The other end's t
  3. Nicely nostalgic piccie Ian, I'd guess it was taken in December 1962, as that looks to be a Mk10 Jaguar at the junction ..which wasn't introduced until 1961.
  4. Yes thank you, I can relate to sitting on, rather than in, seats and their surrounding spaces.
  5. I think it looks great and the slot alloys do suit the car in that colour. The GT6's superb style is such a temptress ..indeed she's very hard to resist but, with my being less agile now I'm into my mid-60's as well as being 6' 5", broad, and having big feet - I'm not sure if it would work for me ..and even a strict diet wouldn't help much ! Well done on that achievement ! Might I ask how does the GT6 compare in interior size, as well as ease of ingress and exit, compared to your TR6 ? Cheers, Pete.
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    Impressive .. .. and I'm delighted to see a six being upgraded to a four
  7. Undoubtedly fuels do go stale and loose their octane, and they also disappear. As previously mentioned the carburettor will get seriously gooed up and experience internal corrosion. I wonder if the latter may be in part be due to the different metals (aluminium alloys + brass or whatever) ie., bi-metal corrosion with the petrol as the electrolyte. The carbs I bought for my 4A engine replacement had float bowls with what looked heavy treacle in them. I've similarly had corrosion and varnish-like deposits in motorcycle and the generators (on investigation - the latter has a drain valve t
  8. I've just had a new front tyre for my Sunbeam motorcycle. It's an odd size and a classic tread pattern (a Dunlop TT100 motorcycle tyre) so I was concerned about ending up with old stock. Although I wouldn't normally have thought of them for tyres - I bought from Demon Tweeks ..as their price (with delivery) was best. But first I spoke to their sales agent about my concern of the tyre's age ..and he assured me that it would be new stock from Dunlop. Delivery however might be a week or ten days. As it happens, the tyre arrived two days later and was DOT coded : 3620. What's that beginning
  9. For whatever it's worth .. a couple of photos I have saved into the same file happened be next to each other. Although they're of a TR3A and an E-type ..and so very different in their structure / body construction, fuel tanks and suspension, I found the similarities in this behind-the-seats space interesting . . . It's quite clear which is the safer as well and very much stiffer construction. Pete.
  10. The hole(s) are to allow returning oil passed, which in turn then goes onto the camshaft. As far as I can see it's a good thing, and indeed when I rebuilt a Norton Commando engine a few years ago - did the same on the advice of one of their (1970's Norton) work's race team members. Pete.
  11. I had understood peel strength was really quite different to tensile strength insomuch as it referred to its ability to adhere to a particular material & surface prep., and at a particular angle, whereas tensile strength is measured free-of / away from the contact surface and the effect that has on its elasticity. For example ; A block of rubber bonded to an inflexible surface ..when placed under a tensile load would neck-in more the further it is away from the contact surface and so elasticity very much comes into it. Whereas at or near the bond face the rubber is being constraine
  12. Hi Dave, according to Mr Bill Piggott's excellent Original Triumph TR page 102 ; CTC 50006 was built on 5-Jan-1965 while CTC 64148 was built on 3-Jan-1966. If you were to assume a linear production numbers throughout the year (which would ignore holidays and factory stoppages or supplier delays) you can work back from there to estimate your car's build date ..late in 1965. Pete
  13. Thanks for sharing that with us Pete, But what a disappoint that the car's unique history has all but been discarded ..aside from "the cut away mountings for the headlight shells". Damson, or a close derivative to that colour, was used for production TR6's ..and as the doors and other body parts were used through that design development - I might only wonder if that colour was proposed by / had been applied by Karmann.? When back in Coventry and reverted to Michelotti TR4A form - then only the wings, bonnet and boot-lid would have needed bringing into line (colour wise) - that was che
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