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    Paris / France
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    TR6 pi 72 EFI, Porsche 911 RS, Massey Ferguson 235, Mc Cormick 326, Montesa cota 123, Montesa cota 349...

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  1. Hello i have had in the past exactly the same symptoms on a porsche....after quite long search and some electric part replacement, looking further inside the engine showed 2 valve springs broken ...if it can help...
  2. I do not see, as we all have to go shopping, what is the difference to go in old convertible or in vauxhall even hybrid ( if exists)! Please don t fall in the dangerous behavior we see where people want to say what is good and what is bad and you have to follow the majority. Lockdown has no relation with Greta. Taking sun is good for health and helps to fight virus. Hey guys enjoy life and create enjoyable experiences where you can
  3. What breakdown ? With a car that was able to cross uk from north to south in november (should I add under rain...) ?
  4. Yesterday as. i did not leave home for one month now I decided to go shopping to the drive.... « unfortunately « the only one available was 10 miles away..... car was ready 3 hours before appointment :-)
  5. Hello from France :-) I am not an expert on TRs as I own mine since november but thinking to buy one tr for 6 years...I am also very fan of mechanic and i have been reading all the 800 pages of this forum:-)))) About your recent overhaul you are right, it is necessary for a better running-in to go progressively in high revs...each time a little more but short. The idea is to have piston warming and cooling often. And this ...I would say 2000 miles if everything is new’ may be more if only rings were replaced as old bores are not totally tound where rings are ! about having long runs at high rev I have read quite often that this is really one thing this engine does not appreciate of course it is an old design and maybe oil does not circulate an appropriate way at high rev or as you say due to long stroke about mine, i m impressed by the torque at low rev...quite like my diesel day to day. As I have the famous twin exhaust I do not hesitate to use the overdrive . I have been doing 700 miles back from north uk at 2500 rpm and the garage had told me it is ok for the car to go directly back, maybe not for you :-) like all old cars after being in trafic it is always good to clean the engine with a little high revs !
  6. Many thanks, all clear for me now !!
  7. 1st ride on a 349 ?!!! Omg !! :-) quite dangerous! :-))
  8. 15 k is the lowest to find a good car. I ve been looking all autumn with that budget in uk. I saw several cars.... always needed some work to make a really nice car and at the end you can add 10k minimum to get THE car. I did a complete overhaul on an old tractor ferguson in the past and were never able to recover the cost when selling it. So on my experience it is more valuable to increase the budget and find a car on which a lot of work has been done. Unless your plan is to consider the car as a several years hobby
  9. I realized I forgot to ask my question : what standard to buy for a TR6 ? UNF or UNC ? @waldi.... : noway :-) I own the 123 for 42 years and i ve been dreaming on the 349 for 35 years before i fall in love with a barn find
  10. Jctr6EFI72


    For me xenon is the gas headlight with expansive electronic device behind (ballast) https://www.xenonpro.com/led-vs-xenon-hid-headlights-which-are-better
  11. For my tr6 pi, as I live in france and as I don t want to mix metrics and imperial standards, I d like to buy a set of bolts and screws, just in case...I ve been reading the 500 pages of this forum (not for that question :-)))) and did not find an answer, maybe because too obvious ?
  12. Jctr6EFI72


    I changed recently my day to day car and I have now LED headlights instead of xenon. For me huge difference I would never go back to xenon which is now an old technology complex and expansive I don t know for TR6 but for sure I would not convert to xenon
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