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About Richmac

  • Birthday 05/06/1964

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    Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  • Cars Owned:
    Sunbeam Alpine, Morris Minors

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  1. Rodger the sum total of my engineering tools are files that I bought new for my project and a couple of old tools hidden in my tool box
  2. Wow I envy you guys with the skills you have developed and can now use to your own devices throughout your life. All I can do is boss and weld lead and that has limited uses. However your never to old as they say. So I thank you for your comments especially Mick for his wise words I'm going to practice on a scrap piece first. Thanks again Richard
  3. Sky also done this at my house to climb a single story to flat roof! I would seriously consider placing permanent anchor points around the house if you were intending to carry out this task regularly and buy a normal ladder + fit leaf guards
  4. Thanks for the replies. I think I may be over thinking this but the further I get in to building my tool the more worried I am about making a mistake and having to start again and I am acutely aware that I cant add any material if I take to much off.........
  5. Thanks Rob Would an engineer do such a thing by eye? To suggest 0.8 mm leads me to feel 0.9mm would be a fail?
  6. Thanks Rodger. 0.8mm by eye? Hmm
  7. Hi All I'm trying to learn some engineering skills by making a small clock hand removing tool out of 5mm silver steel rod. I'm following some instructions taken from a sample paper. I am not used to working with files nor working to exact measurements. I have reached stage 8 8) File a small chamfer all round this end. To do this, clamp a block of wood in the vice with the top protruding above the vice jaws. Hold the rod against the block at an angle of 45 degrees and file a small flat at this angle. Then turn the rod through about an eighth of a circle (rotation) and file another sim
  8. Ladders are class rated for their intended use. A class 1 will be much more stable than a domestic ladder but heaver. I would go for at least Class EN131 and get a helper to foot the ladder when using it Regards Richard
  9. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Adrian always useful to learn from other peoples experience and good of you to take the time to share. Regards Richard
  10. Reading the latest TR Action Magazine and I see in the events section the London classic car show at Syon Park. Went to book tickets on line and they are £26.62!! Adds up to expensive day out when you want 4 tickets. On the web it has a box for a discount code. Does anybody know if the club have, or are going to, arrange a discount for this show at all please? Regards Richard
  11. See reply from the online tyre supplier I used and queried. Don't think I will be using them to source tyres for the TR if they think five year old tyres are ok to supply 'We do not hold our own stock of tyres, they are sourced from external suppliers who ship them onto the customer or garages directly. We therefore do not see the tyres, nor do we get any information regarding dot codes on the tyres as our suppliers cannot guarantee what will be sent. Tyres are classed as "new" and fit for purpose up to 5 years from the manufacturing date. Our suppliers do advise the majority of orders wi
  12. Just an interesting add worth noting I replaced my tyres on my daily driver today and when I looked the manufacture date was February 2019. Not to worried about my daily driver but I'm looking to buy two new tyres for TR6 soon and given that age rather than wear is whats going to kill my classic tyres I would be gutted to lose 20% already!!
  13. Thanks Roger I appreciate your help
  14. Thanks Guys I have googled the Hawkeye system and found a garage near to me. I will give them a call and see if they are comfortable with TRs and know the correct settings Thanks again
  15. So finally took the TR6 for a mot retest after redoing the leaking brakes that failed and the advise of track rod ends and now have 12 months MOT. So took the car for a blast expecting the steering to feel tight and responsive with two new track rod ends but it felt more like driving a boat instead of how I remember it. So my question is, is it normal for my car to wander and float around after fitting new track rod ends until I get the tracking done? If not could I have inadvertently done something? The only other thing I done was swap the wheels around so different make and older tyres on th
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