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  1. Yesterday I took a drive along the coast road between St. Just and St. Ives , (B3306), here in Cornwall. This is one of the Cornwall Group’s favourite roads. Here is a short excerpt from the video of the trip. I’m sorry but the quality of the video and audio are not what I normally expect from YouTube but the flavour is there. It was great to get some fresh air. By the way, I can assure you that my speed was not as excessive as it might appear. Rodders.
  2. Today, HM Gov chief health inspector warns, cleaning your teeth with Gunk can be hazardous to your health. Rodders.
  3. Dave Mc Donald wrote earlier, “For those perhaps intending to cash in by selling something that they have with his autograph on it, think again. From my observations he would sign anything, for anybody, at any time, so it has no rarity value at all”. I handbuilt myself quite a collection of Stirling Moss models over the years and bothered Sir Stirling, through his P.A. Ms. Shepherd, on many occasion asking for signed plaques and always received them without hesitation. I had already built a model of his personal XK120 for myself and thought that when I found another very rare kit of The 120 coupé, I would offer to build one for him as a thank you. I gave him 3 options of XK120s that I thought he might like and he chose his personal car as I expected he would. I enquired if I could bring it to the Revival to present it to him and was surprised to receive an email inviting me to bring it to his home. Unfortunately at that time that was not feasible so we arranged to meet at the Revival. However, come the day, there was such a scrum around him and a book stall owner who had arranged for him to do a book signing got so irate at my presence that I passed it to one of his minders. Fearing that it might be damaged before he got to see it I confess that I felt a little deflated. I need not have worried though because a few days later I received a nice personal thank you and this lovely photo. So Dave, you are right, there is no rarity in his signature but there is great value to me with this one . A gentleman in the true sense of the word! What a life he had. There is little doubt that the world of living motor racing legends of Sir Stirling’s Caliber is depleting rapidly, but that I’m afraid is to be expected given Anno Domini. Rodders.
  4. Here’s a link to the site that I used for guidance on how to fit MR2 seats to my 7V8. http://just-technology.co.uk/?page=tr7&group=tr7_article&item=jt_tr7_40_New_Seats_130
  5. Clive, have sent you a personal message regarding the seat conversion. Rodders.
  6. Great news Paul! Eddy W. Has some panels & bits left over if you need any. Hopefully his should be on the road this year. see you soon, Rodders.
  7. Thanks Steve, I live in hopes. Unfortunately my MRI SCAN shows degenerative disease and damage to a couple of vertebrae in the Lumbar region and am now waiting for a nice man to stick a needle in my spine. I support and have been grateful in the past for the NHS but this time and a bit disillusioned because between each referral, about 6-8 weeks pass during which time I am in constant pain. As I said though, I live in hopes as my GP said, most people in your position recover in about 18 months. So, I’ve only got another 9 months! Unlike the Prostate consultant who said after telling me that ”there is something there” and that at 77, “you haven’t got too much longer to live anyway”. I took that on the chin because we had a good rapport especially after I said to him when he was about to give me the “test”, “I only had my annual check up last week and he stuck his finger up my bottom... do you think I should change my dentist”. C’est la vie say the old folk, goes to say you never can tell. Rodders.
  8. With help from a good friend I have just replaced my original red tartan, (yuck), seats with a pair from an MR2. I think it was well worth it. Not a difficult job. Now, if I can just recover from 9 months of a trapped sciatic nerve, I might get to drive it. Rodders.
  9. My last TR7V8 had a 4 seater conversion. It appeared to be very well executed but I could not see the point. As mentioned the fuel tank was in the boot and not only did it reduce the luggage capacity but also a spare wheel could no longer be carried. The seats could only accommodate very small children and there were no seat belts for them. I’m surprised that it never warranted an MOT failure, but it didn’t. Rodders.
  10. Does anyone have a spare working boot lock with key they would like to sell me?
  11. Could anyone with any information on myTR7V8 regarding it’s rebuild circa 2012 please PM me. I would be most interested and grateful. thanks, Rodders.
  12. Hi, I have just taken delivery of another 7 V8, the first was bl***y hard to manoeuvre at low speed. Besides, my wife, also 76, wouldn’t drive it all. The new one has been fitted with EPS and what a difference. I’m not sure but it’s probably the Corsa mod. I would say for the elderly and bewildered like me who just can’t live without their TR it’s a good investment. With the aid of a bolster cushion and a flashing yellow light, she should be able to drive this one. Strange is it not that in the 60s when I was young, I never even noticed the heavy steering on my 1954 TR2. Age does strange things to you! Rodders.
  13. My thanks John and Mike for the pictures. They do help. Rodders.
  14. See BST. https://www.tr-register.co.uk/classified/2302/Lovely-2007-MX5-2ltr-5-speed Rodders.
  15. Any chance that one of you lucky TR5 owners with a Surrey top might be able to provide me with a couple of photos of the windscreen top rail and or soft/hard top? cheers, Rodders.
  16. More for when being hand held Stan. I’ve always found that using the camera mounted to a good suction mount provides adequately stable videos for on car use. Best not to mount on the “hood “ though as they tend to shake a bit. however, the Gimbal really eliminates all the shaking movement when walking about. Rodders.
  17. EVEN BETTER VALUE! £60 including postage. Just check out this lovely bit of kit for the GoPro Hero 3, 3+ and 4 user. Rodders.
  18. Chilliman, I have left you a new PM. Rodders.
  19. This Gimbal is amazing. Combined with the Hero cameras it helps produce silky smooth shake free videos. You really need to Google this Gimbal for full information or search on Youtube to get an idea how they actually perform. There is a bonus with mine, I will also include the correct IR remote control and a 3 section extension pole. The complete works at a bargain price, £85 plus postage. Rodders.
  20. I bought two refurbished Hero 4 Silvers from GoPro back in March. With its improved video quality and its integral rear screen it is bar far the best GoPro I have owned, and I’ve had a few. It has only been used twice. It is completely immaculate and works as new, as you would expect. It seems that the general opinion is that the Hero 4 Silver is better than the camera which have replaced it. I certainly cannot fault it. There is still 6 months warranty left. Get yourself a bargain, £120 including free 1st class delivery. Rodders.
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