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About simonjrwinter

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    TR6 V8
  • Birthday 11/02/1957

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    Essex, UK
  • Cars Owned:
    TR6 V8, Hawk 289 FIA Cobra.

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  1. Have not been on this forum very frequently of late, this sad news passed me by until today. I had the good fortune to meet both Alec and Diane a couple of times, both quite remarkable people in their own right, but together, surely a force of nature! just last year we were on a TR trip to the Trowbridge area and after dinner, Diane turned up to say hello to us all, a lovely surprise. I’m glad her pain is no more but sad to hear of her passing. Condolences to Tom and family. Simon & Lita Winter
  2. Hi Gents, can anybody recommend a company (preferably in the SE) with experience of covering sidescreens please? It’s not actually for a TR, but I guess the process is similar. many thanks Simon
  3. Personally, I would put off the inspection until after you’ve got the log book sorted with the correct engine number. They may take a dim view of you presenting it for inspection with the engine number plainly incorrect. Pleading that you didn’t know it was different will cut no ice and admitting you did know would be big mistake. The thing you don’t want to do is pi55 off the DVLA. Of course it may not be an issue at all, it depends upon who inspects it......thing is.......do you feel lucky? I wouldn’t even consider it myself, it’s asking for trouble. (JMHO) simon
  4. Leather rimmed every time for me. Wood rim may look good, but if you actually want to drive and enjoy your car, leather is much nicer...JMHO of course. simon
  5. Being over-braked at the rear can cause problems....talking from personal experience here..... simon
  6. Can anyone tell me the thread and length of the bolts that go through the bottom of the H frame “legs” into the floor please? also, what thread and size bolts hold the seats to the floor? thanks all, hope everyone is keeping safe. Simon
  7. Are the eBay ones US items? (Red side reflectors) simon
  8. I wonder what the OP did 14 years ago?
  9. How about dropping in a Rover V8?, lighter, more power, more torque, keep gearbox and drivetrain ( unless you go silly with the power), very little in the way of mods, easily reversible (for the purists). My TR6 has been a V8 since 1982 and I’ve owned it for 11 years, I love it. It’s not a fire breathing monster, but rather a lovely smooth car, with enough power and torque for me (only a bit more than a good CP car but not a huge amount 170-180 brake?) no need for suspension upgrades, hugely reliable engine and very straightforward to maintain. My car does 30 mpg on a run at a constant 65
  10. Some pics of my installation from about 4-5 yrs ago
  11. Sadly mine is literally falling apart. I'll probably keep it though until things start falling through the bottom.... Simon
  12. Mine’s falling apart. Has anyone fitted the Moss plastic Jobbie as opposed to the usual cardboard offering? simon
  13. As always with bodywork/paintwork....you get what you pay for. Simon
  14. I’ve started to get the “whirring” noise from the gearbox/clutch area that indicates either worn lay shaft bearings ( shouldn’t be as mr Cox upgraded them only 4-5,000 miles ago) or release bearing noise (replaced at the same time as gearbox) the noise goes away as soon as the clutch is depressed which usually silences both problems. how can I narrow it down to one or the other without taking the ‘box out? as always, any advice appreciated. thanks simon
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