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  1. Appreciated thanks to both.
  2. Thanks Stuart, food for thought….
  3. Thanks Peter, just had another look on the dial - I hadn’t spotted the numbers partially hidden at the top. They read 2413/00A! The rev counter is definitely out - the car ticks over lumpily at 1400rpm… I’ve had previous machine readings of a true 1000rpm with the rev counter showing 1500rpm, up to 4000rpm showing as 5500 rpm I’ll have a look on line at the usual suppliers.
  4. After many years of the tachometer over-reading I think a job for this winter will be a re-calibration or replacement. I am assuming that the head/ratio is incorrect, could any one be able to give me the correct head ratio number in order to facilitate this. The current head is 3.55:1 Photo of existing head enclosed. Thanks Tom.
  5. Thanks for the comprehensive LED update. I can confirm that you should not replace the ignition warning lamp, I did initially and as you say the charging circuit would not switch on unless you excessively revved the engine. Tom
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    Not necessarily there are regional variations, see comments on Esso site below. But the bottom line is that E5 won’t do any damage, Although our pumps have E5 labels on them, our Synergy Supreme+ 99 is actually ethanol free (except, due to technical supply reasons, in Devon, Cornwall, North Wales, North England and Scotland). Legislation requires us to place these E5 labels on pumps that dispense unleaded petrol with ‘up to 5% ethanol’, including those that contain no ethanol, which is why we display them on our Synergy Supreme+ 99 pumps..
  7. Similar problem with the near-side mirror. I went down a somewhat cruder route - because the arm is spring loaded I inserted at an appropriate location a small spacer between the arm and the base which had the effect of tilting the arm in the correct direction. It’s been there for many years now. Tom
  8. There has been a previous posting on here about the possible unsuitability of LED lamps in the ignition warning light, as the alternator needs an initial resistance (ie a conventional lamp) to make it charge. I have this afternoon changed back from a LED in that lamp to the original lamp and the problem of the ignition warning lamp not extinguishing until about 3000 rpm was instantly cured.
  9. I used Willow Triumph just along from Darlington on the A68 at Heighington for my 250 engine rebuild and am pleased with the result. He is close enough to you to go and have a chat. Should you need any more info pl PM me
  10. Coincidently my beloved had her first drive of the TR yesterday and complained that she couldn't engage reverse, I said just give it a good thump and in it goes, as I have been doing for the last 18 years....... Thank you for the above information-you're never too old to learn!
  11. I've had a CTEK XS3600 attached almost permanently onto my TR250 with a 75Ah battery for about 5 years now with no problems. Looking at the specification it appears to be more heavy duty and possibly more suitable. Hope the above info helps.
  12. Waxoyl on mine. It may not look pretty but it seems to work!
  13. Had the same problem on my 250. Resorted to slipping in a 25 thou feeler gauge between the top of the glovebox door & facia and carefully levered the door down whilst using the turned key as a handle. Permanent solution was to re-adjust the striker plate on the facia.
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