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    It's the original steel wheels that mean a tube is required, not the tyre itself. Most if not all modern tyres are "tubeless" but, as I understand it, the design of the older TR steel wheels is not suitable, or at least not ideal, for running tubeless. Tubeless tyres sometimes have ridges on the inside surface - I sourced some tyre talc and asked my local garage to put some on the inside of the tyre to prevent risk of the tube rucking up.
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    Yes, also I run with inner tubes.
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    I've got the 165/80 Continentals on the TR2. They replaced a set of 155 Vredestein Sprint Classics and were fitted early last year. I'm very pleased with them so far.
  4. Happy Birthday Bob - hope you're having a good day.
  5. As Roger's link explains, the permission to use the Black and Silver/white plates rolled with the 40 year historic status for a few years. I must admit I felt that was wrong and was pleased when it was stopped. There are though now those 7-8 years where vehicles that had the white front and yellow rear plates can now have black. Our '74 Stag still sports it's original dealers (white and yellow) plates and they look right.
  6. No doubt it was a predictive text/spell check type error, but as you say, a minimum amount of proof reading should have picked it up. Sadly we can't make it this year, thoroughly enjoyed Malvern last. Rod - fellow Stag owner
  7. Same as Iain - Happy Birthday weekend.... Rod
  8. Took both the Stag and TR out for a longish run today - first for 3 or 4 weeks for the Stag and a bit longer for the TR. The TR had been out of the garage and run up to temperature the same time as the Stag's last run, and taken just a couple of miles or so around the village as it was shod with its 'Winter storage wheels and tyres' - but the normal wheels are back on now and a bracing trip to the local E0 filling station was part of the route for both. Interestingly the Stag was charged 157.9ppl this morning, whilst the TR had to pay 159.9ppl this afternoon at the same place.
  9. If you can, visit Loch Ewe (a little ~WSW of Ullapool) where the Arctic convoys gathered. There is a small museum in Aultbea which is worth a visit, as are the Inverewe gardens a little further South at Poolewe. There are a couple of small hotels in those villages too that might be convenient for a stop.
  10. No, not at all Hamish. I'm just expressing some concern/doubt about some of these schemes and the juxtaposition of the destruction of woodland seen around the country for various reasons - some not justified imho - plus the need for good, well managed, agricultural land to provide food as well as habitat. Of course doing nothing is not an option, it's just my frustration in observing what doesn't appear to be joined up thinking.
  11. These schemes always leave me a little unsure. Rows of green plastic tubes with small saplings within - just how long will it be before they are really doing anything of note regarding carbon capture. Here in West Sussex huge swathes of woodland are being ripped up - some for housing and development, but most appear to be under the banner of Ash die back control. Yes the dead Ash are all around and some areas are almost entirely Ash and so the work appears devastating, but I've seen large healthy mature Oaks, Beech etc being felled in amongst the Ash. I understand that much of this is chipped
  12. Here are some pics of the believed original Ace plates from my car, and the reproduction plate fitted to the car now. The repro's were purchased from Frampton's about 11 years ago
  13. Happy Birthday Wayne - have a great day
  14. Richard There's a chap I used a few years ago to recover all my data onto a new drive after I'd dropped the laptop, and it wouldn't boot up - blue screen etc similar to yours it seems. He isn't too far from you - just North of Pulborough. His name is Ian Clark - https://www.hateit.co.uk/
  15. I made that mistake (not a TR Shop unit I hasten to add) - the joint between the long neck and the top tank didn't last at all and the whole repro unit is far more flimsy it seems to me than an original. I ended up getting an old original unit re-cored (no starter hole) at Guildford Radiators -a much better solution for a similar cost imho.
  16. Happy New Year everyone, Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Safe 2022 (from a bright and very mild West Sussex)
  17. Merry Christmas Morning everyone. Best wishes for the season and for a happy and safe TR'ing New Year to come.
  18. Happy Birthday Roger Hope you're lurking somewhere nice Rod
  19. Rod1883

    Good Bye

    Please reconsider Roger - your contributions both technical and non are a lifeblood of this forum. Alec's Inn was established - imho - as an area where sometimes controversial topics could be discussed, so again - imho - we should be able to have the channel debate there - just as we would down our local Inn.
  20. ...or could it be the result of previous exposure to the virus itself? A lot more scientific investigation required to understand this virus and all its variants/mutations. We seem to be destined to live with this and all the uncertainty for some time to come. In the meantime we're double (AZ) vaccinated since late May, on 1000iu VitD3 per day - soon to raise to 2000iu from beginning of December for a couple of months or so....
  21. The Fireangel device as pictured in Rob's post above is what we have freestanding, in our living room, to monitor the CO level as we have a small log burner. Our chimney sweep checks that we have this in place and that the test button works as part of his assessment and includes this on the certificate. The Fireangel device is, imho, therefore fine for a domestic setting - currently £23 from B&Q
  22. We have exactly the one shown by Rob. Not bought from Amazon as I won't buy from that tax avoiding and high street/bricks and mortar retailer destroying entity. I think I got ours from Dyas when they had it on offer. B&Q have that one showing on their website at £23, link: - https://www.diy.com/departments/fireangel-co-9dq-wireless-carbon-monoxide-alarm-with-7-year-battery/193503_BQ.prd and a simpler one at £20, link: - https://www.diy.com/departments/fireangel-co-7xq-wireless-carbon-monoxide-alarm-with-7-year-battery/261146_BQ.prd I see that Homebase also have the simple
  23. Hello Keith Popped by today but you weren't around. Spoke to Josh I think but he was busy in conversation with another chap - will try again tomorrow Sunday morning edit - good luck today in both practice/qualifying and the race later.
  24. I managed to prolong the life of an old Hoover washing machine for a year or more by spraying the control panel with Halfords contact cleaner every so often......
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