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  1. Thank you, Stan! Compare and contrast with the same but different diagram from the Rimmers site: https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID600002 There may be others, but my eyes aren't that good! John
  2. Looks like it's an LHD thing. Is the steering column that close? J.
  3. Steve, Is/was the car the subject of a previous SORN? If not, forget the DVLA until it is ready for the road. They aren't concerned by cars appearing out of workshops that had disapperaed from their books without a previous SORN. You just re-register it again, although for ever after you must declare SORN if that is the case. Then, establish your ownership with the insurer (I presume for fire, theft only) by other means. Explaining the situation to them may help, but not to their idiot robot or any old call center operator. Ask to speak to someone in charge! If they want a DVLA registration in your name, change insurers! JOhn
  4. Your adviser was right, Charlie, in the long run. I Googled for "wrist watch" and looked at the Images page. Of more than 200 watches les than 20 were digital ,or had a digital display on an analog face. Conversely, on a similar search every single example of a "radio alarm clock" was digital! So maybe your mistake was not to include that! John
  5. I did have a Casio with an analog face that was completely LCD. An alague is easier to read than digital. Only the hour markings were permanent. The hands were LCD and a blip moved around the face to simulate a seconds hand. I thought it was the face of the future! NO moving parts, and cheap as chips. But it eventually stopped working, and I've never seen another. John
  6. Over on the Triumph Experience, a TR6 owner was asking for help in removing oil gallery plugs, a common problem. But he said that a restoration shop had plugged the rear-most one in the gallery, where he wanted to place the oil pressure guage line. I pointed out that the right place for this was the port just above the oil pressure relief valve, and he had no need to remove the gallery plug. But then another American poster tells me that US TR6s had the oil gauge line from that rear gallery port. I'm surprised, and grateful to be educated, but why would Triumph do that? Was the LHD steering shaft in the way??? JOhn
  7. I'd just like to note, this car is powered by Lucas Pi fuel injection. Ferrari Modulo, featured in current Classic Cars magazine. Sorry its sideways - Im ON THE TRAIN! John
  8. !!!!!!!!!! I see what you did there!
  9. Don't know about charging the battery, but my electric fan will light up the LED in the dashboard switch, that I installed to warn me that the fan was running. Can be confusng at night! John
  10. For my damper project, I needed an electric fan for the rig. A visit to my local breaker found that a TRansit (!) van fan is just the right size and comes in a plastic housing that can be cut down to hold it in place. And it has two speeds!. Cost? £10. John
  11. "fuel can pour on the ground around you" Where from? Unless your tank is burst (It was good knowing you), or the filler cap comes off (wire it on), the most likely course would be the air vent. An old racing dodge is to run a hose from that across the tank, down the side, across the bottom and back to the top of the tank, where it can vent safely under normal circumstances. If inverted, the fuel can run into the vent pipe, but as the hose will run higher than the level of fuel under any circumstances, it cannot run out. Nowadays, a one way valve is inserted into that vent pipe or hose. Air can enter the atnk as the engine uses it, cannot get out, but then doesn't need to. If inverted, the feul can't get oit that way, either. JOhn
  12. It's a nice exercise, these gear calculators in Excel, but the arithmetic is so NOT quantum chromodynamics. It's shoppng list arithmetic: So many apples at 2/6 a pound etc Without overdrive, the 4.1: 1 diff converts 5000 rpm to 5000/4.1 = 1219.5 rpm. that will cause a rolling corcumference of 79.78 inches to travel 79.78 x 1219.5 inches/min = 97291.71" in one minute, and 97291.71 x 60 = 5837502.6 inches in one hour as there are 63360 inches per mile (1760 yards x 3[ft/yd] x 12 [ins per ft]) this is the same as 93 miles in that hour (nearly the same as Andrew Drewmotty, probably do to rounding in the Excel) The same easy calculation has to be preceded by increasing the revs if the O/d is engaged. A 28% O/d will raise the revs to 5000 x 128 or 6400rpm, where upon the same arithmetic will give you a speed under O/d of 119mph. All done on a sheet of paper and, I admit, a calculator, although sums like 5000/4.1 are easy, if lengthy, by long division. And the computing aphorism applies, "Garbage in, garbage out". Unless you know how to do the sums, how will you check the result? John
  13. Just tried it, both ways, Forum>>Home page and back, on a laptop, working on WiFi. Very slight lag, not several seconds. John
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