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Tim D.

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    1972 Triumph TR6
    1976 Triumph 2500 TC
    1970 MG Midget Speedwell K series
    2005 Peugeot 307 CC
    1997 Peugeot 106D (Slowest car in the world!)
    1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500
    1972 Lotus Elan +2S130
    1985 VW Golf 1.3
    1980 BL Metro 1.1

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  1. Its funny.. Early in my classic car ownership career I would have been apalled by these bodges (have had some good ones.. attachment points for the rear radius arms on a spitfire made from carboard was the best!). But now I see it like archeology.. I always think.. So... why did they do that? were they unskilled? Skint? Missing the correct part? or aiming to improve something. If it was skint or unskilled then I really don't mind.. we have all been there and it meant that they were really keen to keep the car on the road. Who knows, if they hadn't bodged it and it could not be driven it might
  2. Worth measuring the thickness. That should tell you if it is you compression
  3. Could be a sign of the fuel pump getting "lazy"? Failing to top up the float bowls. Tim
  4. I just used helicoils. Worked well and feel secure. Tim
  5. Got CDD shafts. Did the rbrr with them. Easy fit and so far seem good. Tim
  6. I have used the diff multiple times with no sign of damage. When on its wheels the weight of the rear of the car is carried by the rear springs which tie in the the part of the chassis onto which the front of the diff is mounted. Lifting using the diff would place the lift point slightly further back but shouldnt be too much of an issue? Tim
  7. I think there are details of this in the brown book. Placing the jacks as close to where the wheels are mounted to the chassis is a good idea. I have a hydraulic scissor lift and because of the chassis I run two 2 inch square section steel bars across the lift so I can lift from the chassis close to wheel mounting points. Cheers Tim
  8. Could be condensation burning off if the engine has not fully warmed up. I wouldn't jump to head gasket failure too quickly. May be best to check compression first. Tim
  9. Ran my supercharged 6 on E10 during the Round Britain Reliability Run last weekend. No noticeable difference in performance. Car runs a mainly US manufactured fuel system so should be OK with E10. But still aiming to shift to E5 or less before the winter layup. Actually also interested whether the E10 might cool the intake charge which would be good for the supercharger. Cheers Tim
  10. Hi Ben, Thanks for coming to bude! Rbrr is a bit of a disease. This was my 4th, 2 in a Stag and 2 in Jessie the TR6. I also ran a 2500 TC saloon this time for my uncle (also a register member). Think I might use a stag next time. Just need to buy one :-)
  11. Fantastic. Interesting the 2500TC saloon I prepped for my cousin to run did 28.5 mpg for the RBRR this year. They were also driving enthusiasticly. Then even overtook me in the TR6 on the way into JOG :-)
  12. Thanks. Grabbed that one of FB. You folks were fab! Chocolates and great marshaling around Lake Gledrid!
  13. We did it again.. The TR survived the club triumph Round Britain Reliability Run. 2000 miles around the UK in 2 days. Despite monsoons, Scottish roads (degraded terribly since last time) and tiredness. And not issues. Well chuffed Tim
  14. Tim D.

    Exhaust Fumes

    I use tailpipe extensions on a standard exhaust and it made a big difference when I was on PI. Tim
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