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13 hours ago, michaeldavis39 said:

Those black and silver plates look so wrong, these cars never had them. I would have the original metal plates in yellow with the raised black plastic letters as originally used. 

I'd love to see someone fit the original style yellow/white with raised letters plates, I think it would look great. 

Gareth

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No worries there chopper the original style will be on mine - you know the reflective yellow background and the reflective white with raised letters-just need to find who makes them -no reflection with silver and black obviously which will have been why the dvla changed them though the old TRs before the 6 do suit the old plates as they are period correct. 

 

Happy motoring everyone. 

Michael

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2 hours ago, michaeldavis39 said:

No worries there chopper the original style will be on mine - you know the reflective yellow background and the reflective white with raised letters-just need to find who makes them -no reflection with silver and black obviously which will have been why the dvla changed them though the old TRs before the 6 do suit the old plates as they are period correct. 

 

Happy motoring everyone. 

Michael

Black and silver number plates were road legal up to 1/1/75

i would say that the TR6 had these plates in 1969 and were "period correct" then.

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Peter-

Around 5 times the price of standard plastic number plates - but in the grand scheme of things these old sportscars are no longer cheap if your doing a full restoration either yourself or someone doing it for you. 

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53 minutes ago, michaeldavis39 said:

but in the grand scheme of things these old sportscars are no longer cheap if your doing a full restoration either yourself or someone doing it for you. 

Hi Michael,

Very true! The plate price would be a' minor' cost in that context.

Pete

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Not actually in the garage, but hiding from the ‘hottest ever easter’ in the air conditioned workshop, lovely :-)

 

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Air conditioning!

I've spent a lovely day roasting togged up doing some welding. That's  just cheating or your numbers have come up!

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New camshaft & followers went in today, tomorrow we try to work out how to set it all up, no markings on sprockets, it's a non standard cam and I have a vernier sprocket too. Once that's done it's on with the newly reconditioned head, fit all the ancillaries and hopefully have the car mobile again sometime on Sunday.

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Hi Ian,

        you should have a magic number for the cam to set the timing to.  110' is typical.

A DTI and a timing wheel are required.

Take your time.

And remember if your using the #1 inlet valve for the timing it may be the second one along.

 

Roger

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27 minutes ago, RogerH said:

Hi Ian,

        you should have a magic number for the cam to set the timing to.  110' is typical.

A DTI and a timing wheel are required.

Take your time.

And remember if your using the #1 inlet valve for the timing it may be the second one along.

 

Roger

Hi Roger,

Yes, it's 110 with this cam, I do have a DTI and a timing wheel, just no experience of using either! I have a friend assisting, we will muddle through.

Ian

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Hello,I just purchased a copy of the Comp. Manual (Kastner) for the 6 cyl.TR's from somewhere over there.I thought it might be some help with my rebuild of  the original motor.(Which seems to already have some Kastner parts in it!) Regards,Michael.

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Internal thread cutting practice to create a collet draw bar.

Some success.

Finished the piston stop plate and dummy push rod holder for installing the TR2-4 cam.  Spring loaded dummy push rods with cam followers next.

Like the Macys item.  https://macysgarage.com/cam degree.htm

Peter W

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More welding front nearly done.

Added some fillets to the bulkhead which made a noticeable difference to the stiffness of the panels and finished front valance repairs. Old floor/tub brackets to replace next  with some new ones then the rear valance is been taken off before it falls off PO replaced it but I think they glued it on!

Don't suppose anyone reasonably local has a spot welder they would be willing to lend for a couple of hours?   

Andy

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Putting 3 TRs to bed while we are in Canada and the US for 6 weeks from Monday. 20km drive to get everything moving, wipe over with the chamois, trickle charger on the TR6 and car cover to keep the dust off. 

Restoration TR2 given a short run then wipe over and car cover. Battery disconnected.

I left my daily driver TR2 for tomorrow so I can take her for a run.

I'll be in Vancouver for the All British Day. Should be interesting.

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On ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 9:47 PM, Crawfie said:

Nothing wrong with black plates !!!!

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I'm looking to replace my rear number plate, it's plastic, Perspex, acrylic or something like that, silver on black with a silver border surround. I've searched the UK suppliers and can only find the pressed steel version. There were two vendors at Stoneleigh who don't do them either.

Anyone know where I can find a supplier......see pic.

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9 minutes ago, Richard71 said:

I'm looking to replace my rear number plate, it's plastic, Perspex, acrylic or something like that, silver on black with a silver border surround. I've searched the UK suppliers and can only find the pressed steel version. There were two vendors at Stoneleigh who don't do them either.

Anyone know where I can find a supplier......see pic.

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Silver on black acrylic - anything here?

https://www.classicplatesonline.co.uk/plates.asp

Peter W

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Richard

I have used Tippers St Austell for classic plates, always very good.

Regards

Paul

Paul

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Thanks Paul,

I've ordered from "classic plates online". They advised me that what I was actually after is a modern version of an older plate, I don't know. Anyway, I gave up the search and opted for option 17 of there selection.

Richard.

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Been doing a bit of plumbing 

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Very Nice Nick.

Waldi

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Cheers Waldi, the restoration has become a little “detailed”...! :)

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Not as much as I intended, had a go at “walking rugby” yesterday. Managed to be the only one who went base over apex with minor assistance. Cycling uses different muscles!

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