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11 hours ago, Drewmotty said:

Finished off some fuel filler restricters for the TR4 and a different design for the TR6 filler on the TR3 
No more diesel for me thanks. 

 

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That assumes some muppet hasn't filled the underground petrol tank with diesel.

Massive pinking and clouds of smoke. I questioned myself util I checked the receipt which showed "unleaded" B*** Tesco. Wierdly at the time I couldn't smell the diesel in the fuel however Tesco head office were fine about it reimbursing drainage costs, fuel and filter costs once I had quoted date and pump number.

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Now I have some time, I thought I would do a job I have kept putting off, painting behind the front grill Matt black. Took the grill off and painted the offending areas, then give the grill a really good clean while out of the carC8734130-9ED9-4C72-9591-22441EE34EE7.thumb.jpeg.d0183d12484400a049fda6dffa111e85.jpegF251D9D1-995C-4DD4-806C-16C69203E273.thumb.jpeg.f3a34a40980526509346ce9b6ed343b2.jpeg

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6 minutes ago, Paul Hill said:

....painting behind the front grill Matt black.

It's the little details, nice one. Are your sills painted black, that's what I'm going to do soon. 

Gareth

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Hi Paul, that looks good, post a pic when you fit the grill. Ever since I painted my grill  I've been toying with the idea of painting behind the grill 

When the cars left the factory was the rear or the grill the car colour or black?

Cheers Phil

 

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Hi Phill

i have it on good authority that 74 were defo painted black behind the grill 

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9 minutes ago, brenda said:

The wife was outside hanging the washing out but could not find the pegs,

Mike Redrose Group 

 

Well done mike. Pegs are great but I had to buy my own to line the hard top. 
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just waiting for shocks to arrive to finish first side of suspension rebuild.

 

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15 hours ago, Phil M said:

Hi Paul, that looks good, post a pic when you fit the grill. Ever since I painted my grill  I've been toying with the idea of painting behind the grill 

When the cars left the factory was the rear or the grill the car colour or black?

Cheers Phil

 

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Genuine factory black behind the grill was never very neat and looked like this courtesy of Andrew Smith.

Stuart.

 

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Yes, Stuart,

I considered copying that but it was to difficult to replicate to I cut corners here (literally) :)

Cheers,

Waldi

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2 hours ago, stuart said:

Genuine factory black behind the grill was never very neat and looked like this courtesy of Andrew Smith.

Stuart.

 

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Was it not brushed on originally Stuart, mine certainly looks like it was.

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6 minutes ago, Kevo_6 said:

Was it not brushed on originally Stuart, min certainly looks like it was.

Yes I think it was hence the runs though the back panel and sills and screen were sprayed obviously.

Stuart.

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Finished mine up to day and put the grill back in, I think it looks good not seeing that yellow behind the grill, plus it’s a proper jobACDD3655-1CD0-4C48-AAC5-C8C4D4F3B8DC.thumb.jpeg.1bb51f4d4402c0cb8afbc59aa6c8c172.jpeg330F1F6A-079C-4FDD-8F20-59D81DD10D2A.thumb.jpeg.fb3e57785e59793b0e8a2a936e5e27c2.jpegC4F3CF66-885A-4FB8-83CD-95CF2C10A752.thumb.jpeg.cea7ac068f8fbc682afb2bd01831abda.jpeg

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5 hours ago, Waldi said:

Yes, Stuart,

I considered copying that but it was to difficult to replicate to I cut corners here (literally) :)

Cheers,

Waldi

And there's me thinking you wanted originality Waldi.....:D

Cheers, Andrew

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Hi Andrew,

good to hear from you! I have classified this under “invisible technical improvements”. 
The pictures you provided last year helped me with the correct paint area’s front and rear. In fact, I gave your pictures to my paint shop!
Thanks again.
Waldi

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i have it on good authority that 74 were defo painted black behind the grill 

Would they also have left the showroom with reflective number plates? !!!!!!!!!!

Regards

Bill 

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With the Coronavirus lockdown, finally getting on with the panels and getting some paint on.

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Got my phoenix big bore cross box fitted to replace the twin silencer that was on it. Sounds amazing. 

Also fitted an overdrive switch as the stalk had been cut down, much nicer to be able to flick it on with a finger, hand still on the wheel.

Gareth

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13 hours ago, Bill944T said:

i have it on good authority that 74 were defo painted black behind the grill 

Would they also have left the showroom with reflective number plates? !!!!!!!!!!

Regards

Bill 

Not by then, even my previous very late 4a still had its original "Hills" reflective number plates fitted from new "F" plate 1967.

Stuart.

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Fitting a reconditioned Metering unit, replacing my CR throttle bodies with CP type. Sorting out the throttle linkage. Trying to get everything to run correctly!

Chris

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Fitted the front window with my wife. 

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24 minutes ago, Waldi said:

Fitted the front window with my wife. 

 

Why, Waldi?  Was she a pane?

I'll get m'coat.

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No John,

and funnily, SHE provided the solution,  “Waldi you should try some soap”, and she didn’t need a TR forum for that wisdom:rolleyes:. Yes, I know, I’m stubborn and knew it would go easier, but did not like the idea of the corrosive residue left by the soap. Now it’s there.

Why are so very few women interested in spannering? 
 

Food for thought.
 Waldi

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Next 3 weeks , replace top crash pad, refurbish heater, whipers links replacement and a lot of endless bits on a never ending to do list :)

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