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Hi Blair,

Richard at the BMIHT has got back to me and I'm afraid to say that bad news on the record for your TR6 as it appears that the page with your record on it is missing.  Not sure how that has happened as when I viewed them the records were in bound folders with 24 records per page.

Sorry about that

Derek

 

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4 hours ago, saffrontr said:

Hi Blair,

I have spoken to the archivist at the BMIHT and he is going to have another look in the Customs Ledgers. I have given him the ledger reference so fingers crossed. Once he gets back to me I will let you know.

cheers

Derek

 

 

 

Thank you so much, Derek. I was quite surprised that, with all the information you supplied me last year which I supplied them, they came back with that response. I really appreciate your help, as that certificate will be needed for the French registration process.

Blair

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Hi Blair

I have just registered my TR6 in France, they were satisfied with the certificate supplied by the FFVE - you shouldn't need anything more than that and a current Controle Technique. Send me a private message if you want to talk about the process...

Cheers

Robert

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On 6/30/2021 at 6:00 PM, BlairP said:

Thank you so much, Derek. I was quite surprised that, with all the information you supplied me last year which I supplied them, they came back with that response. I really appreciate your help, as that certificate will be needed for the French registration process.

Blair

The heritage certificate from British motor heritage is NOT acceptable for registering a car in France. The only acceptable dating certificate is the FFVE attestation as Triumph no longer exist. You can apply via the FFVE website here 

https://www.ffve.org/attestation-ffve-pour-l-ex-carte-grise-de-collection

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Hi Blair,

I have sent you a message. Richard at the BMIHT has now located the hard copy record for your TR6 so up to you whether you want to pursue a certificate with them and / or go down the path outlined by "Kiwifrog" and Robert

cheers

Derek

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Derek

i have the bmht certificate for my unrestored 76 US tr6, not for administrative reasons but just to add to the history and enjoyment of my toy. 

cheers

Alan

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Thanks everyone for your help. If the BMIHT certificate is not sufficient to register the car in France, I shall go the FFVE route. That said, I think I'd still like to have it, for the reason Kiwifrog sets out above.

Blair

 

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  • 1 month later...

Before I re-attach the original commission plate to my '69's body shell, has anyone ever seen one like this (below)? As it's so old and hard to read, I thought I might replace it, but none of the plates on offer from the usual suspects look like it. What's more, it's got things on it I didn't expect and can't understand: the TR6 stamp, and the numbers 40115, 1340 (assume that's GVW), and 2356.

Anyone have any ideas about what these number mean? Thanks in advance...

Blair

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Hi Blair, I have seen one before and that is fitted to 1CP50003LP as per attached. Not sure what the headings are but hopefully someone out there who is familiar with European standards and associated acronyms will.

Derek

  

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An original French version for a 6 looks like this

Stuart.

 

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Stuart, the original destination of Blair's TR6 was Belgium as was 1CP50003LP that I attached above hence the different plate

Derek

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1 hour ago, BlairP said:

Before I re-attach the original commission plate to my '69's body shell, has anyone ever seen one like this (below)? As it's so old and hard to read, I thought I might replace it, but none of the plates on offer from the usual suspects look like it. What's more, it's got things on it I didn't expect and can't understand: the TR6 stamp, and the numbers 40115, 1340 (assume that's GVW), and 2356.

Anyone have any ideas about what these number mean? Thanks in advance...

Blair

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Unfortunately, I think your name plate has had all the background rubbed away by a PO using emery cloth? It looks non genuine?

Bruce

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Progress! After a two-month wait on the body shop, I've got the painted shell and unfinished sides back, and the shell is now shimmed and installed, and the door gaps set. I have one question on the last picture: These two holes with nuts, in the floor on either side of the gearbox,  appear to be for mounting the shell. But I find no reference anywhere to these fixtures - TRF, the suppliers, and the Internet as a whole. Can anyone help? Are they perhaps for fitting the gearbox tunnel?

In any case, the sides are heading back to the body shop. Once they, along with the boot and bonnet, are prepped, all will come back to me for final fitting before paint.  In the meantime, I'll crack on with finishing the fuel system, brakes, clutch, wiring, etc. etc. etc. I'm hoping that in a month or so I'll be able to start it!

Best, Blair 

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13 minutes ago, BlairP said:

 These two holes with nuts, in the floor on either side of the gearbox,  appear to be for mounting the shell. But I find no reference anywhere to these fixtures - TRF, the suppliers, and the Internet as a whole. Can anyone help? Are they perhaps for fitting the gearbox tunnel?

 

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Hi Blair

Good progress and looking great. Those two bolt holes either side are for bolting the H frame down.

Item 100 Here

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Those door gaps are looking good Blair should turn out well once everything is finally bolted on for the last time. Wiring wise did you fit a new loom with relays? 

Always nice to see your progress as it reminds me of where mine is at (with the paint shop still) so keep the pictures coming!

One request would you mind taking some pics when you get around to resembling the door internals.

Andy

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On 8/5/2021 at 5:41 PM, BlairP said:

 

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This plate is perfectly original, the black ink/paint is only missing.

"Paris/Monceau" plate should be found  only on car sold from new in France, as this garage was the Triumph importer during a period. 

About 20 of my Triumphs, mostly (if not all) Maline' built, were imported in France by this garage.

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10 hours ago, PodOne said:

Those door gaps are looking good Blair should turn out well once everything is finally bolted on for the last time. Wiring wise did you fit a new loom with relays? 

Always nice to see your progress as it reminds me of where mine is at (with the paint shop still) so keep the pictures coming!

One request would you mind taking some pics when you get around to resembling the door internals.

Andy

Will do, Andy. Looking forward to it!

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20 minutes ago, BlairP said:

Will do, Andy. Looking forward to it!

Thanks Blair. Appreciated.

Andy

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Refurbished petrol tank, and new Bosch-style pump/filter and PRV installed and plumbed in. I opted to put the pump/filter on the outside for cooling purposes, and will almost certainly make a shield to protect them from road rubbish.

Next up: Brake and clutch master cylinders and plumbing!

Blair

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22 minutes ago, BlairP said:

Refurbished petrol tank, and new Bosch-style pump/filter and PRV installed and plumbed in. I opted to put the pump/filter on the outside for cooling purposes, and will almost certainly make a shield to protect them from road rubbish.

Next up: Brake and clutch master cylinders and plumbing!

Blair

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Dont forget to fit a firewall while your there.

Stuart.

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3 hours ago, stuart said:

Dont forget to fit a firewall while your there.

Stuart.

+ 1 many many times.

Mick Richards

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