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  2. Above is my solution using a K&N air filter and hammer formed flanges. Sorry I can't find better pics
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  4. Some help please for someone new. I have tried to edit my profile so that people do not see my real name against my posts but an alias instead... like most people on here. Can anyone tell me how I may do that please? Thank you. Regards to all.
  5. Nice Martin! wow...if I can come up with something remotely like that I will be well pleased with myself. Nice engine bay too, mine looks, .... not like that! By the way ,someone has stolen your steering column
  6. yorkshire_spam

    Brake back plates

    I wondered the same thing when rebuilding the Spitfire brakes, but was never able to find a definitive source one way or the other. (all my backplates are well used incl my spares, all have the wear/dimples under discussion)
  7. openroad

    Greetings from the Register and Notts.

    You've got it !!
  8. Nick Jones

    Greetings from the Register and Notts.

    Ouch...... unable to touch as current condition is evidence? N
  9. NIce, Martin! Bit narrow, IMHO, but get very nice! (Fat fingers on tablet again!) J.
  10. Nick Jones

    Soot Monster

    Should have mentioned before that the big Soot Monster passed it's MoT without comment - except that the tester (who I've known a while) did observe that the emissions (soot!) were astonishingly low considering it's age and mileage and would put many a younger machine to shame. 'Tis the constant thrashing keeps it's tubes clear maybe Meanwhile the little soot monster is in the nearly camp. It nearly needs three tyres, nearly needs front brakes (pads/discs) and nearly needs a couple of wishbones. Might try doing the brakes and hoping some new shiny bits swing the balance...... nice to be able stop after all and, having used it to go work today (it's not fond of hills), I did notice that the brakes could be better though tbh I'm not sure they are actually any worse than usual! Nick
  11. openroad

    Greetings from the Register and Notts.

    Hi Nick. Yes sore point and Raw....I haven't been able to touch the car yet,I got it back in December !!! but it has now had two professional assessments and I am hoping to move forward soon... By moving forward, the prognosis is to totally dismantle all that has been done and to start from ground up again...hugely disappointing and having already paid for that to be done, I now have to pay again.....it's not going to beat me though, I can assure you of that. Cheers Conrad.
  12. openroad

    Sandm Triumph Lincs . TR's Liberated from them !

    Hi Nick, Thankyou for your understanding of the situation. Cheers Conrad.
  13. Shamelessly linking to a discussion on TSSC forum which gave me pause for thought https://forum.tssc.org.uk/topic/4102-brake-drum-backplate-wear/?tab=comments#comment-45460 I always assumed that that two little dimples alongside the handbrake lever operating arm were meant to be there..... but maybe not.....? Thoughts? Nick
  14. Nick Jones

    Greetings from the Register and Notts.

    Hi Conrad, Welcome. Plenty of Triumph related stuff on here, if a little biased towards the small chassis stuff. What stage is your project at now - or is that a sore subject.....? Nick
  15. Nick Jones

    Sandm Triumph Lincs . TR's Liberated from them !

    Just a quick comment on this. We are not averse to naming and shaming traders who are mistreating their customers but I don't feel this is a place for great detail on their business methods, partly because this is my first encounter with the company in question, but also because the posters are new to this forum. I think Conrad pitched the opening post about as strong as it needs to be and it certainly carried an eloquent warning. Fellow sufferers can back him up and anyone fortunate enough to have had a good experience can put that side too. Anyone wanting more detail can always PM the posters. Cheers Nick
  16. tr4tom

    Greetings from the Register and Notts.

    I was on the TRE stand at race retro too.... all weekend Tom from Blidworth
  17. Conrad Glad to hear the the cars have been recovered, we know from our conversations of the difficulties that have arisen, best foot forward with the resto's from now on. Regards Phil
  18. openroad

    Sandm Triumph Lincs . TR's Liberated from them !

    Hi Greta, Happy to have helped, that is the general idea of this post. Were you considering then ? Cheers Conrad.
  19. openroad

    Greetings from the Register and Notts.

    Hi Hamish , I recognise you from the Register, I saw you car at Race Retro on the TR Enterprises stand. Although I don't think we have met, but thanks for saying Hello. Hi Tom, TR4 Tom, please remind me. Cheers Conrad.
  20. Thanks - one potential customer now forewarned.
  21. Hamish

    Greetings from the Register and Notts.

    Hiya Conrad. Welcome, a few of us refugees frequent here. Friendly welcoming bunch they are too. H
  22. Just Joined on here, I am also on the TR Register and heard about this great site. I have restored a Tr5 in the past and at the moment have another Tr5 Project that is limping along. I am keen to have a good look around the many Forum headings and see what is going on. Cheers, Conrad.
  23. David Hickman

    Sandm Triumph Lincs . TR's Liberated from them !

    Yes were 'ere. Agreed, they can't do basic mechanics, bodywork or paintwork. That's pretty much everything then! Outsources work to other firms, adds a hefty margin onto it and sort of assembles it whilst using the opportunity to either 'lose' your parts and squirrel them away for future use or sale and even steal a good component or two off your car in exchange for junk that he has handy and then hands your car back in a pretty awful state. Also you get a bill way in excess of the quote. And finally, you find that the work you have just paid a kings ransom for needs doing again properly somewhere else so it costs you double. Please Pete, don't pull this, people need to see this thread so that they don't become victims of this rogue trader. I am sure others will be along but he also trades in fear to keep complainants quiet. Hopefully, here is a safe place to get the message out there.
  24. Cool air for webers a must. The Revington box , like the Bastuck-box ( Google for "Bastuck V200TRW" or here the pdf instructions with Pictures https://www.bastuck.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/14_v200trw_internet.pdf ) is fitting to TR6 and GT6. But GT6 has a stepped manifold, it does not fit. I copied it and made a plate from alloy and for the round air filter I sliced from a cheap stainless steel tube from ebay. Then you can take care about the stepped carbs. I added some short 16mm ram pipes from fastroadcars.
  25. On my spitfire I moved/reduced the wheelarch by (about?)50mm with no effect on tyre contact etc. Though I have also slightly reduced full lock, again no downside... But you may be surprised how much spare space there is that could be liberated for a larger airbox. And not difficult, a cut, another cut, weld and seamseal...
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