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  1. I'm not a member of the TR R, or of it's forum. I have no affiliation, no axe to grind, no real care. I offer this as purely technical advice. The software platform the TR R forum runs on is IPBoard, the same as we run here. It looks different because it's skinned differently. It may be an earlier version (I could work to find out, but see sentence 1...). I've installed, administered, and moderated IPBoard for over 10 years. Hiding or moving threads is a doddle. Wholesale moving/hiding entire sections ditto. If stuff selectively disappeared, an admin or mod chose what went. If wholesale sections disappeared, ditto. Someone has to chose what goes, what stays, and what gets hidden. Where is it now? It may be just hidden, or it may be deleted. Their backup strategy will be of interest if deletions have taken place. Ones and Zeros don't just turn to smoke. Someone has to chose to reset them. C.
  2. Snipping tool, click "Edit, Copy" Sideways, Right click, "Paste" Voila
  3. Nicely played Sir!
  4. Driving Habits Of The Aged.....

    My Dad taught me that the best defense is a good offence. Which explains my defensive driving.
  5. The times they are a-changing.

    G'day, Went away for a wee holiday with my wife and some friends over New Years, and came home to an influx of new members. Wow . To those that don't know me, Hi. I'm the bloke behind the curtain here, I run the tech side of the website. Nick is the Smart bloke who knows such an incredible amount of stuff about how Triumphs should be to the purists, and how they can be for the rest of us, I just try to keep this treasury of knowledge and meeting place for enthusiasts up and running. Dave Sideways and I don't always see eye to eye - he banished me once, but he eventually forgave me. Where we do agree is this. Sideways in here for the free exchange of knowledge about cars, technology, and silly things that us humans like to do. Our focus has always been Triumphs, and our current knowledge based strength tends towards the small chassis, but there's threads here on all sorts of cars (I've posted here and gotten help and support with V6 Bogan Van, my Monaro, and even my 50 year old Vespa), and all sorts of activities. There is a rich tapestry of knowledge woven into the threads that make up Sideways. We work in a simple way. We're here to be a resource of knowledge, to help each other, and to entertain each other. Robust discussion is absolutely welcome here. Opinion is welcome, opinion backed up by experience and data is cherished. Politics, Guns, Religion and Money haven't appeared here much. If they do, so be it. If you stink the place up, please expect to be called on it in a (ahem) robust way. I cannot believe how bloody stupid car clubs and forums can be in driving away members. Sideways is free to join, free to post at, free to read, and free to criticise if we're doing it wrong (the single benefit for those who donate is the addition of an "edit" button). To our new members, have at it. To our old hands, embrace the increased volume. Cheers Craig
  6. Trigger Wheel Mounting Vitesse

    I turned down the centre weight of the pulley ever so slightly, enough to let me mount the wheel flush to the pulley face , and tap 4 holes for my wheel. The mount for the sensor has channels in the back to sit flush on the cover, and is tapped from behind. Three o-ringed and loctited machine screws hold it in place. The wheel only adds 3mm to the face of the pulley this way. With Megasquirt you can dial in the exact degrees of offset. It's a good idea to be in the 60 degree region still though, as it puts it out of the compression squeeze area that can confuse the ecu.
  7. Health.....

    Odyssey, Houston. Do you read?
  8. Health.....

    Best O’luck Bud. Hospitals, never fun. Heal quick C
  9. Newbie from Vegas

    Hi Toby, One of our oldest members GT6STEVE races a GT6 and is from Vegas Welcome Craig (Who’s normally from Australia, but is currently hanging out in Vietnam)
  10. 1966 Vespa 150 Super

    A little report a year and a bit later. What a fun toy, and what a good learning tool. Being a south east asian resto, she's a bit of a showbag (shiny on the outside, but lots of shit to be found inside). Has it broken down - yep, spectacularly! But it's never not got me home. 2 flat tyres - fixed roadside with spares or tubes Burnt out sparkplug - changed roadside for a spare - turned out the one in it was a long series, should be short - no wonder it died, happy it didn't hit the piston. Points went bad - this was a real challenge, had to nurse it home with about 10 stops in 15km's, bitch of a trip. I spent most of a week chasing down the problems, then remembered I like modern solutions to old automobiles foibles. So I shelled out for a Vespatronic unit - pretty much a Megajolt for 2 strokes. Awesome upgrade, starts and runs first kick warm, 2nd kick cold. Gear selection was more of a guess than a high milage hire car - throttle and clutch cables needed replacing. 30 minutes work and a huge improvement. Passenger seat wasn't there when I got home one night. Dho. That lead to a major hunt, identify and replace afternoon, changing out plain nuts for nylocs or adding shakeproof washers. New seat arrived in 5 days from India. Went on a Vespa Club classic ride across town, with Julz on the back. 12kms in, the back wheel, ahem, came off. This wasn't a fun moment, 2 up doing 45 in traffic. Luckily, since the wheel is inside the wheel well formed by the rear compartments, it wedged inside and we kept it upright. Turned out that the cassellated nut that hold it on had no split pin. Borrowed a socket from a friendly truckie, did it up tight, rode to a hardware store, bought parts and a spanner, and finished the ride (after checking there was a split pin in the front wheel...). Tune kept going weird because the carb kept coming loose. There's two studs that hold the carb box and carb to the motor casing. Front one was always tight, rear one kept coming loose. Eventually I pulled it apart, only to find that the front stud had snapped at some point in the engine case, so it had been cut off short, and glued into the carb box. Un wound it, removed the stub, loctited in new studs, and problem solved. Sounds really bad, but most of this was in the 1st 4 months. Of late, she's been as well behaves as any 50+ year old. The local Vespa club are an interesting bunch. They run all sorts of fun rides, are inviting and helpful, but they al look down their noses at any asian import, to the point that while they want the bike and rider to attend their events, they flat out wont allow her to be put on the club rego scheme (a $500 saving each year). So I've called her Hanoi Jane. Pretty to look at, a real goer, but hated by the establishment... Yesterday was a 16 hour door to door workday at the Skydive club, home at 11pm after leaving at 7am. Slept in today, then had a lovely day tooling a around on Hanoi Jane. Headed out to Alan's workshop in the hills 40k's from home, where we spent a few hours commissioning his big CNC mill. Then meandered home. Her current foible is jumping out of gear at high revs. Thats probably a new shifting cross, so an engine out, casing split full weekend of work is coming up. Ahh well. Here she is after getting home tonight. Hanoi Jane. What a ripper. C.
  11. Modern cars and POs

    I feel your pain. I did the timing belt and water pump in Mum and Dad’s Camry at Xmas last year. Turned into a two day swearathon, mostly trying to get access to oil seals and find ways to undo ungripable bolts. Timing a cam in a T6 is a doddle in comparison! C.
  12. Motoclassica

    This year, three of us skivved off... Nice collection of toys again. A gorgeous old gull wing and a shiny and very expensive new one, Some serious stopping power an all alloy e-type And another in progress A very shiny D type And a small piece of England This racer is just gorgeous the cockpit looked inviting can only imagine looking over this view trying to spot the next apex... The people at Rolls really knew best how to do a boat tail And how to make a Chauffeur work for his stipend and I can never walk past one of these without stopping and gawking Found a slightly different grey skip beside a shiny Aston but there was an even shinier one available My kind of exhaust header Fins like these are what inspired me paint the 6Fire. Now I know the work involved I can only say “Wow” when I see something so well executed. Headed upstairs, I reckon this would make a good addition to the Vespa the view down on the main hall, lots off dollars And lots of hours Finally found a token Triumph on the way out Onto an old favorite restaurant in Little Italy for lunch of a refreshing ale, pizzas, and a couple of reds. I’ve had worse days! C
  13. What’s that you’re trimming down?
  14. Nick & Chris's Gt6 Mk 3

    Looking awesome Nick. Solving a tricky problem like that is no mean feat. It takes a combination of the bravery to decideto just “get er done”, the knowledge to be able to figure out a method that hasn’t existed till now, the patience to do it slowly enough not to screw it up as you go, and the simple vision to know how you want it to look when you finish. You genuinely have all of these. going to be an awesome car C
  15. I think of the internet as omething the world has set up for my amusement and education (in that order.) I have a wide range of ridiculous alerts set up. Makes for some fun some days. As for the pyrotechnics, I (ahem) may know a guy . Packaging is killer though (as always!) C.