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Radioactive Man

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  1. thanks all. i need to have a proper look. pretty sure the seat goes all the way back. just dont recall it being such a struggle aged 21...
  2. I am next on the physio couch at the end of the month... will ask him to do his worst. Or find a TR6 to sit in and try for size :)
  3. Still alive but questioning if I will ever fit into a Spitfire again comfortably. Wont bore you but for some bizarre reason my legs down seem as "bendy" as they used to be at the moment. Is there a bit more legroom in a TR6? I am sure I used to fit in my car Still on a plus side it passed the MOT today.
  4. Looks like a very good holiday. Hope you are both well.
  5. Vertical links are a bit ugly and could do with a lick of paint while its in bits... Shot blast and paint or blast and powder coat. Always thought powder was good till it chips and then its worse.
  6. Thanks Roger, you around Sat afternoon if I pop by?
  7. Thanks Nick for the advice. It really knocked me for six, I am reasonably fit but when you get your heart going like the clappers with little effort, lungs bursting, and more its pretty worrying. Throwing every vitamin I can down my neck has made a big difference. Well on the mend I am pleased to say, still get tired but its easing.
  8. Last year post driveshaft failure Roger loaned me a spare rear shaft etc to keep me on the road. Afraid long covid killed my enthusiasm for doing pretty much anything and finally starting to feel more human after 4 months. Cold garages certainly have not featured in my to do list. Finally (sorry @rogerguzzifor how long its taken) I have two new built up replacements to put on the car! Trying to make my mind up if the Superflex bushes are better than the normal nylon bush jobs for the rear trunnions. Any thoughts? Finally will get the car back on 4 wheels in February and hopefully moving again. Ian
  9. oh no, sorry to read this Roger. Hope the vino helps.
  10. Thanks for the time spent tinkering today Roger, its appreciated. Car feels like its running better.
  11. Thanks Roger, Will try and sort out a time at the weekend. Will send you a message later in the week when I work out where I will be when... works mad at the moment. Enjoy the run out. A little jealous but thats life Ian
  12. struggling to see anything obvious after having a little tinker. More investigation is needed on my part.
  13. Thanks as always. Just in from work so will have a look tomorrow night as hopefully home at a sensible hour. Sounds like a few places to look. Ian
  14. There is always something isn't there? Since the car is back from paint repairs went for a run yesterday and when cold the accelerator pedal is nice and smooth, easy to press. As the car gets hotter then the pedal becomes stiffer and feels really notchy and not easy to modulate. I cant see anything obvious, the cable feels free and not binding if I disconnect the cable from the throttle linkage. Is it possible that something on the carbs is binding due to getting hot? I cant see anything obvious but the pedal feel is changing to the point its not pleasant to drive when hot. Thanks in anticipation for any good ideas.
  15. There is always something isn't there? Since the car is back from paint repairs went for a run yesterday and when cold the accelerator pedal is nice and smooth, easy to press. As the car gets hotter then the pedal becomes stiffer and feels really notchy and not easy to modulate. I cant see anything obvious, the cable feels free and not binding if I disconnect the cable from the throttle linkage. Is it possible that something on the carbs is binding due to getting hot? I cant see anything obvious but the pedal feel is changing to the point its not pleasant to drive when hot. Thanks in anticipation for any good ideas.
  16. Hi Roger, not this week. 20th wedding anniversary so have a treat planned for Gemma. Thanks for asking though. Will catch up soon I am sure.
  17. At last it’s back from paint. Onto the next job / problem Missed having something in the garage.
  18. The number of customers I have spoken to today who have said turn it off... delete it etc is worrying. I am beginning to wonder how sophisticated (or not) the app really is. Last time I got done for self isolation I think I was in an office next door to a colleague who tested positive but our phones were close to each other... but separated by a wall. I never saw the guy to speak to but the apps says go home, don't pass go, don't pick up £200 so that's it. On the positive side I do get out of taking my daughter for a driving lesson tomorrow morning so every cloud and all that :)
  19. Its pretty chaotic... I am stuck at home self isolating again as I may have contacted someone who's tested positive recently. 9 days of going no where after visiting customers this week. I cant see me going overseas for work or holiday this year - its just not worth the hassle and stress.
  20. bugs on top of bugs... thats how it works isnt it?
  21. Right thing to do. My sister used to work for a charity helping people like this and it’s a truly awful world for some.
  22. Need to pull my finger out! Will get round to see you sometime soon Roger!
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