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Paul H

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  1. I had similar experience with SGS with a 1 tonne Jack , failed after 13 months . Replacement parts including postage was more than the original price . So purchased from Aldi at a cheaper price with 3 year warranty . I’ve tested Aldi warranty and no issues Paul
  2. It’s important to find a garage that understands our classics . I MOT mine at Cracknells in Thurston nr Bury St Edmunds . The mechanic gives me a verbal commentary and advice. Perhaps we need a list . My next door neighbour had a TR4 went to a local garage and they wrote a MOT without inspection 🤕. This was 5 years ago . Paul
  3. I bought my mintex from Demon Tweaks on EBay . I trust Demon Tweaks Paul
  4. I use the Club Shop and Canleys . For front pads it’s best to buy Mintex 1144. These are much more expensive than the standard pads but worth every penny and these pads will stop your car Paul
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    Old advertising

    The Vitesse handbook boasts Air Conditioning , referring to the quarter lights — Trade descriptions 😱 Paul
  6. The V ie larger gap at the top could be excess packing between the chassis and the tub . My Vitesse was an inverted V and improved the gap by adding shims . Paul
  7. Hi Pete , you did mention a van to tow . Have you considered a Portafold. These are 60,s and ideal for a classic . They won’t break the bank either and no depreciation . Id love one for the Vitesse even got the towbar ready but the other half says No. Paul
  8. Keep me in mind , I’m in no hurry at all Paul
  9. What state is the Vitesse bonnet ? As might be interested if you are selling Paul
  10. Gearbox and Overdrive ready for refit The od solenoid lower fixing is a 4ins 2ba screw with tube and nuts . Might be a tad long and will adjust length when fitting . This will ensure the solenoid will never fail 🤔 Won’t be refitting till mid august though as we will be away Paul
  11. In the early 70’s I acquired a pair of large unused enamel circular AA road signs . In and out of Perranaworthal (just outside Truro ) 1 had distances to Lands End and the other to London . The securing holes were still filled with enamel . I was broke so sold them . I always wonder what they would be worth now Paul
  12. On a standard Vitesse dipped = outer main = outer and inner I modified mine dipped = outer and inner . With a remote blade fuse which is removed for mots as it’s illegal to have 4 dipped lights I have 2 relays which are situated by the dynamo , dipped and main Paul
  13. Went past it this morning Paul
  14. Hi Matthew , interested in the sealer , both primer and colour are 2k ? Paul
  15. A trip to sunny Luton yesterday the box and overdrive were rebuilt , thanks Pete . The refit now starts , called in to a local nut and bolt company asking for a solution to the Overdrive Solenoid . One of the fixings , a 2ba screw is nigh on impossible to remove without taking out the gearbox and overdrive . The right hand chassis rail is the obstruction . The solution is a 4ins 2ba cheese head screw which will need trimming . In future the solenoid can be removed without taking out the box . In due course will advise final measurements for those interested Paul
  16. Just bought one from Canleys £65 plus postage Paul
  17. The TSSC valuation does not include a chassis inspection or even require a valid MOT . This is disappointing as a valuation can be used as a guide for selling Paul
  18. Very informative video https://youtu.be/Ln7LhhYZrgg Paul
  19. Hi Dave , the layshaft only showed very minor wear and could have been reused but could have made the box a little noisy so I ordered a new one Paul
  20. https://www.castleclassiccars.co.uk/showroom/vehicle/8146/1964-Triumph-Vitesse-6 Paul
  21. Yes Bob it was me , all at a safe distance then Paul
  22. Welcome back 🤗 Im close to you in Pakenham just outside Bury St Edmunds Paul
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    Decibel Meter

    Interesting post on FB of a guy with his mk1 GT6 testing the level of cabin noise . Pretty sure this is the app he used . Registered 100db while iphone was on passenger seat Looking forward to see what my Vitesse Saloon registers . Appreciate this will be guide and comparative use only and the following link has no in app purchased but note you are downloading at your risk . Currrently in the garden and blackbird is hitting 12 db !! https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/decibel-meter-sound-meter/id1373636871 Paul
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