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  1. Thanks everyone. All done, nice and clean now with new points, rotor arm and dizzy cap and, with points set, runs like a dream.
  2. Jeff, Thanks, that was it but with a spring clip opposite the bayonet that needed helping over the edge of the lower base plate. Much appreciated.
  3. Hi Pete, Is there a technique to be used to remove the base plate? I’ve disconnected everything but something is retaining the plate. As I try and lift it it feels as though there is a “spring” holding it. As ever, any advice greatly appreciated.
  4. Thanks, Pete, much appreciated. I’ll let you know how I get on.
  5. Out in the glorious weather earlier when slowly the car started to become unresponsive. Nursed it home and after a few minutes diagnosing found the rotor had, basically, fallen apart. Read many items about poorly manufactured arms so I guess this is another. Having said that it may have been on the car for eleven or so years. Before I replace it I’d appreciate any advice on how best to clean up the resultant mess to the dizzy proper. Thanks in advance, Paul
  6. Paul, Yes, there’s no doubt about it, you should get out more. In fact we should all get out more! Never seen one like that before. I’m in North Northumberland at the moment where there are still a few RAC provided signs remaining and, just outside the village of Beadnell, a grand original AA box. Paul
  7. Been a supporter of my local Club (2nd Division now) for more than 60 years. Not a Premier Division or National Team fan particularly but watched and enjoyed the England v Denmark game. However, having just seen the laser incident targeted on the Danish keeper as the penalty was taken I’ve decided I can’t now watch the final or derive any pleasure from the outcome of the semi. England should immediately offer the game to Denmark and take whatever else the authorities decide should be the punishment. What really makes me sick is many people will know who did this but of course won’t do anything to help bring them to book. What has my Country become?
  8. Peter, Speak to Chick Doig, I don’t think he offers a “transportation” service but certainly collects and delivers vehicles Nation wide. Paul
  9. …..also, what is the light like gizmo just below the bottle on the wheel arch? Thanks.
  10. Shep, What is the switch (on the square plate) just above the washer bottle?
  11. I recently did a cosmetic upgrade to the carpets in my TR6 really simple job but, because of lockdown, required a little thinking outside of the box. Then I saw request for articles but thought no one will be interested but contacted the requestor who said, “Just about anything anyone does is of interest to somebody”.
  12. All, But to address the elephant in the room……… until just a few weeks ago all (well pretty much all) of the posts, almost without exception, were “car” related and certainly I gleaned much useful information and have increased my knowledge levels enormously and I enjoyed some of the jokes and even contributed occasionally. Then, “BANG!”, it starts to change and we all know why. Personally, I’ll deal with it as there’s enough functionality in the software to filter out what/who I don’t want to engage with and also long enough in the tooth to manage my own emotions. However, all that said, as a wise man once muttered, “It only takes one…….” On the question of rankings, since I was elevated to Expert - where on earth did that come from? - I’ve had a permanent smile on my face but please don’t anyone ask me anything! The shear quality of the majority of responses soon makes it clear who knows what on here, and, thank you, thank you, thank you to those of whatever rank who have helped, and hopefully will continue to help me enjoy my cars and through them life in general. Paul
  13. Hi, Bought my 1972 TR6 in September 2019 and have loved every minute I’ve spent driving and working on it since. As the guys have said, the knowledge on this forum and in the Club is phenomenal. Enjoy your Six!
  14. Paulfc

    Hey Diddle Lidl

    I see there’s tools at Lidl from Sunday, 6th.
  15. Colin, It hasn’t been rutting has it and lost them?
  16. DVD, your daughter learnt a “life lesson” so that’s no bad thing. These things do go too far the other way sometimes, my wife and I have banked with the same bank for 25 years+. We recently decided to move SOME money into another bank because it paid interest on the deposit (a measly 0.5%). Forty minutes on the phone, a 15 drive to the bank, 20 minutes in the queue and another 15 minutes face to face with the bank staff and we were eventually able to move it. Early in the process because of their “concerns” about our legitimacy they did actually take money out of our account and put it “nowhere” and flatly refused to move it back. Arghhhhhhh!
  17. Thanks one and all, much appreciated.
  18. I’m considering replacing the timber decking I have with a composite variant. I don’t believe I have to make any changes to the timber sub-structure: so I’ll just remove the deck and lay the composite planks. Has anyone done this and if so could I ask what the pros and cons were? Overall it’s about 60sq. mtrs. Thanks
  19. When an aunt of mine died I was going through a whole stack of of old photos on which she had written such illuminating comments as, “Blackpool, earlier this year”. “With Betty earlier in the year”, etc.etc.etc.
  20. ...... I see that on BBC4 on Monday at 9pm and repeated Wednesday at 11pm is a programme we may find interesting.
  21. Paul, If the Heritage certificate indicates the car was shipped to Jersey (or if you find it was at some point) and you have registration details, the way forward then is to contact Jersey Heritage ( and NOT the Jersey Government) who for a small fee will provide you with the previous owner details they have on file.
  22. Hi Roger, I have, thanks, and picked up some very useful info. It’s an excellent resource which I’m proud to say I’ve contributed to as well.
  23. Thanks Pete and Colin. I’m starting garner the the information I’m after. I am surprised at the lack of original technical data literature available on Lucas components. I’ve ordered a copy of the book Mathew mentioned and started to develop my technical/practical skills. Thanks again.
  24. Thanks Mathew, I’m on the case!
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