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  1. and a load of pictures, but not sure what year these were. stafford show ground? Ha! just seen it in the first picture that uploaded.... doe!
  2. Just put this up! Some old super 8mm footage of the 1979 national at wookey hole Somerset, I found in the pile of old films I have. unfortunatly I had to work that day so my brother Paul, could be at the show, I gave him the camera. seems he was not so keen to film as I was back then. it's mostly from the end of the day I think. so It's short and sweet. nice to see John with his megaphone again.
  3. I am getting double email notices when a new post is postage in a thread that I have commented on. have it go a setting set up wrong or is that normal?
  4. Found it.. well some of it! in some pre courier mags. turning circle and the even earlier newsletters Wookey hole was 5th may 1979 and Gurston hill climb could be may 20th or july 22nd 1979 or even july 20th 1980 stoneleigh was the Town and Country Festival in 1979 but no sure ob the date. quite interesting reading the old magazines I did notice there was a mention in one of the turning circle magazines, that a film of the Wookey hole concours was showen at the clubs christmas weekend on the 3rd october. Is their a copy in the archives at the club?
  5. been looking most of the day but can't find anything as yet. There is a mention in the December 1980 courier but I don't recognise the story. As the bar-b-que we were at was in a field close to the site, we had brought up a barrel of beer from our local and another area brought the second barrel. and fun was had by all.....hic! but I have found some more film of the wookey hole concours in 79 I think. not much of it though as I had to work that in the morning.
  6. I found an old film I made back in the day of the Stoneleigh show were we stayed on site in a caravan with the club and of a Gurston hill climb. I would like to put a date to them before I post on youtube. problem is I can't remember when is was, possible dates are any time from 1978 to 1983. When I joined the club to when I got married, I would think it would be somewhere around 1980 ish. maybe some one was there and has a better recolection then me. here are some stills from the film if it help. or if anyone know where I could find out the infomation that would help. Stoneleigh show and Gurston Hill Climb
  7. ordinary one was Brunel microscopes ltd one but there is no model name or number. the one for the pc is "Bysameyee Handheld 40X-1000X" which is ok but somw time does not focus far enough away to get good dig at the splinter sorry if we are highjacking your thread Bordfunker
  8. Get yourself a microscope Colin. Best thing I ever done. So easy to find the smallest splinter or bit of metal from a cheap screw. Just upgraded to one that conect to a screen. Brilliant for that difficult angle. Then plenty of neet detol
  9. I did see one on flebay £125, I think it was newton commercials end of line sort of thing as I don't see them listed in their cataloge. but there hasn't been any listed for a while now. but I would think they would have the patern so could make one up if needed.
  10. Guest what I found today tucked away nice and safe in a box in the attic rooms. a Herald coupe headlining that I bought from John kippling back on 23/08/94 and it cost £41 but it is the longhorn type, not the right one for my coupe, so I'll have to use it as a template for the right matirial when it arrives just goes to show. put stuff away safe and sound and you will find it one day. maybe not when you want it but you will find it,,, one day 😁
  11. the plate on the underside of the centre outrigger ( that atached to the chassis) had holes in the middle on my original chassis. I can remember they were'nt on some new ones I had bought so I drill them to make them look the same. must had fitted to them... some how
  12. Perhaps it's just there to confuse us all 😊
  13. I had one with a s/s exhaust. From John Kipplings many years ago . I aways thought it was to support the exhaust pipe in the middle and bolted to the hole in the middle outrigger bottom plate. Didn't put it on. Didn't seem to need it Maybe it's a fitting aid
  14. funny you should say that! never though of them. bought my xk8 off them and we go to the lunch meet every year. ( next time I am down that way I'll give them a try.
  15. Still looking! had lots of samples and seen loads at upholsterer, but sadly nothing as yet.
  16. I have various liquids for lubrication in small containers in the garage for just that sort of thing. There’s silicone lube, Vaseline, fiery liquid, soap, KY, and a wd40 type of thing. You never know when you are going to need the right sort of lubrication. 😲 My Dad always used a bit of soap on woodscrews to help them in. that was before the days of impact drivers😊
  17. never understood why you would start the bidding at £1 with a reserve. if you have a reserve start it at that with Offers. very nice though. would love it. always like a van. wounder were they got the seats done?
  18. Thank you both! I'll look in to your suggestions. I would like to get as close as possible to the origanal type. If I can.
  19. Is there anybody there? best I can find is from Martrim car trimmers the moonstone in White. Anybody used it? I'll order up a sample and see !!
  20. Some more photos, difficult to get a good shot but you can see the speednut plate under the rear mounts and just about under the mounting just behind the diff. however I coud not get a good pic of the main chassis rail holes but that has the same speednut plate fixed inside the main chassis rail.
  21. just going through some old update sheets for Triumph Herald 948cc spare parts number 508073 3rd edition Accumulative amendment No 5 dated Dec. 1962 Change BT 7822 to read HU0811 And I see that the part number they use in the later herald 13/60 part catalogue
  22. Definitely original, I have had the car since 1980 and it was basically scrap then. The back seat area had one big thick peace of sheet metal welded over the mostly none excitant original as did the front foot wells. The boot floor was ply screwed to the rust. The best bit on the car was the chassis as years of dripping oil had completely covered it in thick oily goo. Believe it or not it had an MOT and I drove it back home from Ashford in Kent with its “slipping clutch “the reason the lady was selling it. This is a photo from back in 1982 after the chassis was shot-blasted and coated, did not think to photograph it this time when the body was off. All the central rails where in excellent condition as I said coated in oil and dirt. You can just see the fixings. The speed nut things in side are fairly chunky. and the parts catalogue does list them as screws .... It’s all rather confusing really!
  23. my coupe (in the picture) is an very early car all the back body fittings are that type of fitting in to a plate fixed to the chassis two under the back seat two in the boot by the axle tunnel and four at the back of the boot, two under the fuel tank side and two on the opposit side fixed to the rear outriggers.
  24. looked at them. the thread don't go far enough up or the shoeter ones are to small in diameter.
  25. Anybody know if the body mounting bolts on the early Heralds, I think where are call speed bolts, are avalible new? sort of a big screw with a bolt type head. there looks like there were a couple of sizes used, but the only ones I have found in stores are no where near as big. just in case! I don't suppose anyone would know how to work out the size of them, (never could get the hang of bolt and nut thread sizes!) so I can search the tinternet. below is where they are used. thank you !
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