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  1. Try giving Mike Papworth a call. I imagine he'll have a few knocking around in his workshop. (07768 775170) Wayne
  2. I might be teaching you to suck eggs, but if you're planning to use this socket with an electric impact driver on your Churchill hub puller I'd recommend that you get an impact socket. I've had regular sockets split before the hub gave up when using a mains impact driver. Wayne
  3. Hi Roger, Here's a photo of my set up. The OD relay is to the right, the horn relay to the left (the one above is an aftermarket flasher unit for the hazards) I've also attached a photo of the OD inhibitor switch arrangement. Hope it helps. Wayne
  4. Hi Peter, The passage between the cylinder block water jacket and the block drain orifice is very narrow and awkward to locate. I've found it easiest to clear using a length of stiff wire aimed somewhere between 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock, prodding upwards in the direction of the cylinder head (if that makes sense) Wayne
  5. That takes me back to the early 60s, when I attended a Sunday School which had a birthday ritual involving Black Sam. If a child had a birthday that week Sam would be brought out of the cupboard, placed on a desk and all the children gathered around him. The birthday boy or girl would place a penny in his hand and we'd all sing a song (something about pennies for Jesus I think) At the end of the song the lucky child got to press the lever that made Black Sam swallow the penny. Nobody ever explained why it was appropriate to mark a birthday by having a mechanical representation of an African person swallow money! Perhaps it was some white saviour thing.
  6. Waynebaby

    Joke

    To Err is Human, to Aaarr is Pirate.
  7. x2 for YS's comment. I ended up using a 1/2" lowering block on the same brand of spring even after a year of driving around with 75Kg of ballast tucked behind the seats. Wayne
  8. The John Thomason guide to originality states that from FH 100,020 onwards the door handles were finished in satin black, so perhaps that is what is prompting the memory. I'm wracking my brain to try to remember the finish on my 1500 spit back in 1980. It was definitely black, but I can't remember if it was shiny or not. Sorry charlieb
  9. From my own messy experience, I'd recommend that you take the filter cover off AFTER draining the gearbox oil! Wayne
  10. Hi TrafficMan, If it helps, I'm on my second spring on my Mk3 GT6 and both the new spring and the one it replaced (which I'm assuming was the original) sit on the differential case like yours. Wayne
  11. I had my Girling Powerstop 5156 rebuilt by JL Spares of Rochdale. +1 for JL Spares. They did an excellent job on my servo a couple of years back. Wayne
  12. Haggis, You mention you have a Lumenition ignition system. I had similar symptoms on my GT6 which eventually turned out to be a faulty Lumenition power unit. I swapped this for a new one and haven't had the problem since. The only issue is that a new power unit is pretty pricey, so you'd probably want to rule out everything else before going down that route. Wayne
  13. Louis, If you still want to go down a V8 route then Tim at Willow Triumph (near Darlington in the North East) has quite a bit of experience in fitting Rover V8s to Spitfires and Heralds. I've attached a link to one of his projects.Tim's an approachable bloke and might be able to give you some pointers over the phone. Wayne http://www.willowtriumph.com/page7.htm
  14. I'm glad to say that me and mine are doing well, but sadly I know of many who aren't. I'm a clinical volunteer at my local hospital and went in today to, amongst other things, help feed patients in a geriatric ward. When I was last in wearing normal garb (on Monday) the ward held 40+ patients. Today I had to wear a visor, face mask, gloves and apron to help feed < 20 patients. The missing patients weren't discharged. Grim. Just to round things off, someone spat in the face of a nurse in A&E. He's now custody. Keep safe. Wayne
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    Joke

    A mate of mine told me he was sha**ing his girlfriend AND her twin. I said, "How can you tell them apart?" He said, "Her brother's got a moustache."
  16. Is it the spiky thing that is used to hold female pop-fasteners to the underside of carpets?
  17. Waynebaby

    Joke

    A suspected Covid-19 male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose. A young student female nurse appears and gives him a partial sponge bath."Nurse,"' he mumbles from behind the mask, "are my testicles black?"Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, "I don't know, Sir. I'm only here to wash your upper body and feet."He struggles to ask again, "Nurse, please check for me. Are my testicles black?"Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart rate from worrying about his testicles, she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers. She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and his testicles gently in the other. She looks very closely and says, "There's nothing wrong with them, Sir. They look fine." The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her, and says very slowly, "Thank you very much. That was wonderful. Now listen very, very, closely: "Are - my - test - results - back?"
  18. Waynebaby

    Bag of Sand.

    7 is the noise my Mintex pads made before I fitted anti-rattle springs, so he's definitely over charging.
  19. I've found out the hard way that it is important to doubly check that the spring washer is securely seated in its retaining groove in the gear lever when reassembling things. This washer holds down the smaller diameter spring if I remember correctly. If the washer slips from its groove and lets the spring press on the base of the nylon cup thingy it'll soon wear through and before you know it the tunnel has to come off again. I try to reuse the original spring washer because it seems to be a better fit in the groove. Wayne
  20. Hi Neil, I can't think why your plan wouldn't work. If you're working on your own however I suspect it'll be more a case of dragging the diff/spring/half-shafts/vertical links/brakes across to the other chassis (unless you're super-strong) because there's a lot of weight there! Wayne
  21. Charlie, You need a rear quarter panel. They're supplied by Newton Commercials but I suspect that you might get them cheaper from the usual suppliers. Rimmers have them in stock in various colours, Wayne
  22. Bob, I'm thinking about mirrors on my Mk2 GT6 as well - hadn't really thought about clip on mirrors -don't think I've ever seen one on a GT6 but sounds an excellent idea. Which make/supplier do you recommend? The club shop stock an overtaking mirror which clips onto the vertical trim just behind the quarter-light. From my own experience it is rather too easily knocked off and I spent so much time picking it off the floor that I've stopped using it (no photo unfortunately) If you're less clumsy than me though it's £28 + £ 6.95 p&p. Don't forget to log in with your membership number to get the club member discount. Wayne
  23. SP I'm happy to pass on what I've learned from my mistakes! The original rubber bushes at the front end of the radius arms are made of two concentric steel cylinders with rubber bonded between the two - the whole assembly is an interference fit in the eye and was pressed in hydraulically. This means that when the rubber is burned away the larger steel cylinder will remain in the eye, and this has to be removed before the Superflex bushes can be fitted. If you are fortunate this can be drifted out with a stout screwdriver and a hammer. If this doesn't work, then the steel cylinder of the old bush needs to be cut with a hacksaw (be careful or you'll damage the eye - once again, don't ask me how I know!) after which brute force and ignorance will free the remnants of the bush from the eye. When re-painting the radius arms, don't paint the inside of the eyes. The new bushes will push in with the aid of a vice. Wayne
  24. Regarding bushes, the spring from GB will come with new bushes fitted to the eyes at either end. These will only come out with a struggle, so you may want to stick with the ones that it comes with - I left mine in (but changed all the other bushes that you propose doing) and three years on the GB fitted bushes are as good as new. Removing the original bushes from the radius arms can also be problematic. The front bushes are especially hard to remove by mechanical means in my experience and over zealous use of the vice can make the eyes non circular (don't ask how I know!) I've found the easiest way to get the old rubber bushes out of the radius arms is to take them into the fresh air and burn them out with a blow torch. Stand up-wind because they'll produce horrible black smoke and then re-paint the arms before you fix in the Superflex bushes Wayne .
  25. There's a new listing for wheels (4.5 inch this time) on ebay from Spitfire Graveyard. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-SPITFIRE-MK4-1500-GT6-MK3-13-INCH-4-5J-STEEL-WHEELS-SET-OF-4/184073689867?hash=item2adba59b0b:g:DLEAAOSwM81d69-s
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