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No doubt many of you will have seen the GT6 Car SOS Episode the was on National Geographic Channel on Thursday 29th March. Nat Geo commission the series and it won't be on Terrestial TV for about a year when it comes onto More 4. However, at the moment there is an online link to see the programme, not sure it's official and it may get taken down if Nat Geo notice due to copywrite but here's the link if you are quick! 

 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6h2cwi

Also as you may notice may car features as the example that Fuzz and Tim Drive, so my car is a TV star now (and if you look closely you will see me in the driving seat in some of the shots!)

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29 minutes ago, dougbgt6 said:

Isn't Fuzz our Honorary President? Why wasn't he buy parts from the club shop?

Tim putting the wheel nuts on the wheel without the trim! Should have been on the cutting room floor. Do they still have cutting rooms?

Doug

David Manners is just around the corner from Fuzz's new restoration business Tootaa Classics where it's now filmed. My understanding is that they actually get the bits donated for free so the discount ruse is just for the camera....

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15 minutes ago, Waynebaby said:

Whilst we're being picky, did anybody else notice that the prop shaft was fitted back to front?

Wayne

Also noticed there was no horn push fitted to the steering wheel and the plastic cappings above the door cards were missing

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8 minutes ago, Anglefire said:

And no advisories - quite a few I've seen in the past have had a few niggles - but I suspect due to the really poor health of the owner, they went to town.

Not MOT's though - I know its exempt, but still needs one. 

its been off the road for years and the MOT on line database only started when had written MOTs stopped a few years back so it's been off the road. Not sornd either so probably was off the road before sorn came in.

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1 hour ago, Cookie said:

its been off the road for years and the MOT on line database only started when had written MOTs stopped a few years back so it's been off the road. Not sornd either so probably was off the road before sorn came in.

Yes, but was on the road in the show - or was it?? 

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Result Andy and Thank You.:) Parts from the Club Shop ?  Loyalty to our Club is one thing but was it not over 1,000 parts. From our club shop over the counter I don’t think so. I don’t think it was my imagination but was it not fitted with twin HS 4 SU carburettors  and not those rival things. Way to go. That the second time around your car has stared Andy and is very cunning plan to increase its value. And Lads let not get to picky it is a TV show not a workshop manual.

If my understanding is correct the owner has now passed away therefore I feel it only correct to offer our condolences to his family.  

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Hi Dougbgt6,      GR. What is that? I know it’s a GT6 running on 4 cylinders as one of those rubber Diaphragm things has popped a hole in it. Luckily those other diaphragm things did not go in holes. That nice man Dennis Barbet has a lot to answer for he obtained a commission to design the Stromberg carburettor did that and promptly left to join Triumph as a Development Engineer and inflicted it on the world of Triumph and thus the carburetter tune kit CD 200 was born.

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Doug I just noticed your GT6 is a Non- Rotoflex lucky you and therefore it must be later than

 KC 20,000. I have a friend who is an ex works Triumph mechanic that about time of Andy Cooks magazine article / interview on his GT6 wanted to sell his Spitfire and replace it with a Non- Rotoflex GT 6 and I was duly asked to find him one. I did actually find him one on the dreaded Ebay with only two hours to run and only a couple of bids and it looked good even had carpet up images but alas it was not to be he had gone out for the day and the sale went through at a very reasonable price.

 I also noticed in one of your comments that you wanted some non metric fixings at one time. If you have a desperate need again I use a place about 15 mile from me that can supply almost anything in small quantities even if it is not stocked and at a reasonable price well so far.  So if you are stuck any times just shout.         

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Not clear how soon after the car was handed back, but I’m guessing given production deadlines within 6weeks or so would be my guess. 

Shame but at least he did drive it, there is at least one in the current series where the owner died before it was competed. 

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14 hours ago, Griffon Rolls said:

GR. What is that?

Griffon Rolls?

I prefer Strombergs, they require little attention once set up, unlike SUs.  I carry a spare diaphragm just in case, but it's only happened once in 40 years. 

The metric tool shop directed me to an ancient shop in Slough, father and daughter run, they have every imperial nut and bolt you could ever want.

I think we met at the Shire Horse after you bought Mark's spitfire? Did you ever put the fat wheels on it?

Doug

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