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😉Hi everyone,just a quick hello to my now fellow members!!Looking forward to the meetings when it all resumes again and sharing Triumph news and tips and of course your illustrious company.Its been a while since I owned a poo brown Toledo as my kids disrespectfully referred to it but now I'm searching for a Herald 13/60 to feed my habit again!!Not looking for a basket case but one with really good bodywork because I'm rubbish at that!!Convertible much preferred ,I'd like the wind through my hair whilst I still have some.Looking forward to making friends with fellow enthusiasts,Cheers!!

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Thanks to everyone who were kind enough to respond to my post!! I have a preference  for a nice Valencia Blue or Wedgewood Blue but welcome any inputs for my search.Thanks for the ebay suggestions,my eyes are going square from looking at loads of available cars on numerous sites.The TSCC is obviously a go to site but mostly Vitesses and Gt6's at the moment.I know this forum is a wealth of knowledge and expertise,like Arnie I'll be back.Thanks again!!

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  • 1 month later...

Update on my car search which after extensive travelling and viewing some cars vastly overpriced and in some cases pretty appaling condition and asking fairytale prices too boot!!Anyway I was looking on the Car and Classic site and spotted a very fine Dolomite 1300 in Inca Yellow (no one can say I didn't see the car officer!!)So in a fairly comprehensive turn around,I saw,I liked,I bought.More room and surprisingly quiet and lovely ride comfort.Now I open the window if I want wind in my hair!!Still it's a Triumph worthy of my hard earned and has an original mileage of 40,654 miles from new and is in pretty much rust free condition,supported by thirty odd mot certificates.So Dolomite tips and advice welcome and look forward to seeing fellow Triumphites(?)at meetings when the dreaded unmentionable finally does one!!Thanks again!!

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Putting photos up here is quite easy. While you're typing your post, look down a fraction and you'll see a paperclip and "Drag files here to attach, or ..."  Click on the "choose files" bit, find your photo on your computer and click OK. If you want the photo in particular place in the message:

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Like that... then click the thumbnail when you want to insert it. Otherwise I think it defaults to hanging on the end.

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I have found that if you put the cursor in your text where you want the photo and click ONCE on the + symbol, it will add the photo at the point where the cursor was left. Don't double click on the photo or you will have problems, which is what I did on one of my posts.

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Thanks for the input gents!! I will make an attempt.I do tend to do most things off my phone.This is because my other half threatened to cut off the family jewels if I messed up the allegedly shared computer.Buying a Rottweiler to guard it is a bit extreme!!! So is it possible to do it from the dog and bone.I hope so,I dont want to be a boy soprano again😳.

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Thanks for helping out there,normal singing range is back!!The car is a low mileage 6 previous owners Inca Yellow,been resprayed and has been well under sealed to preserve the underside,needs a bit off attention in the engine bay and spark plugs that are meant for a Sprint removing as it is a basic 1300 model.Ngk bp5es are the ones on NGKS plugfinder.Or of course Champion N12y's.Let the arguments begin on which is the best choice,ha ha!!Roll on the time when everybody's pride and joy can be shared with everyone again👍

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44 minutes ago, Clive Cox said:

Have I done it?If I have,deepest thanks from all that is dear to me👍

Nice looking car Clive and in one of my favorite colours.  You wont notice plug wise Clive if you just use bog standard N9Y plugs or BP6ES that's what my car's run on and not had a problem. I don't own a mobile phone so i could not comment on how to do anything with one..

Tony. 

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6 hours ago, poppyman said:

Good choice Clive, there are a few of us Dolly owners on this forum :)  Any chance of a couple of pic's?

Tony.

Mobiles can be both a blessing and a curse,no problems if you know how to use em not so much when you accidentally post to someone who wasnt meant to receive it,bad karma😂Yeah plug choice can be a personal thing if you've had good experiences with a decent one,like engine oil and so on.Its always interesting  to canvas peoples opinion has long as its below 10,000 replies !!

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1 hour ago, Clive Cox said:

This is because my other half threatened to cut off the family jewels if I messed up the allegedly shared computer.

Other way round in my house; others use my computer and leave it full of popups and spam as they just tick 'yes' to all cookies, permissions and add-ons. Some of them are darned hard to get rid of, and no I don't usually want the latest gossip on Meghan flaming Markle which is where the one that resets my home page takes me to.

Other than that, nice car, and welcome!

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Thanks Colin,you have my sympathy,it werent me,honest!!Just waiting on bits to arrive,did do fairly big shop at the club shop but delved into other retailers as well.Then lying on the carpet under the car with my mate Jack and his brother Axel Stands.Looking forward to a bit of fiddling until I get it wrong and the air turns a certain shade of blue🤭With the forums help and my workshop manual should be able to scrape by!!Meghan Markle eat your heart out👸

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Hello after a frenzy of activity under the Dolly?!Very large service completed and all oils filters including diff/gearbox.How stinky is e90 that comes out of your gearbox looking like broccoli soup(I shouldn't have had a spoonful but it looked delicious)??The car has had very little use over the last 3 or 4 years and needs a few miles put under it.The clutch is making a clicking noise when I push the pedal down,any ideas on that are welcome.Done some underseal touch up and spraying of Bilt Hamber products in appropriate places.Excellent products they provide in many applications.Led bulbs for interior/boot lights and just the front side lights,what a difference they make,for a modest outlay. New brake pads for front discs,the ones I replaced were like new but had bits broken off in places,like crumbling away,not very confidence inspiring!!Just a thorough look over the car,making a list of anything that needs attention. Is replacing the brake master cylinder a difficult job?I bled the brakes thoroughly,the stuff that was in it looked like engine oil !!! Used about 3 pints of brake fluid it was that bad.Why people risk their lives like that for a bi-annual task is beyond me.Lovely and clean now but the master cylinder is weeping very slightly so is top priority job to be done pronto. Are you still awake?Any advice,tips gratefully received,I thank you,Clive Cox.

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