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Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - FoD Saturday 16th June now with added Friday night camping


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#2611 ONLINE   hairnet

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:18 PM

no when it gets to that stage its fk the field its tea time :lol:



#2612 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:43 PM

I am looking to see if there is any interest in another Field of Dreams Open day before the Festival of the Unexceptional?

 

Not least to find a way to roll out some temporary roadway I now have so if it is wet we can get to the camping paddock without getting muddy on FoU 14th July.

 

So who is free 16/17 June, is Saturday or Sunday best?

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:25 PM

I'd only be able to do Saturday
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F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
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#2614 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:14 AM

My 325i went off on loan last night and sent me this photo.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:51 AM

I'd be game for meeting up, only missed last one as it clashed with a show that lasted later than I expected. Might even have a working Lada for the next one...though dunno if that or the Activa are the most interesting.

...if I can convince my other half to drive the Activa (he's afraid of the Lada) could even bring both I guess.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:41 PM

I have been to collect my spare Triumph engine today, I agreed to buy it 3 years ago, paid a year ago and finally was forced into collecting it as my favourite garage has closed down.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:07 PM

Saturday 16th June is GO for Field of Dreams open day.

 

I need some help getting ready for 14th July Festival of the Unexceptional camping.

 

I would like to trim the entrance hedges back to give us some more room, cut the grass with the ride on and have a tidy up to free as much hard standing as possible.

 

I would also like to test lay some temporary road way in case we need it 14th July, which will involve the JCB.

 

I have set the main day as Saturday but I can do Sunday as well if anybody wants to camp over.


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2003 Renault Scenic Fidji Dci, 1998 Saab 9-3 Turbo convertible, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1978 Lancia Gamma Berlina

 

At home and broken:

1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:50 PM

DVLA admits system broken

 

I have tried to SORN the yellow Visa I got two weeks ago and every time I tried it said it was on SORN and would not let me do it again. Today I got a V212 letter to say I would get fined and nuns and kittens would be hurt if I did not SORN my new car immediately.

 

I emailed and this is the reply:

 

Thank you for your enquiry received on 17/5/2018.

Upon checking the vehicle record I can confirm there is an error with the Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) updating correctly.

I have referred this to our licensing team who will update the SORN for you.

You should receive confirmation of this within 2-4 weeks.

I hope this information is of assistance to you and answers your entire enquiry.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:18 PM

I have been to collect my spare Triumph engine today, I agreed to buy it 3 years ago, paid a year ago and finally was forced into collecting it as my favourite garage has closed down.

 

1600?



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

1600?

 

2500, it was in a saloon last, but has side bolt for non saloon fitting as well.It is so long since to bought it I can't remember what was done to it, I just remember liking what was listed and it was from the guys I trust.


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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:01 PM

In Shock news Six Cylinder does his own spannering. Yes tonight I have taken the inlet manifold off my E-Type so I can get at the core plug that is leaking. 3 hours including taking it outside to drain the water, but now I have a sore scratched arm for putting it places the car did not want it!

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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:33 PM

Saturday 16th June is GO for Field of Dreams open day.

I need some help getting ready for 14th July Festival of the Unexceptional camping.

I would like to trim the entrance hedges back to give us some more room, cut the grass with the ride on and have a tidy up to free as much hard standing as possible.

I would also like to test lay some temporary road way in case we need it 14th July, which will involve the JCB.

I have set the main day as Saturday but I can do Sunday as well if anybody wants to camp over.

 

Up for this, as always.

I fancy having a go at some mowage.

Have only piloted the ride-on on the end of a tow rope before I fixed it for you last time.

Would be good to use it in anger.

Plus anything else that takes my fancy on the day.

Hope you get some more support this time.

Can do Sunday as well if anyone else is planning to be there.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:26 PM

Whilst not fit enough to help out i do fancy coming down for the day on saturday to see the cars and meet some new people. Will be down in either an xm or bx. Would it be ok to pm for an address?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:03 PM

Saturday 16th June is GO for Field of Dreams open day.
 
I need some help getting ready for 14th July Festival of the Unexceptional camping.
 
I would like to trim the entrance hedges back to give us some more room, cut the grass with the ride on and have a tidy up to free as much hard standing as possible.
 
I would also like to test lay some temporary road way in case we need it 14th July, which will involve the JCB.
 
I have set the main day as Saturday but I can do Sunday as well if anybody wants to camp over.


I’d like to come up and help prepare. When do you have in mind?
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:08 PM

I’d like to come up and help prepare. When do you have in mind?

 

16th June as I am busy from then to 14th July.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:11 PM

16th June as I am busy from then to 14th July.


Fine by me, count me in to help.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:40 PM

In Shock news Six Cylinder does his own spannering. Yes tonight I have taken the inlet manifold off my E-Type so I can get at the core plug that is leaking. 3 hours including taking it outside to drain the water, but now I have a sore scratched ar** for putting it places the car did not want it!

FTFY!!! :-)



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:40 PM

2500, it was in a saloon last, but has side bolt for non saloon fitting as well.It is so long since to bought it I can't remember what was done to it, I just remember liking what was listed and it was from the guys I trust.

 

My memory says that all triumph sixes had Stromberg carbs. Were the 2.5s different?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:00 PM

My memory says that all triumph sixes had Stromberg carbs. Were the 2.5s different?

 

Of the Triumph sixs, early 1600 Vitesses had down draft Solexs, late 1600 Vitesses and all 2 litre Vitesses and GT6s had Strombergs. Triumph 2000 and 2500 had SUs. TR6 2500 Mechanical injection.

 

My Vitesse 2.0 is fitted with SUs and I would say it makes no difference.  


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:35 PM

Of the Triumph sixs, early 1600 Vitesses had down draft Solexs, late 1600 Vitesses and all 2 litre Vitesses and GT6s had Strombergs. Triumph 2000 and 2500 had SUs. TR6 2500 Mechanical injection.

 

My Vitesse 2.0 is fitted with SUs and I would say it makes no difference.  

 

My memory is shit. Solexes, yep, remember that now, they were crap. All my sixes were in Vitesses. I didn't know the 2000s had SUs (looking on google most seem to have had strombergs).

 

2500 PI was a lovely thig when it worked.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:37 AM

I can't make this I'm afraid it's evas birthday! Plus I'll be utterly skint after shitefest! Saying that I'm utterly skint now so there won't be much difference, but I won't be allowed out to play!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

Bet you will if you bring Eva so she can play with Auntie Claire again!  :lol:


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

I can't make this I'm afraid it's evas birthday! Plus I'll be utterly skint after shitefest! Saying that I'm utterly skint now so there won't be much difference, but I won't be allowed out to play!

 

Maybe Mrs 6C took entrance money off you, but visiting our field and even camping in it is free, bring a packed lunch and all you have to pay for is a couple of litres of diesel.

 

I do understand you have a family and need to look after them.


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1990 Mercedes 200TE (heat stuck on max), 1996 Citreon ZX TD estate (clutch cable broken), Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (wont start), 1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (core plug leaking), 1970 Triumph Vitesse convertible (blocked in by broken cars!)


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:49 PM

I collected my refurbished wheels and nearly new tyres yesterday for the Gamma and with the help of a friend fitted them and bought the car home. Unfortunately the drivers side rear brake was dragging and getting hot so I sent Mrs6C in to take it apart. We learnt from the Gamma Owners that the piston has to be turned by 45º while pushing it back. This had the inner pad working but not the outer because the slide pin was seized. Removal, cleaning, lubricating and refitting sorted it. It types quickly and logically but I took several hours working out how it fits together and what to do next to cure it. 

 

Anyway I shall go to the ball tomorrow or at least set out for it!

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2003 Renault Scenic Fidji Dci, 1998 Saab 9-3 Turbo convertible, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 1978 Lancia Gamma Berlina

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 03:34 PM

Oh Eva would love to come I expect. Would shag the party right up though! And by skint, I mean I'll have a months worth of commuting to pull out of thin air and the 1000 miles for shitefest!

It'll be alright though!
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

After SiC pointed out this retro look radio I ordered one for the Gamma. 2 1/2 weeks from Hong Kong seems good service to me. It looks good, but I can't fit it yet as the car is locked in a shed with no wheels away from home while the wheels are being refirbished. 

 

Was looking at ordering one of these for the Maxi.

However, this has the old pre-DIN mounting with the 2 spindle holes and the central rectangular cutout.

The layout of this looks similar, but how does it fit?

Can you remove the knobs and front panel and fit it into the old-style mounting or is it simply a DIN-sized box?



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 04:21 PM

Sorry it is just a DIN fitting.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

As I suspected.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:53 PM

Was looking at ordering one of these for the Maxi.
However, this has the old pre-DIN mounting with the 2 spindle holes and the central rectangular cutout.
The layout of this looks similar, but how does it fit?
Can you remove the knobs and front panel and fit it into the old-style mounting or is it simply a DIN-sized box?


If it's like mine but with a different face they come with a remote control so you could fit it out if sight somewhere?

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:17 PM

Was looking at ordering one of these for the Maxi.

However, this has the old pre-DIN mounting with the 2 spindle holes and the central rectangular cutout.

The layout of this looks similar, but how does it fit?

Can you remove the knobs and front panel and fit it into the old-style mounting or is it simply a DIN-sized box?

 

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