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  • sp53's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    sp53 replied to a thread TR2/3/3A Body Restoration - Inner Sill Replacement in Triumph
    Yes getting the sill out is a big step and project. Try and think of the body as flexing and twisting other than sliding, but yes the tub will slid...
    36 replies | 676 view(s)
  • JoeO's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    Bingo... resized a profile photo and all is well.. Thanks Basil!
    5 replies | 44 view(s)
  • nevets's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    nevets replied to a thread Door ding! in Austin Healey
    Thanks for the additional info. And yes, HealeyRick, I know exactly what you mean about mental anguish every time I look at the car. I've been...
    13 replies | 289 view(s)
  • Healey Nut's Avatar
    Today, 11:07 AM
    Healey Nut replied to a thread Front shocks in Austin Healey
    As the saying goes “pay me now or pay me later” Do yourself a favour bite the bullet send them to apple hydraulics and get them done right ....the...
    6 replies | 176 view(s)
  • sundown's Avatar
    Today, 11:00 AM
    sundown replied to a thread TR6 Starting in Triumph
    Should I start with points and get new ones
    14 replies | 120 view(s)
  • sundown's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    sundown replied to a thread TR6 Starting in Triumph
    Yes I did adjust the valve clearances to spec.
    14 replies | 120 view(s)
  • dklawson's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    dklawson replied to a thread TR6 Starting in Triumph
    You took the head off and put it back on? Did you remember to adjust the valves. On pushrod engines the valve lash has to be set after a new head...
    14 replies | 120 view(s)
  • sundown's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    sundown replied to a thread TR6 Starting in Triumph
    Hi I just went out and tried the starting fluid.i did lift the air valve and sprayed. It did not even cough like it wanted to start?
    14 replies | 120 view(s)
  • poolboy's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    poolboy replied to a thread TR6 Starting in Triumph
    With our carbs you'll need to lift the air valve a bit when you spray so that the starting fluid gets to where it needs to.
    14 replies | 120 view(s)
  • sundown's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    sundown replied to a thread TR6 Starting in Triumph
    Ok will do Thanks
    14 replies | 120 view(s)
  • Turicum 44's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 AM
    Just sorted out how to upload photos. The standard boot lid fits into top. It takes about 1/2 hour to go from convertible to coupe. We live a...
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  • poolboy's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    poolboy replied to a thread TR6 Starting in Triumph
    Assuming the carbs weren't flooding or dripping fuel when you tried starting the engine go ahead and do the 'starting fluid' thing and let us know...
    14 replies | 120 view(s)
  • CJD's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    CJD replied to a thread TR2/3/3A Body Restoration - Inner Sill Replacement in Triumph
    You will be setting the door gaps when you weld in the A and B posts to the new inner sill. As you line up the A and B posts you very likely will be...
    36 replies | 676 view(s)
  • Basil's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Wow, that's a long stretch to own the same car! Glad to hear your still enjoying it - and welcome to the BCF! Be sure to pop in to our Triumph...
    1 replies | 24 view(s)
  • HealeyRick's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    When we had our house built many years ago it included an oversize two-car garage. I was able to put the BJ7 against one wall with the Bugeye...
    4 replies | 46 view(s)
  • DNK's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    Poor Cortina Had to watch the game behind a post
    4 replies | 46 view(s)
  • steveg's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    steveg replied to a thread Rear Hub Nuts in Austin Healey
    Rob - the details on the Moroso lug nut page list their drag-race certification. Strength of nuts and studs is an issue. Lin - Yesterday when I...
    7 replies | 170 view(s)
  • JPSmit's Avatar
    Today, 08:08 AM
    JPSmit replied to a thread It doesn't pay to cheat in The Pub
    Fascinating Op ED piece in the New York Times - don't understand all the connections, but, author claims that the families who want/have their kids...
    18 replies | 151 view(s)
  • Lin's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    Lin replied to a thread Rear Hub Nuts in Austin Healey
    The bevel angle is the issue. I did a write up on this a longtime ago. The bevel on the commonly available new hubs from the usual suppliers is not...
    7 replies | 170 view(s)
  • sundown's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 AM
    sundown replied to a thread TR6 Starting in Triumph
    It was running fine last fall but started to smoke like crazy,. I removed the head and had it rebuilt. The valve guides were shot about .015-.020...
    14 replies | 120 view(s)
  • Mickey Richaud's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 AM
    Aw, man! Well, glad it wasn't worse than it turned out. How old are the tires? Hope it's just the one with the issue... Aside from that,...
    1 replies | 22 view(s)
  • BigGreen's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 AM
    BigGreen replied to a thread Front shocks in Austin Healey
    Question is, did he take the arms off like these guys https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/suspensn/fs207.htm ...
    6 replies | 176 view(s)
  • nicko's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 AM
    nicko replied to a thread Front shocks in Austin Healey
    Hi. Thanks for your replies. The guy who did the shocks did it as a favour, so I can't send it back. The question is could I repair it easily myself...
    6 replies | 176 view(s)
  • Joan P's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    Hi! I should have joined BCF years ago! I've owned my '72 TR6 for 41, yes, forty-one years! And, the thrill of driving my car is the same as it...
    1 replies | 24 view(s)
  • Rob Glasgow's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM
    Rob Glasgow replied to a thread Rear Hub Nuts in Austin Healey
    Steve, do you have any idea how much performance gain I can expect with "drag race" lug nuts. Quicker off the line? Higher top end speed? No...
    7 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Basil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    Welcome aboard, Phil! You will find plenty of camaraderie here and help with your Spitfire (should you need it). Be sure to check out our "Triumph...
    1 replies | 23 view(s)
  • philcrum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    I am pleased to be a new member and anxious to get acquainted with the forum and members. I enjoyed several years of Spitfire ownership about 40...
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  • sammylesslie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    :fat:Just wondering if any body may know of a timber buck for front and rear body panels to suit BJ7 Healey thats for sale. Look forward to your...
    0 replies | 46 view(s)
  • Basil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Welcome to the forum, ragtop! I hve a 78 Spitfire now but bought a new one off the showroom floor in 77! Loved that little car!
    1 replies | 15 view(s)
  • 54ragtop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    Been into british cars since about the mid seventies. It all started with a early christmas gift to my self. A brand new 77 carmine red spitfire...
    1 replies | 15 view(s)
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