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    Spitfire Re: Spitfire for the Win

    I read the column regularly, anything under about $3k gets a nice price win if it is at all decent, but nice to see the old British car get 90%+ positive votes, which rarely happens. It did look...
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    Spitfire Spitfire for the Win

    https://jalopnik.com/at-2-900-would-you-soar-in-this-1975-triumph-spitfire-1838213208

    The guy who writes this has had a few old British cars, including a Spitfire as mentioned in the article,...
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    Re: Reversing w/. OD engaged - symptoms?

    Agree with Berry, my overdrive, which I bought as rebuilt, used to stick when I first started driving the car. No electrical problems, just tight mechanicals somewhere. Lucky the issue sorted...
  4. Thread: Starting

    by glemon
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    TR6 Re: Starting

    Only saying this cause I have done it, did you remove the distributor cap and forget to put the rotor back on? Also I have had the little carbon button in the distributor that pushes on the rotor...
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    Re: It doesn't pay to cheat

    I keep hearing about the celebrities who bribed, what about the people who falsified records or accepted bribes to get them in. I would think those people should get harsher sentences and were...
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    Re: Vinyl making a comeback?

    I have a couple hundred, but no turntable. I really like 70-80s stereo equipment, and wish I would have bought a nice set 15 years ago when I first started considering it and it was give away stuff...
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    Re: How would a new-chassis car be registered?

    John, PM me
  8. Re: The ongoing saga of the "Trafalgar Bottle Cap"

    That is quite the staging and presentation for an old car part.
  9. Thread: Some songs

    by glemon
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    Re: Some songs

    In the early 70s we had a wealth of talent with Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell. All sort of sort of filling the same niche of singing realistic songs about love and life on those...
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    Re: RIP CaptainAl Haynes

    The tail jet exploded and took out all the hydraulics controlling rudder, flaps, etc. This was not supposed to be able to happen because there were redundant systems for the controls. So no...
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    RIP CaptainAl Haynes

    I saw him give a presentation on the incident, simply astounding story. ...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    We are also fortunate to have a B-36 nearby at the SAC museum between Lincoln and Omaha. Several years ago our local club did a cooperative display with them over the winter including my Healey 100,...
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    Re: Honda spark plugs

    I did the plugs on my wife's Fit a few months back, not quite at 100,000 miles yet, but over ten years old. Not a huge job, but you had to take the stupid plastic engine cover off. I won the plugs...
  14. Re: Looking for a temporary cup holder - but my heart is pure

    I made a removable one for my TR250 by screwing women's plastic horseshoe shaped plastic hair holder things to a narrow dual cupholder...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Hints on sealing the sump gasket.

    Just read through this, good luck. Sounds like you are doing all the right things, but chasing leaks in our old British cars can be a hard test of skill and patience.
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    TR6 Re: Twitchy rear end

    If everything else seems fine and you still don't like how your rear end feels in certain situations I would try a rear sway bar, I drove my car a little before I fit the rear bar, it went from...
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    Re: Six turning and four burning

    Love the B-36, amazing plane, wish I could have seen one fly. My uncle (long gone) remembered working on these at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Yes also on "Strategic Air Command". Talk about a...
  18. Re: Tr6 oil cooler - do need a thermostat n Texas?

    No expertise here, years ago I had an MGB GT with an oil cooler. To my knowledge no thermostats were used on these to my knowledge and it all worked fine. Main difference I noted was it took longer...
  19. Thread: TR6 Door Glass

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    TR6 Re: TR6 Door Glass

    It is kind of a distant memory, but I know my windows didn't line up well with the windshield when I did my TR250. I recall adjusting the windshield to get the angle and gap right.
  20. Thread: Up 4-8-8-4

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    Re: Up 4-8-8-4

    I went with my son and two year old grandson, so extra special experience.
  21. Thread: Up 4-8-8-4

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    Re: Up 4-8-8-4

    Tom, the locomotive has been out and about a number of times in the West and Midwest since being restored to operational capacity this spring to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the...
  22. Thread: Up 4-8-8-4

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    Up 4-8-8-4

    Known as the "Big Boy" largest operational steam locomotive in the world. I got a chance to see it yesterday, quite impressive, if you have a device with good sound turn the volume up....
  23. Re: Cost to Rebuild a Healey 3000 Engine (And Recommendations About Who to Do It)

    Although several years ago and a 100, I redid my engine for about $2.5k. That included .060" over pistons sourced from Europe, a new oil pump, a an updated lip type seal on the rear main that...
  24. Thread: 1275 EN40 Crank

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    Re: 1275 EN40 Crank

    Looks like .030" and .040" rod bearings are pretty common, so it doesn't sound like the crank is toast.
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    Re: 1500 battery cable colors

    Tell you buddies at AutoZone about the + and - symbols on the battery, I know sometimes hard to see, but still. British cars are quirky, but I don't imagine BL was unconventional with their battery...
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