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Paula
January 9, 2017, 4:19pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from sparky_spit
Excuse if I'm being a bit stupid and have missed something, but that reading on the multimeter is showing 20 Ohms.  If you had the rotary switch on the X10 range then it would be 200 Ohms.

I'm only saying this in case you are trying to calibrate your glasses-case-potentiometer-tank-sender-test-equipment before using it, ending up with an error, and having to resort to using Ferny's stick.


The meter is on X1 not X10 i was checking to see if it went from 0 to 200 ohms.
It's on 20 ohms on the meter just because that's where the pot is at the moment.
It's got a name now though!
Ladies and gentlemen i give you The glasses-case-potentiometer-tank-sender-test-equipment! Or GCPTSE for short!
I'll get me stick.


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TedTaylor
January 9, 2017, 5:56pm Report to Moderator

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Who's a cl;ever girl them!

Personally I have peak into the tank using the light from a match to see with.

MUT


Mad Uncle Ted!
Growing old is inevitable but growing up is optional.

AFH849B Mk1 2000 period rally replica (under restoration ..... again) First re-built 1991
NAM616G Morris 1800 London Sydney/Monte/World Cup (awaiting restoration)
SCG115G Mk1 PI estate
WDE 76K Mk2 2500 estate (Woodie) RBRR 2014   2016  
LSE Soft Dash Range Rover with Brooklands body kit on LPG (Still for sale)

From the depths of the Forest of Dean....
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Paula
January 9, 2017, 6:39pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from TedTaylor
Who's a cl;ever girl them!

Personally I have peak into the tank using the light from a match to see with.

MUT


if you run the flame along the seams of the tank you can find any leaks too!


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vitesse 68
January 9, 2017, 7:29pm Report to Moderator

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Hi have been following this thread , its nice to see a new member on here with a sense of humour and showing willing good luck and welcome to the Triumph Loonie Club  


Pete Sargent
Fordham Ely Cambs

1967 mk1 saloon (yellow)
1968 mk1 vitesse con (damsom)
1970 1360 saloon ( valanica)
1990 fiat126 bis
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Radders
January 9, 2017, 7:44pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from vitesse 68
Hi have been following this thread , its nice to see a new member on here with a sense of humour and showing willing good luck and welcome to the Triumph Loonie Club  


It's also far more entertaining than Davemate's threads.  



1968 Mk1 2600 Saloon in Slate Grey.
1969 Mk1 2.5 Pi Saloon in White
1967 Mk1 2000 in Wedgewood

HCR 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Essex Winter Rally 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
CT Autosolo 2010, 2011
3 Counties Rally 2010, 2011, 2017
Round Britain Reliablilty Run 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
International Auto Ecosse 2011, 2012
Ten Countries Run 2011, 2013, 2017
23rd Nachtrit 2011, 24th Nachtrit 2012
South Coast Rally 2011, 2012
Chinese Rally 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Summer Rally 2012
Welsh Rally 2013
Suffolk Winter Rally 2014
BCC Santa Special 2014, 2016
Euro Tour 2015 (Fr, Ger, CZ, NL, Belgium)  
Mops on tour 2013, 2015, 2016 x2 2017
CT Warks Rally 2017
Hughes Rally 2017
East Anglian Classic 2017
Mercian Rally 2017




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Paula
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Quoted from vitesse 68
Hi have been following this thread , its nice to see a new member on here with a sense of humour and showing willing good luck and welcome to the Triumph Loonie Club  


Thanks!


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Quoted from Radders


It's also far more entertaining than Davemate's threads.  





Mad Uncle Ted!
Growing old is inevitable but growing up is optional.

AFH849B Mk1 2000 period rally replica (under restoration ..... again) First re-built 1991
NAM616G Morris 1800 London Sydney/Monte/World Cup (awaiting restoration)
SCG115G Mk1 PI estate
WDE 76K Mk2 2500 estate (Woodie) RBRR 2014   2016  
LSE Soft Dash Range Rover with Brooklands body kit on LPG (Still for sale)

From the depths of the Forest of Dean....
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Memo to self: create new user account for myself under the name Sharon, and use cute female avatar pic.
Sit back and enjoy very quick and friendly responses and banter for some reason.

Lol No offence Paula, you seem to be fitting right in, know what you are talking about and no one can deny the happy novelty of having an enthusiastic female in this bastion of grumpy greasy old gits.  Wish there more like you.  Welcome.


1967 Spitfire MkII, nearing end of restoration
1965 Land Rover S2A, awaiting MOT
2002 BMW 535i,  daily driver, 114k on the clock
2004 Mercedes CLK 200K, alternate daily driver, 143k on clock
1976 International 464 tractor....
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Nick Jones
January 9, 2017, 10:42pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from efp


Lol No offence Paula, you seem to be fitting right in, know what you are talking about and no one can deny the happy novelty of having an enthusiastic female in this bastion of grumpy greasy old gits.  Wish there more like you.  Welcome.


Just so.  Though I'm not sure  about the "bastion of grumpy, greasy old gits".  I'm not that old...... am I?    I mean, my kids say I am but I don't take any notice of them  

Nick

PS, waiting for the title to change to (working again!)!


Nick Jones
Somerset UK

Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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ferny
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Quoted from efp
Memo to self: create new user account for myself under the name Sharon, and use cute female avatar pic.
Sit back and enjoy very quick and friendly responses and banter for some reason.

Lol No offence Paula, you seem to be fitting right in, know what you are talking about and no one can deny the happy novelty of having an enthusiastic female in this bastion of grumpy greasy old gits.  Wish there more like you.  Welcome.


I think that thought train says rather more about you than anyone else...


Acclaim - fully working and on the road
13/60 Herald - mx5 powered and other such fun things, legal enough...
Mk1 2000 - it's still alive, just sleeping
Expert 815d - the slug

If in doubt, do up until you hear the crack and then go another 1/4 turn to ensure tightness.
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Jonny-Jimbo
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I don't see the need to comment on it - you don't say 'Oh look there's another bloke joined the club'...


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
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Davemate
January 10, 2017, 9:26am Report to Moderator


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Quoted from Radders


It's also far more entertaining than Davemate's threads.  



Even though there's not a single mention about
"Strong wind"
"Water magically disappeared"
"Poo drain dye"
"Whoops that's not supposed to do that,is it !"
"I'll have to ask the wife"

I could go on for pages and pages,but you'd all get bored  



Herald 1500,rallyfied- overdrive,swing spring with 1500 spit diff,440lb front springs, adjustable height spax on front and back, trunionless conversion,thicker arb,rear roll cage,harnesses,bucket seats,extra gauges,Vitesse steering wheel,genuine 5.5j smoothies wheels,4 branch manifold
Still for sale

Mk1 2000 saloon,now a 2.5   

Timing marshal CT autosolo Bovington 2011,2012,half of 2013,2014 and 2016
Marshalled Essex winter rally 2013
RBRR 2012, co driver
24th Nachtrit 2012, navigator
Chinese rally 2013, navigator
Essex winter rally 2014, navigator
HCR 2014, co driver
RBRR 2014, co driver
Essex winter rally 2014,navigator
Warwickshire winter rally 2016,driver
HCR 2016 driver
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timbancroft61
January 10, 2017, 8:52pm Report to Moderator

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Yes....we would!

Good old Dave.

Ferny V Dave M.....just who is the king of smut?


Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run (Part of the organising team, what a team)!
RBRR is the best car event in the UK, not probably, it is!

1970 GT6 Mk.2: Royal Blue 6 RBRRs (98, 00,02,04,06 & 10), 2 10CRs (03 & 07). 2 HCRs 1 LCC, lots of Autosolos and numerous track days. Bought in 1983, crikey where did the time go! Now running the Roy Lacey cooling system!

1969 2.5Pi Mk.1: Slate Grey 3 10CRs (05,09 & 15), 3 RBRRs (08, 12 & 16), 3 HCRs, 2 LCCs. A few alloy panels, does need the pi kit fitting. Bought April '04. Needs paint! Just fitted some new 7J Minilites-not copies!

1967 Spitfire mk2: Wedgewood Blue. Bought November 2010. Almost seems civilised. Car has done a RBRR (Dave Picton 2010). Blimey, could be on the road soon!
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Paula
January 10, 2017, 10:21pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from efp
Memo to self: create new user account for myself under the name Sharon, and use cute female avatar pic.
Sit back and enjoy very quick and friendly responses and banter for some reason.

Lol No offence Paula, you seem to be fitting right in, know what you are talking about and no one can deny the happy novelty of having an enthusiastic female in this bastion of grumpy greasy old gits.  Wish there more like you.  Welcome.


Maybe i did!


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Paula
January 10, 2017, 10:40pm Report to Moderator

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Any hoo!
I popped down the garage that's looking at the car and giving it a service and i was very impressed to see an old Austin Van and a old American pickup already there.
They seem great.
They told me the problem was with a fuel pipe shorting out the coil. They re routed it and they tell me it's all great now. I can't see how that would make it only cut out when it's warm, but they seem confident.
I haven't got it back yet as they are going to check it all out for me while it's up in the air. ( I thought it was worth having them do it )

He showed me some rust on the Side Chassis Rails. He said it will need welding for the next MOT.
Should i buy a couple and take them to him to weld in or let him weld it up with plates instead?

I'll keep on asking questions until you discover i'm an old geezer called Bob. (short for Kate)  


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