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Like Tim Hunt, the 6 just needs some running and a standard service...

But then she always likes to throw me a wrong-un closer to the time.. Last time it was a crunchy gear change which got worse during the run and needed a rebuild afterwards!

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I'd like to say the Spitfire just needs some running but its track record doesn't yet give me any confidence. At the weekend I fitted a bit of fuel pipe to correct the kinked hose that had led to the pump being loose (a Facet one in the boot) to get any fuel through:

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The tank and filter were new last year, after the residue from POR15 "tank sealer" flaking off had prevented it from doing the 2018 RBRR.

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2 hours ago, RobPearce said:

I'd like to say the Spitfire just needs some running but its track record doesn't yet give me any confidence. At the weekend I fitted a bit of fuel pipe to correct the kinked hose that had led to the pump being loose (a Facet one in the boot) to get any fuel through:

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The tank and filter were new last year, after the residue from POR15 "tank sealer" flaking off had prevented it from doing the 2018 RBRR.

Richard Warr had the same issue in 2018. He had sealed his rank and a piece dropped off and blocked his fuel outlet. He ended up doing it in his co-drivers, Dave Maton, unprepared Mk1 saloon. 

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Must admit I am thinking of now using the TR6, I have done 6 RBRRs in my GT6 and would like to do one in a convertible.

If so, I need to do the following:

Fit recon injectors and pipes that Jason is doing for me.

Change the road springs for some that are slightly lower.

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5 hours ago, RobPearce said:

I'd like to say the Spitfire just needs some running but its track record doesn't yet give me any confidence. At the weekend I fitted a bit of fuel pipe to correct the kinked hose that had led to the pump being loose (a Facet one in the boot) to get any fuel through:

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The tank and filter were new last year, after the residue from POR15 "tank sealer" flaking off had prevented it from doing the 2018 RBRR.

I know someone else who had that problem in 2018 at the start line in his 2000... Rich?

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 I need to put some miles on the TR6 before the RBRR so looking forward to Border Raiders which looks set to run this year.

Then a service and MOT, fit the hard top and should be all set.

Dave

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Tim says I'm not allowed to do it in the Pony so I have to pick a car from the queue of projects, and fully restore that. However I have half a dozen other restorations on the go at the moment that need to progress before I start another. 

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28 minutes ago, McJim said:

What a lucky shot!

Was the van badly damaged after the helicopter crashed into the back of it?

Jim.

No but the corrosion set in not long after this due to those neer-do-wells piddling up the side of it.

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My TR6 (CVB6H): Install the hardtop, & that is it.  I was planning on a top-end engine rebuild, but my engineer is that busy, that I have been trying to get in for the last 2 years !  If not, a job for winter.

Also want a pair of Ford Escort Cosworth vented discs (NOS), if I am lucky.

 

Cheers.

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Our Stag had its front suspension struts overhauled, new brake discs, new front bearings, lower ball joints and drop links done over the winter. She came back out on the road last Friday and has covered 70 miles this week pottering around locally. Hoping to put another 150 or so miles on her this weekend with a run into Wales. My main plan this summer is simply to use the car as much as possible, hopefully including both the C2C and Border Raider. Andy and I want to complete the RBRR this time after our disappointment in 2018.

Bruce

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20 hours ago, McJim said:

Why is Tim not letting you start in the Pony?

I've never seen a Pony.

I feel a campaign coming on   #lettheponyrun  or #thatsaloadofpony.

Jim.

I think he is jealous. Pony pictured lurking in the background in the workshop.

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9 hours ago, Rubce said:

Our Stag had its front suspension struts overhauled, new brake discs, new front bearings, lower ball joints and drop links done over the winter. She came back out on the road last Friday and has covered 70 miles this week pottering around locally. Hoping to put another 150 or so miles on her this weekend with a run into Wales. My main plan this summer is simply to use the car as much as possible, hopefully including both the C2C and Border Raider. Andy and I want to complete the RBRR this time after our disappointment in 2018.

Bruce

Don't rub it in Bruce that you going for a run without me.... You will only get lost as usual :) 

Tony.

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On 21/04/2021 at 21:28, Matt306 said:

I know someone else who had that problem in 2018 at the start line in his 2000... Rich?

Don't remind me Matt!

1500 miles in the new engine feels better than ever, plan on doing as many more miles as possible over the summer to iron out any other niggles.

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Eric is going to have some bodywork done, I have sills and front wings to do over the next two months under the guidance of Richard Brake. My saloon will look like a patchwork car for the RBRR, Pimento with red oxide primer. Rebuilt diff ready to go in, standard 3:45. I also have a fuel light that isn't going out even with a full tank and want to have hazard lights just in case. Copious amounts of stickers ready to go on. Anything to bring a smile to tired faces in the early hours.

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My spitfire needs engine out to cure oil leak from the rear crank shaft seal before it effects the clutch so whilst out i think  full inspection and poss a full strip down and   rebuild  

 

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So far we have

Rebuilt front and rear brakes. New seals,pistons, cylinders , pads shoes, flexible hoses and pipes , where needed 

all new hoses in the engine bay

new fuel pump

rebuilt dizzy

obligitory oil and filter change 

new master cylinders, clutch slave cylinder 

Oh and two new tyres

few more bits to go

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