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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:34 pm 
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Some bits of Binny's bodywork have suffered from the salt of all-year-round usage.
I've been working around her trying to get rid of the rust before it bites and gets serious and then at least cover up with some anti-rust paint.... so she's looking a little bit "patchwork" at the moment.

Utterly depressed to find the (quite expensive) celly paint I bought is nowhere near the right colour despite being mixed to order.
Thankfully the aerosols I ordered from another supplier are quite close... so from a distance she should look ok once done.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:46 pm 
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Well, I sourced some celly from the same place I got the rattle cans, and it's a much better match... although more expensive, I guess you get what you pay for!

Also, very happy to announce that Binny has just completed her second CT "Border Raiders" - a run from Lancashire to Carlisle, into Scotland and back to York over 2 days - not a massive distance, but some very challenging climbs! (I guess about 350 miles?)
With 4 adults and luggage she did a fantastic job and never missed a beat.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:02 pm 
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Good stuff Sam, i heard you had made it to the finish :D :D My spy's were out. :lol:

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Good stuff Sam, i heard you had made it to the finish :D :D My spy's were out. :lol:

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It's not race. But i think there were 2 cars back ahead of us. The "peloton" arrived about 15 to 20 minutes after us.
Day 2 was a lot easier than day 1, a couple of challenging climbs, but the second part of day 1 felt a bit relentless (Cumbrian coast/lakes)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:43 pm 
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I realise it's not a race Sam, but still an achievement with four people in an auto dolly as like you say the climbs were a bit steep :wink: I just wish i was fit enough to join in with these long runs :(

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I realise it's not a race Sam, but still an achievement with four people in an auto dolly as like you say the climbs were a bit steep :wink: I just wish i was fit enough to join in with these long runs :(

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Sorry Tony, I wasn't implying that you'd suggested it was a race... I just tend to prefix anything I say with "It's not a race" ... important to cover the club and the organisers!

It's a real shame you are not physically up to it... it's a great event. I was talking to a guy called Malcolm on the run... it's the furthest he's driven his GT6 since the late 1980s!

Obviously there are faster cars on the run, but even 4-up the 1850 does a great job of keeping the pace up. Especially once you've learnt to use the throttle to get the autobox doing what you want.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:51 pm 
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I was out in my auto on Saturday and they do go really well as you say. It's great when you surprise people when you pass them :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:11 pm 
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Fscking car!
It lost no oil on the Border Raiders (well a tiny bit, but not worth commenting on) and then today wen I park up in the drive when I get home from work... 2 small puddles of fresh oil under the car when I move it!
50dding thing.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:41 pm 
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Here we are (with a couple of other Triumphs) at the start of the "Border Raiders"

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The oil leak turned out to be the transfer/cover plate next to the oil pump. The replacement o-ring I'd been supplied and fitted a while ago isn't really much thicker than the recess in the plate is deep. Thicker o-ring sorted it!

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A sigh of relief then Sam, glad it was nice and easy 8)

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A sigh of relief then Sam, glad it was nice and easy 8)

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Absolutely Tony, just annoyed that the new replacement o-ring that I previously fitted wasn't really suitable.

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