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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:50 pm 
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A compilation of technical tips is available to TDC members by clicking HERE.

These have been published in Dolly Mixture and new additions will be added approximately every two months.




To gain access to the TDC Members' Section please see HERE.






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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:46 am 
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Isn't this wheel reinvention and duplication with the Dolly Wiki?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:06 pm 
Not to mention that all the tips posted so far have been taken from this very forum anyway...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Nick,
For nearly two years I have been compiling snippets of info from this forum to be included in Dolly Mixture.
(Others had previously volunteered to do so, but I am the first to actually make it happen.)
After numerous positive comments (made by PM) you have now made the first negative remark :D .
Out of the entire TDC membership we only have about 250 members who access the forum, so
we are trying to encourage more to access this facility.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:56 am 
Yeah, I understand why you're doing the DM thing - it was the posting it back here again that confused me!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:53 pm 
on a tangent slightly, but out of curiosity how many members does the club currently have? Surely the 250 on the forum make up the bulk of us?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:18 pm 
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About 600+ I believe.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:54 pm 
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To supplement the technical tips, I'd like to add a link to the PDFs of the parts catalogues and factory workshop manuals that I've uploaded on my cloud storage. I've included it here so everyone can have access to it (not just Club members).

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA

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Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint), NYE 751L (1972 Dolomite 1850 auto) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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Last edited by Toledo Man on Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Updated the link.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:27 am 
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This is not a technical tip 'per se' but I find it very helpful to stick a bit of masking tape on an unfinished job, especially if I have several jobs at hand and it may take a week or two to return to that particular job. If for example some bolts need to be tightened, I stick the tape on the bolt/s and that reminds me.

Sometimes I write a small note with a feltpen (pencil will erase itself somehow) to jog the brains....

This tip evolved from a chat I had with my nephew who works as an aircraft tech and he was explaining that all the fluttering tape you see on the outside of a plane before you embark, are points to be checked and the tape then removed before the flight commences.

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