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trophytr5

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trophytr5 last won the day on September 29 2013

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About trophytr5

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  • Birthday 04/09/1946

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    Peterborough, Cambs, UK
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    2006 Celica GT

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  1. Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately I am at a stage in life when doing my own servicing is beyond me (agility, facilities and tools) but I'll bear it in mind when getting a local garage to give a omnce overi. Also, I'll get them to reset the alignment, freeing off and lubricating the toe and camber bolts as it was an expensive PITA to get them replaced when they had seaized up a few years ago And the electrics get work out on my warm up laps. Lights on, AC on etc.
  2. Due to the PANdemIC, my 2006 Gen 7 GT did 800 miles between MoTs last year, bringing the total to about 48,000 Until last year, it had been serviced and MoT'd every year by Mr T but, as they always managed to find something expensive to fail it it on lately, I opted for another MoT tester at the end of 2020. No issues. I am reluctant to get Mr T to service it, given the low mileage, but what recommendations would you have for a "mini" service for time, rather than distance, related items? The car isn't garaged and is usually parked in gear with the handbrake off and the negativ
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54324144
  4. Turbo or not turbo, that is the question - Wiiiam Shagspear, 2020
  5. Filling the tank and then driving to see how far you are going? You are carrying around 55 litres of fuel which would weigh something lile 50 kilos
  6. OK, That is correct, assuming that your base is your office and not your home
  7. Why are you not being paid for ALL your business miles, but only those over 20? AFAIK you can claim and business mileage, not reimbursed by your employer, as a business expense against your income tax
  8. And that will be 3rd Party- Act cover only. No cover for damage to 3rd party property (including vehicles)
  9. Quite true. There's still a myriad of offences that you can be prosecuted for even if your vehicle has passed the MOT. I used to get my local MOT tester to give the bike a look over, just to see if there was something I missed. One time he spotted that I'd used a full nut instead of the proper half nut on the rear brake and thought that the nut was half undone. Good spot
  10. If it's to be a worthwhile restoration, do it in the original colour
  11. This is the DVLA on the current rules https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles I know that my Triumph Trophy TR5 didn't have to have an MOT because, although re-registered in 1970, it was originally built in 1956 and I could demonstrate this from the factory dispatch records for the frame number. I did actually ask the DVLA to confirm that it didn't need one and they did. But it appears from the press (never the most reliable source) that vehicles FIRST REGISTERED will be exempt not firtst built
  12. There's this on eBay. Cheap enough to experiment on http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toyota-Celica-power-steering-bottle-pas-140-1-8-vvti-gen7-breaking-190-vvtli-/112538617257?hash=item1a33d305a9:g:mCEAAOSwBlNZdxeZ
  13. No, but there is an old trick for cleaning threads. Take a spare bolt (or nipple in your case). With a hacksaw (or Dremel if you have one), cut a slot to the bottom of the thread. Run this down the thread. Acts like a plug tap, but without the cutting action. Of course, use with care, as you don't want it breaking off in the caliper.
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