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RHD Project for auction, 1st Sept 2018
There's no room now Chris...No expansion plans for the fleet currently. Blush

There was very nice MG saloon finished on eBay a couple of hours ago, A Diesel Auto, special colour, lovely interior, huge spec all for 2.5K.   Big Grin
Chris Parnham in Derby  historian@deloreans.co.uk
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A bit off topic...but I have recently acquired  a new car.....to play with until I get MGJ on the road.....a very sad story I'm afraid. Some of you had met Robert.....he was a big classic car fan.  Heart.   He left me a small bequest....so I bought the TR 7 with it, to remind me of all the good times we had together.
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Oh my goodness Chris. I’m so sorry to hear this.

What a lovely way to remember and continue to be with him.

My condolences.

Tris

(28 Aug 2020, 18:16) pid=\51788' Wrote:Chris P



A bit off topic...but I have recently acquired  a new car.....to play with until I get MGJ on the road.....a very sad story I'm afraid. Some of you had met Robert.....he was a big classic car fan.  Heart.   He left me a small bequest....so I bought the TR 7 with it, to remind me of all the good times we had together.
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Thanks Tris,

It was you and your dad that inspired me.
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I'm sorry to hear the bad news Chris. There are no words that can help, I know. I'm sure he would have approved of your way of remembering him.
Rissy
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
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Hi Chris

Condolences to you.

always loved TR7's,  and have looked several times for myself (along with Stags! and TR8's -genuine).

you still get people on forums moaning, having never driven one, and of course they were the best selling TR

must be a wedge thing...

Steve
PS tank fitted with all new pump, lines etc...still yet to start 5222
Steve Saunders
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    Thanks Steve,

Ive never been unduly concerned about what other folk think about my car choices....after all....I have a DeLorean!

TR7's are still very cheap, but prices are undoubtably on the rise, as their wedge shape starts to be more appreciated.

This one is very solid...personally I wouldn't consider a rotten one.
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what a beautiful tribute Chrispy, I've always loved TR7's and toyed with one back in the day before taking the plunge on #2292.

Sadly I dont think I'd get in one now - or if I did, I doubt I'd get back out again without doing myself a serious mischief.

Much love to you and Christine from us all x
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Back to the plot....

...its been nearly a year since I have looked at my car.....but Richard Hanlon working on his car has inspired me to get cracking again.

I got it going again this morning, after many months of standing, charged the battery overnight.....a puff of brake cleaner up the air intake.......popping and banging for a while, but now running sweetly...up to temp with fans clicking in and out.

Again, following Richards example, I had another go at my leather seats. Smothered them with leather stuff....scrubbed them all over and am now letting it to soak in.  I also had another go at my carpets...spray...scrub....blott with kitchen roll......a couple of times. Its amaing how much crap still comes out.

All this has been done in my newly refurbished garage. Ive been at it (on my ouwn) for weeks. I have extended my upper floor storage area and fitted a proper staircase instead of that hateful ladder....which ive used for the last 10 years.

Things are looking up a little....slightly more normal........my new normal............
Chris Parnham in Derby  historian@deloreans.co.uk
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it's very therapeutic to have a garage  reorganisation. Having a tinker with the car also helps eh?
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Excellent news Chris, really pleased to read that you're making progress again and have spent some time making improvements to your setup, after the terrible year you and your family have had. Hope to be able to pop down and see you soon as we're allowed. 

That upper storage area of yours looked great, even better with proper access. 

Have you had the TR7 out much?
Richard Hanlon
Derbyshire
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a few picky's
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(11 Apr 2021, 18:18)Chris P Wrote: a few picky's

Good grief!! I haven't gone quite that far with the leather restorer!!
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And thats the third time i've done it over the last 2 years.....they will soon be 'nearly like new'.

I've noticed a real trend in antique / the old car game recently....preserve where-ever possible ..... rather than full replacement.

Ive not used the TR recently Richard,  I've need to fiddle with the gear change selector mechanism.

 I'm juggling with 3 cars currently ...but now the garage is sorted....I can prioratise.

Visitors are always welcome to drop by.
Chris Parnham in Derby  historian@deloreans.co.uk
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Big Grin Well ...thats it then.......MOT'd today....1st one in 35 years!

 Thanks for all the help and advice, particularly to Andrew Westerman and the two Richards, in sorting out my fuel system.

It doesn't seem possible Ive had the car nearly 4 years!

Now I tax it and look at getting its original reg number...AXI 1699.....back....  Big Grin
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