[TR] The U.K. TR6 driver

Greg Lemon grglmn at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 17:31:19 MDT 2020


Here I thought all englishmen were polite and we got the short end of the
stick not getting the Petrol Injection cars.  You did the right thing, even
if not appreciated.

Best Regards

Greg Lemon

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020, 6:16 PM John Macartney <John.Macartney at ukpips.org.uk>

> I think it’s unlikely this owner is on this list - but just in case, this
> is for him.
> Remember yesterday on the A46 near Bidford on Avon? I was the bloke in the
> black Volvo C70  convertible who took pity on you stranded at the roadside
> with a  fuel  metering unit whose timing was out of whack. Some things for
> you to remember for future reference:
> 1. I stopped to offer you help out of kindness and curiosity. No emergency
> mechanic will understand the Lucas injection system fitted on your TR6. I
> do, having worked on many cars with that equipment when new and I’ve owned
> three myself.
> 2. If you choose to drive a classic car, One jack without a handle, no
> wheelnut spanner at all and a sloppy adjustable spanner does NOT represent
> a toolkit! Wasn’t it handy that mine was available?
> 3. If you paid £30,000 for that car, the seller saw you coming. The engine
> needs a major rebuild from the racket it makes at idle, the electrics look
> positively dangerous and the fuel pump is over-fuelling the metering unit.
> What I did at the roadside in re-timing your metering unit to squirt the
> correct pipe at least got you running on all six, albeit not smoothly but
> enough to get you home.
> 4. I hope you enjoyed the lunch you never stopped telling me you were
> likely to miss as I worked on your car and...
> 5. If anyone else ever stops to help you at the roadside when they had no
> need to themselves, remember it’s customary to say just two words before
> storming off in a cloud of smoke and crashing gears. Those words? Thank you
> is the customary in England and a few other places too.
> Sproutpicker!
> Jonmac
> Bessie Braddock: “Winston! You’re drunk”.
> Churchill: “and you, Madam, are ugly. But tomorrow, I shall be sober but
> you will still be ugly”.
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