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  • Hi Guys

    Loaned Annie out to a local wedding yesterday. Unfortunately there were a few issues on her return. The ones I really need advice on are..

    There now exists “stress fractures” at the top of both doors, probably caused by the doors being opened too far etc.

    What would be the best way of repairing these fractures?

    Also If anyone knows…[Read more]

  • dggrant replied to the topic maiden cruise in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Bill:

    I just heard that PVGP have cancelled waterfront cruise on 7/21. 😥

  • dggrant replied to the topic maiden cruise in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Guys:

    I think that Bill told me that you (Eric) are in Wexford which is pretty near me in Sewickley. Maybe we can encourage Bill to come over your way and we could meet up by you? I’m doing a car cruise with the Rolls Royce club on Sunday 2nd (any port in a storm) but other than that I’m free.

    Dan

  • dggrant replied to the topic maiden cruise in the forum General Discussion 4 weeks ago

    Hey Bill,

    Maybe us “Pittsburgh” guys can get together locally. Socially distanced of course. Current there’s me, you and now Eric. I don’t know if there is anyone else nearby?

     

  • dggrant replied to the topic Carlisle 2020 in the forum Clubs and Show 4 weeks ago

    Thx guys.

    I will push harder and (hopefully) see you all next year.

     

  • dggrant replied to the topic Carlisle 2020 in the forum Clubs and Show 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    So Guys.. this is really strange!

    On hearing that the Carlisle event was cancelled I called the Marriott as suggested and they told me that ALL registrations had been cancelled already.

    I then called Carlisle events to get my registration pushed to next year and they said they have definitely NOT cancelled and the event will go ahead as planned.…[Read more]

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  • dggrant replied to the topic Introduction in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago

    Hi Eric:

    Great to have another in Pittsburgh.

    Bill (Crash55) has talked me into Carlisle this year so I’ll be taking Annie for the drive. Would be great to meet up with you and your MG at sometime (I’m in Sewickley).

    Regs

    dan

     

  • Settled then. Ordering a new set today. Thx for the referral to Dolphin, I think I’ll try those.

  • Hi Ed

    Thanks for the info. I tried tightening the cable (which I read somewhere) and I have also been told that the angle of the cable could be an issue. I will try the oil and see.

    My mechanic thinks there might be an “adapter” missing from the speedo (never heard of this before).

    Maybe I’ll put a new set of gauges on my Christmas list 🙂

     

  • Hi Guys:

    I think my gauges are just old and giving up.

    Apart from the stuck tach problem mentioned (needle stuck on high ‘5 o clock), my speedo is bouncing, my gas gauge is sticking (just cleaned the contacts to see if that works) and my oil press and oil heat have never worked.

    So while I was reasonably comfortable with a few not working they…[Read more]

  • Hi John:

    Only just came across your posting.

    Any chance that you still have your gauges?

    Mine are on the way out. Currently I have “Vintage Reproduction” white/Beige face with chrome Bezels.

    Thx

    dan

     

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  • My TD is named Annie after my late mother and has an engraved plaque on the dash to that end. In keeping with the Bond theme, I also have a 97 DB7 which I named AMI (Aston Martin 1). Not very creative I know, but I did replace the cigarette lighter with an EJECT button.

    Danny II

  • dggrant replied to the topic Carlisle May 2019 in the forum Clubs and Show 1 year, 5 months ago

    Hi Bill:

    keep me posted on the Pit Grand Prix BBQ.

    I currently have Annie stored for the winter at Wampum lime quarry. Once she is out, we should get together.

    Regs

    Dan

  • Hi Crash55:

    Thx for the reply. Moving old face and needle is an interesting solution. I wonder how much that would be, particularly as I don’t need a brand new tach to do it. I know that the current tach is “manual” as opposed to electronic.

    Regs

    Dan

     

  • Hi David:

    Thx for the link. Unfortunately “New Vintage” is another company. I’m pretty sure that the original Vintage is out of business.

    I was hoping to find a used one out of an old Fiberfab?

    I’m also not convinced (probably due to my lack of knowledge) that she is actually blown as the needle still seems to want to move it is just stuck in…[Read more]

  • Hi Guys:

    I accidently “blew” my tach when I was putting back the dashboard. It is now stuck in the “fully on” position.

    I don’t think that they make the vintage brand anymore but I’m looking for one with a beige face.

    Thx

     

  • Hi David:

    Thx for the reply.

    I’m assuming that the gauges work (except the temp) as the did before I removed the dash. I will give this a shot.

    I was hoping not to have to remove the dash again but it is probably easier that way

  • Hi Guys:

    I took Annie out of storage and thought that it was a good time to re varnish the dash  🙂

    I took off the dash being careful to label all the wires to the gauges so I can put it all back together correctly.

    I think I have done this but……

    Speedo, Amps, Gas – all working correctly

    Oil Temp never worked so nothing new there

    The…[Read more]

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