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Well I've checked the charging and it is 13.8V so the alternator is good. I've removed the thermostat and the water is circulating to the radiator much better - but 1 thread has stripped on the water pump (Sorry mean't to say Thermostat) housing so I've got to tap it out to a slightly larger thread size. Unfortunately access is difficult so I need to make a tap extension tube.......and the fuel pump relay is now playing up - so life with the 6C continues to be eventful!

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Great news on the charging issues Philip I'm sure you can take care of that water pump. Smart thinking re the thermostat
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Smart thinking re the thermostat
Maybe better not to drive it in winter though
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as if there's not enough heat in there already with a 3.0 ltr engine behind the seats !
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as if there's not enough heat in there already with a 3.0 ltr engine behind the seats !
Good point but what about the windscreen freezing up
Perhaps he could drive in reverse
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in that case I hope he can see through the louvres !
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as if there's not enough heat in there already with a 3.0 ltr engine behind the seats !
I think Phil has hit on a great weight loss regime when he got to Duxford, the interior of the 6C was a tad warm

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Well the 6C is out today to the Sharnbrook Classics Car Show - which is just a short trip down the road - and the sun has just come out ready for me to get the car out and polished.
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The day went well with the 6C performing perfectly! There were three Spiders and I, surrounded by MGs, Minors. Panthers and an eclectic mix of other classics including a "Darth Vader" style TVR that smoked its rear tyres for 50 yards down the A6 when he left!
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- this wasn't the "Italian Car Day" that we went to last year - that is on June 26th (when I will be out with my V8 Frogeye at Shakespeare County Raceway for a Rover Racers Reunion)
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The 6C is going for its MoT today but recently I've had a problem with the LH indicators not working so I investigated!!! I checked bulbs - all ok and I checked stalk operation- ok, but then discovered no voltage to the loom. Swapped stalk unit - got all indicators but had flashing headlamps! Back to original stalks and found that the Blue and white wire Inside the plastic tube had snapped!!So I repaired it and all indicators etc are fine. Last year the MoT man didn't like the very faint tell tale light on the rear foglamp switch so I thought that I would wire in a lamp on the 164 panel - which made the oil pressure gauge go even more peculiar - it already moves with the indicators........
So I have now given up with the 164 panel and put back the Sprint one ------and it already has more working warning lamps! However, I had cut out some of the Sprint dashboard, so I now am looking out for a complete dashboard (with or without instruments).
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I have a cracked one mate if its good for you. It has the defect that all dashboards have in Cyprus due to the sun !

If you will be dressing it up it would be fine for you
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Thanks for the offer Chris but I'm sure I will be able to get one in the UK - and it is not urgent. ( Hope you and Rodo had a good honeymoon!)
The MoT went reasonably well - it has failed - but only on minor things. A couple of the pipes need securing away from the steering rack arms, one tyre is the wrong way round on the rim - and the lights don't work on dip beam and when all are on dim with the indicators - so a dodgey earth somewhere?
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we havent had our honeymoon yet ! We'll be going soon though

earth is eactly whats wrong in that case mate.
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Faults all fixed - Extra Earth wire to rear lights, separate switch for Dip beam (as stalk push switch at fault), pipes secured and tyre remounted - Mot'd for another year!
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Excellent! Well done
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Thanks Lauren - in fact I will be taking the 6C off the road soon as I find that the coolant is still not circulating properly and I need to get the water pump off to check that it is in good order.......(.Also I need to get my V8 Sprite up and running.)
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Good luck with that. I need to replace the water pump and cam belts before I can start my engine up again. I'm hoping it will have been worth the wait though - I've got a new big-bore extractor exhaust system to try out!

Hope you can finally nail those pesky cooling issues. I had air locks in the front compartment, which I solved by soldering in radiator bleed screws. I'm always amazed by the difference they make!

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Well the 6C went to the "Italian Festival" in Bedford on Sunday and was there with 3 other Alfas, lots of Fiat 500s and about £3m poundsworth of Ferrari! It poured with rain and I ran out of petrol on the way home........However I have put in a "T -piece" on the heater hose to bleed the air back to the expansion tank (I saw that I was missing that, when looking at other Sprints at SAD) asnd the heater is now far more effective!
I am still looking for a reasonable dashboard as the two offered so far are a bit distant (Cyprus and South coast)
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Hasnt the red one got a dashboard Phil ?
Maybe you can use that one till you start restoring that one .
If not, the offer still stands
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Hasnt the red one got a dashboard Phil ?
Maybe you can use that one till you start restoring that one .
If not, the offer still stands
Many thanks for your offer Chris - and yes, I could use the Red (to be 16V) ones dash, but I am in no real hurry, so I'm sure a more "local" one will turn up.
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I'm already set !
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i have a sud dash you could have phil...
Thanks for the offer Kev but I think that the Sud dash is different to the Sprint dash and so I would then have more fiddling to do........
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Well I have got another Dashboard (from Steve Parry) which was delivered on Saturday. So today I took out the old one - what a job! had to pull out the heater airbox, remove the bonnet locking bar and nearly had to take out the wiper motor to get to one of the nuts! Then the steering wheel and steering column covers, radio, centre console ( to get the two screws holding the heater flap lever unit to the dashboard!). Then I had to swap two vents from my old dash to the new one. The glove box surround from the old one is better than the new one so that also is being swapped.
Still the new one is in place and I will be tidying up the wiring to suit the new dash.
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