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Billus99
May 10, 2017, 5:10pm Report to Moderator

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Happily, the Vitesse passed its MOT today! i tried to get the car started last weekend, and thought I had a duff battery charger, but it turned out it was the battery. It wouldn't start at the MOT station but they sold me a new, very reasonably priced one. So I had done nothing to it except top up fluids and drive it there, after not being used for 7 months.
Now I just need to make sure I use it more this year, as it seems I only did a few hundred miles last year (although that did include 2 laps of Silverstone and several trips to Classic Car Night at Jacks Hill Cafe at Towcester, amongst other things...)


Andy Duck - Weedon, Northants
'68 MK2 Vitesse Convertible RTR 553G, owned since 2000

Previous Triumphs in order:
Toledo
Herald 13/60 Saloon
Mk1 2 litre Vitesse Convertible
Herald 13/60 Estate
TR4 637 FWC
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Scimher
May 11, 2017, 10:05am Report to Moderator

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Congrats. on the MOT...
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Moss Car Man
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Nice one....now get driving!  


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Rockin' rollin' rhythm & roots!
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Bazzzaboy
June 23, 2017, 6:44am Report to Moderator


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Quick question re MoT - my speedo and rev counter have not worked for years. Never been a problem and sailed through MoTs, but at the last one, the guy mentioned it (it was clear that it "hadn't done any miles for several years")!

It is an MoT fail if the speedo doesn't work.

I do need to get it sorted and I think it is the drive mechanism in the gearbox, no do need to hunt out a Triumph mechanic around the High Wycombe area (if there's any ideas out there!!)

Cheers


1970 Vitesse Convertible, 2 Litre, Blue
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cliftyhanger
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It is unlikely to be anything too difficult.
At worst you need to insert yourslf into the dashboad and get behind the speedo, and possibly take the gearbox tunnel out (again a faff, bit of time but just nuts and bolts) Think yourself lucky it isn't a spit/gt6 as space is tighter and an H frame to contend with!

If the car is overdrive, my guess would be the angle drive. Or, if you are lucky, the speedo cable may not be correctly pushed into the back of the speedo.



Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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Stuart Wilson
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Quoted from Bazzzaboy
Quick question re MoT - my speedo and rev counter have not worked for years. Never been a problem and sailed through MoTs, but at the last one, the guy mentioned it (it was clear that it "hadn't done any miles for several years")!

It is an MoT fail if the speedo doesn't work.

I do need to get it sorted and I think it is the drive mechanism in the gearbox, no do need to hunt out a Triumph mechanic around the High Wycombe area (if there's any ideas out there!!)

Cheers


My rally car didn't have a speedo, always passed the MOT mileage was put down as not shown. Yes I know before anyone says it should have had one for the construction and use regs. Speedo is not a testable item, they have no way of knowing if it works or not as there is no road test in the MOT



1982 TR7 FHC "Sprint"
Moss Roadster - upgrade now in progress
1985 Yamaha FZ750 -- looking to replace with something new
1997 Vauxhall Calibra 2.5 V6 in need of a little TLC -- looking to sell it
2000 Porsche Boxster S -- mid life crisis?  
2004 Skoda Superb 1.9TDI 130 Auto
Vauxhall Nova 1.6 16v stage rally car - NOW SOLD
1988 Vauxhall Nova 1.2 merit (now stored inside, future classic?)
You can never have too many toys!!

2012 RBRR  TR7 "Sprint" car 16 (completed)
2014 RBRR Moss Roadster car 72 (retired)
2016 RBRR Moss Roadster TR7 "Sprint" car 123 (completed)
2018 RBRR Moss or TR7 --- choices
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