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RBRR entry opens soon, so I'm leaving the country :-)

Well it's that time again, the flurry of activity that surrounds the opening of the RBRR entry list. As I reported in my last blog posting, this year has been an interesting one for me, I'm on my third job (and second redundancy) but it is all good at Chinn Towers. My new job is starting to pick up, I spent all week in London (the first time I've stayed over night in the city for probably 20 years) next week I have a week in Sweden then I'm home for about 24 hours before I'm off to San Francisco for another week+. Around that time all you Club Triumph members will get your magazines, I think it leaves the printers on the 14th or 15th so a couple of days later it should drop on your mat. It's then time to get your entries back in the post so I am expecting to come back from the US to a nice pile of paperwork. I won't be processing anything until the week of 25th so Mrs C will keep the envelopes in order for me and ready for my return. Please be patie

Ticket please!

Well it's been a long time since posting anything here! Apologies but life's been a bit hectic recently - two changes of job and lots of travelling has meant my attention to Triumphs has been pretty lacking. Anyway, the ticket in the heading is an MOT test ticket, secured today by my every jolly and reasonable MOT man - really good bloke and always helpful, I know MOT testers come in all varieties, from jobsworth right down to pedantic git but occasionally you find a good 'un. Sun Garage on the A4 between Reading and Thatcham. The Clutch issue has been improved, I replaced all the hydraulics and tidied it all up - there's still a hint of the stickiness in there and I think I might just take the whole pedal box assembly out and have a proper look - I always suspected the pedal bush so will have a look at that. Such a pain in the neck to get at though! My thoughts about heat were rubbish, the slave is the on the opposite side of the engine to the exhaust! The bra

Clutching at straws

The Bank Holiday weekend saw me take the TR over to the annual Isle of Wight Triumph Weekend. It's a family type event, not hard core driving but getting there and back can be fun in holiday traffic, especially when loaded up with camping gear! I'd spent some time (with help - thanks Tim and Carl) getting the new exhaust system on the car, what a nightmare that was and it's still not right but it worked OK (ish). I'd raised the rear end with some poly spacers and the TR was no longer dragging its arse over every bump in the road - which was fortunate as there were a lot on the island. It ran OK and apart from the windows rattling terribly (must install those new seals) I was quite pleased with it - no overheating issues despite some pretty hot ambient temps and a lot of sitting in traffic. No the issue this time was one of the clutch or perhaps more accurately the clutch pedal I think. I had noticed a slight stickiness to the pedal a few days before and found a