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  1. single key chromed hardware replacements

    all five locks on my car needed a different key:
    doors: different one each
    (universal question: why bother having locking doors on a TR3?)
    trunk
    glovebox
    ignition

    When I was tightening down a wobbly door handle, I broke a stud.
    That got the ball rolling. started looking closely at all the hardware and didn't like the pitting & rather dull chrome.
    Moss offers a set that are all keyed the same. ($175.00). That was the catalyst. ...

    Updated 09-20-2016 at 08:39 AM by GTP1960

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  2. Bonnet hinges

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    I noticed some some increased vibrations from the bonnet.
    on closer inspection I found two of the studs had wallowed out of their holes & left the car.

    after consulting the forum, it seemed my best option was just to replace the hinges, rather than try and repair.

    TRF had theirs on sale for $33.00 & they seemed of good quality.
    though approx. the same weight as the old ones, they are not made of the same ferrous ...
  3. Seat springs

    1960 Tr3A. Original seat springs.
    these springs consist of 3 parts:

    top frame: very good condition,
    flat spring steel, the double perimeter coil springs are afixed to the top frame with clamp on clips.


    springs : good condition
    all the springs are interwoven together.
    the inner coils are single springs, while the outer ones are double.
    (several of the bottom connectors have rusted thru or are no longer connected, but did not effect comfort ...

    Updated 09-05-2016 at 04:23 PM by GTP1960

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  4. TRF. Door seal kit

    Quote Originally Posted by GTP1960 View Post
    A little more info regarding these TRF door seals:
    the quality is good., but the main seal on the bottom of the door is wrong.
    i clipped on the lower door seal, passenger side. It is the long wedge shaped piece with a channeled ridged back.
    spent a lot of time getting it just right, Only to find the door will not close.

    so I did a thread search & found the identical problem discussed back in 6/2011, here is a comment by CJD (John):

    Just
    ...

    Updated 09-13-2016 at 08:55 PM by GTP1960

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  5. #14 thermostat housing replacement

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ID:	36336I was surprised to see that the cast metal of the thermostat housing is such poor quality. Upon close inspection I noticed chunks of the inner side walls were eroded away ( in both the housing & cover) no wonder my water jackets are packed in with crud!.
    TRF offers the housings, but on backorder.
    so after some delay the base housing arrived.( some pitting & not great quality either).
    Very easy to install as the ...
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