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  • Merlin63Tr4's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 AM
    Merlin63Tr4 replied to a thread TR4/4A Hub out of round? in Triumph
    If that hub has.012" runout it is time to throw it out. The vibration will be noticeable and you will provably ruin that bearing you just installed...
    1 replies | 6 view(s)
  • dklawson's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    dklawson replied to a thread TR6 Steering Column Loose in Triumph
    For future reference removing the tamper-proof ignition lock bolts.... Mount a 3" diameter, 1/16" thick cut off wheel in a die grinder. Cut into...
    4 replies | 78 view(s)
  • PAUL161's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    My thoughts exactly Doc! Methylene Chloride isn't user friendly, even though I appreciate the information. If it comes down to that, I do have a mask...
    5 replies | 38 view(s)
  • Jerry's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    Jerry started a thread TR4/4A Hub out of round? in Triumph
    We just replaced the bearings in the rear outer axles. The guy that pressed the hubs off bent one, and the other was close. I had an extra hub for...
    1 replies | 6 view(s)
  • steveg's Avatar
    Today, 10:00 AM
    steveg replied to a thread Carb float in Austin Healey
    Bob - To be fair, nobody said deterioration of brass was a problem due to modern fuels. I'd guess Holley etc were using plastic floats which at some...
    13 replies | 133 view(s)
  • Andrew Mace's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    Andrew Mace replied to a thread TR6 Steering Column Loose in Triumph
    Is there something different about TR6 columns that required you to remove the ignition lock? I've taken several (essentially identical) columns out...
    4 replies | 78 view(s)
  • TR3driver's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    TR3driver replied to a thread TR2/3/3A tune up in Triumph
    The other problem is that the TR3 distributor had an advance curve that can start below idle rpm. So using a timing light may not be accurate. I...
    2 replies | 43 view(s)
  • Rut's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 AM
    Jeremy, Im having a difficult time viewing your pictures, but it almost looks like a helicoil has been installed in that hole. The bolt/stud at the...
    2 replies | 72 view(s)
  • DrEntropy's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    I'd start with mineral spirits and if that doesn't work, try alcohol then acetone... work toward paint stripper cautiously.
    5 replies | 38 view(s)
  • DrEntropy's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    DrEntropy replied to a thread Hero Gone in The Pub
    Much respect and honor to those guys. I got Alexander Jefferson's book "Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free" a while back, quite a story.
    2 replies | 51 view(s)
  • TR3driver's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
    As long as there is no paint involved (that you don't want removed), this stuff should soften any "rubber" available in 1940 ...
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  • PAUL161's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    Tom, There might be a clue to who made the rubbers for these goggles as the AN number for the goggles is stamped on the hinge on front of the frames...
    5 replies | 38 view(s)
  • NutmegCT's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    Paul - contact Dawn Wallace, conservator, Smithsonian American History Museum. https://americanhistory.si.edu/contact-us Or contact an...
    5 replies | 38 view(s)
  • Chuck Murphy's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Chuck Murphy replied to a thread TR2/3/3A Now the bad news. BRAKES in Triumph
    I had this same problem once. Turns out it was a bad seal in the MC. Seal was good enough to not let brake fluid out under pressure, but apparently...
    2 replies | 60 view(s)
  • PAUL161's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 AM
    I have my dads goggles that have been in storage for many years and due to the heat where they were stored, the face rubber actually melted on the...
    5 replies | 38 view(s)
  • NutmegCT's Avatar
    Today, 07:34 AM
    NutmegCT replied to a thread Hero Gone in The Pub
    Those gentlemen lived through some incredibly tough times, in their personal lives, their military lives, and in their post-war lives. Salute. ...
    2 replies | 51 view(s)
  • NutmegCT's Avatar
    Today, 07:27 AM
    NutmegCT replied to a thread Dead Computer in The Pub
    OK - if it's the power supply, you can replace it yourself. So just call Dell Support (or go to support.dell.com), punch in the Service Tag number...
    9 replies | 68 view(s)
  • martx-5's Avatar
    Today, 06:11 AM
    martx-5 replied to a thread TR4/4A MWS wire wheels in Triumph
    I also had a set of MWS wires drop shipped from Moss to Hendrix on their recommendation. Their mounting, balancing and shaving procedure is nothing...
    7 replies | 78 view(s)
  • grimes6's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 AM
    grimes6 replied to a thread Fuel tank straps in Austin Healey
    Photos as promised. The rubber strips look professionally made but I couldn't be 100% that they are original . If you search for "fuel tank strap"...
    11 replies | 1054 view(s)
  • Bob_Spidell's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    Bob_Spidell replied to a thread Carb float in Austin Healey
    Well, to be fair, brass seems to be impervious to modern fuels as well. The HD jet I put in denatured alcohol--50%+ ethanol--a year ago is still...
    13 replies | 133 view(s)
  • glemon's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    glemon replied to a thread TR2/3/3A Now the bad news. BRAKES in Triumph
    Maybe air is getting past the threads of the bleeder valve, but I am not sure how you are doing the bleeding. Is the pedal firm right after you get...
    2 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Frank Canale's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM
    This is just a thought for consideration. you can make a headless slotted set screw. Get a bolt that is the correct thread. Grind the end of the...
    2 replies | 72 view(s)
  • JPSmit's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    great pics- not sure whether to be more impressed by the exotics or the more mundane (Volvo Amazon Wagon/ Jeep Cherokee ) - I think mundane
    1 replies | 26 view(s)
  • Sarastro's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    Sarastro replied to a thread TR2/3/3A tune up in Triumph
    Back in the dark ages, before everyone had a timing light, it was common to adjust the timing by advancing it a bit at a time, using that convenient...
    2 replies | 43 view(s)
  • TOC's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    TOC replied to a thread Dead Computer in The Pub
    Ah. I saw the wife's laptop and transposed. No battery, it's most likely the power supply. Had it happen before to me. We had a computer...
    9 replies | 68 view(s)
  • grimes6's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    grimes6 replied to a thread Fuel tank straps in Austin Healey
    The rivets on my strap are copper bifurcated. I have taken some pics on my phone and will send them to you shortly. I am still not quite sure if the...
    11 replies | 1054 view(s)
  • tahoe healey's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    tahoe healey replied to a thread Carb float in Austin Healey
    I agree with Healey Nut about the car shows. Worse is the professional restorer who brings a car to a show so he can get a better price because the...
    13 replies | 133 view(s)
  • sp53's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    China, Twain ,Vietnam, and Cambodia all have very competitive inner Markets. The manufacturing in these countries are not, “same—same” as they would...
    5 replies | 150 view(s)
  • Basil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    Basil replied to a thread Dead Computer in The Pub
    That was my first thought too.
    9 replies | 68 view(s)
  • STeve 1958's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    STeve 1958 started a thread TR2/3/3A Now the bad news. BRAKES in Triumph
    My peddle is soft every morning and sometimes during the day. When I bleed the right front I get air every time. I've gotten to where I can bleed the...
    2 replies | 60 view(s)
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