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mallard
08-22-2012, 07:46 PM
Any help finding these parts would be a great help. None of the big three have them or the vendors that sell harnesses. I need two of each. One is a double bullet ground connector found behind the horns on each side. The other is two pipe clips the hold the fuel line coming out of the tank to the floor of the car.

triumphant2
08-22-2012, 08:51 PM
British Wiring has those grounding clips. Part number C990.
www.britishwiring (https://www.britishwiring) .com

Geo Hahn
08-22-2012, 08:52 PM
Try British Wiring (https://www.britishwiring.com/Stainless-Steel-Grounding-Clip-p/c990.htm).


https://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/ohrdx.wqydt/v/vspfiles/photos/C990-2.jpg


Though I made one (which one?) from the base of a tail lamp bulb:

https://members.cybertrails.com/~ahwahnee/GroundClips.JPG

Geo Hahn
08-22-2012, 08:59 PM
...The other is two pipe clips the hold the fuel line coming out of the tank to the floor of the car.

On mine there are two clips but they hold the fuel line to the frame rail, not the body. Maybe the same clip you mean but in a different spot? I can get you a pic if need be (a funny wiggly shape).

mallard
08-22-2012, 09:52 PM
I did not see them at Britishwire. I like the idea of making them from old lights. I would like to have them made out of copper as original. The fuel line clips are not the same as the one's on the frame, heck I have a bunch of them. They kind of look like the round compression fuel line clamps.

Geo Hahn
08-22-2012, 11:09 PM
I did not see them at Britishwire. I like the idea of making them from old lights. I would like to have them made out of copper as original.

I made them from a bulb base that was (I think) nickel plated brass which looked to me to match the one that was original.


The fuel line clips... kind of look like the round compression fuel line clamps.

Oh, so that's what's in the background in the first photo. Looks a lot like the clip that holds the radiator overflow tube to the RF inner wing. Seems like someone has those.

TR3driver
08-23-2012, 03:57 AM
I would like to have them made out of copper as original.
None of my originals were copper. Not sure exactly what they were, but the appearance was much closer to Geo's photos (shiny white rather than dull copper colored, smaller center hole) and the clips are much springier than copper is.

They need a certain amount of spring to make a good lasting connection.

martx-5
08-23-2012, 06:37 AM
...

They need a certain amount of spring to make a good lasting connection.

...a good lasting connection?? :lol:

vivdownunder
08-23-2012, 08:45 AM
Those circular pipe clips have never been available. They also hold the rear brake pipe down on top of the frame after it leaves the multi way union near the RH wheel arch.

If memory serves me correctly, "TR Tags" located a supply of these somewhere in the US when rebuilding his 3A.

The W spring clips that hold the fuel lines to the frame are factory p/n 059191 or Moss Motors p/n 589-070.

Viv.

luke44
08-23-2012, 02:45 PM
I did not see them at Britishwire.....

Tr this page (https://www.britishwiring.com/Bullets-Snap-Connectors-s/47.htm) about half way down, right hand side - ss grounding clip. For 4 bucks it's not worth fiddling with.

Ps - pretty color of blue.

mallard
08-23-2012, 06:54 PM
Viv How do I get in touch with TR Tags, is he on the forum?

Geo Hahn
08-23-2012, 07:03 PM
Is that Frank (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcforum/ubbthreads.php/users/6499/angelfj)?

TR4nut
08-23-2012, 07:17 PM
Yep, that is Frank, but I don't recall that he found those round clips - if so I'd like to know as well!

I think one or more of those clips holds the radiator overflow tube to the inner fenderwell as well - can anyone confirm?

Gliderman8
08-23-2012, 07:57 PM
I've had success getting some odd bits from BRESCO (https://www.bresco.com)
I looked briefly, and it looks like they have the hose clips HERE (https://www.bresco.com/acatalog/Hose_Clips.html)

mallard
08-23-2012, 09:42 PM
Randy the clip that holds the overflow tube is the same as the fuel line clips.

mallard
08-23-2012, 10:06 PM
Elliot thanks for the link but those are the hose clamps (close).

TR3driver
08-24-2012, 01:10 AM
...

They need a certain amount of spring to make a good lasting connection.

...a good lasting connection?? :lol:

My originals lasted over 40 years and were still making good contact just before they broke. Pretty darn good, I'd say.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems silly to replace with something of lesser quality than original.

Geo Hahn
08-24-2012, 08:37 AM
If you look at the pics of mine (both original and homemade) and compare them to the new ones on offer -- you'll see that in addition to the color and the metal used there is also a 'dimple' midway in the receiving tube.

This dimple catches the depression on the bullet to help secure it in the connection. In addition, the metal from the bulb base I used to make mine had enough springiness to assure a good ground.

I am pleased that British Wiring is offering a version when there seems to be no alternative for sale, but I think a more original version can be fashioned sitting at the kitchen table.

vivdownunder
08-24-2012, 09:14 AM
On the unobtainium circular clip - it's Frank. I think he found someone who made up a batch, but it's a while back.

I've never seen a listing either for the clips Mallard originally enquired about that fix the fuel pipe to the rear floor. All I know is they were factory part CD.25568, which came with a plain washer, split washer and a nut, up to TS60000. Thereafter when the tank outlet was relocated, those clips became 119868.

They show as being on page 60 of the complete TR2-3 spare parts catalogue, but I've only got the abbreviated reprint version.

Viv.

angelfj1
08-24-2012, 01:11 PM
On the unobtainium circular clip - it's Frank. I think he found someone who made up a batch, but it's a while back.

I've never seen a listing either for the clips Mallard originally enquired about that fix the fuel pipe to the rear floor. All I know is they were factory part CD.25568, which came with a plain washer, split washer and a nut, up to TS60000. Thereafter when the tank outlet was relocated, those clips became 119868.

They show as being on page 60 of the complete TR2-3 spare parts catalogue, but I've only got the abbreviated reprint version.

Viv.

If you are referring to this clip, no we never found them. I had been told that John Warfield (TRA) was having some produced, and I just sent him a note to inquire. For the Grey Lady, we ended up making a few from stainless tube. Sort of crude, but did the job.

https://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/angelfj/bodyradiatoroverflowbracketview2-Copy.jpg
https://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/angelfj/bodyradiatoroverflowbracketview3-Copy.jpg

mallard
08-24-2012, 04:58 PM
Thanks for all the information guys. I'm stll going to try Geo's idea of making the groung clip, and keep looking for fuel line clip.

TR3driver
08-24-2012, 05:02 PM
They show as being on page 60 of the complete TR2-3 spare parts catalogue, but I've only got the abbreviated reprint version.
There's no more information in the full version; no illustration.

The washers & nut seem to be only for the later version, which makes sense as the early version is just a spring clip as Frank showed.

carpecursusII
04-17-2014, 04:10 PM
I know this is a very old post, I can also confirm that the fuel line clip is on the RF fender to hold the overflow hose as well as on the underside of the floor to hold the fuel line. I removed two from an original body. I was also unable to find replacements including a call to BRESCO.

Chuck Murphy
04-21-2014, 10:30 AM
Hi All,Again I realize this is an old post, but can anyone confirm that the circulator fuel line clip discussed above was also used to hold the rear brake line to the top of the frame at the location of the front RH 5 way brake fluid connector, as stated in earlier post # 9? There is a hole in the frame at that location.Chuck Murphy

sp53
04-21-2014, 12:10 PM
No it was not; they used the standard brake line clip there. This is a different clip. Plus depending on the year of the tr3 they put the clips in different spots because the later tr3 flue line is the same as an early tr4, and does not have the fuel shut off, and uses rubber fuel lines in a couple of spots whereas the early tr3 had the line completely plumb in with metal.