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    TR2/3/3A Re: glass and ring into new bee hive sockets

    I wonder if current repo body is smaller or less supple that the originals. I'm using 'hide from the virus' time to look through parts boxed up decades ago; this is from an NOS Lucas rubber body (PN...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3 Temperature gauge

    You're right Tom - on that eBay one the needle attachment is very visible at the gauge face, plus I don't see a needle stop on it. I dug out a gauge head I have and the attachment is lower and not...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3 Temperature gauge

    Just saw this Smith's original:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Smiths-Industries-Limited-1100-TGC-Temp-Gauge-TR2-4-British-Cars/333500414282
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Question on TRF radiator cap GRC103

    Bob, I think the rubber washer is needed to maintain vacuum for coolant recovery systems, so not needed for TR2/3/4. FWIW, I did have to bend the tabs on one I got recently for my TR6 to get it to...
  5. Thread: 74 Tach

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    TR6 Re: 74 Tach

    Yes they are. Use care in removing it though. The plastic needle is mounted on a metal base and is very brittle from aging. It is prone to breaking at the end of the plate. Here is a shot of my...
  6. Thread: Over drive

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Over drive

    Yeah Randall, now that I look at it, that's a lot of wire to have under the carpet if the pull-up winding in the solenoid fails to drop out. 30 years ago such things weren't in my crosscheck. I did...
  7. Thread: Over drive

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Over drive

    David, I happened to be in the garage - here is how it looks in my 59 TR3A. The first picture is from relay to the firewall, then under the carpet. Under the carpet it goes down & back to a hole...
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    Wanted Re: TR3A Rheostat panel light switch

    Will one from the TR4/6 work? They have different Lucas PNs but is it due to physical or electrical differences, and how much difference does it make? Jeff
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    TR4/4A Re: Door check straps

    Here are pictures of the complete check strap and with the original rivet removed. I used some needle-nose vice-grips to squash the flare at the bottom enough to be pulled up & out of the pivot. ...
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    TR4/4A Re: Door check straps

    I'm traveling but will send some pictures of it on Friday.
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    TR4/4A Re: Door check straps

    Ron, I believe the 4A had the same check strap as the 6. I carefully filed the bottom center of the strap pivot rivet and then used pliers to squeeze the bottom of the rivet. I was then able to...
  12. Thread: Heater Removal

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    TR6 Re: Heater Removal

    I did it by taking the glovebox out plus the things Wayne describes. Definitely remove the gearbox carpet. The choke and heater valve cables have to be moves out of the way, along with some wired. ...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: back seat bracket

    Yes, that hole is there in the center of my panel (Feb 59 production). Now how was it used...6079360794.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: back seat bracket

    OK - I see what you are talking about with the recess and small hole. I think my back panel does have a center hole but will confirm tomorrow.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: back seat bracket

    Steve.

    That's where the hardtop brackets go (aka "Bridge Piece"). Here is a page from the workshop manual showing how to fit the hardtop. Apparently after TS6824 the body was stamped for the...
  16. Thread: Clutch issues

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    TR6 Re: Clutch issues

    Welcome to the TR6 club! I had a similar condition (difficult gear operation at operating temp) and discounted a broken clutch fork pin because the car had 22K original miles. But after nothing...
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    TR6 Re: TR6 turn signal puzzle

    Terry, The Turn Signal Flasher gets power from the hazard switch when it is pushed in (or 'off'). Cycle it a few times and see if the light green/grey wire at the flasher has 12v. Old flasher...
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    Re: Another nightmare repair job

    Good Nephew to have around! Glad it had a happy ending.
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    TR6 Re: Hazard Switch Problem

    I meant to type "all the contacts inside the switch are good (0 ohm)". Loose Lucar connections like on your fuse box are pretty common. They are just riveted together; you can sandpaper or file...
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    TR6 Re: Hazard Switch Problem

    I used to have a later 72 with that switch. Make sure all the connections are good (0 ohm); you may have to dismantle and clean (its not too hard). The hazard flasher can get flakey after sitting -...
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    TR6 Re: Hazard Switch Problem

    Just in case, there were 2 types of hazard switches fitted in the course of the 72 model year. The first 6 months or so used the 4-connection switch and a relay. The rest of the run used a...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: 59 TR3A Clutch Master Cylinder Failure

    Wow - that's an interesting failure. I wonder if the retainer cup was made from metal that was too 'soft'. 'Back in the day' OEM material and tolerance (Girling, Lucas, etc) was really good. ...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: 59 TR3A Clutch Master Cylinder Failure

    Frank, I've had a couple of sudden M/C failures when the internal piston return spring broke. I've still got a collection of ones I used to replace, as well as an internal part collection from all...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Rebuilding Dr2 Lucas wiper motor

    Alan Turner wrote a great tech article on the 2-speed DR3 motor that's in the BCF library. The first part explains how the single speed wiper motor works, with the field and armature winding...
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    Wanted Re: Wanted: Trailer hitch for 1960 TR3-A

    John, My '59 TR3A had a trailer hitch when I got it in 1980. The story was a PO used it to tow their sailboat. It looks custom made and possibly a period kit. Note the nice body-matching curve...
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