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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Oil leak in tranny

    The o-rings sold for that application are really not the right size; they don't have enough compression to create a good seal. You might want to skulk around the internet a bit to find something...
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    TR6 » Re: 1976 TR6 Steering Rack Boots (gaters)

    George, I went through the whole Energy Suspension line of boots, and nothing was really close enough to the TR4A dimensions that I was confident in it. It's possible, though, that other tie-rod ends...
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    TR6 » Re: 1976 TR6 Steering Rack Boots (gaters)

    The boots are probably not original, if they are in such good condition, but that really doesn't matter. They are probably way better than what you can get today. The rubber used today is absolute...
  4. TR4/4A » Re: Voltage Stabalizer and Fuel Gauge Readings

    Is it a modern replacement stabilizer or an original-type stabilizer? If it's a modern one, the problem is almost certainly in the fuel gauge. If it's the older type, it could be either.

    The...
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    TR4/4A » Re: Door reassembly

    The left and right regulators are marked L and R in the figure, below. It's actually possible that I got them right...

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    You can see the bent arm on the left one; that's what I was thinking...
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    TR4/4A » Re: Door reassembly

    Check the arms in the regulator that attach to the window glass. They are not strong, and get bent very easily; it's easy to miss. If they are bent, the glass is cocked and doesn't move freely.
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    TR4/4A » Re: Self locking bolts question

    I think you're thinking of yield stress. Young's modulus is a measure of elasticity: stress = young's modulus x strain. Strain is percent elongation; stress is in force per area, e.g. pounds per...
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    TR4/4A » Re: Self locking bolts question

    Oh, and to answer the original question...while doing this study, I wrote a little utility for calculating stress in bolts. I have to caution you that these results are a little soft, as they depend...
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    TR4/4A » Re: Self locking bolts question

    I'll take a shot at this.

    I have to admit, at the outset, that I'm an electrical engineer, not mechanical, but I'm accustomed to working outside the electrical area. So, some of you guys with...
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    TR6 » Re: Nooooo say it ain’t so.

    I just wanted to thank you for doing this, as it confirms that I'm not the only one.
  11. Thread: Brake Line

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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Brake Line

    Don't use copper for a brake line. It's just not strong enough. Use only DOT approved materials.

    If you need something more flexible, you can use Cunifer lines, https://cunifer.com/ . That said,...
  12. TR2/3/3A » Re: What vehicle is this Lucas voltage stabilizer from?

    Are you sure it's a stabilizer? Just from the pins, it looks to me like it might be a relay.
  13. TR6 » Re: seat track location on new pans without holes for seats

    I faced this problem too, not long ago. The seats bolt into reinforced nuts on the underside of the floor. Several of those nuts have to fit into holes in the frame. I doubted that I could get the...
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    TR6 » Re: Expansion plug question

    You can get generic plugs almost anywhere. Check ebay, for example.
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    TR5/TR250 » Re: Ammeter Question

    The modern electronic regulators in today's alternators are way better at balancing electrical demand than the crude electromechanical regulators of the 1960s. They work so well that, under normal...
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    General Tech » Re: Speedometer Not Working

    Yeah, that's a real possibility. My Bugeye Sprite had a gear-reduction unit for the tach, and it broke a second time before I realized what was happening. The tach's mechanism was really stiff....
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    General Tech » Re: Why I love old cars

    Yes, I think all of us have had a similar experience. One note, though: check ebay and do a search for those plastic clips. Probably you can get a big bag of them for a few bucks. I found that there...
  18. Thread: Lots of Bondo

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    GT6 » Re: Lots of Bondo

    I found some areas of fairly thick body filler in the TR4A I'm working on. I sanded them out and redid some of the bodywork, then applied a thin coat of filler. And, yes, it was really dusty. I moved...
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    Re: I'd say this defines Faux Pas

    I've attended a couple of technical conferences in Frascati, Italy. Last time I was there, I stayed near the hospital, and noticed an ad for a funeral director prominently placed on the gate at the...
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    Re: Just For Fun - First Job?

    I was remarkably lucky, since I attended one of only two high schools in the US that, at the time (mid 60s), had a licensed, noncommercial FM broadcast station. I got my first FCC license, learned...
  21. Thread: Others?

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    Re: Others?

    I've been thinking very much along the same lines as Bob. I like to go bicycling, and it keeps me in decent shape. But there's always the risk of an accident, even though I have had only very few,...
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    TR4/4A » Re: TR4 Fuel Gauge'"light bulb socket" type?

    It's a simple, cylindrical socket that takes a screw-base bulb. It just slides into that cylinder on the back of the instrument. Here is one picture, taken while I was installing my harness, showing...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: TR3 Timing Chain

    I found the new timing components to be pretty good, in contrast to most of the new stuff. I got everything from BP Northwest; used the slightly more expensive AE chain, but it's a really nice part....
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Wheels, tires, hubs and axles

    You might want to take a look at my description of replacing the rear studs:

    http://www.nonlintec.com/tr4a/drivetrain/#wheelstud

    The studs have a flange that locates the brake drum. On the...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Speedometer Error Again

    That's similar to what I do. I have a small electric motor, powered from a laboratory dc power supply, and I use an optical tach to measure the speed. My setup is a little sloppier than yours, but it...
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