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    Re: So what does a restoration really cost these days?

    Last year I flew with a guy who restores cars for a living. (This is the modern airline pilot...where you have to have other professions besides flying to get you through the 13 year furloughs!) ...
  2. Thread: Randall Young?

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Randall Young?

    We don’t know. We know he went into the hospital 3 weeks ago, although we do not know for sure why.
  3. Thread: TR3A Door Handle

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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3A Door Handle

    These are very easy locks to pick. If you can’t, any locksmith will be able to.
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    Re: So what does a restoration really cost these days?

    I had to add mine up at the end, just so I would know. I am glad to hear my restoration was not out of line with yours. It's been a couple years, but I remember north of $50k...and that was doing...
  5. Thread: Randall Young?

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Randall Young?

    I’m too rude for that site.
  6. Thread: Dash Pot Oil

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Dash Pot Oil

    I just realized that whale oil was still available when these cars were built. Wonder if that would have been a recommendation if we had internet in the 60's?

    Sorry...been cooped up too long.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Speedometer Works Removal

    Try turning the reset knob as you push it inward. Sometimes it catches on the reset gear rather than meshing with it. It may take several tries to get it lined up.
  8. Thread: Dash Pot Oil

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Dash Pot Oil

    Yep. I use whatever is easiest to reach on the shelf.
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    TR4/4A Re: Rear Oil Galley Plug Sealing

    If you have already used the red, then don't worry about it. As long as you don't have globs hanging inside the pan it will work fine. Sounds like you'll have a mechanically new car when you're...
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    TR4/4A Re: Rear Oil Galley Plug Sealing

    Then thicker sealer is in order.

    And yes, red RTV is not recommended for oil applications. The lighter the oil, the quicker it breaks down. As with many applications...it will work with...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3A Movie Sighting

    Yep...2 cars are on my final restoration list. E type at the top, followed by '67 Camaro conv. The Camaro was my first "real" car that got away, and the E has to be the best looking car ever built.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3A Movie Sighting

    Cool...we've been running out of movies, so this adds one to our list!
  13. Thread: Oh no, not again

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Oh no, not again

    Just remember that if you decide to use it, it takes a slightly longer rear head stud.
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    TR4/4A Re: Rear Oil Galley Plug Sealing

    Did you run a tap through the threads and clean completely dry with brake or carb cleaner? One issue with those plugs is they are straight thread, not tapered like a pipe thread. For that reason...
  15. Thread: Oh no, not again

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Oh no, not again

    That’s the lift eye that goes on the rear of the head. I think it sets under 1 head bolt and 1 manifold bolt. Not all cars had them.
  16. Thread: SU float settings

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    General TR Re: SU float settings

    Yes, the fuel level seen at the jet correlates to the float level. It should be below the top of the jet, or it will run down the manifold and flood the engine between runs. If it is too low to be...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    That white is beautiful...it gives a very deep look to the car.

    Sorry I don’t think we helped much, but glad you figured it out. I would not have expected a shim that thick to fit. All that...
  18. Thread: Too Rude

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    General TR Re: Too Rude

    No...the Chinese topic that got closed.

    I know Randall went to the hospital, but have not heard why or results. That was almost 2 weeks ago. Hope and pray he gets better.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    Important safety tip!

    I remember having the same issue on my driver's door. I had done welding to the edge of the scuttle and front fender, and it turned out my edges were thicker than normal. I...
  20. Thread: Too Rude

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    General TR Re: Too Rude

    Yeah...think he (Skye) mis-interpreted what I wrote, but no biggy. Just hurts your feelings to be classified in a way that could not be farther from the truth. This is and has always been my...
  21. Thread: Too Rude

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    General TR Too Rude

    I've been notified by the Canadian Forum that I am "very rude" and "racist". So I guess I'll only hang out here for a while. All the best threads are here anyway!
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    Like Graham says, the hinges can be spread at your stage in the build. The brass hinges are a bit easier than the steel, but both are bendable.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Rear sheetmetal repair

    Excellent...sorry to give you a start. It gave the illusion in the other photos that the patch was where the hole is.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Door fitting- graduate level

    A pic of the bolted door would help. I think you are saying that the when you tighten the hinge the door moves forward? Or, are you saying it moves forward as the door pivots open?
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Rear sheetmetal repair

    Looks good, Frank. Just checking...you did leave the hole for the boot opening drain hose?
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