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    Re: Reversing w/. OD engaged - symptoms?

    John-If the sliding member sticks to the brake ring, the OD will be engaged in all gears even if the isolator switches are functioning.
    Berry
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    Re: Reversing w/. OD engaged - symptoms?

    A quick and easy check to tell if the OD is engaged is to put the car in neutral (engine not running) and attempt to push it rearward. If it won't move, the OD is engaged. From my experience, if you...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Another Differential Question

    The spec for the carrier bearings is .002"-.004" "pinch over both bearings", so .003" would be in the middle. Maybe you could find some .0015-.002" shim stock and make your own.
    Just my opinion,...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Another Differential Question

    I might be wrong, but I think you would add .0015" shims to each side of the carrier to maintain the contact picture and increase the pre-load. Also, increase the pinion pre-load to 15-18"lbs by...
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    TR4/4A Re: SU HS6 throttle spindle size

    AFIK, all HS6 carbs left the factory with brass bushings. The Moss TR2-4A catalog used to have a good article on re-bushing SU carbs. I think it mentioned .002"-.003" clearance (which seems like a...
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    TR4/4A Re: 3rd/top gear syncro hub

    I underlined this from the Haynes manual, page 115 #19 that pertains to the reassembly of the mainshaft and the 3rd/4th gear synchro hub. "The protruding end of the hub must face the front of the...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Another Differential Question

    Are you aware that the front pinion bearing currently supplied is thicker than the original? This article is for a TR6, but the diff internals are mostly the same as TR3. ...
  8. TR2/3/3A Re: TR3 pinion seal - leaked from sitting will it reseal?

    At least the seal can be replaced without removing the diff.
    Berry
  9. TR2/3/3A Re: Stock air cleaners and aftermarket air cleaners.

    In ancient times, the stock air cleaners were called "Gravel strainers".
    Berry
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Another Differential Question

    The big red factory service manual has a good explanation of the pinion depth gauge. Its purpose to replicate the relationship of the ring gear/pinion when they were lapped at the factory. This...
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    TR4/4A Re: Can't get rear extension off. Help!

    Just to be clear, are all parts of the speedometer drive removed? Looking at the vol. 1 TRF catalog, plate CL, parts 24, 20, and 24 have to be removed before the extension can come off. Ater that,...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Oil drain plug stuck

    Amended version: "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall break anything and/or maim myself." (Berry 2019 AD)
    Berry
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Overdrive drain plugs leaks

    Steve-I think most people just use 2 of the fiber type gaskets to cure leaks. I went to the Portland swap meet this morning. I got contact info for 2 people that have TR3 radiators. PM me with your...
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    General TR Re: Portland, OR British swap meet

    No guarantees, Steve, but if I see one, I will get their contact info. Have you considered having yours recored? A used radiator is always a crap shoot.
    Berry
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    General TR Portland, OR British swap meet

    I posted this in a previous thread reply, but will post separately, in case anyone is interested. https://www.clubtmg.org/autoJumble.html
    Berry
  16. Thread: older parts

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    TR2/3/3A Re: older parts

    Here is a link to the swap meet info- https://www.clubtmg.org/autoJumble.html Usually lots of TR stuff, including TR3.
    Berry
  17. Thread: older parts

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    TR2/3/3A Re: older parts

    It is the same swap meet that was always held at Montgomery Park. Should be even closer to I-5.
    Berry
  18. TR2/3/3A Re: drilling out shifting tower for a dip stick

    Steve-Not only do you have to drill the top cover, but also make a dip stick. Not a difficult job, if you have the equipment. A simpler plan B might be to just drill a hole in the tunnel cover in...
  19. TR6 Re: Looking at clutches and their differences for my 69 TR6

    I have had the LUK clutch for several years without problems. The only downside might be the pedal pressure (especially with the .75" master cylinder used with the early cars). If you haven't read...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: some rattle can primmer

    I forgot about the defroster "nozzles".
    Berry
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    TR2/3/3A Re: some rattle can primmer

    It has been a long time (and I don't even have a TR3 anymore) but doesn't the heater body and doors have a wrinkle finish?
    Berry
  22. Thread: Bent pushrod

    by titanic
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    TR4/4A Re: Bent pushrod

    The engine started to run rough as the temp increased. With the valve cover removed, I could see the valves sticking. I removed the head, disassembled it, and could see traces of bronze on the valve...
  23. Thread: Bent pushrod

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    TR4/4A Re: Bent pushrod

    I was fortunate that the bronze guide seizure became apparent as soon as the engine reached operating temp after rebuild. It involved 2 exhaust valves and was caught before the push rods were...
  24. Thread: Timing chain

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    TR6 Re: Timing chain

    Another problem with the "pride of India" timing chains is the side plates have a rough edge that tend to wear a groove in the equally crappy 3rd world tensioner. The "economy sprocket set was also a...
  25. Thread: Bent pushrod

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    TR4/4A Re: Bent pushrod

    Bronze guides with insufficient clearance would be at the top of my suspect list.
    Berry
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