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    General Tech Re: Spitfire overdrive, the sequel

    Should be same as my Stags, which take an extra-thin 1" wrench to remove the solenoid. I started with a cheap open end wrench, then milled both sides of the head to get it thin enough, and cut the...
  2. Re: I'm Sick of Seeing People Wearing Masks!

    I've been hearing a lot of that kind of logic. I agree, nothing is a 100% barrier. But if wearing a mask gives only a 1% chance of stopping an infection that might be deadly otherwise, I'm going to...
  3. TR2/3/3A Re: The timing mark on the crank pulley....

    There is only one mark, which should be TDC (unless someone has assembled the pulley wrong).
    https://i.imgur.com/Dh9BtZw.jpg

    The advance curve starts really low on these engines, making it...
  4. Re: Distancing task #1 - anyone know about ripping DVDs?

    I haven't tried to time it, but HB often takes a long time for me. Especially when starting with a Blu-Ray image. Of course, I don't have the fastest CPU in the world and "only" 16Gb of RAM...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Access to trafficator

    With a standard steering wheel, there are 3 small "grub" screws (what I would call setscrews) that go in through the steering wheel hub and lock the control head into place. But I don't see them in...
  6. Re: Distancing task #1 - anyone know about ripping DVDs?

    Check your player, there should be a way to turn off subtitles that aren't "forced", even if they are in the MKV. They take up almost no room in the MKV, so no real need to delete them.

    I'm not...
  7. Re: Distancing Task #2 - organizing car stuff.

    FWIW, any office supply place can sell you reinforcements for the holes. Basically a round piece of clear adhesive tape, with the hole already punched. I use two of them, one on each side, so they...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Wiper motor hookup

    Good. I'm glad you got it worked out, Jim. It's easy to get confused with all the different wiring schemes.
  9. TR2/3/3A Re: Turn signal and control head memory refresh.....

    Mine only sticks out by 1/2" or maybe 3/4" tops. No doubt there is some variation, but 2" would make me wonder if the upper end is properly engaged.
    https://i.imgur.com/umx2RYz.jpg

    This is where...
  10. TR2/3/3A Re: Bubbling in brake reservoir. No pressure in lines

    Do you get fluid and bubbles in the reservoir when pressing the pedal? If so, definitely a bad MC.

    But if they only happen when you release the pedal, you may have some other problem. If the MC...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Wiper motor hookup

    First of all, you've got it wired backwards (but that's not the only problem).
    Terminal 1 should ground through the switch (BG), terminal 2 gets power from the fuse block (G). Check page 48a at...
  12. TR2/3/3A Re: Turn signal and control head memory refresh.....

    Usually means the stator tube is either broken, or slipping in the gland at the front of the steering box.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: radiator overflow restrictor

    A few other things that might be worth mentioning in this thread :

    1) Early TR3A (up to roughly TS40104 per Bill Piggott) did not have the cardboard air deflector between the front apron and...
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    General TR Re: Dot 4 Brake Fluid

    At the risk of sounding like a former president, that depends entirely on what definition of "flat" you use.

    Merriam-Webster gives
    https://i.imgur.com/cJIqBHS.jpg

    and
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  15. Thread: Dash Lights

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Dash Lights

    Well, maybe. It means you'll be operating them a little below their design point. That generally causes longer life, but less light output. And since they are rated at 2.7 watts, it might put them...
  16. Thread: Dash Lights

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Dash Lights

    E10 base, G3.5 bulb, 2.2 watts

    A quick google turned up these, that might work
    https://sciencekitstore.com/green-light-bulb-size-e10-18v-0-15-amps-pack-of-10...
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    General TR Re: Dot 4 Brake Fluid

    _All_ DOT 3 and DOT 4 are synthetic and always have been; they aren't refined from petroleum. The reason some say "synthetic" on the can is just marketing hype, to get you to pay more for them.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Crankshaft Thrust Washers

    Yes, have to have two half-washers per side, total of 4 pieces. IIRC the crank hits something else, so motion measured without washers installed doesn't mean much.

    Try measuring with your old...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: radiator overflow restrictor

    There is a bypass line from the side of the thermostat housing down to the water pump housing. It allows for some coolant flow through the engine even with the thermostat fully closed (blocking flow...
  20. TR2/3/3A Re: understanding the float and needle set up better

    Maybe I'm not understanding the question. The float is supposed to ride on top of the fuel level in the bowl, if the level starts to sink then the float sinks as well and lets the float valve open a...
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    Re: Hello from Central Florida

    Hi Jake, welcome to the asylum!

    You might consider adding your car to your forum signature, makes it easier to get the right answers.

    I'll also point out that my favorite supplier, The Roadster...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Tierod Dyslexia?

    I didn't mean to say they don't have the inner; only that the LH thread should be on the outer end. The inner end, with the RH threads, is P/N 110467 and they show it as available as well.

    As...
  23. TR2/3/3A Re: Karl's ham handed adventures for your amusement in these trying times.

    Worth a try I guess, but I don't hold much hope that the JB Weld will hold. My idea would be to take it all back apart and braze them together, but that's a lot of work.

    Most grease gun couplers...
  24. TR2/3/3A Re: understanding the float and needle set up better

    The problem is that the flow into the bowl needs to exactly match the flow out of the bowl. The flow out of the bowl varies widely under different conditions, and if the flow into the bowl doesn't...
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    General Tech Re: Differential flange removal

    The flange does not seal tightly to the splines, there is almost always a little bit of clearance at some point. Straight threads are also not liquid tight, the thread spec calls for the points to...
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