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  1. Thread: Gaskets

    by TomMull
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Gaskets

    Things on these old cars are actually pretty simple. For most things, you will need only a good set of tools and a manual. I'd recommend the Factory one. None of the repairs are permanent either,...
  2. Thread: Gaskets

    by TomMull
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Gaskets

    I've had good lock with the Permatex copper spray on the cork valve cover gasket, on the cover side only, but have recently switched to the silicone gasket. The lip on the valve cover gets pushed up...
  3. Thread: Quiet

    by TomMull
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Quiet

    I left the transmission cover flange bare so that it can be easily removed. I used a bit of felt to cover the seam. Seems to work OK. Tom
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Restoration of 54 TR-2

    I've never been able to do this although it's been recommended often. If you try to spin the oil pump with the distributor drive, you wind up spinning the cam and engine with the drive gear which is...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: extra hole in my water pump?

    As long as both holes are in the same cavity, outside of the seal and bearing, it shouldn't matter and need not be plugged. Anywhere else would be a problem. Perhaps someone else has had the issue...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: extra hole in my water pump?

    The original pump had one slot at about an inch long at the bottom. There was also a grease fitting, 1/8 pipe thread at the top and aft of the slot.
    Tom
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Datsun 240Z aluminumn brake drums?

    I've no idea if these will fit but they are listed for the 240Z. Quite expensive too at $229 each.
    https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic01c/24-5051
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Timing chain tensioner.

    Problem is that about all of the covers I've removed had the same issue so it seems likely that the tensioner will wear at it again. I would weld it. Grinding the spring seems a good idea and I'll...
  9. TR2/3/3A Re: All new valve train - no adjustment at rocker arms

    Not advisable IMO but I am an amateur builder at best. You'd need to retain the radius of the end as well as the balance or weight and I'm not sure 1/16 would suffice. Also don't know haw hard the...
  10. TR2/3/3A Re: All new valve train - no adjustment at rocker arms

    Agree, best solution.
    Tom
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    Re: When do you replace things?

    So together we have 1 in 120 years. Still, if it quits, you're dead in the road.
    Tom
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    Re: When do you replace things?

    I've had one that I remember in the same time period or perhaps a bit longer. The coil just quit without warning. Only issue is that it was hard to diagnose on the side of the road with no ohm meter...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: How many miles to seat piston rings?

    I don't think a couple of drops from the vent pipe is unusual although it might get better after the rings wear in. Might not too.
    Tom
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Back ordered parts

    Certainly some extreme examples above but in general I think we are lucky to be able to get the replacement parts at all. In the grand scheme of automotive replacement parts LBCs are insignificant...
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    For Sale Re: TR3 support springs (bracket to bumper)

    Karl, I cannot open the attachment. Tom
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    Re: When do you replace things?

    When you find it, put it back in the box for next time.
    Tom
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    Re: When do you replace things?

    I do change the points on my old cars every Spring and usually look at the plugs at the same time. I almost always put them back in unless there's been a skip or they are badly worn or fouled, and I...
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    Re: Scroll Air Compressor

    I'm sure my dentist has one similar but not suited to garage application; they are tankless (no reserve) and only 4 to 6 cfm.
    From your username can I assume you have a 70 Triumph Herald?

    Tom
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    General TR Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    Congrats on the purchase oldbagpipe. Looks like there are a few of us.
    Tom
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    General TR Re: 1962 Herald Convertible

    It would be nice to have another Herald in the group. Here is my '69 13/60. Sorry for the poor pic, I've got some better ones but they seem to hidden behind the cloud somewhere.

    I have not...
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    Re: Scroll Air Compressor

    Yes, thanks Jerry, I can't seem to find anything to compare this with, although the big ones seem to be quite common. I wonder if there is any reason they can't be scaled down?
    Tom
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    Re: Scroll Air Compressor

    Still looking for comments on using a scroll compressor in a small one person shop. I did read the comments, John, both negative and positive and am not scared away, at least not by the comments. I...
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    Scroll Air Compressor

    Anybody have thoughts on one of these. An impressive 12.7 CFM claimed, small size and quiet. Too good to be true?
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Valvoline VR1 price

    Nothing here in the Northeast. Good price but Midwest only it would appear.
    Tom
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    TR6 Re: Brake Pressure Problem

    Yes, I tried to indicate that in my initial reply but there is a limit that the pedal should safely "go down" when vacuum is applied. From what SherpaPilot seems to be saying is that his pedal goes...
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