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    Re: The whole family goes on vacation...

    Wally World is better !
    https://media.giphy.com/media/gUc9JiNTWkYzS/giphy.gif
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3 with Ground Conversion

    You might want to browse through here, there may be a few others that would be at least entertaining:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2H2NJt34OffMDVmOTZlZWItYTcyMy00ZDhkLTliOWEtOWU1OWRhNDZhYmRl
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3 with Ground Conversion

    Try this link, should give you the owner's manual in PDF. I can post the image later, but can't do it just now...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3 with Ground Conversion

    Just to amplify what others have said: Your various problems don't appear to have anything to do with the polarity conversion. So whether to take the extra step of switching back, or not, is up to...
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    General TR Re: Ethanol free gas

    No doubt its getting better, but we still imported over 3.5 Billion barrels of oil last year.
    Granted, a relatively small portion of what we used (about 10%), but still a significant slice of our...
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    Re: What to do about my wire wheels

    Pay particular attention to the splines; worn-out splines are a safety hazard even just driving around the block.

    Unfortunately, they are also the most prone to being attacked by rust, if they...
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    General TR Re: Ethanol free gas

    Of course, there might be something to be said for burning American corn instead of Arab petroleum.
    In any case, its illegal to use ethanol-free on public roads in California. You can buy it, but...
  8. TR2/3/3A Re: Can a TR4A Fuel Gauge be swapped into a TR3A?

    You would need a voltage stabilizer, and a tr4 sending unit. I'm not sure offhand, but ISTR the 4A gauges each had their own bulb for illumination, so you would probably want to wire that into the...
  9. Thread: Dead battery

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    Re: Dead battery

    Digital meters will often give a voltage reading when connected to nothing at all. Seems like they manage to pick up and rectify random radio waves or something.

    Had an experience with that just...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Starter failure

    I had somewhat the same thing happen years ago, except the spring went out the hole too. A crack started from that hole, which eventually ran all the way around the bell-housing flange, ruining the...
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    Re: Dead battery

    Loose clamp?
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    Re: Dead battery

    I bumped into this on a Spitfire, might be worth looking at. "Green knob" worked fine with hood up; but was just enough taller than a standard battery clamp that the hood put pressure on it when...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Valve cover breather cap?

    https://i.imgur.com/9s9W1ee.png
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Distributor Caps

    In general, I feel TRF supplies the best quality available. If they don't have them in brass, likely no one does.

    But I haven't bought a cap for a long time. They seem to last nearly forever...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Spark Plug Gap?

    Yes, there was a service bulletin, fairly early. I've posted it before (but maybe not on this forum), I'll see if I can find a copy.
    .025" is in the owner's manuals.

    Here it is, Feb 1956...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Reproduction TR3A Grille

    Having 3 thermometers is kind of like having 3 watches; you never know which one is right!

    212F is pure water at sea level, but what you get out of the faucet isn't pure, and relatively few people...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Mystery stall and no start?

    Seems unlikely to me, since your problem seems to be that something is conducting too well, rather than not well enough.

    Any chance your point retaining screw has been replaced with the wrong one?...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Mystery stall and no start?

    Turn the engine until you can see that the points are open, then check at the coil again. If you still don't get a light on the wire to the distributor, then something is shorted inside the...
  19. TR2/3/3A Re: Anyone heard of an oil additive called 'Molyslip E" ?

    Are you sure that's Molyslip "E" ? Molyslip makes a lot of different products, including two different grades of assembly lube/paste. But "E" is a liquid motor oil supplement, doesn't seem like the...
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    Re: Remember this?

    Slightly clearer version:
    https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2019/08/04?ct=v&cti=2194185
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel Gauge again....

    No, tr4 and 4A gauges are different electrically. They read full for a low sender resistance, instead of empty as the Tr2-3 versions do. To make one of them work, you'll need to change the sender...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel Gauge again....

    That is a post-60K gauge, which as I said, are different than the earlier ones. Pre-60K does not have the fiber strip, nor the Lucar terminals. Instead, the connections to the gauge are made with...
  23. Thread: Steering

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Steering

    Obviously, first step is a visual inspection. Maybe a rock got lodged somewhere it shouldn't be? Then I would start disconnecting components, starting with the outer tie rod ends from the steering...
  24. TR2/3/3A Re: Anyone heard of an oil additive called 'Molyslip E" ?

    I've heard of it, never tried it. Thought they took it off the market after all the complaints about blocked oil filters and such.

    Moly is a solid. In theory, the oil additives have particles of...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Fuel Gauge again....

    Seems to me the shouldered pieces were inside the case, with only flat fiber washers on the outside. But that was an early gauge, the post-60K gauges with the Lucar connectors might be different.
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