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  1. Thread: Quiet

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    TR2/3/3A Re: Quiet

    If it's to be under the carpet, this material serves 3 purposes....padding, sound proofing, heat insulation.
    Part # 15-027
    http://www.victoriabritish.com/icatalog/tc/full.aspx?Page=54
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    TR2/3/3A Re: How many miles to seat piston rings?

    I did a series of compression test. Do one now at 500 miles; then do another at 1000....continue on at intervals of your choice if you want.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: problem just rebuilt SU carbs

    I was taking to Joe today. He was asking for feedback or reports on some of his components so I bet he'd be interested in what you have to say.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: problem just rebuilt SU carbs

    See if Joe has any tips for you.
  5. Thread: Smoke Testing

    by poolboy
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    Spitfire Re: Smoke Testing

    When I had it done at a technical college..they stuck the smoke into the tail pipe...It takes awhile, but smoke will circulate into the engine thru which ever exhaust valves have openings.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: When to use R (Rich) needles in my SU's?

    There may be no perfect needle profile for all driving conditions and engine modifications, but which ever you choose to try out there will be an adjustment range available to you...
    .My suggestion...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: When to use R (Rich) needles in my SU's?

    It changes the mixture ( the annular space between needle and jet) thru out the entire range of the air valve movement.
    Putting it another way, if the jet is lowered, the annular space will be...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: When to use R (Rich) needles in my SU's?

    You have 2 carbs and just one oxygen sensor ?
    How do you know the carbs are mixing equally ?
  9. Thread: Smoke Testing

    by poolboy
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    Spitfire Re: Smoke Testing

    There should be something on YouTube, if the specific car doesn't matter.
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    TR6 Re: Brake Pressure Problem

    What's normal is "feeling" the brake pedal drop a bit when the engine first starts up and after a pump or two "feeling" the pedal rise a bit when the engine dies..
    "feeling" meaning resting, not...
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    TR4/4A Re: LBCs, whatcha gonna do?

    Flexibility...that's the biggie and what a lot of us have trouble maintaining...if it wouldn't be for that and arthritis getting old wouldn't be so bad.
    Rut, maybe keep one to piddle with and sell...
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    GT6 Re: Replacement body panels

    Are they described as "BMH" panels ?
  13. Thread: Front shocks

    by poolboy
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    TR6 Re: Front shocks

    There's these:
    https://www.bpnorthwest.com/shock-absorber-gas-front-tr4a-tr6.html
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    TR6 Re: Looser steering & brake pull

    86...well,:bow: you done good making it this far. I hope to do as well.
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    TR6 Re: 110A Alternator

    What year ? Is there an Ammeter or Voltmeter in your dash instrument cluster ?
  16. Thread: wider tires

    by poolboy
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    TR6 Re: wider tires

    Whatever tires you install, you'll get used to them in short order and the feeling will be normal.
  17. Thread: Fuel pump

    by poolboy
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    TR6 Re: Fuel pump

    Giving that more thought...it's going to get pretty hot, right there close to the engine.
    I'm not sure what temperature nylocs can withstand.
  18. Thread: Fuel pump

    by poolboy
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    TR6 Re: Fuel pump

    I don't see why that wouldn't work if you can find nyloc jam nuts; but I still use a flat washer, a lock washer and nut.
    If you need more room during installation, you can avoid pressing the pump...
  19. Thread: Fuel issues

    by poolboy
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    TR6 Re: Fuel issues

    And see if leaving the gas cap either open or at least not tightly latched helps
  20. Thread: Fuel pump

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    TR6 Re: Fuel pump

    I use small stuff....1/4" drive ratchet wrench,6 inch extension and what was it .....1/2 or 7/16" socket ?
    Now that you have it off, clean the threads and use fresh nuts. Then you can finger...
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    TR2/3/3A Re: Oil? Oil Pressure?

    Is that so ? The part about the 20w-50..I thought that recommendation was for new engines as well. I know that viscosity is a common recommendation in the TR6 owners handbook. New TR3 engines had...
  22. Thread: Starting

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    TR6 Re: Starting

    :popworm::popworm: What is going on here ??
  23. Thread: Starting

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    TR6 Re: Starting

    I use E10 exclusively myself, Doug and while my car seldom sits more than 3 days without a little driving, I do add Marine Stabil and Marvel Mystery Oil on an irregular basis. but I do use my fuel...
  24. Thread: Starting

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    TR6 Re: Starting

    Be sure to use Full choke when when first engaging the starter...then begin to cut back after a couple seconds.60518
  25. Thread: Starting

    by poolboy
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    TR6 Re: Starting

    May not be your problem right now, with the starting issue; but I'd still prefer them over the Grose jets...many times you can flush the needle valves with carb cleaner or even WD 40 to function like...
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