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  2. UlsterTR7

    Windscreen wiper spindle nut size

    Yes, I've just replaced both wheelboxes and the old ones were handed, although don't ask me which was which. In fitting the new nut, none of my spanners fitted and I've 30 years of them lying about the garage, in all shapes sizes and grades. in the end I had to use an adjustable spanner.
  3. RobH

    4A LED gauge bulb threads

    E10 (MES) bulb bases have been metric for along time Alf, to specification IEC 6061dating back 40 years, so Duncan's explanation doesn't wash.
  4. RogerH

    Noise from o/s rear - differential ?

    If you are taking the diff out then plan your attack. The diff is very heavy. I used ropes around the output flanges and the input flange. These were lowered in turn until the diff could sit on the croc jack, where it could be lowered easily. Roger
  5. pheaney

    Noise from o/s rear - differential ?

    Hi I replace the o/s drive shaft with a spare - the outer UJ was perhaps a little stiff but otherwise ok. It wasn't too bad a job just tricky getting at the inner u/j bolts around the exhaust. Anyway net result was no change - so I think the prop shaft UJ is the culprit after all. I had been in a bit of a rush for an event this weekend but had got the dates wrong so I think I will drop the diff as well and attempt to get the front seal replaced too. So best start with the parts order.
  6. TR 2100

    Nuts for K & N Filter Housings

    Tom - and on the Forum as BlueTR3A-5EKT . I'm sure you have seen his significant contribution to the Forum. AlanR
  7. john.r.davies

    Modified and fabricated tools - Show & Tell

    Thanks, Peter! That datum would be most interesting. It's at the machine shop to be balance with the crank right now. John
  8. mike3md

    VUX's MX5 Seats

    TR Trader also does similar conversion brackets: http://www.trtrader.com/parts-lists/MX5-seat-brackets.htm Mike
  9. Tony_C

    Something fundamentally wrong here!

    Classic footage... Thanks for sharing Deggers.. That’s the 3A ‘my’ Tripmaster and Speedpilot came out of.. Did anyone else note how ahead of the time the TR was compared to the Ford Pop / Vanguard / something else I don’t know was?... And you all know Sltermaker went on to establish his own skid pan driving school in the Netherlands.. T RUSTY... This clip goes some way to confirming my earlier reply... How many taxi drivers have grabbed your ankle, brogues and or stilleto?
  10. Hamish

    New steering wheel

    Hi tony sorry not with car at the moment and won’t be for a few days yet. It was all fitted by PO so unless boss number visible I wouldn’t know Family issues diverting from tr-ing sorry cant be more help. Just tried to show it was possible with a pic from my phone H
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  12. Hamish

    Soggy Gearbox

    Roger replied to pm
  13. Mk2 Chopper

    Noise from o/s rear - differential ?

    Brilliant, thanks for the pointers, will put it all to use at the weekend.
  14. Richard Crawley

    Noise from o/s rear - differential ?

    Yea, noticed that; what's all that about? As long as it's clear the post has been edited & when, why remove the facility!
  15. Fireman049

    Nuts for K & N Filter Housings

    Thank you Ian ~ Regards~ Tom.
  16. ianc

    Nuts for K & N Filter Housings

    PeterW is Peter Wigglesworth, who worked for Moss for years, and put together a great part of the Moss catalogue for TRs (possibly for othe marques, too). An invaluable source of information and advice, a very early member of the club (like his brother, Keith), and a great bloke. Ian Cornish
  17. ianc

    Modified and fabricated tools - Show & Tell

    The flywheel which Ian Vincent had from me (shown above on this page) weighed about 20lbs (say, 9kg), some 10 lbs less than a standard flywheel, which is similar to Hamish's. Its effect in a road car was certainly noticeable. Would I be happy to drive a car with john.r.davies' lightened flywheel? Having read Stuart and Waldi's comments in particular, I think not, unless the car had a gearbox tunnel made of some extremely strong and thick material. Ian Cornish
  18. Andrew Smith

    VUX's MX5 Seats

    That's good to know Kev, I'm sure they will be equally comfortable for the trips planned in 2019 and beyond. Bill, Can't tell you anymore about the brackets other than what I've posted above - they are available from Paul Bishop in Winchester, England (I'm assuming you're stateside) - Paul's email address is: pbuapp at (@) googlemail.com TR6 seats do not have mounting studs, if your's do then they've been added at some point in time - original seats were bolted to the floor with captive nuts under the floor pan. Regards, Andrew
  19. Ragtag

    My old car

    Years ago, I saved a picture of, what to me, was the ultimate 5. It was owned by a Welsh guy but I couldn't recall his name. Wyn Lewis sounds Welsh. My picture has the same registration as this car. Maybe Wyn sold it to Neil or the other way around. Either way.....great looking car.
  20. Waldi

    Modified and fabricated tools - Show & Tell

    To add a bit: Designs are not always governed by allowable stresses, stiffness (applicable here) or corrosion aspects (not here I think) are some other considerations, but there are more. The load of the clutch is another factor, although probably relatively small. Waldi
  21. Pridewood

    Photos needed for Surrey top to windscreen fitment.

    Hello, Have a look. Perhaps a small help for you. Best regards John
  22. Sapphire72

    Noise from o/s rear - differential ?

    edit time ran out... To lube the outer axle U-J's you would have to remove the road wheel, brake drum, (6) nuts, wire/boot and pull outwards. It's a job. Once it's done you should be good for a while.
  23. Peter Cobbold

    Modified and fabricated tools - Show & Tell

    So overall 4 times plus 41% equals almost 6-fold higher tensile stress on the remaining 'spokes'. If John can measure their x-section area at the narrowest point we have an idea of the safety margin, for that particular steel. Peter
  24. Sapphire72

    Noise from o/s rear - differential ?

    Stick a long screwdriver, or such, in towards the center of each accessible u-j and wiggle it back-&-forth, while watching with a strong light and listen for unwanted noise. What you want to see & feel is solidness, all parts of the U-J as one. Wouldn't be a bad idea to have a grease/lube gun with you. The outer U-J's of the axles are within the Trailing Arms.
  25. Have the same:) Waldi
  26. Fireman049

    Nuts for K & N Filter Housings

    The only reason my 3A is fitted with the over-rated K & N filters is that they were already fitted by the previous owner. I would NEVER fit these things from choice. K & N must be a British company because the customer always comes LAST!! Tom.
  27. MAXD

    VUX's MX5 Seats

    Andrew, I read your post with interest as I am ready to install Miata seats in my 72 TR. Could you elaborate on the brackets you used? I haven't seen similar ones on this side of the pond. Also what did you do about the original mounting studs? If you ground them off why not bolt the seats directly to the floor as you have to drill it anyway?Thanks, Bill
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