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Andy Moltu

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    TR6, TR4A & Stag

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  1. Access is fiddly and there is little evidence of much work being done.
  2. Did see a video on here once of the flow through the water pump - someone had replaced the top hose with a transparent hose. Standard pump has ample capacity to service the radiator. Flow is not the rate limiting step so uprating the water pump is more appropriately termed increased excess capcity. If you run as modern wax stat (rather than a bellows, make sure you reduce the diameter of the bipass to avoid too much water bipassing the rad (the bellows effectively closed the bipass when the original stat opened) and circulating around the block without passing through the radiator.
  3. Fitted them to the 6 and the Stag. Used Ebay elements with 2 heat settings. Had a few days in Mid Wales in September. Started with the heater control cable breaking, so opted for on and inadvertently sweltered not realising the heated seat was switched on. (Roof up as bucketing it down) Worth doing if you have a decent alternator.
  4. Thanks. That was what I was thinking too.
  5. My concern with electronic distributors is what happens when the unit fails. Yes some might offer a range of advance curves which might be useful when selecting the right advance curve. Mechanic distributors don’t catastrophically fail, they wear and become less efficient. Getting the right advance curve requires either specific knowledge of the engine build parameters or a distributor swing on the rolling road and the dizzy being modified to suite. But for a standard engine, the curve has been known since before it rolled off the production line. Get yours rebuilt and stick an elec
  6. Does it come out of gear when the gaiter isn’t in place?
  7. The 6 pots did not have seals fitted from new. Some have tried fitting O rings as used on some of the BMJ cars. Limited effect. Witor sells bronze guides with a groove to retain a proper seal on the inlets. Work well. Are they needed? If you fit an external rocker feed - probably as this puts a lot of oil up to the top end. If you fit standard guides with no additional rocker feed then no.
  8. Never been a fan of RTV as a gasket sealant. Has its uses for filling gaps or instead of a gasket but as Mick says do you really want it getting into the oilways?
  9. The vinyl on the 6 H frame has begun to disintegrate. Forgivable after 53 years. Got a leather cover for it. Unsure if to strip to bare metal and apply directly or over a thin layer of upholstery foam? Or should I put the cover over the existing tatty cover with a bit of filler where required?
  10. Presumably repairable- Knights near Lincoln are a good starting point if it isn’t working when you test it.
  11. I concur about dressing back any burrs around the holes although TR sumps tend to be pretty robust. You alays had to do it on Pinto rocker gaskets to have any chance of sealing. I have also found that the torque settings can be a bit high and you run the risk of the gasket splitting if you overtighten them. (More so if silicon gasket sealant is used which allows a bit of slipping) Watch the gasket as you get near to the torque setting - do it in stages. If it is out of the car allow the engine to stand on it overnight and before lifting and rechecking the torque. Personally I prefer Herm
  12. It is generally considered bad news to transmit without the antenna disconnected. i think they sell dummy loads to connect when testing without being connected to an antenna. So if you did transmit with it disconnected you might well have damaged it.
  13. If you know it leaks it would be a false economy not to get it checked out before you put it back.
  14. The gremlin with the conversion that has the shock inside the spring is that because the shock works through a very short range - the forces passed to the mountings at the ends have to be quite high. As Stuart says this part of the diff bridge can crack as a consequence. In theory having the shock inside the spring is sound enough as they work in the same plane/arc. However the 4A/5/6/Stags and 2000s have the shocks mounted at the end of the trailing arm which gives a greater range of movement so lower force is needed to achieve the same level of damping - simple mechanical advantage.
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