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rcreweread

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    Colchester
  • Cars Owned:
    TR4 (1962), various TR4As, Austin Healey Sprite

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  1. rcreweread

    Chassis strengthening

    Rob Attached are some photos of my take on fitting the strengthening plates to my 4A with additional fillets I put in because it seemed logical - wherever possible I tried to support the original plates with additional welding to adjacent structures etc and where there weren't any immediately adjacent, I made up filler peices in 3mm plate and welded in. I did the side you can see ( Nearside) whilst having a full dummy suspension set up on the other side to ensure everything would fit - be especially careful on the very front plate as you need to make sure this won't foul the bumper support bracket when its fitted - I forgot about this originally. I haven't dressed and cleaned these welds yet so apologies if they look a bit messy but they are strong - I always bevel the edge to be welded to get max penetration of the joint. Although you can't quite see it, I also boxed in the front body/radiator support because these always strike me as being a bit flimsy Hope this helps One final moan - having just installed new forum software, why o why o why could we not have upgraded the photo attachment file size and the number of messages in our mailboxes - talk about still working in ancient ways - rant over - it's taken yonks to resize photos, find them and then attach - about 40 mins instead of 4! Cheers Rich
  2. Thanks roger - voting forms going in post now to didcot with you nominated as my Proxy - the only box I've decided on is you for chairman - all the others are for you to vote on as you see fit

    Cheers

    Rich

    07954 252 338

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    Boot Lid Woes

    Roger Have you not got a metal shrinker/expander - if you have the latter, use it on curved edge to expand it, and the bottom of the boot should move backwards, shouldn't it, or have I misunderstood your issue?! cheers Rich
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    Where is she now?

    Brendan Have sent you a PM ( personal message) - it's in your mailbox which is the envelope icon in the top right of a forum page and if you have an unread message in it, it will have a red tag by it Cheers Rich
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    Upgrade costs

    Or similarly as someone recently said to me: "Don’t they say that you sell a car bragging horsepower but drive it on torque ?" Cheers Rich
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    TR4A engine oil leak - just purchased

    Melvyn - I reckon you will need a much bigger hole than you are suggesting in your cap. Alternatively, why don't you go down the same route as a TR4 and do away with the PCV valve altogether and fit a snorkel crankcase breather next to the fuel pump - they are not readily available but do come up for sale occasionally - they fit where there is currently a core plug in the block next to the fuel pump - bit of a fiddle to get out but Roger ( Hogarth) is an acknowledged expert!! You can also retain your 4A rocker cover and use the vent outlet to vent to a catch tank or stick a long rubber hose on it and stick it through a conveneint hole in your chassis - good anti rust method! Cheers Rich
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    Andy Wiltshire Fuel Tank

    Guys This very topic was covered in a post last year started by Rob Price , details below. Alicool, the manufacturers, can make these tanks to order now. Richard - I have a brand new unused one going spare - it's currently advertised in Classifieds on here - PM me if you are interested. Cheers Rich
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    Fuel tank woes.

    Keith - have sent you a PM Cheers Rich
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    Dunlop M-Type wheel and TR4A "World" hubcaps

    Paul Could you not take the globe badges off the hubcaps and fit them to the centre caps of some alloy wheels? You could probably fit them to the centre of an eared knock on for wire wheels but I'm not sure how good that would look!! Cheers Rich
  10. Hi All I've got a couple of brand new surplus alloy fuels for sale which I've put in classifieds on here, but thought I would mention here as well. These are quality UK made by Alicool. Big saving over usual prices at £240 each - can be collected at Stoneleigh Show on the 28th October, or from Colchester or will post at cost. One has a sloping rear so as to accommodate a larger than standard spare wheel PM me if you need any further info Cheers Rich
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    Rear Hub Bearings . In a Pickle

    Rich Do not go for reconditioned hubs as many have suggested here One of our locak group members had his nearside rear wheel come off in the last 2 weeks at 70mph on th A12 - very fortunate nor to have a big crash - cause was the hub breaking under the big nut He had bought a reconditioned hub 18 months ago from a well known TR Supplier and he had only done about a 1000 miles - he wont be doing that again. I've also researched the various options for replacing with new kit, both standard and uprated, and you will find that replacing with decent quality standard driveshafts and hubs will cost just as much as the CV jointed set up from CDD - in my view thats a no brainer - CDD can also supply uprated rear hubs and driveshafts if you want but they cost a lot more thsn the CV versions. By the way, I have no connection wiuth CDD Give me a call if you want cheers Rich
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    TR2 - Reg No EX 8959

    Bill The neighbour was in the police force here in East Anglia and I'm sure he said he bought it from a dealer in Ipswich, so the Great Yarmouth reg ties in nicely. I will contact Mike Ellis directly - thanks for your help Cheers Rich
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    Vinyl Repairs

    Hi all - Looking for some advice on effectiveness of vinyl repair kits/solutions. I have a very original 4A rear seat squab which our dreaded little furry friends have decided to taste at some point in the past, right on the front corner including the white piping Please see photos below - is this damage repairable, if so, is it an amateur or professional job , and any recommendations for products or fixers? Seems too good to bin but a lot of work to strip/disassemble with new piping etc which won't have the original patina Any advice most welcome Cheers Rich
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    TR2 - Reg No EX 8959

    Have also put this under Cars Re-united but I am aware not everyone looks in that forum so posting this here as well An elderly neighbour showed me this picture of his beloved TR2 which he owned in the early 1960s - he's kept this photo I've reproduced below all these years in his wallet! He had to sell the car when he got married, and heard that it had been put through a hedge and allegedly written off - however it still appears to exist on the DVLA database but there doesn't appear to be any other info available. Anyone know this car as he has some old photos, possibly some bits and lots of stories about it? Cheers Rich
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    EX 8959 TR2

    An elderly neighbour showed me this picture of his beloved TR2 which he owned in the early 1960s - he's kept this photo I've reproduced below all these years in his wallet! He had to sell the car when he got married, and heard that it had been put through a hedge and allegedly written off - however it still appears to exist on the DVLA database but there doesn't appear to be any other info available. Anyone know this car as he has some old photos, possibly some bits and lots of stories about it? Cheers Rich
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