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  1. http://www.brightwells.com/ClassicCarsMotorcyclesAutomobilia/ClassicVehicles/Catalogue.aspx
  2. Once had loss of power with a Series One L/Rover. Checked everything - mixture, timing, compressions, all fine, but she could hardly drag herself along. Then one day in the rain noticed the rear drums steaming ! Turned out it was just old brake hoses, they'd let the fluid out to the whell cylinders but not back again, so the brakes were just sticking on.
  3. Somewhat off topic, but the owner of Motolita is, at least if he still has it , one of the few remaining who have owned a SI E Type from new.
  4. Belated thanks, Peter, useful to know it's possible with rhd cars. Back in the early '70s a colleague ran a supercharged Cortina GT Mk 1, went like the clappers and probably faster than a Lotus Cortina, but he blew it up after a few months, ended up dropping in a crossflow engine and selling the supercharger. It was also very thirsty but that was due to how he drove it, probably.
  5. Am I right in thinking, though, that superchargers can only be fitted to lhd cars ?
  6. Having started this post and forgotten about it, I can offer a bit of an update now. The panels were given a preliminary fitting, which is when I noticed the problem, then they were all taken off for undercoating, polyester stopper, etc. On refitting the panels for a final trial before removing them for painting, the fit was perfect ! Investigating why, I realised that I hadn't bolted the front end of the n/s inner wing to the front flange of the outer wing. So what we did was to lengthen the inner wing by adding a strip of about 3/4", and bolt through that. The whole thing seems much happier now that the misalignment isn't bowing out the wing. Hard to say why the problem had arisen, maybe at some point that corner had a bit of a bump ?
  7. Thanks again, all. Are you referring to the 'Original' book, Alan ? Mine's not to hand at present as I've lent it to the guy painting the car, for reference purposes. So if the car in Bill's book is a late 4A, then that's not inconsistent. I'm doing a colour change from BRG to R/Blue, so the chassis plate's no help, Stuart ! Mine's a very early 4A but I think therefore that I'll just go for blue carpet - anyone's guess, as you say, Alan. Anthony
  8. Thanks, Stuart and Alan. Reason I asked is that a brand new set of black carpets came with my project, but maybe I'll put them on eBay and get a set of blue instead; frankly I think they'll look better. Anyone know what shade of blue would have gone with a Royal Blue car ? As Stuart says, probably few originals left now.
  9. Were all carpets black when the TR4As were new ? If not, presumably a Royal Blue car would have had blue carpets? Thanks, Anthony
  10. Just a note to say that the switch arrived today and seems fine - has the chrome stalk and the headlight flasher. This came from Chase MG, but Neil above has a NOS one which may be of better quality than my repro item (not that there seems anything wrong with it).
  11. Thanks, Neil, but unfortunately read your post just after ordering the eBay switch ! If it doesn't have the chrome stalk (or lurking underneath, as Roger suggests), I'll get back to you - it should be here on Tues or Weds.
  12. Many thanks, Bill and Steve. It looks as though it should do the job, then. I'm trying to avoid the dreaded floor dipswitch so, provided this has a flasher, I can use a Hella changeover relay to make it work as a dipper. The pic actually shows it as having a chrome stalk but, if not, I can always send it back or use a different stalk as you suggest. The overdrive and indicator switches are chrome stalked, so it has to be made to match somehow or other ! Cheers, Anthony
  13. I'm looking for a lighting switch for my TR4A, I thought initially that this may do but on second thoughts probably not: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361158800462?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The problem is that I can't seem to find a 4A switch with a chrome stalk - the 4A switch operates the sidelights and headlights and has a headlamp flasher, but presumably this switch is just a dipswitch and flasher - am I right ? Thanks Anthony
  14. Thanks, Roger. There's a Lucas chrome stalk indicator switch on eBay which I'll get, but no sign of the light switch - just need to keep looking !
  15. Thanks for the replies, everyone - a relay it is, then !
  16. Just looking at ordering a loom from Autosparks, where you can specify one for different options such as alternator conversion. It also mentions wiring for the overdrive relay - is there really one ? The current taken is surely negligible, isn't it ? Thanks, Anthony
  17. Having difficulty in finding a column lighting switch for the 4A - need one with the headlight flasher facility and preferably a chrome stalk. A matching indicator switch would be good too. Anyone know of a source, either new or s/hand ? Thanks, Anthony
  18. Fear not, the slotted bracket on mine is horizontal too, which presumably means it's from a 4A dash after all ? Spent a few mins this afternoon cutting off the assy. from the old dash and drilling out the spot welds, seems a very simple job to fix it to the new one although, with the latter already fixed in situ, I'll probably bolt it on rather than weld it. Thanks again, Geko.
  19. That's terrific, Geko - many thanks indeed ! Also has the added bonus of showing where the heater labels go, which I was wondering about. It looks therefore as though the old dash is a TR4 item, as the bracket layout's different. Seems to be no big deal to make another if they can't be got hold of. Yes, if that's the case it could well be a TR6 item, Stuart, that would explain it. Thanks. Anthony
  20. Just been taking off the bits from the old lhd dash, having bought a repro rhd dash from TR GB. But a bit puzzled about the scuttle vent lever fixing. The old dash* has this just right of centre at the lower edge, but the new one has no bracket for this. Do I have to make up this bracket for this, or is it a different mounting altogether ? *Should mention that the old dash may be a TR4 part, the car came in bits from a TR restorer who was having to give up, and there were a few incorrect, missing & duplicated bits. The Mossalogue shows the TR4 lever mount clearly on P 102, but the 4A metal dash drawing is handily obscured in this area by the wooden dash. Thanks, Anthony
  21. Why a floor dip-switch anyway ? You can convert the headlamp flasher to include a dipswitch, which to me is infitely preferable. http://www.jag-lovers.org/lumps/tech/basics/relays2b.htm
  22. OK OK just because I missed a comma out! I was answering one question and supplying some other information for reference ....sheesh! Stuart. Ok, gotcha, thanks ! I was just a bit concerned that my Ca import might have a lower axle ratio; this was the case with US E Types, I think
  23. Was there a different ratio for US cars ? Not normally only TR250 and TR6 for US market got 3.7 instead of 3.45 Nearly all TR4/4As are 3.7. Thanks, Stuart, but aren't you contradicting yourself here ? Anthony
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