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  • Location
    Sheffield S Yorks
  • Cars Owned:
    TR4 1962
    MG Midget 1973
    Triumph 2.5 Pi saloon
    Morris 8 series e 1939
    Vauxhall Velox 1950
    Vauxhall Cresta 1962.

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  1. Following above advice, checked bump stops and remember when I rebuilt the car 35 years ago I cut the tops off the cone stops leaving them flat, I have adjusted them and cancelled all vibration. Ahhhh silence, can now hear the delightful exhaust. Thanks all Vic
  2. I had this same problem which is rectified by the assistance of group members. I followed the information given as PEEJAY 4a correctly states where the column should be. The only modification I had to make having centralised the nib on the column was to elongate the column shroud switch screw holes with a small file which allowed the switch to be positioned closer in towards the column. I tried the bleeper method prior which is and was for me a great idea, however I am back to original now with self cancelling in line with above. The LED bulb in the telltale is excellent. vic.
  3. All the help I have received with my odd problems have led to renewed TR driving, thanks everyone, you know who you are but I have another request. Why does my Ammeter swing violently - to + and back again then settle to centre position intermittently. I have Dynamo electrics with narrow belt, adjusted correctly. Any advice please? Update..... The battery holds its charge. Vic
  4. Hi Stuart I was just looking for ideas, It is the sound resonance on the bonnet which was troubling me, particularly on tick over. I thought it was a daft question, Some things I have to put up with or do away with it all together, No way. Thanks, I agree, don’t want anything ugly under the bonnet.
  5. Does anyone have under bonnet insulation to combat vibration noise. If so any recommendations.
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    Hi everyone Thank you to everyone for the interest, help and advice in the build up to a solution to the problem. I am still at a loss of what caused the failure but now, after tracing, cleaning existing and constructing new earths, I have all electrical instruments and controls working. I still have a dead black wire in the loom which exits at the front and behind the dashboard with no other exit from the loom. There are no earth wires to horns. I have learnt a lot about electrickery (Ralph) but I will still keep away from it and hope that this has solved the problem. We shall see
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    Hello TT, Taking note of your informative comment, I assume that all wires on the car are of the correct values as it was a new loom although 24 years ago. i have split the earths at the bullet connectors at the front of the car and made each headlamp its own earth, they now work. I found the other end of this earth wire where it exited the loom behind the dashboard. It is connected by a bullet connector to both indicator warning light and windscreen wiper switch earths but removing the offending wire failed both of them even though it is now disconnected from the headlights.
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    Hi Keith, Toys back in the Pram and a tot of Scotch and back on form. Up to now I have located the earth wires, in the case of my car, behind the front valance. I earthed each side and proved headlights work and dip switch ok but earth wire got rather hot. The side lights have a separate earthing point. It appears not all TRs are the same bearing in mind this original body number is 34xx. The loom was fitted when I rebuilt the car from left to right hand drive and no relays. I have bypassed light switch to isolate any problems there but that works fine. I have started remov
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    At a total loss now. So far disconnected indicators and horn, cables I was working on. Checked all black wires on lighting side of loom, only one is visible at the front of the car where it joins n/s headlight loom to main loom, the joint is clean. The main loom continues unbroken to behind the dashboard but I cannot, short of removing the dashboard itself, see a black wire emerge from the loom. Looks like it needs to be seen by an Auto Electrician. Thanks for all your help, learnt a bit, so keep safe. Cheers
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    Keith, explained in my terms as I understand you. I am a qualified Coach Trimmer and Vehicle Builder and can get around the mechanics. Electrics is like platting mud to me. I completely rebuilt the car in 1996-7 ex Californian so any fitting problems are down to me. I will follow your directions tomorrow so watch this space. Cheers.
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    Yes Rob, with headlight removed, I get power through all three of the connectors in the Lucar adapter.
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    Thanks Roger and Keith for the help. Keith, the wiring diagram is simplified with the colouring and I am now concentrating on the dip switch which I have removed and found that I do have power in the blue line. I have bypassed the switch and connected blue to each of the other wires which resulted in power at all three connections at the headlamp connector. Now at a loss today and less hair than earlier. I will try again Tomorrow.
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    Hi everyone, hope we are all keeping safe. Having put the steering wheel straight and corrected the lack of self cancelling of the indicators which were subject of a previous post, I was ready to be back on the road. During pre drive checks I found headlights not working but main beam warning light on irrespective of dip switch position. Side lights are working correctly. I am at a loss now having checked all cables connected. Any ideas please.
  14. Thanks Keith, I tried your tip at closing the gap by moving the switch inwards but it would not get close enough. I did wonder if the switch was correct but apparently so. it isn’t the original one as I fitted this one in March 1997 and it worked but over a period of time and little use, 100 or so miles a year on average it became stiff in operation but worked off the car after a clean and lubrication, but then the non cancelling. The clip seems secure but I share your thoughts that it could fall out but it is very secure and is less than one eighth of an inch thick.
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    A stool to sit on while you scratch your head wondering what went wrong, flask of tea or coffee to ease tension.
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