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    Oxford UK
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    Sidescreen cars

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  1. tomfpurves

    Long door TR2 Restoration

    Dear John It really does look good.Super shut lines BRAVO Tom
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    Big b*lls needed

    Suit you well Kevin Tom
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    Small Sense of Achievement

    Well done Hamish. All sounds very sensible and successful. I doubt the exhaust would affect the fuelling but time on a rolling road with a good man in charge might pay off. Revlogic is brilliant to use but Glen tells me not straightforward to fit. Good luck Tom
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    Gear calculator

    Hi Hamish its fitted with a Qaiffe diff. Interestingly I have just noted that it will be 60 tomorrow having been built on 14th November 1958! Tom
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    Gear calculator

    Thank you very much.Most helpful.Minty does not seem to be available these days. Tom
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    Gear calculator

    Thanks everyone.Yes its a comprehensive rebuild.However silly me I said the axle was 3.4 to 1 it is now 4.1/1 so what does that mean at 5000 rpm in direct top and od top. Tom
  7. tomfpurves

    Gear calculator

    I now have a rebuilt Overdrive with 28 %ratio. A 3.4 axle and tyres with rolling circumference of 79.78 inches. So what will my rpm be in top at 70 mph and in Overdrive top at 70 mph. Also what will my speed be at 5000 rpm in top gear and in Overdrive top?
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    Fearsome competitor

    You can buy a new MGB monocoque shell from BMH and have a race car built for the up to two litre class for less money than building a TR which needs a 2.2 litre engine to offset the weight and puts it in a class with Healey 3000s. In practise I am told a good TR4 will run away from a good MGB in a straight line but the B is faster round corners..Equipe GTS seems an excellent successful formula .Paul I really like the alloy body .Who made the panels?
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    Tyre size for 4j

    Best tyres on those rims would be 155 Michelin XAS FF. Expensive but the best.The spare will also go in the wheel well.
  10. tomfpurves

    TR3 for sale

    My car is LAS 513.Registered in UK about the same time.I wonder how many other TRs have the same registration?
  11. tomfpurves

    My wife is driving me nuts

    The only thing I can think of better on an Italian backroad than a sidescreen TR with r and p steering is a BMW 328 at ten times the price so just get on and buy one and please the missus and you will please yourself.But get one with rand p. Tom
  12. tomfpurves

    TR3a brake pads

    Hi Hamish No not at Curborough as I am off to Malta. Send m e a pm and I will answer questions as beat I can. Tom
  13. tomfpurves

    TR3a brake pads

    Hamish The Moss drilled and grooved discs do fit and do work.They are on my car. Tom
  14. tomfpurves

    Gearspeed calculator

    Hi John Thank you very helpful. I confirm I presently have 155 15 Michelin XAS on my TR3A and they are excellent tyres. Tom
  15. tomfpurves

    Gearspeed calculator

    Thank you everyone.Very helpful indeed.The two Michelin tyres are same profile.The bigger 180 15 is 2 kilos heavier and will propel the car 5.4 mph faster at the smaller tyres 90 mph.The actual width is 157mm for the 155 and 175 for the 180.I also compared the Avon CRZZ 175/70 profile tyre which is wider still at 182mm but actually has a smaller rolling radius than the smaller Michelin giving a speed of 89.3 mph at the 90 mph equivalent.It is also 3 kilos heavier than the 155 Michelin.I suspect for pure track or hillclimb use the Avon would be better(probably stickier) but not necessarily for road use and certainly not for wear. I am a loyal Michelin customer as in my professional career I found that they always had the best people and the greatest commitment to technological advance as well as the roundest highest quality tyres requiring lease balance weights etc. If I am to move up a size to 180s or the Avons then I will need 5.5 inch rims so total expense is significant. Again thanks for the help,greatly appreciated.

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