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About classic225

  • Birthday 07/19/1963

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    pincher creek,Alberta,Canada
  • Cars Owned:
    1959 TR3A,1962 TR4, TR4A solid axle, 58 Austin Healey 100/6, VW Wesfalia 1974, norton commando 750

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  1. Thanks, And yes, helpful information, think I'll be welding one on the radiator, angle iron, protector. Yves
  2. Hi, When I broke down some time ago with my seized distributor, my daughter pulled me to my shop. Doing this resulted it some minor body damage to the front valance under the bumper. The sling I used was in such an angle that it bend and twisted the valance. Would there be a way, or has somebody done this, to put a tow hook to the front. Advice and pics would be very welcome, Thanks, Yves
  3. Hi Peter, Yes, replacement fitted and working. Thanks, Yves
  4. Hi, Mentioned here a couple of weeks ago that my distributor seized up. Was finally able to get the shaft out of the bronze bushing, whilst doing so a number of little bonze pieces fell out. It appears that the top 1/2" of the bushing totally came to pieces. Don't know why this happened but lack of lubrication ( my bad) might be the reason. Yves
  5. Thanks for the advice and info. 1st cylinder on TDC on compression stroke, center of the distributor drive gear aiming at the 1st cylinder pushrod tube and on that drive the key way for the oil pump drive on the left hand side ( away from the engine block). Think this should be in the ball park to get something....but no luck. So I agree that timing seems totally off, because I did the most horrible thing and sprayed some go juice in two cylinders, and yes, big bang in the exhaust....getting desperate here. Any other advice or am I missing something. Yves
  6. Hi, In my efforts to fix/replace my seized distributor I am running into some weird issues. Still had an aftermarket new distributor lying around, fitted it after I made sure that timing and all was set up properly. Engine turns over good when low tension wire ( -) is disconnected. When I hook that wire up it seems that my engine is seizing up, stopping very suddenly. Disconnect wire or take distributor out and everything turns around smoothly again.....could it be possible that this distributor is grounded differently than the car ( car is pos. ground) And what exactly is different
  7. I agree Kevin, I probably did over-tighten this, scared that the distributor would come undone. Yves
  8. Thanks Peter. What would be the consequences if fitted up side down. The distributor would sit higher/lower but would that be enough to do damage? Yves
  9. Hi All, Not sure what side is up or down on the distributor clamp. Starting to think that this might have been a factor in my seized up distributor. Yves
  10. Hi All, Thanks for the advice and info. And yes, it was probably operator error as I don't remember ever lubricating the distributor. Could it be that I had the plate/clamp that hold the distributor in position, upside down. I noticed that both sides are different, one side sits like a little bit higher, no idea what is up or sits on the pedestal. Bob, the car is a 3A. Tried to get the pin out but no success so far. Yves
  11. Went for an evening ride that ended on the side of the road. Lost all power and engine died. Found that the vacuum line to the manifold was sheared of at the distributor, Distributor was loose, pushed it back in place and tried to start the engine just to see the distributor turn around. Had my 16 year old daughter pull me home with her little suv......needed a couple of drinks afterwards... The distributor is totally seized up, no idea how this is possible, and it is the original one, not a cheap aftermarket product. Luckily when I had the engine turning over I did see the distributor dr
  12. Re-core anytime. I had mine re-cored for about 300 CAD. Lost the crank hole but was able to retain as much of the original parts as possible. Had 4 smaller studs welded on at the same time so I could fit an electric if needed. The alternative is aluminum, the cheapest material out there....stick with the original one. Never needed the electric fan even in our hot prairie summers. Yves
  13. Hi David, Nice car, pretty sure that there must be more TR owners in your area. Enjoy the TR! Yves
  14. Hi Dave, My shop is heated and insulated. Depends where you wanna go in BC ( why would you wanna go to BC, most people there don't like old cars). Here , and I'm 50 km from the BC border, we get to around -35 C to -40 C in winter for a month or two but it is very dry, even the snow isn't wet. So as long as you stay away from the coast, you can just park it in any shop, heated or not. My shop is 72 by 32 but totally filled cars and other good car stuff, if not you could have parked it here. Yves
  15. I fitted Kuhmo's on mine. Really good tires, nice older style look and not to expensive, think I paid about 50$ a tire. Put the same make on my P1800 and no complaints. Not sure if you can buy those in the UK, here they are sold at OK tire shops. Yves
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