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    Tracking

    Thanks for the replies. Parallel it is then. Cheers Gav
  2. powel1g

    Tracking

    Having replaced some parts on the front suspension of my TR6 this week I plan to get the tracking checked / adjusted. Is the consensus 0 degrees is the norm, or am I being led astray. Regards Gav
  3. Thanks Stuart. Just ordered
  4. I have my rear lights removed for back panel to be sprayed. Ready for re-fitting I have some new foam gaskets but am cautious of fitting them without some sort of semi setting sealer to avoid leaks. not that I plan driving in the rain, but of course there is always a risk. Any recommendations ? Cheers Gavin
  5. Sorry been away for a few days with the wife and the ASBO. Aka Mini Cooper s. Most anti social car I have ever owned. Anyway it is off to be sold at the NEC in a couple of weeks and the wife is staying! Many thanks for the feedback. New angle drive and exhaust will be ordered on Monday.
  6. Facing the thought of another angled speedo drive only lasting a few thousand miles. Has anyone experience of the version supplied by a company called Speedograph Richfield ? I know they are more expensive, but would relish some feedback. From their website it appears the listing for TR6 is BG 2401-05. my car has a 25% overdrive so I was hoping some learned forum friends could advise if this would be relevant or not. Regards Gav
  7. Decision made. Original cast manifold it is. Thanks for the replies. Gav
  8. Now here’s the thing. Yesterday my not very old angle speedo drive packed up. No surprise I hear you say. I have managed to convince the wife the easiest way to change it is to remove the exhaust first! Well she is feeling sympathetic to my shoulder dislocating problems . So the question is do I go for the Phoenix crossbox single pipe system and keep my standard cast manifold. Or do I embrace a tubular manifold? If too many replies suggest the fit is poor then I think Inknow where I am at. In anticipation Gav
  9. Let’s just say, my own fault to a degree. Tidy workspace and all that! Twisted whilst carrying the diff, my foot was planted. My knee twisted but my foot didn’t. There was a loud pop from my knee. Must have looked hilarious the ballet of me desperately looking for somewhere to drop the diff before falling over. Couldn’t walk for a week... Anyway, the mri scan reveals no major damage and time will be a healer. Apparently it is called a subluxation when your knee pops out and goes back in again. Thankfully I changed the gearbox last year Gav
  10. My biggest problem was I managed to dislocate my knee and tear my LCL whilst doing this job. All most inconvenient as the car is still in bits. Happy days Gav
  11. To conclude my original post on what torque setting is read for the cap head bolts attaching the driveshaft to hub. I have had a somewhat ambivalent response from the supplier. Some searching of engineering sites suggests 55nm would be appropriate. I am done thinking about it now and they are assembled. Interestingly I was not expecting any more hiccups. Famous last words...... I attempted to re-fit my wire wheel adaptors only to find they foul the hub. Not the end of the world I know, but it would have been nice to be warned in advance of the purchase. 6mm spacers on route from revingtons now. Gav
  12. I have a feeling, if you unbolt the driveshaft from the diff. You can dress the driveshaft to one side and the grease nipple in the outer uj will present itself. Regards Gav
  13. They are the Quaife version. The driveshafts have a flat flange either end. So it bolts to back of the hub, just as it does to the diff. Only difference is the back of the hub is drilled / tapped. They are supplied with 3/8 unf high tensile cap head bolts but I have found various suggestions on torque settings online. Had some spare time today so wanted to get it assembled. Will be calling Dennis Vessey tomorrow to ascertain the torque setting as he supplied them. Regards Gav
  14. Sorry Mick I may have not been clear with my post. The cap head bolts in question attach the driveshaft to the drive flange on the back of the hub. The design of the hub is different to the original as it has a flat face rather than a yoke. The driveshafts have flanges either end. As supplied with the hubs from Dennis Vessey. I have replaced the trailing arm studs using the jig from CDD. Regards Gav
  15. I am in the process of fitting new hubs to my TR6. Beautifully engineered as supplied by Dennis Vessey. Since the driveshafts are too large to pass through the trailing arm they have to be assembled on the car. 3/8 unf high tensile (12.9) are supplied to attach the driveshafts to the hubs. I have mailed the supplier for advice on what to torque these bolts to, but as yet no reply. I have had a fumble through various web pages but there is no substitute for advice from real people. 50nm too much ? Regards Gav
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