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    1972 TR6 CP series

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  1. i read all the things you have tried but not the simple suggestion I made of moving the plug leads around by 180 degrees. takes 30 seconds to do, a minute to check then 30 seconds to put back if necessary. got to be worth a try for 2 minutes work
  2. not tried changing the plug leads yet? 180 degrees out being suggested??. takes 2 minutes to try
  3. just a daft one to try but out worked for me after rebuilding a rover V8. try moving the plug leads 180 degrees in the dissy cap. just take each lead and move it to the opposite position, If it doesn't work put them back where they are now. Gary
  4. well theres' nothing like consensus is there? thanks for the opinions above, everything from just use them to bin them! Mind you, Alan, I'm not sure which you are recommending I put in the bin or why. Roger, you are of course correct I don't know the provenance of my 'spare' hubs any more than I know the provenance of the hubs on my car. I do know the ones on the car are well worn and need replacing though. Nigel, I think your option 1 looks favourite. At least if they are not suitable then I can buy recon or new ones at a later date. I guess I'll just bung them on with the grease
  5. well I think its time to do the rear hubs as I can feel the play and theres about 2mm movement at the rims. I've got a couple of good used hubs as replacements but I'd like to open them up and re-grease the bearings before fitting. I guess I need a fancy hub puller (which I've not got) but other than that is there anything else I should think about? I may do UJs at the same time and I'll probably do both sides. ps anyone local have a hub puller I can borrow please? thanks Gary
  6. heres what I did.... set the throttle cable to give an idle speed of around 1500rpm. then use the airflow meter tao give the same reading across all three sets of butterflies by adjusting the throttle linkages. this is fiddly and took me about half an hour. hot work and lots of cross checking as adjusting one effects the others. once i had the same airflow at 1500rpm I reset the throttle cable to allow the butterflies to fully close and adjusted the idle speed to 8oorpm with the air bled screw made a huge difference and totally eliminated the rough running i was experiencing a low spee
  7. Yikes! £££ - sorry hope you get it sorted
  8. grumpy2

    Door hinge

    checked the new and old one visually and by measurement. looks identical and measurements within 0.5 mm I'm happy with that so I'll fit it and see what happens then
  9. grumpy2

    Door hinge

    Hmmmm Bought one but you lot have put me off. I'll do a comparison later Looked at tr shops website - where are the prices?
  10. grumpy2

    Door hinge

    Yep. James paddock. Based in Chester, about a 3 mile detour off my 15 mile commute home
  11. grumpy2

    Door hinge

    Hmmmmm £15 from paddocks. Think I'll see if they have any tomorrow on the way home from work.
  12. grumpy2

    Door hinge

    I've got the pin out and the pin isn't worn but the hole is Tried repining mg hinges with some success. Over bore the hole and turn a pin to match. Blob of weld and away. What do you think?
  13. grumpy2

    Door hinge

    Well I've got droopy door and a worn hinge. The door rises and falls about half an inch at the handle end. Door off easily enough and it's the bottom hinge that's very worn. Is it worth trying to re-pin it or just buy a new one Thanks
  14. I part own one (shared the outlay with a pal) and yes it's great. Much bigger than it looks in the pics so make sure you have somewhere to keep it when not in use. Also you'll need a decent drill to get it to lift with a car on. Your simple battery type will not do, my dewalt li-ion isn't up to the task.
  15. Didn't know they were user serviceable. Hmmmm And MR Ferguson will sell them outright?
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