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    TR5 1968
    Mercedes 350SL 1972
    Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2013
    Jaguar XK8 2005

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  1. Hi Adrian. Unless Wayne can help, I think you have to up load in chronological order. I took on this role for Lea Valley Group (take a look at our gallery) and quickly found out things needed careful planning. Once you get everything on there, the adding of new pictures as you get them, becomes easy. I also quickly found out there was a file size restriction (Wayne can increase this for you, if it is still there after the recent website updates). Don’t manage the pictures down in size too much, or the viewing becomes poor. I found it was trial and error, but I seem to have the knack now. PM me if you wanted to chat it through. Mike
  2. More great advice, thank you. I am about to ring Moss and get enough nuts to fit to all 4 wheels (their email to me says they are running on a skeleton staff, but open for mail order). If I can get to speak to someone I will check the nuts are chamfered on both sided, but just want to ask if The Moss product has been found to be of an acceptable quality? This thread has been invaluable and shows how a straightforward question and photos, turns into a full analysis of what I need to do, right down to taking care to fit the nuts diligently (and all in 24 hours). Thank you Forumites. Mike
  3. Wow guys, you all started typing as I was also replying. There doesn’t seem to be any fouling, but I will source some like suggested. Thanks all Mike
  4. Mine do have a tapered fitment, but only on one side Peter. I cannot show a photo without taking one off, but all wheels have the same ones. Thanks Mike
  5. Thanks Roger. I have put it all back together and no play now seen. Until I can go for a drive, I won’t know if it works loose at all. Having had an adapter come loose about 4 years ago, I put a dab of loctite on the nuts when I do them up. At least I now know 65 lb ft is the torque to use. George, there was no change in the movement wherever the wheel is orientated. We cannot see our Dutch TRip proceeding to visit the Dutch National Triumph Day. Thanks guys Mike
  6. Thanks Roger. I understand all you have said and believe the adapter should pull up tight with the nuts done up properly. Anyone any idea what torque they should be? I don’t think the studs are too long as same all round and only one wheel has the problem. Could the studs have worn or allow the adapter to move because the holes have worn bigger? The adapter was new within the last year (all 4 replaced for general maintenance). The movement is solely front and back (just wheel roll). I am going to put back on an old adapter (making sure the correct side) and see if that still gives the problem. I will just wait and see if anyone can give me the correct torque setting. Thanks for your thoughts. As always very helpful. Mike
  7. When up on a ramp and with the h/brake on, my o/s rear wheel has some movement forward and back. I run wires and initially though perhaps the splines were worn. Swapping wheels, does not move the problem and so I have taken the hub off, but think I have found the problem. 2 of the studs have a small amount of play. How do I sort this? Thanks in advance. Mike
  8. +1 for trying the inhibitor switch. I had an intermittent problem for over a year and once I bit the bullet and took the gbox tunnel out and swapped the reversing light switch and the o/drive inhibitor (they are the same, with both attached to the gbox under the tunnel) the problem was found. A new switch for under a tenner sorted it and I have had no problems for 2 years now (that’s done it). Mike
  9. Aldpilot

    Paint Job

    Just a single extra wing mirror on the o/side. The car is exactly as purchased from the one lady owner (except we have fixed the non operating overdrive). It has only done 55,000 miles, so needs a good bit of use over the Summer, before we attempt the Round Britain in October. Hopefully we don’t break anything and it proves reliable. We didn’t fancy doing the TRip in a TR5 and wanted a bit more space. Sorry to hijack the thread, but as said earlier, certain cars look good in yellow and Paul’s TR6 looks great as does our Sprint.
  10. Aldpilot

    Paint Job

    Just purchased a yellow Sprint (not sure its Mimosa though) with a chum to do the RBRR with Club Triumph this year. What fun. Mike
  11. All sorted today and my nice new Revotec fan is fitted and working. Tried the impact gun (with a long extension), but that didn’t shift it (that surprised me). Mick’s idea of the large Stilson on the stubb extension and a long breaker bar on the crankshaft bolt worked in the end. It was done as a 2 man job, with one holding the Stilson and the other on the breaker bar. The Stilson was a bit big to get set against anything substantial enough, so was hand held by my assistant. It all worked a treat. I would think that should work for you Dave McD if the buzz gun doesn’t do it. Thanks to everyone for your ideas and help. Mike
  12. Thanks guys. A few things to try. I will have to remove the grill to get my Clarke impact wrench in, but that might be the way forward if Micks Stilson idea doesn’t work. The fan is off, but the fan extension needs removal Peter, to give room for the Revotec fan to fit on a TR5. I will get there in the end. Mike
  13. I am looking for advise on how to remove the bolt holding the fan extension to the crankshaft. I cannot seem to prevent the engine turning over as I try to undo the bolt. What’s the magic answer? Hopefully someone can guide me. Mike
  14. Hi folks. I bit the bullet and ended up paying £91.80 for a twin cable. It is now fitted and working. Did it last week before the really cold weather hit. Chris, thanks for the info and perhaps I will have a go at repairing the old set up. I will wait until warmer weather though. Apparently a Humber Sceptre has a twin choke cable too, but I didn’t manage to find one of those. Another job done. Thanks for all your comments/ideas. Mike
  15. Thanks Andrew. That was the answer and if only I had thought of it before taking it apart. Never mind, it keeps me busy. Mike
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