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    St Neots, Cambs
  • Cars Owned:
    1968 TR5
    1960 TR3A
    1962 Standard 10 Van

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  1. Hi Andrew thats a familiar looking picture
  2. Hi all. My name is Martin Giles. Long time TR owner and member of the TR Register. I am on a bit of a mission to remake all of the the original spec throttle linkage and mechanical PI parts that the big suppliers list as no longer available. I currently can supply just about everything for CP cars. I have just finished making a twin to single choke cable conversion kit that TRGB will be launching I’m trying to build up the services and products that I can provide with a view to make it cover its own costs / or even make a return by the time I retire in a year or two. More details a
  3. Hi John, the 1DD’s are different to the DD1’s. They are later but still appear to have been early enough to be fitted to TR5’s. The order appears to be: the throttle bodies with no DD numbers, DD1 with no reinforcing, DD1 with reinforcing around one air balance pipe and then 1DD. All of these developments appear to have been made whilst the TR5 was being produced. Then DD2, DD3 etc for CP TR6. Then the CR throttle bodies started using DD1 again. Not sure if the DD numbers are meant to be chronological or denote differs moulds or suppliers but they were made at different times. When I am recon
  4. Hi John, thanks for that. There appears to be two versions of the DD1’s we have seen so far. One has no reinforcement around the air balance tube and the other only has one reinforced. What have you got?
  5. Hi Peter, those are early DD1’s. No reinforcing around either balance pipe.
  6. Hi Derek. Thanks for that. Are your 1DD’s original to your car? If you look closely at the DD1’s, you can see that there is reinforcing only on one side where the balance pipe enters the casting, so the ones with no numbers and DD1’s are definitely early. The numbering on the 1DD’s is almost identical to the DD1’s, which suggests they may have been made by same company or at similar time. I was just wondering if anyone knew for sure! kind regards martin
  7. Hi John, thanks for your info. DD1 are early and TR5. I am just trying to work out the chronological order with respect to the 1DD throttle bodies. We’re they between DD1 and DD2 or at the end of the DD# series?
  8. Hi Richard, I think what are referring to is where the idle air drilling’s are made that transfer air into the inlets. They were drilled and then sealed - aluminium welded?
  9. Hi all, Sad I know but I've been having an email exchange this evening with Michael in America regarding the DD numbers on CP throttle bodies. We are agreed that the ones with no DD numbers are the early TR5 ones, and DD1's are earlier than DD2's,3's,4's,etc. But where do the 1DD's fit in? To me the style of the numbers, the part number being on the top indicates they are early on and not after the DD5, which he believes is the case. I have attached some pictures of the ones I have on the shelf and Michaels DD1's. Has this been discussed before? Is there any record of such things?? Should
  10. Hi John - should be OK with that as I only do BACS. You would be lucky now to be able to get in a bank to pay a cheque in!
  11. Hi Conrad, Would be a weird scam if he's paying me money. I shall proceed with caution!
  12. Hi Harry You have got me wondering now - just had an enquiry from 'Pierre Dumoulin' in France. After a set of refurbished throttle bodies for his dad and seems in a bit of a hurry - 2 emails and a website enquiry in half an hour. Martin Fred Millturn Parts
  13. Hi Marting,

    What a fabulous offer. I live at Old Harrowden, near Shortstown (the famous airship hangers}, just off the A421 Bedford bypass, so easy link to you.

    Either you to me to take a look, or me bringing the complete assembly to you would be  fantastic. I will be talking to mark the mechanic this afternoon. I think he might suggest the test engine route.

    I will get back to you as soon as I have talked to him. My telephone numbers are  01234 741356 and 07841 164241.

    Thank you,  Colin

    1. marting


      Hi Colin, off for my first jab in a minute and I am collecting some plating from Arlsey this afternoon. But other than that we are usually only out for dog walks! 

      I think the best option would be to stick them on the test engine - it cannot be doing your car any good running at 3000rpm from cold! 

      If it's just a matter of realigning the butterflies happy to do it for £75. If the spindles are worn I can let you have the options (I can make replacement spindles, you could exchange for CR throttle bodies that work with CP linkages, you could exchange for CP throttle bodies and linkages etc.

      If you are happy to proceed, I can collect or you can drop them off (just let me know when) also please leave the throttle linkage and and choke assembly to the throttle bodies so I can test it all together.

      Kind regards


    2. Colin Caborn

      Colin Caborn

      Hi Martin,

      Tried to ring the number I thought was yours  and didn't get through, but didn't check this forum earlier. Sorry about the delay. I work as a volunteer at our vaccination centre, but my only shift  before Tuesday is 4 to 8 pm today (Saturday). Apart from that I am home all the time.

      Would you like to collect the parts so that you see the whole car, and take all the bits you need. as I have said, I am out of my depth with this problem. Please phone or text 07841 164241 or E-mail  c.caborn@yahoo.co.uk to arrange to come over at your convenience.

      My address is 253 Old Harrowden Road, Harrowden, Bedford, MK42 0TB.

      Harrowden is a tiny country lane just off the A600 near Shortstown.

                            Thanks, Colin.        

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