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Paul J last won the day on October 16 2018

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About Paul J

  • Birthday 12/12/1953

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    Almost at Lands End
  • Cars Owned:
    Hillman Imps x2, van den Plas 1100, Viva SL90, mini 1000, MGB Roadster, Vauxhall VX4/90, Vauxhall Victor, MK3 Cortina 1600 GT, Fiesta Ghia, Volvo Estate, Volvo 365 GLT, BMW 318, BMW 320, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes ML270, VW Golf, BMW X1, TR4A 1966, TR6 1973.

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  1. Paul J

    TR6 Sill Strip

    Thanks Ed the supplier has admitted liability and are sending me the correct replacements. Yours is looking really good even a colour coded matching lift. Thanks again Best Paul
  2. Paul J

    TR6 Sill Strip

    I ordered two new sill strips for my CR restoration part Number 625212 back in December from one of the main suppliers, when offering them up to mark out the rivet holes I found they seem rather short, if its fitted about 1" from the front wheel arch the strip will stop short the rear wing. Could someone possibly measure the length of their sill strip on a CR 5/8" wide chrome strip please, mine measures 47", I feel its approx 6" too short. Thanks in advance Paul
  3. Hi Waldi

    I don't want to hijack JJCs thread he seems to have enough problems. Yes I followed your problem with interest as I was also nearing the start up stage. My CR TR6 when purchased was running badly it did not bother me at all initially as I was intending on rebuilding the car anyway. 

    The engine when stripped was in a very good mechanical condition, it appeared to be in a reconditioned state but not having been run much, main problem was the No5 and 6 water jacket which was completely fowled with crud, I had to drill it all out before chemically cleaning it. Previous owner informed me that the electric fan was the problem with the over heating!! I also fitted a new camshaft.

    On the strip down I do not remember removing the HT leads from the Distributor cap so after setting the ignition timing with the Distributor at the same angle as previous I was most confused when there was no life on the initial start up, I rechecked the timing, then remembering your problem I checked the rotor arm angle, it was indeed not pointing to the No1 Distributor contact lobe, easy fix move the leads all around one position, it fired up first turn of the crank. According to my pre strip down pics the leads are now the same position so it must have been a silly mistake by me, I still cannot recall removing the leads from the cap (must be an age thing).

     Incidentally during my fault finding moment I changed the condenser for a known good one from my TR4A it produced a spark at the plugs but not as healthy a spark as the TR6 condenser and the engine would not run. 

    Its all good fun Waldi and keeps the brain cells active.



  4. Paul J

    Running badly - any ideas?

    +1 John just had that problem starting a 6, everything checked out fine, then found the rotor arm not pointing at No1 lead. Think Waldi had a similar problem also. Very unlikely as you have had it running. Paul
  5. Paul J

    TR Shop Fuel Tank

    John The Alkaline solution I used was left over from a small chrome plating kit I used a few years ago so the strength of it or brand I could not tell you, it was not particularly strong but it did easily dissolve the black deposits in the tank. I wiped it dry after easily done through the top access hole I had cut out, I did wipe it out with a thin coating of ACF50 to prevent any oxidising as Im not ready for start up yet. Incidentally I will be in your neck of the woods in March (Gymea Bay). Best regards Paul
  6. Paul J

    TR Shop Fuel Tank

    Picture of the inside of my tank looking down at the delivery pot.
  7. Paul J

    TR Shop Fuel Tank

    Paul what's coming out of the tank, I ask because today before fitting my tank I inspected the inside, it was covered in a thin layer of a black substance. It was easily cleaned with a Alkaline wash, as an extra precaution I cut out an access hole in the top and gave it a thorough wipe out. Re-welded the access plate back in and now rather pleased with its service condition. Regards Paul
  8. Paul J

    Recycled Fuses

    Thanks Waldi, electrics are not my strongest point. Something was not right, there were also quite a few spare switches with the car so all will need checking. Thanks Paul
  9. Paul J

    Recycled Fuses

    Just started looking at my electrics today and found the fusebox with gift wrapped fuses, kindly donated by PO my first thoughts what could have caused this type of emergency repair. I have now ordered a new Auto Sparks loom, something was very wrong somewhere. All the fuses look to have been replaced recently. Very little was working on the car when I purchased it, I think the fitting of the new loom will need to proceed with caution. Paul.
  10. Paul J

    Head Gasket failure?

    +1 Bob had just the same a couple of months back, re torque and fine again. Paul
  11. Paul J

    What Motorbike(s) do you have in your garage?

    that's a very nice Norton and looks very original, I also have a 47 Norton ES2 in a plunger frame. Paul
  12. Paul J

    What Motorbike(s) do you have in your garage?

    1953 Ariel KH 500 twin. All original, just rebuilt the MAG and running well. Restore, leave as is or sell, not sure yet.
  13. Paul J

    Speedometer problem

    Hi Sean I had a similar problem on my 4A, the reason for the failure was lube travelling into the back of the speedo from the over lubricated speedo drive. Cured by a removing the speedo and cleaning the clutch mechanism with electric cleaner. Lesson do not oil the speedo drive with oil. Paul
  14. Paul J

    TR6 O/Side front wing

    Apologies its a near side front wing needed so I have just been informed, its not for me but for a guy that does not wish to spend £500 on a new old stock wing. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Tr6-Front-Wing/264121156415?hash=item3d7ed9033f:g:6h4AAOSwfN5a5hjl:rk:8:pf:0 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Tr6-Front-Wing-Drivers-Side/264121568323?hash=item3d7edf4c43:g:WhIAAOSw-WFavi4U:rk:9:pf:0 Thanks Sean as above its a near side needed, they seem a bit hard to find at the moment. Better buy an undamaged item for 100 or 150 pound more that bolts steight on an does not require any work than a cheap one requiring repair ( unless you are a good panel beater yourselves). Hi Waldi yes you are probably right but the guy in need of the wing is not short of labour skills. Thanks all Paul
  15. Paul J

    TR6 O/Side front wing

    Im looking for a used o/side front wing for a TR6 if anyone has one surplus to requirements. Don't mind anything that's reasonably repairable. Thanks Paul

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