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    TR6 - NYM 369L, TR6 - 192 JGY

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  1. Loosen off all 4 screws on each manifokd and snap shut a few times. Hold down and tighten them up. Providing the spindles aren't twisted this will help. However you may have to wait until they soot up again to get the rpm down on tick over. Colin
  2. Thanks Waldi. There is quite a smell too from exhaust manifold etc., etc. Run up to temperature now and all still seems OK. Thanks, Colin
  3. Thanks for all your comments. Woke up this morning dreading the thought of an engine strip down! Spoke to the excellent TRGB and it made me re-look at the PRV. They had not experienced my issue so it made me think that it must be PRV or filter related. Took the PRV out again and found a lot of crud in the bottom of the adaptor. This was limiting the movement of the poppet into the adaptor housing. Polished poppet diameter and cleaned out adaptor thoroughly. This has made a huge difference to the movement of the poppet. It was binding before. I also used another spring I had. On start up now there are no oil leaks and around 80 psi on gauge at 1200 rpm. So far, so good, so hoping that is the issue. Next thing is to double check the rockers are seeing oil to confirm all is OK. Colin
  4. No oil cooler Stuart. I have high pressure (100 psi) or more in the filter, PRV and oil gauge pipe area. It is blowing the adaptor seal and filter seal out of their respective grooves. I need to establish if I have a blockage somewhere or is the PRV stuck closed. Having swapped the PRV piston and spring for one off an old car I hope I have ruled that out. The trouble is I can only run the engine for a few seconds before oil blows out so it will be difficult to see if oil is getting where it should and up to the rockers. I was thinking of reducing the PRV setting so at least I can run the engine for a few seconds more to see if I get the oil through. Very wary as I don't want to damage anything by lack of lubrication/cooling. Colin
  5. Hi, Rebuilt engine. I was able to get around 100 psi on starter motor with plugs removed. Now have the engine running but it appears to have excess pressure in the oil system. Initially it blew the spin on adaptor housing to block seal. Assumed it was bad fitment on my part. Replaced seal and now found it is leaking from there as well as the filter seal itself. I have swapped over the PRV plunger and spring but it keeps blowing oil out from the points mentioned. Has anybody else experienced this? I guess I could reduce the PRV spring force and swap the filter but I would like to understand if I have another issue first. Thoughts? Thanks, Colin
  6. Waldi is correct. The pump will deliver oil at displacement x rpm. The pressure is generated by the resistance in the system. With the prv removed you should see most of the oil there as this is the easiest route for the oil to travel. This is assuming the oil pump is OK. If the clearances are excessive, this will reduce flow rate proportionally to tolerances. Colin
  7. Hi Waldi, Poor installation on my part. The seal will take significantly more pressure than 100 psi. Never had a problem before on previous cars with 100 psi pressure. Cold oil so the PRV would restrict flow out to sump, allowing the high pressure to be seen (delta P). Colin
  8. Exactly at this stage too. Initially turned it over with plugs in. No pressure after several seconds. Removed the plugs and the high torque starter motor span over much, much faster. Within 5 seconds the oil pressure was 100 psi, even with a bad leak from the oil filter seal at the block interface. I used the original oil pump as the 3 new ones I checked had much larger clearances, which would result in reduced displacement and therefore pressure. Colin
  9. Hi Colin, just read your reply on the forum about TR6 CP pi distributor clamp, I am also in need of a replacement, if you could spare one ?

  10. colin3511

    Horn Ring

    Dave, Bend the tags back. Easy to break the ring, so be careful. Colin
  11. colin3511

    Tr6 hardtop

    Hi Waldi, Providing you have the windscreen angle correct the fitment is straightforward and as leak tight as a standard soft top. As Andrew has stated, the windscreen capping is different. Revington TR do a unique H frame that fits onto the TR6 soft top header rail and locks on as per standard soft top levers. However, you have to remove the header rail from your soft top frame (grind off 2 large rivets) or get an old Spitfire MK1V frame. If you want to drive in comfort over 50 mph the Surrey conversion is fantastic. I repeat it's not for everybody. Colin
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    Tr6 hardtop

    I fitted the honeybourne rear back light to my last 2 TR6 cars. Appreciate they are not to everyone's taste but I think they look great and the difference to wind turbulence in the cabin is startling. I highly recommend them. You can change the windscreen capping or use the Revington TR style H frame that utilises the TR6 capping. Please feel free to ask any further questions as I am now on my third HM backlight but this one for a TR5. If you want, HM will supply without window and seals so you can paint it body colour and then fit seal and window. I live 15 miles away so it was easy for me logistically. Colin
  13. My experience is that the cv shaft hits the chassis when you disconnect the shock absorber. I would be concerned that the shock obsorber is restricting wheel movement during driving. It maybe fine but worth checking. I guess it depends on the spring free length as to if you have to remove the cv joint. I could almost get mine in but I had to remove cv shaft completely. Colin
  14. Roger is correct. The cv joint won't allow the trailing arm to drop enough. I've just done it so it's fresh in my mind. You need to remove the cv joints. Main nut and the four on the diff. Easy enough. It took just over an hour to swap both springs. Colin
  15. I'm afraid you need to remove the cv joint each side. I got supplied the incorrect springs so I know exactly your dilemma. There's no way around it. You should also replace the cv nuts too as they have a metal locking tab in the thread that would have been compromised. Colin
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