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    TR4 DHP991B
    TR6 CTV533L
    TR7 CMK987V
    TR6 WLY444M
    TR6 EBJ710J
    TR4 FML604B (Current Restoration Project)

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  1. MichaelH, Yes agreed, I realise now they are interchangeable, and end float may be a knackered bearing. Please refer to the other thread now, more details there, look for Live Axles, What the Heck is going on ... RobG
  2. Peter, For me to find out if the M86 would split it would be great. Let's wait and see what I get back from machine shop. In the meantime have a think how much you want for it and add on a courier cost as Pinner is a long slog M25 nightmare for me from Sussex. Thanks RobG
  3. Andy303, Thanks for the pictures. In the first one I can see clearly the thin joint between the bearing housing and the hub flange. On mine that is a really big gap with a wobbly housing. I am now more sure my problem is the knackered bearing causing the whole shaft to wobble and let oil pass the seal. I have never been able to road test, let alone accelerate hard to see what other issues there, but won't be long, hopefully. Thanks, RobG
  4. Peter, Do you know if it is useable as it is ? Or would I need to get it taken apart ? RobG
  5. The shaft is now at the machine shop but from what I can remember there were less threads showing than on the other side, so good point. Also, I could wobble the bearing housing so again good point, I bet the old bearing is really knackered. Depending what I get back from the machine shop, I will let the thread know. This mess/bodge all came with the car in pieces so I have no history but this whole saga makes me think there was a catastrophic failure on this wheel and a US shaft was fitted and bodged and leaked like a sieve so the car was Barn Stored until I purchased the deceased remains bac
  6. Stuart, Sorry slightly misled you all there. The 3/16" gap is with the half shaft out and moving the bearing housing up and down the shaft, should that gap open up that much between bearing housing and the hub ? When the shaft is fitted and nuts done up around the housing there is no end float at all, it is hard up against the float, luckily I have not been driving much like this !! Peter W, will do that test when I get the shaft back from machine shop, but sounds like this shaft could be reused if not squashed in the process. I think my main problem is that the hub is not
  7. Update on this then, speedi seal fitted, still leaks but alarmingly seems to be 3/16" end float, should be 4 to 6 thou, Oops. Ouch. Out comes half shaft and it has a shoulder on it, please see other thread Live Axles What the heck ? Must be a US spec axle fitted. Hub not fitted on properly. Confused.com
  8. I have had diff tube leak which I cannot stop and pulling my half shaft today I find I have a 'shoulder' type in there with 3/16" end float. No wonder it leaks. Mine is a UK car and I reckon original Diff so in the past I suspect the half shaft broke and a PO fitted a US Live Axle half shaft, as in John's photo. Does anyone know (espec Stuart) if they can be a straight swop into a UK Diff ? It appears that the hub has not gone all the way on hence the end float. It is currently at a machine shop to try and salvage the hub and carrier. Any help greatly appreciated on this o
  9. Hi Russell, Just seen PM and back home now so will reply via PM. I will include an email and phone number to make life easier. RobG
  10. Stuart, So as I used the also supplied new front inner wings, they maybe TR5, how do they differ ? See attached photos of front and rear inner wings. Thanks for the info, RobG
  11. All the repair panels came with the car and they were purchased in 1988 by PO so I just used what came with the car. Oops. Maybe TR4 panels were no longer available. RobG
  12. Stuart, I am intrigued, please explain in what way, what I have done to do that ? RobG
  13. That does look nice in blue. By the way, I am just putting my TR4 up for sale, very similar, mine is 1964 UK RHD from new, with Heritage certificate. 2 previous owners, TRG with wire wheels and overdrive. I have rebuilt the complete inner tub, during a full body off restoration, chassis excellent, outer panels are in original paint, so needs a respray, also needs a hood and carpets. Couple of pictures attached, I have loads of pictures of the complete rebuild, PM me if anyone interested before it goes on Car & Classic website. My guide price is best offer over £12,000.
  14. Roger, I am sure these are original vinyl as the car was off road and stored in 1988 and I just replaced windscreen seal and looked original. I can feel the holes below the vinyl but there are no holes in the vinyl, so I reckon they were not fitted to this car from new. No pictures and cannot ask first owner unfortunately.
  15. Still waiting for my speedi sleeves to turn up. Ordered 10 days ago ebay from engineersmate. Looked at the reviews, ah oh not good. Looks like they send copies. Will post again when I get them, if at all.
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