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c.hydes

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    Exmouth, Devon
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    1974 TR6 PI

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  1. Thanks for all the replies on the tool required to remove the filter plate and two others behind the j type overdrive sump plate. My concern with using the "punch, and other improvised pliers" etc., is that on replacing the cover plates you can`t tighten to the correct torques as specified in the WSM? Also these cover plates haven't seen the light of day for 23 years, so suggest the maybe quite tight? Guess this is why I would prefer making something similar to the Churchill L354L tool with a nut for my torque wrench. Regards, Colin.
  2. HI all, I'm trying to fix my non-engagement of overdrive when it gets hot. Forum suggestions suggest new o rings in solenoid as well as cleaning the internal filter behind the overdrive sump plate. I Dont mind buying the spanner for removing the solenoid but the two pronged filter cover tool (L354A), is quite expensive. So, does anyone have the exact dimensions for the diameter and spacing for the two pins, or perhaps could measure if they have the tool, so I can manufacture something suitable? Cheers, Colin.
  3. Thanks Nigel, I look forward to hearing your findings, please let us know the results. Colin.
  4. I will be very interested in the outcome of your replacement O rings in the solenoid Ian. I have a similar problem on my TR6 except in does not engage when things get hot and only engages if left switched off for a while, but then fails to switch on/off if energized for a while. It seems to be relatively easy if you buy the 1 inch special spanner, when a you proposing to do this? Regards, Colin.
  5. Understood Bob & Rob, thanks, Colin.
  6. Roger, yes I was going to try that, but just wanted Robs feedback on the LED, in case it didn't work. PS, its nice to see you back in the Forum Colin.
  7. Thanks Bob and Rob. No I hadn't thought of an LED. I have lots of LED`s. So assume I calculate a suitable series resistor for the LED at 12V dc, and then simply put a 68 Ohm across the the LED/resistor combination? Colin.
  8. Hi Rob, I was thinking of putting a brighter bulb in my ignition warning light as present illumination is very dim. This would draw more current, so would there be an issue for the alternator field winding? I guess that once energized the voltage on either side of the bulb equates and hence it wiould go out - correct? Thanks, Colin.
  9. c.hydes

    Dodgy injector?

    Only when all injectors and hoses are empty ie MU refurbish, put them in jars and spin engine over to refill. Otherwise just take suspect non pulsing injector out, point up, pull out tip and it always normally starts to spray. Colin.
  10. Thanks all for the supplies, that all makes sense now. Cheers, Colin.
  11. So does anyone have an incline as to a definitive bulb description, its all a bit confusing? Regards, Colin.
  12. Hi all, I have a 1974 US imported car converted to UK with two front side (bayonet fit) and two rear side (screw fit) indicator bulbs. The photos attached show the bulbs. Can someone please advise what is the UK definitive bulb size/description, as want to replace with brighter LED`s, unless I can get a higher brighter wattage than 4 & 2.2 Watts in incandescent? Cheers & thanks, Colin.
  13. Ah OK thanks Chris. Its not really a problem with the temp and fuel gauge starting below zero with ignition switch off. The fuel quickly comes up to the appropriate level, but the temperature takes much longer. Guess its dependent on the actual resistance of the temperature sender when you switch on from cold? Colin.
  14. My car was originally a LHD CR imported from USA, and converted to RHD CP injection in 1997, so I guess this is why it reflects the opposite of a UK car. Never knew that. \but does your temperature and fuel gauge react like mine, ie always below zero until ignition switched on ?
  15. Thanks all for the replies. So the conclusion is: voltage and oil pressure readings always rest at zero, but fuel and temperature start negative of zero and end up at the appropriate reading. Many thanks, there's nothing more to further investigate. Regards, Colin.
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