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  1. Hello Clifford,

    Welcome to the Forum.... You’ve got one of the worlds all time greatest cars... so, I would say, fit whatever wheels best suit you!


    The real ‘expertise’ will hopefully be on the way shortly.. In the meantime here’s my tuppence worth; for the 3A  silver painted was the common option (don’t think chrome was an option - that was more for Jag’s, Astons and the odd pretentious MG)

    Definitely I’ve seen early side screen cars with painted wires and, fully agree with you, painted on the 3A also looks great... In the meantime, don’t be in any doubt that you have come to the best source of information available here at this Forum  

  2. Never seen, heard or knew about that...... 

    However, I recall a story that Lord Black’s wife got involved with the ‘interior type design’ of a few of the early side-screen cars (wasn’t that where the magnolia etc colour schemes originated from) is this also her input?


    Is that an ‘original radio’?... If so, bet they were also rare as the proverbial rocking horse... Doesn’t look much for GBP 30:00 back in the day

  3. Ooops.... I was feeling ‘brave’ after a glass of wine in the knowledge that Melbourne is quite far away....

    We’ve got some really good friends in Melbourne and love visiting Oz. - Our oldest pal for about 30 years, Janine Allis, can be feisty... Sure your ‘darling wife’ is nothing like that?



    Tony (really looking tforward to Ashes tomorrow - I think!)  

  4. 3 hours ago, BlueTR3A-5EKT said:
    15 hours ago, Rockie51 said:

    My darling wife has never been able to get the fly off handbrake on our 4A to work despite hours of careful training. I understand that the TR6 had a “normal” handbrake with a standard ratchet. If this is so I would like to convert to that if only for the sake of marital harmony. Can the group confirm whether this is the case? I am about to replace the handbrake cables so it would be a good time to change. 


    Just to clarify... Are you looking to change the handbrake or the wife?

  5. Not for me, in my current predicament, to comment on correct or ‘appropriate amperage’; I know mine are not! 


    However, on much safer ground, happy to share an an old ‘best practice tip from the rally experts from the old days’, run the rev counter cable internally and not outside underneath where it is vulnerable. 


    Thanks and well done for starting this thread...... (Can’t get enough of overdrive right now)

  6. Looks like you could drive the white one home... even really enjoy it in the summer!


    Thanks for posting Ijonsson, presume “starting bid” means price will go up.... rather than accepting an offer on that price? - If you don’t ask you don’t get..


    How far from Copenhagen? We are over next week and planning to cross the bridge into Sweden - Skol! 

  7. Now I’ve REALLY done some damage....

    Correctly re-wired by the book (or so I thought) did not get any click(s)..... Just returned, albeit few days later, to try different relay and found this ( could have been even worse) ignition and overdrive both off with car in neutral - Time to look at this pesky solenoid but all the heat appears to have been generated at the relay?FD9DFEA4-CC80-418F-9D09-361841737292.thumb.jpeg.5764094aa6986e9a5a6a10fc8c061959.jpeg


  8. Oiy Crawfie!

    The reason for posting such profound post here was fully in the realisation that many of the deepest thinkers and ‘sharpest pencils in the TR Box’ had left other areas of the forum (ref evidence  Peter’s Post above) following the BoD ‘Shennanigans’.

    Why am I no longer so sure?

  9. Ha, I’ve been to many of the test grounds (even MCG) but not Durham, always looks fantastic very picturesque next to the castle; that was where Shane Warne got spooked by a ghost


    The ashes are always special.. would be good if we can now carry this form throughout?!

  10. This is great Deggers,..... Original and all the better not to be tarted-up..


    Not for me to question Leonardo’s Artistry and Creativity but............. Does anyone else agree she’d look so much better Topless?






    (After all... All side-screen cars should only ever have hard top on if rallying in the snow, not when the sun is shining!? - That roof adds nothing imo)


  11. Thank you Tony,

    Really appreciated, I can confirm that I’m in much better shape after finding and reposting your diagram... In that I now know where I have to be with the wiring, once I have done that correctly I reckon I’m down to the following:

    1. Relay (Got original 3A, later 4A Original and new ‘Chinese) - Hoping to salvage one of the originals
    2. Check oil level (Don’t think so but will certainly check)
    3. Check solenoid (Least preferred but most likely?)

    Just as an general update - Or, in fact lack of one - Best laid plans were scuppered over the weekend when I got involved with sanding oak floor....... Gosh its hard! (And doesn’t help when you get 50/50 chance of buying the correct size of belt ....)



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