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  1. Hi Alan, I didn't want to bung up the new knob with glue only to find it then not being accepted as a return if it didn't work. Having spoken to Rimmer's today, the new knob is supposed to cut its own thread as you screw it on the gear lever. Having done this it remains wobbly however! I'll play about with it a bit more later and see what I can do - just rather a new item just fitted properly rather than have to bodge something up. Thanks for reply. Chris
  2. This was a wooden knob with the Triumph badge on top - from Rimmer Bros for around £15. Moss are out of stock. I assumed it would be decent quality. The old one had a metal insert with a thread on it - the insert fell out when I did a recent job on the gearbox, hence buying new one. Difficult to see if there is a thread in the new one - if not its not a tight enough fit to cut its own thread. I'll ring Rimmers on Monday. Thanks for suggestions. Chris
  3. New wood Triumph knob arrived this morning - suppliers now closed for weekend. Cleaned up thread on gear lever and lightly oiled but new knob thread won't bite - can't even see if there's a thread in the black rubber (?) centre. Am I being daft and missing something? Chris Porter
  4. Thanks Richard and Rob - very helpful, especially pictures. I can see now that with the overdrive the speedo cable goes in immediately above the exhaust pipe so no way of reaching it from underneath. In view of what you say about right angle drive, I might now replace that as well. Will post how I get on. Thanks again. Chris
  5. Help please! Speedo has stopped working, remaining permanently on "0" Have had the car for 28 years without changing cable, so thought this may be the problem and purchased replacement (existing speedo reconditioned and re-set for different tyres a few years ago). Have fitted new cable at speedo end and assumed I would be able to fit gearbox end from underneath, however unable to find where it goes in (have overdrive). The drawing in my Haynes Manual suggests I should be able to fit from underneath - am I wrong? Do I have to gain access from inside instead? Don't have a pit - only ramps s
  6. Been thinking about getting one of these. Searched everywhere on this site but can find nothing! Have I come up with the wrong name or just looking in the wrong places? Any pointers much appreciated. Chris Porter
  7. Many thanks for all the good advice. Will get to work in a couple of days! Chris Porter
  8. Hi All, TR6 CR has developed a misfire. All plugs OK but missing "heartbeat" on injector pipe to no. two cylinder. Held injector in a jam jar while Mrs P. turned the engine over (with ignition key!) but nothing came out. I've had the car for 20+ years but injectors are something I've never messed about with before. Looked at Rimmer's online catalogue and got a bit of a shock at the price of replacements (even refurbished ones) if I was to replace all six. TR6 Haynes manual states a blast of compressed air may clear, but that's all. Any suggestions much appreciated. Chris Porter
  9. My TR6 hood was described as "mohair" when I purchased the vehicle, many years ago. Its not "mohair" in the sense of long ago mohair suits - more like a black canvas. It needs a good clean and Auto Glym has been suggested. However it has some chalk like marks on it that I can't get out - looks more like wear than anything outside having made the marks. Any ideas? Anyone had anything similar? Any help much appreciated. Chris Porter
  10. Many thanks for the numerous suggestions and advice - I've decided to go for a silicon gasket, which is now on the way. Chris
  11. Some time ago I bought a smart looking alloy rocker cover however I can't stop oil leaking from between it and the cylinder head and making a mess. I've just bought another cork type gasket but these seem more suited to the original type rocker cover which has an edge to hold it in place. I've also used joint sealants along with the gasket. Tightening the bolts just seems to squeeze the gasket out. Has anyone else had this problem? Would a paper thin gasket be better? Or just a good sealant - and what's the best sealant to buy? Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Chris Porter
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