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John h

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  1. Hi harry looks great keep the photos coming is there any chance of a close up of the overdrive/chassis mount setup got to sort something out for mine don’t really want to spend out on a conversion mount if I can help it regards john
  2. Hi to all just thought I’d put some pictures on of what I’ve been doing in the garage as you can see a post and the b post and sills are back in place been putting wings and door on and off making sure happy with gaps think it looks okay I’m pleased with the outcome got a little bit more grinding up to do going to make a rotisserie to make some of the welding easier to get at.managed during lockdown to buy a second hand front wheel arch nearside inner wing foot well panels and a post complete just wondering whether I should fit it as one unit or separate it and do it a bit at a time any
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    Sills

    Sorry Graham didn’t read it back
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    Sills

    Thanks Grant that’s a great help Regards John
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    Sills

    Tr shop London also supplied me with a good second hand A post regards John
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    Sills

    Hi to all hope everyone is well and staying safe can someone help me with some sizes please trying to fit the sill but with no lower inner rear wing and no bottom foot well bulkhead area all I’m doing when I try and lineup the bottom edge is push the upper flange in board if that makes sense what I need is a size between the two seals passenger-side driver-side so that I can then put some timber between gearbox flange and The Tunnel across the car also I’ve lined up the wings and on the very top edge of both wings at the door position I have a size of 888mm The door skin measure
  7. I’m going stick with the jenolite and bondarust
  8. Hi all had a shop around and found wilko was half the price of eBay £10 for 500ml only bought one should have got a few more at that price anyway not sure if wilko is a national store ? But is popular down south coast. Have used phosphoric acid before soaking some of the running gear and worked really well.didnt give it a thought to use it on the body.kind regards John
  9. Thanks Stuart this is better than having you on speed dial many thanks for your quick response regards john
  10. Hi to all hope everybody is well Just finished scraping the undershild off the inside of the wings as you can see from the photo some rust some areas still in primer . should I treat it with a rust converter then primer if so which products is best I saw a post the other day and Stuart commented on using bonda rust does that go on to the rusted areas first .Also I’ve seen a couple of shells (under side) and inside wing areas coated in a black stuff that looks like under shield is there a modern equivalent? If so what do you use? Kind regards John
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    Rear wing

    Hi To all well I’ve had a go don’t think it’s turned out to bad quite pleased with it top leading edge a bit of heat distortion but nothing that can’t be sorted am I right in thinking that the 4 A Doesn’t have the indicator on the lower part of the wing if so I’ll have to weld it up wanted to just check before I started welding
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    Rear wing

    Yeah my car is like triggers broom i bought a incomplete project.big mistake. All four wings are off a tr 5 this one is the worst so if I can patch this one up I’ll be happy to have a go at the others kind regards John
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    Rear wing

    Ok thanks Stuart I’ll have a go at cutting out sections and replacing will let you know how it goes done the valance area on the same wing and that looks okay but the face of the wing was in better shape
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    Rear wing

    Hi to all hope you’re all well and safe little advice please as you can see from the photos the top edge of the rear wing the lip is completely shot so the face of the wing is very thin and it’s gone in holes in some places confident I can replace the lip but what to do about the holes on the face top edge rear wing any suggestions welcome I’m thinking I can spot weld a small strip on the underside and then try and weld up the face or cut sections and replace metal accordingly or should I forget that idea and go for lead work kind regards John.
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    B post

    Found the other post.some neat work going on think I’ve got to raise my game once I start replacing panels will post pics kind regards John
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    B post

    Yeah I I realise that now i’ve got a bit carried away the reason for taking it all off in the first place was the body wasn’t sitting properly on the chassis measured between the two b Posts and it was 44 1/2 inches and the rear wing wasn’t sitting right The line along the top edge of the rear wing had about a 10mm gap in the middle once I got the post out of the way I could see the inner wing was bent out of line.i I think I started wrong and it got worse and worse from there on in so took it back to the start took the sills off I think when I start replacing bits and I’ll have to tec
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    B post

    Hi everyone hope everybody is safe if you take a look at the pictures of my post I took off the face panel which had been gas welded spot welded on the front edge then found another piece of metal welded to the inner wing any ideas as to why this three layers of metal the other B post passenger-side is gas welded at the front edge the same also look at the shape of the metal that goes towards the top page or to be post is it just a piece of metal that was put in there at a later date and if so why ? Kind regards John
  18. That looks really good if I can get mine to a standard close to that I’ll be happy. your missing a couple of pennies in the wing mirror holes like mine
  19. T Talking about levelling chassis i used four of these scaffold legs put a tube across the chassis to sit on a tube over the top of the chassis to hold it still and was able to level in using the adjustment of the threads Also use the laser level to set up the datem if these are of any use to someone else let me know now I’ll stick them to one side for you I also fix them to the garage floor kind regards John
  20. Okay Stuart thanks for your prompt reply will definitely be easier with the wheels out the way to get onto the sills end caps
  21. Hi everyone Stuart when you say levelling the chassis on axle stands is that for the IRS fours as well I thought we were supposed to load the chassis with engine and gearbox and and support it all on the hubs so that it helps with the flexing of the chassis i’m at the stage where I’m replacing seals inner and outer and bulkhead repairs at the moment I’ve got the car sat on the wheels on four Floor ramps and about to put engine and gearbox back in temporarily so that the repairs on the bodywork can be done should I leave on the ramps or put it onto Axle stands kind regards John
  22. Ten days old eyes are just beginning to open going to be a busy Xmas so tr rebuild on hold. merry Christmas to all
  23. Hi nikals I have a set of 4 wheels they need refurbishment but I think they look okay wood benefit from a sandblast and repaint I think the rims are off a TR2/3 if their of interest Pm me you’ll have to arrange collection or by Currier if you get over to England in the near future I’m happy to hang onto it for you
  24. Hi so I Took the head to a machine shop they said it was too far gone to just machine they recommended a engineering machine tooling workshop at Havant near Portsmouth called EMP tooling there they showed me round the workshop and the stuff they were doing there was amazing repairing cast iron blocks with holes in them and aluminium cylinder heads being drilled out re-bushed they also do something called laser welding which I’m told is very accurate they were on about cutting a section out of the head replacing it re-welding it in and then it could be machined the cost was approximately 4
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    Nylon nuts

    Yes you’re right Peter they are huge I looked on rimmers and it looks like they supply the same smaller nut thanks again John
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