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David B2

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    MGBGT, MGB Roadster, currently TR4A

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  1. Keith, ahh, I see now that it looks ok after you’ve cut the length down, will have a look what b&q have on my next visit. Or ... as I have since your post been looking at alternates will weld a washer onto screw head and superglue a thick rubber pad onto it. Shouldn’t look too agricultural. Thanks again. David B
  2. Z320, CD24540 is shown as in stock at DMG (triumph), my usual source. £3.60 less 10% TR discount. Keith, good idea but as it’s going to be visible for the hood application will go as above. David B
  3. Thanks all, Peter, I see it now but the schematic was misleading me as it doesn’t show an angled bracket on the frame arm. Not available from moss though. Andrew , thanks but as you might expect not at the rimmer price. Peter W and Stuart, thanks for the pointers to a bonnet buffer (which I need as well). 612962 seems to the pointed version from suppliers pickies but CD24540 shows it flat, correct thread into my welded nut and £3.60. I’ll go with that. Hood due tomorrow so may have some other challenges!!! Thanks all. David B
  4. Good day all, Finally putting my frame back on car with new hood to come. As with the rest of the car all the rubber parts have perished but cannot find details for this one fixed to angle bracket on rear of frame. It fixes to head of an adjustment screw and when the frame is down it sits on the rear wheel arch. Cannot see it on either the Moss or Rimmer catelogues. Doesn't seem to be a home made add on. Can anyone advise part number please. Many thanks, David B
  5. David B2

    New Tr4 owner

    And again, this time ex-Texas TR4A, let’s see some pickies. Interesting to see the condition as you say it’s a restoration project. Did it live up to the photos you saw before purchase? David B
  6. Geko, just looked at your profile and now understand your delivery comment. All the Best. DavidB
  7. Agree with Malbaby. Good deals available in USA. I bought one from Merit Cars, New York, last year. Purchase and delivery process all went well. Conversion went well. Restoration still underway. He has a rough TR4 for sale on his site. And tr3s. David B
  8. Richard, My 'Mechanical World Year Book, 1969' says 13/64th. (.2031"). or 5.3mm (.2087") David B
  9. Simon, Costs of minor items do add up. In addition to big items mentioned already For a TR4A and I guess tr5 would need same. front amber indicator lights. £50 pair rear amber lenses. £30 pair front rhd headlights. £60 pair Wipers and arms. £ 80 pair tacho and speedo cables. £40 changing brakes and clutch positions means new hydraulics pipes. £150 I found that modifying the loom was doable as the main spine of the loom ran down the right hand side of the car so meant that I shortened most leads. The pvc was in good nick and still flexible. Some nibbling of the engine bay wires had taken place during the cars long term storage but all repairable. Having said that a new loom is not a huge cost so depends on your budget. David B
  10. Pete, mm. bit of a problem your having. I used and suggested Schumacher Cargo Logidtics but my dealings with uk office (SCLUK) were all with Katie Hand and all went well. However they only got involved following arrival in uk. Up to that point all dealings were with SCLUSA. My contact , and she always replied to my emails and provided good info, were with Jenny Kouyoumhian (jenny@sclusa.com). She was based in the Port Elizabeth office in New Jersey where my car was freighted from. try her. David B
  11. Jerry, That’s interesting. Hadn’t thought it would be a such a wrestle. Thought I would just lay the surround on my b&d workmate and work around it. Mmm! Will think about that. Thanks for that. David B
  12. Good day, Close to fitting the new windscreen. I have the surround off the car. ?? Should I fit the empty surround to the car then fit windscreen or, fit the windscreen to the surround then the whole assembly to the car. 2nd option gives me good access to fit windscreen with surround on my workbench but am worried about possible distortion and screen breakage when I fit the whole assembly. Whats the options chaps?? David B
  13. Kevin, and Richard with his PMs of dimensions, Thanks for photos and for your time taken to disassemble and take them. Trust no damage done to fittings. Very useful seeing how the earthing is done. Thanks. Since receiving the horn push from Moss I mocked up a shroud making a zinc baseplate and found a piece of mini guttering downpipe that was exact size as the central core. The horn push snapped in exactly to the pipe bore and the side earthing spring held it in place. The standard pencil is proud of the LL domed rivets and allowed the live terminal of the horn push to make contact with pencil with the core made to a 0.700" height. Mock up went so well that I decided to smarten up the external and found a suitable yogurt pot as a mould and filled with resin body filler. Bit of refilling and painting plus hard wiring from the side earth spring to the ear fixing with a ring terminal. Job done, it worked and is quite robust. It will do me so aluminium version is cancelled. Photos of parts, wired and finished article. Thanks again. David B
  14. Pete, The dealer I purchased my import from last year arranged the shipping using Schumacher Cargo Logistics. A USA company that ships to Felixstowe and usefully has an office in Felixstowe. Shipping from a number of USA ports. Check out their website and suggest you send them an email to get a firm cost from Arkansas. At least you will be dealing with only one company if you do it all through them. All went well and I would recommend them. Car arrived safely. Met delivery promise of 8 weeks. Dealer delivered to docks on New Jersey. Next day SCL USA then sent me a arrival inspection report and photos of its (poor) condition. Dock to Dock cost was 1,050 USD. Then £440 for uk handling paid to SCLUK. They did all the customs stuff and I received NOVA within days of arrival. Note the 5% applies to all shipping costs, USA and uk. Any other info you want from my experience let me know. All best with it. David B
  15. I used cutkeysdirect for TR4A ignition keys. Union lock from which I read the number from lock. Keys arrived two days later. WB lock not listed on their site but worth a call and maybe useful info for others. David B
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