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About qkingston

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    Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute
  • Cars Owned:
    GT6 x 3, Herald, Dolomite, Stag, Cobra, Jaguar XK

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  1. Waldi, that is very timely advice; I was in 2 minds about taking the underseal off before the body tub gets bead blasted on Monday; now I will definitely do that. Do people advise against blasting the outer panels, even with soda? Thanks David
  2. The pistons in my 4A have 105W 49A STD stamped on them, anyone know what these are?
  3. Useful advice, my 4A head is similar with more pitting between the 2 tear drop shaped holes(the rest looks fine), interesting that the copper head gasket has an oblong hole rather than 2 seperate coolant holes, guess the crack isn't going to cause any coolant flow issues???
  4. definitely a 6 box, I know where it came from; the holes line up but the bolts won't go through, although they will go through the gearbox flange on it's own, speedo can be sorted later, it's odd
  5. Having converted my 4A to J type overdrive using a TR6 gearbox, I find the front propshaft flange and the gearbox rear flange don't quite line up, very nearly but not quite (yes I've tried rotating it round), any top tips to resolve this? Fitting a TR6 flange to my propshaft? Much appreciated David
  6. And port and starboard, but their navigational buoyage system is back to front! David
  7. Hi Stuart, just picked up this comment of yours in a search for exactly this question. Appreciate your response; so if I fit my TR4a top cover (including gearstick etc), will this be ok on a TR6 box? Many thanks David
  8. Got the same from TRBitz
  9. Stripping down the engine on my US import TR4a, and I note the fuel pump has Made in Canada and ACX 10 on it. looks very similar to the original but has no priming lever underneath, anyone know what it is? The quality looks good Regards David
  10. Thanks Gents, very helpful. I looked at a couple of cars at TRBitz (thank you), specicifically at where the pipe goes at the rear of the propshaft tunnel. The metal clip welded to the upper NS of the tunnel routes the fuel pipe up and then over the diff, question is, does it then go under the rear diff mounting bridge or over it then a sharp up-turn into the fuel tank. By measurement, I reckon the pipe access hole through the body immediately under the tank is just aft of the rear bridge (but I stand to be corrected on this). The Automec fuel pipe kit is a bit of a rip-off as they effectively give you double the amount of pipe you need so that you can choose whether to run one complete length front to back (with a short section to the pump) or have 3 sections joined by rubber pipe joiners, why not just ask which you want and reduce the charge accordingly? David
  11. Thanks Roger, I think probably it would, it's the rear part I'm trying to puzzle out. It's one of the photos I didn't take when I dismantled the car!!! Grr
  12. Purchased the Automec fuel feed kit and trying to work out how to compare with the old pipes I took off, and it doesn't really seem to match, anyone got any good photos of the pipe runs? Also is there some sort of clip on/near the diff where the pipe comes down from the tank and bends through the chassis legs? Appreciated David
  13. So I've fitted all the brake lines on the rolling chassis and I would quite like to test the system before I put the body on; new brake lines, piston seals etc so chance of a system leak is possible. Has anyone done this before putting the body on, so obviously no master cylinder/brake pedal etc. Has anyone devised a tool which can pump in brake fluid then lock in the pressure to do a drop test? Much appreciated David
  14. Thanks chaps, fitted successfully; I ended up putting the bolts through the TA bushes from outside in, I've seen comments that inside out is easier to dismantle, but I found that the end of the bolt on the inner bracket was fouling the chassis leg (just), so I went for the other way round. Also fabricated a couple of plates to put before the nuts on the TA brackets at the back of the chassis cross member to spread the load and hopefully prevent any pull through of the bolts Rgds David
  15. Hi Lee, what model of Landrover mount did you get? (part No?) decent quality? VMT David
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