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    58 Sunbeam Rapier, Various BMW’s Ferrari 308, Ginetta,

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  1. I used a VW Beetle ( old style ) headlamp relay in place of the foot dip switch wiring you will need to disconnect the existing blue?white flasher wire from the flasher switch and earth it. I have described this before, it works well and gives headlamp dip and alternately main beam when lights are on and flash only when lights are off. If you need further help please let me know. Richard..
  2. I am looking to put a red stripe on the sidewall of my tyres as the car originally had Goodyear red stripe fitted. I saw on Wheeler Dealers last year they had them done for one of thier cars by, I believe, a company in Essex. I know Mr Whitewall in Staffordshire can do them but i am looking for someone closer to home ( Sussex ). Can anyone help please ??
  3. Hi Jochems, I am a bit late answering but i have a pedestal with the gears and coupling with a metering unit. Do you still need one ? Also I said I would update you on my efi conversion, from US spec Carbs to unleaded CP head with throttle bodies etc. CP cam. what an improvement ! worked pretty much out of the box with preloaded TR CP mapping only problem was poor plugs. full details if you are interested. Regards. Richard..
  4. Hi John, thanks for the comment, however, I do not find the search engine to be very helpful, maybe its me, but the thread it took me too was about general wiring discrepancies not dipswitch relevant. Have I missed something here ? Regards. Richard..
  5. Please forgive me if this topic has already been posted, I don't have time ( Im lazy really ) to read through them all. If like me you hate the inconvenient at best and downright dangerous at worst, foot dip switch, here is a solution which I much prefer. Remove said dip switch. Transfer the three wires to a VW Beetle / T2 Van etc. Headlamp relay, available new on flea bay or VW garages Blue to relay term. 56, Blue/White to term. 56a, Blue/Red to term. 56b. This leaves two terminals, 30 and S, 30 needs a new wire run up to the purple feed for the existing headlamp flasher B
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    Glad to see that humour is still alive !! Richard..
  7. Thank you Berry and John. just what I need. Richard..
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    Thank you for the heads up Alan. This will probably bring shrieks of condemnation, but mine had slack anyway so would have needed a new shaft, so I put four welds two either side of the fork, no slack now and yes I realise that to do any future work will require cutting the shaft. Richard..
  9. Can anyone help me with "A" standard CP head thickness and "B" what thickness or what is removed for raising the comp. ratio to say 10.5 to 1
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    Thank you Alan, Thats just what I wanted to know. Richard..
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    Can anyone advise me as to does the TR6 engine gearbox assy need or use dowels for location as there are suitable holes ? but mine didn't have any when separated . Thanks Richard..
  12. Good luck Richard, the worst bit for me was getting at the three nuts holding the heater assy, you can see them okay but getting a spanner on them is tricky to say the least. I had the engine and gearbox out at the time so had plenty of access, not that I am suggesting this is necessary If you need any heat resistant sleeving, I had to buy a metre to get 150 mm so have plenty, let me know if you need any and I will post you some. Richard..
  13. I had the exact same problem, it turns out to be typical poor design. the wiring for the motor inside the heater box runs too close to the low speed resistor, which generates high temperature when in circuit , i.e. low speed fan, This heats the insulation which can then sag and short out on the casing. Solution i'm afraid is removal of the heater, repair of the wire and I strongly suggest some heat resistant tubing to cover said wire. Good Luck Richard..
  14. Yes thank you Neil it was a typo, it should have been 0.2165 lowest to 0.2185 inch. The die is set, the whole lump is coming out now for further measurements etc. Richard..
  15. Good morning Jochem if you are still following, My woes get worse, using a dial gauge I measured the cam lift as 21.65mm which i think is well below standard, maybe this indicates a regrind ?. Any thoughts ? Richard..
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