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Lee Dutton

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About Lee Dutton

  • Birthday 08/25/1949

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    ESSEX
  • Cars Owned:
    TR4a

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  1. I looked at the 'new' ones and decided to get mine refurbished new more efficient cores, complete pressure testing, no problems for five years or so. I just was not convinced by the 'quality' of the Chinese ones, also members comments with regard to alloy rads. put me off them as well. Cheers Lee
  2. Thanks to all for your help / advise it proved to be just a build up of crud not allowing the bendix to return, All working well now, might not be a bad idea to have a small hole in the flywheel casing so if it sticks again some dismantling fluid could be injected in. Thanks Peter for the offer of spares I know where to come to in future if needed. Cheers to all Lee
  3. Cheers Roger so very true made me laugh
  4. Thanks Roger and Keith, I got underneath to remove the SM, I was surprised just how little dirt on the bendix guide will stop it from returning. I will leave all alone and replace it as soon as I can. May look at an inspection/access hole , did this on the side of the gearbox housing so now changing and re filling g/b oil a lot easier. As time goes on its getting harder to climb about under the car. Best regards Lee
  5. Got the starter motor off this afternoon and as advised the bendix was sticking so cleaned it up with meths. Couple of questions, can I take the bendix unit apart by removing the split pin at the end of the very large spring or would I end up in outer space? The top rear bolt was so hard to get to had to tape a spanner onto a long screwdriver to stop it turning must be an easier way, Why is the return spring such a weak one ? as soon as there is a build up of crud on the spindle the bendix sticks. Cheers for any advise Regards Lee
  6. Hi Ralph and Keith, thank you so much for the info, and the video was once again so informative. I will be under the car tomorrow, and will let you know how I get on Once again thank you both so very much Cheers Lee
  7. Hi happy new year to everyone, and most of all lets hope its a healthy one. Just tried to move the 4a out of the garage and the starter motor Bendix is not engaging just get the the whirring sound. Have tried putting car in gear and rocking it, no good. Put a booster on the battery still no luck. I had the starter motor, a standard original refurbished 5 or so years ago no problem since. I remember when I took it off I turned the engine and inspected the teeth on the flywheel which all looked good. I guess I will have to start by removing the S/M and inspecting it.
  8. Thanks so much Keith, everyone should watch the last video it will surprise a lot of people. I will attempt to fit the sender unit without draining the tank ...no point really. I will fit a fuel cut off tap however as will be useful in future. And will never hoover the boot or anywhere near fuel vapour. A really interesting and informative post, thank you Very best regards Lee
  9. Keith thanks for the info on the TR6 site how to calibrate the unit, ingenious. Also thanks to all for your advise. PS best way to drain the tank? cheers Lee
  10. Hi all, hope you all had a very merry Christmas, I have some jobs to do on the 4a one being replacing the fuel sender unit, I fitted one about 10 years ago and the new one I received looks just as flimsy the fuel gauge reads full when I fill up then goes down to quarter full after 50 miles or so and I am sure my mpg is much better than that. I had to resort to the wooden stick method to check fuel levels on our run outs last summer, so I really need to sort this out. Any advise on fitting the new one(can't remember how I did it 10 years ago) only that it leaked around the e
  11. Thanks Nigel, I will leave the car as is with no ARB at either end and may fiddle with the tyre pressures. As the wheels and tyres for most of us are far away from as they came out of the factory tyre pressures remain a mystery. I have 195's with 5.5 minilites. 26 frt 32 rr at the moment see how it goes. Cheers Lee
  12. Cheers H good idea regards Lee
  13. Thanks for all the comments suggestions advice, very detailed description by Mick Richards sure we all learnt something thank you so much. Not sure what to do now. this all started when I noticed one of the guys at the club had an anti roll bar fitted at the front of his 4a he told me it had improved the handling by a lot however before going to the expense time etc. I thought it a good idea to get advice from members of the club and have learnt a lot maybe better to leave well alone for the time being. Thanks to all Lee
  14. I am considering fitting an anti roll bar to my 66 4a to improve the handling, and would be grateful for comments as to whether this is a worthwhile addition, if so I would be pleased as to suggestions for sourcing or if there is one out there surplus to requirements. Many thanks Lee
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