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  1. I found the front antiroll bar on my TR4 was a menace when negotiating speed bumps or so called "traffic calming measures". It had also suffered damage to the drop links. I also reverted to a new set of 'standard' tyres and improved the suspension geometry at the same time. Effectively taking everything back to standard. I am now quite happy with the handling and am not bottoming out Andy
  2. Happy Henry has a vacuum wiper. I know the feeling
  3. My car's reg is ESU so I could call him Sue (apologies to the late Johnny Cash) or maybe Esau (on some of the Cumbrian roads it is a bit like sitting on a seesaw) Andy
  4. Many of us give our cars nicknames. I'd love to hear what names you have come up with for your TRs. My 1927 Morris Cowley (HH3807) was christened 'Happy Henry' by owner, the late Daisy Washington who owned him until her death around 1971. He is never referred to as 'the Cowley', always Henry. I haven't christened my TR4 officially but the working title is TRistan. However, watching the new series of "All creatures great and small" I am reminded that Tristan is feckless, lazy and unreliable but charming. Long term TR owners may feel that this is apposite but I have only had the car f
  5. The following pics are from my Morris Cowley Handbook (1927) Andy
  6. Ocheye


    Mobile phone, credit card and a spare pair of pants! Andy
  7. I can pop it round if you need to check it over, John Andy
  8. I had SS bumpers on my Stag and they always looked great over the 6 years that I had the car. Andy
  9. Overdrive indicator led? Tell me more Andy
  10. I have been using a Stormforce cover (9 months) that was made for an MGB (cc117) but it is too short so a bit tight on the TR4s sharp corners and doesn’t cover the bumpers. It has been fine but my fiancée surprised me yesterday with a TR Stormforce cover. Unfortunately it seems far too big even though it is the correct one (model ccc128). The underbody strap buckles are at least 9” under the sills and the whole affair is really baggy and I have to crawl about on my knees to attach it. It may be tailor made but NOT for a TR. I have sent pics to CoverZone and hopefully will hear back next
  11. I have finally sorted out my mirrors and opted for the “Ital” style mirrors from Holden with slightly convex lenses. They bolt through the door tops rather than using self tappers. It was a bit nerve racking but gave me the opportunity to sort out a few internal door issues at the same time. Thanks to all for your help and advice
  12. There are also the ignition warning lamp and main beam lamp to consider. Maybe they are included in the 8 Andy
  13. I have changed my bulbs to led because I wanted to retain the dynamo (not because I'm a stickler for originality, more because I hate parting with large chunks of cash unnecessarily! ) My instruments previously were almost invisible at night as was the car! I followed a fellow club member up the motorway as dusk was coming in one evening and it was raining with a great deal of spray. I could see the lights of the 'moderns' easily but my friend was difficult to spot. This prompted me to change mine and I feel so much safer. I have done every bulb bar the ignition bulb. The dynamo copes wel
  14. My thoughts were to attach it using velcro under the glove box. I'm no further on as it is either raining or I'm driving it! Another 100 miles under the belt yesterday. Loving it Andy
  15. Thanks Chris it is likely to be mainly used for my SatNav and charging my iPhone but occasionally though importantly for my small tyre inflator Andy
  16. It just worried me when they say "The provided vehicle power cable must be used in the vehicle in order for the device to operate and charge the battery simultaneously. The device cannot be charged by a USB cable in the vehicle. When connected to a computer or vehicle via USB cable, your device may present a message stating "The attached cable cannot currently charge your device." This behavior is normal. While the device does receive enough power from the computer or vehicle to remain powered on and to operate, it does not receive enough power for the battery level to increase".
  17. My Satnav is a Garmin nuvi 50 https://support.garmin.com/en-GB/?faq=O5SNA16Scn78Hi68E8Yn09&productID=523230&tab=topics My understanding is that they do not want you to use a usb charger in-car Andy
  18. Apparently not, John. It is a Garmin and they have told me I can't convert to usb Andy
  19. Thanks North London Mike. I'm afraid I only understood part of what you posted. If I only have a single 'cigar lighter' type socket, I would then need to use my double in order to power my SatNav and phone at the same time. I have a double usb converter in my daily driver and it is a pain because I can't run my SatNav at the same time as charging the phone which is how I came by the combination unit that I have pictured. My iPhone uses usb and I won't be upgrading for some time as it is only one year old. Andy
  20. Unfortunately my SatNav can only plug into a cigarette lighter socket. My phone, however, uses usb Andy
  21. Worth a try Roger.Thanks Andy
  22. I'm not sure whether it can be peened in situ. I was hoping not to have to remove the entire assembly Andy
  23. Thanks Roger I have used this in my daily driver for my SatNav and it was fine (My SatNav has a cigar male plug at one end and a micro usb on the body of the SatNav itself). There are no 'electronics' in the male plug of the unit in the pic, just a fuse. There is a red +ve wire to the plug centre. I thought that was probably the case with the radio usb. Andy
  24. I have just completed fitting a pair of door mirrors and while the door panel was removed decided to check out the locks, winding mechanism etc. I had noticed a noise when I shut the door and the culprit appears to be the cover plate for the door striker cog (I have attached a pic of a cover). It would appear to be attached by a single rivet through the small hole (the larger hole locates the cog). There is movement on the small rivet and the assembly rattles and moves about a lot. I am worried that the entire assembly falls apart and I lose the cog and /or cover plate. Any suggestio
  25. Hi all I am thinking about installing a twin power socket and usb to my Negative earth TR4 and could do with some advice on the wiring. The power socket is pictured and I would like to hard wire it. The male plug contains an 8w fuse and I assume it would be sensible to have a similar fuse in line. There is a radio installed between the switchgear and the gearbox tunnel (This has a usb socket but I have no idea whether this is used to charge a phone or to play mp3s from a usb stick!) My intention was to connect into the power supply and earth for the radio. Is this the best
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